Now that most takeaways have reopened their doors after closing during lockdown, many of us are looking forward to enjoying our weekly food treat again.

We've also realised that it's important, now more than ever, to support local businesses.

So we've had a look at Tripadvisor and rounded up the top five best-rated independent takeaways in Watford.

1. Derwish

This vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 on Tripadvisor and specialises in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes.

Takeaway options include lamb shish kebab, grilled salmon, vegetarian moussaka and Turkish pizzas.

160-165 St Albans Road, Watford

Call 01923 510304 or search Derwish Turkish Restaurant on Facebook.

2. Indian Sizzler

This popular Indian restaurant also has a 4.5 rating on Tripadvisor, with 803 'Excellent' ratings from customers.

Dishes include traditional Indian meals such as tikka masala, lamb biryani and madras curry, as well as a selection of vegetarian sides and naan breads.

97-99 Longspring, Watford

Call 01923 630111 or visit

3. Spice Lounge

It's clear that British people love an Indian takeaway, and authentic Indian restaurant Spice Lounge is rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor. It was also a regional winner at the English Curry Awards in 2017.

Food includes samosas, tandoori mixed grill, prawn biryani and chicken korma.

36 Market Street, Watford

Call 01923 236500 or visit

4. Opuz Kitchen

Turkish and Mediterranean takeaways are also among the most popular choices for people in Watford, with Opuz Kitchen having a rating of 4.5 on Tripadvisor.

Takeaway options include lamb ribs, vegetable grill and pizzas.

7 King Street, Watford

Call 01923 227978 or visit

5. Rabbani's Indian

Rabbani's is another popular Indian restaurant in Watford, with a rating of 4 out of 5 on Tripadvisor.

Their menu includes both traditional dishes, such as chicken masala and vindaloo, and house specials, such as the lamb chop sizzling bhuna.

167-169 The Parade, High Street, Watford

Call 01923 250800 or visit