Promising a “true taste of Delhi”, The Delhi House Cafe is a cafe-meets-restaurant concept found in Manchester’s Corn Exchange, a modern leisure venue in the city’s Medieval Quarter which houses a hotel and a number of restaurants.
The dining room at The Delhi House Cafe is a large, glass-fronted space, decked out with a rustic-chic aesthetic which includes hanging lanterns and pretty foliage that dangles from the ceiling. Open daily from midday, the menu here includes all-day breakfast options, alongside chaat (Indian-style street food), house specials, large sharing dishes and desserts. If you’re heading here in the day, tuck into breakfast dishes such as a chicken tikka masala omelette served with chips and hash browns, or lentil crepes topped with shredded radish and mint chutney.
If you are visiting The Delhi House Cafe later in the day, kick-start your meal with starters such as tandoori lamb chops or a classic paneer tikka, before moving on to main courses of fish curry served with lemon rice and butter chicken tikka masala paired with naan to mop up the juices. You can pad out your meal with side orders of rice, salads and naans, while puddings see the likes of cheesecake or candied ginger sorbet.
Alongside its a la carte, The Delhi House Cafe also offers a dedicated vegan menu, with plant-based diners able to enjoy the likes of fried avocado and potato with a mint and tamarind chutney. Little ones are welcome too, with Delhi House’s children’s menu including miniature versions of dishes from its regular offering - think battered fish fingers with mayonnaise and tomato ketchup, followed by strawberry ice cream for dessert.
To wash down your meal, take your pick from Delhi House’s range of both classic and signature cocktails, or explore the selection of globe-trotting wines, bubbles and beers.