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“Good Food, frosty welcome and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seven Spices - CLOSED

Seven Spices
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good Food, frosty welcome and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Good selection for vegetarians, nice food overall. However the front of house with the exception of the young waitress (who was very friendly and pleasant) was frosty and unwelcoming, especially the older gentleman in the suit who pushed past my wife on his way up the spiral staircase and was very grumpy. Sorry but if you want repeat custom you need to work on your customer service!

Visited March 2014
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Thank rascasseuk
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Brilliant curry and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Been here a couple of times and always enjoyed it. The House Sauvignon Blanc was even better than the more expensive ones. The curries are always different to your average curry house. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jule C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Plenty of room (for improvement)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Was a little surprised to get a table with 1 hours notice on a sat night. I should have realised this was an oman! Turned up and it was 30% full and naturally lacked atmosphere. The drab Indian funeral music didn't help. Ordered the usual popadums, mango & yogurt which was nice but onions were slightly pickled and not fresh tasting. My lamb Archari Ghost was very nice (lamb chunks very small) although my wife's Lamb RJ was too salty and oily. The Garlic Nann was actually very good (although not the usual big fluffy type) and the Pilau rice was the best I've had for a while.

My wife raised her dissatisfaction with her meal as a point for the chef (not bad enough to send back) and it was greated by a shrug of the shoulders from the waiter! I do think the two older suited gentlemen should get a lot more involved rather than just preening around their less than half empty restaurant. It rather feels like a restaurant on its last legs. Shame, I think with a few tweaks it could be very good. But at what they charge I expect much better.

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank BobsterUK
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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Can a leopard change it's spots ?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited a few years back and thought it was okay at best, with incredibly slow service.

This visit was far better. Service was attentive, without being overpowering.

Food was more interesting than many Indians. The popadums came with an array of chutneys - a modern trait is to charge for these chutneys which annoys me - these guys don't.

Main courses were nice and no reason for complaint (we had a lamb and a prawn dish).

After this experience will revisit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neal S
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Louth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, good service and reasonably priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a nice little Indian tucked away by the station in Cheadle Hulme. Nice food, good selection on the menu and specials available, staff were excellent and prices were reasonable (around £26 per person for 3 courses including drinks).

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Helen B
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