Pakistani/North Indian –
Saajan Halal – just gets it right nearly every time.
Honourable mentions to:
Lal Quila Express -The lamb tikka is worth the trip.
Middle Eastern –
Marhaba, as the only place that does tandoor bread it’s an easy winner.
Cheetham Hill Kebab:
Northern Quarter Curry Cafés:
This is really difficult as the 4 mentioned are all good, all have devotees but all have off days too:
This & That
Cheetham Hill/Strangeways Curry:
We really like all 3 and are loathed to pick one.
Chorlton & Whalley Range:
Zam Zam Tandoori
Taftan near the Whalley pub, maybe better to takeaway than eat in, but good value.
Saajan Original - Almost Identical to the Rusholme Saajan Halal with less competition
City Centre pubs:
The Marble Arch - Classic Manchester boozer.
The Castle Hotel - An Ex-ramshackle 'old as the hills' Robinson's pub with bags of character, now swankily but tastefully refurbed. A really popular spot.
City Centre bars:
Sandbar - A really good bar with a great range of beers and plenty of charm
Bar Fringe - Been around since '94-ish, good beer decent folk, not trendy. All good.
The Crescent - A Salford institution that is still going strong. A haven for real ale fans
The Kings Arms - An interesting and attractive pub very close to Salford Central station
The New Oxford - fantastic range of real ale and cider. 36 draught items and countless bottles.
Salford Curry Cafe
Moti Mahal - Almost zero competition, great buffet deal.
Chorlton pubs & bars:
The Marble Beerhouse
Lazeeza - Pakistani/North Indian
Al Aqsa - Middle Eastern
Small (2 pieces) Seekh Kebab at Saajan Halal - £2.70