Bawarchi

Bawarchi
995 Crow Road, Glasgow, G13 1JP
  • Telephone 0141 954 9999
  • Opening times Tue–Thu 4–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Thu 4–10.30pm; Fri–Sun noon–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Sun 4–6pm
  • Pre-theatre price £9.95
  • Website www.bawarchi.co.uk
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With a name that means 'chef' in several Indian languages, Bawarchi brings inventive flourishes and 'desi' detail to the neighbourhood curry house.

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Tucked away on the no-through-road stub of Crow Road and surrounded by flats, Bawarchi looks like your typical suburban curry house, complete with busy next-door takeaway counter. Inside the smart modern interior, though, the relatively short menu is a lot more interesting than you might expect, with ‘street food starters’ and South Indian vegetarian dishes starring alongside old favourites. Starters include Chicken 65 – a spicy, crispy Indian answer to popcorn chicken – and an aloo tikki chaat that combines sweet, tangy and hot flavours with crispy potato and soothing curd. Owner Peter Janampally is particularly proud of his South Indian dosas – thin rice-flour pancakes stuffed with vegetables for a light, healthy alternative to a full-on curry, and still relatively hard to find in Glasgow. Curry-house standards like bhoonas and kormas are here too, and produced with a careful hand for fresh-tasting food that’s relatively light on oil and ghee. Almost all main courses are under a tenner – though you’ll want to add a few pounds for rice or bread – and there’s a decent-value list of beers, wines and cocktails.

The List's rating
7.6

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Martin Cross visited Bawarchi on 7 July 2019
  • High point: Exciting new dishes alongside the old favourites
  • Low point: No lunchtime service (except weekends)
  • Notable dish: Aloo tikki chaat
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: ask for details
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Bollywood soundtracks, Hindi pop
  • Capacity: 38
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: October 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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