Madha

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Madha
42 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH
  • Telephone 0141 552 6000
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun noon–6pm (tables returned by 7pm on Fri/Sat).
  • Pre-theatre price £15
  • Email
  • Website www.madha.co.uk
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Contemporary restaurant in the Merchant City serving outstanding regional dishes from across India.

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Comfy booths, a pleasant sense of bustle and welcoming beams from the staff — Madha has a way of putting you at your ease. And while the contemporary décor is soothingly muted, the complex and thoughtful dishes are much bolder in contrast. Madha specialises in North and South Indian cuisine with chefs from each region in the kitchen, meaning you can travel back and forth on the map, flavour-wise. Vegans also have their own extensive selection. From the main menu, the Kashmiri lamb rogan josh is both rich and light, with tender chunks of lamb — prepared on the bone for extra flavour — swimming in a pleasantly gravy-like sauce. The Punjabi paneer in makhani (butter) sauce is a layered experience, with the liquorice twang of its star anise opening descending into fruity tomato notes followed by a soothing creaminess. An airy, buttery, flaky paratha and elegantly crafted peshwari naan do an excellent job of mopping up the moreish sauces, while fresh lemon pickle on the side adds a nice kick. The semiya payasam vermicelli pudding offers a light and unassuming end to the exceptional cuisine.

The List's rating
9.2

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Deborah Bell visited Madha on 31 January 2019
  • High point: Regional Indian dishes prepared with passion, care and artistry
  • Low point: Service can slow down when it gets busy
  • Notable dish: The makhani (butter) sauce served with meat, fish, paneer or tofu.
  • Average price: £10 (set lunch); £24 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Traditional, instrumental Indian music
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 65
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

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