Masala Twist City Centre
A brash appearance maybe – but terrific regional varieties and fresh-tasting one pot and street food options.
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.
- 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