The Curry Mile isn’t the only place for an amazing Indian meal in Manchester. Cast your net out further afield and you’ll find plenty of amazing Indian restaurants doing exciting things, free to experiment a little more and offer a different kind of experience. In this guide, we’re exploring some of the fantastic curry houses in areas such as Spinningfields, Gatley, Didsbury, Manchester city centre and beyond, that bring something special to the city’s South Asian food scene.
You’ll find restaurants offering entirely meat-free dining, and in one notable case, completely vegan, as well as an Indian take on fine dining, plus plenty of other forward-thinking takes on this endlessly versatile and flavour-packed style of cuisine. While the Curry Mile can certainly be good for certain occasions, for the truly special experiences it’s worth looking a little further away from the norm. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the very best Indian restaurants in Manchester, outside of the Curry Mile.
Here are our picks
Scene Manchester, 4a Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3AN - Visit now
Manchester’s Indian food fans have fond memories of Shimla Pinks, a high-end curry house which closed its doors in 2010. Thankfully, one of their head chefs is now based at Scene, easily one of the best-looking restaurants in Spinningfields as well as serving up some of the best Indian food in the North.
Amma’s Canteen, 285 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester, M21 7GH - Visit now
Amma’s Canteen has all the heart and tradition you’d expect from a top neighbourhood restaurant rapidly becoming an established name on Manchester’s restaurant scene. Take a short trip out of the city to the edge of the Southern Cemetery to get an authentic Keralan experience you won’t forget in a hurry.