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How To Celebrate National Curry Week 2021 In Newcastle

National Curry Week 2021 is here and to celebrate, we’re championing all the bold flavours from the toon’s vibrant Indian food scene. newcastle is home to an abundance of fantastic flavours from some seriously talented chefs - check out some of the finest dishes across NE1!





Renowned for its enchanting atmosphere and big-as-your-head naan breads, head over to Simla on the Side for an evening sampling unbeatable curries. Their cuisine embraces long established traditions of preparing dishes without any pretence or gimmicks. Dip into delectable plates such as the grilled masala fish with smoked tomato sauce or experience their incredible chettinad; a South Indian classic with onions, tomato, spices and brown coconut - it’s out of this world!






National Curry Week wouldn’t taste the same without Chef Gaurav Dayal and his team knocking it out of the park when it comes to serving up delightful bites inspired from the street corners of Delhi! Spice up your National Curry Week celebrations by heading to Clayton Street and diving into everything from daal makhani, chana bhatura, aloo tikka chaats, crispy momos and tender tandoori kebabs. They’re renowned for their beautiful street food and delectable dishes packed full of flavour that we're sure you won't want to miss out on!






Embark on a spicy culinary adventure at Ury Restaurant! Since opening up a few years ago on Queen Street, these curry connoisseurs have quietly built up a reputation as one of the city’s most-loved curry houses for top-class service and high-quality dishes. Why not sample the crab varuthathu? Made using crab meat, marinated in fresh spices, and accompanied by stir-fried shallots, this dish is a terrific treat for the taste buds. With creamy, Indian-style rice pudding waiting in the wings afterwards, make sure you check it out during National Curry Week - the food is second to none!






What an addition Khai Khai has been to the Quayside! Boasting a beautiful, slick interior and some of the tastiest Indian cuisine you’re likely to find anywhere in the North, this bold business has flourished since opening in 2020 and it’s not hard to see why there are people queuing out of the door for their stunning dishes. Khai Khai’s menu is based around India’s elemental cooking techniques and heritage dishes that have been perfected in villages and culinary hotspots across the country since the time immemorial. Headline dishes include saffron paneer tikka, josper smoked aubergine, adraki bhuna lamb (you must try this melt-in-your-mouth goodness!), and the simply stunning goan prawn balchao - a lush dish featuring juicy tiger prawns, freshly ground spices and rich tomato sauce! The team have settled into NE1 with ease, bringing a true taste of Indian comfort food to the Toon. Don’t just take our word for it, Hollywood superstar, Harrison Ford, popped in for lunch recently during a break from his work filming Indiana Jones in the region.






Tucked away on the cobbled streets of High Bridge, Dabbawal is everything you’d expect from an award-winning modern Indian street food restaurant! If you’re not blown away by the vibrant smells of herbs and tandoori spices upon walking through the door, then Dabbawal’s street food menu is certain to deliver a knockout blow to the taste buds. Sumptuous dishes include crisp Bombay bombs, succulent murgh malai tikka featuring chicken fillets pan-roasted in garlic and their temperature-raising Punjabi chilli chicken tikka. They're renowned for serving up food that warms the soul, a buzzy atmosphere and service with a great big smile - it’s no surprise to see that Dabbawal has established itself as one of the-go-to Indian restaurants in NE1! Check them out during National Curry Week. You won't regret it! 






Bringing tremendous tandoori treats to the Bigg Market, Koh-I-Noor serves up everything you want from a local restaurant: friendly service, fantastic prices and bang-on deliciousness. Famous for their authentic Indian dishes and sumptuous sharing platters, head here if you’re keen on devouring delicious lamb Rogan Josh that’s bursting with authentic flavour, before mopping up the leftovers with fluffy garlic naan. Pair it with a chilled pint of Cobra and you’ve nailed National Curry Week! Delicious!


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