Rajdoot Manchester – Restaurant Review

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Rajdoot’s Manchester restaurant is located in the corner of Albert Square (nearest to the Central Library) and as you can see from this photo (copied from their website) it is a traditional Indian Restaurant. Although I am as keen as anyone on trying something new it was actually really good to find a curry restaurant doing great food in what most of us would say is an “old fashioned” way. I don’t mean that as an insult, it’s a comfortable venue with great decor and very welcoming staff. Their menu will be familiar to most, having many favourites on it and everything we tried was delicious. We were both really…

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Akbars Manchester

Akbars Manchester

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I live near Akbars Manchester restaurant on Liverpool road and eat there as well as using their takeaway service and have to say that it is one of the most successful Indian restaurants I know. It always seems to be busy and I can’t really understand why it appears to be so far ahead of the rest. The food is very good but not always outstanding, the decor is modern but so are many others in the city centre and the service can be a bit chaotic if you arrive during a busy period as you are forced to wait in the bar area and are then called to the…

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Thaikhun Manchester Review

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Spinningfields in Manchester has become a popular social destination over the last few years, largely due to the efforts of Living Ventures who created most of the popular bar and restaurants in the area. Their popularity has attracted and number of other good quality brands, Thaikhun being one of those. I live next to Spinningfields so have tried must of the restaurants but had only ever had Deliveroo from Thaikhun. Last weekend we gave it a try and here’s my 60 second Thaikhun Manchester review… Ambience 9/10: I don’t like to use the word quirky but it seems to suit Thaikhun’s modern interior with hints to Thailand in the simulated…

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Mowgli Street Food

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So the Indian Street food restaurant Mowgli is looking for a second Manchester site and I should be excited (MEN story here). The trouble is, when I visited a couple of months back I was a bit disappointed with their Corn Exchange venue.

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Tiffin Room Manchester Review

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Fantastic – that’s the review complete really. You must go there – I have no affiliation to them – I just live nearby and have been to the Cheadle one a couple of times so thought it was time to try the Manchester venue.

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Going on a journey?

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This week I’ve been encouraged that at least some restaurants are willing to try something different. It seems obvious to me that the traditional Indian high street restaurant has been dying slowly for quite some time. The lack of imagination and often sadly, quality of many restaurants means they are never going to be a success. Take a look around and there are hundreds of more exciting options opening every day. You only have to look at the revolution in burger restaurants to see that a very “ordinary” product can be turned into something special with a bit of thought, effort and culinary skill. So it’s great to talk to…

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Pho Manchester – Restaurant Review

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Having visited Vietnam for the first time last year, it was great news that Pho decided to open up in the newly refurbished (almost) Corn Exchange in Manchester.  If you’re not familiar with Pho it is the Vietnamese national dish and is eaten all over the country. It’s basically a large bowl of soup with your choice of ingredients and a large measure of fresh herbs served on the side that you add to your own taste. You can also add various sauces like chilli, to flavour the broth and make your own dish – it’s lovely and well worth a try. So now on to Pho itself, here’s our…

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Scene Indian Street Kitchen Manchester

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Another new restaurant joining the “street food” craze, Scene offers a full menu in the evenings and Thalis at lunchtime (and they aren’t on the full menu which is a shame). I visited and tried the evening menu and it was excellent, here’s my 60 second review of Scene Ambience 8/10: This is a modern new restaurant in Spinningfields with plenty of different styles of seating inside and out. It’s also very big, so lots of space. One slight niggle is that we were marched past all the nicest seats and booths to the end of the restaurant but still a really nice interior and layout. Service 9/10: Excellent service, very friendly staff,…

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The Regency Club London

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I’ve never had the good fortune to visit the Regency Club in London but guest blogger and Curry Culture friend Simon Tompkins has and here’s his review of the restaurant. The Regency Club – London He’s given it a 9/10 so we’re scoring it 5 stars. Also credit to the restaurant for having a better website than most even if the video is a bit shaky.Read More About:Join the Chilli and Spice Club and help the GurkhasMy Curry Club by Habiba Chowdhury

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Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle Review

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

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One of the first places in Greater Manchester to start offering street food style dishes, I’ve been back to the ITR a couple of times and it’s been great each time. Here’s my 60 second review: Ambience 7/10: It’s tiny! That’s the only problem I have, decor and staff are great but if you’re anywhere near the front door on a busy night and it’s cold then you are going to keep your jacket on. Service 9/10: The staff do a good job of explaining all the dishes to you when you arrive and offer advice on what mix to select. It’s quite a different experience from the “normal” popadoms…

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