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Madras Cafe, Glasgow,

Madras Cafe

4.7
4.7
626 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
No short cuts. No easy fixes. We aspire to do things the right way. Using recipes that are true to their roots, wholesome natural ingredients, and classical cooking techniques. Our food is actually cooked in our own kitchens, from scratch, by our amazing chefs who absolutely love their jobs and love feeding people!
We offer quality and honest food. Everything we create in our kitchen is sublime, from the textures to the flavours. We aim to enhance and elevate the Indian classics and street food.As nature is generous with her many colours and palate, you will find her in the finely blended flavours in all the dishes we present, experienced in all their authenticity, their freshness and their delightful individuality.
Our culinary style is both – incredibly simple and cleverly refined. Everything that seems ordinary hides a delightful twist.
​Let Madras Cafe guide you through a memorable dining experience.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, South Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:15–21:00
  • Phone number
    0141 237 1819
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Shabu Natarajan
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Cross Street
    St Enoch Square.
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available but may be expensive. Street Parking is free after 6pm. There is Multi story car park on Maxwell street, just one minute away from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Madras Cafe is centrally located in the Heart of Glasgow. Glasgow Central Station is just 3 minutes walking from us. Argyle Street Subway is 3 minutes waking distance. St Enoch subway is just 2 minutes walking distance from Madras Cafe. Busiest Shopping street, Buchanan Street is also 3 minutes walking distance from us.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    £16.95 per person

    Prepaid

    5 Jan - 30 Nov 2024
    2 courses plus a side from the pre-theatre menu. Great quality food and value for money. Its never been better on value to try Award winning Madras Cafe.
    Pre-Theatre Menu photo

What 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Best Food

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Healthy

  • Glasgow/Lanarkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Glasgow

    Best Food

  • Glasgow

    Healthy

  • Glasgow

    Vegetarian-friendly

626 Reviews
  1. AudreyR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Indian food absolutely delicious at Madras Cafe which was highly recommended to me by friends who dined there previously. Staff were really friendly and attentive. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  2. RichardK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booking made without any issues via open table. We arrived 10 minutes early and we were offered several different tables which were not too closely packed together. Prompt service with well organised menu with good descriptions of the food. Good choice of drinks along with staters and main dishes. Dhal main course was lovely and tasty and a decent sized portion. Service was excellent, quick and the food was hot. It’s good value when taken into consideration the quality food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

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  3. RitaM

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Indian food experiences I ever had. Impeccable service and great gluten free knowledge. Totally recommend!

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  4. BigTimG

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic pakora to start, then good but not excellent mains. Waiters were lovely, good atmosphere and good value. I would recommend this place.

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  5. roving

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Beautifully presented food.

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  6. MichaelB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely revisit in the future.

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  7. JackieM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Sometimes a little draughty but minor consideration. It did not spoil our enjoyment.

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  8. Tasso45

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and helpful service. Particular help for my wife who on a gluten free diet.

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  9. KaraL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Monkfish was delicious. Waiter/chef forgot my order so by the time it came my husband was finished. Tap water was disgusting.

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  10. IanP

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit to Madras Cafe and was very impressed. Food and food presentation was excellent. Staff also very helpful and polite. Although visited in midweek restaurant was very busy, which is always a good sign. Although first time visit it will not be last. Everything about visit was very positive and would recommend to others to visit. Thank you for a very nice night.

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  11. VeronicaT

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , excellent value , service prompt waiters polite and helpfull, would highly reccomend

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb authentic food and attentive friendly service, at reasonable prices. Highly recommended!

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  13. ImkeV

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As a klm airline crew member this is one of our favorite spots in town. Best Indian food ever, very friendly and helpful staff.

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  14. Effiemac

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Madras Cafe. Waiter was very helpful and knowledgable. Food was amazing. It's not far from the main city centre thoroughfare and definitely worth a visit.

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  15. LesleyC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Indian food we’ve ever had. Would highly recommend

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  16. Ginger

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a nice restaurant with a wide variety of options. Went there for a Valentine's day dinner - the presentation of dishes was lovely and everything tasted good too.

