Divans Darbar (Maryhill, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

The guys at Divan Darbar asked me to come back and try their new Indo_Chinese Thali and they also mentioned that on Tuesdays they are now doing a £2 curry deal…that’s amazing!!!

I accepted and we set a date for my visit.

I had been here before, and I was going o be returning soon as I have a list of places in 2022 I wanted to go back to.

The Food

Indo-Chinese Thali £n/a tonight (normally £5.99)

Set Menu :

  • Veg Spring Rolls
  • Chilli Chicken
  • Egg Fried Noodles
  • Chinese Chicken Curry / Veg Curry
  • Prawn Crackers

I think this is a great idea, as I am sure it will stop a few family arguments when one member fancies Indian and the other Chinese….so now that can be sorted without any issues.

On arrival wow this was actually a lot bigger than I thought, it’s perfect for two people to share I would say or one very hungry person.

For me the winner here was the chilli chicken, it had a great flavour and a tiny kick.

The chicken for the curry and chilli chicken was mega tender! it was soo good.

This is a solid 5/5 one due to the flavours, two due to the quantity and three due to the cost!

You have to check this out!!!!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pepper Dry Fry (Chicken) £4.95
Pepper, the king of spices, is blended with ginger, garlic and aromatic Indian spices finished with a tempting coconut oil, mustard and curry leaves.

This was actually the starter, I asked the guys here what they would like promoted and this was one of the suggestions along with the Indo-Chinese Thali.

On arrival, I was hit with such an amazing smell, and visually this looked very very nice.

I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I noticed from the menu it had a few chilli icons next to the title, so I thought ok be prepared for something spicy…I took a bite…

Oh ok, this had a kick but a very subtle one, but the flavour…wow this was super tasty! The chicken was nice and tender and each bite packed a punch of great flavour.

I could have easily had this again! and I think on my return visit I will be ordering this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nihari Nalli (with bone) £9.99
Nihari Nalli is a stew from Indian subcontinent. Slow-cooked shank of lamb in a tomato based gravy.

I asked the guys here what else they would like to promote, and they recommended I try this dish.

On arrival this looked very interesting, and smelled very nice….so after a few photos, I tried it.

I took the meat off the bone and tasted it, just like everything else it was very tender and had a lovely flavour. The gravy was very very nice, so nice I used the naan (see next post) to clean the plate.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kerala Paratha £1.95

The name caught my eye as I know have a few friends from Kerala and I am sure I will be making more soon….so I had to order this.

This is a flaky doughy flatbread, the outside is crisp and flaky and the inside is soft and warm.

I loved this as the texture was great, and the flavour was very nice. It was nice on its own and also when dipping into a gravy.

I will have this again on my return.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Garlic Naan

The guys brought out a garlic naan and WOW this was HUGE!!!!!

The naan was nice and fluffy and the garlic flavour just added to an already nice taste.

This was great and as I said HUGE! perfect to share with someone.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Divan Darbar for my invite again.

Just like my first visit, the staff were very friendly, the service was very good and the food amazing!

The food here is packed with flavour and it will make you want to keep visiting to try more dishes.

Guys do check here out and let me know what you got and thought.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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

My Top 8 Best Indian Restaurants in Glasgow

I got asked recently “what’s the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow?” and to be honest you cant really have one best. The reason I am saying this is that all the Indian restaurants anywhere can be different styles, different presentations and prepared in the style of the region they are from.

I have tried many in Glasgow, and still have many to try but from the ones I have tried I narrowed them down to my top 8 which was very difficult.

Some of these I am linking to when I was invited as this was how I was introduced to them, but please do remember it is a 100% honest review of the night and this is how I would like you to be introduced to them.

I have also gone back to the invited ones, without them knowing and ate again as you cant always judge on an invite….you have to judge when its a normal night….and the service, food etc for these restaurants below have always been good….I just didn’t blog about it as I was wanting to enjoy the company I was with and have a non blogging night.

If I have gone back to them do a wee search and check out my more up to date reviews.

The reasons these are in my top 8 are due to the following reasons

  • Good service
  • Good portion sizes
  • Great quality food
  • Good prices / Value for money
  • A good overall experience

Please note these are not in any order, so do check them all out. If you have tried these restaurants please let me know what you thought in the comments, or on the Instagram post.

Divans Darbar

Website : www.divansdarbar.com

Situated in Maryhill this was a little gem that I recently learned about, as the guys were kind enough to invite me to try their food.

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/06/01/divans-darbar-indian-restaurant-maryhill-glasgow-2021-review/

Charcoals Indian Restaurant

Situated in Renfield Street in Glasgow, this restaurant is always full and always has perfect service and great tasty food.

Website: www.charcoals.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2019/08/28/charcoals-glasgow-review-4/


Located in Merchant City and is a family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019. Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and tradition Indian styles.

Website : swadish.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/10/01/swadish-indian-restaurant-merchant-city-glasgow-2021-review/

Kebabish Grill

Smart modern Punjabi restaurant for old-school curries, reinvented dishes and charcoal grills.

Website : kebabishgrill.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/09/22/kebabish-grill-indian-restaurant-glasgow-review/

The Dhabba

In North India, roadside diners are commonly known as Dhabbas. For generations, these family-run establishments have been captivating hungry travellers with their own menu of closely guarded recipes, passed on from father to son.

Website : www.thedhabba.com

View My Review: https://krismunro.co.uk/2018/03/12/the-dhabba-glasgow-review/

Bantawala by Masala twist

Modern dining room serving Indian menu with a Scottish twist such as venison curry or haggis pakora.

Website : bantawala.masalatwist.co.uk

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/08/09/bantawala-by-masala-twist-west-end-glasgow-2021-review/

Ranjits Kitchen

Offering homemade West Indian & Panjabi cuisine.

Website : www.ranjitskitchen.com

View My Review : https://krismunro.co.uk/2019/06/09/ranjits-kitchen-west-end-glasgow-review/


Named after the Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, Ashoka Ashton Lane marries tradition with modernity.

Website: ashokarestaurants.com

View My Review: https://krismunro.co.uk/2017/09/10/ashoka-west-end-glasgow-review/

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