Newcastle upon Tyne's Indian restaurants have a rich history
The city has a thriving South Asian community, with large numbers originally coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bengal in the 1950s as British passport holders. They tended to work locally in four main areas of employment: as bus conductors, at bakeries, at British Engines and at the large numbers of curry houses springing up across the city. Demand for Indian food grew in the 1970s onwards until the humble chicken tikka masala eventually became recognised as Britain's national dish. Today, many of the Indian restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne have been successfully delighting customers for years which is a testament to their quality.