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Swadesh Manchester

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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“poppadoms” (109 reviews)
“curry” (82 reviews)
“lamb” (61 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent choice of fish dishes on the menu, one of the best curry's I've ever had. Staff were very friendly and service was excellent. One of few restaurants in the city centre to take Tastecards on Fridays so we got excellent value! Will definitely recommend.

Thank 483lesleym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with some friends we ordered drinks and a round of poppadoms as the waiter bought them over he spilt the whole pickle tray of sauces, mango chuckbey, mint yoghurt sauce and onion pickle down the left hand side of my back....I...More

1  Thank smithmichaela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant ,in my opinion , is great value for money and excellent food within the vicinity of inner city Manchester and within walking distance from nearby hotels . The staff are very friendly and the food delicious . I would thoroughly recommend it

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I travel a lot with work and I’ve had far better Indian meals. I had the setting off now menu which is poppadum pieces (about 2 I think) a chicken samosa and a lamb bhuna with a plain naan bread. With a pint of cordial...More

Thank WalneyWanderer
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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
7 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
13 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
USD 10 - USD 42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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