Masala Twist City Centre

Masala Twist City Centre
261 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 3PS
  • Telephone 0141 332 6002
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10.45pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 3–6.30pm
  • Average price £6.95 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
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A city centre curry house serving traditional Indian classics alongside more unusual suspects.

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One floor above Sauchiehall’s perennial bustle lies this commodious and accommodating branch of the Masala Twist group. The welcomes are as warm as the restaurant’s interior, the walls a turmeric orange and adorned with colourful, ornamental bowls and the like. The menu is broken up into tandoori, vegetarian, regional classics and exotic – the latter of which includes such unusual suspects as rabbit, kangaroo, crocodile and camel. Salmon tikka, served with a mint chutney, is delicately spiced and yielding to the fork, while haggis pakoras offer a bulkier starter option. A coconut-creamy Goan fish curry gives monkfish tails an aromatic treatment alongside saffron rice, while Hyderabadi biryani offers something for the more traditionally slanted with chunks of braised lamb, nestled among fragrant rice, that melt on the palate. Mango kulfi manages to cleanse the preceding spices while also satiating the sweet tooth. An extensive wine list focuses mainly on France, Italy and Spain, with some further-flung additions too. For a more singular pairing, have a glass of prosecco to your curry – who knew bubbles and spice made such fine bedfellows?

  • High point: Warm welcomes
  • Low point: No disabled access
  • Delivery: £1.50/£2.50 (depends on postcode)
  • 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
  • Live entertainment: DJs and karaoke in function room
  • Capacity: 50 (first floor level)
  • Largest group: 130
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle