Amazing curries, friendly service and traditional dishes cooked on an open grill, Diya is an Indian restaurant that’s serving authentic food made with centuries-old recipes. From their location on Eastgate Street in the the town centre, this South Asian restaurant is a favourite among Winchester residents and visitors alike. Close to the University of Winchester, Diya is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and features unique specialities like water buffalo bhoona, Keralan mixed seafood and their Southdown Lamb with spinach and masoor lentils. There’s more where that came from, so reserve ahead to taste for yourself.
Located in the heart of Winchester’s town centre, Diya is changing things up when it comes to quality Indian fare. This cosy restaurant has locals buzzing not only for its creative and delicious menu, but also because they use the highest quality British products and ingredients combined with the traditional recipes that have made this cuisine the favourite it is throughout the UK. You’ll find a carefully curated wine list, tandoor clay oven and traditional open grill at Diya, and they even made their own bread, chutneys and sauces on site, so you know already the quality is going to up there with the best of them.
The menu at Diya is of course, the star of the show and this Winchester restaurant certainly boasts some creative dishes that you’re sure to love. Kick things off with prawn patia and puri, prawns in a slightly sweet and sour sauce served on lightly fried Indian bread and scallops seared with cumin and yuzu lime butter with Andean caviar, saffron pumpkin and cauliflower puree. Following on, you’ll find classic curries and biryani dishes, as well as chef specials like the Diya lamb rack with potato and kurzi sauce, sea bass steamed with saffron, honey, lime and ginger and chicken amcha cooked in coconut milk and mango that’s complex, sweet and wonderfully delicious. So do yourself a favour and reserve a table at this town centre delight on Eastgate Street – you won’t be disappointed.
Delicious meal and great service from all of the staff. Diya special goat curry was outstanding as ever. Thanks Diya for a very enjoyable evening.
This is my second visit here and I’ll definitely be going back again. Whilst their traditional dishes are very good the variety and originality is excellent. Water Buffalo, Goat, Venison, Dark Chocolate to name a few. Service is excellent too. Highly recommend.
This is a great place with delicious food and friendly, helpful staff, who were happy to make a dish a bit more "saucy" for my brother who loves a load of sauce on his rice. Their buffalo or lamb bhoona is amazing.