National Curry Week: The best curry houses in the UK

National Curry Week: The best curry houses in the UK

It's one of Britain's favourite foods and there are thousands of restaurants up and down the country which feature it on their menu, so it's appropriate that today marks the beginning of National Curry Week!

National Curry Week was first started in 1998 in the hope of promoting the cuisine throughout the UK. The week is also an opportunity for businesses to raise money for hunger and poverty charities, many curry houses will host special events and challenges throughout the week.

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Eric Pickles, MP, said: "It gives me great pleasure to know that National Curry Week continues to promote our nation's favourite food whilst raising money for charity. Britain just wouldn't be the same without the colour and vibrancy of Asian restaurants up and down the country. Let's celebrate the immense contribution of the Asian Cuisine industry to our country's economy and culture."

In celebration of National Curry Week we've taken a look at the top 10 curry houses throughout the UK according to TripAdvisor.

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Prithvi Restaurant in Cheltenham has snatched the top spot with an impressive 5 out of 5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor and 733 reviews. Prithvi first opened in 2012 and the restaurant aims to enhance the already vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine through their menu.

The Indian Tiffin Room in Manchester also features on the list with a 4.5 out of 5 bubble rating on TripAdvisor. The restaurant specialises in authentic Indian street food along with a selection of dishes from all over India.

The Maharaja in Stirling has consistently been named as one of the best Indian restaurants in Scotland and makes it onto TripAdvisor's list too with a 4.5 out of 5 bubble rating. The Maharaja is keen to offer its guests fresh ingredients that make delicious food, which along with friendly service makes for a great dining experience.

TripAdvisor spokesperson, James Kay, said: "If you're not lucky enough to live near one of these top rated restaurants, you can still celebrate National Curry Week in style by searching for the best Indian restaurants in your area on TripAdvisor."

Take a look at the slideshow below to find out more about where you can find the best curry houses around the UK.

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National Curry Week: The best curry houses in the UK

“Fantastic in every way! From the moment we walked in we had exceptional service and great food in stylish surroundings. Can't wait to return.”

Visit Prithvi's website for more information. 

“The staff are helpful and friendly and the food never lets you down. I had a chicken bhuna and it was perfection, so much flavour! I have been to Indian restaurants all over the country and this is the best one I have been to.”

Visit The Chilli Tree website for more information. 

“Absolute perfection! Delicious food, so fresh and well cooked. I loved the fact that the staff explained the menu. I will definitely go back. It’s the best curry I have had in a long time.”

You can find out more on the Indian Tiffin Room website. 

“The Kohinoor truly deserves its excellent reviews. The food is superb no matter what you order. The staff are so polite, friendly and genuine. You will not be disappointed.”

Visit Kohinoor of Kerala's website for more information. 

“Excellent staff, top quality food and reasonable prices. What’s not to like! If you haven't been, then add it to your list of places to visit!”

Visit Urban Tandoor's website for more information. 

“Delicious food, friendly staff and excellent service. It’s always a real pleasure to dine at Koolba.”

Find out more about Koolba on their website. 

“Cannot fault this place. The food is delicious and full of flavour and the staff are very attentive and friendly. This place is well worth a visit!”

Get more information on Tharavadu's website

“From start to finish the evening was excellent, with delicious canapés, mouth-watering selection of mains and deserts and discreet service. It is fine dining, Indian style and the presentation of the restaurant, the tableware and food is excellent.”

Find out more on Yukti's website

“I have been eating from the Maharaja since it opened and it just gets better and better. The food is superb, the staff are faultless and set meal deals are great value for money.”

Visit Maharaja's website for more information. 

“I visited the Shalimar with friends and the whole experience was delightful. The atmosphere was very pleasant, the food was delicious and the service excellent. We will definitely be going again. Highly recommended!”

Visit The Shalimar's website for more information. 

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