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A 140 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1JQ
Woodman had taken the precaution of booking a table for five, which was a very wise move as the restaurant was extremely busy on our arrival at the Great Kathmandu on Burton Road, West Didsbury.
A busy restaurant is always a very good sign and at 7:30pm on a Wednesday evening the place was heaving.
The Great Kathmandu Restaurant was founded in 1987 and was voted “Best Indian award Winners by Hardens “ (in 'The Observer' in 2000).
We ordered popodoms to start, which were served pre-broken and with an unusual mix of tasty dips and sauces. The pops had a rather different texture to those experienced elsewhere. This suggested that we were in a very different curry eating experience.
The menu offered a good selection of Indian and Nepalese dishes and catered well for meat eaters and vegetarians. The Curry Council decided upon two Tandoori Mixed starters which we shared and thoroughly enjoyed.
The main course options included many original Nepalese dishes such as the Mis Mas Makhanwala through to truly exotic Shak-Shu-Ka.
Portions were reasonable and prices were very reasonable. The highlight of the evening for me was the Tandoori Chicken Special Masala a fantastically tasty dish – highly recommended.
This is not the place to visit if you wish to eat the run-of-the-mill Madras, Korma or Samba type dishes. This is a more sophisticated restaurant with some very original and tasty dishes. It is well suited for small groups or for a quiet intimate meal.
Value for money 6/10