Restaurants, Indian

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Cook and Indi's World Buffet

410 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Glasgow's love affair with buffet-style dining is boundless, and it has found the ultimate mistress at this popular buffet-orama in the midst of Sauchiehall's staggering nightlife district. In the premises formerly Slumdog, Cook and Indi have managed to…

Balbir's

7 Church Street, Glasgow, G11 5JP

The grand piano that seemed out of place in Balbir’s Saffron Lounge is more suited to the opulence of its popular West End sibling. Chandeliers and metallic beads hang in the vast restaurant, crisp white linen and tables set with wine glasses and modern…

The Dhabba

44 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1LE

What’s on offer in this upmarket eatery is far removed from the rustic style of cooking you’ll find in any roadside café after which it is named. The chefs have previously cooked for India’s rich and famous bringing with them a majestic, refined…

Flavours

218 Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, London, HA8 0AP

North West London welcomes a heart and soul-warming addition to its portfolio of family and social-oriented eateries as Indian fusion restaurant, Flavours, opens its doors in Edgware. With its décor matching its fusion style food, each area of the…

Kama Sutra

331 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3HW

Don’t be put off by the entrance – hinting at a restaurant that puts a cheesy theme first – for inside is a colourful, spacious yet pleasantly intimate space. Menus may proclaim 'the food of love', yet the twisted metal table dividers and heavy wooden…

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Tanjore

6–8 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HX

When you head to Tanjore, and it’s heartily recommended you do, there are two reasons to bring an appetite. First, this is where to sample the finest Southern Indian cuisine in Edinburgh. Second, you’ll be tempted to order everything on the enticing…

Yak & Yeti

13 Newington Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1QR

Dakhin

89 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Dakhin’s green and black décor oozes style. Wooden ceiling slats draped with plants create an Oriental feel in the spacious venue, while album-like menus and crisp linen napkins add a touch of class to otherwise bare black tables. Located upstairs, a…

Kalpna

2/3 St Patrick's Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ

Ajay Bhartdwaj, owner and head chef of Kalpna, has spent over 30 years correcting the particularly British sensibility that Indian cuisine ought be a meaty affair. Indian cookery in its most traditional form is almost entirely meat-free; something which…

Mother India

28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7RU

Mother India's original restaurant, opened in 1990, has a reputation that keeps the place filled most days. This Glasgow favourite has played a major part in pushing the boundaries of Indian cuisine in the city in those intervening years. It has…

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Mother India's Café

3–5 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

Something of a Glasgow stalwart, the Edinburgh branch of Mother India’s Cafe opened in 2008 and has replicated the popularity of its western sibling. Serving up Indian food in tapas-sized portions ensures the restaurant maintains a buzzing social feel…

Rivage

126–130 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RJ

Rivage may seem an understated presence from the outside, but there’s nothing low-key about the restaurant’s menu or the kitchen’s execution of it. Husband and wife team Ryad Meeajane and Catherine Thomson look after the kitchen and front of house…

The Vine Leaf Restaurant

131 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9UN

Husband and wife team Morag and Ian Hamilton have run the informal, respected Vine Leaf for 25 years. At the end of a close, just off the spine of St Andrews, Morag’s menu makes the most of the great local seafood and game. She also gives vegetarians…

Akbar's

573–581 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7PQ

After their introduction over a year ago it appears Akbars, the chain originating from Bradford has comfortably befriended welcoming Glasgow. A smooth, slick and confident professionalism radiates – not only from the smartly dressed management and…

Indian Seasoning

84D-86 Lillie Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1TL

Conceived by the culinary vision of two families, Seasoning serves high quality authentic Indian and Indo-Chinese fusion cuisine in a relaxed modern environment at affordable prices. Ideally situated in Fulham, close to Earls Court Exhibition Centre…

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Mithas

7 Dock Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6LU

London may have a number of fine-dining Indian restaurants but Khushi’s offshoot Mithas is the only place in Edinburgh offering such a high-end experience. The beautifully lit dark wood interior is divided into three sections, one offering a view of the…

The Original Mosque Kitchen and Café

Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Debates over its actual ‘Originality’ still rage, with the (unconnected) Mosque Kitchen over the road claiming copyright, but the Original Mosque Kitchen remains a popular spot, still resolutely lo-fi, ladling curries from school dinner drums on to…

Punjabi Junction

122–124 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5DT

A community café whose set-up was funded by a government grant sounds like a very worthy affair, but such a description, while accurate, doesn't do justice to this fantastic venture serving up home-cooked style Sikh cuisine at the foot of Leith Walk. A…

Suruchi

14a Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH

Ideally placed to capitalise on the pre-theatre crowd spilling over the road from the Festival Theatre, Suruchi has carved a niche for itself that has quite cheerily survived the recent change of ownership. The light and airy upstairs room is brightly…

Tuk Tuk

1 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH

A relative newcomer to the Tollcross restaurant mix, Tuk Tuk hit the ground running and has quickly established itself as a popular spot for a pre-theatre bite or (thanks to the no-charge BYOB policy) a lively dinner with friends. Having remodelled the…

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Ashoka Ashton Lane

19 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ

This Scottish chain has grown in tandem with its customers, offering a convivial atmosphere with a menu evolved over decades to suit the taste of its loyal clientele. Ashoka in the Lane epitomises this experience within comfortable, relaxed yet bustling…

Ashoka at the Quay

The Quay, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, G5 8NP

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Ashoka Shak - Linwood

Phoenix Leisure Park, Linwood, Linwood, PA1 2AB

In 2001, the first Ashoka Shak was established at the Phoenix Leisure Park Linwood, close to Glasgow Airport. Since then, the concept has been completely refined with a sassy new design which has been further complemented by the introduction of an…

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

186 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RU

The Babu Bombay Street Kitchen caused a bit of a stir when Rachna Dheer and Gail Finlayson started their small-scale tiffin service. But now they have, mercifully, opened a place in the city centre so that anyone can pop in any time to sample top Indian…

Banana Leaf

76B Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RE

You’ve got to trust the food will speak over and above any impressions a style-free, humble interior may give. And trust you do, as seating and feeding hungry customers is a priority from a diner that began as and still is a takeaway. Having grown in…