National Curry Week in Coventry

25 October 2018

It’s #NationalCurryWeek from 22nd to 28th October and an ideal time for us to share where we find our favourite curries in Coventry.  From delicious daal, to mouth watering masala, and tantalising tandoori to beautiful bhajis, savour the flavours of cardamom, cumin and coriander and the spices of chillies and cayenne.


Our taste buds are tickled just putting this list together but these are just a start, we’d love to hear from you, where is your go to curry house in our fabulous City?


Turmeric Gold.  Super Opulent. For authentic styling, first class food, presentation, taste and service, this is the place to go!  We recommend the Rawalpindi Lamb, Black Tiger Prawns in Garlic and Three Way Chicken. Top tip for newbies is to ask for a taster platter.
Want to try Turmeric Gold’s dishes at home? Be sure to visit our Turmeric Gold Recipe page.


My Dhabba.  Cosy and intimate. Very friendly and the service is always great – the setting on Spon Street is exceptional too.  We recommend Saag Paneer, Peshwari Naan and Thalis but do try the new dishes which are not served elsewhere.  Top tip is to walk along Spon Street and enjoy the surroundings on the way there.


Nashaa.  Exceptionally tasty. The team are polite and attentive, and nothing is too much trouble. We recommend the Mushroom Bhaji, Chicken Dhansak and Chicken Jalfrezi. Top tip, try the lamb! Freshly prepared probably the best most tender lamb in town.


The Ocean. Flavoursome food and great entertainment. Quick service and almost quicker wit, you can be sure that the banter is as good as the service.  We recommend Nargis Kebab, Samosas, and Chicken Jaipur.  Top tip, try the dishes which are individual to The Ocean.


Pickles Indian and Grill Cuisine.  Warm welcome.  Excellent friendly service with a cosy atmosphere and top quality, beautifully presented amazing food.  We recommend the tasty chicken and lamb madras.  Top tip, try the Pickles Special, you won’t be disappointed.


Blue Orchid. Delicious and fresh. Great Thai food, charming service with pretty décor, great for a romantic night out.  We recommend Thai soup, Grilled King Prawns with a chilli and lime dip, Chicken Thai red curry and Lamb chops.  Top tip, if you’re not familiar with the Thai menu ask the team to talk you through the dishes and preferences.


Thai Dusit.  Traditional, authentic and delicious.  Feels like you’re being served genuine home cooked food, there’s a varied menu and it’s a great place for a party.  You will never be disappointed. We recommend deep fried vegetables, chicken wings, Pad Thai and the Green and Red Curries.  Top tip, for great value try the set meals and 2 or 3 course lunch menus.


Bengal Delight.  A flavour sensation.  Friendly and personal, taste the flavours, savour the sauces, the team will recommend the perfect curry for you.  We recommend chicken dopiaza with pilau rice and garlic naan, Korma and Peshwari Naan, Chicken or King Prawn Bhuna.  Top tip, great service, particularly great if you’re visiting with the kids.


Masala Jacks.  Fantastic flavours.  Lovely fresh food, cooked to perfection, with authentic North Indian and Pakistani style dishes.  We recommend Achari Chicken cooked with tomatoes, ginger, chillies, coriander and Indian pickles, Mumbai potatoes and Vegetable Biryani  Top tip The mixed grill starters are phenomenal.


Bombay Joe’s. Mouth watering knock out. Bright and beautifully presented, nothing is too much trouble and an excellent experience from start to finish.  We recommend chocolate chicken, Chicken Jalfrezi or Karahi, Lamb Saag, Bombay Aloo.  Top tip, try the signature dishes, like the Kochin Sea Bass


Shimla Spice. A delicious treat. Very fresh, perfectly spiced and excellent rapport with customers.  We recommend the Lamb Tawa, Keema Egg Curry and lamb Lazzi.  Top tip, great for families and couples.


The Standard Sweet Centre.  30 years of deliciousness. Family atmosphere and run, canteen feel with a buzzing vibe.  We recommend Samosa Chaat, Sholay Patorey and Barfi (sometimes there will be queues out of the door for people getting their barfi for their loved ones).  Top tip – talk to them, ask them what’s good today and you’ll get the low down.


Just a taste of the curry scene in Coventry, and a list we’d love to build, so do tell us, where are your favourites and what are your top tips?


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