Behind Banana Leaf’s austere facade, lies a rich variety of aromatic Southern Indian dishes affordable for diners on the budget.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
It might not be much to look at, but Banana Leaf on Old Dumbarton Road serves up one of the best value and tastiest curries in Glasgow. Diners are met at first with a takeaway counter, but a quick word with staff and they’ll ask you to go next door, where slightly cramped surroundings that remind you of your gran’s kitchen play host to a tasty dining experience. With a varied Southern Indian menu, Banana Leaf offers up authentic tastes for takeaway or sit-in. And with a lenient bring-your-own-booze policy, this is a venue ideal for those on a budget. The chicken 65 is a fine alternative to the typical chicken pakora starter, with a fresh, tangy salsa to accompany. Foot-long dosas with pickles and dipping sauces also offer up a tasty appetiser with a difference, but it is the variety of mains on offer that will please curry lovers. And thrifty diners will love the set meal options, with great quality and value throughout. A firm favourite with students, this will be a new favourite for anyone who stumbles across it.
- High point: Excellent, great-value food
- Low point: Cramped surroundings
- Notable dish: Any of the dosas
- Delivery: £1.50 Daily 6–10pm, 5-mile radius.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 2007
- BYOB: None corkage
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