York is a beautiful and ancient walled city located in northeast England. Originally founded by the Romans, one of its primary tourist draw cards is its vast Gothic Cathedral, called the Minster which was built in the thirteenth century and still boasts medieval stained glass windows and working bell towers. The city is a big holiday destination and is steeped in romance, ancient history and plenty of exciting activities. It is well-known for its cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, and the city also has a vibrant dining scene and cafe culture. There are hundreds of tours, museums, ancient buildings, shops, bars and Indian restaurants in York, so you can combine activity and leisure with great food!
You'll discover excellent Indian restaurants in York all across the city. The city is known for being the foodie capital of Yorkshire, and it boasts a wonderfully diverse international dining scene. Indian Restaurants in York benefit from the incredible backdrop of the city walls, the River Ouse and a continental feel in the evenings, where lights twinkle in the streets and terraces are packed with people enjoying a drink. A vast number of York’s Indian restaurants are located around areas like Petergate, Church Street, Museum Street, North Street and Micklegate. Meander around the city centre and you'll spot York's Indian restaurants nestled in amongst trendy bars, cafes and entertainment hotspots.
Bombay Spice in the city centre is always popular with York foodies, and it offers some unusual options alongside classic curries, including duck tikka masala and pangas machli masala, which is a speciality fish dish from Bangladesh. Try Clifton too for the Coconut Lagoon offering South Indian food which comes as a nice change (most Indian restaurants in York – and indeed across the UK, tend to serve North Indian food) and you can look forward to expertly cooked rich curries served up with uzhunnu vada (traditional lentil doughnuts). The Bengal Brasserie on Goodramgate is award-winning and serves Bengali and Indian food, including the famous house special, gosht-e-laziz, which is a marinated spicy lamb dish.
When you eat at one of the Indian restaurants in York, you'll already have the honour of enjoying some of the finest curry houses in the country. Yorkshire is particularly well-known its excellent Indian cuisine, but why not push the boat out and try something a little different from the standard chicken tikka masala? You'll find vegetarian and vegan Indian restaurants in York which will open your mind – and taste buds – to a tantalising array of deliciously-prepared vegetarian dishes, including masala dosa: a savoury pancake wrapped around spicy vegetables and potatoes. Vegetable biryani is a revelation and dal tadka is believed to be one of the best Indian dishes to come from the Punjab region.
Of course, York's Indian restaurants serve incredible meat dishes too, such as fried and spicy anchovies (nethili varuval) and rich lamb rogan josh, popular in Kashmir. Try a spicy chicken dhansak with rich lentils or a hot beef madras with plenty of plain rice and chapati. Love sweet flavours with your mains? Peshwari naan is an incredible dish when made fresh with raisins, butter and delicious coconut. If you still have room for dessert, try gajar halwa, which is made from carrot, milk, dried fruit and sugar. It is wonderfully comforting on a cold night; the Indian equivalent of a British steamed pudding! Remember to leave a review for your favourite York Indian restaurants so your fellow Quandoo diners can follow in your footsteps and enjoy an excellent curry too when they are next in town!