Balbirs

4.7
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1064 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Opening almost immediately to rave reviews from all the major food critics, it didn’t take long for the restaurant to reinstate the ‘Balbirs’ brand as one of the more prominent names in the Scottish Indian dining scene.
Balbir’s is the first and possibly the only Indian restaurant in Scotland to have obtained both the ‘Healthy Living’ award and the ‘Eat Safe’ food certificate from the UK governments Food Standards agency.

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4.6
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AM
London
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food (although could have been warmer) and great service.
Happy to recommend.

DG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will definitely be back. The food was delicious and the service was spot on.
Reasonable prices and a lovely ambient restaurant.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous. Haven’t eaten there for a while but didn’t disappoint. Introduced my friends to their Goanese Fish Curry. Absolutely amazing. Will go back soon.

k
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Balbirs is one of our favourite resturaunts to eat. Amazing service as always and the food is outstanding. Would highly recommend. Katie

AG
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful authentic Indian cuisine, tastes like home cooked. Best Indian in Glasgow.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Usual high standard. Lovely fresh flavours and great service

MV
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff are always very welcoming nothing is ever too much bother for them
Food delicious
Def be back

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is to “die” for absolutely delicious, very friendly staff who ate not overly attentive. Wine list that has something for everyone, is a must when you are in the west end of Glasgow. Would recommend to anyone.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovley food , very friendly staff 3rd visit we will return again .

JS
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

First class service. Attention to detail. Would recommend balbirs for great family gathering.

C
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is nicely decorated. It was quite busy and has a good atmosphere. The staff were very good, attentive and polite. Our party of four all thought the food was lovely , My favourite was the lamb keema, another favourite was the chicken methi. Great value as we had a 5pm deal. I would highly recommend and will return

CC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience1

Was ill after my meal with an very upset stomach. The food was nice at the time but about 20 minutes after I was ill. The staff were nice enough but a large group of young boys were sat beside us and were very nosy spoiling our quiet romantic date night. Also no cocktails served on a Saturday night

M
Dunbartonshire
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I am a regular visitor to Balbirs and always enjoy their food - a few new meals on the menu this time - we tried two of them and they were very good.

L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff extremely helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Food excellent as always

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant evening slight disappointment that some dishes unavailable due to impending closure for a couple of weeks but enjoyed the prawns achari

AP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

The attention to details was very nice. The food is wonderful and the service is very personal.

LW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, not your typical Indian cuisine, sauces were lighter. Lovely restaurant, great service and good value for money.

HC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food staff very welcoming.definately be back

AS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous as always, just gets better each time

GC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always terrific, great customer service... the team are always very attentive.

DB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant evening with my family - food as always fantastic

M
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good variety of dishes on the menu. Food was fresh and delicious.

GD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined in Balbirs on a number of occasions and it remains one of our favourite Indian restaurants in the city. The food is excellent and the staff are not only professional and efficient but friendly and with a sense of humour too.
Well worth a visit.

E
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Having dined previously this visit was very disappointing. The food was reasonable, although not outstanding but the service was lacklustre and slow. Having your dinner abruptly dumped in front of you before the server quickly makes an exit (this happened for every course) didn’t improve on the long wait to order or the even longer wait to try and get the bill. The service we received was minimal and certainly not what we considered acceptable for the price you’re paying.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been dining at Balbirs at least once a month since it opened and not had a bad meal yet.

RM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Well prepared and presented. Service excellent. Smart and courteous staff. A superb dining experience.

AG
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely authentic Indian food. Always enjoy the quality of food and service.

TR
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful restaurant with attentive staff. The food was very well prepared and tasty.

AD
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and service were very good.
I was extremely disappointed regarding the wine.
I ordered the £30 Rioja and was told the wine list was being changed and I was given a different Rioja.
Wine was fine, but on receiving the bill it was listed at £41.
I did not complain, nor did I leave the £10 tip I would have.

D
Glasgow
38 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Will be back before long. Thanks

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Highly recommend. Handy location for underground

KB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location lovely inside friendly attentive staff food came quickly and was delicious...look forward to going back soon

W
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My wife and I have been going here for years everything was lovely except my xcuti curry that I normally get it wasn’t nice and couldn’t finish it

b
31 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were on the to the Kelvingrove museum and stopped by for dinner, food, service and ambience was perfect, will not leave it too long to go back.

LB
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic beautifully cooked food. Highly recommended.

G
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and a warm welcome. Never disappointed, one of the best Indian restaurants in Glasgow

SC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant where the food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend here for a special occasion- or any reason to eat lovely Indian cuisine!!

JO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food as ever, great service and ambience, a totally different Indian experience.

TV
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely ambience. Staff also make you feel so welcome. Don’t mind paying that bit extra for the experience.

K
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best curries we have been to, staff was outstanding & had a very welcoming & relaxing feel to the place. Food was amazing & cant wait to come back