Best Place to Get a Curry in Cornwall

October 11th, 2017

There is never much excuse to have a curry, though this being National Curry Week, it does provide the perfect excuse to tuck into a jalfrezi. Monday 9th to Sunday 15th October is a popular time for curry lovers, so we have put together a list of the best restaurants to head to in Cornwall for anyone in search of a piping hot, spicy curry!

Of course, you can refer back to this list for any other time of the year you are in Cornwall on your luxury Falmouth holidays staying at our cottages and craving for a curry! Take a look at some of the best restaurants to get a curry that are within driving distance from The Valley:

Kathmandu Palace, Truro

Not far from Truro Cathedral, you can find one of Cornwall’s best Nepalese restaurants – which was also named one of the Top 20 curry houses in the UK! The restaurant offers a combination of subtle tastes – ginger, cumin, coriander, garlic, chillies and turmeric, which are refreshingly different and lighter than Indian cuisines. It frequently gets five-star reviews on TripAdvisor, with many reviewers complimenting the delicious views and good service.

Yak and Yeti, Truro

Another extraordinarily good Nepalese in Truro, Yak and Yeti serves a mixture of Nepalese and Indian dishes and is run by the ever-welcoming Sunny. Also, don’t be fooled by the small outside as there is plenty of dining space and even a beer garden for the summer. Yak and Yeti is another one who gets consistently good reviews, with people saying the food is extremely delicious, and even the mains are enough to fill you up – though you shouldn’t skimp on starters and sides!

Balti Curries, Falmouth

If you don’t want to go far for your curry, Balti Curries in Falmouth is the place to go. Serving up plenty of traditional Indian dishes along with a few Western dishes, this restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike. Several comments on TripAdvisor rate Balti Curries as one of the best in Falmouth, with delicious food, friendly staff, good service, quick ordering times – and always plenty of food for everyone.

Maharajah Indian Restaurant, Newquay

You know you will be getting good food and good service when the restaurant is long-running, and the Maharajah in Newquay is just that. Open for 37 years; it is the longest running in Newquay if not the whole of Cornwall. Many people who visit say they can never find fault with any aspect of the restaurant, from the decor to the food itself. And with lovely sea views, you will be sure to return time and time again!

The Taj Mahal, Penzance

The Taj Mahal in Penzance has to be on this list. The award-winning chef continues to cook up exciting dishes that encompass all aspects of Indian and Nepalese food, from the traditional to contemporary dishes. One recent reviewer stated it might just be the best Indian restaurants they had been to – high praise indeed for a country that loves a curry!

Nepalese Gurkha, St Austell

St Austell’s Nepalese Gurkha is praised by locals and visitors, with the large dining space able to cater for many curry lovers. Many patrons state that the food is excellent and definitely the place to go if you want to try your first Nepalese food. They also offer takeaway service, if you prefer eating in at our self-catering cottages rather than dining out for your curry.

Rajpoot, St Ives

Recently voted as the best Indian restaurant in Cornwall by Cobra Beer, Rajpoot has a wide menu to select from, including some delightful vegetarian options. Though you may be in for a wait for food, it will be worth the wait for some truly delicious authentic Indian dishes! Rajpoot has also had reviewers commenting on the friendly staff and the fact it is good value for money!

If you want to know more about the best places to dine out in Cornwall, take a look at some of our recent blogs:

Where to Find the Best Coffee in Cornwall

New Must-Visit Restaurants in Cornwall


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