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“Wonderful Asian Cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Lahore

Cafe Lahore
Ranked #31 of 277 Restaurants in Oldham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful Asian Cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

From entering the restaurant and getting a warm welcome from Wasim, the owner; to getting the very reasonable final bill, the whole evening was a pleasure. The food is authentic - not British/Asian - and no tomato soup flavouring in sight! Everything we had to eat was full of subtle flavour and light on ghee and grease: a feast for the taste-buds. This is one of the best Asian restaurants I have eaten in in England, and we always make a point of eating here if we're in Oldham. Try to find one of the car parks behind the restaurant to use whilst the current work on the tramlines is ongoing: the meal you have will far outweigh the slight inconvenience you might experience. Not to be missed if nearby.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oldham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Decent value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Went as part of a large party for a Christmas gathering. At under £15 for five courses, and large portion sizes you'll always leave there feeling full. The food as ever was enjoyable, the lamb ginger for my main got the flavours spot on and some ice cream at the end rounded it off nicely to cool us down. The starter suffered from poor presentation, coming on a plate at least twice the size it required and no garnishes (a touch of lemon would've done nicely).

Despite not many other people being there the service was slow on this occasion. Our orders weren't taken until after the poppadoms had arrived, leading to a long wait before the starter. The waitress taking the order for some reason decided to take our side dish choice for the main separately and by asking people to put their hands up rather than the logical way of people just saying what they wanted in one go, which led to confusion and further delays.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank discobadgers
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Amazing value buffet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a fab lunch here.The food was all freshly prepared ,very well seasoned and tasty.
A selection of delicious starters,good choice of mains and a sweet rice pudding to follow for £5.00 at luch time .Very impressed by the quality,freshness and the friendly owner and staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mc m
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not Very Good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

This resistant isn't as bad as some places I have ate in, but it does rank low.

The service want great we were waiting a while for someone to seat us, but he did take our order quickly.

The food came on reasonable time but that's where it all went wrong. The biriyani I ordered was completely bland, and the chicken taste like it was boiled in water. The curry sauce was very mild even though I ordered a madras.

Not worth a second visit.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BaltiWarrior
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best place to eat for an excellent curry.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have been here many times to eat. The food is excellent, there is plenty of it and the prices are great. For about £15 you can have a starter and curry. You bring your own alcohol as they do not have a license. The staff are good and the owner Waz does all he can to ensure you have a good time whilst you are there. The food is cooked fresh to order there are no pre frozen items that you get at other curry houses. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alexander B
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