In the Glasgow of one hundred years ago an Indian curry would have been unheard of, but by the 1970’s Indian restaurants were springing up on every high street.

With recipes fine-tuned to suit the discerning Scottish palate, magnificent names such as Red Fort Chicken were soon tripping off the tongue. Before too long, the terms  bhoona, madras, korma and vindaloo were used almost as frequently as the ever popular fish supper. Although we assumed we were indulging in authentic Indian dishes, Chicken Tikka Masala, some say our national dish, was created in Glasgow.

Take one large leap to the present day and, although every dish is created very much with our heritage in mind, a sophistication in style and service while using the freshest local ingredients are what set Namaste apart.

Situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from George Square and the River Clyde, surrounded by parlour palms, cooling marble and highly polished brass, Namaste will instantly transport you to the elegant tearooms of mid 20th century India.

Seating up to 160, with group bookings available, whether breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, dining for business or for pleasure, our comprehensive halal menu also provides vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. From sheek kabab naan roll with fiery gunpowder potatoes and piquant chilli chutney or tender chunks of the finest Scottish lamb smothered in spices and garnished with caramelised onions and our secret masala sauce, to a gooey chocolate melt with rich pistachio ice-cream and pistachio praline crumble, we also love to incorporate the very best of Scottish produce while adding the unmistakable Namaste twist. Did someone just mention haggis pakora…??

From the Hara Mahal to the Dhol Dram, the Highlander to the Bollywood Highball, our master mixologists have concocted an impressive array of tempting tipples that celebrate the very best of India, Scotland and beyond.