Today marks the beginning of the 23rd National Curry Week, seven days allocated to celebrating local curry houses which have been a UK high street staple since 1970. 

National Curry Week was founded by the late Peter Grove in 1998 to raise awareness and foster appreciation of the Indian restaurant industry, and this year the event will run from October 4 to 11th. 

The three core objectives are to honour the nation’s favourite cuisine, celebrate and support the industry, and raise money for poverty focussed charities. 

With that in mind, here are the restaurants in and around Salisbury our readers recommended. 

1) Shah Jahan 

This Indian restaurant on South Western Road has been a Salisbury staple for over two decades.  

They offer takeaway, as well as the option to dine in with ‘friendly service in an exciting, bustling atmosphere’ according to their website.

This restaurant came joint top most recommended alongside Café Diwali. 

2) Café Diwali

Café Diwali on Crane Street describes itself as a Traditional Indian restaurant serving Indian street food and craft beers near Salisbury cathedral.

They have a garden area that can sit 44 people and prepare lots of their staples from scratch including chutneys, desserts, and even some drinks. 

3) Everest Brasserie

This restaurant on Fisherton Street was our reader’s third most recommended restaurant and offers exceptionally rated food, with a variety of discounts on offer too.

For example between Sundays and Thursdays they have  ‘create your own thali platter’ option for only £9.95 where you choose a type of grain with a variety of sides. 

4) Chutneys

Chutneys on Estcourt Roads opens for dinner time and offers Takeaway only.

This was recommended by a reader labelled as ‘Curry Master Tim’.

Chutneys was established in 1997, and according to their website they ‘Strive to invent a new and varied menu’ with dishes you can’t get elsewhere. 

5) Saffron 

Saffron on Wilton Road is a family run business who suggest they’re bringing ‘healthy eating’ to South Asian cuisine.

On their website they say they use locally sourced ingredients where possible and cater for various dietary needs.

They are also involved in initiatives inspiring businesses to alleviate single-use plastic waste from the catering industry, and provided free meals to the NHS last year. 

6) Emperor of India (Durrington)

This Indian restaurant and takeaway is a bit more of a trek from Salisbury, on Bulford Road in Durrington, and it delivers to SP3 and SP4.

According to one of our readers it is worth it. They serve Indian, Balti and Bangladeshi food. 

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