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 Saturday, 10 August 2019

Really nice food. The best I've had since moving from Leicester! I shall be visiting the Bradford Zouk as soon as I get a chance.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Restaurant was cold due to air con, waiter was rude and arrogant when asked to do something. My food could of been better for the price. All and all zouks used to be very good however now going downhill.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Food was overpriced and not very seasoned!

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Liked the varied selection of different types of curries that the waitress had on the iPad Best curry I have had in a while Will book to come again very soon

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Food was good

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

We visited Zouks on a saturday for my birthday meal, its has been quite a few years since the last visit and I had been told of a new menu. We had the tava lamb as a starter, I was hugely dissapointed with this as the lamb was crispy as stated on the menu but too crispy to the point it was dry and chewy with little taste. We had the zouk seafood special curry as one main which was delicious. We also had the lamb fillet steak which was cooked well but lacked in flavour. The non alcoholic mocktails were great in size but again did not have much taste. The restaurant was very very busy and this may explain the food but overall we were not very pleased with our zouk experience in terms of food, the customer service was great with very friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Thank you for a fantastic evening on behalf of Verve People

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

It’s one of the nicer halal dining places in Manchester. Worth a visit

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

A fantastic meal with a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 August 2019

The food was great however the service was a let down. The staff misplaced the menus, left us for around 15 minutes when we got there whilst they tried to find them, messed up the drinks order and forgot parts of the food order. It was a real disappointment.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Great night thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Loved the meal. Everytime we have been it’s been really busy. Did take a while to get out drinks and forgot one of the meals but was corrected quickly.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

You were unable to provide more information on what food were cooked with for someone with allergies, food was quite bland compared to how it used to be. A waitress ruined a surprise cake.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Waiting staff were amazing and really kind! A great meal for my brothers stag!

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

We had a fabulous post graduation meal and have recommended you to our friends and family

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Tbh, everything was excellent . Only criticism was the drinks turned up after the popperdom and starters. So, in some respect, the food was efficient, but the drinks should be there before

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

We were the first people in at 11am on Saturday - we were the only 2 people for quite a while - yet both the male and female toilets were absolutely disgusting. Male toilet had a very strong smell of urine and toilet seats were very dirty. Both toilets had toilet paper all over the floor. Female toilet had a clump of hair in the sink and old receipts on the sink area. And the floors were very dirty. This all made us feel a bit queasy after having just eaten at your premises. In saying that, we did thoroughly enjoy our food, and the restaurant itself is very nicely done.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Thanks for getting a big group through in such a rush.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Beautiful ambience, great service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

There were a few mistakes when the order came, but they were sorted out quickly and servers were friendly and polite. The food more than made up for any mistake - it was so delicious, especially the egg-fried rice (so buttery and soft) and tikka paneer, would definitely eat here again.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Not apna style at all!! Not value for money.. over priced

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

We have visited this restaurant many times, on all occasions the food has always been perfect Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Really enjoyed the meal, lovely decor, pleasant staff

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Food was great but the service was extremely slow. Despite there only being 2 tables in use when we arrived, we had to wait for 20 minutes before being seated (and only after asking). Drinks were not offered before taking our order and had to be ordered after the food arrived despite the server saying he'd come back after taking the initial order. We'll be going back again to see if it was a one off because the food and price was worth it. Just needs paying a little more attention to service particularly considering there were only 4 tables in service with no more than 15 people in total.

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