Modern, casual and lively restaurant, serving tapas-style Bombay street food with a top-notch BYOB policy.
Tuk Tuk has been serving tapas-style Indian street food in Bruntsfield for seven years. Its slick format does feel a little chain-like, though so far has spawned just one off-shoot in Glasgow. It attracts local families, theatregoers from the King’s opposite and students who come armed with clinking bags from the Co-op next-door. A generous BYOB policy (just £1 per head for recycling) is part of the appeal, and allows Tuk Tuk to focus on the food. Poppadums and some sweet tangy chutneys make a good start, but the roadside plates to follow include slightly stodgy Bengali fishcakes and dhal kachori. A pair of lamb chops from the grill are tender yet fiery thanks to a spicy overnight marinade, while the railway station lamb curry on its bed of spinach is deservedly popular. The work canteen décor is fun, but be warned, it can get a bit noisy.
- Private dining: Up to 35 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Bollywood
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2012
- BYOB: £0 corkage (£1.50 recycling charge per head)
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