In various locations across North and West Yorkshire T: 01274 530 880 W: www.aagrah.com Spread across North and West Yorkshire The Aagrah restaurants are an institution. Providing stunning Kashmiri cuisine since 1977, all the restaurants offer a high standard of dining in elegant surroundings. Innovation and tradition work harmoniously to create a truly special dining experience.
yak and yeti
In various locations across North and West Yorkshire
63a Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LS
46a Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 2AL
T: 01274 773 311 W: www.akbars.co.uk
T: 01904 624 677 W: www.yakyetiyork.co.uk
T: 0113 278 8088 W: www.jinosthaicafe.co.uk
With dishes coming from a country with hugely rich cultural heritage and diversity, Yak and Yeti are serving up some Nepalese delicacies that you may have never tried before, but will certainly want to again. Aiming to exceed all expectations the team at Yak and Yeti are putting Nepalese cuisine on the foodie map in York.
Jino’s is a North Leeds favourite and hidden gem just 10 minutes from the city centre. Its café style setting and informal surroundings echo the relaxed nature of thousands of street cafes across Thailand. Established in 2003, Jino’s is still going strong thanks to its authentic and delicious menu. The ‘bring your own beer’ license also makes for a budgetfriendly night out.
Akbars started life as a small restaurant seating just 28. This well-known South Asian eatery has grown to an 11 venue strong powerhouse, with an accomplished menu full of award winning dishes. Never missing an opportunity to search for new, exciting recipes and spices from all corners of the country, the team are inspired to create beautifully spiced cuisine creating a luscious fusion of east and west.
the pink elephant
159 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LY
7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5DQ
21 Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1NA
Holmfirth Road, Honley, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 6DW
T: 0113 345 5430 W: www.viet-guy.co.uk
T: 0113 244 0500 W: www.tharavadurestaurants.com
T: 01904 848 927 W: www.ricestyle.co.uk
T: 01484 667 000 W: www.pinkelephanthonley.co.uk
Viet Guy are at the forefront of bringing freshly prepared and authentic Vietnamese food to Leeds. Not only is all their meat locally sourced, but they go to great lengths to ensure the spices are authentic. With fresh clean flavours, Viet Guy is quickly building a reputation as one of the best places to enjoy stunning food in Leeds.
The Michelin guide recommended Tharavadu is a place where you will experience the flavours of traditional Kerala cooking. Over the years Tharavadu has been at the top of many respected lists, always popular with regulars and new customers who keep coming back for more. An authentic taste of India right in the heart of Leeds.
One of York’s newest additions, Rice Style is positioned on the trendy Bishopthorpe Road. Enjoy a true taste of Thai hospitality, with all your favourite dishes alongside some you may not be familiar with, but will come to adore. The pork belly is a signature dish not to be missed.
The Pink Elephant is a warm, vibrant restaurant located in the heart of Honley village, offering exceptional hospitality alongside long held traditions of Indian and Bangladeshi cooking styles. Here you can experience an Indo-Bangla fusion, a revival of the Persian/Mogul cuisine creating a perfect balance between a complex myriad of spices and blends.
THE VILLAGE RESTAURANT
the sweet centre
77a Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3BR
75 Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire HX6 2AF
110-114 Lumb Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD8 7RS
1 Crown Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7DA
T: 0113 245 0992 W: www.nomdeli.com
T: 01422 831 654 W: www.javavillagerestaurant.co.uk
T: 01274 731 735 W: www.sweetcentrerestaurant.co.uk
T: 0113 234 1999 W: www.caravanseraileeds.co.uk
With a queue out of the door on most days, Nom Deli are bringing authentic Vietnamese street food to the centre of Leeds. Made to order summer rolls, pho and banh mi will keep you coming back for more, just make sure you get there early to beat the crowds.
Serving both Indian and Indonesian cuisine for over 10 years in the market town of Sowerby Bridge, The Village Restaurant strives to give you a meal to remember. Whether you prefer a Krakatoa or a Korma there is something for every palate at this award winning restaurant, offering a unique choice of both Indonesian and Indian delicacies.
