In a city famous for its wealth of Indian restaurants, any newcomer looking to join the Glasgow curry scene would have to bring something new to the table to be noticed. Just as well Horn Please, which is located in Berkley Street between Finnieston and Charing Cross, does.
Their menu is made up of adventurous takes on Indian fusion – example dishes are spinach curry, ricotta cheese and serrano ham lasagna and gulab jamun cheesecake – served in tapas style portions.
The decor in Horn Please stands out too, with straw seats, a bar made of wooden boards, and exposed brick walls papered with Indian newspaper cuttings resulting in a Goa beachside vibe.
We currently have an excellent Big Deal for Horn Please – £20 for four tapas with two desserts to share between two people – so at the blog we decided it was the ideal opportunity to visit the restaurant.
Horn Please 5pm Big Deal
First we tried two appetisers (in addition to our tapas which was part of the deal – we’re gannets). I went for the interesting sounding fermented rice batter with split chickpeas with coriander chutney.
While my dining companion plumped for the curd, cheese and vegetable uttapam (uttapam is kind of like an indian savoury pancake made with flour and white lentils, as our waitress helpfully explained).
Then we moved on the tapas of which, as part of the deal, we got two each. My dining companion, in a fishy mood, went for grilled cod, green curry sauce and potato spiced mash which he said was succulently soft and perfectly complemented by the spice from the curry sauce and mash.
I plumped for the mushroom and onion roll with braised spinach puree.
And the stuffed crepes with bottlegourd and yellow lentil curry (bottlegourd is kind of like a large Indian courgette. The waitress had to explain that one too).
My companion choose an interesting Indian/Italian fusion option – spinach curry, ricotta cheese and serrano ham lasagna.
Now onto desserts. The dessert section of the menu was as adventurous, and it was difficult to know what creation we were most curious to see – the gulab jamun cheesecake, the green cardamom pannacotta with grilled mango and white chocolate rabdi, the chocolate cream with spiced sand and white chocolate rocks, or the Indian spiced chai with rusk cake.
In the end, the gulab jamun cheesecake sounded too good a combination.
And after much consideration we felt like something chocolatey, so went for the chocolate cream with spiced sand and white chocolate rocks. Our waitress warned us the spiced sand was “spicy” – chocolate and spice complement each other perfectly in my book.
Horn Please offers Indian cuisine unlike anywhere else in Glasgow. The current 5pm Big Deal at £20 for four tapas with two desserts to share between two people is excellent value for money and is definitely worth taking advantage of.
If you’ve missed the Big Deal, Horn Please has offers on 5pm Dining too.