In case it escaped your attention it’s National Curry Week this week and we don’t need much more of an invitation to sing the praises of some of the best curries in the city. Here are our top five, for five excellent reasons.
1. Best naan-style bread: Marhaba
The best, clay oven baked naan-style bread, cooked as you watch.
Marhaba, 36 Back Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1HP. Tel: 0161 228 7377 11am-7.30pm every day
2. The best rice and three: This & That
Manchester’s enduring NQ canteen serves rice and your pick of a range of meat and veg curries (up to a maximum of three) at lunchtime for under £7.
This & That, 3 Soap Street, Manchester M4 1EW. Tel: 0161 832 4971, Mon-Thu 11.30am-4.30pm, Fri & Sat 11.30am-8pm, Sun 11.30am-4pm, www.thisandthatcafe.co.uk
3. Best Thali: Indian Tiffin Room
Despite the ‘theme restaurant’ feel of this modern outfit in the new pedestrianised area around Home, the food is remarkably authentic. The changing lunchtime thalis are a highlight.
Indian Tiffin Room, First Street, Manchester M15 4RL. Tel: 0161 228 1000, times vary www.indiantiffinroom.com
4. Best cauliflower: Amma’s Canteen (pic)
New south Indian restaurant, Amma’s, serves a host of classics with a twist using local ingredients, but perhaps their most princely creation is this sticky Mangalorean cauliflower.
Amma’s Canteen, 285 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7GH. Tel: 0161 291 1682. Tue – Sat 12-3pm & 6-10pm, Sun 12-8pm www.facebook.com
5. Best veggie & dosa place: Cafe Sanskruti
This Ladybarn legend serves a pure veg menu in a casual setting. Everything rocks. Booking is recommended.
Sanskruit Restaurant, 95 Mauldeth Road, Manchester M14 6SR. Tel: 0161 224 4700 www.sanskrutirestaurant.co.uk
Published on: Tue 10 Oct 2017