All you metropolitan folk who think it's just darkness and barbarism north of Watford, think again. You don't have anything even remotely to compare with Manchester's curry mile, 'a stretch - about half a mile, to be strictly accurate - of wide suburban street... [where] there exist more than 40 "Indian" (mostly Pakistani-owned, apparently) restaurants'. Well, it isn't really suburban, but never mind; this is to the point:
I know of no other street in Britain that contains such a proliferation of restaurant seats, each of these gaudy emporia appearing vast and incredibly popular. When we arrived at Lal Halewi at 6.30, it was already half full and soon filled up with a democratic slice of the Mancunian population. The street outside was teeming and the other places I peered into all looked equally packed.Come up and try it some time. You won't find better. (Hat tip: François.)
We were a large party, so we were able to explore the menu a little. The food was a long way from the stereotypes of London curry houses.