Here at Exploring Yorkshire we love a good curry, and luckily we have one of the best in Harrogate just 5 minutes down the road. Starbeck Tandoori may be small and easy to miss, but it is definitely worth making the effort to visit, having won Curry house of the year for 2016.
We’ve had the takeaway service several times but hadn’t really been to the restaurant so after a long week at work we decided to treat ourselves. The portions are very generous and the prices really reasonable, plus they even do a ‘doggy bag’ service so you can take home whatever you can’t manage! We called up on and Friday night about 6.30pm and were told there’d be a table for two in ten minutes, so although they’re busy you should be able to get in.
We started with poppadoms and pickles (obviously!) which was such a good idea- the pickles were amazing and seemed homemade. I then went for the lamb shali- something I’d never tried before but very very tasty and filling, with really tender meat. The boyfriend couldn’t decide so picked a Vegetarian Thali which was a selection of six small dishes, perfect for the indecisive! We got some pilau rice and a huge, warm garlic naan to share and felt absolutely stuffed by the end! All of this, plus two alcoholic drinks cost us £38 which I think is pretty reasonable, considering the friendly staff and speedy service too.
This may not be the coolest looking of places or the most exciting menu, but for incredibly tasty, traditional home cooked Indian food, this is definitely the place to go.