Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published April 16th 2012
First up, I think it's only right I should manage your expectations; this is a curry house ideally suited to the numerous UK expats missing their fix of some of the superb delights of the curry houses normally found in their homeland. Perhaps you'll have guessed this from the restaurant's name, if not consider yourself fully briefed.
Unfortunately for me, one of the restaurants biggest low lights is evident upon entry; the ambiance. Or should I say lack of it. Whilst the decor is pleasant, the restaurant still resembles the look of it's humble shop unit shell. Think ceiling tiles with too bright shop unit lighting. Based on its retail site location (you look out from your table over a car park), there would be obvious limitations to what could be achieved here. However, the restaurant seriously falls short on the decor side and in doing so robs itself of any chance to make any great inroads into creating ambience.
That aside, I'll stick with the highlights of the restaurant; the food. Unreservedly I really did enjoy the meal. We ordered pappadums with some chutney and raita, which were a pleasing start to our curry feast. Edging on the wimp side of curry etiquette, for our mains we opted for some chicken tikka masala (house speciality), chicken Muglai korma, pilau rice and some peshwari naan. Knowing the quality of the food, I'd certainly try for something spicier next time. The curries were wonderful, offering up some lovely hunks of chicken breast and some mouth watering sauces. The peshwari naan was delightfully sweet albeit I'm not entirely sure why the sweet filling was colored pink? I loved the quality of the meat used; so often I find that a strong curry sauce is used to hide some really poor meat quality, this was certainly not the case.
The menu is varied offering a good selection of meats in addition to a good array of curry flavors and spice levels. I was impressed with the selections on the entree menu, including some delicious sounding tasting plates and will hope to try these out next time. For full menu details click here.
Looking around the other tables, we saw all other diners enjoying their meals and lots of empty plates at the end of the meals - always a good sign. On the subject of empty plates, and the clearing away of said items, the service here could do with a little more attention. Staff were polite, courteous but in the main were a little disorganized. Took quite a while for our order to be taken and this was only after we grabbed someone passing by. A little more customer service would really enhance the offering here, perhaps making up for the lack of ambience.
The Glasgow Curry House is currently BYO which helps to bring down the cost of a meal out. For two persons, our meal came to $63 which whilst not particularly cheap was certainly not the most I've paid for a curry in Perth.