Friday, August 11, 2006

Rawalpindi Tandoori, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

We fancied a curry in town and our wanderings took us all the way up Sauchiehall Street where we found the Rawalpindi Tandoori. It's been around for a long time but for reason or another, we've never gone in before now.

Anyway, first impressions were reasonable - the decor wasn't bad although the tables looked a bit bargain basement on closer inspection but the general ambience was good and it was quite busy, usually a good sign. The menu was extensive and one of the largest I've seen in an Indian restaurant so there should be something for everyone on there.

We started off with the usual vegetable pakora and chana chat and then followed with a Special Punjabi Bhuna Lamb and a huge mixed tandoori lamb and chicken biryani dish, the name of which I can't remember, and a great big garlic nan bread. Everything was very nice indeed - the Bhuna was nice and thick and this version had some green peppers in for some crunch too. The biryani was nice and tasty too and there seemed to be loads of it.

The only negative I can think of was that it was a little rushed and we didn't get very long to choose from the menu before the waiter was over and looking for our choices. Okay it was busy and they were probably firing on all cylinders but we could have done with another couple of minutes. As it was they took our drinks and starters order and then came back for the main courses as we weren't going to be rushed into choosing. The staff were pretty friendly and attentive though so it wasn't really a problem, it just felt a wee bit hurried.

Cuisine: Indian
My Rating: 8/10

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