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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The Den at Dining In with Mother India

Intimate restaurant-deli delivering the traditional, home-style cooking of the Mother India group in a simpler, imaginative version.

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Aptly named, the Den offers the warmest and most intimate experience of all Mother India’s incarnations. Right next to Mother India Café, the set-up is deli–cum-bistro, with the deli counter selling all the components of an Indian meal to takeaway, ready-made dishes to heat at home, recipe cards, fresh herbs and spices, and authentic breads and vegetables. Discreetly screened from the shop side lies a small and cosy seating area where light and delicious Indian meals can be chosen from a short and thoughtful menu. Fish is particularly well executed, like the monkfish with lemon pickle and puy lentils, meaty white fish and earthy lentils, cut through with the bite of lemon and ginger, or from the specials, king prawns and green mango, the shellfish complemented by a spicy sauce that builds to a pleasing heat with a hint of sweetness. Light accompaniments include small naan breads, tasty herb roti and crisp vegetable pakoras of a rare lightness, served with a rich dipping sauce and a little mound of diced cucumber and cherry tomatoes. A real treat.

The List's rating






PWH visited The Den at Dining In with Mother India on 8 March 2018
  • High point: Delicious and intimate
  • Low point: Name's a bit of a mouthful
  • Notable dish: Monkfish with lemon pickle and puy lentils
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £14 (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: Easy listening
  • 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

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