Perhaps not the most northern because there are several curry restaurants in Lerwick and I didn’t check if I was at the northern end of town but either way the Gurkha Kitchen proves that even in the Shetland Islands you can still eat a very acceptable curry.

With very welcoming staff for what is essentially a Nepalese style curry house, they easily managed our table of 12 hungry (and thirsty) divers on a club scuba diving trip to the islands in July. The decor is very much from the old school of Indian restaurant design with a slightly odd mix of pictures and posters mainly linked to the history of the Gurkhas and the landscape of Nepal. But that kind of works in the setting of Lerwick.

I tried the lamb Chhoila starter which is a semi-spicy dish that was just right as a starter. I followed this up with a Votey chicken dish which was highly spiced, so had a very strong deep flavour but was not as hot as the “medium hot” rating would have suggested from their menu. I would have liked mine with a bit more kick.

Their plain naan bread was exceptional and overall, pretty much a thumbs up all round. If you happen to be in Lerwick give it a go. I would point you at their website but I don’t think they have one, but if you Google their name and Lerwick you can find their menu online and their Facebook page.

Where have you been all my life?
Small town curry houses