Masala Twist City Centre
- 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
- Website www.masalatwist.co.uk/centre/
A city centre curry house serving traditional Indian classics alongside more unusual suspects.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
There is no shortage of eateries in Glasgow’s city centre, but sift through the brightly lit chains and fast food joints and there are places with real substance – such as Masala Twist’s second operation in town (a sister restaurant is on Byres Road), just off the main Sauchiehall drag. From the second you open the door to this light, airy, well laid-out restaurant, the warming, spicy smells of freshly cooked dishes wafts over you. Staff will help lead you through a menu that is plentiful and varied, offering all the usual suspects, from four types of pakoras to chicken chaat and enjoyable tikka starters, as well as favourites from the tandoor. Masala Twist also offers a wider choice of more unfamiliar, intriguing dishes, including the subzi mandi si (or vegetarian) range, and dishes using exotic meats such as venison, rabbit or even camel. There is also their claim to ‘Scotland’s hottest curry’ using eight of the world’s spiciest chillies, which is sure to see diners reach for the well-stocked bar.
- High point: A city centre beacon of spice
- Low point: Other rude diners – expertly dealt with by staff
- Notable dish: Scotland’s hottest curry
- 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