Swadish

7 reviews

33 Ingram Street, G1 1HA

Merchant City, Glasgow

Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

About Swadish

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Beautiful flavour and presentation

    I chose here as I mostly eat seafood and fish and enjoy Indian cuisine. I was certainly not disappointed, will recommend highly and will definitely be returning. The menu contains an enticing range of fish and seafood dishes although there are also vegan and meat options. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. We were brought little palate cleansers of cucumber, mint and lime and started with an interesting variety of pappadoms and chutneys while we considered the menu. We went for three starters which we shared (softshell crab, tandoori salmon and spiced haddock). These were all delicious. As we finished these the friendly owner came to visit us at the table to gauge our reaction and talk to us about the principles of his cooking with fresh seasonal Scottish seafood. Our mains were stunning. We had whole bream and two of us chose the Goan monkfish curry. Portions were large but we were not left feeling we had overeaten. Desserts looked interesting but we decided not to try them this time round. A delightful and inspiring restaurant.
    Geri Smyth - dined in restaurant 02/02/2020
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Husband’s birthday dinner

    First time here but have read about this place and we were dying to try it. Husband's birthday seemed like the perfect excuse. Was really lovely, my garlic chilli chicken was delicious - chicken very tender and sauce was just perfect. My husband had a lamb korma he also said was delicious. We finished with a couple of cocktails. A lovely meal to celebrate husband's birthday.
    Elaine Mcquade - dined in restaurant 25/01/2020

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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