When you think about England's great curry cities you probably wouldn't immediately flag Farnborough, but some fine Indian restaurants have set up shop in this Hampshire town. In fact, when you bundle in curry houses around the Hampshire/Surrey region, it's a pretty amazing place for spice fans to explore. So don't worry about trekking to Brick Lane, have a look at Quandoo's selection of Indian restaurants in Farnborough and pick somewhere appetising for your next night out.
Some of the best Indian restaurant options in Farnborough are actually tucked away a little bit in the village of Mytchett (which is really just a few minutes from the town centre). Being set apart from the High Street means these eateries have a semi-rustic, laidback feel and plenty of space for diners to relax. But the kitchen staff are always on their toes, whipping up southern dishes like xacuti chicken, Punjabi specialities and eastern options like Bengal supreme. It all comes together in a wonderful dining setting.
One of the things that sets Farnborough's Indian restaurants apart is the number of chefs from northern India. That's probably something to do with the influence of Nepali Gurkhas who have moved from military service at nearby camps to serving their homeland's cuisine to local people. Whatever the cause, it's a bonanza for foodies. Curry houses like Gurkha Palace or Everest Tandoori light up the local scene with sweet and sour-style curries and beautifully garnished biryanis.
But you'll also find plenty of places to indulge your taste for classic curries as well. Farnborough's Indian restaurants are masters at concocting the masalas and kormas Brits love, and they can ratchet up the spice level on demand, posing a stern test for even the most experienced vindaloo guzzler. So, if you just want a perfectly cooked version of the dishes you love, you can't go wrong, but there are also plenty of new tastes to experience. Overall, you might say that Farnborough's Indian restaurants offer the best of both worlds.