Carlisle is an ancient Roman city famous for Hadrian's Wall and a wealth of visitor attractions. Take in the history of the area at Birdoswald Ford and immerse yourself in 180,000 fascinating artefacts from across the ages at Tullie House. Retail addicts will want to visit the Victorian Market Hall and Guildhall, and there are plenty of designer and independent boutiques to enjoy across town. The nightlife, culture, entertainment and dining scenes are also big here, boosted heavily by the local student population, meaning there are plenty of thriving Indian restaurants in Carlisle to discover, whether you're looking for a hearty lunchtime buffet or a stylish evening tasting menu.
The lunchtime buffets at some Indian restaurants in Carlisle are very popular with local workers, students and tourists alike and they offer dozens of enticing, fresh-from-the-kitchen and expertly cooked authentic dishes from across India's regions. Try northern Indian paneer and tandoori chicken, sweet Gujarati vegetarian dishes from the west of the country, southern sambar and east Indian desserts such as rasgulla semolina and cheese curd dumplings fried in sugar syrup.
If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a special treat, then seek out one of the high-end Indian restaurants in Carlisle which offer fine dining and exciting tasting menus. These venues tend to incorporate fusion cuisine and innovative new dishes into their menus, often featuring seasonal and local ingredients. The chefs demonstrate their skill and passion by whipping up house specials and unusual new flavours to delight the locals. If you're ready to move past the typical chicken tikka masala and naan, then this is the dining experience for you. Your server will also be able to recommend excellent wines to accompany your food and you'll be able to dine and relax in stylish, relaxing surroundings with superb service.
The Masala Bazaar is as authentic as it gets, with a superb changing menu of street food that features unusual and tantalising dishes. Try the flamboyant sizzler sharing platter, which includes king prawns, lamb and salmon or experience the mouth-watering venison vindaloo. Botchergate Tandoori is another great venue and always one of the popular Indian restaurants in Carlisle. Known for its excellent customer service, the locals rave about the mild butter chicken and pillowy naans. Do reserve your table in advance if you don't want to queue!