Indian Restaurants

Shimla Indian Restaurant

Shimla Indian Restaurant

Shimla received the Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and is known as one of the best Indian restaurants in Belfast, even with the stiff competition that exists for this title within the city. The establishment also delivers, although patrons will not want to miss actually visiting the restaurant for a top quality dining experience.

There are a variety of dishes that will have customers coming back time and time again, including the Chicken Tikka Chilli Masala and the Mixed Tandori Platter. The latter is made up of succulent peices of chicken, lamb and even sheek kebab and gives patrons a taste of the various meats offered by the restaurant.

Not only is this establishment well known for the attention that is put into preparing their food, but the staff are so welcoming that customers will have a hard time leaving. With the attention that is showered on the patrons, it is no wonder that the restaurant is packed to the brim on the weekends.

The cost of the food is very fair. Customers can expect dishes to range from £2.95 to £8.00, which is very reasonable. The menu is extremely big, which means patrons will have no difficulty in finding their favourite dishes, including some new and exciting additions. Adventurous diners will have an exciting time picking out specials that they might not have previously had the chance to try and this can really add to the excitement of a night out.

The meals are presented very nicely and each dish looks as good as it tastes. Anyone looking to try something new will be happy to know that the staff are knowledgeable and will be more than happy to make suggestions.

Patrons who choose to dine at Shimla once will usually continue returning to the restaurant time and time again. The decor and lighting complements late night dining, which is usually when the majority of patrons tend to pay a visit to the establishment.

Anyone looking for a top class dining experience will be happy to know that Shimla has all of this to offer and so much more besides.


396 Woodstock Road, Belfast, BT6 9DQ



Safa Restaurant

Safa Restaurant

Safa is yet another quality Indian establishment within the heart of Belfast that the locals have come to love. This establishment is just around the corner from another popular beloved Belfast destination – Kelly’s Cellars – and in order to reach it, patrons simply need to climb a stairwell.

The restaurant received a Certificate of Excellence for the year 2014 and specializes in authentic Indian cuisine. While most guests will want to ensure that they book a table, just in case the restaurant is busy, this is not always necessary.

The interior of the restaurant is warm and tastefully decorated. Although the restaurant is located above one of the noisiest pubs in the city, it is difficult to notice when seated in the establishment. The wall art is interesting, yet simple, and the large windows allow light to flood the entire place.

There are some patrons who feel the dish portions could be larger, but the taste more than makes up for this. The restaurant boasts a wide variety of creative dishes, including Tandoori king prawns, onion bhajee and Tandoori spicy wings.

Meals are presented very nicely and this adds to the appeal of each and every dish. The menu is big enough to provide patrons with interesting choices, but not so large that the decisions are overwhelming.

The cost of the food ranges from £6 to £14, depending on the dish of choice, so it is also one of the more affordable restaurants within the city. The restaurant boasts a comprehensive drinks menu, allowing patrons the opportunity to complement their meal with the beverage of their choice.

Safa is a clean, warm place to join friends and family for a night out, and because of its location, it tends to be ideal for those who are looking for a quick bite before catching a show. The staff is very friendly, warm and welcoming and will be happy to provide suggestions on menu choices, if required.

Overall, Safa has become a quality, authentic dining experience for anyone who enjoys Indian cuisine in a clean, affordable establishment.


30 – 32 Bank Street,

Belfast, BT1 1HL





Authentic Indian food is in high demand in Belfast and Cinnamon in Dundonald has found a gap in the market that they have done well to fill. The restaurant not only specializes in Indian food, but it also serves Vegetarian, Bangladeshi and Balti cuisine.

The decor of the restaurant can be described in two ways; simple and elegant. The restaurant appeals to families, friends and executives, looking for a destination in which to combine business and pleasure. The restaurant has recently been refurbished, so patrons can expect a completely new take on the decor, music and even the lighting.

