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Best Indian Restaurants In Plymouth

Best Indian Restaurants In Plymouth
  • PublishedSeptember 22, 2023

Plymouth’s restaurant scene has blossomed in recent years, and the quality of Indian food has greatly improved too. While there are lots of standard Indian restaurants in Plymouth, sometimes only the best will do when you have a hankering for quality spice.

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you navigate the best Indian restaurants in Plymouth, focusing on quality, authenticity, and the most mouth-watering dishes. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best Indian cuisine Plymouth has to offer.

Cinnamon Garden

  • 144-146 Vauxhall St, Bretonside, Plymouth PL4 0DF

Cinnamon Garden, situated in Bretonside, is the Indian restaurant of choice for those in the know. And in fact their pedigree as one of the best Indian restaurants in Plymouth is highlighted by their inclusion in the list of best Indian restaurants in the UK (National Curry Awards 2023).

With a focus on South Indian cuisine, Cinnamon Garden offers the most authentic Indian food in Plymouth.

The star of the show here is the Masala dosa – a thin rolled crepe served with a selection of spicy dips and filled with a potato curry. If you’ve ever had a Masala dosa, you’ll know they’re worth hunting down, and this is one of the best you’ll find this side of London.

Other great dishes to try include the kotthu roti, idli, sambar vada, gobi 65 or gobi manchurian, poori masala and tandoori chicken.

While they do also feature British classics such as vindaloo and tikka masala, it would be a shame to miss out on the authentic south Indian dishes here.

While their interior could definitely do with a revamp, we do think this is probably the best Indian food in Plymouth for authenticity… Oh and they also do an amazingly cheap lunchtime menu too!

View their menu or order on Just Eat.

Bombay Burger Kitchen

  • 47 Bretonside, Plymouth. PL4 0BB

Next on the list is Bombay Burger Kitchen, a take away burger restaurant on Bretonside. Decked out with Bollywood imagery, they serve up some of the best burgers in Plymouth with that added Indian spice.

While this isn’t a restaurant, more of a takeaway, we’ved included Bombay Burger Kitchen as one of the best Indian restaurants in Plymouth for their excellent quality, attention to detail, depth of flavours and the friendly nature of the staff.

BBK is based in the Bretonside area, making it popular with late night drinkers on their way home. But its wayyyyy better than just drunk food. This is up there with both the best burgers AND the best Indian in Plymouth.

We loved the Flamin’ Raja and the Veggie Bai. Oh and make sure to get some jalfrezi fries and their samosa too! Great stuff..

Check the Bombay Burger Kitchen menu online.

Eastern Eye

  • 57 Notte St, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2AG.

Classic Plymouth curry house, Eastern Eye, is one of the most reliably decent places for Indian in the city. This award-winning Indian restaurant is housed within an historic building on Notte Street, and its stunning interiors, impeccable service, and great selection of classic and traditional Indian dishes make it an epicentre for fine dining.

Highly recommended dishes include the tandoori latter, an assortment of marinated and grilled meats, and Murg malai kebab, a creamy chicken delicacy that will tickle your taste buds.

For fish lovers, the spicy prawn jalfrezi is a must-try. Eastern Eye’s extensive menu also caters to the needs of vegetarian and vegan diners with exemplary dishes like Baingan Bhartha, smoked aubergine cooked in a rich tomato and onion sauce. In fact, if you’re looking for great vegan options, we think you’ll be well at home here.

Check out Eastern Eye menu online.


  • 153 Vauxhall street, Plymouth PL4 0DF

Pahuna, located on Vauxhall Street, is a bit of a gem known for its authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine. With an unassuming exterior, this family-run restaurant creates an intimate and inviting atmosphere for diners to relish their vibrant culinary journey.

The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, with a mix of traditional high street British Indian dishes, and some great authentic Nepali dishes too.

One crowd favourite is the succulent and aromatic Gorkhali Chicken – a fragrant blend of spices with distinct Nepalese flavours.

Vegetarian diners sing praises for Pahuna’s Paneer Tikka Masala and Aloo Khurjana, a comforting potato curry. We think this restaurant has a great ambiance, and is in a good location. Staff and friendly and service is prompt too.

Check out Pahuna menu online.

Himalayan Spice

  • 31 New St, Plymouth PL1 2NA

Another fantastic destination for authentic Nepalese and Indian flavours is Himalayan Spice. Located on the Barbican’s New Street, this cosy, family-run restaurant focuses on providing guests with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality, perfectly complemented by a delightful range of dishes that transport you to the heart of the Himalayas.

While the menu boasts an impressive array of traditional Indian favourites, the standout dishes at Himalayan Spice are authentically Nepalese. 

Begin your meal with their spicy, succulent Chicken or Vegetable Momo – steamed dumplings that are a signature of Nepalese cuisine. 

For a hearty main course, don’t miss out on their unique Khasi Ko Masu, a tender and delicious goat curry. Vegetarians will find plenty to celebrate with dishes like Saag Aloo and Tarka Daal.

Veggie Perrins

  • 97 Mayflower St, Plymouth PL1 1SD

One of the best Indian restaurants in Plymouth, without a doubt. And a long standing favourite with both the local South Asian diaspora and fans of great Indian food, Veggie Perrins is a must try.

Veggie Perrins is dedicated to giving Plymouth’s vegetarian and vegan community its due when it comes to Indian flavours. Found on Mayflower Street, this modest yet popular establishment offers a delectable range of exclusively vegetarian and vegan dishes, demonstrating that you don’t need meat to create satisfying, flavourful meals.

Popular dishes include Vegetable Jalfrezi, Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala, and delicious Onion Bhaji. Veggie Perrins has become notable for outstanding vegan options too, such as their Tofu Tikka – marinated tofu grilled to perfection in the tandoor. The warm, down-to-earth atmosphere and affordable prices make Veggie Perrins a popular destination for delicious, guilt-free dining.

Check out Veggie Perrins menu on their website.


  • 9 Morshead Rd, Plymouth PL6 5AD

Top rated Nibana regularly crops up in the lists of best Indian eateries in Plymouth. Based out at Crownhill, Nibana offer an extensive (but not overwhelming) selection of some of the most popular dishes from the subcontinent. Expect the classics such as chicken bhuna, biriyanis as well as some North Indian specials such as Chashni chicken or lamb, for those who love it spicy.

Nibana also offer a good selection of vegetarian classics, although you can usually request a vegetarian version of pretty much anything on the menu.

Be warned though that Nibana is popular so can get very packed during the weekends. If you’re planning to eat in, consider booking in advance.

Check Nibana menu online.

Cafe Indiya

  • 18 Church St, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4DR

Last but not least, Cafe Indiya in Stoke offers its patrons a vibrant fusion of traditional and contemporary Indian flavours. This chic establishment has become a firm favourite among Plymouth’s curry connoisseurs, thanks to its extensive and tantalising menu, attentive service, and convivial atmosphere.

Diners particularly rave about their King Prawn Piri Piri and Railway Lamb Curry – cooked with a selection of exotic herbs and spices. Vegetarians will delight in the delectable Paneer Saag and Malai Kofta, which pack a flavourful punch. 

Cafe Indiya’s unique dishes, such as Duck Xacuti and Salmon Narangi, make a compelling case for a memorable dining experience.

So there you have it – a comprehensive guide to Plymouth’s finest Indian restaurants. Go get stuck into the best that Plymouth has to offer for spice fiends, and those looking for an exotic dining experience.

Have we missed your favourite Plymouth Indian restaurant? Let us know in the comments…

Not feeling curry? Check out guide to the best burger in Plymouth.

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