Originally opened to cater for the growing Indian workforce in Bradford in 1964, The Sweet Centre is still popular 52 years later. A Bradford institution, where a warm welcome and generous portions are always available. Those in the know, know about The Sweet Centre.
Located in Leeds city centre and inspired by Caravanserais of the Middle East, Ottoman food inspires and delights the senses in a unique setting. Dine in and take a seat at the rustic communal table, surrounded by traditional décor inspired by the Ottoman empire. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner to eat in or take away.
580 - 582 Beverley High Road, Hull, East Yorkshire HU6 7LH
12 Wood Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1DG
69 Otley Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD18 2BJ
Queen’s Drive, Ossett, West Yorkshire WF5 0NH
T: 01482 242 606 W: www.tapasya.org.uk
T: 01484 300 211 W: www.discoverybayuk.com
T: 01274 599 800 W: www.shimlaspice.co.uk
T: 01924 416 990 W: www.malagor.co.uk
Drawing on influences from around the globe Tapasya offers customers fine dining in stunning surroundings, elevating Indian cuisine to another level. Traditional dishes share the menu with exciting new creations, utilising local and seasonal produce to get the best from the regional ingredients available.
With the aim of bringing Caribbean food to the masses, Discovery Bay are trailblazing with their exciting ideas, flavours and a dream to put Caribbean food on the map in Yorkshire. Bringing something a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy to this corner of Huddersfield, Discovery Bay are real trailblazers.
Previously holding the title of best curry restaurant in the UK, Shimla Spice delivers for all occasions. Large enough to host parties but intimate enough for a dinner for two, classic dishes and new creations are all served up in opulent surroundings. Always busy and always delicious, with the emphasis on flavour combinations and specialities you may not have come across before, Shimla Spice are leading the way.
Encouraging the traditional family way of dining, Malagor encourages sharing plates and a communal dining experience. Always striving to create the Thai balance of spicy, sweet, sour and salty with all their dishes, everything is perfectly combined, and perfectly delicious. Stunning plates of beautifully presented food, served with true attention to detail, you will leave feeling part of the family.
T: 0113 243 1248 W: www.bundobust.com
T: 01642 243 809 W: www.oodlesnoodles.co.uk
Serving fresh, aromatic and authentic Thai food, striving for cuisine “As Thai as possible,” My Thai Bradford is the perfect place to get your fix of Kana Moo Krob. Only using locally sourced meat and fish, with a focus on serving only the best, My Thai uphold a superb standard visit after visit.
OODLES NOODLES 136 Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire TS1 3RA
T: 01274 499 088 W: www.mythairestaurant.co.uk
A collaboration between Prashad and the Sparrow in Bradford, Bundobust is a Leeds institution after only two years. Always busy with those wanting a tasty tipple, they serve some of the best Indian street food for miles around. With a scrumptious menu often offering specials to tempt you in to ordering lots of pots to share, this is great place to meet friends, relax on a weekend or just to watch the world go by.
ALL SIAM THAI
MY THAI BRADFORD 200 Keighley Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD9 4JZ
6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 5DQ
With big bowls of warming goodness, Oodles Noodles in Middlesbrough know how to serve up tasty and hearty portions of all things Thai and Malaysian. Enjoy a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere with bags of flavour and always something new to try.
