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“better than expected” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Desi Lounge Restaurant

Desi Lounge Restaurant
236 Oldham Road, Failsworth M35 0HB, England
01616830723
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Failsworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $31
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We landed back from hols Saturday evening, then almost straight away we went out for something to eat.

The desi lounge is very near to us so we headed there, it was just after 10pm, so it was almost empty, they prepared us a table & our drinks order was waiting at the table when we sat down.

We all had the Papadum & chutney starters which were fine, weirdly my wife & son both had the desi murgh & myself & my daughter both had the chicken tikka massala (boring i know) but the food was superb , chappatti & naan were lovely, freshly cooked.no complaints
Desi lounge itself is nothing fancy or over the top, but the food is lovely & we will go again for certain, its main competition is the indish broadway about 5mins away, to be honest i think it has a good chance...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 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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“excellent family run business...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We visited the Desi Lounge on Saturday for the first time in nearly 12 months. We were greeted by the owners and other members of staff who obviously recognised us from previous visits and made us feel very welcome. The menu hadn't changed from our previous visits and the usual house specialities which you don't find at other indian restaurants were all there. The flavour's and aromas that accompany the food make this place a great place for a meal - you can still opt for the more traditional curry's but we'd advise to try one of the house specials - you won't be disappointed....

  • Visited April 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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“Excellent food and service....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

A very extensive menu so you will always be spoilt for choice.

The lamp chops as a starter are recommended, DELICIOUS! The service is great from start to finish. I had a large portion of my main course leftover and asked if I could take it home for later (they do takeaway also). They cooked me a whole new fresh portion!

Price is excellent, great atmosphere, so will definately be back!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Service beyond expections”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We have been to the Desi Lounge on several occasions over the years but not on a regular basis.
This is a family run restaurant.
When ever we had been before the welcome has been warm and a good standard of food and service.
The restauant has never been over busy. When we decided to take friends out for a meal after a meeting and the numbers rose from 5 to 10 we were confident to have no worries about numbers.
You've guessed it we arrived to find a restaurant full of very happy large parties.
Oh, no we had a disaster on our hands.
But we forgot we were in the hands of the Desi Lounge staff and owner.
Invited to sit in another part of the bar the furniture was re arranged and within 10mins the area was transformed in to a dining area for 10.
Everything was done with out any bother and a little banter as well.
The food and service was excelent, as usual, and the bill was not eye watering.
Highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“ANOTHER GROUPON DEAL Desi Lounge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Made very welcome, manger went out of his way to prepare something that we requested which was not on the menu, it was lovely(should put on menu). Definitely would go back, I would advise anybody going for a curry please try you won't be disappointed.

Pauline

Visited November 2011
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