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“Not good food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Swadesh

Swadesh
98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
1612361313
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Ranked #233 of 1,766 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
2 reviews
“Not good food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I and my friend visited (19/03/2013)was disappointed with the quality of food. staff were lovely and there's not much they can do when the chicken tikka masala in the dish is so tough and unchewable that whole dinner was not edibility. I never see befor like this food in the Swadesh Resturent.

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Warwickshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Faultless food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

On a business trip to Manchester I had a craving for Indian food. I was recommended to try Swadesh.

This is a lovely restaurant, with excellent food, great presentation and attentive but not over-zealous service. The food is partly the usual suspects with some individual specialities. There isn't much more to say really - this is exactly the kind of exotic food that suits me, and I'd recommend it to anyone with a taste for Indian cuisine.

  • Visited March 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian in Manchester”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This was our fourth visit, and it's a fair trip from Preston, but it's worth it. The ambiance, quality of fittings, the service and most importantly the food are all first class. We were made to actually feel welcome rather than a bit of an intrusion, as is the case at some other restaurants.
The food is not cheap but not overly excessive for a major city centre. We never feel rushed and even had a long chat with one of the waiters which, for a Friday evening, was quite welcoming for a change.
All in all, thoroughly recommended even though a bit pricey.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely buffet curry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Been here a number of times at dinner time and have never been disappointed.

Work nearby and make the trip every couple of months.

The place looks immaculate and you can see where thd food is prepped, looks clean anc tidy. Staff are polite and helpful.

Food is excellent best curry house I have eaten in. Various selection on the buffet lunch Chicken, lamb, beef as well as a couple of Veg currys. The starter portions are not over produced so fresh items are brought regularly.

The only complaint I have heard that some of the curry's were not spicy enough.

Taken clients to this place and they love it. When they come back they request to visit again.

If you are in Manchester for lunch and like your Indian food then give it a try!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bainbridge, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and very pleasant staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Looks really good from outside and doesn't disappoint. Lovely atmosphere with attentive staff.
Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Would definately go again.

  • Visited March 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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