Lately, Cheadle village (near Stockport, for those who’ve never ventured on the number 11 bus) has been having a niche foodie revival of its own. With Istanbul Grill, Turquoise, Imperial Chinese and Caviar all doing a roaring trade within a five-minute walk of each other, something must be in the water. Now Indian Tiffin Room is the latest to try its luck. With Raja of Cheadle offering Stockport a higher class take on the traditional english curry house just around the corner, the Tiffin Room focuses less on the dhansak and more on the dosa, giving an authentic street food experience, with thali and chaats also among the diverse list of southern Indian-centric dishes. Tiffin’s starters come in at about £3, mains at around £4/£5 and straight-up curries around £6/£7 – you can check out the menu here. Intimate – the building used to be a local branch of Halifax – with a semi-open kitchen, it’s advisable to book a table in advance if you’re in a big group or absolutely desperate to try out some paani puri. Originally slated to open around March, its doors finally opened on 31 May, and the restaurant promises to be a vibrant addition to the list of local flavours in little old Cheadle – they even open for breakfast at weekends.

Indian Tiffin Room , 2 Chapel Street, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 1BR, Tel: 0161 491 2020, Mon – Fri 11am – 10.30pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 10.30pm, @IndTiffinRoom

Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sat 1 Jun 2013