Food & Drink

Massive Indian street food festival brings the markets of Mumbai and Delhi to Cheshire this summer

There'll also be a giant sandpit, fairground rides AND a donkey sanctuary for the little ones.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 8th June 2021

Indian Summers will bring Mumbai and Deli’s street food markets to Cheshire this summer, recreating its very own version at the stately Arley Hall.

Khanawala Street will boast seven totally different food stalls selling everything from kebabs, wraps and Bhangra Burgers to authentic Indian curries and snacks.

Expect wafting scents from charcoal-grilled vegetables and meats to fill your nostrils as you take in the bright colours and aromas of this wonderful part of the world.

There’ll also be a cocktail van, gin bar and Cobra stand selling refreshing Indian beer on hand for adults to enjoy.

Less spicy fare, such as stone-baked pizzas, burgers, chocolate churros and doughnuts, can be found at the artisan food stalls in the market.

A massive Indian street food festival will bring the markets of Mumbai and Delhi to Cheshire this summer

Running on July 3-4, the Indian food festival will take over the site once famously used as the backdrop for the award-winning TV show Peaky Blinders, transforming it into a South Asian street food haven.

There’ll also be a giant sandpit, fairground rides and a donkey sanctuary where you can pet the animals – so if you’re planning on taking the kids, there’s no need to worry about keeping them entertained.


In fact, the festival’s even created its own ‘Kidchella’ – a world-first zone entirely dedicated to children.This is where you’ll find the aforementioned sandpit and donkey sanctuary, both perfect for children of toddler and preschool age.

Then, there’s the fair ground, which will have rides suitable for all ages, plus classes teaching dancing and circus skills for slightly older kids.

Elsewhere, tamasha – or live entertainment – will include performances from an Indian Drummer band and the sensational Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners.


There’ll also be a Bollywood dance party, an Indian-inspired performance by the local Stagecoach Performing Arts School, and free yoga class taking place as part of the programme.

Tickets are on sale for the festival now, priced at £10 for adults or £5 for children. Discounts are available for families and early birds.

You can grab yours here.