When you hear Red Sea, most people imagine the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt… but to connoisseurs of cuisine from the Asian and Indian subcontinent, the Red Sea should evoke images of the original spice route, with ships trawling up to Europe with their holds brimming with a new and fragrant cargo. Red Sea Restaurant & Lounge Bar, down Bolton Road in Salford’s Walkden, is fully-aware of that particular connection, now and endeavours to bring diners a taste of this ancient trade in classic Indian and South Asian dishes.
Many head straight for Red Sea Restaurant & Lounge Bar’s Spice Route Specials, and it’s a rewarding page of this Walkden Indian restaurant’s extensive menu to turn to. These dishes are recommended by the chef, an expert on the ancient culinary art of Indian cookery, a man with masala on his mind. Fiery Nepalese chicken or lamb and even hotter rajma chicken or lamb are hits with Salford’s spice lovers, while the milder Malibu chicken (a yoghurt and coconut cream-based curry topped with Mallibu liqueur!) and the very mild and uncommon moducash murgh (chicken cooked with grated cashews, mango pulp, and honey) tones things down slightly for those with sensitive palates.
Salford’s Red Sea Restaurant & Lounge Bar also represents the best-loved British classics when it comes to Indian cookery, with a separate list of favourites (balti, vindaloo, rogan josh) that are default options for curry fans that know what they like. Since we’re talking Red Sea here, it’s not surprising that this Walkden restaurant’s menu has a strong line-up of seafood dishes, many hailing from Bangladesh. There’s incredible breadth and depth on offer here, and with a great set lunch menu, Red Sea’s Bolton Road premises are regularly packed out – book a berth at Red Sea now.
Very friendly and helpful staff made our Tuesday evening experience extremely enjoyable. The pleasant ambiance of the restaurant, plus the actual good quality of the food will mean we will be returning some time in the near future.
We all really enjoyed the food and the restaurant was full to bursting so lots of other people must enloy it too. Wide menu choice.