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  17. JoeF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and you won't get better service anywhere !

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  18. Pococks

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic flavours - great service. Would definitely recommend

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  19. GraceP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty Indian food. Nice, cosy place to go with a friend or family .Will definitely come back. Thank you for experience of exploring new dishes of Indian cuisine.

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  20. Nixie

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little restaurant with really cool vibe. All staff very welcoming and attentive. Food was quick and tasted Amazing. If you like Indian food, you can’t come to Glasgow without a visit here!

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  21. KathleenM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for casual dining yet top quality service. Beautiful food. Attentive staff.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend the chicken sixty five starter, and the lamb bhuna and chicken biryani mains. Will come back again

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  23. ScottieBurnett

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second visit to Madras Cafe. Excellent value lunchtime menu with good choice of meat & veggie starters & mains. Food quality is first class, backed up by courteous customer service.

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  24. Claire

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we came two nights in a row on our weekend trip !

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  25. colleenS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked this through reading reviews. We were greeted at door, showed to our table. Service was first class, welcoming and pleasant. Lots of choice, food was first class. Would definitely go back, and have recommended to friends.

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  26. Teri

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff, very nice food. We would definitely come back.

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  27. DavidM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great service. Will definitely return.

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  28. ClareB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Indian restaurant in Glasgow. We had the lamb chops for starters, they were delicious. I then had the Desi chicken curry, the flavours were unreal. I can’t recommend here enough

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  29. LizL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was amazing! Service was great. Value really good. BUT our table of 6, in one corner of the restaurant right by the bar, was seated by the speaker serving the whole restaurant. It was crazy loud! I asked one of the waiters if the music could be turned down please, one of our group has a hearing problem and wears hearing aids and wouldn't be able to function with that level of noise. The waiter was lovely and turned the music down. BUT another guy behind the bar kept turning it back up. It really spoiled the evening. I wouldn't say don't go, but I would say ask to be seated as far away from the bar as physically possible.

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  30. MoragF

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st class food and service as always.Can't wait until next visit!

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  31. JACKIE

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there last night had a beautiful meal nicest tikka masala I have tasted , staff lovely , will definitely recommend to other people and will definitely be back next time I am in Glasgow

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  32. Gospellor

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, friendly service and good value! Would definitely recommend.

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  33. SueG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tasty food, attentive and friendly staff would highly recommend.

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  34. KevinP

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service freshly cooked and very tasty food with a good selection of drinks

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and service! Mixed starter was the star!

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  36. Karley

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit. Outstanding! So friendly with great, attentive service from all the hardworking staff. The dosa was gorgeous. Special thanks to Hassan for taking such good care of us. Best Indian in Glasgow. Delighted to see it so busy with Celtic Connection goers in town. Cant wait for next visit! Brilliant night.

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  37. DaveB

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. One of the best Indian restaurants I've eaten in. Menu is imaginative, quality exceptional.

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  38. Rachel

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At the end of an interesting street in Glasgow lies this gem of an Indian Restaurant. Always packed with happy customers, this place provides Delicious food appropriate for all diets and spice levels. The service and atmosphere are amazing as well!

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  39. MikeK

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. We are vegans and had plenty of choices. The staff are very polite and give very good service.

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  40. LesleyI

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really liked the atmosphere and the decor. Staff lovely. Food interesting. Thought it was a bit pricey.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Madras Cafe using the Order Online button. Madras Cafe also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats. Madras Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0141 237 1819.

Madras Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

Madras Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Madras Cafe

82 Howard Street, Glasgow, G1 4EE

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    St Enoch Square.
  • Area
    Glasgow
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:15–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, South Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available but may be expensive. Street Parking is free after 6pm. There is Multi story car park on Maxwell street, just one minute away from the restaurant.
  • Public Transit
    Madras Cafe is centrally located in the Heart of Glasgow. Glasgow Central Station is just 3 minutes walking from us. Argyle Street Subway is 3 minutes waking distance. St Enoch subway is just 2 minutes walking distance from Madras Cafe. Busiest Shopping street, Buchanan Street is also 3 minutes walking distance from us.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shabu Natarajan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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