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“Just Average” 3 of 5 stars
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Zest
East lancs | Astly leigh, Manchester, England
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Ranked #838 of 1,766 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Just Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Visited early on a Saturday evening and it wasn't too busy. There seems to be a huge amount of staff but each seems to have their own defined role as asking for another drink involved another member of staff attending to you! Food was okay but portion sizes were small and the price of the meal was, I considered, too high.

May go back using the Early Evening Meal Deal (Monday to Friday before 6pm where main meal, pilau rice and plain naan bread are £8) but probably won't bother at the normal price

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
sale,manchester,uk
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“unimpressive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I came here on my own for supper on thursday evening.I only had starters that took just under 30 minutes to arrive.They were so average;this is the sort of food any average Indian takeaway would provide.I was provided salad where the vegetables were not properly chopped with no salad dressing.no love and attention to the food.Wont go back.Shame.Additionally no air conditioning on a hot day.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Curry curry curry, its got to be good, and it was great.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Superb food, a little delayed by the amount of people in there but once it came it was awsome.

My son is an officiado on curries , meaning hes fussy and he thought it was good so.... result

  • Visited June 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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astley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Watch for service charges taken out for my birthday so couldn't complain to manager will not returning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I was taken out for my birthday so could not complain to manager not nice to rip people off for two people who had 2 papadums that is 1 each and dips a curry each and 1 peschwari nan and 1portion of pilau rice between us both and a pint of cobra it cost over 33 pounds that was with over 6 pounds service charge added food was nice on the positive side. But will not be going again sticking to far Pavillion 2 in atherton nextto the train station and astley tandoori take away and I will not be recommending zest as I would hate to think of the people being overcharged not nice shame on you zest

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Everyone had been telling us how good Zest was so we decided to give it a try and weren't disappointed. It's set in an ex Little Chef on the side of the East Lancs Rd. The food is fresh and tasty, maybe a little on the timid side spice wise - when you order a madras you expect it to have a kick!

Visited April 2013
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