9 Amazing Indian Restaurants You Need To Try in the North East and Yorkshire
Spice up your life this National Curry Week with a meal at one of the North’s best Indian restaurants
With a street food-inspired menu of Indian dishes ideal for sharing, Dabbawal have taken the North East – and, judging by their win for Best Casual Dining Restaurant at the British Curry Awards last year, the food industry – by storm and offer exciting, fresh takes on the typical curry.
69–75 High Bridge, Newcastle NE1 6BX 0191 232 5133
1 Brentwood Mews, Jesmond NE2 3DG 0191 281 3434
With a vibrant atmosphere and traditional values, Vujon is a beloved authentic Indian restaurant which is a landmark in the North East food world.
29 Queen Street, Newcastle NE1 3UG
0191 221 0601 www.vujon.com
Haveli has made a strong name for itself serving modern Indian food in an elegant and stylish setting and drawing inspiration from across India. Think Indian fine dining rather than your average curry – and make sure you try the Goan king prawns. Mmm.
3–5 Broadway, Darras Hall, Ponteland NE20 9PW
4. Magna Tandoori
Located in the heart of the town, Magna Tandoori has been providing the people of Berwick with great Indian food for more than 30 years. Traditional dishes are prepared from local meats and organic herbs and spices, and cooked in a charcoal tandoori clay oven.
Bridge Street, Berwick TD15 1ES
Chef Khaled Miah presides over the action at Zyka, reinventing Indian favourites with flavour and originality. The surroundings here are as stylish as the food, and they do great cocktails too. Think Indian fine dining rather than your usual curry – we love it.
44 Priestpopple, Hexham NE46 1PQ
Bundobust isn’t really bounded by the restrictions which the term ‘restaurant’ implies; it’s more a craft beer bar which serves downright delicious Indian street food. Try the vada pav burger, a favourite on the streets of Mumbai.
6 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ 0113 243 1248
7. The Cat’s Pyjamas
With a menu created by the youngest Indian chef ever to receive a Michelin star – that’s Alfred Prasad, if you’ve not been keeping up – The Cat’s Pyjamas is a step ahead of other Indian street food joints.
53 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3AB
0113 274 2618
8. Cardamom Black
Stylish Indian food with hefty, authentic flavours served in Harrogate’s old Empire Theatre Building. Choose from the nest cuts of fish and seafood at the fresh fish bar and they’ll cook it for you using your choice of regional Indian recipe.
2–6 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DD
One of the very few drawbacks of South Asian food is that on these shores, we’ve yet to standardise what, if anything, those little red peppers on the menu actually equate to. Who knows if the menu was put together by a sadist or a lily-liver? Happily, Thaal make everything from scratch so they can tailor your dish to your tastes really easily, and the chef’s specialities take a far more diverting course through Indian cuisine than your average – see the murgh dhai turka, or chicken breast marinated in yoghurt, black pepper and mint and served with caramelised red onion sauce, for proof.
219 Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4AS