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The Tiffin Room

Chapel Street, Cheadle, Manchester, United Kingdom, SK8 1BR
Critics Review 15/20
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Tue – Sun Dinner

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About The Tiffin Room

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Contemporary Indian restaurant with an interior to match

‘The Indian Tiffin Room is doing something quite different to your average Anglo-Indian flock wall-papered curry house. They specialise in serving restaurant versions of the typical street food you’ll find all across India. The ‘grazing or starters’ represent the fact a huge proportion of India is vegetarian, although carnivores can chew their way through a marinated chicken lollypop or an Indo-Chinese chilli chicken. Paani Puri (£3.25) is comprised of six delicate pastry shells with lightly spiced potatoes and chopped salad, add chilled mint water then pop into your mouth for an ‘explosion’. The 15 ingredients of Bhel Puri defy the modest menu description of ‘crushed crispy pastry, seasoned potatoes and puffed rice coated with date chutney’. Each dig of the fork reveals new combinations of vegan buried treasure topped with shining pomegranate rubies. What they don’t know about combining rice and lentils isn’t worth knowing; giant pancake dosas, uttapam and passarattu are uniformly excellent. Mains include coconut Kerala fish curry and the house, slow cooked lamb, while authentic desserts include rasmalai, made of two gently pressed tabs of homemade milk curd flavoured with saffron, cardamom and pistachio.’ Wines are not a particular strength but otherwise this rising star has that’s been favourably compared to London’s Michelin-starred Trishna.

Cuisine: Indian
Price point:
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We are sorry but this restaurant is not currently accepting online reservations through ResDiary.

Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Deanna Thomas
15/20
The Indian Tiffin Room is doing something quite different to your average Anglo-Indian flock wall-papered curry house. They specialise in serving restaurant versions of the typical street food you’ll find all across India. I decided to mostly order things I’d never heard of before and though the menu isn’t long or complicated, there were a fair few. Our waiter talked us through it with the easy confidence of someone who knows you’re in for a treat whatever you order. The ‘grazing or starters’ represent the fact a huge proportion of India is vegetarian, although carnivores can chew their way through a marinated chicken lollypop or an Indo-Chinese chilli chicken.
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