Divans Darbar Indian Restaurant (Maryhill, Glasgow) 2021 : Review


V : 15/05/2021

The Visit

The guys at Divans Darbar asked me to come visit them to try their food, and I said yeah and set a date with them.

I have not been to Maryhill for ages, so it was going to be a nice drive.

The Restaurant

On entering you go up stairs and wow this place is lovely inside.

As you can see from the photos, its very nice, very spacious and just looks really lovely.

The Food

The menu has a great selection, and there is something for everyone’s taste. Everything I saw looked really good, so I had a tough decision to make.

Appetizer: TANDOORI PAPADUMS (VE) (SET OF 2) £2.50
Served with onion, tomato, cucumber with a magical touch of darbar

This was a recommendation from them, and it sounded great so I had to order and taste for myself 🙂

On arrived these looked really nice, and smelled really good.

I first tried without the filling and mmm the texture was nice and crispy and the flavour was perfect.

I then tried with the filling and again so good, I couldnt make my mind up what was better with our without filling.

I would easily have this again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Starter : VEGETABLE MOMOS (VE) £4.25
This Darbar’s special steamed dumpling is a traditional delicacy in Nepal and northeast India. Served with Darbar’s special momos chutney. Choice of fillings:- Chicken, Vegetable and Prawn

On arrived the steam was coming off this, and it added to the presentation it was very cool.

I tried the dumplings on their own, and they were cooked perfect and packed with flavour.

I now tried it with the sauce and mmm again this was really good, the sauce had a small kick to it but very creamy and added to the already great flavour.

My only thought would be this dish doesn’t need the chips, they were nice with the dish but its not needed as the dumplings are all you really need due to its great flavour.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course: BUTTER CHICKEN £8.99
Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken or murgh makhanwala has been an instant hit through the years. Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in mildly spiced tomato gravy, single cream and host of Indian spices. Enjoy the classic creaminess of the dish with this recipe

When I go to any Indian restaurant for the first time, I always try the Korma and Butter Chicken these are my two dishes that I see how they do and if they are any good….so I opted for the butter chicken today.

On arrived this looked and smelled really good, so it was time to dig in.

This was very nice, it tasted different to other butter chicken dishes I have had but it was still very nice and very morish.

Unfortunately at this point I was getting very full, as I had a big lunch and the Momos were very filling so I left a little but only due to being full or it would have been completely finished.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a massive thanks to the guys at Divans Darbar for my invite, and for the great food.

This is a hidden gem that I am now happy to have found, the food is really good and its a very lovely restaurant with lovely staff.

I enjoyed the food so much that its now been added to one of my top spots to visit.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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