Swadish Modern Indian Cuisine 2022 : Review

The Visit

Ajay invited me to come along to try some desserts, but on arrival he also wanted me to try some dishes that I have never tried.

As you have seen I have been a lot but there were a few dishes I had not tried yet and tonight I would try 2 new ones.

Starter

Roasted Masala Lamb Chops (normally £17)
Scottish Prime Lamb Chops marinated in Ginger, Garlic, Peppercorns, Fennel Seeds, Garam Masala, Mint Chutney, Spiced Pomegranate Reduction.

Lamb chops are something I would never think to order, as other dishes tend to jump out at me but Ajay said I should give them a try.

On arrival, this looked very interesting, but it was time time to taste and see how they were.

I took a bite and it blew my mind! the meat was super tender and melted in my mouth, the flavour was amazing and with the reduction wow! Why didn’t I order this sooner!

This was completely finished and I would say it’s now my favourite starter and highly recommend you try it.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Banana Leaf Wrapped Sea Bream (Normally £18)
Mediterranean Sea Bream fillet marinated with Tomato Masala, Raw Mango, Green Coconut Chutney and Gunpowder Asparagus, Boiled Rice.

I had tried a few fish dishes but neve this, and Ajay said I should give it a try and since his recommendation for my starter was perfect I said ok.

On arrival I started to think “what do I do here, do I eat from the leaf or take it out”…I just went with my gut instinct.

Opening the leaf the aroma of the fish hit me and it was so so good.

Time to taste…

I tried the fish on its own, and it was packed with flavour, perfectly cooked as it just melted in my mouth. I tried the asparagus and again mmm and then everything together and WOW

I know I sound like every time I go here and have something its always amazing…well it is! that’s why I keep going back!

I will be ordering this again!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dessert

Ghevar mille feuilles (normally £9)
Crisp ghewar shards, saffron cream, dulce de leche, seasonal fruits

Ajay wanted me to try two desserts that were going to be released soon on the new menu, and this was one of them.

Firstly lets start with the presentation, how amazing does this look! as they say you eat with your eyes first, and this ticked all the boxes!

I have never heard of this before, or tried this so i was very exited to see how it would taste.

I made sure I got a little of everything, and took a bite.

The first thing to hit me was all the flavours then the texture of the ghewar shards, these are like a honeycomb texture but much fluffier.

This was such a good dessert, and was perfect after a big meal as it was very light but so so tasty.

Keep watching for this on the menu and do check it out.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chocolate Creameux (normally £9.50)
praline cream, sesame crisp, raspberry sorbet

Another dessert coming to the new menu is this one, and this sounded right up my street…you know me and chocolate and sweet stuff and this sounded and on arrival looked super sweet.

I took a bite and I was in heaven! it was so smooth, amazing chocolate flavour and I loved every mouthful.

The raspberry sorbet was perfect, the flavour was so good and a combo of everything was a perfect balance of textures and flavours.

Here is another one for you guys to try when the new menu gets launched.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


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.

Starter

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.

Main

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.

Overall:

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/

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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