My aimless Glasgow wandering took me to the Indian Gallery, on Sauchiehall Street, today. I’d been surprised how many places I passed, some of which didn’t look particularly inviting, were well populated. This was the first place that looked in need of some attention, but given it was gone 1:30pm by the time I arrived, this was not a huge surprise.
Offering full a la carte and a lunchtime/pre-theatre menu, the place is split across two levels, utilising the relatively small space quite effectively, to maximise seating without giving a sense of things being too cramped.
From their “executive” lunch, offering a wide selection of starters and mains for £7.95, I started with the mushroom poori, then followed with lamb bhoona, served with chappatis.
The freshly prepared starter soon arrived, looking simple but neat enough. It proved to be very tasty, with a warmly spiced vegetable mix, and lovely puffed bread. I was pleased with it.
The main course wasn’t quite so good. The chappatis were good and fresh, but the bhoona was a little uninspired, and a little too heavy on the ghee even for my tastes. The meat was a little tough, too.
I left suitably fed, though, so was pleased enough with my decision to visit.
So overall, I enjoyed the Indian Gallery. It didn’t knock my socks off, but the starter was really very good, and the bread with both courses freshly made, so that’s usually a combo that works for me. There are very likely to be better Indians around the city, but this place did the job very nicely, today.
Blythe scores Indian Gallery
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20
I ate: Mushroom poori; lamb bhoona with chapattis
I drank: sparkly water
I wore: traditional pinstripes
Total bill: £10.20