Usually we like to introduce our Big Deals with a bad joke, worse pun or wonky factoid.
This time, we’re just going to quote a few lines from a review of Southern Spice which Joanna Blythman wrote in the Sunday Herald last year, not long after the restaurant opened on Sauchiehall Street.
‘Southern Spice is no standard curry house… an appetite-wooing array of south Indian delights that are light and delicious… the food is clearly authentic enough to find favour with people who know what the real thing should be like… front of house service at Southern Spice is as charming as the food’
To be honest, we’re not going to top that review so we’ll simply tell you how the deal works.
Available from Sunday to Thursday, noon to 11.30pm, this super tasty deal is for one person to enjoy a starter, main course and one sundry accompaniment (rice, jeera rice or plain naan) from the a la carte menu at Southern Spice.
Seafood, mixed platters and mixed grill dishes are available at a £3 supplement, giving you the run of most of the a la carte menu.
South Indian specialities
In her review, Blythman loved her medu vada, or deep fried split pea croquettes, and her samosas while the uthappam, toasted rice breads, were the best she had ever had.
More easily recognisable perhaps are the starters of pakora, chicken chat, lamb chops and the paneer, or Indian cheese, which is marinated, spiced and fried.
The main courses feature lots of classic south Indian specialities such as crispy dosas stuffed with lamb, chicken or potato masala; curries from Kerala and sambar: a dish of lentils and vegetables cooked with jaggery, tamarind and ground, roasted spices.
More mainstream options include chicken tikka masala, rogan josh and a range of biryanis.
Vegetarians are exceptionally well catered for with a wide range of inventive dishes.
Great 5pm reviews
Professional newspaper reviewers are not the only people who like what’s on offer at Southern Spice. 5pm reviewers are also fans. At the time of writing, it is rated 4/5 by customers. This is what a recent diner had to say:
‘YUM! This was our second visit to Southern Spice. On both visits the food has been outstanding. The service has also been very attentive and helpful, and the staff are warm and friendly. We’re really looking forward to going back again!’ Rating 4.8/5