Tharavadu is an authentic restaurant which offers the flavours of Kerala.
Kerala cuisine has a multitude of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes prepared using fish, poultry and red meat. A large selection of south Indian dishes such as whole crab cooked in coconut sauce, fluffy fried lentil doughnuts and toffee-filled steamed rice cake.
The layout of Tharavadu is very open, which has the benefit of creating a bustling, friendly atmosphere. The wooden bar has a sloped roof which gives it a beach shack feel.
As the first authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds, Tharavadu has become a favourite. They have been entered into a number of awards, as well as being in the top 10 restaurants in Leeds with in the first week of opening on Tripadvisor. They have also been awarded:
- Best Indian Restaurant – by Oliver Awards 2015, 2016 & 2017.
- Recommended in the Michelin Restaurant Guide 2015 & 2016.
- One of the Top 10 curry houses in UK by Tripadvisor.
- Top 10 Indian Restaurant in UK by The Sun – Newspaper.
- Recommended in The Harden’s Restaurant Guide 2015 & 2016.
- Best Indian Restaurant in North of England by Good Food UK 2015 & 2016.
- Recommended in The Sunday Times Restaurant Feature.
- Best of the Best – Restaurant of the North Winner – Feast Magazine.
- Recommended by The Times.
- Top 10 Curry House in UK by Homemade Magazine by Sainsburys
Where is Kerala?
Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. Its long coastline, numerous rivers and backwater networks, and strong fishing industry have contributed to many sea and river food based dishes. Since the 3rd millennium Kerala was engaging in trade between from Greece, Rome, the eastern Mediterranean, Arab countries, and Europe. These cultural influences has meant that Kerala cuisine has been uniquely influenced. It is a blend of indigenous dishes and foreign dishes adapted to Kerala tastes.