Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide to Eating Out: Restaurants, Cafes and Bistros: Indian

Eating Out in Glasgow's West End: Indian Restaurants

Photo: mother india. Mother India

28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU
0141 221 1663

'Best Restaurant of the Year 2012 and 'Best Non European Restaurant 2010'

Mother India has become synonymous with quality Indian Sub-continental food. Established in 1990, the restaurant is commited to using the best local produced, fresh herbs and carefully selected whole spices.

The flagship restaurant is on three levels each with its own distinctive ambience.

Mother India is aimed at satisfying the customer and staff endeavour to ensure that diners relax and enjoy the experience of eating there.


Pure Vegetarian Cuisine,11 - 13 Hyndland Street, Partick. (334 0084). A fairly new arrival - this small restaurant is unusual in that it is run by a group of women who produce traditional home made dishes. I need to get along here to check it out as it sounds very interesting and prices are reasonable. (£)

Bombay Hut

1166/1170 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 560 2070.
A spacious restaurant with great food and friendly service. Deljit and Jaspal Singh have set up shop with a chef who previously worked at the renowned Killermont Polo Club and offer the same good quality as can be found at their 'Taste of Punjab' takeaway.
The restaurant is open from noon - midnight Monday - Friday and from 5 p.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (££) Lots of deals on offer including: £6.95 three course special 3 - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Function suite available.

Killermont Polo Club

2022 Maryhill Road (946 5412). To the North of the West End this is another restaurant lying just outwith the area but it simply cannot be excluded. It is really different with great food and very elegant surroundings. You will love it. (£,£) Lunch at £5.95 for two courses is a great deal.

Shish Mahal

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66 - 68 Park Road, Hillhead. (339 8256). A West End tradition 'the Shish' was my first Indian culinary experience. It has been welcomed back to the area after a temporary relocation. Serving both Indian and Pakistani food it provides all the usual popular choices and some unusual additions are very tempting. It remains very popular with a happy band of regular customers - its reputation is well deserved.(£, £)
Recommended by The List, Eating & Drinking Guide 2003 - 2004.

Strikingly simple surroundings complement a menu of imagination, verve and exquisitely prepared food

Wee Curry Shop

7 Buccleuch Street, 353 0777
A popular and friendly restaurant serving delicious, freshly prepared food. A second shop has recently opened in the heart of the West End in Ashton Lane.(£, £)

Recommended by The List, Eating and Drinking Guide 2003 - 2004 -

'Peerless food straight from the skillet in this homely nook


I am an Indian, a good cook and fond of eating out so am giving the following comments to help others. I have tried numerous 'Indian' restaurants in Glasgow. SO far I have found Kamasutra the best. Thats because it has good interiors and is not shoddy, smelly and cheaply done up; it has good service and most importantly the food does not all taste the same! The south chilli chicken does actually taste different from a chicken korma.
The ones that are second in category are Ashoka, Polo Club and perhaps Cafe India. The others like Mother India and Mr Singh's India are overhyped.
-- ( mads_singh at hotmail dot com ) from UK on 19.6.2003; 22:08:41 Uhr

Everyone must try the Chandigrah Indian Restaurant just off Byres Road. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere relaxed and the service impeccable. It's a little gem and not too expensive!
--Clare ( leia at talk21 dot com ) from UK on 21.11.2002; 11:20:52 Uhr

Does anyone know of any decent Indian rests in the area of Irvine and Kilmarnock ?
--Peter ( pabell2 at btinternet dot com ) from UK on 2.7.2002; 21:08:53 Uhr