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Tiffin Cup 2015

  11 December 2015

In all the excitement of the relaunch and attending the British Curry Awards over the last few weeks we forget to mention our Tiffin Cup 2015 Highly Recommended Award! The annual competition aims to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country. Now in its tenth year, the competition celebrates the best of South Asian cuisine and will also raises money for the charity World Vision. Members of Parliament are asked to nominate the most popular South Asian restaurant in their constituencies. Once nominations a.....Read More

Runners up at the British Curry Awards 2015

  01 December 2015

So paneer yet so far! We’re commiserating after narrowly missing out being crowned ‘Best in the North West’ at the 11th annual British Curry Awards. We finished runner-up to The Viceroy in Carlisle at the ceremony at London’s Battersea Evolution last night (Monday 30th November 2015). A top accolade on its own, the win would have been even sweeter as it would have taken our tally of British Curry Awards to five! In the decade since the competition began in 2004, we have take.....Read More

New-look restaurant unveiled at packed re-launch event!

  27 November 2015

Where have you been? It’s all been happening at the Indian Ocean over the last few weeks; a full refurbishment of the restaurant and a brand spanking new menu! And last night (Thursday 26th November) we officially re-launched the new-look dining room and new Punjabi influenced food. Over 100 guests joined us to celebrate this new chapter for the Indian Ocean. There was a chance to sample many of the new dishes as the staff did the rounds with platters of new starters as well as a complimentary glass of prosecco t.....Read More

How the Nation’s Favourite Dishes Are ‘Stacking Up’

  13 October 2015

New research carried out for National Curry Week 2015 reveals that Chicken Tikka Masala is still the nation’s favourite – but only just – as curry fans become more and more aware of regional dishes. Of the specified dishes, Jalfrezi has now moved into second place, indicating the desire for slightly hotter dishes but Vindaloo does not even make the top ten. Top Indian Dishes Chicken Tikka Massala      19%Other                    &n.....Read More

Thali time!

  24 February 2015

Can anyone tell us what this is?   How about when it looks like this?!   That’s right, it’s an ?Indian thali?. And after testing, tasting and tweaking, they’re coming soon to the Indian Ocean. Yey!   A thali? is an Indian meal made up of a selection of various dishes served in small bowls which are placed on a round steel tray. We’re introducing them as a Thursday night special in March, keep your eyes peeled for them!   Did you like this article? Sha.....Read More

Restaurant waiting times

  17 February 2015

You know how we always want to improve our service and welcome feedback? Well, we wanted your honest opinion on restaurant waiting times. It’s important to us to stay on top of our game and regularly review our service and where we can improve. Yes, we’ve been doing this a long time but it doesn’t harm to get some feedback every now and again. Let’s start with waiting for a table… If you’ve NOT booked, how long would you be willing to wait for a table? If you HAVE booked a table,.....Read More

A look behind the scenes: Fresh tandoori nan

  06 February 2015

We take you behind the scenes into the Indian Ocean kitchen to discover how some of our best loved foods are made. By far, the most exciting item in an Indian kitchen is the tandoor. This huge clay oven weighs a ton and gets up to temperatures of 400°C! It’s used to cook our beautiful manrinated tandoori meats in minutes, as well as the many Indian breads on offer. A look behind the scenes: Fresh tandoori nan Here we show you just how quickly nan breads are cooked in the tandoor, and how many can be co.....Read More

How to make fresh onion chutney

  20 January 2015

A customer recently asked us how to make fresh onion chutney, the one we serve with our poppadoms. Not only were we happy to share the recipe, we even made a short video to show you how. We’re good to you aren’t we?! How to make fresh onion chutney The perfect accompaniment for poppadoms. Here our chefs give you a step-by-step guide to making the popular fresh onion chutney we serve in the restaurant. It’s so easy to make too. With just a few uncomplicated ingredients and simple, easy to follow .....Read More

How to make your own Garam Masala

  24 July 2014

Ever wondered how to make Garam Masala? Here one of our students goes through the basics with our head chef. Once made this Garam Masala will become one of the base ingredients for many of your curries. Every curry chef and restaurant will have their own mixes, so you can experiment with different combinations and of course you can make as much or as little as you like and store it for future. How to make Garam Masala Basic ingredients include equal parts of:– bay leaves– green cardamom– black car.....Read More

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel?

  17 July 2014

We’re building a new YouTube channel and would love you to subscribe. We will be adding regular content including recipes, cookery classes and links to videos we love that cover Indian food and culture. Here’s a taster: Join the conversation at the ChaaterTV YouTube channel today.

