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98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
+44 161 236 1313
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went there with clients for dinner. The starters were great but mains were not great. We had one really lovely server but the other one was pretty rude. The cocktails were really good. Very strong too so be careful.

Thank Bernadette K
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wide selection of dishes. All were superb. Great service. menus gave a wide selection of dishes to suit everyone in our party.

Thank Fiona H
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here this week, looking for a new alternative after East z East on Princess st closed. I arrived at about 7pm and found it quite busy, they got me a seat quickly - I asked for a recommendation, they said Karahi Lamb with garlic nan- it was excellent. The popadoms were good, with chutneys that seemed boring- but... More 

Thank Anthony S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant had been recommended by colleagues visiting Manchester and so was suggested fro a recent work meal out. The restaurant is well located and has a nice atmosphere and a good menu, with plenty of choice. We were on a budget due to expenses so we all had poppadoms and then a main course, as well as a drink.... More 

Thank Fiona O
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have read reviews from both trip advisor and yelp after my friend suggested the place and decided to give this place a go. Ordered random curry in the menu as I wanted to try new Indian dishes, the curry was sweet and not what I expected. The service was a little below average, nothing special nor impressive. Some staffs... More 

Thank Ploy K
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and outstanding friendly service. We enjoyed our stay very much! Next year we'll be definitely back;-)

Thank Randolf R
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was out in the Media City/Quays area of Manchester, as my wife had run the Marathon earlier in the day. I used TripAdvisor to look for nearby Indian Restaurants that had good reviews and this was only around 20 minutes away in total (by tram and a short walk). We were also surprised, but pleased to see, that... More 

Thank Graham M
Torrance, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early evening to Manchester and Swadesh was relatively close to hotel and was recommended to us. Glad we went. Both food and service were good and appreciated the fact that the owner / manager took the time to stop by our table and visit with us. Haven't seen Cobra Beer in the States and gave it a try, pretty... More 

Thank JMCP23
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only popped in as it was so close to our hotel but thank goodness we did. What a great find. The staff are all amazing, the cocktails yummie and the quality of food was delicious. I went for the king prawn tikka masala and wasn't disappointed, it was packed with prawns. My hubby went for the jalfrezi and loved... More 

1 Thank Carolibe
Deepak M, Manager at Swadesh, responded to this review

Dear Carolibe, Thank you for your insightful feedback .We appreciate you for taking time to relate back to us about your valuable review at Swadesh. Glad you had an excellent time with us. I have shared with our team. Thank you once again and we highly value your custom and look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Deepak Manjath More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a wet evening when we arrived in Manchester and hungry as we were, just entered into Swadesh without so much of knowing if it was expensive or good food.. we were very pleasantly treated to a very good HALAL lip smacking meal.. portions were sufficient (or maybe cos we were both hungry!).. service staff was very attentive and... More 

1 Thank Siti Jamilah E
Deepak M, Manager at Swadesh, responded to this review

Dear Siti , It was a immense pleasure to read your review. We were happy to know that your liked our food and service good to find you liked our portion sizes too. Thank you once again for your comments and look forward for your next visit. Best Regards, Deepak Manjat. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?