Stirling restaurants are surprisingly busy at half nine on a Saturday night. And Indian Cottage is no exception! But the speed with which the waiters cleared the table and had us seated was exceptional!
We'd searched for a place to eat to no avail when my friends suggested Indian Cottage. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and we were happy to wait the short time until a table was free. The restaurant has a fresh yet traditional feel to it, and it seemed very clean. White tablecloths adorn the table and decorative napkins were folded impeccably!
We went for a starter to share which was a platter of tandoori chicken, lamb kebab and an assortment of sauces. The chicken was impressively tender and fresh and went perfect with the accompanying sauces. For main, I went for chicken korma (always!) with rice and a peshwari naan. Delicous! The curries came in ornate gold bowls with large serving spoons which was a nice decorative touch.
The portions were generous and it was reasonably good value with the starter platter, three curries, two portions of rice, a peshwari naan and a bottle of red wine for just under £70! One of my favourite kormas in Stirling so far. I'd definitely consider visiting the other two of the Mr Singh's restaurants in Stirling. Worth a visit, curry lovers!
It's very hard to tell how good an Indian restaurant is going to be if you're just passing by. The menus are often very similar, as is the often rather uniform decor, especially in smaller towns like Stirling. Given that even the tiniest village will have about six of them, it can become a minefield.
Indian Cottage is always mobbed, a good sign, and so seems to be there or thereabouts when the coveted title of "Stirling's best curry" is bandied about. The meal we had here was pretty tasty, though having recently discovered the joys of unbearably hot food, should we return to Stirling anytime soon I'll be sampling a more fiery option than Chicken Tikka Biryani.
We also had a hilariously miserable Austrian couple at the table next to us, who loudly grumbled about their meal in German before arguing with the waiter over the finer points of the bill. It got quite awkward. I loved it.
By FAR, our favourite indian restaurant/takeaway.
The staff are so nice and very helpful. I remember cheekily asking for a recipe, and they gave me it.
We always have their takaways, and it seems they still can't find our address (the estate is 5 years old) as sometimes it arrives a little cooler than you'd expect. Still, all is forgiven becuase the food itself is brilliant.
Went into the restaurant once, and was just as impressed with the menu. The decor is a little tired in the Dumbarton Road one, and the seats could do with re-upholstering.
My favourite Indian outside Glasgow give the jack daniels curry a go.
My only gripe (should be a major one as well) walked past the kitchen when the door was open and found a bucket of raw chicken propping open the staff toiled door and another bucket of chicken wings sat on the toilet seat.
Second thoughts, I don't like this place.
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