16 Indian restaurants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Indian Restaurants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne:
498 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 9HD [Map]
The word 'Shahirahi' means 'The Royal Path', and this restaurant, which offers guests authentic Indian cuisine, aims to provide service and cuisine fit for a king. The interior features comfortable wooden seating and ample lighting while the menu reveals the best and most popular dishes from the subcontinent.
Among side dishes consider curries made of spinach and potatoes, mixed vegetables and cauliflower bhaji. To accompany, order coriander nan and puri. Follow it up by cashew nut rice and chicken tikka pilau ending with banana fritters and rasamalai. Specials appeal with crowd pleasers such as diced chicken cooked with a lot of garlic and fresh chilies garnished with tomatoes and coriander and barbecued chicken in a hot spicy sauce with lemon zest, peppers, onions and garlic. Sea food lovers can pick king prawns with a thin textured sauce that carries a hint of herbs, spices and tomatoes, garnished with coriander.
30 Wansbeck Road South, Gosforth, New Castle Upon Tyne, NE3 3HQ [Map]
Old Jesmond Station, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE2 1DH [Map]
Take an abandoned signal box, add a saloon coach from the Great Northern Railway, spice well and you have what is probably one of the most unusual Indian restaurants in the country. The atmosphere is lively with a good mix of customers, including the local business fraternity. A specialty of the house is chilli chingri masala, super king prawns barbecued and cooked in specialty blended hot spices.
Forth Banks, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 3SG [Map]
At Sachins you will not only master the art of eating Punjabi style but simply revel in the sheer enthusiasm of the staff. Spread over two floors, the dining area decorated with terracotta pots, polka dotted flooring and a life size image depicts a busy Indian road, an up-close-and-personal experience of real India.
An assorted platter of five tandoori dishes to start could be followed by a main course of murg karahi, diced chicken cooked in Punjabi spices tossed in a wok over a bed of onions, or the Mughlai Akbari, tender lamb simmered in lightly whisked egg, nuts, fresh cream and sauce.
King prawns and monkfish feature in the seafood section and is served pot roasted with tomatoes, ginger, capsicum and coriander, or marinated, barbecued and cooked in a medium spiced sauce. For dessert the delectable honey pot filled with vanilla and toffee ice cream topped with toffee sauce and caramelised pecans may catch your attention.
232, High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 1HH [Map]
Bangladeshi, British, Indian
6 Bigg Market, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1UW [Map]
Abdul Latif's experiments with the curry are sometimes playful, but deeply satisfying; this British restaurateur of Bangladeshi origin founded the Rupali Restaurant, now renamed Curry Capital, which earned a place in Guinness World Records in 2004 for the world's longest-distance curry delivery. But residents of Newcastle-upon-Tyne have a reason to rejoice as they do not have to stray too far for their curry fixes.
The menu covers plenty of area and the use of top-notch ingredients shines through dishes like hash maza, a bhuna styled duck breast cooked in a delightful combination of spices, garnished with fresh coriander, and the fairly dry chinghri sagella, marinated king prawns prepared in the tandoor then cooked with fresh spinach, ground spices, garlic and onions. For that tandoori hankering try the thali, an assortment of chicken and lamb tikka, ¼ tandoori chicken, king prawn, seekh kebab, mixed vegetable bhuna, pilau rice and naan bread.
Rupali is also well-known for its curry hell challenge, the ultimate palate scorching test with the curry.
69-75 High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6BX [Map]
Inspired by the spicy and tangy flavours of Indian street food, Dabbawal on High Bridge offers a variety of freshly cooked authentic Indian dishes in a vibrant contemporary setting. The restaurant takes its name from the ubiquitous dabbawalas or 'lunchbox men' of the teeming city of Mumbai. Located in the bustling heart of Newcastle, Dabbawal is perfect for a meal before a performance at the Theatre Royal Newcastle or a show at the News Theatre. You could also relax here after a shopping expedition at the Eldon Square Shopping Centre close by or after taking in a Newcastle United game at St. James Park.
Dabbawal's tapas style menu is ideal for sharing and also includes a range of classic curry dishes to offer an authentic slice of the Indian eating experience. You could begin with street classics of vada pav, a deep fried potato burger in a bun served with homemade condiments; crispy lamb samosas; chicken chilli fry; bhel puri, a dish of puffed rice tossed with onion and pomegranate in a tangy tamarind sauce and sweet potato chaat. There's also choice of lentil and curry leaf soup and the house signature salad with mango, honey, peanuts and spring onions.
The grill offers chicken cubes marinated in yoghurt with mint, coriander and green chilli; minced lamb marinated in mixed spices, red onion and sweet peppers; salmon in a honey, dill and saffron marinade and king prawns with chilli, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. The special Dabbawal grilled platter offers chicken tikka, lamb chop, citrus prawn, seekh kebab and salmon tikka while a mixed veggie grilled platter delivers a selection of spiced and grilled seasonal vegetables.
For the main course try one of Dabbawal's signature dishes of duck Nilgiri, seven spice coated duck breast served with stir fried spinach in a red wine flavoured sweet and sour sauce; railway lamb curry and saffron pulao, a classic dish of cubed lamb served with baby potatoes in a curry leaf, coconut, mustard seed and onion sauce. More adventurous diners could opt for vindaloo beef, a tenderloin fillet steak marinated in vindaloo spices served with seasonal vegetables. Other classic dishes include spicy south Indian lamb pepper fry; king prawn in a spicy tomato and ginger masala sauce and Indian cottage cheese and mushroom in a cashewnut sauce. The dum biryani, slow cooked aromatic rice with meat or vegetables served with garlic raita and vegetable curry, is a meal in itself.
The restaurant also offers an extensive range of side dishes and accompaniments including freshly prepared breads such as mozzarella and coriander naan, and keema naan with spicy minced lamb. Side orders include tandoori roti; mushroom pulao rice; zesty Bombay potatoes; stir fried okra and spinach; and Kachamber salad of finely chopped onion, tomato and cucumber. A two-course lunch menu is also available and includes roomali wraps with fillings of spicy chicken, seekh kebab and mixed vegetable.
The carefully compiled drinks list complements the food perfectly and offers a selection of cocktails including the house special Dabbawal Martini, which blends raspberry vodka with fresh lime, raspberry puree and crème de framboise shaken and served straight up, as well as white and red wines, champagne, beer and cider and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks.
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