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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%
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“curry” (42 reviews)
“poppadoms” (17 reviews)
“onion bhaji” (4 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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was very clean and nice colored to set the style.There staff were on hand to give good advise on the menus. Also to your personal taste.

Thank 790kevin1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Sunday night for their ‘7 course’ set menu for £11.95. To be honest it was brilliant! All the food was tasty and fresh. (Don’t judge me I don’t like spice) but I had the best korma I’ve ever had! Even my boyfriend...More

1  Thank Beth130
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Have been to Essence many times over the past few years and have taken quite a few of our friends there. The service is always excellent ..... Amin and his staff couldn't be more friendly and courteous. The food is fantastic .... always freshly cooked...More

Thank Thecatsguitar
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lovely and friendly. Went with friends and had a lovely evening. Food was excellent and staff so obliging. Will definately go again.

Thank FEH103
Reviewed 10 August 2017

There were 4 of us who dined here on a Saturday night. We were shown straight to our table as we had booked several hours previously. All the food was very nice, especially mine which was the mixed Balti. The only slight negative was that...More

1  Thank Drew186305
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Essence is our 'go to' Indian restaurant, the food is always good whether we eat in or take out. It was the obvious choice of my boyfriend to celebrate his 60th birthday last weekend with his family. The service was excelkent & friendly, all the...More

Thank Clare J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great food, Great service and now my number 1 curry house. Clean restaurant with efficient service. food was excellent

Thank DavidMancitymad
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visit regularly and it never fails to come up tops , service and price unbeatable , but you must book to be sure of a table . Sunday special is unbelievable value

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We went for the Sunday Banquet and it was excellent value. The food is exceptional, we quite simply cannot envisage eating a curry anywhere else. From the poppadoms to the after dinner mints everything is great. The Nan breads are the best I've ever had....More

Thank Ian D
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
I usually manage to park on the side streets behind Essence.
4 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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