About Green Gates Cafe
The first thing I noticed was how lovely the décor was. Staff made us feel very comfortable. The fixed menu was limited but quality of food was great. We will be returning to try the a la carte.
We booked the 20% off deal and it was well worth the money. The street food and curries are so flavourful and the portion sizes are fantastic. The staff are very attentive and there's plenty of options to choose from. I hope the restaurant survives the lockdown as I'd recommend it to anyone and I'll go back.
Regional Indian cuisine in the Merchant City
After the success of its sister restaurant in Stirling, Green Gates is now bringing home-style, regional Indian cuisine to the Merchant City. Situated on Candleriggs, the restaurant offers an intimate, candlelit space with splashes of tartan. Diners can sample flavours from both North and South India, cooked up by a head chef who has trained extensively in India.
Street food tapas and classic clay oven dishes
Green Gates offers two core menus — a tapas selection inspired by old-style Delhi cafes and a health-focused selection of tandoori choices.
From the tapas menu, you can enjoy street food classics like honey & chilli potato fritters; chilli garlic fish pakora and various stuffed flatbreads. You can also share a selection of tapas curry dishes like Punjabi chana masala, Goan fish curry or classic butter chicken.
Tandoori choices cooked up in a clay charcoal oven include whole chicken, lamb chops, seekh kebab, monkfish, sea bass and jumbo king prawns, as well as a mixed grill selection. There are quite a few veggie tandoori options too, including soya cutlets and fresh paneer.
Where is Green Gates Cafe?
Green Gates is based centrally in one of Glasgow’s main dining hubs, a 10-minute walk from both Central and Queen Street stations. The restaurant is handy for the Tron Theatre and Old Fruitmarket, so you could stop here for a bite to eat before a show. Pay parking is available at Q-Park on Candleriggs.