About Taal

Situated on Bridge Street right in the heart of Strathaven, Taal offers one of the most enjoyable Indian dining experiences in Lanarkshire. This family-run restaurant has a warm atmosphere and a fabulous outdoor dining area, so it’s a great spot for group gatherings and special occasions. The food on offer is bound to please all members of a large group, too, with a staggering list of traditional Indian mains, starters and sundries that don’t feature any artificial colourings. Enjoy the clean, refreshing taste of their nawabi curry, tuck into an aromatic jaipuri, sizzle your tongue on Taal’s South Indian garlic chilli or enjoy the comfort of a rich tandoori balti and you’ll instantly see why this is almost unanimously regarded as the best Indian restaurant in Strathaven.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


2 Bridge St, Strathaven
Strathaven ML10 6AN

Menu Highlights



Chicken Guijiya

Spicy spring rolls served with tangy chick peas

Bombay Chicken

Shredded chicken in a chilli masala sauce, with a crisp salad garnish

Chicken Chaat

Chicken drumsticks swathed in a sweet 'n' sour patia sauce


Garlic Garam Masala

Mild to medium dish, cooked in garlic butter sauce, fresh cream, ginger and garlic. (available in lamb of chicken)


Spicy dish cooked with spinach puree, fresh spinach leaves, garlic chilli sauce and fresh peppers. (available in lamb or chicken)

Hyderabad Ki Biryani

Sliced tandoori chicken and lamb tikka simmered in a flavoursome tarka with savoury vegetable rice and green chillies, garnished with fried onions and served with tarka daal.

31 Taal Reviews

31 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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William P.12 days ago · 1 review

Absolutely excellent good food good wine good service nice staff very reasonable cost. Highly recommend portions were generous.. we are lucky this restaurant is a10 minute walk from home

Michelle M.a month ago · 1 review

Delicious food, plenty to choose from, friendly and helpful staff, relaxing atmosphere and great service. Definitely go back again! Would highly recommend going to try.

Mary Jane R.2 months ago · 1 review

I am not a curry lover,but decided to try a few things I had never eaten before. Lamb was perfectly soft and tasty,the starter and Nan bread really good! Obviously a family business and everyone is knowledgeable about the dishes on offer. Service with a smile too!

Jenny B.3 months ago · 1 review

Our table was ready for us on arrival and we had the most tasty enjoyable food. This is a very popular restaurant with a very lively atmosphere. The staff are most attentive and the owner and family are delightful. One of our favourite places to eat!

Janet F.2 years ago · 1 review

This is my second visit to Taal. I live a little ways away, so it's not always easy to get there and get home, but if I lived nearby, I would be tempted to eat there every day. The booking was easy, and the service, as usual, was efficient, friendly, full of humour, and a joy. The food as usual was superb. Of course we ordered way too much, because the entire menu is so tempting, and ended up taking half of it home in containers, which were cheerfully provided by the restaurant staff. Their mixed vegetable pakora is worth a trip to the restaurant on its own (but of course, it's just the start.) No, not an ordinary hunk of vegetable covered in batter, but a whole selection of vegetables, chopped finely, mixed with batter and crisp-fried and brought to the table with an excellent selection of dips. The best I've ever had anywhere. This restaurant is a gem.

Paulo Q.a year ago · 1 review

This is a beautiful restaurant sited alongside a brook with outside sitting areas. Fantastic service - although it was quite busy, we were seen straight away, ordered our wine (which was very nice, at the right temperature and complemented the food quite well). The service was impeccable from start to finish. Our starters were served very quickly and we didn't have to wait long for the main course. There was no feeling of rush and everything proceeded at our pace which we thought it was very well done considering how busy the restaurant was! There was a very large selection of vegetarian dishes (for one of the people in our party) and every single dish was just perfect. And an added extra was the price - we would have expected to have to pay at least 30% more than we paid. We're now planning many more regular visits to the Taal in Strathaven. Couldn't fault it in any way.

Ian L.7 months ago · 4 reviews

Becoming a regular at the Taal both for eating in and take-out. Never been disappointed yet but still struggle with the size of portions...too big for my wife and me!! Service always good too. During our most recent visit I did mention that many of the dishes were westernised and, having been to India a few times I would appreciate some more authentic dishes. I was told they are always happy to prepare special dishes for guests and promised that on my next visit they would do so for us. I look forward to that and will report on the experience.

Steve R.2 years ago · 1 review

One of the best Indian eating experiences I have had for many years! If you are looking to eat nuclear coloured 'British' curries this place is not for you. There is a nod to real authenticity throughout the menu and the food is plentiful and utterly delicious. The service is exceptional and our waiter was attentive and couldn't have been more helpful. We are from the pre-theatre menu which is good value for such amazing food. The decor is contemporary, yet tasteful and there was a real feel good bubbly atmosphere, even at six o'clock! Highly, highly recommended.

Lynda S.2 years ago · 1 review

We enjoyed an excellent meal at Taal. We had a sharing starter which was almost a meal in itself, but still found room for a delicious main course. The service was attentive without being obtrusive.

Craig K.a year ago · 1 review

Our first time visiting Taal since moving to the area. Great food, good atmosphere, and really welcoming staff - especially Dapi and his amusing anecdotes. Will definitely be back.