Mancunians will be happy to know that Lancashire is fast catching up with Yorkshire when it comes to who cooks the best curry. Manchester’s Indian takeaways are getting rave reviews from local curry addicts, who have some incredibly high standards. Yet customers are happily experiencing the delights of authentic Indian cuisine from some the UK’s favourite curry houses. In short, there’s a load of great curry in Manchester to try.
25 Chorley Road, Swinton Manchester M27 4AF
Most ordered curry: Chicken Tikka Masala
House speciality: Balti Exotica – lamb, chicken and juicy prawns cooked in a medium spiced balti sauce
Shamnah are repeatedly commended for the speediness of their deliveries and the friendliness of their staff – and that’s before we even come to the matter of the food. They offer some of the heartiest Indian tandoori platters in Manchester, and some of the best authentic Indian curries, including naga – a fiery dish of meat and pickle guaranteed to warm you from the inside.
What customers say: ‘Food was great, delivery was bang on time. Perfect, thank you :)’ Kimberley, M6
512 Port Way, Wythenshawe Manchester M22 0LA
Most ordered curry: Chicken Korma
House speciality: Lamb Madras – the classic spicy curry, loaded with chilies, need to be experienced!
A great value Indian takeaway, Royal Tandoori has a dedicated following of local regulars who order from them again and again. They are known for cooking a mean, spicy madras, and a range of kasmiri-style chef specials. No wonder it’s a favourite.
What customers say: ‘Absolutely fantastic – best madras by a mile.’ Carole, M23
213 Bury Old Road Manchester, Prestwich Manchester M25 1JF
Most ordered curry: Lamb Madras
House speciality: Lime Tree Special – mixed meats and fresh prawns, stir fried in roast spices and served in a mouthwatering garlic sauce
One of Manchester’s most popular Indian takeaways, the Lime Tree offers an unbeatable selection of special starters; everything from stuffed peppers to irresistible garlic chicken, straight from the tandoor oven. Whether you’re after one of your favourites or want to try something exotic like duck karahi, you’ll find it here.
What customers say: ‘If you like spice and are a meat eater then you must try the hot mix starter. Me, I love the tandoori king prawn with madras sauce. The prawns are huge and the madras is amazing.’ Lisa, M45
277 Palatine Road, Northenden Manchester M22 4ET
Most ordered curry: Chicken Jalfrezi
House speciality: Dhanya Sylheti – a curry dish cooked with Bangladeshi ground spices, garlic and fresh coriander
The Sagor Balti – already a recipient of a hungryhouse Top Takeaway Award – dishes out some of the best loved balti outside of Birmingham. Dhanya sylheti is favourite dish served in a thick sauce, loaded with hot Bangladeshi spices. And in this balti house it’s up there in popularity with tikka masala and korma. You can also kick off your dinner with a spicy mulligatawny – great for cozy evenings in.
What customers say: ‘Been ordering from here for about 10 years. The balti jalfrezi is amazing. Curry mile has nothing on this place.’ Gaz, M23