Quandoo makes it easy to book Kent's finest restaurants, and that includes a cluster of fantastic Indian restaurants in the Ashford area. If you're based around Ashford or you're catching a train from the international station and you feel the need for some top-quality Asian eats, have a look at the listings and you're sure to find places where the spice mixtures are sublime. The ingredients are fresh and the service always comes with a smile. All it takes is a few clicks, and you're there.
Although it might be hundreds of miles away from balti central in Birmingham, Ashford's Indian restaurants include some fine exponents of the balti-making art. For example, over on Singleton Hill, some maestros are plying their trade without just copying Brummie techniques – these balti specialists have infused traditional Kashmiri recipes, taking the dish back to its Himalayan roots. Always served red hot, and cooked in the classic balti pan, they aren't to be missed.
Then again, if you have a favourite kind of curry, it's a fair bet that Ashford's Indian restaurants have it covered. From fruity dhansaks and onion-based dopiazas to subtle but fiery Madras varieties and brutal phaals, these eateries span every spice grade, allowing diners to pitch their meal at the perfect level. There are options designed for total curry novices and kids, as well as volcanic options that will challenge grizzled old veterans. So everyone will find something to keep them satisfied, that's for sure.
It might also be worth looking beyond restaurants in Ashford itself. Kent as a whole has some contenders for the curry crown that offer something a little bit different, and many of them can be booked via Quandoo. In Hythe, Coppers is a fine example. Fusing different regional culinary traditions, its chefs eschew all preservatives and additives to focus on fresh, locally-made ingredients. Even better, they are perfectly set up for celebrations, with generously sized platters for veggies and meat eaters alike. It's well worth making the trip if you're looking for Indian restaurants not far from Ashford.