National Curry Week is an important period of time. The curry dish is widely appreciated all over the world and first took place in October 1998 founded by Peter Grove. The main idea behind National Curry Week is the vision of drive, awareness and appreciation of the ever-growing Indian restaurant industry, whilst also raising funds for charities.
We all have – if not most of us have – a favourite when we order Indian takeaway, or when we’re scanning the menu at our local Indian restaurant, but have you ever thought about the background of the dish your ordering. The authenticity, flavours and ingredients have been a part of the Indian culture for hundreds of years, so National Curry Week takes us on a journey exploring the native dish, and helps the whole Nation appreciate and understand this tasty iconic meal.
To celebrate National Curry Week we’re going to include 7 of the best Curry Houses in the Midlands:
For the managers of this Indian Cuisine, Lilu started as a dream, an ambition for the Gujarati family to start a Pan Indian restaurant serving some of their most prized family recipes. Five years ago this dream was invented by the passing of inspiration, their mother.
While the family have spent the past 5 years gathering family recipes, they have also combined them with professional expertise to construct a constantly evolving menu that is a true reflection of the journey as a foodie family. You can tell by the truly wonderful cuisine that the family are passionate about ingredients and refuse to use any artificial colours or flavours, food is served the way nature intended.
Here at Lilu, the staff know how important it is to enjoy the experience when customers come out to dine. With a contemporary setting, relaxed atmosphere and great food its a definite that customers will have a night to remember.
Paddy’s Marten Inn
Paddy’s Marten Inn has a long heritage, whilst the restaurant was established twenty years ago, the people involved have been cooking and preparing traditional Indian cuisine for generations. The staff, at first glance and taste, are devoted to providing the finest traditional Indian food to the people of Leicester and visitors from further afield.
Dishes range from starters to curries and served in traditional challis’s to add that extra bit of authenticity for their diners experience. Nearly all of the dishes on the menu come from their own secret family recipes so you won’t find the exact same tasting food anywhere else. With a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, as well as meat and seafood dishes, everyone is sure to find something they’ll love.
A warm welcome awaits all customers at Eastern Spice. Upon entry, guests are given a relaxed fine dining experience and staff take pride in providing diners with an exceptional quality of service. Each spice used serves a very specific role in the dish it inhabits, from the warm sweetness of ginger to the slight bitterness of tamarind to the zingy freshness of coriander.
At the front of the house, the manager has over 20 years experience from popular establishments such as the restaurant, Aroma Spice. With strong management experience and a good knowledge of the menu, the manager and other well-trained staff are able to recommend dishes based on customer preferences that the chefs prepare fresh from influences that stem from traditional home cooking, creating authentic and delicious Indian and Bangladeshi dishes full of flavour and spice!
Himalayan Gurkha Restaurant
Himalayan Gurkha in Derby offers an extensive menu, catering for all tastes and preferences. If you’re in the mood for Tandoori and Biryani, customers are provided on entry with a wide menu and good food every time to keep the customer’s bellies and your taste buds satisfied.
At Himalayan Gurkha the team promise to use the best produce available in order to serve the highest quality food. All food is freshly prepared, cooked and served by their highly trained staff to ensure the customer experience remains memorable. It’s a beautiful place with polite staff and fantastic flavours.
Royal Watan Kashimiri
The Royal Watan are pioneers in Kashmiri cuisine in Birmingham and since opening in 1984 – the restaurant has gone from strength to strength. Using fresh ingredients, experienced chefs will serve up customers the tastiest Balti, using their experience and knowledge to ensure every bite is as sumptuous as the next.
Being in the industry for over 30 years, the staff and management are still committed to using the freshest and finest ingredients to create authentic and tasty Kashmiri food. This commitment and desire is what keeps Royal Watan Kashimiri Resturant striving for perfection in cuisine. For all the customers, it’s clear to see attention to detail is big, the meals are impeccable and passion can be seen, felt and tasted in every dish prepared.
Lime Indian Restaurant
If you want a curry house that’s quite literally award-winning then head down to Lime in Nuthall. They’ve just won the Regional title of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in the East Midlands, awarded as part of the English Curry Awards 2018.
Set up 10 years ago, they aim to create a unique and authentic dining experience by marrying up the contemporary with the traditional. Their cool and elegant space is loved by visitors, while the skilful chefs’ food is appreciated as faithful to its origins while being in keeping with modern dining and flavours.
For somewhere that’s vibrant, sophisticated and well deserving of their award, head in to Nuthall to sample their food.
Right in the heart of Nottingham, Laguna serves up authentic, fragrant and exotic dishes. With North Indian origins, they specialise in tandoori dishes and local breads, cooked up in a traditional clay oven. They also pride themselves on a truly unique and distinctive mix of spices that you won’t get anywhere else.
Not only is their food exquisite, but there’s also a real family feel to this restaurant where even first-time diners are greeted like old friends. For a restaurant where the customer service is just as important as the food, visit Laguna Tandoori.