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Indian Restaurants in Essex

Discover the diverse Indian restaurants of Essex

Since the 1970s, enjoying a meal in Indian restaurants has been a key aspect of an Essex night out. The vibrant spices and distinctive flavours of this delicious cuisine have found a loyal following among Essexdiners. Although Indian dishes had been available in Britain since the early 20th century, the influx of Bangladeshi immigrants in the 1970s led to the establishment of thousands of new restaurants across the country. Essex diners quickly found Indian restaurants to their liking, and the cuisine remains one of the most popular dining options in the region.

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Ashiana Tandoori

Ashiana Tandoori

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.4/632
Ashiana Tandoori
Shenfield Tandoori Restaurant

Shenfield Tandoori Restaurant

Shenfield
Indian££££
5.0/65
Shenfield Tandoori Restaurant
Taj Mahal - Braintree

Taj Mahal - Braintree

Abridge
Indian££££
5.1/612
Taj Mahal - Braintree
India Grill

India Grill

Loughton
Indian££££
5.5/614
India Grill
Zaafran Indian

Zaafran Indian

Gallows Corner
Indian££££
5.5/66
Zaafran Indian
The Raj - Brentwood

The Raj - Brentwood

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.8/68
The Raj - Brentwood
Balti House Brentwood

Balti House Brentwood

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.6/65
Balti House Brentwood
Noor Restaurant

Noor Restaurant

Hornchurch
Indian££££
6.0/62
Noor Restaurant
Tales Of India

Tales Of India

Town Centre
Indian££££
6.0/62
Tales Of India
Spices - Hornchurch

Spices - Hornchurch

Emerson Park
Indian££££
4.6/68
Spices - Hornchurch

Gandhi Restaurant - Billericay

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.8/64
Gandhi Restaurant - Billericay
Merchant Spice

Merchant Spice

Town Centre
Indian££££
4.0/64
Merchant Spice
Basil Spice

Basil Spice

Gardiners Way
Indian££££
5.2/66
Basil Spice
Cafe Bengal

Cafe Bengal

Loughton
Indian££££
4.4/65
Cafe Bengal
Saif Tandoori

Saif Tandoori

Town Centre
Indian££££
1.0/63
Saif Tandoori
Se7en Elephants

Se7en Elephants

Town Centre
Indian££££
6.0/61
Se7en Elephants
Garden of India

Garden of India

Town Centre
Indian££££
5.6/65
Garden of India
Kaz's Indian Restaurant - Harlow

Kaz's Indian Restaurant - Harlow

Passmores
Indian££££
5.3/63
Kaz's Indian Restaurant - Harlow
Empire Indian

Empire Indian

Shenfield
Indian££££
4.3/63
Empire Indian
Bengal Spice - Loughton

Bengal Spice - Loughton

Loughton
Indian££££
Bengal Spice - Loughton
  1. 1.

    Try fresh Indian flavours in Essex restaurants

    Bangladeshi restaurateurs gave us the menus that have become familiar over the years, creating tried and tested dishes like bhuna, dhansak, and pasanda, by adapting their own Bengali recipes. The favourite tikka masala creation combined a tandoori chicken recipe with a sauce designed to appeal to British tastes. Culinary fashions develop though, and some diners are now looking for authentic regional recipes, and for lighter, more health-conscious alternatives to the classics. These days it is possible to find Essex restaurantsoffering southern Indian, Goan, or Nepali cuisine.
  2. 2.

    Experience contemporary Indian cuisine in Essex restaurants

    There is still a place for the traditional decor Indian restaurant, and the familiar rituals of poppadoms with pickles, bhajis, and naan bread. In Essex though an Indian meal has broadened its meaning to include casual cafes serving dhal with breads, or modern venues offering street food dishes like pav bhajis, bhel puris, or vegetable momos. The local fondness for very spicy vindaloo or phal curries is gradually giving way to an appreciation of the subtleties of herbs and spicing, as diners discover a different kind of Indian cuisine, provided by a new generation of chefs.
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    Essex Indian restaurants offer the spices of the sub continent

    In Essex you are never very far away from an Indian restaurant, even in the rural villages, and virtually every town in the county has at least one Indian establishment. For the connoisseur, the larger towns like Chelmsford, Southend, and Colchester offer a variety of Indian dining options, with spacious restaurants, casual cafes, and fine dining establishments meeting the high demand. Whether you are looking for a lively lunch venue or a memorable evening meal, book your table with Quandoo to enjoy classic or contemporary Indian restaurants in Essex.