I recently went back to Glasgow for my Birthday. Seeing as I am Vegan I wanted to go to a restaurant that was at least Vegetarian and of course served my favorite type of food which is Indian!!
Usha's is Glasgow's first and only restaurant that serves Vegetarian Indian foods with Vegan options; it is set on the West end, Byres road :)
Seeing as I am Vegan this was my first time going to a Vegetarian dedicated Restaurant. I went with my husband and we booked for 7 pm but this had to be changed as Glasgow roads can be a bit of a challenge to get parking, but the staff were brilliant when we informed them of our 30 minute delay :) We got a warm welcome from the waitress who took us to our table, which was fab !! The theme was like a jungle paradise with a modern twist and it also had an Indian movie on from the 60's. Everything on the table was set out perfectly along with the cutlery which was sparkling.
The staff were amazing, polite and very easy to talk to, we had plenty of time to choose our food and drink and the waitress was helpful when we ordered our food. She also made my husband aware of the size of the dishes, tapas style.
About 20 minutes later the food arrived !! I ordered the Vegetable Biriyani with vegan option and my Husband, the Matar Paneer. My husband is not vegetarian but he truly enjoyed this dish which was peas and Indian cheese with mixed spices. Although the portion was small it was indeed big enough to fill you up if you buy 2 meals and a naan to share as a couple. The Biriyani which had a delicious mixture of Okra, Peppers , chili , aubergine mixed in a pilau rice and spices was divine. I am a massive fan of a Biriyani and this was the best one I have ever had as the spices were perfect and the portion was great for sharing and even better, hardly any grease or oil.
When we finished the food the staff where very pleasant and brought our bill which was very reasonable considering the freshly cooked food in a lovely restaurant and in a great location. You have to try for yourself.
My overall experience of Usha's was 5 star!! The food was awesome and the environment was perfect for a couple or even a group. The staff just topped off the whole experience as they were so polite and full of smiles, something you want to see when you dine out. Will definitely be going back there in the near future.
Melissa Zia x