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The World Curry Festival has partnered up with Welcome to Yorkshire to create a fantastic Spice Trail. It’s time to be inspired to try something new or perhaps be reminded of a dining gem. Our Spice Trail has something for everyone and recommends some of the best places in Yorkshire to get your spice fix. Widely referred to as the spiciest county in the UK, Yorkshire is home to thousands of delicious and exciting options. From the modern to the traditional, every level of spice you can hope for, Yorkshire can cater for you. From Hyderabad to Halifax, Bangkok to Bradford and Pahang to Pateley Bridge we will give you a flavour of all that’s spicy. Zulfi Karim Founder World Curry Festival
Yorkshire is well known for its vast array of wonderful cuisine and one food that has definitely helped to put Yorkshire on the culinary map is curry. Bradford boasts a vibrant Asian community, a range of both historic and contemporary curry houses and has been a proud host to the World Curry Festival since its inception in 2010. The city was also voted as the Curry Capital of Britain for a record-breaking fifth year in a row in 2015 which just goes to show how popular the dish is in the county. So whether you’re looking for a traditional curry or something a little different, this trail will show you where to find some fantastic places to sample a bit of spice across Yorkshire. Sir Gary Verity Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire
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www.yorkshire.com/delicious KASHMIRI AROMA 798 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S8 0SF
T: 0113 234 6677 W: w ww.kateghaurimoore.wix.com/cornercafe
T: 01142 587 780 W: www.kashmiriaroma.com
Their style might be simple but their flavours are anything but. The Corner Café has been a favourite on Burley Road since the 70s. They took a break for a while coming back stronger than ever and with Karim and Kate at the helm, the Corner Café has gone from strength to strength over the years. Now with the addition of a bar it really is one of the best places for Indian food in Leeds.
Experience an authentic taste of Kashmir at Kashmiri Aroma in Sheffield. With plenty of regional specialities on offer, why not try the Nihari Chicken, a traditional Lahorie dish cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and spices or sample one of the many seafood dishes and let the superb aromas of these warm and comforting meals transport your troubles away.
639 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PT
Leeds Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 5BL
New Walkergate, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9EP
Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1BX
61-63 Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1BH
T: 0114 267 0580 W: www.allsiamsheffield.co.uk
T: 01274 733 732 W: www.jinnahbradford.co.uk
T: 01482 428 642 W: www.rumisrestaurant.co.uk
T: 01423 313 136 W: www.cardamomblack.co.uk
T: 01723 377 573 W: www.tikkatikka.org
In the heart of Sheffield, the smells of lemon grass, chilli and lime will transport you to Thailand when you enter this city centre gem. All Siam Thai have a keen eye for detail that is represented in their food and the restaurant itself. A true taste of Thailand, a traditional and authentic choice for all the family.
Situated in modern surroundings serving contemporary and traditional dishes, the newly opened Jinnah, Bradford are bringing a taste revolution to the city. Another fantastic addition to Bradford’s food heritage, Jinnah are especially proud of their Karahi Lamb, not to be missed. At this stand out venue they are offering the complete dining experience with subtle flavours and knock out spice blends.
Offering their own brand of beer to accompany your meal, Rumi’s are starting something exciting in Beverley. Beautifully renovated, overlooking Beverley Minster, they offer a modern take on traditional options and are always keen to cater for vegetarian diners over and above the standard offering.
Highly skilled chefs and exquisite ingredients brought together by two generations have made Cardamom Black an exciting part of the Harrogate restaurant scene. With a fresh fish bar and a high end cocktail bar, this is a special dining experience that can be experienced in small groups, but is also perfect for larger parties.
At Tikka Tikka the chefs have an obsession with cooking and serving delicious and exciting food, bringing influences from different regions of the Indian subcontinent. Priding themselves on creating great vegetarian options alongside their usual offering, this hidden coastal gem is well worth a visit.
THE CAT’S PYJAMAS
53 Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3AB
Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 3PN
Grand Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6PG
39 Tanner Row, York, North Yorkshire YO1 6JP
T: 0113 274 2618 W: www.thecatspjs.co.uk
T: 01274 878 866 W: www.aakashrestaurant.co.uk
T: 0113 243 2586 W: www.zaapthai.co.uk
T: 01904 633 066 W: www.krakatoayork.com
At Aakash in Cleckheaton, they have a passion for excellence, both in the food and the service they provide. Gaining much critical acclaim since opening, they offer a mouth-watering selection of traditional, freshly cooked Indian dishes. The emphasis is on quality within the elegant Grade II listed building.
