Fancy a takeaway tonight?

Instead of opting for the classic McDonald’s, why don’t you give some independent restaurants in your area a chance?

Here are five of the best rated independent fast food and delivery outlets in Carlisle, according to Tripadvisor.  

Stanwix Tandoori

(Photo: Google Maps)

This Indian is one of Carlisle’s most popular takeaways on Tripadvisor, with 4/5 stars and 118 ‘excellent’ ratings.

Some of the chef’s specialty dishes include Maas Tarkari, Shahi Shatkora and Chana Gosht.

Customers who have visited the restaurant in the past praised the flavoursome food and excellent service.

One person on Tripadvisor wrote: “This is the best curry house in the area by far.”

Another said: “The naan bread is some of the best I have ever tasted and the selection and quality of food was exceptional.”

Eastern Cuisine Express

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Eastern Cuisine Express is a Chinese restaurant with a 4.5 rating on Trip Advisor.

One Tripadvisor commenter said: “I ordered from here and picked up the food on the way home and the food was excellent”.

Another recommended the chilli prawns, describing the food as “fresh and very tasty”.

A third happy customer wrote: “We have a take away from here almost once every week. I cannot fault the food at all it is always freshly cooked, hot and delicious”.



A sunday dinner at Bluerare (Photo:Facebook, Bluerare)

Bluerare serve classic British food, such as steaks, burgers, pasta- and even roast dinners; Bluerare also has a variety of vegetarian options on the menu.

The restaurant received 192 ‘excellent’ ratings on Tripadvisor, praising the “delicious food”.

One person described it as “the best food ever” and the service as “brilliant”.

Another said: “We ordered roast beef dinners last week ( 15th July ) for a family birthday meal.

“The portions were amazing, well presented, piping hot & absolutely delicious.

I will be ordering again soon.”

Imon Tandoori

Chicken tikka Madras and Imon mix platter starters (Photo: Facebook/Imon Tandoori)

Best sellers at this independent Indian restaurant include, the Chicken Tikka Masala, the Chicken Pakora and the bargain Set Meal for 1 (1 Popadom, chutney, onion bhaji,choice of any 1 of traditional favourites, bombay aloo, 1 pilau rice or 1 naan bread).

One person praised the restaurant’s “great food” and “friendly staff”.

Another said: “This is the best Indian we have tried in Carlisle… I will definitely order again.”

A third happy customer said: “It was my first time ordering a Deshi Spice and what a delight”.

Happy Garden

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This Chinese takeaway is described on Tripadvisor as “the best in town”, with Special Chow Mein, King Prawn with Green Pepper & Black Bean Sauce and House Special Curry dishes on the menu.

One person said: “It’s an old school Chinese… try it and be amazed.”

Another said it is great value for money with “generous” portion sizes.

A third person wrote: “The food was fast, well cooked and generous in quantity”.

Have you tried any of these takeaways on the list? Let us know in the comments.