Top Pakistani restaurants in Manchester, UK

While you are in Manchester for your PLAB 2 exam, at times you will feel down / low as staying away from home can get you homesick. While away from home, craving for regional food is on the top of the list. As Pakistani, our taste buds are uniquely different, as our traditional food comparatively has more spice than the food of the UK. Pakistani food is appreciated and adapted across the UK.  

Like the other sectors of Pakistan, the food sector is also growing across the world as well as in UK. UK being a listed country for the immigrants of Pakistan, which also includes a large number of students of PLAB 2 exam, Pakistani restaurants are advancing day by day in Manchester and all over the UK. So, during your stay in Manchester, if you want to try Pakistani food you can visit the following restaurants. 

Cafe East Oldham: 

Photos credits: Cafe East Oldham 

Cafe East is a Punjabi cuisine restaurant with fine dining located in the heart of Oldham Town Center. The restaurant overlooks the town’s war memorial and the shopping district, one of the busiest and liveliest parts of Oldham, and sits on the site of the Old Greaves Arms rebuilt in 1925. 

Complete refurbishment of the Restaurant started in June 2019 and will open its doors in late 2020. A full-scale renovation and redesign of the building will bring out its true character and a luxurious setting with a 100 cover Events Hall and a 90-cover restaurant. Including a VIP Lounge for those private intimate evenings to capture your perfect memories. 

They have 3 categories in their menu Alacarte Menu, breakfast and lunch and drinks and desserts. You can check the menu here. The customers’ reviews are overwhelming not only regarding the food but also for the staff that work there. And the average rating for this cafe is 4.9 stars on google reviews. 


The opening time is from 8 in the morning and the cafe closes at 11 at night.  


Cafe East 13 Yorkshire Street Oldham OL1 3RZ , United Kingdom


Phone no. +44 0161 616 8888 

Photos credits: Al Madina 

Al Madina is a Pakistani cuisine restaurant in Rusholme. It is a small but cozy cafe in which you can enjoy Pakistani food full of spices and taste. Lamb karahi with nan and kabab from their menu is the most favorite of customers. And the average rating for this cafe is 4.5 stars on google reviews. 

Al Madina’s menu includes Starters, breakfast items, Al Madina’s special items, kebabs, burgers, drinks and desserts etc. You can check their menu here. 


The opening time is from 8 in the morning and the cafe closes at 12 am.  


76 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme , Manchester, United Kingdom 


Phone no.: +44 161 224 4141 

Photos credits: Dawat

Dawat is a Mughal cuisine restaurant which has 2 branches in Uk one on Tooting Road and other in Norbury. Dawat Group was established in 2008 as we aspired to bring a top-notch South Asian dining experience for the foodies of the South West. For being exceptional and outstanding in what we do, we are often copied, but we are the original service provider and bear no relation to any similarly named establishments. Our name and restaurant theme are from our Mughal inspiration; we have brought an edge to the grand grade listed Georgian cellar by blending Mughal and contemporary Indian cultures.  

They also have catering services as they claim that “We bring a sense of style and logistical know-how to a wide range of corporate events, whether client receptions, dinners, press days or fashion events. The team is adept at working with your brand identity and creating an event that is a clear reflection of your goals and target audience.” 

Their menu includes fish, steak, soup and chicken dishes. If you want a nice family outing you can visit this restaurant. You can have a look at Dawat’s menu here. 

Customers are satisfied by their services and they get a 4.3 rating on google reviews. 


The opening hours on Monday to Friday is 10 am to 10 pm while on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 7 am to 10 pm.  


Norbury branch: 1416-1418 London Road Norbury SW16 4BZ 

Tooting branch: 256-258 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 0DN, United Kingdom 


Call for reservation: 02086825123 
Landline: 02086829777 
Catering Enquiries: 02086825123 

Photos credits: Lahore Karahi & Charga

Lahori Karahi & charga is located at Levenshulme. This restaurant is located on the side of the main road of Levenshulme. Their expertises is in lahori food and their chiefs are indeed great in their work. The customers not only love their food but also the atmosphere of the restaurant and its staff. And the average rating for this cafe is 4.1 stars on google reviews. If you are a lahori staying in the UK you should visit them. 

Their menu includes starters, multiple types of karhai, charga etc. You can see their menu here. 

The opening time is from 1pm and the restaurant closes at 11 at night.    

824 Stockport Road Manchester M19 3AW UK

Phone no.: +44 0161 249 3919 

Photos credits: Saleem’s Tawa and Grill

Saleem’s tawa and grill is a Pakistani restaurant located on Levenshulme. It is a family run casual dining restaurant where we serve the recipes of Saleem Malik, a Lahori chef that won “Best Curry Chef” awards as far back as the early 90’s. Since our opening in March 2018, we have built a reputation for serving classic, authentic flavors that remind you of Lahore itself.  
You can dine in as well as get a delivery as they facilitate you with DELIVEROO and UBER EATS (food delivery services). Their menu has multiple types of Tawas, chicken, lamb and vegetables dishes, kebabs, desserts etc. You can check their menu here. 
Customers have satisfying reviews for their food and services. They are known for their grill (Bar bi que) items. Customers rated as 4.1 stars on google reviews. 

The opening hours for Monday to Thursday are 04:30 pm to 11 pm, Friday to Saturday is 12 pm to 12 am and on Sunday its 12 pm to 11 pm. While on bank or public holidays the time is 12 pm to 11 pm. 

595D, Stockport Road,Manchester,M13 0RX 

Phone no.: +44 (0161) 225 3800 or 07443436887 (24Hrs) 

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