Bournemouth's Indian restaurants bring a slice of Delhi's gourmet culture to diners in Dorset. If you'd like to find out what Keralan or Chettinad cuisine is all about, now's your chance. Whether you’re a devotee of dishes native to the Indian subcontinent or are struggling to tell traditional Bengali curries from British-bred baltis, Bournemouth's Indian restaurants will set you straight. Find the finest curry houses around and book a table in seconds with Quandoo.
If you aren't sure where to start with India's cuisine, Bournemouth's Indian restaurants include fantastic all-rounders with chefs capable of whipping up delicacies from all corners of the country. Whether you're in West Cliff or Southbourne, take a culinary tour and discover how diverse India’s cooking can be by checking out coconut-flavoured Goan fish curries to spicy and rich Punjabi butter chicken.
If you didn't know already, this eastern part of the Indian subcontinent has a distinctive tradition of serving meals in a series of courses – not unlike the French or Italians. From Shukto starters to shak (green vegetables), dal (lentils and chickpeas) and meat or fish-based mains, Bengali meals allow you to savour the region's fabulous spice blends and recipes at a leisurely pace, and all within sight of the English Channel.
Southern India is also well represented among Bournemouth's Indian restaurants, and offers something completely different. Sure, there are plenty of spices involved, but with dosa pancakes and a heavy coconut influence, the delicacies at these Keralan and Sri Lankan eateries provide a more tropical, exotic dining experience. If you love seafood, you'll be in heaven at these Bournemouth Indian restaurants thanks to shrimp, crab and fish curries, the likes of which other Indian regions can't match. And with delicious pickles to accompany crispy poppadoms, every base is covered.
Trying to find a vegetarian eatery in Dorset? Congratulations, you're in the right place, as Bournemouth's Indian restaurants are a dab hand at delivering veggie-friendly dishes. Whether you opt for well-known staples like tarka dal (chickpea curry) or mixed vegetable baltis packed with locally sourced green beans, potatoes and onions, these places whip up stunning meat-free dishes that vegetarians will adore.
If you've never tried Himalayan cuisine, heading down to Indian restaurants in Bournemouth will be a revelation. Northern Indian restaurants in Bournemouth suburbs like Wimbourne boast regional specialities like momo dumplings, choyla (marinated lamb starters) or malai kebabs (chicken cooked tandoori-style with cashews and yogurt), which you can always find on the menu. Calibrate your spice levels to suit your tastes and get ready for a whole new range of tastes that are inspired by the grandeur of the Himalayas.
From Poole in the west to Christchurch in the east, and from northern suburbs like Ferndown to the seafront, there are exceptional Indian restaurants all over Bournemouth. Whether you're sunning yourself at the beach, kayaking in Poole harbour or visiting Adventure Wonderland at Hurn, book a table and ensure that your dinner will be an adventure in itself.