Set to spice up Glasgow’s West End this summer is a new restaurant which aims to take Glaswegians on an exotic culinary adventure by serving up vibrant Indian and Bangladeshi menus. Opening this June, the restaurant and café bar, Rickshaw & Co, plans to bring a world of spice and Bengali café culture to the Glasgow area, meaning guests can stay for a cup of chai or cocktail, sample modern street food, or enjoy sharing comforting dishes or a savoury snack as part of the restaurant’s all-day menu.
Over two years in the making, the expansive space on Partick Bridge Street is split over two vibrant floors, complete with a 120 cover restaurant mezzanine, an outside terrace and a stylish café bar serving up colourful cuisine and exotic drinks. Located in the heart of West End in the former Hyde cocktail bar, Rickshaw & Co will offer a modern perspective on street food from the bustling food markets of India and Bangladesh.
Taking inspiration from their childhood and travels, co-owners, Tushar Ahmed and Gulshan Soni want to bring the amazing flavours, colours and culture of India to create a casual dining experience like no other in Glasgow. From June 2, visitors to Rickshaw & Co can tuck into the likes of mouthwatering small plates, fresh tandoori grills, biryanis, salad bowls, wraps, tiffin boxes and larger curries that cater for all dietary requirements, including vegan and vegetarian.
Signature dishes on the menu include Pav Bhaji – a street food delicacy from Mumbai featuring homemade bread that’s baked in house, with a thick delicious vegetable curry to soak up the soft melt-in-your-mouth bread. From their tandoori oven, spice fans will adore their slow cooked charcoaled lamb chops with hot Kashmiri chillies. Paneer Tikka is another must-try, which consists of Indian cottage cheese marinated in a house spice blend with cooling yoghurt and turmeric then charcoaled to lock in plenty of flavour.
You’ll also find fragrant curries on the menu like their Goan King Prawn speciality- Bangladeshi coastal king prawns marinated in a signature blend of spices with a mild coconut crema which complements both varieties of rice and bread. Plus, before or after your meal, guests can stay for a drink and soak up the eclectic atmosphere of their stylish café bar or mezzanine with their interesting list of cocktails, wines and craft beers.
Rickshaw co-owner Tushar Ahmed, said: “Our contemporary menu has been created with the aim of bringing people together. Whether you want to catch up with friends or family over a snack and a cocktail or share a lazy lunch or dinner, we’ve got something on the menu for everyone. It’s casual, fun and we want people to soak up the flavours and culture we’ve created with inspiration from Bombay to Dhaka.”
Bookings are now open and you can make a reservation here.
Rickshaw & Co, 9 Partick Bridge Street, G11 6PN