About Lal Qila
Classic curry house cuisine in Rusholme
Lal Qila is in the heart of Rusholme’s Curry Mile on Wilmslow Road. All of the dishes are made to order, meaning you can choose your level of spiciness. Inside, you will find 300 seats spread over two floors, with bright, cheerful decor and vibrant splashes of red.
Lal Qila takes its inspiration from the famous Mogul emperors who made sure that all of their dinner guests got the best possible treatment. It was founded by Mussarat Ali, who dreamt of opening a restaurant when he was just a child in a remote village in Pakistan. Since then, he has won a 2013 English Curry Award and Lal Qila has even featured in a BBC documentary.
Freshly prepared favourites with flavourful spices
Lal Qila’s menu is packed with traditional curry house favourites such as vindaloo, korma and rogan josh, plus chef’s specials like chicken chilli, lamb methi and chicken handi. Curries are served with the popular additions of lamb, chicken, prawn, king prawn and vegetables, plus tikka meats, paneer and keema, a traditional minced meat. There are plenty of vegetarian choices too, including karahi aubergine aloo, traditional tarka daal and karahi sag paneer (cottage cheese with spinach).
All food is prepared daily on the premises using fresh, natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavourful spices, with no additives or preservatives. The menu is re-invented regularly to keep up with changing tastes.
A range of Indian and international beers are also served, as well as complimentary poppadoms brought straight to your table.
Rusholme transport links and attractions
As mentioned, Lal Qila is at the centre of Wilmslow Road, Manchester’s answer to Brick Lane. The restaurant is a twenty minute drive from the city centre and the nearest train station is East Didsbury, around a ten minute walk away.