One of the jewels in the crown of the Midlands, Coventry is world-famous for its industrial prowess, its rich historical story and especially its iconic cathedral, rebuilt as a centre for peace after the Second World War. But what's less well-known is that the city is full of hidden gems when it comes to its dining scene, and no visit to Coventry should end without a meal in one of its Indian restaurants. Immigration from the subcontinent to the West Midlands means that Indian restaurants in Coventry are a delight to sample, with ingredients cooked to perfection using traditional techniques and authentic methods. The past really does come to life here, and whether you're planning a big meal with friends or a more intimate dinner with family, it’s guaranteed there’ll be an Indian restaurant in Coventry for you.
The diversity of cultures and nationalities you see in the West Midlands means that the region's dining scene can boast original and authentic fare, and nowhere is that more true than at Coventry's Indian restaurants. The strong links in place between chefs and their homelands mean that top-quality ingredients are regularly imported and used in the cuisine served up on your plate at Coventry's Indian restaurants, so there are few better places in the country to experience the best cuisine the Indian subcontinent has to offer. Sample the dishes available at Masala Club in Solihull, located just on the edge of Coventry's urban area, for some original spice – imported in large quantities from India and then ground on site by the chef and a specialist team. Definitely make the most of this by sampling dishes like jalpari pani pat (fried tiger prawns, marinated with tumeric) or, for the main course, the khasia lamb (cooked with garlic and authentic herbs all the way from India).
From businesspeople working out deals over meals to students enjoying a light bite after lectures at one of the city's two top-class universities, Coventry's Indian restaurants attract a wide range of diners all in search of a delicious evening meal. Head down to Bengal Delight on Holbrook Lane, an inviting place with chic modern interiors, wooden floors and fresh flowers at your table. Carnivores can sample an authentic clay-oven cooked tandoori murgh – chicken marinated in a selection of spices and dry roasted to perfection – while those in search of a spicy slant on seafood can treat themselves to Scottish salmon marinated in pungent spices. When dining out at Coventry's Indian restaurants, don't forget to arrive hungry: go beyond poppadoms and sample some of the more innovative starters on the menu, including home-made Bengal spice pastries stuffed with herby meat, mozzarella, and spring onions. What's not to love?
The cuisine of India is famous for being diverse and jam-packed with different styles, formats and methods, and for that reason there's much more than simple curry and rice on offer at Coventry's Indian restaurants. Menus here regularly feature a variety of different serving styles, ranging from sharing platters like thali to dishes cooked with particular ingredients, such as the less meat-heavy styles of India's more vegetarian regions. And it's not just meat, vegetables and side dishes on the menu either: almost all of Coventry's Indian restaurants offer a wide selection of classic, delicious desserts, including kulfi (Indian ice cream in a variety of flavours like chocolate, chai and cardamom) and gulab jamun (delicious milk sweets in a nutty syrup). Whatever you'd like to cleanse your palate with after an Indian meal, you’ll find it at Coventry's Indian restaurants.