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Love Me Tandoor – Comic Relief at Shalimar Wilmslow


Patelvis World Tour extended for Comic Relief ! – Shalimar Wilmslow, March 15th

Not to be missed!

Patelvis Shalimar Lounge for Red Nose Daypatelvis on comic relief pageOn Red Nose Day Patelvis will be performing at the Shalimar Wilmslow for Comic Relief. So friends in Cheshire can enjoy the Patelvis magic and extra red-nose fun while supporting really good causes in the biggest giving day of the year.

We will be there taking pics and filming the occasion for this site so say hi.

Patelvis World Tour

Patelvis and Curry-Oke

The amazing Patelvis is doing a MAHD MAHD World Tour for Charity.

A series of fundraising dinners are being staged for Oldham’s awesome Youth Zone MAHDLO.

Not-to-be-missed, the evenings are taking place around Greater Oldham and as always will be packed with Patelvis’ top notch entertainment featuring classic hits, Curry-Oke, dancing, a raffle and auction for MAHDLO and even more hits. It’s a all for a good cause bringing healthly fun and facilities to Oldham’s young people and a great night’s entertainment in great local restaurants with good food.

You can read more about MAHDLO here , here and here

Dates and Places

  • 17 January 2013 – Last Monsoon, Stockport
    24 January 2013 – Blue Tiffin, Royton, Oldham
    31 January 2013  – La Minhaz, Middleton
    1 February 2013  – Millon Restaurant, Westwood, Oldham
    7 February 2013 – Indian Ocean, Oldham

Pictures from the recent Blue Tiffin event on the 24th Jan.

New Shalimar Restaurant in Wilmslow


Wandering in Wilmslow on Wednesday evening we visited the brand-spanking-new Shalimar in Summerfield Village. A new establishment from the folks who brought you the Shalimar, Saddleworth and Simla, Royton – in a location that was previously a Chinese Restaurant. The new Shalimar serves Northern Indian and Bangladeshi style.

First off, it’s big with retro-modern style decor featuring a long, linear lounge area by the bar and unusual sweeping curves in the main restaurant area, both with granite tiled walls. It’s atmospheric, but not dim; nicely lit – colourful with some interesting mirror-copper shades in seating areas, plus the now customary colour-changing mood-lighting from recesses in the ceiling. The overall colour scheme being warm earthy tones with orange accents

In previous news and views we have singled out things that caught our fancy in various establishments, from quirky mottos printed on napkins to exceptional cutlery. Well, at the new Shalimar we were knocked out out by the plates. Great plates. Solid stoneware in orange and brown, fitting the decor and really lending a feel of substance to your meal’s presentation.

The food itself was good and tasty with all the flavours well rendered, by smell we could discern the onions and tomatoes in a Rogan Josh even as it arrived at the table. Vegetables were fresh and retained a crisp texture. The starters were crispy onion Bhaji, nice and soft and onion-y inside, particularly nicely presented with a shredding of mixed salad and a squiggle of perky sauce alongside.

Easy to find, they are on the main row at Summerfield Village centre just off the roundabout, with plenty of parking space – so if you are a Wilmslovian in search of a modern curry experience, you might want to check them out.

Legendary Good Curry Guide Rates Bengal Dynasty Best In Wales


Last night The Dengal Dynasty, Shotton received the prestigious Good Curry Guide’s “Best in the North West” award 2012 for of the Bengal Dynasty Deeside. The award was presented at a celebratory dinner by Pat Chapman – creator and author for 29 years of the Good Curry Guide and founder of the Curry Club.

Bengal Dynasty has previously won the Good Curry Guide’s “Best in Wales” for Deeside and Llandudno restaurants in 1995/1997 and has a stack of awards from other notables.

Pat is immensely knowledgeable on the subject of curry and we were lucky enough to corner him at the event and film an interview to gain some of his insights on the industry for the Future of Curry project which will be viewable on-line before Xmas.

Patelvis at Blue Tiffin January 24th

Patelvis Mahdlo Poster

The awesome Patelvis is making a special appearance at Blue Tiffin in January.

Patelvis Mahdlo Poster
Patelvis will be performing in support of the amazing, brilliant MAHDLO Youth Zone, a huge facility for the young people of Oldham. As always there will be classic hits a-plenty and audience participation with Karaoke and a full evening of great entertainment from Patelvis.

MAHDLO launched in March this year with an official inauguration ceremony later in October with the ribbon being cut by HRH Prince Edward.

We are huge fans of Patelvis and of MAHDLO and of Blue Tiffin too who in addition to being a terrific restauant, host a lot of charity events  and we will be there taking pictures on the night for a special PAT goes MAHD at the TIFF gallery.

Links More about MAHDLO:
A video tour around MAHDLO on launch Day (march)
Launch event Gallery
Cutting the Ribbon at MAHDLO (Oct)