A big task. But we think we’ve done it. Below follows a selection of the finest takeaways in town, followed by (drumroll please) the ones that we think deserve to be on everyone’s favourites list. All these restaurants were found by using the website hungryhouse.co.uk, so if you want a quick and easy way to order your takeaway online, check it out!

Indian Takeaways

Mumbai Flavours

This takeaway house produced a pretty standard curry, made good by an assortment of goodies in pots, such as a cool yogurt dip. I would suggest that you avoid the suspicious-looking complimentary salad that arrives in a plastic bag. The poppadum was slightly burnt, and I deeply regret ordering a chapatti (although it might just be that I don’t like them). However, despite the slightly extended wait, the portions were very generous and the meat was good and tender.

Value for money: 3/4

Speed of delivery: 2/4

Food quality: 3/4

Overall score: 3/4

Bombay Style

The most colourful produce of the three, with rainbow-coloured rice and curry that was, well, pink. That could be something unique to the pasanda I ordered, but I reckon that any curry you may order from here will be ‘visually potent’.  Despite the psychedelic colour scheme, the meat was tasty, and the sauce was both smooth and satisfying. This is probably the best value for money of the Indian takeaways reviewed. As for sundries, the samosa was crisp and generously filled, and the poppadum was…round.

Value for money: 4/4

Speed of delivery: 4/4

Food quality: 3/4

Overall score: 4/4

Currylicious

The crowning glory! The menu is extensive, and all of the food was great ? as close to a curry restaurant as you can get from a takeaway; it is definitely worthy of the top spot in the curry category. The ingredients are very clearly of a high quality. The delivery was quick and friendly.  A word of caution, however ? if you decide to order the Hot and Spicy Rice, your tongue is likely to melt. Aside from that, you can’t go wrong with Currylicious.

Value for money: 4/4

Speed of delivery: 4/4

Food quality: 4/4

Overall score: 4/4

Chinese Takeaways

Best Food

When I opened the containers, they were full to the brim with tender meat and crisp vegetables, which couldn’t have made me happier after how hungry I was. The dishes were great with each one fairly priced; however, my main complaint would be that your order had to be above £15.00 to get it delivered and then you were charged for delivery, meaning the minimum you could spend was £16.00. The beef in black bean sauce was very good from here though, so I’d say Best Food is worth a try. Still, due to the large minimum spend you would need to make sure there are a few of you ordering together; otherwise it could run into quite a large and expensive meal.

Value for Money: 3/4 (due to the high minimum spend)

Speed of delivery: 4/4

Food quality: 4/4

Overall score: 3/4

Chasing Dragon

The first thing you notice is the very generous portion sizes, which was great value for money, and easily filled me up. Yet, the dishes were very ‘saucy’ and could have done with a little more meat and veggies, but they did taste great so I decided to let them off. I would particularly recommend the sweet green curry, which went down very well in our house. All in all, Chasing Dragon is a top Chinese takeaway with a great menu including a few popular Thai dishes; if I were you I would leave Fortune Boy for a night and give this place a try.

Value for Money: 4/4

Speed of delivery: 4/4

Food quality: 4/4

Overall score: 4/4

William Robertson and Miles Harrison

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