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“Fantastic gourmet menu”
Review of Curry Club

Curry Club
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Castletown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic gourmet menu”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Curry Club was the venue for one of our manx-speaking meals tonight. We were eleven and had pre- arranged a set menu including dessert and chai, which was innovative and subtly spiced. A place to come back to again and again.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank CCIOM
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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing service and food”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate here after reading good reviews but were disappointed at both the service and the food. We were a party of eleven and only two of us were happy with the food comments ranged from ok to terrible and tasteless. Maybe we picked a bad night? It didn't help when we were told we had five minutes to leave our table as they had another party booked. If we had been told this when we sat down it would not have been a problem but it was never mentioned and to be bundled out of the restaurant is not very nice,I just hope the irate diners who followed us had a better meal than we did.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Gerry S
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York
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171 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Oasis In Culinary Desert”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Reasonable, if unspectacular, Indian in the centre of Castletown. Friendly staff and better food than anything else experienced in a town sorely lacking in quality places to eat. Pick of our dishes was a korai chicken tikka. Popadoms (and pickles) and naans were nicely done. Two of our party had mild main courses, which were rather on the sweet side. Portions fairly generous. No alcohol licence but you can bring along your own booze. Clean and tidy, with pleasant decor. The pick of a bad bunch of restaurants in Castletown.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Andrew G
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Jewel for Isle of Man; a Rare Proffering in the British Isles”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Fully booked for New Year's Eve, our party was fortunate to be able to snag a table in the latest addition to Castletown's provender caterers. Steve, our Manxman chum, was surprised to find a full Indian restaurant within the town, not simply a take-away (take-out). It did not fail to surprise us all. The cuisine is mainly South Indian, a rare proffering in the British Isles.

As well as modern mood lighting and drapes at the windows, original tapestries and embroidered artworks adorn the walls along with enamelled brassware on carved wooden sconces.

We all selected different dishes as well as different rice accompaniments, so that we could sample a good cross-section of the menu. Everything was made fresh from scratch, with no pre-made sauces, so any food allergies or intolerances can be taken fully into account. A boon to this writer.

I selected chicken dansak with pilau rice: £8.50 + £3.00 respectively. Light, gently spiced, mouth-watering texture and aromas. Could not be faulted whatsoever. Neither could the peshwari naan at £2.50 - the lightest naan-bread any of we diners had ever had and we have Manchester's Curry Mile at our disposal. It was not overly sweet either; just flavoured with finely grated coconut.

The restaurant does not have a licence, but one is permitted to take along one's own alcohol. Normally, it is difficult to find a wine to go with curry. We tried two different reds. A Chilean Carmenère from MontGras accompanied all our dishes with each of the party commenting on how well it went with their respective plate. This bottle of wine cost approximately £8-9 from the local Co-op just up the street; but Waitrose wines can be purchased in a nearby store too.

Once the meal was ended not a scrap of alimentation remained on the serving dishes nor our plates. A sure recommendation if ever there was one.

The dessert menu includes English ice-creams and sorbets, ranging from £3.50 to £4.50.
We plumped for the Indian Matka Kufi Ice-Cream priced at £4.50. As can be seen from the photograph it was presented in a traditional Indian lidded bowl. After our spicy mains, this chilled, creamy ambrosia was not only a tasty end to our feasting but cooled the palate too.

Our host for the evening was extremely friendly and helpful and chatted with us at our behest, as we were inquisitive about the restaurant; but one would otherwise have been left alone to dine in peace.

I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. I mean that quite sincerely. I am looking forward to my return visit to the IOM so that I can dine there again. %PPPP

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Colin-Roy H
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County Dublin, Ireland
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“As good as the best anywhere”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

I love this restaurant which is like a magnet. Keep getting pulled back. The decor is a little strange with some very interesting lighting...think Austin Powers..but then the food arrives and all is forgiven.
Everything freshly cooked and each dish that I have eaten there has been interesting and different.
The service is efficient without being rushed and Mustapha the manager/owner is very attentive and personable.
Be aware that as the owners are Muslim and prefer not to sell alcohol this is a bring your own beer/wine restaurant. There is a supermarket nearby so this is no hardship, just worth remembering.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Hugo54321
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