Balbir's

Balbir's
7 Church Street, Glasgow, G11 5JP
  • Telephone 0141 339 7711
  • Food served Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat 4–10pm; Sun 4–9pm
  • Average price £20 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.balbirs.co.uk
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With a finger on the culinary pulse, old and new, Balbir's serve thrilling dishes in grand surroundings.

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Balbir’s has been a part of Glasgow’s dining scene for longer even than The List. In that time it has created new dishes, such as the tandoori salmon, that have gone on to become staples elsewhere. Its cool, contemporary and flexible space makes the experience as close to fine dining as one could want for an Indian meal – it would work equally well to impress friends or clients. The menu features favourites from the karahi and tandoor, as well as several less familiar dishes such as bhel poori, a refreshing bowl of coriander leaves, red onions and crispy chickpea noodles all drizzled in tamarind sauce. Or missi roti, a gram flour bread, enriched with fresh herbs and spices, then there’s chettinad, a hot South Indian curry made with black pepper and dried chillis. Another innovative aspect of Balbir’s is the off-piste experience where diners list the kinds of ingredients and flavours they like, and staff conjure up a banquet to suit. If that seems like too much work, a handful of set menus are suggested. Either way, diners are in very, very good hands with Balbir's.

  • High point: Innovative menu that can be tailored to diners' requests
  • Low point: Standard desserts don't match the rest of the offering
  • Notable dish: Lamb mince aloo methi with missi roti
  • Average price: £20 (dinner)
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  • Delivery: £2-3 in 1.5 mile radius
  • Private dining: Various spaces available, 12 to 60
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classical music
  • Live entertainment: Occasional jazz evening
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2005
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £20 per bottle
  • BYOB: £6 bottle wine, £8 fizz corkage

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