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83 Manchester Road, Altrincham, Trafford WA14 4RJ, England
+44 161 928 1504
17:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What more can I say It's good every time It doesn't matter if you eat in or take away friendly staff Great food

Thank richardjH3051JX
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

And I like to think of myself of a bit of a curry expert! Menu plentiful. Staff friendly. Food stacked to the rims! Gorgeous! You can tell they don't just use the same sauce for every dish too. All our dishes appeared to be individually made. Will be back!

Thank Zosia L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My relatives were visiting from Wales and I booked the Essence as I had eaten here before. There were eight people in our party. We arrived and the restaurant was really busy, we were greeted warmly and the staff shook hands with everyone. The service is first class in this restaurant. The staff all look really smart and smile, they... More 

Thank Steve H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Essence for the third time this week!! As we're on Slimming World we decided to give the super value Sunday Special a miss, and just dive straight into an Essence Mixed Grill. I have to say we've had this several times since we joined SW at the end of Feb, and have still lost over a stone each!... More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just tried meal here on last weekend and absolutely loved the taste. Their service was just outstanding. The meal was so delicious that I just couldn’t stop myself off after looking at it. I found a lot of diverse and interesting specialties along with normal meal. In short, the food was excellent and every penny was paid-off well! xx Kate... More 

Thank Kate J
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service, would definitely recommend Essence and we will definitely go back.

Thank Kaz1005
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167 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Was there on the day when the Storm Doris hit, the place itself is nice, even if a bit dark. Had a correct and good samosa to start, then had one of their specialties, which is a chicken balti in a very, very rich sauce, honestly a delight. Very good nan bread, wine list not very exciting as in the... More 

Thank Achille C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

First time here so was interested to try a new curry house, was a little hard to spot when driving along but once found, we realised there was no parking. But we found a pay and display behind the navigation pub, which is free after 5pm. It's not a far walk and my mum who's disabled didn't find it challenging,... More 

Thank Horbu88
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The service and the food was really very good. The best indian restaurant for miles around. Book a meal. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Patrick M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place, definitely one of the best curry houses around, fantastic service and always clean, the guys always remember me and my husband whenever we go, food is fabulous definitely recommend you give this place a go.

Thank Sarah G

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?