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“Excellent South Indian Food”
Review of Banana Leaf - CLOSED

Banana Leaf
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Excellent South Indian Food”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Food was as tasty as in SOuth India..worst the wait for the food as they were prepared freshly...
Cheap price and will recommend to go...

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank King186534
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Truly different Indian cuisine”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Looking at some of the other reviews it is difficult to believe this was the same restaurant we went to last week. We had no problem with the staff or service and the food we had was simply lovely.
The Southern Indian dishes were nearly all new to me and,without exception, cooked very well.
I would heartily recommend this little gem but you will be disappointed if you are expecting the bog standard, oily curry sauces that are the norm in most Indian restaurants - the blends of spices are subtle and very different .
They seemed to have some good early dining offers ( before 7pm) and even without these the prices were very reasonable. We will be returning next time we are in Glasgow.

  • Visited April 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent food & cheap as chips - but allow plenty of time”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

We had a really delicious 2 course meal - very tasty - fried chilli to and something else we just guessed at to start and lovely dosas as a main. All served on little metal trays as you sometimes get in India with accompaniments. The chilli wasn't hot as warned, but was pleasant. They did not serve alcohol but did not charge any corkage either - we were £24 for both of us including mango lassi and chai.

The surroundings are very basic and the service is slow and amateurish - but we were not in a hurry so that did n't really matter. Not a posh place to take a date or if you are in a rush but our food was good and amazing value.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank fifporter
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Colintraive, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Oh Dear”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Ambiance - none
Staff - permanently on phone, and not taking orders for the take-away, which would be acceptable
Starters - My husband's Manchurian Cauliflower was good, my cauliflower dish was old, dry and cold.
Mains - I had a vegetarian Keralan dish, it was truly disgusting, a flavourless porridge with 3 peas and 2 cubes of carrot. The other main course was a chicken dish, this chicken was 95% bone.
At this point we paid and left. It was an historic low point in food.

Visited December 2011
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Thank BridgetIna
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The worst dining experience I have ever had”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

My wife and I bought this deal through Groupon and it seemed like a bargain as we had heard good things about Banana Leaf.
However, to cut a long story short, the restaurant itself, at this location, is little more than what appears to be a takeaway with some tables and chairs to the side of it, on a corner site, with severe internal lighting, devoid of atmosphere & staff that are hardly visable.
We had the Groupon 8 dishes each deal.
8 dishes means if you want 8 veg. dishes, that's what you get. If you want meat dishes, then you can only have 4 out of your 8 with meat.
We found that each of the meat dishes contained little more than a mouthfull of meat. Without a word of a lie, the first mouthfull of chicken was raw & once the attention of the person serving was caught, he simply returned with 4 (properly cooked) bite sized pieces of chicken and said, "try that".
He did not apologise, nor did he even bother to remove the raw chicken.
We carefully tried the rest of the dishes.
There were some good flavours in some dishes. However, most dishes were largely watery and lacking character.
Very disappointing and potentially life threatening.
Avoid this place.

  • Visited November 2011
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