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We’ve Been Shortlised for the British Curry Awards!

  20 November 2019

We’ve Been Shortlised for the British Curry Awards! We’re absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for the British Curry Awards 2019! We’ve been nominated in the ‘Best in the North West’ category, which we’ve already won four times before, in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. Should we win this time, we’ll be the first restaurant in the UK to hold five of the highly coveted awards.  The event, now in its 15th year, which is affectionately termed ‘The Curry Oscars&rsquo.....Read More

We've Launched Our Christmas Menu

  13 November 2019

We’ve Launched Our Christmas Menu! We’re really excited to announce the launch of our Christmas menu!  This year, we have three fantastic options to tempt your tastebuds throughout December: Option A £17.95 - food comes on sharing platters of the starters and mains. From the party menu, choose: Poppadoms and Chutneys Any 3 Starters Any 3 Mains Any 3 Sundries Option B £20.95 - food comes on sharing platters of the starters and mains. From the party menu, choose.....Read More

Sizzlers and Shashlik

  28 August 2019

Sizzlers and Shashlik Our Sizzlers and Shashlik dishes are some of the most popular items on the menu at the Indian Ocean. For our Sizzlers, the meat of your choice is served piping hot and sizzling straight out of our clay tandoori ovens and is quite a spectacle when it arrives. You can add your favourite curry sauce to really get your taste-buds tingling. Or how about your tandoori meat spiced up with a delicious Shashlik sauce and served with tandoori peppers, onions and tomatoes?   The Meat of Your Choice W.....Read More

Brilliant Biryani

  21 August 2019

Brilliant Biryani The origin of Biryani is unclear. The word is Hindustani, and seems to have its roots in Persian, the official language in many parts of medieval India. Some believe that the word comes from birinj, the Persian word for rice, others that it originated from biryan or beriyan - ‘to fry’ or ‘to roast’.  Yet it seems the recipe became popular as early as the 2nd century, when it was said to be served to soldiers in the Tamil community. The dish was made in clay pots with rice.....Read More

Versatile Vegetables

  14 August 2019

Versatile Vegetables For centuries, the people of the Indian subcontinent have used vegetables for their health benefits. Vegetables provide vital vitamins, fibre and nutrients, as well as immune-boosting antioxidants. But just because they’re good for you, it doesn’t mean they can’t taste great too. Our chefs have created a selection of stunning dishes to showcase the best that these versatile vegetables have to offer. Even better, if you like the look of one of our vegetarian mains, but don’t .....Read More

Traditional Main Courses

  07 August 2019

Traditional Main Courses Our starters might be fantastic, but we know you’re really here for the main event. Whilst we have a range of Signature and House Specialities, we know that sometimes all you want is something traditional. It’s just as well that our skilled chefs have decades of experience in creating authentic Indian cuisine with genuine Indian character. We have a range of meat, vegetable and cheese fillings to choose from. Simply choose which one you’d like, match it with any of our tr.....Read More

Stupendous Starters

  01 August 2019

Stupendous Starters Many of our starters are well known Indian favourites. What makes them special is the care and attention that our chefs put into each and every one of them, using their own unique methods. They’re great to get your taste-buds tingling and in the mood for one of the Indian Ocean’s exquisite main courses.  A Guide to our Starters Onion Bhaji: Onion is deep-fried in a light gram flour with fresh coriander for this classic and gently spiced dish. Vegetable Samosa: Pieces of soft and .....Read More

Signature Specialities

  26 July 2019

Signature Specialities The Indian Ocean restaurant offers a selection of mouthwatering signature dishes hand-crafted by our chefs to showcase their skills and passion in the kitchen.  For our King Prawn Tandoori Masala, our chefs season juicy king prawns with salt and pepper before marinating them in grated ginger, crushed garlic, lime juice, ground chilli pepper and yoghurt. The tikka prawns are then cooked in a rich but mild masala sauce, perhaps the best known and most popular dish in Indian cuisine.  Ou.....Read More

Perfect Puri and Platters

  22 July 2019

Perfect Puri and Platters At perhaps the finest indian restaurant Tameside has to offer, the Indian Ocean, we have over twenty-five mouthwatering starters, including a selection of Puri dishes. But we’re often asked what Puri actually is. We thought we’d put together this quick guide to explain. So What Is It? Puri is a type of small, circular, hot, unleavened bread. It is extremely versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and can either be served sweet or savoury. The bread also appear.....Read More

Tasty Tikka at the Indian Ocean

  12 July 2019

Tasty Tikka at the Indian Ocean At the Indian Ocean, we serve a range of delicious tandoori tikka dishes. Not only do they taste fantastic, they’re also some of the healthiest Indian dishes available. Why are they so healthy? Traditional tikka dishes, like those we serve at the Indian Ocean, are cooked in a vertical tandoor, meaning that any fat in the meat runs down into the base of the oven. The chicken becomes tender and succulent, but loses most of the fat that would be present if the meat had been fried. W.....Read More

We’re party pros!

  11 July 2019

Parties At the Indian Ocean, we’re party pros! We know how time-consuming it can be to organise the perfect event. That’s why we have our very own experienced, professional and friendly in-House Party Organisers, to make your special occasion even more memorable. To help us help you to plan the perfect event, all we need you to do is tell us what kind of evening you want and how many guests you plan on bringing along with you. That’s it - we can do the rest! We provide impeccable service, a tailor ma.....Read More

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

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