Founded in 1986 The Great Kathmandu is spoken of all over the globe. In far fetched places like Australia to America It’s the Talk of the town.Proud winners of the coveted The Observer readers best Indian restaurant in the UK award.
Gopal Dangol in the 80’s
Gopal Dangol was already gathering a name for himself as one of the finest chefs in Kathmandu and it wasn’t long before the word spread to England. Soon after, he was pin pointed by a restaurateur in the North West to cook for him in a new and exciting project. Word spread fast and Gopal started a new venture with several colleagues this was to be a milestone for Asian dining in the north west. Nepalese food had finally arrived in Manchester in the form of The Kathmandu.
The Great Kathmandu in ’86
With the Kathmandu gaining almost Cult status things took a turn for the worst and slowly the partners drifted apart. After the Kathmandu ceased business in ’86 Gopal began work on a new project, an altogether ‘Greater’ project, The Great Kathmandu Tandoori Restaurant.
Some say that it was fate that Gopal came to England but I know it was sheer determination and hard work. Even today those same recipes are used today in all our curries, that recipe is Nepalese courage and adaptability.