Blackburn is a large, thriving Lancashire town located between the West Pennine Moors and the Ribble Valley. King George's Hall offers a packed line-up of live music, theatre and arts while the town centre provides fantastic retail with everything from big high street names through to the traditional market. Watch Blackburn Rovers play a match, visit the beautiful cathedral or peruse the art and history at the town museum and art gallery. Visitors will discover a wealth of walking, riding and cycling routes in the surrounding countryside and when hunger hits there are plenty of excellent Indian restaurants in Blackburn to enjoy.
Some of the Indian restaurants in Blackburn have been operating for decades, and the town has a thriving South Asian community thanks to its historic patterns of immigration. In the post-war years, skilled textile workers came from India to work in the thriving cotton mills. When the cotton industry began to dwindle, demand for Indian cuisine rocketed. Catering workers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan came to the UK in large numbers in the 1970s to join their families and to open up highly-demanded curry houses. Today, of course, the chicken tikka masala is widely recognised to be Britain's unofficial national dish and the love affair with spicy South Asian food is continuing into a new generation.
You'll find Indian restaurants in Blackburn to suit all tastes and budgets. Lunchtime buffets are popular with shoppers, visitors and local workers alike, with dozens of delicious dishes to enjoy for a great price. Look for eateries selling South Asian street food for a delicious snack on the go or treat yourself to a fusion feast at one of Blackburn's high-end Indian restaurants. You'll discover exciting regional dishes, house specialities and seasonal dishes served with flair, passion and the finest skills from expert chefs. The service is attentive, the atmosphere will be laid-back and there are often bars within the restaurant that allow you to enjoy great drinks as you dine.
Shajan is a large and award-winning restaurant with a contemporary interior and a superb, extensive menu. The chicken banjara is well worth a try, and it expertly combines fried chicken with fresh herbs, tomatoes, red chilli and spices. Try Naga too in Abbey Village, located on Bolton Road, it does superb biryanis and provides a particularly warm and cosy setting. It's well worth booking your table in advance to reserve it though, as demand can get rather high at weekends in particular!