Balbirs

4.6
905 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings
Opening almost immediately to rave reviews from all the major food critics, it didn’t take long for the restaurant to reinstate the ‘Balbirs’ brand as one of the more prominent names in the Scottish Indian dining scene.
Balbir’s is the first and possibly the only Indian restaurant in Scotland to have obtained both the ‘Healthy Living’ award and the ‘Eat Safe’ food certificate from the UK governments Food Standards agency.
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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Restaurant looks real quality. Got seated and quickly offered menu and a drink.
Made our order and starters arrived within 5 minutes. Fish pakora and aubergine pakora. Both were tasteless more like thinly battered fish and pakora.
Onto mains chicken parsi and lamb karahi. Chicken was bland and certainly not tika, lamb tasted of cloves and again no flavour.
Not be back, can get a better curry experience from local kebab shop.

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LH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning restaurant gorgeous food staff so helpful have recommended and will continue to and we will be back

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p
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the banquet which was excellent. The food was outstanding and very good value for money. The restaurant was very helpful and substituted a creamy curry which we did not like to another one and there was no fuss about this. The staff are all great very helpful and friendly but not in your face.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has nice subdued lighting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience which could not have been bettered. We have been to this restaurant many times before and will return very soon.

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GR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service friendly staff would recommend very busy for a Wednesday

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c
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a relaxing time. Background music was appropriate. Staff were attentive . Food was delicious.

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S
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, friendliness, just love this restaurent. The food is fresh, vibrant & cooked by skilled chefs and the warm welcome makes you want to come back

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AM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, highly recommend. Best Indian in the westend.

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AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive, all staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Food was amazing

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KB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit, welcomed by a lovely male waiter. Table was near door but not an issue due to layout of the restaurant. Decent sized table. Staff very pleasant and attentive. Great food and drinks choice. We were very pleased and surprised at the bill, we expected it to be more. Definitely go back and definitely recommend to others.

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S
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Staff discuss menu and diet, spiciness of dishes, ask about allergies and generally make you feel very welcome. I specially recommend salmon tandoori which is amazing. This can be a starter or a main course. Recommended highly.

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OT
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Indian cuisine in Glasgow

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JB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience at Balbirs on Tuesday 5th March. We had a family dinner, table for Six, the food was excellent. The young waiter and waitress were attentive and professional. No complain at all. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to next visit.

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TM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was first class
Food was beautiful as always .
Have been regulars for years hadn’t been in a while will be going regularly again.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meal With beautiful tastes. We will be back hopefully soon.

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WB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A highly recommended restaurant with a good choice of food and value for monmey

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SR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the staff friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Will definately be returning.

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LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and staff were so attentive. Thank you.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and dining experience as usual. Nice, friendly, efficient staff, great ambience and top class food.

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SD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food.

Had scallops & chops for starters (birthday dinner), both highly recommended.
Chicken Chettinad was probably slightly better than the Michi Korma (very hot) bit both really lovely.

Service both unintrusive & friendly.

We'll be back.

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SH
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, very tasty, salmon is a must!

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C
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything top notch. Excellent taste and very good service.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always, the staff were excellent and we were served promptly. Brilliant experience, as always.

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JW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and staff brilliant as usual, would highly recommend Balbirs for any occasion.

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RC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a high standard and great personal service

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PK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Better food options are available
The food was very average
asked to make it spicy - it wasn't.

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AN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience.
Professional friendly staff making us all feel special and comfortable, fabulous food and very reasonably priced considering the service provided.
Very recommendable

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AM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and customer service. What more can you ask for?

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WS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very comfortable restaurant with excellent food and friendly expert service.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Balbirs and again it was outstanding! Food was delicious, service was fantastic, ambiance of the restaurant was great.. all in all a wonderful evening! Thank you!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. It was my 30th and it was a fab evening.

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TH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 years ago a Glasgow taxi driver brought us here when we asked him to recommend a good curry house, we’ve come back at every opportunity since! Not sure what to choose? No problem, just tell the waiter what you like & he/she will bring you their recommendation. If you no likey, no problem, they will change ( but this has never happened, we always love what they select for us) Really recommend you try it. But book as it does get busy. Thank you to all the Balbirs staff.

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LS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food, beutiful calming atmosphere, amazing staff, very attentative and polite
Great experience on Saturday night with my friends, they equally loved it xx

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JB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, amazing food with an impeccable service. Balbirs is a place where you feel valued and well looked after. We travelled 45 minutes by train to have dinner there. Very worth it.

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TG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Recommend to us. The service was great. The ambiance was buzzy and nice. The food was disappointing and expensive. There are better Indian restaurant in Glasgow

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CE
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service and food. Our favourite restaurant came up trumps as ever.

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LT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovley dining experience with fabulous staff! Food & drinks great!

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time visit.
It was all very lovely can't wait to get the time to go back.

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L
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a welcoming oasis in the west end of Glasgow. Never fails to impress guests we bring for the ambience, friendly staff (who can give good tips for the novice curry eaters to the connoisseurs )Tasty variety of dishes with old favourites and more unusual choices. Our favourite 'curry house' in Britain ... and we have sampled many in the last 30 years !

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TM
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I decided to drive 30 miles to eat at this restaurant and this was well worth the drive

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LW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't tried this restaurant before but did based on the reviews. The staff were friendly and extremely attentive. The restaurant well laid out and had a nice atmosphere.

The food arrived quickly and was delicious!!

I couldn't fault Balbirs in any way.

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