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83 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 4RJ, England
+44 161 928 1504
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (53 reviews)
“poppadoms” (18 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (7 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Manchester Road, Altrincham WA14 4RJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Essence" is a small, unassuming but pleasant little Bengali/Indian restaurant, tucked away in a row of shops on Manchester Road, Broadheath, close to Altrincham. Had a nice laid back ambience. There were a few middle-aged groups of family or friends + a large family birthday...More

Thank imtiaz2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place, I’ve enjoyed many a meal here and reviewed this restaurant 5 star before now. Hopefully this review may go as a warning to the restaurant, perhaps they are struggling with rising prices for ingredients etc but I feel I would...More

Thank cirogenny2014
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I can only imagine this restaurant has scored so highly because there are a lot of English people who don't know much about Indian food voting for it. It's just your stereotypical, bog standard Westernised British Indian Food style place. The curries are all based...More

Thank Palko H
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant food with great service couldn’t recommend enough, try it and see! We dont go anywhere else.

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Visited last Sunday evening. Never fails. Great staff great food great prices. Cannot fault Amin and his staff always courteous. Food excellent. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank margery m
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is my favourite restaurant in Altrincham. Great menu, freshly cooked rather than microwaved or boil in the bag. Amin, the owner, always makes you feel welcomed. Highly recommended if you like your curry.

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Another great meal at Essence. We went as a family of four and all agreed we had an amazing meal. The service is fantastic, very friendly and they can't do enough to make your experience the best. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Mckew9lb
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Easily the best curry I have EVER had! Service is incredible,staff are all so friendly and the food gets better every time we go! My favourite place to go for food.

Thank Ami E
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Got a takeaway from here last night after a friend's recommendation. I haven't been too impressed with much of the Indian restaurants/takeaways I have tried in the area, if I am honest... which is a shame as it's probably my favourite cuisine. The food from...More

Thank Kyle R
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place been coming here for many years food always top notch and cooked to are liking always hot and fresh the staff and owner cannot do enough to make you feel comfortable while dining looking forward to are next visit .

Thank Shuff17
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9 October 2017|
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Response from 790kevin1974 | Reviewed this property |
On the back streets or retail park a short walk
4 June 2017|
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Response from calewajam | Reviewed this property |
They have a really wide selection of options so I'm pretty sure that they will be able to do some gluten free dishes
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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