Opened in 2009, the newest and cheapest of Mother India’s three outlets in Glasgow – the main restaurant being situated not far away on Sauchiehall Street – is a unique and clever proposition. Situated adjacent to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, this is ostensibly Mother India’s take-out branch, selling hot meals in full or tapas-sized portions or chilled options to reheat in your own home. But the custom-designed kitchen and delicatessen also encompasses a no-frills but cosy 24-seat bistro.
The food possess all the great flavours, freshness and not-just-another-curry-house originality you’d expect from a Mother India, and at exceptionally good value for money. Think starters of dahl makhani or smoked lamb mince and karela, and mains such as butter chicken with fruit and nut, fenugreek mixed vegetables or stuffed mushrooms with chickpeas. There’s also a wide range of cooked-to-order spicy fish dishes, made with haddock, hake, prawns or scallops, all from local supplier Bernard Corrigan.
You can easily eat a really filling meal here for little more than a tenner. While Dining In is fully-licensed, they also do BYOB on both wine (corkage £3.50 per bottle) and beer (corkage £3.50 for four beers).
Dining In is perhaps best recommended for group bookings (and you can book here, unlike Mother India’s Café next door), especially large parties (they can take up to 36 people for a group booking). Sat at long tables, you’ll get most of if not all of the room to yourselves.