Best Indian Restaurant in Glasgow

Cafe India Merchant City

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We are Cafe India

Rise & Dine with us

Cafe India Merchant City is a fine dining Indian restaurant in the heart of Glasgow City. Established in 1987, our culinary philosophy is deceptively traditional and authentic. We celebrate the very best of Indian food with our guests. Cafe India's curries and signature dishes are an extraordinary combination of flavours, delicate seasonings, in- house freshly ground spices, marinades, and scrumptious tastes. We use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Our chefs and staffs are looking forward to give you the best Indian cuisine experience in Glasgow.


Cooking Style

Simple and Authentic

Indian cusine represents a 8,000-year history of different cultures collaborating with the subcontinent, prompting its wide variety of flavors and territorial cooking styles.

Head Chef Manoj re-invents nostalgic Northern Indian dishes with a contemporary British twist.


Curries and Signature dish

Cafe India Merchant City is one of the top spots for family dining in Glasgow, an intimate dinner with your special someone, or a tasty meal with your friends or colleagues.

To fully enjoy the depth and breadth of our unique Northern Indian cooking style, we would encourage you to share dishes with your fellow diners.

Wine Selection

Complements Indian food

Cafe India wine list offers an interesting range of wines predominantly from small boutique producers carefully selected to present the best of the Old and New World.

The drinks and wine list at Cafe India includes a wine collection designed to complement the bold flavours, spices and aromatics of Indian cuisine.

Takeaway & Collection


Looking for food delivery or collection nearby? Not everybody knows or has the time to prepare tasty Indian food. When you want to get served like a king then food delivery from Cafe India Merchant City will be your best choice.

Simply call us on +44 141 552 5115 or select one of our delivery partners. Order with UberEats, Deliveroo & JustEat

What our guests say


As a group of retired firefighters we meet every 2 or 3 months and start with a meal in Cafe India. We get greeted and recognised as returnees and made very welcome. Meals are superb, chkn bhuna lamb saag etc some of our favourites. Cant wait till we meet again. Great staff great service and great food.

-James, Glasgow

Had an absolutely delicious, fresh lunch which was very obviously cooked to order. Each dish was different with a distinct flavour. Reasonable prices and the service was excellent. We had a look at the new, forthcoming menu and are looking forward to returning to try it.

-Margaret, Glasgow

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
4. August, 2020.
Fantastic food at a fantastic restaurant! We stumbled across Cafe India whilst wandering round Merchant City; we were looking for Indian food and chose from 4 or 5 options in the area. The initial service was very friendly, and took account of the COVID-19 context. Table service was equally good, with helpful but not pushy discussion of our choices. We opted for poppadoms with dips to start - 5 dips/chutneys gave a wider range than in most restaurants. On to mains...the dishes we chose (lamb bhuna and king prawn Karahi) we're both excellent - appropriate medium spicing, with good flavour and texture to the sauces. The accompanying aloo gobi and okra dishes were equally good, as was the peshwari naan and pilau rice. In summary, the food was fantastic but also at a fantastic price, even before the 'eat out to help out' scheme was applied. Highly recommended...thank to all the staff at Cafe India!
1. May, 2020.
Deliveries during the pandemic. We were really pleased to discover that our favourite Indian restaurant, Cafe India ( Merchant City ), was offering a delivery service during the pandemic. At the time of writing ( 1st May ) they were opening for deliveries on Fri, Sat and Sun from 4 pm to 9 pm via Just Eat, Deliveroo or Uber Eats as well as offering a phone-in service direct to the restaurant too. We've eaten regularly in the Cafe India ( Merchant City ) restaurant for years and the food we received tonight matched the high standard we've come to expect from them. You can tell that they have put thought into the delivery process and even the Naan Bread ( which I am sure is difficult to keep warm ) arrived wrapped in Tin-Foil to alleviate that problem. If we have to, we will certainly be ordering from them again but, hopefully, we will soon be able to revisit the restaurant in person someday and experience the warm welcome from the owners, chefs and waiting staff that we miss so much.
14. March, 2020.
Best peshwari naan ever... It is a bit of a walk from the station but it was worth it... and i would recommend ut to anyone reading this review. This tasted fantastic and was better than the Indian (Bombay Cafe) I had and visited a few days ago. I enjoy a medium curry and the lamb rogan josh was really good. With the chicken chaat as a starter I could not finish it. The naan was cut into 4 large slices and is the best I have had by far... Just a shame I couldnt eat it all.
Mark-Oliver P
Mark-Oliver P
25. January, 2020.
Das Essen war super lecker. Das Essen war super lecker. Es waren Gute Portionen zu fairen Preisen und das Personal war super freundlich
Linda W
Linda W
12. January, 2020.
Post cooking class Partner attended cafe India cooking school, My friend and I met afterwards and he cooked or meal, with assistance of the staff, amazing chicken tikka , thanks to all the staff for making our visit special 10/10
Yvonne H
Yvonne H
14. December, 2019.
Best Christmas Night❤️ Just back from a fantastic Christmas night with my work mates❤️Brilliant service food and in-house disco/karaoke. Incredible value! This was my second time so will definitely be returning for a third!
13. December, 2019.
South Indian chilli garlic If your wanting authentic Indian food at a reasonable price this is the place to go in Glasgow absolutely lovely South Indian chilli garlic. For starters I had haggis pakora which had a lovely batter the haggis was just perfect with a little bit of moistness to compliment the batter, For mains I indulged in south Indian garlic chilli chicken I have had this in a few restaurants but none that compare to Cafe India’s it was very tasty had a keema naan to accompany it which was also very tasty The service was outstanding and a very helpful waiter with plenty of suggestions
Laura. D
Laura. D
22. November, 2019.
Great Food Visited here at the begining of November whilst in Glasgow. Food was amazing and a reasonable price. Will definitely be returning next time i am in Glasgow.