We might not need an excuse to tuck into a spicy feast, but it’s National Curry Week so we’ve got even more reason to do so. Here are some of our favourite places to celebrate this foodie holiday in the North East…
Angeethi brings a true essence of India to your plate in every single dish, from the classic korma to the rogan josh and the vindaloo. All dishes are prepared with local ingredients in mind and really celebrate the tastes and traditions of India.
Dabbawal are the street food pioneers of the North East – and we can’t think of a better spot to celebrate National Curry Week in Newcastle. The stalls in Mumbai have been perfecting the same individual dishes for centuries – Dabbawal brings these recipes to the North East. They’re truly authentic and about as delicious as it gets!
Taking Asian dining to a whole new level, this contemporary Thai haven in Durham is the perfect place to celebrate with friends this National Curry Week. With a cherry blossom tree towering over you as you eat, the interiors are stunning, the atmosphere is buzzy and the food just hits the nail on the head. Try the Mu Shu duck or the Phuket Prawns – yum!
Shikara gives curry-lovers a true taste of Punjab, North Indian, South Indian and Bangladeshi food, by serving up the highest calibre of contemporary Indian cuisine in a striking sea-view spot Whitley Bay. Expect tandoori specials, Indian starters and a curry for all tastes and spice preferences. It’s cool, it’s contemporary and it’s a great place to celebrate National Curry Week.
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If a Thai curry is your preference, then check out this charming little pub in the heart of North Yorkshire. It serves traditional English pub food, but is famed for its authentic Thai cuisine prepared on the premises by the restaurant’s resident Thai chefs.
Located on the historic Forth Banks of Newcastle sits Sachins Restaurant, serving the finest Punjabi cuisine in the city and has done for over 30 years, with owner, Bob Arora, proudly making it a very iconic restaurant. No matter what your reason for dining at Sachins, you are sure to receive an ambient atmosphere, friendly welcome and delicious dishes. The ingredients in Sachins’ food are not just throw together in the hope they go – each dish is carefully measured, using the finest freshest spices, meats and vegetables – demonstrating Sachins’ true attention to detail in every meal prepared.
Akbars is the go-to spot in Middlesbrough for authentic Indian food. If the curries aren’t enough to set your taste buds tingling, the giant family naan breads are certainly something worth shouting about. This buzzy oasis on Linthorpe Road is perfect for family get-togethers or indulgent feasts with friends. Book up for a weekend celebration this National Curry Week.