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Live Entertainment - Chris Leonard Male Vocalist Saturday 29th June

  25 June 2019

Male vocalist Chris Leonard whill delught us with covers of everything from Robbie to the Killers.

Try Our New Peri Peri Menu

  29 May 2019

Our new Peri Peri menu is available 7 days a week from 5PM. Enjoy in our main restaurant if you fancy something different while your friends enoy a curry or order as a takeaway. And of course if you just want it as a quick snack we can also serve you in the bar area. The feedback so far has been brilliant so pop down and try it for yourself.   

A new website for the Indian Ocean

  28 May 2019

We have updated our website to make it simpler to use, more mobile friendly and faster to load. If you have any additions or changes you would like us to implement then please let us know.

Outside Catering from the Indian Ocean

  08 April 2016

Did you know we are experienced outside caterers? Asian weddings are our speciality but we’re so much more than that. We can cater for large-scale corporate events, even across multiple sites. Just last week we were asked to supply food at a corporate event for a Manchester-based housing association. They have five sites across the city and needed food to be delivered to them all at the same time! Our chefs and waiting staff had their work cut-out for them to prepare, cook, transport and serve the food for 350 .....Read More

Curry in a hurry?

  24 February 2016

Whilst this is sadly not an announcement about the World’s fastest delivery service, if this superbike rider ever needs to earn himself a few extra quid, we know where he can find himself a job! We are supporting local lad John Robb and his team as they enter into the 2016 Thundersport GB GP1 Championship. Ahead of pre-season training in Spain this week, the John Robb Racing team launched their Thundersport GB campaign with a special event at the Indian Ocean on Thursday 18th February. In front of a packed .....Read More

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

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

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0161 343 3 343