The UK’s Best Curry
Guide to the nation’s favourite curry houses

The Best Curry Houses in the UK

Everyone has their favourite curry house; the one that does your butter chicken just the way you like it, or who cooks the onion bhajis to crispy perfection every time. With a warm welcome, your local Indian takeaway guarantees your curry is succulent and bursting with flavour with every bite. What defines the best curry houses in the UK is their solid return rate and exceptional star rating. There’s no higher indicator of satisfaction than a customer who returns again and again to their local curry house.

1 | Simla
1285 Bristol Road South, Northfield Birmingham B31 2AD

Most ordered dish: Chicken Tikka Masala
House speciality: Goa Garlic Chicken – seasoned with onions, capsicums, tomatoes, coriander, fresh herbs, extra spices and roasted garlic.

It’s Birmingham’s most loved Indian restaurants and the nation’s favourite, and it’s not hard to see why. With an extensive menu full of authentic regional dishes and more classic, popular curries, Simla welcomes the locals and provides them with some of the most unforgetable Indian takeaways imaginable. And customers just can’t get enough of the exquisite curries, as seen by the exceptionally high return rate.

What customers say: ‘Favourite curry house by a country mile!’ Bob from B29

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2 | Ruchita
17b Herbert Road, Plumstead London SE18 3TB

Most ordered dish: Chicken Korma
House speciality: Murgh Lemongrass – succulent chicken breast, cooked with spices and served with fresh lemongrass, curry sauce and herbs.

London curry addicts have fallen head over heels for Ruchita in Plumstead. With an irresistible range of meaty and vegetarian-friendly dishes, including their legendary egg bhuna, there’s something for everyone at London’s favourite Indian restaurant – from classics like butter chicken to more adventurous fiery king prawn naga . It’s time to see for yourself why it’s London’s best kept secret.

What customers say: ‘The food and service is always excellent from here, and I would recommend them to anyone!’ Mandy from SE18

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3 | Spicey Cottage
142 High Street, Wibsey Bradford BD6 1JZ

Most ordered dish: Chicken Korma
House speciality: Grand Slam – chicken and keema cooked with garlic, ginger, methi leaves and fresh coriander.

Bradford has more than its fair share of top-quality curry houses, but Spicey Cottage is a true local favourite. Fans of seafood curries are particularly spoilt for choice with twenty-five delicious king prawn dishes on the menu! In a city that continuously wins the Curry Capital of Britain Award, quality is a guarantee at Spicey Cottage.

What customers say: ‘Just had the best curry ever. Nowhere else in Wibsey can cook a curry like Spicy Cottage’ Lisa from BD6

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chicken bhuna
4 | Saffron
331a Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HT

Most ordered dish: Lamb Keema Madras
House speciality: Mushroom & Aloo Rogan Josh – made with mushrooms and potatoes, cooked with herbs, aromatic spices and tomatoes.

As befits their name, Saffron has carved out a reputation for delivering takeaway after takeaway of aromatic and full-flavoured curry. Plus, unique dishes such as the lamb tikka starter or garlic and chilli balti chicken have helped Saffron win over the hearts and stomachs of many a curry lover in Leeds, helping it become one the UK’s favourite Indian curry houses.

What customers say: ‘Once you’ve tried Saffron’s you will get cravings ALL the time!’ Laura from LS8

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5 | Lime Tree
213 Bury Old Road Manchester, Prestwich Manchester M25 1JF

Manchester’s favourite curry house Lime Tree serves up a dizzying array of classic Indian dishes that will tantalize even the most veteran of curry connoisseurs, which contributes to their high return rate among the locals. Specialising in traditional regional cuisine from across India while and serving up modern British classics, Lime Tree offers up one hell of a mean curry!

Most ordered dish: Lamb Madras
House Speciality: Lime Tree Special – a mouth-watering mix of marinated chicken and king prawns, cooked with roast spices and served with stir fried garlic rice.

What customers say: ‘Our Saturday night curry seems to be nicer and nicer each week. Fish sashlick starter was sooooooooooo nice :)’ Lisa from M45

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