Bombay Balti, Lancaster review

By Jenni /

Hidden inside one of Lancaster’s quaint, stone-clad buildings, from the exterior Bombay Balti can easily be mistaken for a luxury townhouse as opposed to an Indian restaurant. Here’s what we thought when we popped in for a bite to eat…

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Tikka lamb chops

Heatons Tandoori – restaurant review

By Jenni /

The Heatons Tandoori is a stalwart of the SK4 culinary scene. A leading light in the tradition of providing great food at excellent prices, it’s occupied its prime position on Shaw Road for over 25 years.

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Jahan, Lymm – restaurant review

By Jenni /

The Jahan Group have three restaurants and a take away in Cheshire and Merseyside. Their reputation for quality precedes them and a friend and I were keen to experience the best this family-run company had to offer.

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Jaffa, Manchester – restaurant review

By Roving Reporter /

Jaffa is a kebab house located on the Curry Mile in Rusholme, Manchester. Here they serve what they describe as Halal Mediterranean food. You’ve probably never noticed the restaurant whilst driving or walking on to the Curry Mile because it is hidden amongst the dozens of other restaurants. Despite the fact that it doesn’t look anything special from the outside, it has established itself  amongst students as one of the must-try kebab houses in Manchester. Four of us decided to give it a try last week. Here’s our 60 second guide to Jaffa Ambience 6/10 – be prepared ….not to be amazed. To be fair, the decoration is not what they…

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The Yeti’s Retreat review

By Roving Reporter /

Sharon Byrne is the guest blogger of the day. She wrote a review of The Yeti’s Retreat, based in Heaton Mersey (Cheshire). Opened in early December, The Yeti’s Retreat (cleverly named by Moor Magazine readers) is all set to relight the flame of culinary passion for Heaton Mersey folk. Run by family members Steve, KC, Sunita and Saraj, (all of whom have years of experience in other local Nepalese restaurants), this brand new restaurant is fresh and exciting and very welcome. Chef and food manager Steve welcomed us with a Gurkha beer, which was a lovely accompaniment to the variety of starters he’d prepared for us. First up was the…

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Mumtaz, ‘In the loving memory of our dear mother’

By the editor /

  Mumtaz is one of Yorkshire’s leading Indian restaurants and is best known for its authentic Kashmiri dishes and mango lassi.  The company’s humble beginnings can be traced back to 1979 when it was founded by the late Farzand Begum, starting off as a small cafe selling samosas in Bradford.  Later they expanded into a full a la carte restaurant which has more recently led onto a £2.5 million development based in the town. Mumtaz Leeds was launched 2 years ago on Mother’s Day by Mumtaz Khan and his 2 brothers to mark the memory of their mother whose Kashmiri recipes have become the foundation of their success.  Mumtaz is the biggest Indian restaurant in…

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Spice Lounge Hale

The Spice Lounge, Hale Review

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Hale is a food-lovers’ fantasy factory and its numerous high-quality restaurants attract more than a fair share of premier league footballers as well as an endless stream of leggy blonde ladies in white 4x4s….

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Cafe Zouk, Manchester Review

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Cafe Zouk “tea bar and grill” is one of a new breed of Indian Restaurants such as East z East and Akbars that are finding favour with curry fans. With more modern styling and an emphasis on traditional cooking styles this new breed is attracting a younger, urban audience….

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Try Thai

Try Thai, Manchester Review

By Roving Reporter /

Try Thai is a Thai restaurant located in the heart of Manchester’s Chinatown. It has recently expanded to seat more people and one of the Curry Culture team visited to see how they were getting on….

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True Taste of India, Norden review

By Jenni /

This unassuming restaurant is nestled away in the small village of Norden in North West Rochdale. Part of the local community for almost 25 years, the charm of this place lies in its consistency….

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