The Dogs Items - Curryhouses

#1
In the new year I'm going back to blighty for a short break, sadly with "she who must be dismayed".

Since the Germans think SPAM is a bit fu'cking spicy, it has been a while since I last had a good Ruby Murray. I would appreciate any suggestions / recommendations as to where and with what, I can get my ring of fire ignited? (a night with a Morrocan trawler crew is not what I'm looking for, just really good curry houses).
 
#2
cernunnos said:
In the new year I'm going back to blighty for a short break, sadly with "she who must be dismayed".

Since the Germans think SPAM is a bit fu'cking spicy, it has been a while since I last had a good Ruby Murray. I would appreciate any suggestions / recommendations as to where and with what, I can get my ring of fire ignited? (a night with a Morrocan trawler crew is not what I'm looking for, just really good curry houses).
Balls to this where is an update on the Lezzers Thread

Edited to add

Just found an update
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#3
Where abouts in Blighty?
 
#4
Where about's in the UK are you going?

I'd can't recommend the "Punjabi" in Hounslow highly enough. It's a BYOB, there's an offy next door, it's as cheap as chips, and the best curry house I've been in for a few years.
 
#5
I went to Tamarind, a Michelin starred curry house in Mayfair a couple of weeks ago. Tasteless and only £250 for two - give that one a miss mate !
 
#6
easesprings said:
cernunnos said:
In the new year I'm going back to blighty for a short break, sadly with "she who must be dismayed".

Since the Germans think SPAM is a bit fu'cking spicy, it has been a while since I last had a good Ruby Murray. I would appreciate any suggestions / recommendations as to where and with what, I can get my ring of fire ignited? (a night with a Morrocan trawler crew is not what I'm looking for, just really good curry houses).
Balls to this where is an update on the Lezzers Thread
Read it and weep!
 
#9
Indian Cavalry Club (1/4 mile past Princes St on the left if heading to Rugby Mecca)or Lancers in Stockbridge if you are in the Capital of Jockland.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#10
Mancland - Practically anywhere in Rusholme.
 

terroratthepicnic

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#11
If your in London, take a walk down Brick Lane. There you will find more than enough Curry Houses. Although I would suggest going into what ever one has the most people in it, as a few of them down there can be a bit lacking in the hygiene department.
 
#12
Rusholme, Manchester's "Curry Mile" is best avoided. Spoilt by its own successs and now just for tourists.

Some good places in the City Centre though - Akhbars and EastzEast I would recommend.
 
#13
Try the Anglo Asian on Church Street, Stoke Newington. A quality, authentic ring-burner, not a wallet-burner like Tamarind or The Cinnamon Club.
 
#14
#15
terroratthepicnic said:
If your in London, take a walk down Brick Lane. There you will find more than enough Curry Houses. Although I would suggest going into what ever one has the most people in it, as a few of them down there can be a bit lacking in the hygiene department.
They're also mostly crap - see other comments on Rusholme. There was a time when they were heavily used by City office workers for lunch and were reasonable but now it appears to be a "destination" for small-town Australian backpackers.

There's a bit of a dearth of decent Indians in central London but plenty to be found spread around Whitechapel (just not on Brick Lane itself), Tooting, Southall, East Ham etc - wherever there be Indians / Pakistanis, unsurprisingly.

If you're after somewhere more central then there are some places near Euston although mostly not of the lager 'n' vindaloo variety.
 
#16
Spot on MSR about Rusholme and I agree the Great Kathmandu is a top restaurant. There was one a bit further down the road called the Gurkha Grill - run by ex Gurkhas, it was one of the best curries ever. Unfortunately they sold out and it is now average.
 
#17
London - try the Mango tree in borough. (and head to the royal oak or market porter for drinks before/after)

Brick lane is indeed a dump.
 
#18
Rusholm seems to have gone up in the world in the past ten years, cockroaches and mouse droppings, what happened to the freezer full of man meat?

Thanks for the review link, here's one of my own Manchester favourites:

www.thelbb.co.uk
 
#19
A good thread and one that may help a lot of us, I'm also headed back to Blighty soon for a short while, anyone down the Southwest end of the Country know if the Gurkha Curry House is still there? it was on Mayflower Street a few years ago and was run by former Gurkhas.
 

BrunoNoMedals

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#20
If you're in Manchester on a weekend I recommend The Kabana, just by the Tib Street NCP. They do (or at least, did - it's been a few years) an amazing Lamb Nehari Sunday Special. Lamb on the bone, left to simmer from Saturday night onwards and tender as fcuk come morning. If the idea of eating a ludicrously hot curry for brunch doesn't fill you with fear, get there nice and early on the Sunday because they only have the one pot of the stuff. When it's gone, it's gone.
 

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