The Indian Platform opens second site in Scotland

By Lauren Houghton contact

- Last updated on GMT

The new restaurant has both a buffet and an a la carte menu
The new restaurant has both a buffet and an a la carte menu

Related tags: Indian cuisine, Curry, À la carte

The first Indian Platform restaurant opened four months ago in Glasgow’s West End, now the second site has opened in Newton Mearns, with the founders planning to expand the chain further still. 

The second restaurant to open in the quickly expanding chain is located on Ayr Road, in a site that previously hosted another Indian restaurant; Ivy India. The new Indian Platform 2 has a 130 cover restaurant, a 150 function area, and a private suite that seats 50. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment to fit in with the branding of The Indian Platform.

The new restaurant has both a buffet and an a la carte menu, and intends to cater to social and corporate events, as well as having a separate chef’s table. The brand was created by co-founders Chetan Parmar and former Scottish business woman of the year, Nasreen Aksi.

Aksi said of the opening: “The opening of our second Indian Platform restaurant just four months after the launch of the brand, signals our intention to go full steam ahead with our fast track growth plans. The Indian Platform 2 is a new family-friendly restaurant for Glasgow’s southside, offering both buffet and a la carte menus, with a large function room and private suite allowing us to cater for a range of social and business occasions.”

Expansion and branding

The Indian Platform intends to expand its brand further and is interested in opening sites throughout the country.

“We want to open more, we’re looking for more opportunities and if something good comes up, we’ll expand,” Parmar told BigHospitality. “We want to see a good site though, we won’t just take anything. We’re interested in opportunities in London as well, or down South.

“I don’t know how many we’ll have eventually; we’ll just work out when to stop. If we can open more restaurants and still maintain the same standards of food quality, level of service and customer retention, we won’t stop.”

In terms of branding, The Indian Platform intends to distinguish itself by cooking authentic curries and trying to do things a little differently.

Parmar explained: “Most Glasgow curry houses have the same type of curries, but our chefs explore. We make authentic Indian food, just how we’d make it in our own houses.”

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