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5.3 /6 Excellent 32 Reviews

Shahbaaz Curry Cottage

Bradford Indian £££ +100
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About Shahbaaz Curry Cottage

Manchester boasts one of the most competitive Indian restaurant scenes of anywhere in the country, and up in the north, it is as fierce as anywhere. Bury is home to a huge migrant community from Pakistan and Bangladesh – who know their (tandoori lamb) chops – and the locals in Radcliffe are used to high standards as well, so when we tell you that Shahbaaz Curry Cottage has stood on its location since the mid-90s, you know that they must be doing something right. Their curries are as good as any around, but it is in the house specials that they really excel, with dishes rarely found outside of the subcontinent. Try the begum bahar – marinated chicken with minced meat and a hot and sour sauce – or the tandoori chicken nagangie, barbecued off the bone and spiced with the iconic Bengali naga chillies. You can find them on Radcliffe Moor Road, halfway between Bury and Bolton – so fill up the car, book a table and head on over.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 15:00 - 23:00
Shahbaaz Curry Cottage, Old Barn, M26 3WL Manchester

CHEF'S CHOICE

32 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 32 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
24.09.2017 13:34

Booked a table for last weekend. It was busy but looked clean. The service from the staff was excellent, very friendly. Food was beautiful. Will definately be going back.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 20:49

What a fantastic experience. . Great food, lovely vegetarian curry, poppadums and 4 sauces lovely friendly waiters and fast service, many thanks for a lovely evening, Chrissy

1 review so far 6
21.07.2017 10:17

The restaurant is clean and airy and the parking at the rear is very handy. The service was fast and unobtrusive. The food was one of the best meals of this type that I have eaten and I have eaten many many a curry meal. My wife thought is was "brill". This was our first visit here, it will not be our last. Just all round good.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2017 07:36

Food is excellent its always hot staff are friendly service is very good just the right amount of time to wait between courses your never rushed at the end of your meal

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 10:09

Its definitely an old School experience at the Shahbaaz Curry Cottage with a strange mix of old & new décor, but who cares, I am reviewing the food & it was excellent. It is always a good start when the Poppadum's are fresh & crispy & the "bits" are tasty. I always gravitate to a spicier/hotter dish & opted for the Kashmiri Chilli (Lamb) & it was excellent. The Lamb melted in your mouth & the sauce had a dry consistency, not the often usual "one-pot mush" & it was hot!!! Not necessarily the place to take your better half for a romantic meal for 2, but 10/10 for the quality of the food, which was well presented & slightly different to all to often disappointing fayre of other local Curry Houses.

2 reviews so far 3
29.06.2017 07:56

The welcome was not very welcoming. Very official, not much by way of friendliness. No smiles. No banter. No enthusiasm. It felt like the staff didn't want to be there. We were virtually thrown the midweek, laminated set menu and there were only two standard menus on the table. These had to be passed around to allow us to make an informed decision. The table was also very cramped. We were still reading the menu when a stern faced waiter came to take our order. We were nowhere near ready. When we were ready, we put the menus down and waited ... and waited. The waiter (now I know why they're called that) seemed disinterested and had to be called over. Four of our group ordered from the set menu, whereas I ordered from the standard menu. The food came relatively promptly. Unfortunately, three out of the five of us did not enjoy the starter. One was my daughter, and she can be a pain. If she gets an idea in her head that a place is not going to be up to scratch then no amount of effort will change her mind. I took her tainted view with a pinch of salt, until I tried her starter (chicken pakora). Now I'm renowned for eating any old muck, but even my unsophisticated palate could tell it was dry and rubbery. My in laws weren't keen on their starters either, but acknowledged that it was "sort of ok". The mains were nice. I went for a chicken tikka pathia. It was described as sweet and sour ... and hot. It was indeed all of those things. My wife and daughter went for the dupiaza and the bhuna and shared them between each other. My daughter hardly ate ... although I don't give much sway to that. Her mind was made up before we got there, but reinforced after the starter. Overall, the mains were good, but not fantastic. In conclusion, the food didn't make up for the frosty welcome. The ambience was virtually non-existent. It all felt very amateur, which is a shame. This restaurant has been here for years, but in my opinion does not live up to its reputation. Would I go back? Maybe ... but not in a hurry.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 09:21

Food as always was spot on and waiting time was very low indeed. In the past the customer service wasn't the best but now they seem to have brand new, eager and positive staff. My best experience so far yet and reaffirmed that the Shahbaaz is my all time fav Indian restaurant.

1 review so far 6
13.12.2016 09:27

I have been visiting this resturant for many years now and have never been disappointed. The food is awlays tasty and good well, the staff are always friendly and wanting to make your experoence with them great.

1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 10:58

We eat here a lot and always have great quality food served by attentive friendly staff. The menu caters for all tastes and we would recommend any of the specials. Great place to eat and reasonably priced

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 21:17

Fantastic. We all loved the food and service was spot on. No complaints! Really good value for money and really nice quaint place with a good atmosphere. Enjoyed it here and will be returning!

1 review so far 5
27.04.2017 07:32

Great food - service a little slow this evening but still a thoroughly enjoyed evening Took along 2 children, wasn't sure how they would be as never been to a curryhouse but seemed to enjoy it.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 18:59

Excellent food, been going for a few year's now and never been disappointed yet. The service was fast even while busy and didn't have to wait long for your meal

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 09:04

Very enjoyable experience. The waiters were lovely and attentive. The food was delicious and the surroundings pleasant. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and can't wait to visit again!

1 review so far 6
23.08.2016 13:54

Amazing food and service as always. Prices are good for the area. Will definitely be going back again.. Please of parking and hello and goodbyes from the staff..

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 14:24

We enjoyed our visit to Curry Cottage great food as ever our favourite place to eat out we have never been disappointed and the staff are always welcoming

1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 08:07

Friendly service and delicious food. Great range of items to choose from and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend to others. On site parking is a plus too.

1 review so far 6
25.12.2016 13:39

Great love tandoori garlicwala young English boy waiters that do the drinks are really really helpful. Went on chirmstas eve really busy but still has great service

2 reviews so far 6
03.08.2016 08:38

Excellent food perfectly served. Would continue to use this restaurant and recommend it to family and friends. Also a major plus is the car park facility.

2 reviews so far 6
08.05.2017 19:35

Booked a table on line. Shown straight to our booked table on arrival. Excellent meal and drinks, excellent service, good menu and prices. Will go again.

1 review so far 6
27.10.2016 07:49

First visit and we weren't disappointed. Very friendly staff and fabulous food. We had the special menu but we will definitely return and pay full price.