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24-Hour Curry Experience in Bradford

24-Hour Curry Experience in Bradford

Experience the vibrant curry culture in Bradford by spending a day exploring the city.  Treat yourself to delicious Asian cuisine at various eateries, as going out for curry is a popular activity in Bradford.  Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting renowned Asian retail stores in the UK, where you can discover trendy clothing, fabrics, and wedding attire.


Plan your visit to this vibrant city.  There are many accommodation options in Bradford. Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs offer a more traditional experience, while holiday lodges and serviced apartments are ideal for those seeking independence.



Start your day at at the Sweet Centre, located near Manningham Lane. This restaurant has been offering delicious Chana Puri breakfast and other well-liked dishes since 1964. Renowned for their authentic recipes, the Sweet Centre was even showcased on BBC One's Len and Ainsley's Big Food Adventure in 2015.

Take the bus, go north of the city and visit Cartwright Hall, a civic art gallery in Bradford. The gallery has a collection of contemporary prints from around the world, as well as South Asian art and crafts. Cartwright Hall is located in the beautiful grounds of Lister Park, which has a unique Mughal Water Garden that combines Islamic and Indian architectural styles. This garden was featured on the BBC Two show Monty Don's Paradise Gardens in 2018.

A top tip is to visit the Crafty Indian on Bradford Road for a snack break. It is an Indian street kitchen that offers Indian tapas and a selection of craft beers in Shipley.


Go west of the city to visit Bombay Stores on Shearbridge Road, which is the biggest Asian department store in the UK. This amazing shop attracts people from all over the country, and you will love the luxurious fabrics, shiny jewellery, and delicate shoes. 

Time for lunch! If variety is the spice of life in MyLahore, this British Asian Kitchen offers traditional dishes with a modern twist. Other great Asian restaurants like Mumtaz on Great Horton Road are also worth trying. For an authentic experience, visit the cafe-style curry houses in Bradford, follow Rick Stein's lead and visit The Karachi, or explore Kashmir for great food at affordable prices.

A recommendation is to visit Bradford Markets to purchase Asian cooking ingredients, where you can discover a variety of flavours and beneficial spices.  You can take them home and use them to prepare your own curry.


Leeds Road is a great destination for food lovers. It has a variety of Asian and oriental grocery stores, as well as some of the finest Asian restaurants in Bradford. One popular restaurant is Jinnah, where you can try delicious Kashmiri cuisine. Another popular option is Akbar's, which specialises in seafood, and grilled dishes. Both Jinnah and Akbar's have a great reputation for their food and service.  Our local towns and villages also have a wealth of tasty places to discover, look out for the Aagrah in Shipley with it’s delicious grill and carvery, Shimla Spice in Keighley, which offers authentic Kashmiri cuisine, and Kipling's in Greengates, a friendly bistro that serves excellent Indian food.

Be entertained in the evening, you can enjoy South Asian arts at Kala Sangam or watch the newest Bollywood movies at Cineworld Cinema & The Odeon Luxe Leeds-Bradford.

Product Information

  1. Sweet Centre Restaurant


    Come and experience the most authentic Kashmir cuisine. Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffets, Delis, Diners, Indian/Pakistani, Seafood, Vegan and Vegetarian.

  2. Cartwright Hall Art Gallery


    Built in 1904 in Baroque style as an art gallery. Permanent collection of 19th and 20th century British art.

  3. Lister Park


    Lister Park was crowned Britain's Best Park in 2006 and is also home to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. You will also find the Mughal Gardens, a botanical garden, boating and a childrens' play area.

  4. The Crafty Indian


    An unusual combination of fantastic Indian food and craft beers. All our meals are cooked with love using only the highest quality locally sourced products.

  5. Bombay Stores


    Our history is integral to our positioning today as the UK’s largest Asian department store. Established in 1967, Bombay Stores was a pioneer of the Indian fashion we know today.

  6. MyLahore


    We love to WOW and serve superlicious food in a welcomtastic place for all! We’re proud to be the most loved British Asian Kitchen Experience…

  7. Mumtaz


    Welcome to the world famous Mumtaz, a truly unique experience of high class dining steeped in the art of Kashmiri cooking. Unlicensed - Vegetarian Dishes - Braille Menu - Family Room - Childrens Menu - Prayer Room - Car Parking

  8. Oastler Shopping Centre


    This market offers quality fish, meat and fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world. There is something for everyone!

  9. Jinnah


    Jinnah is a Yorkshire based restaurant chain. The food at Jinnah in Bradford includes traditional Kashmiri dishes. The restaurant is alcohol-free, with a large range of 'mocktails'.

  10. Akbar's Restaurant


    At Akbar's our emphasis on the quality of food is equaled only by the importance we attach to friendly, efficient service in an exciting, bustling atmosphere
    Fully licensed bar - Vegetarian Dishes - Children Welcome - Parties Accepted.
    Demand is high and we always recommend you try and reserve your…

  11. Aagrah Shipley


    A la Carte or Grill and Cavery both areas have a seating capacity of 100, with separate bar and reception, take away meals, private functions and vegetarian diets catered for.

  12. Shimla Spice Keighley


    Offering a unique taste of authentic Kashmiri cuisine, using the freshest and best quality ingredients to create food that is simply exquisite. Vegetarian Dishes - Children Welcome - Parties Accepted - Parking Nearby.

  13. Kipling's Greengates


    Indian cooking in a relaxed and comfortable bistro style atmosphere. Food cooked by an award winning chef, lovingly prepared using the finest ingredients. Vegetarian Dishes - Licensed - Takeaway - Children Welcome - On Street Parking.

  14. Kala Sangam


    A leading south Asian and collaborative arts organisation based at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford.

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Sweet Centre Restaurant (53.8012,-1.76341)Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (53.81218,-1.7717)1.2
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (53.81218,-1.7717)Lister Park (53.81243,-1.77179)0.03
Lister Park (53.81243,-1.77179)The Crafty Indian (53.83192,-1.78515)2.11
The Crafty Indian (53.83192,-1.78515)Bombay Stores (53.7906,-1.77049)4.23
Bombay Stores (53.7906,-1.77049)MyLahore (53.79143,-1.75925)0.67
MyLahore (53.79143,-1.75925)Mumtaz (53.78631,-1.77565)1.1
Mumtaz (53.78631,-1.77565)Oastler Shopping Centre (53.79654,-1.7571)1.5
Oastler Shopping Centre (53.79654,-1.7571)Jinnah (53.79334,-1.74438)0.82
Jinnah (53.79334,-1.74438)Akbar's Restaurant (53.79458,-1.715)1.74
Akbar's Restaurant (53.79458,-1.715)Aagrah Shipley (53.83492,-1.78049)5.6
Aagrah Shipley (53.83492,-1.78049)Shimla Spice Keighley (53.86443,-1.91142)8.28
Shimla Spice Keighley (53.86443,-1.91142)Kipling's Greengates (53.83162,-1.71126)12.28
Kipling's Greengates (53.83162,-1.71126)Kala Sangam (53.79518,-1.74875)4.27
Total Distance *43.83 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.41 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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