When it comes to pricing, patrons will be happy to know that the establishment won’t cost them an arm and a leg. The early bird menu allows customers to pick two courses for just under £12. Pricing ranges between £9 and £20, and while the upper end might be somewhat daunting, the quality of the food tends to make it more than worthwhile.

The staff is knowledgeable, welcoming and efficient – just about everything you would want in this sort of establishment. Customers will want to look out for the owner, who is often to be seen welcoming guests and inquiring about their experience. This hands-on approach makes a visit to Cinnamon all the more welcoming.

The BYO option allows patrons the opportunity to bring along their preferred wines and other drinks, although the restaurant did recently get their license, so there is a selection of drinks available. Patrons will likely want to inquire about the corkage price before taking advantage of this option.

The dishes are all presented very elegantly and there is always something new and interesting to try. Some favourites include the Chicken Tikka Chilli Marsala and the garlic king prawn starter, which will have diners coming back for more.

Perhaps the most appealing thing about a visit to the Cinnamon is that patrons will always feel as if they have got more than their money’s worth. The portions are generous, the pricing is fair and the food is of a high quality – it is no wonder it has fast become Belfast’s favourite Indian restaurant.




47 Comber Road,



BT16 2AA



Tale of Spice Dundonald

Tale of Spice Dundonald

When it comes to Indian restaurants, the people of Belfast know their stuff, so any establishment that expects to impress really needs to step up their game. The Tale of Spice has impressed a lot of people with their quality food and hospitality, and this has quickly turned it into one of the more popular Indian-themed establishments in this area of the city.

Keep in mind this establishment is quite new. It has opened its doors in the same place where multiple restaurants have closed theirs, so it really seems as if they have their work cut out for them.

Tale of Spice is located in the Dundonald Omniplex, so expect it to be busy just before and after the cinema showings. Parking is rarely a problem, so there is no wondering around the city, trying to find a safe place to park, or long walks to the restaurant.

The restaurant is well set out, spacious and clean. At first, the restaurant takes on a very club-like look and feel, but once you sit down and get the chance to look around, you notice that it is quite stylish. The décor is particularly well suited for evening events.

The staff are friendly and always willing to go the extra mile – these are all great characteristics for a stellar establishment. Some of the dishes are quite exotic, so having helpful and knowledgeable staff around can really come in handy when the time comes to place an order.

The restaurant offers a variety of vegan meals, which is appealing considering the lack of vegan establishments in this, or indeed in most cities.

This establishment is very well known for its fast and efficient take-away service. In fact, there are many people who only ever order take-aways from Tale of Spice.

Meals range in price between £11 and £19, so it is fairly well priced.

Anyone looking for an exotic experience in a comfortable, familiar environment should look no further than Tale of Spice. There is definitely a reason this establishment is full every weekend and hopefully this is something that will continue for many years to come.


Unit 2B Eastpoint Entertainment Village,

Old Dundonald Road,

Dundonald, Belfast,

BT16 1XT.

Telephone: 02890487676

The Moghul

The Moghul


There's something slightly Romantic about the Moghul. It’s on Botannic Ave, which is the chic area for coffee and culture and a youthful buzz. But also that it’s on the first floor, so there’s a sense of being just above all the goings on.
But location is only the start. The Moghul gives its all for the finest dining experience in Indian cuisine. Mr. Bansi Lai, the Proprietor and cuisine enthusiast has gathered his culinary experience and the traditional tastes of India to bring together the tongue teasing delights to Belfast.
Moghul’s menu is beautifully set – always having something new to try and gain favourites for future visits. With various deals and specials, the meal out needn’t be a difficult affair….and if you live closeby, why not bring some of this cosiness to your own cosy spot. You can have their items for TakeAway if you’d like.
Not only does the Moghul have their eyes set on giving a great meal, but also they can provide superb buffets for outside catering and special events. With seating of between 25 – 100 for a party, the Moghul could be the intimate spot you’re looking for gatherings.

Great food. Great location. Great atmosphere. Indian cuisine has itself a beautiful diplomat for its reputation in Belfast.

62A Botannic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JR
Telephone: 028 90326677

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