266 Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 5ET
The long-established Gulshan Restaurant has been feeding Southend-on-Sea for many years now. Producing Indian food of the highest calibre, this curry house is a hidden gem amongst the south-east curry houses of England.
The menu at Gulshan Restaurant is nicely put together and packed full of traditional Indian plates. All dishes are freshly made and skilfully spiced making for some of the most authentic dishes around. House specialities include the extremely popular chicken tikka massala, a beautiful and spicy curry that utilises their tandoori oven. This sits next to many other curry sauces: bhuna, korma, vindaloo and more. Each sauce is created anew with its own individual flavourings and spices - all of them are worth a try accompanied by dhals, naans, breads and rice.
The décor is simple and restrained at Gulshan Restaurant letting the food speak for itself. A few Indian objects like raj candles embellish the uncomplicated layout of the bar. These serve to add character to the place and really suit the overall vibe. Service is efficient and never intrusive, leaving diners to enjoy their meal in whatever fashion they like. Sitting on the busy Sutton road it is a great spot for a meal during a day out and only a ten minute walk from the sea.
What every diner will get at Gulshan Restaurant is a consistently great curry with no frills. As soon as the first mouthful is eaten the flavours will transport the diner to Asia and the local sea will seem like the Indian ocean.