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“Delicious food, friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zouk Teabar & Grill

Zouk Teabar & Grill
Unit 5 Quadrangle | Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS, England
+44 161 233 1090
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Ranked #605 of 1,764 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $8 - $48
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We went with some ethnic Pakistanis, and even they loved it. Authentic. Great food, well done. Order the chicken zouka.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Indian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place served amazing food and had a great atmosphere. It was quite busy but they managed to squeeze us in. Great service, the food was served quickly and the staff were very attentive. The price wasn't so bad either for the food. Stay away from the drinks though, like most Indian restaurants, the beer is super pricey!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely food but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Good points:
Cannot fault the food; it was excellent, portions were more than adequate and we came away feeling very full and satisfied.
Quite a few Asian people were dining here too - always a good sign of good food, which it was.
Trendy with a nice outdoor seating area and nice decor inside and out.
Staff were helpful friendly and approachable.

So why three stars?

The service was chaotic, and we waited far too long for our starter - well over forty minutes, not good.
There was a service charge automatically added to the bill and not worth it considering the chaos around the meals.
I ordered a bottle of beer, the bar tender seemed confused over the price, told me £3.50 then gave me the bottle, I wanted a glass with ice and he then said £4.50 - I gave him £5 and didn't get any change. I didn't complain because we hadn't eaten at that point..... I will tip for good service, but establishments need to be aware that they can't just take tips without being asked to do so.

I don't think I would go there again as there are many more restaurants in the area to choose from with a far better approach to customer service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“What a night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Booked in for my OH's birthday with 10 others on a Saturday night. Usually I dread eating out with a large group as something always goes wrong, but thanks to the superb service and amazing food we were all left beaming and full!

The bar is beautiful and you can see into the kitchen but as there were so many of us and it was busy we were seated upstairs, which overlooks the ground floor, so we still felt a part of the action! Our waiter was friendly, informative and generally brilliant and rather than all of us ordering off the menu he was very accommodating and organised a unique set meal of curries of a range of heat based on our preferences. The food was plentiful, delicious and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

Thank you for a memorable night!

  • Visited April 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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Doha, Qatar
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A very good first visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We went there with a couple of our friends who live in Manchester. It was their recommendation and it didn't disappoint.

Lovely trendy place, excellent for a good jolly night out. The bar area was civilised and comfortable enough to have a couple of drinks before dinner. Dining area was enormous, with an open plan kitchen. As you walk in from the bar, you are welcome with the fabulous aroma from the kitchen. If you're not hungry, you would be by then :).

Food was great - some unusual indian dishes, and a reasonably ok selection of middle eastern ones. For starters, we had Falafels, some bbq chicken which was very spicy, on its own, but absolutely perfect when combined with the dips provided. The tiger prawn was gi-normous and extremely flavoursome, as was the tandoori haddock.

For main courses, we had Makhani Dahl - gorgeously velvety, an interesting lamb shank (Lamb Sultani) and a Chicken Handi which was alright. The best dish however, was the grilled seabass in herbs and spices. It was succulent, and full of flavours.

Desserts all looked very good so we picked one to share - well it's one of those look good taste awful thing. We won't bother with desserts next time.

Will definitely come back again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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