The wilds of Greater Manchester house some hidden gems when it comes to Indian restaurants. Forts of Bengal, in the town of Sale, is one such jewel in this northern crown. A stalwart amongst local curry lovers, Forts of Bengal’s fully-licensed Northenden Road premises are frequented by fans of their lamb madras curry, and the free-flowing Cobra beer – the perfect antidote to these soldiers of spice’s hot offering.
When you Google Forts of Bengal, it can appear that you’ve stumbled across an Indian castle up for sale. Don’t be fooled – Forts of Bengal may be a palace to Indian cuisine, but it’s its location in Greater Manchester’s Sale that throws you off. No, you aren’t about to assume the status of Raj, but you can certainly dine like a king at this Northenden Road Indian restaurant. At the very least, there are plenty of humble offerings for loyal diners – weekly specials and freebies abound here.
The staff at Forts of Bengal are notoriously courteous. It’s because they love what they do, whipping up fantastic Indian dishes to please those they serve – you, the diners. Their commitment has not gone unrecognised. Tucked away in Sale, a small town in Greater Manchester, Forts of Bengal have scooped up Gold Awards for their interpretation of Indian cuisine two years in a row. Local reviews ratify these accolades, although there’s not a few chaps who rave about the availability of affordable and ice-cold bottles of Kingfisher and Cobra beer – the traditional way to wash down a good curry.