Having visited a few of the Akbars restaurants around the country, I can confirm the one in Glasgow is just as good as the others.
The menu differs slightly to the others in that they actually offer a wider range of cuisines - at the Glasgow branch they've added some pasta dishes to the menu. No-one in our party tried these, but it's nice to know there are 'less Indian' dishes on the menu - which may come in handy if I'm ever dining with fussy/wimpy eaters in Glasgiw!
As with the other Akbars, the ingredients are all fresh and of high quality. Everything is brilliantly cooked, the Roshan Lal is divine - I'd like to try more on the menu but I'd struggle to opt for something other than this next visit. With the poppadums they do a chilli/minty/corriander dip thing which is wonderful, absolutely beautiful - I'd happily eat full bowls of the stuff in quick succession. This alone is worth vising for.
In terms of value, Akbars is great. There's an older, famous Indian restaurant very nearby, which is frequented by celebrities and is more expensive - but I can honestly say many of the dishes here are better. The other restaurant is arguably more innovative with their imaginative dishes and Scottish influence - but I would choose Akbars every time.
Decor-wise, it's modern and chic -the kind of decor you'd expect in a restaurant far more expensive and exclusive.
The one and only complaint is that the heaters were on. It was 18 degrees celsius on a mid-June afternoon when we visited, the peak of Summer by Glasgow's standards! The heaters were so hot they actually hurt our legs if we brushed against them. Switch the heaters off and allow your diners to eat in comfort!
Hot legs aside, the food is great, the service is great - we'll definitely be back.
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