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98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
+44 161 236 1313
13:00 - 22:00
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this restaurant on a cold, drizzly day having just travelled up from London for business. As a solo diner, I throughly enjoyed the experience and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the diverse range of starters especially the lamb chops! What topped off my evening was the lovely gateaux cake the Manager kindly offered me on the... More 

Thank AnnadeSouza2016
Deepak M, Manager at Swadesh, responded to this review

Dear Ann, I have so much pleasure reading your comments of our restaurant Swadesh. We take great pride in delivering superior quality of food and service and I am delighted to know we managed to exceed your expectations on your visit. Please do let me know if you return, it would be an honour to greet you in person. Best... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A varied menu, includes dishes not seen on the average Indian menu. Superb food, staff and ambience. Plenty of space yet intimate. Highly recommend the sea bass......

Thank Penny V
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Two starters and two mains. Beautiful food full of flavour garlic nan also delicious. We had the tandoori king prawns starters which were delicious, vindaloo & chill masala for mains can't fault the food at all. Only con I had was after ordering our food the waiter asked if we'd like some popadoms, thinking they were complementary we said yes,... More 

Thank dimplesxx
Deepak M, Manager at Swadesh, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your visit at Swadesh. It is immensely rewarding to read and share your comments. I have discussed your views with my team and necessary changes have been made. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Regards, Deepak Manjat Manager More 

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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i visited with a family member who recommended it and it was delicious.there was a very good selection a la carte plus a buffet that looked very decent but we had a la carte which was fabulous .the toilets were spotless and service polite and attentive.i recommend the lamb with pumpkin....subtle and outstanding flavours

Thank daisy9700
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our family on New Year's Day. As long standing customers of the Sangam chain of restaurants, we were extremely disappointed by the food, despite arriving over an hour before the buffet closed... we found not only was the choice limited but the food that was on offer was of poor quality and cold....Also during the time that we were... More 

Thank Anita D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited with family and my husband, service is excellent food is amazing would definitely recommend

Thank PJ10001
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Swadesh with my family. Food was wow. Very helpful and friendly staff. One more thing that,they have Shisha garden which is very nice. I enjoyed the food and Shisha both. Superb Swadesh and and thanks to the team.

Thank Abo A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the nicest indian Food was lovely staff very friendly They only thing i would say is food took way to long to come out

Thank Damien G
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After all the great reviews we were looking forward to great meal: but we got the opposite! Table of 6 booked in on 10 December at 8pm, arrived just before and it was pretty busy but we were taken straight to our table. 15 mins and nothing, had to ask for menus, another 15 mins still nobody to even order... More 

Thank brookie0079
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Manchester, looking for an Indian restaurant. This place ticked all boxes, great staff who were very helpful with the menu, and EXCELLENT food. Spices were delicious, highly recommend Swadesh.

Thank Geavesie
Deepak M, Manager at Swadesh, responded to this review

Dear Geaveise, Thank you very much for you review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed both our food and service , your compliments was well discussed with the team. Thank you once again for taking the time to give us your feedback. Hoping to welcome you again on your next visit. Best Regards, Deepak Manjath 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$37
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?