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Zouk Manchester

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

Daily noon – 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
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, 18 August 2018

Fantastic, best Indian I’ve had in a long time.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Food was appalling. We complained that our meat tasted like egg and instead of trying it. We were refused saying there was no eggs nearby. The meat had a very off taste. That’s not how steak should taste. Along with the chef not knowing the difference between medium rare and well cooked. Drinks were nice. Wouldn’t go again.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Great food as always.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Always good food whenever I come here!!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Lovely food at a reasonable price, staff were very attentive and the cocktails were delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

I asked one of the waiters if he could do something special as it was my friends birthday, maybe put a sparkler on her dessert. When it came to ordering desserts another lady asked for our orders, without telling her what i wanted to she just bought a slice of cake and said they had to sparklers left, a little underwhelming

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Really tasty food - and reasonable value. However the evening was let down by the service. The person who took our order was over bearing and convinced us to order much more food than we could eat meaning value for money decreased. Additionally the person who gave us the bill was far too demanding - said we needed to pay the service charge in cash or he wouldn’t get any of it. That caused us problems as a large group as only two of us had cash and it was all too much of a messy end to the evening and far too intense. In summary - good food, but service left much to be desired.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The waiters were very polite

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Fabulous meal quick service and friendly staff went for our daughters 19th birthday we will be returning very soon

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Amazing food and great service... Atmosphere a bit loud but well worth a visit

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Service was a bit slow and the cocktails/ drinks are slightly overpriced but the staff are lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Really nice place

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Great food! Great service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Fantastic restaurant. I always return time and time again and have recommended it to so many friends and family. Food is absolutely delicious and last night, the restaurant were kind enough to give us a free bottle of prosecco to celebrate my graduation! I just love this place.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Lovely pre theatre dinner.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Great service and attention to detail. The food was wonderful. I will be returning

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Excellent food and friendly service

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Great event held at Zouk with lovely food and lovely staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 July 2018

Most of the food was pretty good. The starters were great. Main courses average. Desserts were awful. Ordered one dessert and got brought something similar and was told they were out of what I ordered. Didn't get a chance to say we didn't want it, it was just put down and then put on our bill! Overall the food is very highly priced for something you can get better from a takeaway. The tables are too close together and its way too noisy. I don't think I will go back. I could have 5 takeaway curries for the price of this place.

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

Great food and staff!!! Very attentive and the drinks were lovely!!! All food was fresh and well seasoned!!! My fourth time visiting and didn't disappoint again!!! I'll deffo return!!! Have recommended to family!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Lovely recommendations by waiters and great food, i can see why many Mancunians who love south asian food would recommend zouk. As an asian myself i felt so at home as a visitor and and felt full from the large serving provided. Thoroughly enjoyed the palatable dishes and atmosphere that was provided from plating of food to ambience of restaurant

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

We had a wonderful evening and everything on the menu was a delight from the lamb chops to the sheep brain... yes seriously... don't knock it until you've tried it! The Shisha terrace was a highlight too.... and the cocktail recommendations from our friendly waiter hit the spot! Can't wait to come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

A great evening out. Excellent food and service in a fun atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Love Zouk, only ever eat there if I'm in Manchester city centre. If you've never been you really should try it. Fantastic services, wonderful food that's full of flavour and the lamb just falls apart. Whole heartedly recommended.

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