Curry Mile

Race and Health

Eating in One of Britain's Most Racially Divided Towns

Census data shows that white and Asian residents of Blackburn, Lancashire are increasingly divided. I visited restaurants in the town's “Asian quarter” to find out how a council regeneration scheme is forging links between the communities.
Kamila Rymajdo

How a Tiny Curry House Became the Post-Club Hangout for Manchester DJs

Al Madina is an unassuming takeaway on Manchester’s Curry Mile but is a favorite of the city’s bass music tastemakers. “If I've been booked to play out, there's about a 90 percent chance I'm in a cab heading there for lamb chops,” says Bandulu Records...
Kamila Rymajdo

Is Manchester’s Famous 'Curry Mile' Turning into a 'Shisha Cafe Mile'?

The Curry Mile has been Manchester’s South Asian dining destination since the 1960s. Now, more than 30 shisha cafes occupy this stretch of Wilmslow Road, almost outnumbering the curry houses, Indian sweet shops, and restaurants.
Andrew Anderson

Inside the Hotel Restaurant That Could Win Back Manchester’s Michelin Star

London has 80 Michelin-starred restaurants, Birmingham five, but Manchester? Zero. Chef Simon Rogan aims to change all that by winning hotel restaurant The French back the star it was stripped of in 2007 with a new kind of fine dining.
Andrew Anderson
Indian Food

Britain Is Running Out of Indian Chefs

Due to restrictive immigration laws and the retirement of first-generation workers, Britain is facing a South Asian chef shortage that could see a third of its curry houses close.
Phoebe Hurst