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83 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 4RJ, England
+44 161 928 1504
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (41 reviews)
“poppadoms” (20 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 4RJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best curry in Altrincham! Went with friends, had a great time. Lovely friendly waiters. Orange is my favourite colour!! 🤣

1  Thank amanda b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for dinner in December. To be honest, even though we reside nearby, the restaurant from outside looked more of a cheap takeaway. Still with all the reviews decided to try out and it was really good. Food was decent but the...More

Thank Srivsiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the reviews I decided to go here with high expectations. The food was "ok" nothing to say it was extra special and the drinks were expensive. I won't be rushing back.

Thank millieashton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very good, but its the service that makes Essence great. All the waiters are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Other curry houses open and close, but Essence remains the top dog.

Thank Kristian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not been in for a while and I’m glad I went. The food is still top notch the staff cannot do enough great atmosphere I would highly recommend when ordering any tandoori dishes to order the Indian salad it takes the dish to another level...More

Thank Shuff17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family group of ten, children included, so an early evening weekend booking was ideal. We arrived soon after it opened for the evening and the restaurant very soon filled up but the staff remained attentive, helpful and patient. The menu is extensive...More

Thank Ratherbebiking
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Had to re-review this place, I think I didn’t rate it high enough, it deserved a better rating than other places I had reviewed and rated the same. Haven’t been able to fault it when I’ve been, the waiters are very attentive, they tend to...More

Thank cirogenny2014
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoy going to Essence for take out and eating in! Popadoms are fresh and clearly made to order. Staff are super accommodating.

Thank LizziCaf
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Second visit to Essence, and this time it was for the Sunday special course which I've heard so much about.I wasn't disappointed. For starters, I had the retro starter of a Prawn cocktail, mouth watering. I chose the 'Chefs Speciality' which had Chicken, Lamb, Beef...More

Thank Markalty
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We always eat here when visiting the area, in fact during the 3 days we were there we visited Essence twice! The vegetarian Thali made extra hot was divine. The Fish and prawn korai are tasty and not too filling. We even take a plastic...More

Thank Nanoushka
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Gary C | Reviewed this property |
only round the back on streets
3 June 2017|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Phone them up and ask.
Holly M
10 March 2017|
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Response from altrinchamhq | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi - yes they have hi chairs in Essence - Alex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 4RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Altrincham
  • Phone Number: +44 161 928 1504
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