Sunday, 3 January 2016

Birthday Dinner at Mother India

Dinner at Mother India

Mother India Glasgow

Dinner at Mother India

Dinner at Mother India

Dinner at Mother India

Dinner at Mother India

Mother India is probably my favourite restaurant in Glasgow, and I've been there a few times already. I first visited with my mum when she came with me for a few days when I moved to Glasgow back in September 2014, and then I went again with my sister last summer. We both love the place, so to celebrate our birthdays (hers was on the 30th of December, mine was yesterday) we decided to treat ourselves to a meal there.

Mother India is one of the most popular restaurants in Glasgow, and it's easy to understand why. Not only is the food incredible, the staff is also really lovely and attentive, and the restaurant itself is both beautiful and cosy. Last time we were sat in the cellar, which is really nice, but this time we got a table upstairs, which is definitely the most beautiful room. The walls and the furniture are all a dark, red-brown wood and there are candles on the tables. The effect is just really lovely. 

Indian food is my favourite (along with Italian), and Mother India is probably the best I've had. Even though I'm normally a dessert person, we decided to go for starters as they looked much more exciting. They still had their Christmas Menu when we were there, but I can't find it on their website any longer, so you'll have to excuse my vague descriptions of what we had. To start we shared some vegetable pakora and some sort of rice pancake roll filled with spinach and other deliciousness. Although it looked a bit odd, the pancake roll thing was definitely the highlight. We also had some mango chutney and raita on the side.

For our main course we both opted for a vegetable masala, which was just incredible. The flavours were so complex and gorgeous (do I sound like a snob now?). We also had some peshwari naan and lemon and cashew rice. Despite everything being incredibly delicious we couldn't finish it all. There was just too much of everything! Delicious food, good wine and lovely company made for a perfect evening, and we walked home very full and content.

Do you like Indian food?

Love, Mimmi.

P.S. I apologise for the crappy iPhone photos. I simply couldn't bother bringing my camera and just wanted to enjoy the evening, hehe.