Masala Twist City Centre

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Masala Twist City Centre
261 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3PS
  • Telephone 0141 332 6002
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–10.30pm; Fri–Sun noon–11pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6.30pm
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
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A brash appearance maybe – but terrific regional varieties and fresh-tasting one pot and street food options.

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Don’t be fooled – behind the brash décor is one of the best Indians in town. The bright colours, bold menu claims (‘Scotland’s hottest chicken curry’), and astonishing deals (£14.99 for two courses and wine) could make it pass for any curry-in-a-hurry spot. But there is a lot of care and attention beneath the surface. On the menu is a list of ‘one pot’ curries that reads like a map of the sub-continent (from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra) as Masala Twist trieds to educate diners on regional varieties. A starter of keema pav on the street food menu is a divine, spiced minced lamb served with pav (crispy roll) while a plate of fried paneer with charred veg is spritely, freshly made and stacked in a generous pile. The main attraction does not disappoint either. A Goan fish curry is a smooth and deeply satisfying balance of spice and creamy coconut, while a chettinad chicken (Tamil Nadu) offers a rich tomato and onion sauce and plenty of robust chicken breast pieces. If you wish to avoid pre-made ice-cream puds, a fresh chai is a good option.

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Andrea Pearson visited Masala Twist City Centre on 13 February 2019
  • High point: Travelling the subcontinent via spice
  • Low point: Pre-made ice-cream puds
  • Notable dish: Paneer tikka ajwaini
  • Average price: £6.95 (set lunch); £21 (dinner)
  • Delivery: £2
  • Private dining: 60-80 (second floor)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Live entertainment: Live DJs in function room
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 130
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle