Nothing beats a takeaway on a Saturday night.

However, instead of opting for the classic KFC or McDonald’s, why don’t you give some independent takeaways in your area a chance?

Blackburn is clearly home to some impressive Indian restaurants, as they dominate the top five rankings.

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

Thira Restaurant

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This is the number one rated Indian restaurant in Blackburn and it has a five star rating on Tripadvisor.

Thira specialises in traditional South Indian dishes- Masala Dosa and Nadan Beef are just some dishes dishes on the menu.

222 people have rated it as ‘Excellent’ and it has only had 2 ‘terrible’ ratings.

One person commented: “Excellent and authentic South Indian food! Everything about this place is just perfect.

Another said: “I would say this was probably the best Indian takeaway I have ever had. Everything I ordered was amazing.”

Another remarked that they found the “different” menu exciting and a welcome change to their regular takeaway.



Roomali received 195 ‘Excellent’ ratings on Tripadvisor- and after looking at the menu, it’s clear to see why.

Some of the chef’s speciality dishes include the Roomali Tawa Feast- which consists of tarka daal, Chicken karahi, lamb chops, seekh kebabs and chicken tikka.

One person described it as a “fabulous takeaway” with “fantastic fresh food”.

Another said it was “one of the best Indian restaurants around”.

The added: “All of the dishes we ordered had their own unique quality. My prawn dish was delicious… the leg of lamb in particular went down very well.”


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With more than 100 ‘excellent’ and very good ratings on Tripadvisor, it’s clear to see that this Blackburn takeaway should be on your radar.

One person hailed it as “the best curry house in Blackburn” adding that “it is always [their] first choice for an Indian”.

Another chose Achari as their Saturday night takeaway- they wrote: “absolutely brilliant food- the best Indian I have ever had.”

Khyber Café

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47/60 people have reviewed Khyber Café as ‘Excellent’.

One person had high praise for their veggie pizza and curry.

Another wrote: “Ordered a kebab and a curry- both delivered hot and were very tasty.”

A third commenter recommended the pashwari and wrote: “The best curry house in Blackburn without a doubt.

Khyber’s curry box is a popular deal here and it contains Poppadum with dips, a medley of starters, any curry with rice and chips and a Garlic Nan bread, for £12.

Shad House Tandoori

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This Wensley Road Indian has an average rating of 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

Speciality dishes on the Shad House menu include the Shad Special Biryani, Keema Saaf and Lamb Tikka Dhall.

One Tripadvisor user wrote: “This is our favourite takeaway.

“We have been using the Shad House for many years- the food is consistently good and never disappoints.”

Another recommends Rogan Josh and said the takeaways are “constantly top quality”.

Have you tried any of these top rated takeaways? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments.