5 Castle View Shopping Centre, Nantgarw Hill, Caerphilly, CF83 1SN

Twice voted one of the top 100 Indian restaurants in the UK by the British Curry Awards and last year chosen by the Food Awards Wales as one of the top 100 restaurants in the country, Castle Gate, situated on the outskirts of Caerphilly and just a few miles north of Cardiff, has a lot to be chuffed about.

Awarded the TripAdvisor Centre of Excellence Award consecutively every year since 2015, there are few restaurants in Wales that are as beloved by locals and visitors as this one. Known for its extensive range of award-winning and authentic Indian cuisine, for the last 23 years, Castle Gate has been delighting visitors with an authentic and exciting Indian dining experience that would be difficult to better.

Whether you’re visiting on a Sunday to dig into their all-you-can-eat buffet deal for just £9.95, where you can choose from around 20-30 freshly cooked dishes, or you’re making a trip here on a Tuesday to try their terrific Banquet Night menu, offering five delicious Indian courses for just £13.50pp, you’ll be thrilled with the sheer number of options available to you.

Earlier this year, the choice also got even better with the introduction of a brand new vegan menu which is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Choose from the likes of tempting vegan starters such as crispy aloo tikka, a popular street food dish in India made with boiled, shredded potatoes and green peas, subtly flavoured with coriander and then formed into patties and deep fried until golden brown, and aloo palak pakora, traditional deep-fried spinach and potato fritters flavoured with chilli, coriander and mixed spices, served with chutney. 

Mains on the new vegan menu include delicious options such as their creamy vegan korma, vegan tikka masala, and their ‘Vegan by the River’ dish, featuring mixed vegetable balls cooked with an exotic blend of spices in a medium, thick sauce with vegan red wine. Their impressive range of vegan sundries, including shahi pulav, lemon rice, chapatti, roti, and stuffed paratha also make the perfect accompaniments to your flavoursome and fragrant Indian feast.

Boasting a wide range of cuisine from all across India, freshly cooked by Castle Gate’s experienced head chef and delivered to your table by friendly and attentive staff all trained to ensure your dining experience is second to none, enjoying an Indian out with your friends or family has never been more enticing. Relax in the welcoming and airy dining area, appreciate the vibrant Indian art adorning the walls, and unwind as the soothing and atmospheric Indian music transports your senses across continents and to more tropical climates.

With glowing reviews on TripAdvisor where customers regularly declare the restaurant as their favourite Indian, praising the food, staff, choice on the menu, value for money, and great atmosphere – we even called their melt-in-the-mouth prawns in their Garlic ‘e’ Guirat the best we ever had when we visited – what are you waiting for? Plan your visit to one of the UK’s best Indian restaurants now.

Look out for our review of Castle Gate in our soon to be released Cardiff Food & Drink Guide 2019.

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