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Swadesh Manchester

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
+44 161 236 1313
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (61 reviews)
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1:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Though the food was ok the whole staff (except for the friendly girl) was really unfriendly and if they would not have charged 10 percent service charge we wouldn't have given any tip. Would not go there again, there are lots of better and friendlier...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit here when up in the great city for yet another concert - this time Jamie Lawson at The Manchester Cathedral rather than John Legend at the Manchester Arena. We were staying in the nearby Townhouse Hotel, literally a stone's throw away, were running...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here for lunch a few times as it is close for a work lunch, food and selection is good. Only reason i have not given it 5 stars is i have had better curries, otherwise service is great and food is good for...More

Thank ElMaliki91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food but oh my god the service was terrible! We ordered a set menu but left before dessert and coffees as we couldn't wait any longer. Unfortunate as the food was quite good

Thank Rory O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good experience spoiled by the presentation of the bill - £7 for two halfs and a pint of soda water!?! Almost as expensive as a Cobra. Menu was decent although choice of starters not too wide. Good food and service, up to the end point...More

Thank L34WhiteRose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the first visit where food was exceptional, this now my 3rd visit and the last 2 have steadily declined in taste, quality and service. Maybe chef has changed. Hardly got noticed and had to keep trying to get their attention. Its not bad but...More

Thank MDTBedford
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were kindly shoehorned in despite the whole restaurant being booked for a large group. We knew we had an hour and we just about made it, would happily of stayed for drinks after but we knew time was limited. Glad we made the rush...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Swadesh whilst on a city break in Manchester. The restaurant itself is very nice and staff were friendly. I had a chicken dopiaza which was good but hotter than you'd normally expect it to be! My partner had a chicken madras and...More

Thank rachel c
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

After a busy day working we did have the energy to walk to our usual Indian, so thought we would give Swadesh a try. Given it was Sunday it was quiet, not just this restaurant, so not much atmosphere, but fine for us. Very impressed...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had a Christmas meal here for a small party of 10, the manager was very friendly and attended to a special dietary need that one of us had and changed the ingredients to suite. The starter were great and the main meal was good...More

Thank Simon B
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Paul S
3 December 2017|
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Response from Stephen R | Reviewed this property |
We had a meal off the menu in the evening....gorgeous
6 July 2017|
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Response from MDTBedford | Reviewed this property |
they also do excellent mango lassi by the glass or jug. jug is good quantity and good for sharing!
Annette W
12 October 2016|
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Response from Mohamed S | Property representative |
A little late, I'm just getting used to social media! We do have a restaurant very close to the airport. Please search for Sangam Heald Green.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 1313
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