The perfect party venue in Tameside

  15 July 2014

  We’re sure you know by now that we’re much more than just an Indian restaurant. With a separate spacious bar and lounge area, private dining room and outside terrace, we’re geared up to host just about any type of event. Whether you’re looking for exclusive hire of our facilities for a wedding or large scale function, to book the private dining room for a birthday celebration or family get-together or simply a place to enjoy a night out with friends, we are your destination of choice fo.....Read More

We’ve been Highly Commended in the Tiffin Cup 2014!

  07 July 2014

  We recently received the news that we have been highly commended by the regional judges for this year’s Tiffin Cup. The annual awards aim to find the UK’s best South Asian restaurant.  Nominees are selected by their constituency and put forward by their local MPs. One restaurant from each region is shortlisted and invited to participate in a Grand Final cook-off at the House of Commons. Here they are judged by MPs and guest celebrities to find an eventual winner.  Proceeds go to a selected.....Read More

What is a chaat?

  02 July 2014

  Our soon-to-be-launched Desi Menu is packed full of new and interesting dishes, many of which you will never have heard of before. Take the chaat for example.  Do you know what a chaat is?  The new menu will have seven of these gorgeous dishes for you to choose from so we thought we better introduce you to them.... A chaat is a cold dish with fresh ingredients served in a small bowl to get the taste buds going. A chaat would served at the beginning of a meal, as pre starter.  If you think about.....Read More

What is a chaat?

  02 July 2014

Our soon-to-be-launched Desi Menu is packed full of new and interesting dishes, many of which you will never have heard of before. Take the chaat for example.  Do you know what a chaat is?  The new menu will have seven of these gorgeous dishes for you to choose from so we thought we better introduce you to them…. A chaat is a cold dish with fresh ingredients served in a small bowl to get the taste buds going. A chaat would be served at the beginning of a meal, as pre starter.  If you think about.....Read More

We're on the Best in Britain top 50 list

  26 June 2014

  We are delighted to have been named in this year's top 50 Best in Britain Restaurant Awards! We made the list of top 50 best Indian restaurants. Alongside London's Tamarind and Café Spice Namaste. It's another great accolade for our hard working staff. View the full list on the BiBA website.

Gizell – the North’s hottest female vocalist, live at the Indian Ocean

  18 June 2014

  The North’s most popular female vocal entertainer, Gizell, performs live at the Indian Ocean on Friday 20th June. Singing songs from the likes of Alison Moyet, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Elkie Brooks, Tina Turner and many more, it’s an evening not to be missed. Gizell is the most popular female vocalist by far for the last 8 years. She’s in constant demand for clubs, cabaret venues, wedding and private parties. Unique in her style and presentation, you will be in for an amazing night wit.....Read More

World Cup fever arrives at the Indian Ocean

  09 June 2014

  Looking for somewhere to watch the World Cup 2014? Look no further than the Indian Ocean.... Our bar will be buzzing with atmosphere and our giant screens will give you a front row view of all the action as we show ALL of England's World Cup games live! We'll guarantee it's the best place to watch the World Cup 2014. If you're looking to bring a group of people down to watch the games we can offer some great packages for you and your mates including:  - A range of international beers, spirits and cockt.....Read More

Enjoy Father’s Day at the Indian Ocean

  03 June 2014

  Make your dad feel like the Curry King this Father’s Day with a meal at the Indian Ocean! Join us with your dad, and the rest of the family, on Sunday 15th June and enjoy a feast for all the family. For just £15 each you can enjoy a three course meal. Choose any starter*, main course* and sundry. Kids Eat Free** and there’s even a FREE GIFT for each and every dad that dines with us! We’re open from 3pm and are taking bookings now. Call 0161 343 3 343 to reserve you table – remem.....Read More

What goes into making a curry?

  02 June 2014

  What goes into making a curry?  Onions, garlic and ginger usually, some spices, a few fresh ingredients and optional meat.  That’s it right? Wrong! Making a good curry is about much more than the ingredients.  It’s how you use them and what you do with them that matter.  It’s a delicate art to balance all those flavours and spices.  Too much or too little and the essence is lost. We know they make it look easy but our chefs have spent years perfecting their craft. &n.....Read More

Michael Bublé tribute act

  15 May 2014

  Do you have Crazy Love for Michael Bublé?  Get ready to feel the same way about Alex Christy. A superb tribute act to the Canadian crooner, Alex has nailed everything about Bublé's performance; fantastic vocals, confidence, relaxed stage presence, audience interaction and even some cheeky humour! A fan of Sinatra and the swing music genre from an early age, it was only when sixteen year old Alex saw Ray Quinn performing swing on Saturday night TV he became really inspired. &nb.....Read More

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0161 343 3 343