The Wee Curry Shop, Buccleuch Street review by Pat Byrne
Great to see that Smeena and Monir Mohammed of Mother India have reopened the Wee Curry Shop in Buccleuch Street, Garnethill. I went along with my brother, Liam, and son, John – both very discerning curry fans. We all loved the food, the ambience and the attractive and interesting decor.
We had a very convivial meal choosing our own dishes and then sampling everything. For starters I had the Aubergine Fritters and Mushroom Pakora, which were fabulously light, fresh and crispy. Liam had Haddock with Pickling Spices and Puy Lentil – delicately flavoured and meltingly tender. John’s vegetable pakora was also of the expected high standard. The portions are generous so two starters between three would have been adequate.
Wee Curry Shop Opening Menu
The Opening Menu offers some of Mother India’s traditional and popular dishes updated with choices such as Chicken Tikka Chasni. Truly it was one of the most enjoyable meals I’ve had in a very long time, I cannot tell you how delicious the Chicken Tikka Chasni was; tender chicken with a wonderful sweet, smooth sauce. The boys had Chicken Dopiaza and Lamb with diced potato and mint – we also ordered, Basmati Rice, Roti and nan bread, my favourite, which was golden and perfect. We were delighted to meet Tej, the chef, to tell him how much we enjoyed our meal.
We really loved the food a very tasty and satisfying meal – we were so full we had to forego a sweet and coffee but we sat chatting for ages. It was lovely to meet Vikram, who made us very welcome and answered all our questions including explaining about the wallpaper, which we, and other diners, found fascinating; working out where the Wee Curry Shop is situated on the attractive street map of Glasgow on the wall.
Refurbishment and Expansion
The Wee Curry Shop, which first opened in 1997, previously had 16 covers but can now cater for 30, however, it has retained its intimate, welcoming and relaxed ambience. As before the menu is very fairly priced and I can anticipate old friends, students and staff from nearby Glasgow School of Art and Royal Scottish Conservatoire being delighted to learn that the Wee Curry Shop is back once more.
It really is a most appealing wee restaurant: convenient for cinema and theatre goers – just a short walk from Glasgow Film Theatre, the Pavilion and Theatre Royal. A popular destination after a days shopping in town and a perfect choice for that first date.
The Wee Curry Shop, 7 Buccleuch Street, Garnethill, Glasgow 7 Buccleuch St, Glasgow G3 6SJ – 0141 53 0777.
The restaurant is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
and Sunday from 4pm
To book: Telephone 0141 353 0777 or email
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