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…

The Mosque Kitchen

31–33 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Whether the original Mosque Kitchen is actually here or by the Central Mosque a few streets away is largely immaterial. All that matters if you are meeting someone is that this is the one on Nicolson Square, and that Friday lunch starts late after…

Mother India's Café

3–5 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

The Indian 'tapas' concept is here presented with such assurance that it is puzzling not to see it replicated in curry houses across the city. The menu consists of around 50 dishes, each at around a fiver, all about the size of a generous starter. Four…

The Den at Dining In with Mother India

1347 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AD

The bistro-like ambience of The Den relaxes and intrigues while the thoughtfully selective menu reassures the discerning diner that this is no mere Indian takeaway sit-in. Dishes are tantalisingly described by their ingredients. A range of fresh fish…

The Original Mosque Kitchen and Aroma Café

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

Debates over its actual ‘Originality’ rage on, 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 paper…

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Lochnagar Brasserie

2 Church Square, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5NE

This Indian brasserie has become well known for high-quality modern, Indian food. The menu makes use of local produce and gives it an Indian twist in dishes such as Hinduqushi Achar - chicken or lamb cooked with crushed ginger, garlic, chilli and kaffir…

Yadgar Kebab House

148 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7QP

In the heart of Glasgow’s most ethnically diverse neighbourhood, Yadgar has been serving Govanhill’s large Asian population for more than 20 years. The dining space is a harshly lit, functional affair and the menu appears fairly basic, and although it…

Ashoka at the Quay

The Quay, Springfield Quay, Glasgow, G5 8NP

See Ashton Lane branch for review

Dakhin

89 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Dakhin was the first South Indian restaurant in Scotland and, ten years after it opened, it still hits all the right notes when it comes to high-end Indian dining. The menu covers chicken, seafood, lamb and vegetarian choices, with regional specialities…

Kebab Mahal

7 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BH

The well-worn décor and slightly greasy menu at Kebab Mahal may not have changed greatly over the years since opening in 1979, but neither have the prices. Busy with students and locals, it has the feel of a classic Indian takeaway right down to the…

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KoolBa

109 Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NP

Two Iraqi brothers own and manage this restaurant – indeed one of them is the head chef. The service and style of KoolBa reflect the attention to detail that only deep involvement and commitment can achieve. The menu has unusual touches of Persian…

Ashoka West End

1284 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AB

See Ashton Lane branch for review Takeaway review Part of the Ashoka group’s fourteen-strong citywide chain of restaurants, the West End branch in particular is a stalwart of the city's curry scene. Those with a late-night craving for a curry but an…

Bollywood: The Coffee Box

99a Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HG

One day Nutan Bula would love to open her own Indian restaurant, but for the last three years she has made do with an old police box – the only one in town serving curry. It is an impressive feat, cooking up dishes to order in such cramped conditions on…

Indian Lounge

129a Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DT

Variously known as The Indian Lounge, Tipu's Indian Lounge, or Tippoo Sahib (its previous moniker that lingers on menus and framed certificates on the walls), this stalwart of Rose Street has been serving up traditional curries and Punjabi specialities…

Kasturi

35–37 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG

Kasturi has a curious green and purple glow that lights up Shandwick Place like a nightclub. Tartan-clad wait staff and crisp white linen await you in this central Edinburgh locale, open since 2010. The menu boasts an impressive amount of choice, which…

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Killermont Polo Club

2022 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0AB

Rivage

126–130 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RJ

Meandering down Easter Road, you could easily walk past the humble exterior of Rivage. But once inside, your senses are rewarded with alluring aromas from the tandoor oven, which is visible from the main dining room. Since opening in 2007, Rivage has…

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

From the huge crystal chandeliers and neon pink highlights in the upscale dining room, to the ‘King of Curry’ strapline on the menu, there’s nothing understated about Akbar’s. The Charing Cross restaurant is the sole Scottish outpost of a Bradford-based…

Banana Leaf

76B Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G3 8RE

The food of Tamil Nadu with its intriguing sauces and eye-candy dosai, idly and vada is perennially seductive. The outsize lamb dosa is a lentil pancake with a spicy lamb filling, tamarind-infused sauce and two delicious chutneys one coconut and one…

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Bengal Cuisine

12 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RF

Family-run Bengal Cuisine is a colourful, popular restaurant in the heart of Brick Lane serving authentic home-style Bengali cooking. Fish is central to the traditional menu, with the kitchen's signature fish tikka curry particularly acclaimed. Minimal…

Bon Appétit

1150 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TE

After a brief hiatus last year to get a slick refurb and rebrand, Bon Appétit is back, and it is smarter, stronger and healthier. From the reassuringly open kitchen, cheery staff serve up the same quality curries from a fairly compact Indian selection…

Britannia Spice

150 Commercial Street, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6LB

Polished wood, brass and an array of nautical chandlery give the impression that you have stumbled into the first-class dining saloon on board an East India Company steamship. The waiters are scrubbed up in white with gold epaulettes and they even refer…

Café India

29 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH

Since it opened in 1987 Café India has had mixed fortunes, thriving in Charing Cross before it burned down, moved across town and suffered a revolving ‘under new management’ sign over the door. In October the original owner bought it back so technically…

Indian Platform

1051 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XP

Nasreen Aksi is a stalwart of the Harlequin Ashoka chain and the owner of a couple of their most successful restaurants in Glasgow, to the extent that while some may haggle about the local curry king, there is few that will dispute that she is the…