Zouk Manchester

Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 5QS
Critics Review 15.5/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday 12noon - Midnight
Tuesday 12noon - Midnight
Wednesday 8am - Midnight
Thursday 8am - Midnight
Friday 8am - Midnight
Saturday 9am - Midnight
Sunday 9am - Midnight

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Tiered Restaurant
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar

About Zouk Manchester

Contemporary Indian curry and grill house.

Zouk’s Asian restaurant specialises in 'apna', or home style cooking which Confidential’s Mark Garner describes as ‘shot through with colour and heat from the spices and herbs’. But there’s plenty to please conservative palates with a menu that includes seafood (king prawns, haddock, tiger prawn, scallops, cooked with pomegranate & coriander seeds) cooked on a ‘water grill’ (which steams and grills at the same time). Slow-cooked curries include the aniseedy lamb nihari; a thrill for any meat lover. Be warned: some dishes are strictly for the connoisseur. Garner describes megaz (or brains) as a kind of ‘Eastern haggis with the heat from the chillies and bucketloads of ground spices”’ while paya are sheeps hooves which ‘melt off the bone into fragrant broth’. Start with Punjabi lollipops (chicken and prawn dipped in pomegranate) and enjoy a hookah or two under the canopy outside. The large, purpose-built space and tasteful lighting lends an unexpected nobility to this always-busy restaurant.

Cuisine: Indian, Asian, BBQ & Grill, Brunch, Cocktails, Halal, Punjabi, Steak, Arabic
Dress Code: Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Jonathan Schofield
15.5/20
Being a pedantic sod I pointed out with its neighbour dish on the menu - the Paya - that sheep don't have 'trotters' but 'hooves'. Given the food was so good I might be prepared to change my mind, who cares about the name when it packs this amount of flavour. The flesh fell off the bone, fat and all, into a broth that was full, lush and palate-liftingly zingy. You need naan bread to help add weight and then a spoon to clear the plate. Marvellous that one.
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Great food and exceptional service

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Very bad service

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

A lot better than expected. Food was delicious and have already recommend to friends

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Australian waitress served us JD cinnamon fireball instead of standard JD. A blonde waitress took our food order, this was incorrect, bringing 3 samosa chat instead of 2 samosa chat and a chooza chat. We specifically asked for the least expensive house vodka. When we got the bill we had been charged for belvedere vodka, a total of £126 of drinks. Disgusting way to mislead and overcharge your customers. Starters tasted really nice but not of the food was piping hot. Very disappointing will not be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Fantastic food

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Lovely food, pre theatre menu good choices and value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Food is ousanding as always

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

I arranged a baby shower for my wife at the venue and initially spoke with Cheryl. Cheryly was brilliant from the outset. Her communication was great and she offered a range of options to suit our requirements for the day. Food was brilliant as was the service and everyone went away from the event happy. No complaints at all. Would recommend Zouk based on service, cost and food without question.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Food was horrible Service was satisfactory And overall not worth the money I paid

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

The waitress struggled to understand our order. I ordered 3 tandoori rotis and only 1 turned up. The waitress struggled to grasps what lime soda was. The rotis were dry and overcooked to almost crispy texture which was very poor and not like the ones I get in zouks Bradford branch. The maghz was spot on!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Had a table with 10 of us, and all had a great night - food and service both amazing, couldn't recommend it more.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great place to eat. They are very accommodating to big groups

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Fabulous food, would definitely recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

The restaurant is beautiful, however a lot of the banquet came to us cold and in small portions. Over priced and limited Eid menu. I wouldn’t recommend for Special Occasions, however would definitely go again for day to day eats. I’m sure my experience was a one off, we were a big group and went on a busy Eid day!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

The food was absolutely awful as well as the drinks no taste whatsoever was our first time and definitely last time. Overpriced food that tastes rank.

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

ABSOLUTE UNORGANISED EVENT FULL OF FAKE PROMISES. THEY MENTIONED A DJ ON THE CHAND RAAT, NO DJ, NO FIRE EATING ACTS AS DISPLAYED ON THE INSTAGRAM PAGE, NO BELLY DANCERS, 1 HENNA ARTIST WHO WAS MISERABLE AF AND DIDNT EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE. MANAGEMENT WERE DISGUSTING AND WALKED OFF WHEN ASKED A QUESTION. FOOD, WELL NOTHING LEFT BY THE TIME OF QUEING FOR 25 MINUTES. COMPLETELY DISGUSTED, NEVER AGAIN! MASSIVE LET DOWN TO ZOUK.

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

A regular visitor....excellent food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Fantastic food Fantastic staff.... Lambs leg was cooked to perfection... Sultani sauce in stead of standard gravy A*...

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Delicious food and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Really impressive restaurant. Looked and felt great.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

I already had a reservation but still i waited for 20 min for table.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Visited Zouk on a Saturday night with our friends. The initial start to the night was great, lovely place, did seem unusually quiet for a Saturday. We waiting around 15 mins for drinks to come to say it wasn't that busy was quite a long time. The starters and mains came out within 10 mins of each other which was Brill and couldn't fault any of it! We had the mixed grill and king prawns to start and then one of the special curries and a chicken tikka masala, with rice and naan. All 5*!! But we were giving our own plates to put down on the table which in any restaurant servers should always put the plate down on the table for you, especially if hot! We then asked for another round of drinks which they never turned up... and we was never checked on to see if everything was ok with food...by which time we had finished our food and was asking for the bill so we just left it. To then see the drinks that never arrived on the bill along with a £10 service charge added on without any notification on a party of four, and in our opinion for a service that we haven't really received. All in all we left feeling happy with the food but very forgot about and disappointed with the staff and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

My second time at Zouk and was not disappointed, gorgeous food, lovely staff, very helpful!!

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

service was terrible, dirty plates, food took over an hour, our request for more water took 45 minutes until we got some

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