Indian Restaurants in Shrewsbury

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British Indian Restaurant food is so popular it even has its own acronym - BIR. You will find classics such as Korma and Tikka Masala on every Indian restaurant and takeaway menu in Shrewsbury, because it would be a brave move to completely shun these national favourites. That said, each restaurant will have a chef or chefs with their own unique style and regional experience. So as comforting as it is to get that lamb bhuna every time, if you venture off into the "chef specials" section of the restaurant menu, you may be rewarded with one of those moments where you realise how much more there is to curry than the same old dishes.

Within what we term 'Indian' food, there is actually huge variation in the type of dishes available. On this page for example, we have included Nepalese and Persian restaurants, simply for convenience, and because they create dishes that are close enough to our British understanding of 'curry'. Yet even within a traditional Indian takeaway, the cooking styles can vary significantly. The majority influence comes from Bangladesh and the dishes that the chefs from places like Sylhet skillfully adapted to suit our palette. Will we always be fed the British curry, or will our tastes evolve enough for us to start asking our Indian restaurants to make us desi style or apna traditional home cooked food?

Restaurants and Takeaways

With Indian food being one of the nation's favourites, Indian takeaways are plentiful in any town, but Shrewsbury seems to have more than its fair share of Indian restaurants. Of the 70 million Indian meals consumed every year in the UK, almost 3 million are eaten right here in Shrewsbury. Actually we've just made that up, but judging by how busy our restaurants are, they must be serving some great food!

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Onslow Balti Lounge

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Indian Restaurant with three course meal deals on some days of the week.
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Cafe Saffron

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Highly recommended Indian restaurant and takeaway. Serves a naga based dish making it the place to go if you want the hottest curry in Shrewsbury. Won Shrewsbury curry chef of the year 2015.
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Greenfield Spice

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Indian Takeaway serving generous portions and makers of one of the best chicken tikka masalas in town!
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Spacious Indian restaurant and takeaway. Big portions and tasty food. The owner is a local celebrity and you are sure of a warm welcome.
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Saffron Cottage

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Shrewsbury's newest Indian Restaurant aims to offer a relaxed ambiance with exclusive, mouth watering dishes expertly prepared using the finest ingredients.
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Indian restuarant and takeaway. A charming owner and good food at great prices.
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Ganges Takeaway

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Indian takeaway in the shadow of Shrewsbury Abbey.
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Indian restaurant at the top of Wyle Cop. Good service and a good range of nicely cooked and presented favourites.
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Ramna Balti House

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Atmospheric balti house offering Indian cuisine. Highly recommended when quiet midweek. Very tasty food, a cut above the average Indian restaurant.
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Indian Restaurant and takeaways available. Popular with locals, often busy so worth booking tables.
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Indian takeaway food from award winning chef, Taj Uddin. Nepali Chicken Tawa and Lamb Tikka Gulberg are standout dishes.
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Nepalese and Indian fine dining restaurant. Himalayan Momo Dumplings, followed by Gurkha Lamb anyone? This place is winning some loyal customers!
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Chilli Spice

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Indian takeaway food.
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The Third Place

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Award winning Indian Restaurant and Take Away in Frankwell. The Mati Special in pumpkin sauce comes highly recommended.
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The Curry House

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Long established Indian Restaurant at the River Severn end of Mardol. Traditional favourites and fusion dishes. Now offering special gourmet nights.
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Tandoori Cottage

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Open kitchen Indian restaurant and takeaway. Enjoy southern classics like lamb Achari and northern favourites chicken tikka methi and tandoori mix biryani.
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Dorrington Old Hall Persian

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A combination of Persian and North Indian cuisine served by the winner of the Shropshire curry chef of the year in 2013.
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Seven Spices

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Indian takeaway food.
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The New Panacea

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Contemporary South Asian cuisine. Takeaway or eat in.
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Indian Street Food

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Authentic Punjabi Cuisine serving meat and vegetable curries and sides. Wednesday and Friday 9am until 3pm.
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Belvidere Indian Restaurant

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Looks like a pub from the outside but also functions as an Indian Restaurant.
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Kismet Indian Takeaway

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Indian takeaway
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Indian food eat in or take away
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Here in Shrewsbury, we have an excellent range of restaurants serving Indian food, but with more than 10,000 Indian restaurants, takeaways and curry houses across the UK, we decided to expand our search and see what the rest of Shropshire has to offer.

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Admiral Spice Baschurch SY4 2A 01939 262 521
Asian Spices 1 Birch Road, Ellesmere, SY12 0ET | 01691 623689
Balti Spice Pontesbury, Shrewsbury SY5 0QF 01743 791848
- (Bangladeshi style) Just tell them what you fancy eating, eg chicken and spinach, and the chef will create something for you!

