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Monday, 6 June 2011

Bombay Blues/Indian/Glasgow

Well, what a little find this place was.  We were heading up towards the Theatre in Glasgow, having already searched on Trip Advisor for a recommended Indian restaurant when we walked past this place.

Situated in Hope Street, right opposite the side entrance to Glasgow Central Station. There is no street parking close by, so you would need to use one of the City's multi-story Car Parks.

It is a modern looking establishment, very contemporary, with twinkling lights in the windows.

On the door was a 'Pre-Theatre' offer of a three course meal for just £8.50!  Decision made, and so we popped in.

It looked a little "cafe like" on first impressions, if you didn't know what style of food it served you would possibly think it was an up-market pizza place.

We asked for a table for 4, there was only two other tables occupied, but we were asked if we had booked.  We were then told we could have a table but it would need to be vacated at 6.45pm, this was ok as it was only 5.30pm and we needed to get to the Theatre anyway.  Having said that, when we did leave at 6.50pm, there was only 3 more tables occupied!  It could have been because we had the Theatre menu and the buffet was starting perhaps.

We were seated and given some horribly tatty menus, as they were only paper/card it would have been nice to have some clean fresh ones.

The table settings were clean and tidy and the glasses sparkling.

I chose a Cauliflower Pakora to start, it came served on the sauce already, which was fine for me, but Hubby doesn't 'do' dairy, so having yoghurt smeared all over his plate was not the best start for him.

However, it was a perfect amount of sauce for me, the pakoras were crisp and tasty with a good amount of spice.  Very nice.

Hubby had Chicken Pakora, which once he had dodged the sauce, said was really good.

Another of our group had Masala Garlic Mushroom, which he said was delicious.

For a main I asked one waiter if I could change any of the meat for Paneer, he said it was fine, but when I came to order the waiter taking the order said I couldn't, which was dissapointing. 
As I don't care for mixed veg dishes I went for the Tarka Dall, which is a lentil dish.  Whenever I have had this in the past it has always been a bit boring so I wasn't holding out much hope, but in fact it was absolutely delicious, the best Tarka Dall I have ever tasted! 

 And even better, the waiter must have felt a bit sorry for me and sneaked me over a little pot of Saag Paneer from the buffet !  Result  :)

Hubby had Garlic Chilli Chicken, he always scraps the sauce off and eats just the meat.  Apparently the chicken was lovely, with just the right spices and a nice flavour.

Our guest had Nihari Lamb Methi.  I have never come across this dish before, but he said it was magnificent, the lamb was tender and the sauce was very good.

Between us we also got two portions of Saffron rice and two baskets of Garlic Naan to share.

The Naan was just fabulous, with big chunks of garlic and plenty of naughty garlic butter.

Then there was a desert, to be honest we had no room for desert, but as I love Gulab Jamin, I just had to try it.  Luckily it was a small desert with just two little balls, but plenty enough after that great meal. 

Or the other option was ice-cream, coffee or tea.

The whole bill, for 4 'dinners' a bottle of wine and a soft drink came to just £55 - can't beat that for value.

Would definately return when next in Glasgow, we were still talking about how good the food was the following day.

Here are the details for you, let us know if you go.

Bombay Blues
41 Hope Street
G2 6AE

0141 221 0817

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