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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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98 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX, England
+44 161 236 1313
13:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting Swadesh for Lunch. The buffet was on so we thought we'd give it a try. Food was good, salads all nice and fresh. Only bad point not enough starters. Service was good, staff attentive and looked out for you. For the price on lunch buffet, it's good. Will be visiting again.

Thank AndrCarter
Guisborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just want to take your order and forget about you. The main restaurant was full so we were asked if we minded eating in the conservatory behind the restaurant. We were shown in to the conservatory, our drinks order was taken and drinks arrived. From then on the whole experience was just appalling. I can only assume that we had... More 

Thank 695RichardB695
Level Contributor
62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very good selection of food (and I am not an Indian food addict),impressive (large) restaurant) good service.I did not enjoy the Indian beer but all the others were very good. Needs a try, if you like Indian food.

Thank marianbucharest
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Put in the back conservatory which we accepted to assist them as they were busy. Unattended for far too long: circa 1 hr minimum. Chased starters twice but far too long. No explanations, no apologies,nothing. Starters appeared but incomplete. No management appeared to give any explanation. These people want your money and are prepared to give ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE in... More 

Thank Jb24ok
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your time booking a greedy restaurant that will make you wait even if booked!!! Won't recommend and don't waste your time! Unorganised chaos !!

Thank we-love-holidays2012
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a meal for 12 well in advance for 8pm. We were told we had to wait 30 mins for our meal, then told different times by different waiters. Completely ruined our night, would not recommend.

Thank Michael J
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal. Bit of a wait for starters but when they finally arrived they were lovely. Chicken pakora and onion bhagi, mains really nice, chicken jalfrezi (hot!) and chicken dupiaza but then again quite a wait for the bill which we asked for twice. All in all a nice meal and would return in future.

Thank DaisyR65
Chorley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for a meal at Swadesh prior to a concert in Manchester. This was my third visit to the restaurant and my husbands first. We arrived for our meal at around 6pm and the restaurant wasn't overly busy. We ordered drinks straight away but waited a while for our order to be taken and starters to... More 

Thank emms37
united kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot comment about every dish because I never ate them all . I had a cod curry with peanuts and pineapple . good lady had a tandoori chick . jalfrezi hot sauce , both good meals plenty fresh and flavours were balanced well . Food service and prices were very good and would return without doubt . First time... More 

Thank guzzle-guts
Bebington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent the day at the Christmas Markets then decided to eat in Swadesh before leaving Manchester. We ordered pappadoms to start along with onion bhaji and chicken samosas. I enjoyed the starters but my husband wasn't keen. We then waited a fair while for the main courses. I then had the starter king prawn puri as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Bangladeshi, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?