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“OK not all it is cracked up to be”
Review of Zumar - CLOSED

Zumar
Cuisines: Indian, Sri Lankan
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“OK not all it is cracked up to be”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Food is nice enough, not amazing but the service isn't great and given the modern decor would have expected it to be better.

Visited June 2013
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Thank MissB78
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A bit more than the typical.....”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Visited twice in 4 days while attending Old Trafford for The Ashes cricket. Excellent on both occasions with my lamb dish on the second visit being outstanding. Can imagine the service being a little slow at busy times but we were in no hurry. Prices are fine given the high quality food the portions of which more than satisfied some big appetites.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank FIRSTCRICKETTOUR
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Indian with a difference!”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stopped here on our way back from a conference. The food was delicious and different. I had lamb tandori tikka masala. The lamb pieces were huge and the meat fell apart. The staff were friendly & left us alone once we had been served.
Good unexpected experience

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Julia S
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North West
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't bother, Its awful !!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Firstly the waiting staff were completely incompetent and utterly useless.
We ordered a bottle of red wine which they didn’t have. They substituted it for a bottle which wasn’t on the wine list. When the ‘waiter’ came to the table with replacement wine he spilt it on my wife and then proceeded to skip the tasting and pour into a dirty glass. When we objected to the glass he duly replaced it with a clean one but then continued to pour from the bottle having thrown the full glass away!!! They eventually replaced the bottle.
I ordered a chicken Rogan Josh which arrived and looked really good. Looks are deceiving!! It was unbelievably tasteless! How something that colour can taste so non-descript can only lead me to believe that it is all colouring. The other four dishes weren’t that good either and the Naan bread felt like it was three days old !
When I complained to the manager he did nothing other than deliver the bill.
Don’t waste your money. The ‘Forts of Bengal’ next door is much better as is ‘ The Sajan’ take away across the road.

Should have realised when the website hosting bill hadn't been paid !!!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank NorthWestMushroom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had an excellent Indian meal on bank holiday weekend. Food little different to normal Indian with original menu - duck and fish dishes along with usual. Food was fresh and tasty and service was very good even though restaurant was busy. Great choice of any sauce with biriani and huge portions.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank linda186460
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