My Top 8 Best Indian Restaurants in Glasgow

What’s the best Indian restaurant in Glasgow? It’s hard to pic one right? I am always asked, so I thought I would make a list of the restaurants I always recommend.

I do love a good Indian Restaurant and there are many great ones in Glasgow.

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.

I have also gone back to these, 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.

There are lots I’ve still to visit, but the ones I have visited I have narrowed it down to my top 8. The reason they are in my top 8 are due to the following reasons

  • Good service
  • Good portion sizes
  • Great quality food
  • Good prices
  • Never a bad 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/

Swadish

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/

Ashoka

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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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.

Starter

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.

Main

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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Swadish Sunday Tandoori Chicken Roast (Merchant City, Glasgow) 2021 : Review

V: 22nd August 2021


The Visit :

Todays visit I went with a group of friends for the Sunday Tandoori Chicken Roast, this is something I have not had in Swadish before so I was really looking forward to it.

Tandoori Chicken Roast (Pre-order required Feeds 2 people £35.00)

Available only by pre-order on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

  • Marinated Tandoori Chicken Roast
  • Served with tandoori potatoes, carrots and broccoli
  • Buttery tomato sauce
  • Naan bread/Pilau rice
  • And mint and coriander chutney.

There were 5 of us tonight so we ordered 3 roasts, since 1 does 2 people.

WOW the table tonight was very very full, but everything looked very good and smelled really nice.

Presentation like always was perfect, everything looked so good.

We all couldn’t wait to dig in, and start tasting this massive feast in front of us.

The chicken was perfectly cooked, very tender and juicy and had an amazing flavour. The dips so good, I couldn’t decide what my favourite was the mint or the tomato sauce.

The veg and rice was again perfectly cooked and very flavoursome.

I was a bad blogger tonight as I forgot to take photos of the rest of the dishes, as we were all having a lovely meal and a great chat and laughs.

There was no room for any desserts, and some food was taken home with us as we were all so full from this amazing roast.

I cant fault anything tonight apart from my stomach not being big enough, the food was all perfectly cooked and packed with amazing flavours.

Fancy having a great Sunday Roast? then check out Swadish and get ordering I promise you, you wont be disappointed.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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