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Zouk Manchester

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

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

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 Saturday, 15 December 2018

really good food and athmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

All good. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Service not great.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Shisha flavour needs improving

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Lovely food, had to ask twice for a drink but otherwise really nice!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Absolutely appalled, when you guys have been highly recommend from so many people, the service was SHOCKING!! We had to ask for things numerous time, not moving the popadom plates when you served our starters, rude waiters, having to ask numerous times & numerous staff members for drinks & not to mention it was freezing. Considering we spent £175 I really am disgusted in the service!! I only didn’t complain as it was an early Christmas meal with my family, but needless to say it’s left me with a hole in my pocket.. which if it was spot on I was happy to pay, but experiencing what I did?! Not happy!!!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

The waiter who served us was a bit rude and pushy. We felt rushed to order when he was stood at the side of the table rolling his eyes and when we tried to order drinks, he kept asking us for our food orders. When the drinks arrived, two of them were missing. The table where we sat had an awful draught so it was a bit uncomfortable at times. The chefs in the kitchen were brilliant and friendly and the food was fantastic. For that reason I would return to Zouk.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Food needs to be served quicker

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

slightly unfriendly service

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

food was nice but went cold very quickly and the service was absolutely appalling, staff were miserable

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Service was very slow. We asked for the pre theatre menu as we were going to the theatre. We had a 10 minutes wait before the order was taken. Poppadoms arrived before drinks. There was a 25 minute wait between starters and mains. We had to ask twice for the mains as we were running out of time to get to the theatre. We only then had 10 minutes to eat before having to leave. The food was lovely but I would have preferred to enjoy it properly. if you can't service a pre theatre menu perhaps don't offer it?

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

We enjoyed an excellent pre-theatre meal recently. Zouk is our regular pre-theatre restaurant. The staff ensure that we are served speedily so that we are in time for our shows. We have also enjoyed leisurely meals when not in a hurry. We love Zouk.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Great service - thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

We got seated straight away which was fine, but we had a chair missing. We asked 4 members of staff to bring us a chair but no one got back to us. Eventually we asked another gentleman and he got one straight away. The waiter taking our order was rude and kept putting his hand up for us to stop talking, the food came, well some of it didn’t come we had to keep asking. The drinks were just full of ice. For £5.99, you’d expect a bit more than just syrup and ice. We told the waiter to take off a few things from the bill as we didn’t get them! And ofcourse they “forgot” and we checked the bill ourselves. Won’t be going back to zouk which is a shame as I really like the venue and the atmosphere at zouk!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Lovely family meal for the zouk lunch tiffin. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, good atmosphere, the food was delicious, we just wish the portions were slightly bigger.

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Visited On Monday, 26 November 2018

Tasty food elegantly presented on sophisticated surroundings. E celebrate!

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Visited On Monday, 26 November 2018

Service could be more organised, not exactly busy when we visited. Food very good

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

The music could’ve been better but other than that everything from staff to food to affordability was on point.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Great service - enjoyed my birthday there and the staff were very accommodating

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Great

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 November 2018

An excellent time was had by all, we will be returning here

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Food was very nice and came quick

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Fantastic, thank you very much.

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

Didn’t like the chicken steak at all.

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