National Curry Week is officially upon us and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with a plate of the good stuff itself.

With curry being the most popular meal in the UK, we've pulled together a list of the best Indian restaurants in and around Braintree, as recommended by TripAdvisor 

1. Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant in Cressing Road, Braintree

The restaurant boasts of its style and presentation of traditional Indian cuisine and special attention to detail.


2. Maharaja in Fairfield Road, Braintree

Advertises an online offer of 20% off all main dishes when you order £25 and over and offers a house special of Royal Chilli Masala Chicken.


3. Spicy Swan in Coggeshall Road, Bradwell

The restaurant boasts of the finest Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine and offers a 'four course feast' for £11.95 on Sundays. 


4. Voujon Indian Restaurant in The Street, Braintree

Boasts of a luxurious and exquisite traditional Indian cuisine cooked by a British curry award winning chef. 


5. The Ruby in High Street, Braintree

The newly renovated restaurant offers daring customers the chance to get their face on 'The Phall of Fame' for completing the Phall Challenge. 


6. Merchant Spice in Fairfield Road, Braintree

The restaurant says its aim is to serve the very highest quality of Indian food made with the freshest and best ingredients and the finest blends of herbs and spices.


7. Balti Nights in Manor Street, Braintree

Boasts of 30 year history serving authentic Indian cuisine, which it says can only be compared to 'Ambrosia' - the food of the gods.


8. Raj Garden in Witham Road South, Witham

One review says "The food is consistently fantastic; fresh and flavoursome", while another says 'it's the best Indian restaurant around".


9. Spice Zone in Head Street, Halstead

The family run business was established in 1999 and regularly runs popular Facebook competitions. 


10. Razza of Felsted in Temple Building, Felsted

A total of 38% of people think this Indian restaurant is excellent, while another 38% say it is good.