Yes, the Indian in Talke, called Massooms Masalla is fantastic, we travel from stockport to go there, way above average, in a really nice setting, not your typical indian. Also 'Red' in Newcastle under lyme is good, they have another sister restaurant called Noah's ark but that's more of a lunchtime place. Azzuri's in Newcastle also does nice Italian food.
Brunswicks in Newcastle are amazing and very cheap - they do a 3 course meal for £15/person.
The Art of Siam has to be the best Thai Resturant in Stoke. I went there twice in 1 week because it was that good
I've heard rave reviews about the Mango Tree (at the top of Limkil Bank- can't spell sorry) I've not been there myself but some friend have and they loved it and whenever I drive past it is always busy.