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.

Paratha Box Order (Aikenhead Road, Glasgow) : Review

While sitting at work the optician said to me have I heard of Paratha Box? I had never heard of them so I brought up the menu and took a look.

Everything sounded so good, and they also did Lassi.

After talking about them and looking at the menu we decided lets get something from them for lunch.

The Order

This was what I got.

Chicken Tikka Paratha Roll £6.00
They say it was invented in Glasgow. The chicken tikka paratha was born here at paratha box, the perfect breakfast, lunch and evening meal! Served in a roll.

This was huge and had a good weight to it, this was going to be a good lunch.

I unwrapped it and took a big big bite…

This was completely packed with flavour!!! this was so so good!!! Everything worked really well and the chicken was really nice and tender.

I am so glad I was introduced to Paratha Box as I cant wait to try more from them.

Extremely filling and really good its getting a SOLID 5/5

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mango Lassi £2.50
330ML of a heavenly taste, Sweet Lassi – freshly made from mango pulp mixed with a blend of yoghurt. Makes a perfect drink for a hot summers day or with any paratha …

Mango Lassi is always a must they are just so good and super addictive.

If you have never had one think of a sweet mango smoothie.

I have found Mango Lassi’s to be hit or miss depending where you go, they are either perfect and nice flavours and sweet or not sweet and just ok.

This one was perfect and sweet enough for me, as I have a very sweet tooth so I enjoyed every sip.

I could have easily had another.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

I was so full after my lunch, but it was worth it.

I loved everything! flavours of both the Lassi and the Paratha was perfect. I cant wait to try more from their menu.

If you have never heard of them, or tried them please do give them a wee order and let me know what you think…but I am sure you will enjoy it 🙂

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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