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Mother India's Cafe

#33 of 1,916 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 1 other guide
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1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AD, Scotland
+44 141 339 9145
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came in today (18th January 2017) for light lunch. Staff were friendly and showed us to a table within 1 minute, and it was quite busy. Had the recommended sharing tapas-style lunch. Each of us ordered two of each, plus pillau rice, peshwari naan, onions and poppadoms. The lamb saag was delicious. In fact, everything we had was very tasty,... More 

Thank Stephen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the nicest food at this place, I tried a few fish dishes and they were so flavoursome and enjoyable. The staff were attentive and friendly and there was busy but social atmosphere, can't wait to come back.

Thank Alex J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the ambiance and food was amazing. Comes in perfectly sized portions each with it's own very distinct flavours. My other half generally steers away from this type of food but was completely convinced by the whole experience. Can't wait for our next visit.

Thank janette h
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here with some friends on the suggestion of one of the group who lives in Glasgow. The first thing you should know is that they do not take reservations, so be prepared to queue. I was more than happy to wait, and its not really an issue loitering in the entrance. We got our seat after 30mins and... More 

Thank Chalima
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite being busy. busy, busy - staff are unfailingly polite and you aren't rushed off the table as there is a big queue. Food is just great - small plates of well cooked and tasty food. And reasonably priced - that's why it's a favourite. What's not to like?

Thank EvaMc
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here loads of time because of the food it's fantastic full stop, we have tried plenty of Indian restaurants all over Glasgow some really good and some average but we keep coming back to Mother India,s Cafe its tapas style so it let's you try all kinds of food and there naan bread is light as a feather just... More 

Thank Marshallmack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best saag paneer I have ever had and I'm still craving it hours later. The butter chicken sauce was like perfect butter soup which I made sure to soak up with my fluffy warm and plush naan that felt so pillowy after each bite. Oh. And they have kingfisher on draft. Seriously considering skipping scotch drinking tonight to go... More 

Thank James A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit. I had read some of the reviews and had high expectations of the food. I was not let down. We had ten dishes between four of us and sampled all of them. Every one was delicious. We left nothing on any plates. One of us required gluten free and was able to have everything other... More 

Thank Simon W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The concept is great: you order many different small-ish portions of Indian food and you share them, just like you would do in a tapas bar. Great quality of ingredients, very tasty food, good service. This is the place to take those friends who always like to try what is on YOUR plate! You will not be disappointed.

Thank Caroline M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very tasty and prices were reasonably economic. The only disappointing thing was the dosa, which wasn't the same I tried in India. But still, it is a good choice to come and have some nice food here.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +44 141 339 9145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?