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
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Contemporary restaurant in the Merchant City serving outstanding regional dishes from across India.

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With chefs drawn from areas across the sub-continent, it’s no wonder this 2017 newcomer is able to provide a uniquely authentic take on regional cooking. The menu is an intriguing collection of unfamiliar exotic dishes, and the dedicated vegan section is a rare find among the city’s curry restaurants. Fans of South Indian food – and anyone with taste buds – will love the Keralan prawn makkanni, soft juicy shellfish with a luxuriously rich sauce with hints of butter and garlic bubbling below the spicy tomatoes. Creative use of the traditional tandoor results in a paneer kebab packed with crisp smokey layers and expertly chargrilled peppers. Amid such bold seasoning there are also subtle touches such as the fragrant cumin-scented rice. Every dish is remarkable in quality, mixing depth of flavour with finesse in an impeccable showcase of South Asian cuisine. To add to the experience, staff possess that endearingly Indian combination of vintage hospitality with a sprinkle of charming eccentricity. With the high-quality food as well, it’s impossible to resist this newcomer, who is enhancing what’s fast-becoming Glasgow’s curry quarter in the Merchant City.

The List's rating






Tiff Griffin visited Madha on 15 March 2018
  • High point: So good you'll wish you had a second stomach
  • Low point: Music a little loud
  • Notable dish: Prawn makkanni
  • 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

Reviews & features

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