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Contemporary Indian Dining


Modern design, traditional Indian tastes.

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Contemporary Indian Dining


Modern design, traditional Indian tastes.

A true dining destination

Shere Khan first opened its doors in 1987 and was the first fully licensed Indian restaurant
on the now famed “Curry Mile” in Rusholme.

Shere Khan helped create a new generation of Indian eateries by combining modern design with traditional Indian tastes. 

In the past 25 years Shere Khan’s brand has grown and we have sites in the Trafford Centre and Meadowhall, as well as our flagship restaurant.

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The Restaurant


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The Restaurant


Established in 1987, Shere Khan was the first restaurant of its kind on Wilmslow Road in Rusholme. 

25 years on, we are regarded as a pioneer of Manchester’s curry scene. Following a full refurbishment back in 2007, we updated our menu to a more traditional format. We incorporated dishes such as Lamb Hyderabadi Biryani and Lamb Nehari, alongside classic dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Rogan Josh.

The updated layout of the restaurant enables us to cater well for group bookings - we can comfortably hold a party of up to a 100 on any given night.

We use only the best cuts of Halal meat, fresh local vegetables and selected herbs and spices to ensure our food consistently impresses. Our breads are cooked fresh on site and the open kitchen enables our customers to see our busy working environment.

Shere Khan prides itself on its customer service and the quality of its food. We will always endeavour to meet, and indeed exceed, your expectations. 

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The Founders


Their vision endures, twenty-five years on.

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The Founders


Their vision endures, twenty-five years on.

Rafique Awan – Co Founder of Shere Khan Indian restaurant in Manchester, Rafique had a vision to establish the best Indian restaurant in Manchester. 

Over the past 25 years the Rusholme ‘flagship’ restaurant has provided a benchmark and proving ground for the numerous franchise operations and branded retail & catering projects and set to continue the trend for years to come as the group continues to grow.

 

Nighat Awan, OBE  – Co founder and the ‘creative inspiration’ behind the brand has energetically moved the Shere Khan brand from contemporary restaurant to international brand, this in parallel with her charity projects has earned her an Honorary Doctorate.

Nighat sits on a number of high-profile business committees and panels and she continues to give back to the community in every way she can.