The Den at Dining In with Mother India

The Den at Dining In with Mother India
1347 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AD
  • Telephone 0141 334 3815
  • Food served Wed–Thu 11.30am–10pm; Fri/Sat 11.30am–10.30pm; Sun noon–10pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
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  • Website www.motherindiaglasgow.co.uk
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The Den at Dining In with Mother India

Intimate restaurant-deli focused on fish and traditional, home-style cooking of the Mother India group.

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A fantastic entry-level experience for the wider Mother India family, the Den at Dining In is a cosy and warm space, with large wooden ‘wind-breakers’ shielding diners from any icy blasts (much appreciated on cooler nights) and ideal for a catch-up with friends. It’s not a big blow-out of a menu – there are no starters, just a list of about a dozen or so curries. Fish and seafood are given a starring role, with four varieties cooked in four ways. Monkfish cooked in a South Indian-style malabar sauce is zesty, fresh and good value. It is complemented by a muttar paneer with springy cubes of paneer in a rich tomato and spinach sauce. Nothing is overly spiced, but the sauces are rich enough to see that there are layers of preparation at play. It’s no-frills in the sense that it is a simple menu – a few main courses, rice, a couple of roti and naan, and ice-cream or gulab jamin to finish – but the food is a lot more confident than in many a frillier place.

The List's rating
7.6

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Andrea Pearson visited The Den at Dining In with Mother India on 24 January 2019
  • High point: Short menu, executed perfectly
  • Low point: Service can feel stretched when very busy
  • Notable dish: South Indian monkfish malabar
  • Average price: £6.95 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz
  • Capacity: 24
  • Largest group: 24
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £14 per bottle
  • BYOB: £3.95 wine/4 beers; £4.25 fizz corkage