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The Dhabba

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34 Reviews

About The Dhabba

In a city brimming with Indian restaurants, standing out from the rest can be hard. But The Dhabba manages to do just that. Located on Candleriggs, right in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City, this Indian restaurant is known throughout the city for their quality north Indian cuisine. Combining chic decor with some traditional influences, The Dhabba is a sophisticated setting for a special dinner. Book ahead to guarantee a table.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Dhabba
44 Candleriggs, City Centre
Glasgow G1 1LE

Menu Highlights



Reshmi Seekh

Chicken mince mixed with chopped ginger, garlic, green chilli and coriander, shaped onto a skewerand

Gosht Kathi Roll

Small chunks of sautéed lamb and diced peppers wrapped in roomali roti and cooked in hot oil.

Koliwada Jheenga

King prawns‏ marinated with carom seeds, lemon juice and spices, folded in batter and fried.


Boti Kabab Badami

Fillets of lamb marinated with almond paste and mildly spiced yogurt.

Tandoori Pasliyan

Lamb chops marinated in ginger, garlic, strained yogurt and flavoursome masalas.

Tandoori Nisha

Jumbo tiger prawns marinated with exotic spices, flavoured with saffron, yogurt and rose water.
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Main Menu

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More about The Dhabba, Glasgow

For something a bit different from the usual Indian offering, take a trip to The Dhabba in Glasgow city centre, where you’ll find authentic northern Indian cuisine – not a piece of greasy pakora in sight. Instead you could start your meal off with some hearty soup, like the gosht kali mirch ka shorba (a spicy lamb and black pepper soup) or daal shorba (a lentil soup with fresh herbs, spices and garnished with rice) or some bharloan dhingri (fresh button mushrooms filled with paneer, chopped nuts and spices and fried in batter).

Main course dishes include machi dum sunehri (pieces of monkfish and peppers in a garlicky sauce) and raan-e-changeji (tender whole baby leg of lamb slow cooked in its own juices with herbs, spices and dark rum). Vegetarians will find plenty of options to choose from too, like the chole (whole white chickpeas with a blend of ginger, garlic, caramelised onions, and cumin seeds). For an unforgettable meal in Glasgow’s city centre, book a table at The Dhabba on Candleriggs in the Merchant City.

34 The Dhabba Reviews

34 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Roddy Y.18 days ago · 0 reviews

Great service and great food! We told our waiter to bring us a selection of the most popular starters and mains and he did, and we weren't disappointed. We'll be back!

Pepi M.a month ago · 0 reviews

The menu is a bit overwhelming but the food is absolutely fabulous. Much more interesting dishes than the standard Indian menu. I was there with a party of eight and it was excellent yet very reasonably priced.

Fran H.a month ago · 0 reviews

Superb food and great service - we will definitely return next time we are in town. Four of us ordered different main courses and shared. We all agreed the food was first class. Thanks.

Sharon M.2 months ago · 0 reviews

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The very informative waiter helped us choose, starters and main meal according to our taste. The whole meal which was very different from our usual, was soooo good and we'll defo be back soon.

John B.2 years ago · 0 reviews

The Dhabba has a spacious dining area, no cramped elbows here. The staff were all very polite and attentive and were happy to wait until the rest of our party arrived. The food was delicious and the generous portions meant we were all too full to try one of the tempting desserts. I'd highly recommend The Dhabba, if you're looking for a great place to dine. We'll definitely be back.

Steven B.3 months ago · 0 reviews

The Dhabba has been my favourite Glasgow Indian Restaurant for years and I have been many times. It is the first time I have been since the menu changed and I was frankly underwhelmed. The food somehow seemed to lack the flavour of my previous visits - though the lamb and chicken in the mains were really lean and good quality. The mixed starters were a bit of a mixed bag, nan a bit heavy and rice portion parsimonious and over-priced as a result. Maybe it’s just that I had such high expectations and the overall experience was just not there on this occasion. I think I’ll be trying some different restaurants in the future.

Chris J.9 months ago · 0 reviews

The Dhabba offers an interesting selection of North Indian dishes and styles in very pleasant surroundings. The staff are knowledgeable and courteous and there is a wide choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes to sample. Definitely a restaurant to return to if you are interested in sampling something a little more adventurous than just a bog standard korma or madras. Recommended.

Gordon M.2 years ago · 0 reviews

Really good if a bit expensive. Allow maybe £45 to £55 per head to cover food,drinks and gratuities to fully enjoy the experience. Need to remember that the sauces for most dishes cost £4 to £5 extra per sauce. Some unusual dishes that were well presented and cooked to a good standard. Staff very attentive & efficient. Overall hard to think about a better Indian restaurant in Glasgow. Atmosphere a bit noisy when we were there but I think the noise was coming mostly from our table of 6 guys who hadn't seen each other for a while. Gents toilets quite small

Eileen M.4 months ago · 0 reviews

Excellent accessibility as I am in a wheelchair. Very friendly & helpful staff. Excellent food , different from your usual western Indian restaurants. Was quite cold in the restuarant but the weather was particularly cold with snow & freezing temperatures outside when we visited & all public buildings tended to be cold, however increasing the heating may have been advisable to make it more comfortable for customers.

Liz M.a year ago · 0 reviews

Easy to book through this app. Restaurant was excellent. Service was first class and food was the best I've tasted. Well worth return visits. Good value for money with bill for 5 including 1 bottle wine and couple of drinks, starters for 3 of us and mains working out about £30 per head.

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