Opening in 2015, Zaap is new to the foodie scene in Leeds, but has quickly become an institution in the city. Serving real Thai street food against a buzzing Bangkok market backdrop, all dishes are authentic and can be traced back to their Thai provinces, giving you a true taste of Thailand. Expect a lively atmosphere, quirky décor and most importantly, great tasting food.
With the help of Alfred Prasad, the youngest Indian chef to ever receive a Michelin star, The Cat’s Pyjamas are preserving age old recipes whilst creating urban legends. Full of sophisticated spice to wake the taste buds, they are bringing a slice of Hyderabad to Headingley. Authentic street food at its best, be sure to try the railway potato curry, a true taste sensation.
RAFI’S SPICE BOX
104 Burley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1JP
1A Railway Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8HQ T: 01943 817 999 W: www.bistrosaigon.co.uk
A taste of the tropics in a beautifully curated space, Krakatoa are serving up authentic Indonesian dishes in their personally designed surroundings. All the artwork is for sale so you can leave with a full stomach and a new piece of art for your wall. Why not get a wall hanging with your Nasi Goreng?
A menu devised from family recipes inspired by generations past, Bistro Saigon is really special. Family owned and run, Bistro Saigon has established itself as the place to be seen in the centre of Ilkley. Serving elaborate bowls of delicious creations in elegant surroundings. A wealth of vegetables in every dish, using all the classic ingredients you would expect from the best in Vietnamese cooking they produce a range of mouth-watering tastes and textures.
72-74 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7PN
21 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 2LW
15 Commercial Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 1UB
12-14 Bank Street, Wetherby, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS22 6NQ
35 Stainland Road, Greetland, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX4 8AD
T: 0113 244 4408 W: www.hansasrestaurant.com
T: 01904 613 131 W: www.bengal-brasserie.com
T: 01904 430 850 W: www.spicebox.co.uk
T: 01937 585 755 W: www.mangovegetarian.co.uk
T: 01422 310 804 W: www.cafethaiwest.co.uk
A Guajarati vegetarian restaurant in Leeds where touches of East Africa, represent the upbringing of head chef, owner and the restaurant’s name sake Hansa. The emphasis at Hansa’s is on sharing, experimenting and enjoying the experience. Having won multiple awards and a reputation beyond the city, this restaurant is a real institution.
Surrounded by historic pubs and real ale houses, Bengal Brasserie is the ideal choice whether you are looking for a night out with friends or just some great food in an inviting environment. Serving traditional Bengali delights, catering for those who like the traditional or those who prefer to try something a little more adventurous.
Since opening in 1989, the ethos of the family run Rafi’s Spice Box has remained the same. From knowledge which Rafi passed down through the family, the team want to inspire everyone they meet to go home and cook delicious food to feed their families and friends. Pick up a bag full of goodies or simply a couple of pinches of spice and a recipe idea.
Based in the heart of Wetherby, Mango is an Indian Vegetarian Restaurant serving wonderfully fresh, home-cooked food with a modern twist. Choose from a range of vegetarian specialities including red kidney bean curry, mixed daal and spiced koftas and enjoy the perfect mix of texture, aroma and colour. A true dining experience of exotic India.
Situated in an old building society, this iconic building in the centre of Halifax boasts original features really adding to your dining experience. The adventures of travelling and living throughout Thailand have been brought to the plate at Café Thai. With spices you will recognise and some you won’t, you are guaranteed flavours that will take you to a beachside somewhere far far away.
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A popular Malay inspired dish made with fresh spices, root of galangal, turmeric, lemon grass and candle nuts. This citrusy flavoured curry is well balanced in both flavour and taste. The creaminess of candle nut and coconut cream combined with lime creates an explosion of flavour.
