Indian Restaurants In Manchester

From the traditional eateries of Rusholme to contemporary street food diners in the city centre, Manchester is awash with some of the finest Indian food in the country. Whether you're looking for small plates with a side of slick cocktails or just a place to kick back with a curry and a few craft beers, there's never been a better time to get stuck into the selection on offer in this city. So we've put together our top picks of the lot to give you the low down on the best spots in Manchester for an Indian.


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East Z East Riverside

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The home of contemporary Punjabi cooking in Manchester, East Z East is all about the style and the substance. With fun and elegant interiors, alongside an extensive menu of plates, including Lahori curries and decadent grilled dishes, you'll also find plenty of vegan options and even a banqueting menu.

A former food truck turned bricks-and-mortar eatery on First Street, Indian Tiffin Room has more than made a name for itself serving up some of the best dishes in town. From their delicious puris, to juicy kebabs and even their own unique take on Chinese cooking, it's one of the most impressive Indian restaurants in Manchester.

Specialising in Indian street food and craft beer, Manchester's Bundobust is bringing the Gujurat flavours with an excellent menu of pocket-friendly eats, from bhajis and puris, to tasty curries. Pair with a beer from their extensive selection of local and international brews for the ultimate comfort combo.

Named as one of Manchester's best restaurants, this quirky curry house on Rusholme's Curry Mile brings you stunning Indian soul food every night of the week. With a focus on charcoal pit grilled meats and tasty small plates, the restaurant also whips up some unique cocktails to sip on, including a Punjabi Pornstar and Tamarind Margarita.

In the heart of Spinngingfields, Scene is mixing up Indian dishes for a vibrant street food take. Plonk yourself on the outdoor terrace and tuck into the likes of railway burgers, stuffed chaats, and a rich selection of curries. From 4pm, there's also shisha. 

After causing round-the-block queues at its various London locations, Dishoom has taken its brand of classic Bombay style and cuisine north to Bridge Street. Offering a stunning selection of small plates and larger traditional dishes, Dishoom has the added bonus of bringing the breakfast goods with Indian-style eggs and an excellent bacon naan roll.

Set in the heart of foodie hub, The Corn Exchange, this unique eatery offers some of the best Indian street food in town. With a relaxed atmosphere and rustic furnishings, it's a casual spot for dinners with friends or an excellent lunch time location after a trip around the shops - Mowgli has just opened a second restaurant in University Green, complete with a fairy-lit tree.