Bengal Kitchen 19 Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, TF9 3DA | 01630 695769
Blue Ginger 12 Mill Street, Bridgnorth, WV15 5AL | 01746 765777
Blue Water Indian Restaurant Brownlow St, Whitchurch SY13 1QP 01948 667776
Cafe Saffron 25 Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QU | 01743 246753
Chutneys Indian Cuisine 6 Parys Rd, Ludlow SY8 1XY 01584 878777
Dilraz Eastern Experience 63 Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4QP | 01746 765888
Eurasia Tandoori Restaurant 21 West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AB | 01746 764895
The Ganges Balti House 12 Market Street, Bishops Castle, SY9 5BN | 01588 638 543
- (Bangladeshi style) try the Kushiyara Special cooked with fresh herbs, tomatoes, green pepper, garlic and spices.

Hannah Restaurant 5 Green End, Whitchurch, SY13 1AD | 01948 666699
Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant 12 Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4QN | 01746 763464
- (Indian with a Bangladeshi twist) main course they are best known for is the Dave's special! Voted Best Restaurant in Shropshire 2017 from the Curry Life Awards

Imli Fine Indian Cuisine Wolverhampton Road, Shifnal TF11 9EZ 01952 463344
Jaipur Restaurant 11 Shropshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3BZ | 01630 658863
Jaipur Lounge Church Stretton 6 Sandford Ave, Church Stretton SY6 6BW 01694 724667
Oruna Shropshire Street Market Drayton, TF9 3DA
- (Punjabi style) Definitely try the Authentic Pakistan garlic lamb/chicken special home style or hot naga jal.

Pickles Indian Restaurant 14 Shropshire St, Market Drayton TF9 3BY 01630 478649
Punjab Terrace Balti3-5 Mill Street, Bridgnorth, WV15 5AL | 01746 768707
Razas 5 Corvedale Rd, Craven Arms SY7 9NE 01588 673673
- (Punjabi style) Won Shropshire curry chef of the year 2015 with lamb karai. Nihari, Haleem and Desi chicken all worth trying too!

Raj Mahal Tandoori Restaurant 26 Leg Street, Oswestry, SY11 2NN | 01691 652566
Red Rose Restaurant 33 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AQ | 01691 670600
Saros 12 Moat Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EP | 01746 762848
Shabab Balti Restaurant 62 High St, Wem SY4 5DW 01939 234333
Shalpa Balti House 58 Broad Street, Ludlow, SY8 1NH | 01584 875153
Simla Tandoori Restaurant 42 Beatrice Street, Oswestry, SY11 1OG | 01691 659880
Spice Heaven 4/6 Station Road, Whitchurch, SY13 2DN | 01948 665959
- (Eastern & Southern Indian dishes) popular spicy dishes are the garlic & chilli nagina and korai's, and their huge freshly bake nan breads.

The Spicy Corner 4 Stafford Street, Market Drayton, TF9 1HY | 01630 653882
Spicy Delight 20 Mill St, Shropshire SY13 1SE 01948 662282
Taj Mahal Spice Heath Road Whitchurch SY13 2AF 01948 665 782
Tamarind Indian Restaurant 10 Leek Street, Wem SY4 5EP 01939 233555
The Bilash 14 High St, Much Wenlock TF13 6AA 01952 728888
The Golden Moments 50 Broad Street, Ludlow, SY8 1NH | 01584 878488
The India Garden Tandoori & Balti Restaurant 4 St. Mary's Street, Market Drayton, TF9 1AA | 01630 655 259
The King of Spice 71 High St, Wem SY4 5DR 01939 234390
Zengh Fine Indian Dining 86-87 High St, Broseley TF12 5ET 01952 883151

As ever, we try to keep the restaurants accurate and up to date, but new Indian restaurants open and close all the time and it takes us a while to get around everywhere. If you spot any places we should know about, please drop us a quick message on social media.

We often associate Indian food with the same groups of dishes, from mild and creamy Korma to the hot and fiery Vindaloo. Often these dishes are either an entirely British invention, or are based on an Indian regional dish. Opinions differ as to exactly how many culinary regions make up the food map of India, but each one will have its own style and range of dishes.

There are plenty of books and websites that can go into more detail, but it will suffice to describe the food of the North as having thick and creamy gravies, with a definite nod to milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter. A northern Indian style that we do see here in Shropshire is Punjabi food, which is famous for its tandoori cooking, meats such as lamb and goat, and breads: naan, roti, and parathas. While over to the North East the food of West Bengal or Bangladesh there are lots of potatoes and fish, the use of mustard oils, tomatoes and vegetables like okra and aubergines.

Southern Indian food, driven by its hot, tropical climate, swaps out bread for rice, and makes good use of lentils, seafood, and coconut. The gravies aren't as thick and there are generally more vegetables and less meat. We do see dishes from the south, but migration to the UK was mostly from the north so it's largely a love of breads and thick spicy curries that we have grown to love.