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Celebrate National Curry Week at these fabulous Yorkshire and North East Restaurants

Celebrate National Curry Week at these fabulous Yorkshire and North East Restaurants
Eat and Drink
October 2021
Reading time 10 Minutes

This year we celebrate the 23rd annual National Curry Week taking place between 4th–10th October

So, if you’re heading for a curry this weekend here are our top picks from across the North East and Yorkshire.

Khai Kahi

The menu at this relatively new, yet incredibly popular Indian restaurant showcases the roots of the Indian culinary evolution, from original recipes that replicate authentic flavours and cooking techniques to dishes prepared over hot stones, coals, wood fires and age-old tandoor ovens. Expect delicious small plates such as chickpea chaats and onion and samphire bhajis, followed by tasty mains such as the saag paneer and the Goan prawn balchao. We recommend trying some of the side plates too. 

29 Queen Street, Quayside NE1 3UG 
0191 2614277

Mowgli Street Food

The simple dishes on the menu here are a million miles away from a stereotypical curry and showcase true Indian food that is packed full of flavour. Look our for street food mains such as the monkey wrap – an open roti wrap with succulent, charred tandoori chicken, jewels of pomegranate, spinach, mint and homespun Mowgli chutneys, or the range of house kitchen plates including the mother butter chicken, Goan fish curry and aunty Geeta’s prawn curry. With restaurants across the country this popular yet authentic street food restaurant is renowned for its flavours. 

631 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PT 
0114 266 0069

My Delhi

 One of Newcastle’s hidden gems, My Delhi is located on Clayton Street and celebrates the best of Indian street food. With outstanding authentic flavours in each dish, My Delhi is the go-to restaurant for a real Indian street food experience. We recommend trying the Gol Gappa plate which is a mash of chickpeas and potatoes served alongside sweet and sour tamarind waters and crispy puri balls, followed by either the butter chicken 1950s or the vegetable khazana for your main. The chacha chips are also a must here.  

87A Clayton Street NE1 5PY

Thali Tray


This Thai tapas restaurant and bar offers a real taste of Thailand in the middle of Yorkshire. Offering fresh and vibrant flavours combined with European indulgence, choose from 10 pork dishes, a range of street food and Phranakhon delight plates, as well as curries, stir fries and more. We love the sound of the crispy belly pork with super spicy thick curry sauce or the panaeng nuea – a thick creamy beef panaeng curry.

19 Grape Lane, York YO1 7HU 
01904 636366

Thali Tray

This quirky street food venue can be found under Byker Bridge in Ouseburn and is a popular eatery with open fire pits and outdoor seating, perfect to cosy up next to and enjoy some delicious curries. With a simple menu at Thali Tray it’s hard to go wrong – a few light bites are on offer alongside a choice between three different thalis (metal trays loaded with everything you need for an Indian indulgent feast). From chicken tikka skewers to popular paneers, Bombay bites and incredibly delicious naan breads, Thali Tray will become your new favourite Indian street food hotspot. 

Arch 2, Stepney Bank, Ouseburn NE1 2NP 


The perfect blend of old and new, Gulshan in Tynemouth is a beautifully decorated restaurant which allows customers to dine in an atmospheric environment whilst indulging on traditional Indian dishes. Expect British favourites such as tikka mossala, madras, bhuna and korma dishes, as well as mouthwatering signature dishes such as murgh kashmiri, beguna gosht and shaan pathia lamb. If you’re dining on a Thursday try the Gulshan Shonda banquet, which includes three courses for £13 per person.

60 Hotspur Street, Tynemouth NE30 4EE 

De Baga

Originating from Hindu roots, the cuisine of Goa is further influenced by 400 years of Portuguese colonisations and the Muslim rule that preceded the Portuguese. Many dishes at De Baga represent this history and use the local spices which are the main ingredients in Goan cuisine. Starter dishes include kebabs, bhajis and other authentic Goan foods, while main plates include tandoori platters, fish and chicken curries, as well as paneer and dal dishes. 

9 Otley Road, Leeds LS6 3AA
0113 2744492 

Nadon Thai

Authentic Thai cuisine is exactly what you’ll find at Nadon Thai. The three locations across the North East (in Newcastle and Durham as well as Morpeth) demonstrate a classic yet modern Thai dining experience offering traditional well-known dishes alongside some fusion plates, such as lamb shank massaman, and a creative tapas lunch menu. In the evening, a range of appetisers such as spring rolls and fish cakes can be found on the menu, as well as traditional green, red and yellow curries, alongside plenty of other flavoursome meals. 

12A Newgate Street, Morpeth NE61 1BA
01670 458151

Indian Tiffin Room

Specialising in authentic Indian street food that is inspired by the bustling streets of India, Indian Tiffin Room offers food which is an amalgamation of various regional dishes popular in different parts of the country. Classic meals include butter chicken, vegetable biryani and tikka masala, which feature alongside others such as the Kerala fish, Rajasthani laal Maas and the lamb nalli nihari curries. 

31–32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD 
0113 3972000


Just a few minutes walk from the centre of Harrogate, Suskhothai is run by head chef and owner Ban Kaewkraikhot, who successfully ran a restaurant in Bangkok for eight years before relocating to the UK. Offering delicious sharing platters, soups, Thai salads and stir-fries this Yorkshire-based Thai restaurant has something for everyone. The stand-outs here are the range of curries on offer such as the gang ped Thai red, the gang pak tai yellow curry and the rich and creamy coconut gang massaman pak curry. With other locations in Leeds city centre and Chapel Allerton everyone can enjoy the authentic flavours Suskhothai has to offer. 

17–19 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate HG1 1DD 
01423 500869

Tapasya Marina

Offering a truly unique dining experience using only the best local produce cooked with a fine-dining twist, Tapasya have a range of carefully-crafted dishes on their menu. Featuring iconic views of Hull Marina, Tapasya is the perfect dining location to enjoy some tasty meals such as the nalli ghosht – a slow braised Yorkshire lamb shank in an aromatic Lucknowi Nihari spice infused with caramelised onion and tomato sauce. 

2–3 Humber Dock Street, Hull HU1 1TB 
01482 242607

Zen Durham

Zen Durham

Another Thai favourite in the North East is Zen, with its stunning interiors (complete with pink blossom tree) and a vibrant atmosphere. If you’re visiting during the day look out for the Thai red duck curry with a thick chilli paste, butternut squash and a red and green chilli sauce, whilst evening diners can enjoy the massaman lamb shank creamy curry, the jungle prawn devilishly hot curry, or the classic Thai green chicken curry. 

Court Lane, Durham DH1 3JS
0191 384 9588

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