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“Add some spice please!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alessi Indian Restaurant

Alessi Indian Restaurant
50-54 Church Street | Audley, Stoke-on-Trent st7 8da, England
01782 720845
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Ranked #51 of 389 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Biddulph
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Add some spice please!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner visited for a meal on a friday night. Was very busy and a good atmosphere. Service was good and food was presented very well. Starters were great and well cooked but not as impressed with our mains. My partner ordered a chicken madras( hot) which was tasty but more like a casserole than a curry. I ordered a jalfriezi which is advertised as HOT on the menu. It was only hot if you chewed one of the many green chillis in the sauce. It was tasty but the spice should come from the blended sauce and not raw ingredients. May return and perhaps try something extremely spicy but appears to be a place to attract the part time curry eaters and not the purists. Was very busy though but I expect the service brings people back; unfortunately I had to turn down the complimentary brandy as I was driving..

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke on trent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous place. A must try for all.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited for the first time this week and are already planning our return visit.
The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The food was amazing and lots of it and to end the night on a special touch all the ladies were given a rose as they left.

Visited December 2013
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Staffordshire
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Good food let down by service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I went as a party of 4 last night to Alessi and although the food was very good the service let it down. Waiters on a number of occasions removed plates before we had all finished eating. In addition when it came to paying the bill we paid cash and the change was not returned to the table and put straight into the tips box. This was a mistake on their part as we would normally leave 10% of the bill but they chose to keep just over £1 without reference to our party missing out on potentially £8 - £10. It may not seem much but if you give too much cash to pay for your shopping you do get change, it is down to the customer whether they give a tip or not. Loved the food but not the service.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Can't stop going!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If this restaurant was in a major city it would be great, let alone a small village! The staff are fantastic, attentive, smart and courteous. The food is special and the atmosphere is also relaxed and welcoming. It really is a must for any food lover, especially those who like Indian / Bangladesh foods! They also have a fabulous selection of wines and a bonus is that their whole menu is available to take away at a discounted price. In the summer the court yard is secluded and lovely.P.S. Try the monk fish starter!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Evening Meal for Two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very smart venue, happy staff, wonderful food & wine. (Even produced a meal which was not on the menu).

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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