Manchester is the seventh-most populous local
authority district in England. Manchester lies within one of the UK's
largest metropolitan areas; the metropolitan county of Greater
Manchester had an estimated population of 2,562,200, the Greater
Manchester Urban Area a population of 2,240,230
Evolving from a Roman castrum in a Celtic
heartland, Manchester was the site of the world's first passenger
railway station and many scientific achievements of great importance.
Manchester also led the political and economic reform of 19th-century
Britain as the vanguard of free trade. The mid-20th century saw a
decline in Manchester's industrial importance, prompting a depression
in social and economic conditions. Subsequent investment,
gentrification, and rebranding triggered by the 1996 Manchester
bombing changed its fortunes, and reinvigorated Manchester as a
post-industrial city with multiple sporting, broadcasting, and
In 2002, the city hosted the XVII Commonwealth
Games very successfully, earning praise from many previously
sceptical sources. Manchester has twice failed in its bid to host the
Olympic Games, losing to Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.
Manchester today is a centre of the arts, the
media, higher education and commerce, factors all contributing to
Manchester polling as the second city of the United Kingdom in 2002.
In a poll of British business leaders published in 2006, Manchester
was regarded as the best place in the UK to locate a business
For a city once known as 'Cottonopolis' it's not
surprising that there's many Indian restaurants in Manchester and the
surrounding mill towns.
Whilst the bright neon lit Rusholme, or 'The Curry
Mile' as it is better known, is celebrated as being the biggest
collection of curry houses in the whole of Europe, the city centre
itself also boasts some of the best Indian restaurants in Manchester.
Whether you're looking for fine dining Indian
restaurants, bargain buffets, tradtional Halal cuisine or just a late
night curry house, there are many Indian restaurants in Manchester to
suit everybody's requirements.
Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Tandoori and Punjabi,
Lahore, Bengali, Nepalese and Mughlai, traditional Indian and
Anglo-Asian, Manchester has it all.
MANCHESTER CURRY SCENE PROFILE
Manchester has always offered a varied curry
restaurant scene from the up-market restaurants near the city centre
to the excitement and colour of Rusholme and its Curry Mile. Recent
years have see a lessening of number on the Curry Mile but is still a
great centre for largely Pakistani cuisine and restaurants of all
standards. Favourite restaurants include Akbars, Zouk, Desi Lounge,
Moughli, The Pavilion 2, EastzEast Riverside, Bollywood Masala and
Moon. Trip Advisor list 1038 restaurants in Manchester of which 40
are Asian although there are around 150 in Greater Manchester.
TEAM TO REPRESENT MANCHESTER :
Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of
your votes to represent Manchester for judging purposes.
for your favourite city on firstname.lastname@example.org
Team voted to represent Manchester for 2016 is :
5 The Quadrangle Chester Street M1 5QS Tel 0161 233 1090 www.zoukteabar.co.uk
EastzEast Riverside Blackfriars
Street Deansgate Manchester Tel : 0161 834 3500 www.eastzeast.com
Selected other Indian restaurants voted for in
Manchester : Namaste, Nawaab, Desi Lounge, Sanam, Forts
of India, Rajdoot, Saheb, Kulshi, The Pearl, Akbars