Ingredients • 1000g chicken pieces • Enough water to cover chicken for cooking • 3 tbsp cooking oil • 150g onions – chopped • 90g coconut cream • 3 tbsp lime juices • ½ tbsp salt • 1 tbsp sugar Recipe courtesy of Pearly Kee www.penanghomecookingschool.com
To make the curry paste • 3 lemon grass, cut heads and take off loose leaves • 3 candle nuts, split to half to wash • 45g red chillies, deseed and cut to pieces • 25g fresh turmeric, rub off dirt and slice • 35g galangal, slice very thin • 15g garlic, bashed and remove skin • 3 dried chillies, tear to 5 pieces and soak in water
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ILKLEY 3 A65
BRADFORD HEBDEN BRIDGE
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A15 A180 SCUNTHORPE
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Clarence Dock, Chadwick Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1PJ
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T: 0113 242 4211 W: www.mumtazleeds.co.uk
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Known for bringing rich aromatic sauces, authentic flavours and family values to one place visit Mumtaz in their stunning waterside venue at Clarence Dock. Still using old family recipes to create food they are truly passionate about in an environment that makes you feel like part of the family. With only the best ingredients used to deliver tastes that will keep you coming back.
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137 Whitehall Road, Drighlington, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD11 1AT
307 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8NX
20A Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4AG
T: 0113 285 2037 W: www.prashad.co.uk
T: 0114 268 3029 W: www.ashoka1967.com
T: 0113 2449 339 W: www.chaophraya.co.uk
Ashoka is a funky refuge from the norm in central Sheffield, serving the community with the tastes of India since 1967. Old family recipes with modern twists to entice the most seasoned connoisseur, trendy interiors shouldn’t scare off a traditional curry lover, there is something for everyone on the unusual and exciting menu. Try the Bombay on the Bone for a real treat.
Truly opulent surroundings and world class food make Chaophraya in Leeds a real treat. Modern and sleek, beautiful touches take this restaurant to another level. A true taste of Thailand complete with first class service and a bustling atmosphere. Chaophraya is a true icon in the city centre drawing visitors from far and wide, delivering excellence with every visit.
For over 20 years, Prashad has been famous for superb vegetarian Indian food, lovingly prepared using locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes. Their award winning restaurant prides itself on providing a unique dining experience. Prashad has won over 12 major awards in recent years, and is the only Indian restaurant in Yorkshire to have a 2 Star AA Award for Culinary Excellence.
Leeds-Bradford International Airport is our busiest air gateway, with flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Isle of Man, London Gatwick, Newquay, Plymouth and Southampton. You can also fly to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, Humberside Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport.
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Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle link Yorkshire with Holland, Belgium and Germany. P&O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.
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Step two: Place a pan on medium heat, stir fry curry paste till dry. Lower the heat and add 2 to 3 tbsp of cooking oil, sauté till it is aromatic.
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Step one: Prepare curry paste ingredients first. In a chopper, add all sliced ingredients and add water to a third of the height. Pulverise all ingredients until fine.
Note: This dish can be prepared the day before, minus the last five ingredients (step five) which should be added when heating up the next day.
Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here by car or by coach very simple indeed. For details of the quickest (or the most scenic) driving routes see the AA or RAC websites www.theaa.com and www.rac.co.uk
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Step five: Add onions, sugar, salt, lime juices and lastly coconut cream and boil for one minute. Check seasonings. Turn off heat.
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Step four: Open lid for water reduction until 1/3 of chicken meat is visible.
Step three: Add the chicken pieces flesh side face down and cook for one minute. After one minute, repeat skin side down, then flesh side down again. Add water to cover chicken for cooking. Turn to high heat and bring to the boil for one minute, before lowering heat. Simmer chicken for 10 minutes.
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Yorkshire’s cities and market towns are easy to get to from other parts of the country. Travel to Yorkshire with high-speed trains from either London or Edinburgh in less than two hours with Grand Central and Virgin Trains East Coast services. You can also get to Yorkshire by train from the North West with First TransPennine Express, who offer direct services into the county from Liverpool and Manchester. Northern Rail also offer direct services to Yorkshire from the North West.
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Published on Nov 16, 2016
The World Curry Festival has partnered up with Welcome to Yorkshire to create a fantastic Spice Trail. It’s time to be inspired to try somet...