Namaste by Delhi Darbar (St Enoch Centre, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

Invited : 23/10/2021

The Visit

I got a wee ping in my Instagram inbox from the guys at Namaste by Delhi Darbar, letting me know they were opening their new restaurant in St Enoch Centre and if I would like to come and try their food.

I love hearing of new restaurants opening and I love trying new places so I couldn’t wait to visit.

How It Looks

Situated next to the Vue cinema, as you go up the escalators your instantly hit with the amazing design and how cool it looks.

Going inside its amazingly decorated, I loved it…each wall etc the attention to detail was amazing.

The Food

I had a rough idea what I would like to try tonight, as I always have the same on my first visit to any Indian restuarant so I can see how they do the dishes.

Starter

Pimp My Pakora! Make it a Chaat (normally £7.00)

I opted for the Vegetable Pakora and Pimped it, as the waiter recommended it so I thought lets give it a try.

Visually this looked very good, and I liked how the pakora was bite sized….time to taste.

I started with the Chaat, this was very flavoursome and really really nice. Next was the pakora, which was perfectly cooked and had a nice taste.

Both together worked really good, it was an explosion of amazing flavours in your mouth.

I could have easily had this dish again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Chicken Korma (Normally £8.00)

I like a good Korma, some places are sweet, some have a hint of spice through it so I was looking forward to seeing how it was done here.

On arrival it looked nice, but my first thought was not many chicken pieces but I was planning on ordering a sweet so I thought OK will see how it tastes.

I started with the chicken, this was tasty and tender so next was the sauce…hmm it was creamy but not much flavour for me.

Sauce and chicken together…just ok, nothing that grabbed me like it has in other places. Even adding some rice it still didn’t pick up the flavour profile for me.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

SIDE

Sweet Naan (Normally £3.00)

I like a good Peshwari Naan, so when I saw sweet naan I had to check it out.

Oh this looked interesting, not what I was expecting as it was naan with a sweet sauce over the top.

This was really tasty, and I was surprised how much I liked it.

I would order this again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Drinks

Cardamom & Saffron Lassi £4.50

On arrival this looked not what I was expecting, for me any time I have had a lassi was Mango and it had the consistency of a smoothie.

This looked like watery milk…but I did drink it.

It was nice, and had a nice flavour and helped me digest my meal. For the remainder of the night I was hmm that’s not a Lassi, but I did as my Indian friends about this and they said some parts do serve lassi like this where mostly in the UK its more like a smoothie.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Additional

All star ratings are out of 5

Service***
Halal FriendlyYES
Venue Cleanliness*****

Overall :

Firstly a big thank for my invite tonight.

Overall tonight was just so so for me, food wise very disappointed with the Korma.

Service was again just so so, my friend who ordered Chai tea to come with his main meal was then asked after putting down the main if he would like anything else. The waiter then asked again if he would like it now or later…even though he specifically asked for it with the main from the same guy.

Drinks wise, after ordering more drinks our finished glasses and bottles were left on the table. Lucky it was just the two of us and a table for 4 people, if it was a table for two there wouldn’t have been any room left on the table for anything.

Since its newly opened I can forgive them for some things, as they are just getting used to how its running and ironing out some things. Food wise my main and my friends main was just so so, which was a shame as visually the décor gives you big expectations and after a really nice starter.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Where :


Promo : Gifted/Invited

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

Author: krismunro

Glasgow Food Travel & lifestyle blogger on a mission to discover all that is dynamic & diverse.

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