NATIONAL CURRY WEEK – 6 of the UK’s Best Indian Restaurants

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This week sees the celebration of one of the UK’s favourite foods. If you’re looking to celebrate National Curry Week in style with your Gourmet Society card, we have some of the best Indian restaurants in the country. From Michelin stars to colourful Indian seafood, why not try something a little different to your usual korma this National Curry Week?


Atul Kochhar – the head chef at Benares – was the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, with his renowned restaurant Benares receiving its very own Michelin star not long after. Combining his heritage with his love of British ingredients Atul creates a unique and innovative modern Indian menu for his guests. Treating every diner like royalty, a meal out at Benares is a very special occasion indeed.

Gourmet Society members get 25% off the total bill at Benares


East z East
Manchester / Liverpool / Preston

With origins firmly in Manchester City Centre – where there are now two flagship restaurants – East Z East Punjabi Restaurant has now set out to conquer the North West. With restaurants in Liverpool, Whitefield and Preston too, guests at this fiery chain of restaurants can expect rich and diverse Indian cuisine in a modern surrounding, as well as the chefs’s signature giant naan bread! Boasting a number of prestigious accolades, East Z East leads the way for Indian restaurants across the North West.

Gourmet Society members get 2 for 1 on the main course at East Z East


This astounding vegetarian restaurant has certainly been gaining a loyal following of late. Prashad Vegetarian Indian Cuisine was first established in Bradford over two decades ago, and quickly became well known for its fresh take on vegetarian cookery. More recently, the West Yorkshire restaurant has gone from strength to strength. After reaching the finals of Gordon Ramsey’s best restaurant of the year in 2010, Prashad has since been listed in the Michelin Good Food Guide, as well as winning a plethora of local awards.

Gourmet Society members get 25% off the total bill at Prashad


With three locations spread across London, this South Indian vegetarian restaurant welcomes guests In Hampstead, Piccadilly and Marylebone. First opening in 1981, Woodlands quickly became a pioneer in the world of vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the UK. Now the talented chefs serve up a tempting range of meat-free Indian dishes with a healthy twist – as most of the meals do not contain butter or cream and are made using fresh, organic and seasonal ingredients.

Gourmet Society members can enjoy 25% off the total bill at Woodlands Restaurant


This excellent Indian restaurant boasts four branches across the South of Wales. Barbucci Cardiff leads the way for these colourful restaurants, with its city centre venue serving up stimulating food in a vibrant atmosphere. Barbucci means ‘master chef’ in Bangladeshi, and its reputation for authentic Indian cooking certainly lives up to its name! The restaurant’s interior is equally impressive, with a striking design and ambient lighting creating a welcoming atmosphere.

Gourmet Society members get 2 for 1 on main courses at Barbucci Cardiff

Guchhi Indian Seafood Restaurant

Guchhi Edinburgh is no ordinary Indian restaurant. Alongside popular Indian cuisine, Guchhi’s primary focus and passion is for seafood. Owners Vishant and Sachin have combined their love of Indian cookery and seafood to create a unique dining experience for Guchhi’s visitors. Fish and seafood is locally sourced from ethical suppliers to produce fresh dishes featuring a range of seafaring ingredients, all lovingly prepared and cooked in the fiery Indian style.

Gourmet Society members get 2 for 1 on the main course at Guchhi Indian Seafood Restaurant

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