Southampton is the European capital of cruises and the thriving, historic city on the south coast welcomes around four million visitors every year. With a large university and commercial centre, there is plenty to see and do in the city, including the Solent Sky Museum, Mayflower Theatre, SeaCity Museum, Tudor House and Garden, art gallery, marinas and Riverside Park. It is easy to get around with a largely pedestrianised city centre and the main shopping area links neatly to the WestQuay Shopping Centre for a serious retail fix. When you're hungry, you'll find a fantastic restaurant culture in Southampton. With Indian restaurants, European cafes, Brazilian rodizios, French bistros, English gastropubs and American diners all jostling for your attention, you'll never go hungry.
Much of the fantastic food offering at the Indian restaurants in Southampton is due to its diversity. Around 20% of the city's population was born overseas and Southampton has been welcoming immigrants ever since the 17th century when Huguenots escaped to its shores. The diverse communities are reflected in the rich array of eateries across the city, and Southampton's excellent Indian restaurants which are numerous and of high quality. You'll find that they get busy too when festivals are on. Communities here celebrate everything from Christmas through to Eid and Diwali and the Indian restaurants in Southampton can get very busy when families get together to celebrate. Remember that you can book in advance with Quandoo up to two hours before you plan to dine, cutting out the queues altogether.
At one time, the local curry house served up English versions of South-Asian fare, with many customers turning automatically to the chicken tikka masala after a football match or pub closing time. But today's Indian restaurants across Southampton include award-winning venues, superb menus, stylish interiors and avant-garde cuisine that features exotic and regional specialities to tempt the taste buds! When you dine at one of the Indian restaurants in Southampton, why not ask your server for the daily specials and try something new. From spicy lamb and duck dishes through to interesting vegetarian dishes or Keralan fish curries, Indian cuisine is vast and enticing. If you have room, why not sneak in a dessert too? Gulab jamun is a wonderful treat if you aren't counting the calories - deep fried doughballs served with a sugar syrup and nuts... you'll never want to pass up the sweet course in Southampton's Indian restaurants again!
The Quandoo diner community has visited a large number of the excellent Indian restaurants in Southampton and left detailed reviews to help you choose. The Great Moghul in the city centre is always popular and has been delighting the locals for over 25 years. It offers superb duck and tandoori dishes in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Try the Bayleaf Kitchen in Ocean Village too - the dhaba gosht (slow roasted lamb on the bone) is divine and the restaurant has the honour of holding the record for the biggest ever naan - all in the name of charity of course. The Bengal Brasserie at the Polygon also offers a superb menu of classics and regional specialities, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Even better, it's close enough to walk to from the train station so you can eat as soon as you arrive! Remember to leave your reviews of the Indian restaurants in Southampton that you enjoy - it all helps the Quandoo community in its quest to enjoy the best restaurants in the UK and beyond.