There are many wonderful restaurants on the Islands of Guernsey, including quite a selection of curry houses, each offering traditional authentic dishes to satisfy your curry cravings.
It’s National Curry Week and as part of the celebrations, we wanted to highlight where you can enjoy a good curry on the Islands of Guernsey. Indian curry has long been a favourite dish of Britain and it is no different here on our islands. Many joke it’s a national dish, a staple of the Friday night takeaway on the mainland and life isn’t that different over here.
National Curry Week was set up over 20 years ago with three core objectives: 1) To honour the nation’s favourite cuisine, 2) To celebrate and support the Indian restaurant industry and 3) To raise money for poverty focused charities. To read more about how you can get involved and support a good cause, visit nationalcurryweek.co.uk.
In the meantime, we have a list of places to get a good curry on your next visit to the Islands of Guernsey:
The Taj is conveniently located in the heart of St. Peter Port overlooking the Marina. Established for over 20 years, they are a fully licensed, multi-award winning restaurant offering Indian and Bangladeshi, and also offer a takeaway service that can be ordered online. In the summer months, they spill out onto the esplanade for al fresco drinks and dining, which is an ideal way to sample their lunchtime menu.
The Curry Room at The OGH Hotel
The Curry Room in Guernsey's only five star hotel, offers Indian cuisine in a relaxed, yet elegant setting. The restaurant has a unique atmosphere, adorned with pictures and memorabilia of the island’s past Governors. All dishes on the Curry Room menu have been created from authentic Indian recipes with influences from every corner of India. The restaurant offers a wonderful three course authentic Indian menu for only £38.00 per person which you can enjoy with a flight of wines, specially selected from around the world to complement the flavours and textures of your chosen dishes. *Please note the Curry Room is currently closed.
If you are over on Sark for the weekend, there is no excuse to miss out on your Friday night curry. Nicole’s Restaurant is centrally located on the island and offers a very diverse menu, that includes many local ingredients with which Mark, Nicole’s husband creates his authentic Indian curries. All of the usual favourites are on the menu, and you can enjoy your meal in their airy art-filled conservatory overlooking pretty gardens.
In 1996 Mr Matin Miah opened the first Indian restaurant on Alderney. Since then he and his team has been serving the Alderney community and island visitors with a delicious traditional Indian cuisine. The establishment has excellent reviews on the traditional menu and offers dine-in and takeaway options, even boasting an app to help you to order. It’s a popular place for locals and tourists alike. Visit nelliegraysindianrestaurant.co.uk for more information.
Sunset on Guernsey's west coast
Lastly, the Taste of India is a popular haunt for locals and visitors wanting to enjoy a curry whilst watching the sun set on a Friday evening. Situated at L'Eree Bay on the west coast of Guernsey, the traditional Indian decor and intimate table layout of the restaurant offers a charming ambiance in which to enjoy authentic Indian cuisine.
The Sitar is a very popular Indian restaurant, located in the heart of St Peter Port. Pop in for a cosy meal and understand why the locals count it as one of their favourites. Staff are very friendly and can help you choose if you're not sure what will suit your tastes. Thanks to Guernsey’s takeaway service, food.gg, you are able to order delivery from the comfort of your accommodation. Choose from vegetarian dishes, the chef’s recommendations, house specialities and more.
The Bridge, St Sampson
Indian Cottage is a cosy restaurant in the north of the island serving Punjabi-inspired dishes. It is a favourite amongst locals in Guernsey, offering great value for money and an authentic Indian ambiance. Situated at The Bridge on the south side of the St Sampson’s harbour, it is easily accessible by bus from almost anywhere on the island. Advanced booking is advised on weekends.
Saffron in the Guernsey parish of St Martin, combines a traditional curry menu with Italian food including pizza and pasta, great if one of your party isn't a curry eater! With a contemporary, well lit design, this eaterie offers a fusion of international cuisine.
Be sure to bookmark this post for your future visit to the islands. We have missed hosting tourists on our islands this summer, but the great news is that you can now book for Summer 2021, so we look forward to welcoming you again.