About Masala Bazaar

Carlisle is a long way from Kolkata and Chennai, but in the town centre, one can find an authentic taste of India. On Botchergate, just across from the main train station, there is Masala Bazaar, an Indian restaurant with an emphasis on the street food traditions of the many states and cities of the subcontinent, with diverse dishes that are not regularly seen elsewhere. We’d recommend the sizzler selection, served with no little drama at your table, featuring grilled meats such as Scottish salmon, lamb chops, king prawns and more. The house specialties at Masala Bazaar are equally as decadent, with venison vindaloo, pork chop bhooni and duck coated with spices and seared in the pan. They have plenty of the classics of the Indian curry tradition – as well as plenty of vegetarian dishes – so all of your party can try out their favourites, whether they are newbies or curry cognoscenti. Book a table now to reserve the best seat in Carlisle town centre.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Masala Bazaar
4a English gate Plaza, Town Centre
Carlisle CA11RP

Menu Highlights




Delicious butternut squash soup from Bohri Muslim community of Mumbai


Crispy fried fi sh bites in spicy coating. A delicacy from streets of Amritsar


Soft shell crab dusted with our own gunpowder masala, crispy fried to perfection



A nourishing broth of Lamb trotters enriched with warm aromatic spices & herbs to fi ght cold weather, also renowned for its aphrodisiac quality. Served with garlic naan or steamed rice


Tender duck breast coated with smoked spices, pan seared to perfection, served with lime & onion sauce


Spice crusted venison steak on cumin crushed potatoes with vindaloo drizzle



Home style chicken curry with potatoes


Succulent lamb cooked in spiced mint & spinach sauce


Lamb curry using a special ingredient of seven groove lime. A speciality of North Eastern region

50 Masala Bazaar Reviews

50 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Robert A.7 days ago · 1 review

Food and service were both excellent. A little more expensive than other Indian restaurants but worth it. Menu has the usual choices but also a wide choice of meals you don't normally find at most other Indian restaurants.

Noelle M.24 days ago · 1 review

Very friendly, helpful , professional service, plus fantastic food Very friendly, helpful , professional service, plus fantastic food Very friendly, helpful , professional service, plus fantastic food

Keith D.a month ago · 2 reviews

Great food, so very tasty & plentiful, presentation 10/10, staff so cheerful & friendly, restaurant itself very clean & colourful, been here before & will return again, lovely night..

Samantha A.a month ago · 1 review

Such beautiful food and fantastic service, nothing is any trouble. The food came quickly and the portion sizes were perfect. I would definitely recommend a visit!

Kate W.2 years ago · 1 review

This restaurant is fantastic - the service is friendly and incredibly helpful. The food is a fantastic quality all of which came out hot and tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend the Masala Bazaar

Michael R.4 months ago · 1 review

Really tasty food, inviting and friendly environment. I was slightly worried with it being on the main strip on a Saturday night that there would be big groups of drunk people. None what so ever. Food was excellent and pretty quick for a full restaurant. We also had several drinks including cocktails and all for under £70 for 2 was excellent value. Highly recommend the keema naans.

Jessica T.4 months ago · 4 reviews

Can't fault the food- party of six, all ordered different dishes, all fantastic.. I had Kolkata Chilli Chicken, tasted great, nice and hot, plenty of flavour! Classics (Korma, Biryani, etc) equally well cooked/seasoned. Shared a basket of naan (assorted) between us, also lovely. Decor is interesting, friendly staff and fast service. Would absolutely recommend, far better than any other Indian food I've had around here.

Tony S.9 months ago · 2 reviews

This is not your usual indian restaurant with the same old menu. The Masal Bazaar offers a selection of dishes I've never seen before and to top it all the food lived up to my expectations. All of us enjoyed our meal. Believe me, give it try, you won't be disappointed. The service was excellent and the staff very attentive without being intrusive.

Sheila B.2 years ago · 1 review

This was our 1st Visit to this Restaurant but will definitely not be the last it has to be 1of the best in Carlisle the staff from us going in till we came out were very helpful and courteous and the meals we ordered were out of this world I definitely would recommend this Restaurant

Tony S.6 months ago · 2 reviews

Christmas Eve meal and another great night at the Masala Bazaar. Beautiful, full flavoured food with great service, which everyone enjoyed. My favourite Indian restaurant in Carlisle.