For a stranger arriving in Bradford for the first time one needs a simple place to park. In the city centre close by the National Media Museum, the attraction which first brought Hector to this city, lies a car park. The car park is on Wilton Street, Kashmir lies at the far end of this short block. There is a much posher Curry House adjacent to the car park, however, there is something very seductive about the location of Kashmir.
Kashmir is Bradford’s second longest surviving Curry House.
For years, Hector kept finding himself in Bradford during Ramadan, and in the daytime. Many outlets are closed at this time. Kashmir is most certainly found open. The downstairs Cafe always has customers. Upstairs, open in the evenings, is a cavernous place on split levels. I have never seen it full.
The classic Bradford Dry Lamb Curry was the attraction once upon a time. The Keema range is impressive, and being open early, Fish Karahi has become a Ritual Brunch. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The prices are low. And never, as I did on one visit, order Naan Bread and Rice along with the Curry: up to four Chapattis may come along with the meal. As I have come to learn, forget the Rice.
I have been here earlier, but of late they have declared an 11.00 opening time.