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Amba

106 Ashley Road | Hale, Altrincham WA14 2UN, England
0161 928 2343
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Ranked #18 of 117 Restaurants in Altrincham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
manchester
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180 reviews 180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've been to Amba a few times now and have to say it's always been consistent. Wasn't hungry enough to manage two courses and opted for their steak burger. Very nice indeed and up there with some of the best burgers I've ever had. Great service and lots of nice iced water if needed.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
586 helpful votes 586 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's interesting that recent review ratings have varied from 1 to 5, and a shame if the odd rogue staff member has let the side down. I can only report that it's definitely worth taking the risk - we had a really good experience there last night. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Jugs of iced water no problem.... More

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a family, we recently had a 'significant' birthday celebration meal here, and we were all very pleased. Interesting menu with food fairly priced, good wine list, even better cocktails list, and excellent well trained staff as well. Pace of the service was spot on, and the atmosphere was lively, albeit a bit too noisy when we first arrived, but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

So disappointed to cross this venue of my list of regularly frequented restaurants. Staff rude & offhand & manager suggested I handle his staffing issue for him. Good food not worth that level of unpleasantness so left before eating!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I have visited Ambassador twice this year and I was not disappointed. The first time I visited it with friends and the second with my partner. The second time we have not made a reservation. However, they told us that a table would be available in an hour and it was. Food is very nice and I'm quite picky eater... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Having lived in Hale for a couple of years I have always been meaning to try Amba! How regrettable. The staff were miserable and disinterested, the steak was not cooked to request - I have eaten the same requested Medium/Rare in France and this was much rarer! I was charged £2 extra for an additional minuscule portion of peppercorn sauce... More

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is local to us and we must have been at least a half dozen times. The food has never, ever been a let down but also rarely blows your mind either. Let's get the small negatives out of the way: veal burger overcooked and the mozzarella stuffing had leaked out or been forgotten, falafels were dull (to be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Roast beef and all the trimmings. Very, very good. A shame that the pricing feels a bit slippery. Advertised as £14.95 for 2 courses it's only when we got the bill that we discovered a £4 surcharge for the beef. There was no other choice for a roast dinner so why not just price it as £18.95 for a roast?

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I first started eating at Amba back in September 2013. My wife can be very picky and had to take some persuading to try something off the menu. From that first visit I would say we have been back around ten times and never once had a bad meal nor bad service. The staff are amazing and... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Service and ambiance perfect as always but the food was symptomatic of either a poor chef or cheaper ingredients. Steak was chewy and every item was more reminiscent of Fawlty Towers than a perfect meal as every time before. Such a shame as the place is perfect but smacks of cost cutting or problems in the kitchen. Will not be... More

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