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“Basmati is not a passmati” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basmati

Basmati
57 Wigan Lane, Wigan, England
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Ranked #12 of 201 restaurants in Wigan
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: WN1 2LF
Ryde
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Basmati is not a passmati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Christmas Eve restaurant full but food was very good. Nan breads light fluffy not hard or soggy, like so many places. Chicken tikka madras flavourful subtle spices, mixed kebab starter wonderful meat lean and tasty. Staff attentive and un obtrusive. Highly recommended great place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 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, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Great food and great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We ate here on a busy Saturday night just before Xmas. The menu is wide and varied and the quality of the food excellent. The waiters are attentive but not in your face. Polly had a chicken chat puri as a starter and then lamb bhuna for mains. I went for onion bhaji's followed by chicken tikka madras. Really good quality food and at great prices.

Definitely give it a go. If you enjoy Indian food you'll love the place!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

I visit the BASMATI quite regularly. Food is consistently good ( especially the sag wala ) and excellent value. Service is friendly and they cope well when busy. Decor comfortable, but if it is cold weather better to put a warm coat on.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Excellent food in a bright contemporary style restaurant. The menu is vast and the prices are very reasonable. The staff are cheerful and welcoming and the service is normally of a high standard. The restaurant is very popular for local parties and as such can get a bit crowded at weekends and occasionally the normal speedy service falls a little behind. Otherwise highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian restaurant. Consistent great food and welcome - what more do you need ?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Best I've had in the UK and I've had more than my share . The food and service are always of a high standard and given the price this is excellent value for money

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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