Although it might be more famous for its black pudding, the Lancashire town of Bury also has Indian restaurants that square up to those in Manchester, just a few miles to the south. There's no need to make the trip into town, or over to Bolton. Instead, just have a look at Quandoo's selection of Bury's finest Indian restaurants and take your pick from conveniently located gourmet curry houses. With a smattering of standards and plenty of lesser-known dishes, these South Asian spots are ready to blow your socks off (not literally, of course, unless you choose the phaal).
The reason why Bury has some great Indian restaurants is pretty obvious. Along with neighbouring towns like Rochdale, there's a sizeable Pakistani and Indian community, which has injected some dynamism into the dining scene. Highlights are all over the place, but Asia Lounge is typical of what's on offer. Blending comfortable surroundings, stylish decor, and consummately prepared, delicious dishes with authentic spice blends and irresistible aromas, it pretty much sums up what a good curry house should be.
Aside from the quality of the food, one of the best things about dining out at curry houses in the North West is the range of different options. Few types of restaurant cater for veggies so well, with a wealth of paneer cheese-based dishes, vegetable biryanis, and healthy spinach or potato-centred sides. Of course, there's no lack of lamb, chicken, prawn, or beef curries on offer, too, but if you're hunting an excellent vegetarian venue, Bury's Indian restaurants will definitely fit the bill.
Don't stick to central Bury when seeking out Indian restaurants. Quandoo's map allows curry fans to roam all over the nearby area. That way, you won't miss local highlights like Forts of India in Whitefield, just a couple of miles to the south. While the town's own options tend to have a Pakistani slant, Whitefield's often incorporate Bengali influences, creating a nice culinary contrast. With seafood dishes aplenty, if you don't crave meat and want something lighter, they could be perfect.