33 Ingram Street, G1 1HA

Merchant City, Glasgow

Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

About Swadish

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    A “must go to” newcomer

    It is honestly hard to find words to do justice to our meal experience here last night. Innovative dishes packed full of flavour, visually stunning and served by staff who were engaging, efficient and professional. Our next visit can’t come soon enough!
    Jim Murray - dined in restaurant 15/11/2019
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4


    The food was really fish and the flavours were amazing, definitely looking to go back.
    Lynn Wilson - dined in restaurant 27/09/2019

Innovative Indian in Merchant City

A family-run Indian restaurant which opened in 2019, Swadish offers an appetising combination of seasonal Scottish ingredients prepared using both modern and traditional Indian techniques and spices. The kitchen brigade is run by a chef who trained in many of India’s top hotel restaurants and his cooking will come as a refreshing surprise to anyone who still thinks that chicken tikka masala is the pinnacle of Indian cuisine. The setting, a former fire station, is as stylish as the food.

Vegan-friendly menus

As well as offering many fish and meat dishes, Swadish has a separate vegan menu packed with options such as the mushroom koftas served with mashed potato dumplings, chestnut mushrooms, a tomato sauce, fenugreek leaves and lotus crisps. Lamb, chicken and game choices are prominent but pride of place perhaps goes to the many fresh fish dishes. The whole tandoori seabass; banana leaf sea bream and monkfish curry all leap from the menu. Leave space for desserts like the saffron and pistachio kulfi which is garnished with dehydrated raspberries and a quinoa brittle.

Merchant City transport links and attractions

Situated on Ingram Street in the Merchant City, Swadish is a ten minute walk from Queen Street rail station, and a further few minutes from Central rail station. There are bus and taxi links available around Merchant City and nearby Trongate, with paid parking available at the Q-Park on Candleriggs. The City Halls, Tron and Old Fruitmarket concert venues are all within a five minute walk and Barrowland is ten a minute stroll.

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