The best curry houses in Greater Manchester

When it comes to a good Ruby Murray, this city can hold its own with the best of 'em.

From traditional favourites, modern twists, and way out there experimental dishes, Manchester offers a curry experience like no other.

Strapped for time?

Not to worry, we’ve done the digging for you.

So sit back, relax, it’s time for some ‘naan-stop’ indulgence at some of the greatest spots in the city and beyond to get your fill of some sensational curries.

From the heart of Curry Mile to the hidden gems, we’ve scoured the city to serve you the juiciest tidbits and mouthwatering tales from these incredible dining hotspots.

The Best Curry Houses in Greater Manchester


Joining the ranks of the best curry houses in Manchester is Ziya, an authentic Indian and street food restaurant located on the renowned Curry Mile in Rusholme.

Ziya’s menu, carefully crafted by their Head Chef and his team, offers an exceptional dining experience catering to diverse tastes, from adventurous palates to traditional enthusiasts.

Seriously, the incredible choice on offer here will blow your mind.

Address65-67 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5TB

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Step into the nostalgic world of Dishoom, reminiscent of the Irani cafés of Bombay.

Enjoy dishes like the mouthwatering Chicken Ruby and the fragrant Black Daal, all served in a charming vintage setting.

It’s a true culinary journey to India’s past and one you can’t afford to miss.

Address32 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BT

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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Zouk offers a fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes.

They have an interesting and eclectic menu, with so many choices to pick from you’d wish you had a spare stomach.

Traditional curries such as Karahis, Handis, and Biryanis, mingle with burgers, steaks and special roasts.

Don’t miss their sizzling mixed grills and aromatic tandoori bread straight from the clay oven.

Address5, The Quadrangle, Chester St, Manchester M1 5QS

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Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

For the herbivores, Lily’s is a vegetarian haven.

Their extensive menu features dishes like Paneer Tikka and Tadka Daal that are sure to please any palate.

Address85 Oldham Rd, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DF

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Indique specialises in coastal Indian cuisine, featuring a wide array of seafood dishes like Goan Fish Curry and Malabar Prawn Masala.

Indique word is coined by merging ‘Indian’ and ‘Unique’, and true to their name the food is a modern twist to traditional curries.

Well worth a try if you’re looking for something a bit different.

Address110-112 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LP

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Mughli Charcoal Pit

Mughli takes grilling to the next level with their succulent seekh kebabs and tender lamb chops.

The smoky and rich flavours will leave you craving more.

Address30 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5TQ

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Sanskruti Restaurant

Sanskruti serves up an entirely vegan menu inspired by Indian, Gujarati, and Jain traditions. Their Thali platters are a hit among foodies.

Address93-95 Mauldeth Rd, Manchester M14 6SR

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Known for its Punjabi cuisine, EastZEast offers hearty dishes like Butter Chicken and Lamb Saagwala.

Their naans are soft, fluffy, and perfect for soaking up the sauces.

AddressBlackfriars St, Salford M3 5BQ

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Akbar’s is a Manchester institution, famous for its grand dining experience.

Indulge in their lavish buffets featuring a variety of curries, kebabs, and desserts.

Address73-83 Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4NQ

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Third Eye Didsbury

The Original Third Eye invites you to explore the finest flavours of Indian and Nepalese cuisine, offering a tantalising blend of beloved classics and exotic creations that are truly ‘Outside this World.’

The Original Third Eye carries a legacy of excellence in Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Established with a commitment to preserving culinary traditions, it continues to be a beloved destination for food enthusiasts.

At The Original Third Eye, you can savour the familiar and cherished classics of Indian and Nepalese cuisine.

From aromatic biryanis to flavorful curries, they have perfected the art of traditional dishes.

Address661 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6RA

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At Mowgli, you’re in for a unique culinary adventure. They’ve redefined Indian street food, infusing it with modern twists and bold flavours that are sure to delight your taste buds.

Mowgli’s signature dish, the Yoghurt Chat Bombs, is a must-try.

These bite-sized flavour bombs explode in your mouth with a delightful blend of textures and tastes.

The Railway Lamb curry is a true journey for your palate, with tender lamb cooked to perfection and infused with aromatic spices that transport you to the bustling streets of India.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Address16, Corn Exchange House, 37 Exchange St, Manchester M4 3TR

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Championing authentic Indian food and culinary innovation, Bollywood singing legend Asha Bhosle has married the two great passions of her life – music and food.

One of them, Asha’s on Peter Street at Forty-Seven in Manchester, blends contemporary design with heritage architecture, offering a “Michelin-worthy Indian dining experience”, according to their owners.

Love is the secret ingredient that defines both Asha the artist and Asha’s the restaurant, making it a true culinary gem championing authentic Indian cuisine.

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This and That

“This and That” is a beloved curry eatery celebrated for its no-frills, homestyle cooking.

Located on Soap Street, near the city centre, it offers a unique dining experience with a daily-changing menu of Indian and Pakistani curries displayed in trays behind a glass counter.

This dynamic approach ensures freshness and variety, all at incredibly budget-friendly prices.

The restaurant’s casual and relaxed ambience, along with communal dining tables, fosters a sense of community among diners, making it a local favourite for those looking to enjoy an authentic taste of South Asian cuisine in Manchester.

Whether you dine in or opt for takeaway, “This and That” promises a hearty and genuine curry experience.

Address3 Soap St, Manchester M4 1EW

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Essence, Altrincham

Essence Altrincham, nestled along Manchester Road, offers a delightful blend of traditional Indian cuisine infused with a refreshing and modern twist. Located in Altrincham, this relaxed restaurant is a haven for lovers of Indian classics and unique specialities.

The menu is a testament to their commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients, ensuring every dish bursts with flavour and spice.

Among their standout dishes are the Essence masala, featuring tikka chicken breast and minced lamb in a special sauce with tomatoes, herbs, and spices, as well as the bhuna-style Pangash fish curry and the delectable tandoori lamb chops.

With such a diverse selection, Essence guarantees a satisfying dining experience.

Address83 Manchester Rd, Altrincham WA14 4RJ

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Think we’ve missed any? Let us know at thom@ilovemanc

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