Reviewed by Dawn Watson
My partner and I were delighted to have the chance to go to try this new dining experience in one of their 6 restaurants in Glasgow and surrounding areas. The concept was the idea of chefs Cook and Indi… culinary competitors for many years… their idea is to bring to everyone a ‘world of cuisine’ on a plate including Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and Sushi.
We took along our two daughters (7 and 11) and were warmly welcomed. Shown promptly to our seats and the concept of our dining experience clearly explained to us all. After taking our drinks order we wandered around each of the stations to choose our starters. There was everything from pakoras, spare ribs, salads, garlic mushrooms and lots more with a variety of sauces to accompany. Considering the variety on offer everything was fresh and hot.
Then onto mains… Just too many to mention but my personal favourites definitely swayed more towards the Indian side… the fish curry and lamb rogan josh were gorgeous and so too was the chicken korma, a favourite of my daughter. My youngest daughter enjoyed the freshly cooked pizzas and fried rice… she unfortunately was not adventurous but there was plenty for fussy eaters to choose from. Both my partner and I felt some of the Chinese dishes to be bland and tasteless… preferring the Indian and pizzas.
The friendly staff were on hand to clear away your plates as they encourage you to use clean plates when you go back up for more. I enjoy a buffet style of eating… being able to try new flavours and dishes. The menu mentions lots of dishes that I can honestly say I don’t remember seeing? So maybe they change them around and the menu is suggesting what could be on. I don’t remember any Spanish dishes being offered. Some of the main dishes I felt were lukewarm, but on mentioning this to a waiter he immediately checked and offered the chef to cook me a fresh plate.
For desserts there were lots again from mini doughnuts to rice pudding and mini bite size cakes to my girl’s favourites, the ice cream stations.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and although a few dishes were not to our taste there was plenty others to choose from.
I feel it was very good value for three courses for four with a bottle of wine for us and juice for the girls at just under £55.
Sunday is £9.99 all day with children under 10 eating half price. Friday and Saturdays are slightly more at £12.99 and there is also a special lunch deal at £5.99.
Overall I would recommend anyone to try this restaurant… as they do offer something to suit everyone’s taste. I would definitely go back and would rate this 4/5.
For more information, to view menus or to make a booking visit www.cookandindisworldbuffet.com.
Cook and Indi’s World Buffet. 410 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD | 0141 333 9933