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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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83 Manchester Road, Altrincham, Trafford WA14 4RJ, England
+44 161 928 1504
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Sale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Essence on the 26th November with 7 friends and had a table booked for 8pm. The location of the restaurant would probably make you walk past or give you the impression it's not worth visiting but you'd be so wrong. It's a little gem. The staff are friendly and welcoming (even shook our hands when we left). They... More 

Thank Sue A
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317 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to head away from the town centre & try this spot for dinner one evening. Staff were attentive without being overbearing, menu had the normal Indian choices & food was very good. A few people came in to collect take-away food whilst I was there & the staff seemed to know them all - with this much repeat... More 

Thank Jonny-Northerner
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in a group of 8 for a friend's birthday and were highly impressed. We ordered a selection of dishes to share and each one was delicious. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and polite and the price was spot on. Good job guys!

Thank David T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had intended to find an Indian buffet restaurant, but came here instead for the set Sunday dinner. What a wonderful choice!! The meal was exceptional and cooked to perfection. Even my wife (who is not a curry addict) said it was the best Indian meal she had ever had. The service was excellent, the clientele well behaved without being... More 

Thank Jeremy S
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend to anyone, I've been numerous times and never been disappointed, the food is authentic, the place has regular customers coming back time and time again, they're addressed by their names because of their regularity, it's like they're part of the furniture, try it, I thought the good was very good

Thank cirogenny2014
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in on a Friday having prevosilly booked, which was a good move as the place was very busy. Weve been here a few times now, and its always our "go too" restaurant when were in the mood for curry. We were greeted with warm welcomes as ever and the food was really good, with a real buzz to the... More 

Thank magoodliffe
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really is an excellent restaurant. We tried the Sunday Special for the first time and it was excellent value. Curry of the highest quality, lots of sundries, a decent glass of wine all for less than £12, can't beat it or recommend it too highly

Thank dutts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Once again the service and food was excellent when we took friends for a meal. They were also made very welcome on their first visit as the son was off to America the following day. The service when ringing for a Take away is just as good and the Manager instantly recognises your voice and your name. Would recommend the... More 

Thank Meeanee
Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and 10 Friends had a great meal last night. Staff and Food and service was good as Always. GREAT NIGHT. Will and Have Recommended Essence to everyone

Thank Elmo1350
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Essence (for about the 8th time this month!)on Sunday for Stan's birthday, with family (and the rowdy one 😂 ) We booked an early table as it was a last minute kinda thing, and we knew it would get busy very quickly. Half of us had the Sunday Special (excellent value) and the other half went off the normal... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Manchester Road, Altrincham, Trafford WA14 4RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Trafford  >  Altrincham
  • Phone Number: +44 161 928 1504

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?