Gulshan, Indian, Southend
Their midweek menu makes this place a total bargain. At around £13 per person, you get a starter, main, rice or naan AND a side! I can never finish it all and they always offer to box it up for me to take home. The owner is great, super friendly and can never do enough for us. They always tailor our dishes to us depending on how hot or mild we want them. The chicken chilli masala or the chicken tikka pathia are definitely to be tried if you like a bit of spice.
Rayleigh Spicy – Rayleigh
Quite a small hidden away restaurant, I didn’t know what to expect when I went here for the first time, so I was pleasantly surprised when not only did they cater for my current vegan diet, but the food was amazing! The vegetable jalfrezi that I had was specially made to my spice requirements (hot), was really tasty AND I struggled to finish it all. The staff were so friendly and my friend and I had a great evening there. I will definitely be going back, so glad I found this gem