A trip to the local curry house is a British Friday night institution, and if you’re in Gloucester, then you’re lucky to have an exceptional exponent of the art in the form of Hilltop. They base their claim at being the best Indian restaurant in Gloucester on a menu that takes in the very finest of subcontinental cooking and spicy twists on other dishes, such as their masala calamari. Their focus is on South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine – lesser spotted among curry houses in the UK – so make a move out to Worcester Street and discover something a little bit different in Gloucester city centre. Remember to book ahead, however, as they have been known to get crowded on occasion.
There are more than a few great Indian restaurants in Gloucester city centre, but not many can offer what Hilltop does. While the majority of curry houses are based around the traditions of the Mughal Empire in the North of India and on the cuisine of Bangladesh, Hilltop are all about the sea and the south: they deal in South Indian specialities and Sri Lankan favourites. The upshot of this is a menu that tends towards seafood, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as a more liberal use of coconut milk and fruits and a more nuanced use of spices.
South Indian food takes advantage of the some 2500 miles of coastline around the tip of the subcontinent. Try Hilltop’s king prawn butterfly to start, deep fried in breadcrumbs, before moving onto a fish pollichathu, wrapped in banana leaves before a trip to the pan. From Sri Lanka comes Lankan lamb chops, grilled in a unique spice mixture, and an extremely hot devil chicken with green pepper, garlic and lashings of chillies – not one for the faint of heart. Hilltop have a repertoire of classic curries as well, so you can always pick up your favourites, and a vegan menu that is the envy of any in Gloucester. Book a table today and take a trip to Worcester Street in the city centre for a South Indian treat to remember.
Another amazing experience.Delicious and fresh food.Definitely will visit again.Thanks you!
Another excellent experience!The food was fabulous.The staff was very nice and kind.Will visit again soon .
Everything was amazing.Delicious and fresh cooked food.Just simply the best.The staff is very friendly and helpful.Great location.Very quiet restaurant.Me and my friend had an time.Thanks.