The flavours oscillate between spicy, savoury and sweet; the textures fuse to make liquid heaven and the bread accompaniments are doughy and delicious. I think we can all agree that Indian food is positively divine and if you don’t agree well you should “tikka” good look at yourself….we jest of course. We travelled to Manchester home to some of the best curry houses in the country to bring you our picks of the best Indian restaurants you need to try “raita” way.
Indian Tiffin Room
The Indian Tiffin Room was born after two southern Indian students, Suresh Raje Urs and Srini Sundaram travelled around Manchester in a vibrant food truck serving up their genius dishes to the masses. It was clear the public wanted more which led to their expansion. An amalgamation of dishes from all over the bustling streets of India, the menu offers finger lickin’ Thali’s (mini buffet on a plate), delicious dosa’s (rice pancakes) amongst Indo-Chinese food and so much more.
First Street, 4RL, 1 First St, Manchester M15Make a booking
Scene Indian Street Kitchen
Aloo lonesome tonight? Maybe we can tempt you out. Put a message out on your group chat and head to Scene Indian Kitchen for some delicious Indian cuisine in a bright and vibrant venue, complete with an outdoor terrace and heated shisha lounge that you can enjoy with your friends whatever the weather.
Unit 4a, Spinningfields, Leftbank, Manchester, United Kingdom, M3 3ANMake a booking
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
The stage is set, the chefs are ready all they need is you. With a theatre-style kitchen allowing diners to watch the masters at work, Zouk Tea Bar and Grill is a premium restaurant for lovers of Indian food. The menu uses fragrant spices and delicious recipes, passed down through the generations and crafted to transport diners to the Indian sub-continent. The perfect way for every guest to unwind and escape after a busy day.
5, The Quadrangle, Chester St, Manchester M1 5QSMake a booking
Turn up the heat with a Gujarat-inspired street food feast at Bundobust. The dishes are to be enjoyed paired with the world’s best craft beers which make for an utterly explosive combo. Don’t just take our word for it, even the (sometimes) acid tongued, Jay Rayner, the Observer’s food critic, reviewed the restaurant and stated “vibrant Indian street food served with craft beer in a friendly communal space…Why has no one done this before?”.
61 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AGMake a booking
People of the world, spice up your life! (Of course we were going to get a spice girls reference in here somewhere.) Arnero can definitely provide the spice. Situated in heart of Manchester’s City Centre, this place offers a jam packed menu, where you can choose from an array of delightful dishes including Dum Pukth Biryani’s, North Indian curries, and succulent tandoori-cooked kebabs.
25, Sackville St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 3LZMake a booking
Vegetarians and vegans this one’s for you. From the Thalis of Gujarat to the Dosas of South India and not to forget the Chaats of Mumbai there is something for lovers of all things veggie at Sanskruti. A unique and vibrant venue with a purely vegetarian and vegan menu this place is a must when looking for the best Indian restaurants in Manchester.
95 Mauldeth Rd, Manchester M14 6SRMake a booking
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