Swadish Indian Restaurant (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

V: 31st December 2021

The Visit :

It was a very last-minute decision as my parents wanted to go out for dinner and they didn’t book anywhere, so I messaged Swadish and was lucky they had a table free.


Hot Cauliflower Wings (Vegan) £6.50
Crispy Cauliflower with Tandoori Spices, Lime and Chilli Sauce, Coriander Chutney

I am not normally a Cauliflower fan, it’s probably one of the last things I would order but a friend was here the night before and had this and said it was really good…so I ordered it.

I didn’t actually look at the small print and tried a good amount of the darker sauce and WOW it blew my head off….so once that calmed down I dug right in.

These were really nice, I was very surprised (remember I am not a cauliflower person) and I enjoyed them very much. They had a lovely flavour and a really nice crisp to them.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Salmon Tikka £10
Roasted Salmon marinated with Lime, Paprika, Tandoori spices, Lime Leaf Sauce, Mint and Coriander Chutney, Beetroot Dressing. and a hint of sweetness. Onions and coconut

I wanted to try something different tonight, and this cause my eye.

On arrival, the presentation was really good and defiantly Instagramable!

Visually looked really good, and it also smelled really good….so it was time to dig in.

Wow, this was very tender, no bones and packed with a lovely flavour. I could have easily had another plate of this that’s how good it was.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Warm Gulab Jamun £6.00
Sweet spongy balls made of milk, topped with berry compote

Woohoo, I had room to have this, and Gulab Jamun is one of my favourite Indian sweets more so warm.

It was yummy, soft, sweet and so so good!!!

This is another dish I could have easily had more of.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


It was nice to be back at Swadish, and it was a love New Years eve meal.

As always the food, presentation and flavours are 10/10 and we all had a fantastic meal.

If you have never visited here, I highly recommend you do!!!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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/

Swadish Indian Restaurant (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

V: 12th Septemeber 2021

The Visit :

My dad has had a tough few days, and always said he would like to visit Swadish as he loved the look of all the photos ive taken from there.

Tonight I decided to treat him to dinner.


Coconut Broth Mussels £7.50
Scottish mussels, green curried broth, spiced bread

I think I had this ages ago, but wanted to give it another shot.

On arrival this looked and smelled amazing, and I quickly took my photos and dug right in.

This tasted so good, and the broth with the mussels or with the bread everything was just perfect!

I could have easily had a second helping of this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Goan Monkfish £18
Spice crusted pan-seared fillet of Scottish Monkfish. Layers of flavour, depth, tartness and hint of sweetness. Onions and coconut

I spotted this and thought hmm it sounded good but a little pricy….then I thought ah well lets give it a shot.

WOW!!! I am so glad I choose this, the flavour was amazing and the monkfish was mega tasty! it was nice and meaty but just melted in my mouth.

This could be my new favourite dish at Swadish!! and this was another one I could have easily had a second helping off.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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