The Indian food aficionados of Yorkshire are a discerning bunch, used as they are to eating some of the finest curries to be found anywhere in England. In the city centre of Leeds there are countless upmarket Indian eateries, and close to the top of the pile is Kerala Restaurant, where they dole out steaming Southern Indian specialities from their location on Eastgate. They open for lunch from 12 noon, and keep going until 3pm, before re-opening for dinner at half past 5: so book a table now and wander in.
The huge array of curry houses is one of the great joys of eating out in West Yorkshire – years of migration from the subcontinent have raised the standard to astronomical levels – but many of them represent the background of most migrants in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Northern Indian.
Kerala Restaurant in Leeds city centre, located where Eastgate meets Headrow, is slightly different, offering as they do delicacies from the South of India, particularly their eponymous Kerala state, where they favour fish, vegetarian food and coconut milk-based curries.
The seafood specials on offer at Kerala Restaurant in Leeds city centre are one of the main draws down on Eastgate, with the likes of Malabar fish – cooked with roasted coconut and South Indian spices – and meen pollichathu, grilled whole fish marinated and stuffed inside a banana leaf. Non-fish eaters are still well catered for: lamb korma, chicken masala dosa and saag aloo are just a selection of the meat and vegetarian dishes available as well. Leeds is packed with great curry houses and Indian restaurants, and yet Kerala Restaurant still offers something unique in the city centre: so book a table now and experience it for yourself.
Delicious southern Indian cuisine. Staff were really knowledgable about all the dishes and ensured our dietary requirements were managed. Would highly recommend this lovely restaurant. We will definitely be back!