“ Type: Indian / Address: 44 Candleriggs / Glasgow / G1 1LE / Scotland / Tel: 0141 553 1249 „
The Dhabba is a very, very good Indian restaurant coveniently located in the heart of Glasgow city centre in the Merchant City. Part of the Bapu Hospitality group, The Dhabba specialises in the best North Indian cooking. The restaurant is warm and inviting and the staff are very welcoming, the decor is sleek and modern and has a bit of a trendy twist which suits its Merchant City location.
The food is pretty fab too, traditional curry fans maybe confused by the extensive menu and lack of pakora and chicken tikka masala, butdon't worry chicken tikka is in there with an authentic twist and the staff are only too happy to guide you through the menu and complementary options. The menu also has a guide to let you know how spicy dishes are and the staff again explain that you can pick some dishes and they can tailor the spice to suit your taste. Vegetarians are also very well catered for with a wide variety of dishes many sound completely fabulous and very tempting to me a complete non vegetarian.
The last time i visited i had the Murg Maskawala which is tandoori chicken pieces cooked in a creamy, tomato, cashew nut and butter sauce which came in at £10.25 and my friend had the spicy Murg Kali Mirch which is a spicy dish of boneless pieces of chicken breast cooked in a traditional sauce of onions and tomatoes, rich in ground pepper and was priced at £10.25. Both of the dishes came in small pots crammed full of fabulous food, we had originally ordered 2 rices but the staff told us that one would probably be enough but if we needed another one just to let them know. We also ordered the Tandoori Tokri which is an indian bread basket for 2 and gives you a chance to sample various kinds of breads which complement your dinner. The food tastes spectacular and you can taste all the subtle spices used in the dishes, additionally you get a large portion which i couldn't finish, only wish i could have. I have never had a bad meal or a dish that i didn't love when i visit here and have tried a variety of dishes over time, the subtle spices, tastes and flavours really bring out the best of the food and this is a very special indian restaurant.
The prices for city centre is fairly standard although maybe slightly more than anormal indian restaurant but then this is no ordinary indian and definitely worth the extra.
As I said the staff are exceptionally helpful without being overbearing and are only to happy to guide you through the menu and give you suggestions if you need them. The restaurant is very welcoming with plenty of tables and a great wall of windows for some people watching.
If you are to visit the Dhabba or its sister restaurant the Dakhin, which specialises in South Indian cuisine and is located only a street away from the Dhabba it is worth registering for a Bapu Hospitality royalty card which will give you a 10% discount on all your food and drink and it is free to register for.
You can book online at www.thedhabba.com or by calling on 0141 553 1249.
I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough the food tastes fabulous, the atmosphere is good and the service great.