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Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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Award Winning, Trendy Indian Street Food Restaurant with a wide selection of authentic streefood dishes, chef specialities, hand made desserts, cocktails, mocktails, shisha and more. The perfect place to spend the entire evening.
PRICE RANGE
£13 - £28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Thank you for the hospitality that I received when visiting your restaurant last Friday for a pre-theatre meal. Food and Menu This restaurant has a diverse menu that caters for various diners including Chicken, Lamb, Vegetarian and even the Seafood lover. For Starters they offer...sharing platters. The Veggie one includes Veggie Samosas, Onion Bhajis, Paneer, and the Asian Potato cake. The Meat Sharing platter includes Chicken Tikka, Lamb and other specialities. There are also other tasty individual starters on offer such as Prawn Tikka, Calamari and the Chicken and Red Pepper Samosas to name a few. The Mains consists of classic curry dishes including Chicken Korma, Tikka Masala, Jalfrezi and others. There are also a selection of Biryani dishes with either Lamb, Chicken or Prawn, If you are a fan of Burgers then they offer Chicken or Lamb burgers with a Samosa inside. If you are a fan of the Mixed Grill then that is available too. If you are not a fan of Indian food then there are some Stir Fry and Pasta dishes included in the mix. Your meal can also include a range of sides including a selection of Rice, Naan Bread which includes Garlic, Cheese, or Meat. Fries and or Sweet Potato Fries are also part of the side dishes too. The Dessert menu has a great variety of sweet treats from Chocolate Fondant, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lemon Cheesecake, Biscoff Cheesecake and even a Chocolate Mousse. It caters for all with different levels of sweet lover in mind. The Vegetarian Platter was beautifully presented. The Vegetarian Samosas were delicious. Crispy buttery pastry on the outside and a soft filling with Potato and peas on the inside. The Paneer was crispy and cheesy in flavour. The Onion Bhajis were comforting to eat and were crispy on the outside. The Potato Cake was soft, with fluffy potato and it melted in the mouth. The Calamari was tasty and sweet with a dash of honey on top. This elevated it to another level and added depth of flavour. For the Mains the Chicken Korma was fragrant and full of aroma. A rich indulgent Coconut sauce with big succulent pieces of Chicken that was tender and that awakened the palette. The Rice was soft and fluffy that was not hard at all. It complemented well with the fragrant Curry. The Garlic Naan was soft, had a great flavour of Garlic and was moorish to eat. The portions are great for sharing at Scene. Drinks They have a lovely small selection of Mocktails and my favourite is the Strawberry Dream. It is both punchy in flavour and sweet at the same time. Service The service was great. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and accommodating to my needs. The food came pretty quick without waiting too much. All the food was freshly cooked and was beautifully presented. Lighting and Access The lighting at this restaurant is OK but we sat next to the window which gave natural light. However, during the Winter the lighting is quite dim so people with visual impairments may need assistance. Access to the restaurant is good as there are no steps to enter the building and everything is on one floor which helps. Parking Parking is available at Byron Street car park which is pay and display but it is free for Blue Badge holders. It is then just a short walk from there. Alternatively you can park at NCP Spinningfields. Pricing In general most of the food are reasonably priced apart from some dishes that are a bit pricey. Sharing the food however may help if you are trying to reduce costs. If you love Indian food that is fragrant and is full of flavour in a great atmosphere then Scene Indian Street Kitchen is the perfect place for you.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Absolutely superb, friendly staff and attentive to my son and I. Quality food in an authentic setting

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Amazing authentic Indian food,immaculate restaurant and brilliant service. I really enjoyed the fish and the mixed grill. Can’t wait to go againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Scene Dining, Owner at Scene Indian Street Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thank you for your constructive feedback The management at scene really appreciates all feedback, especially on cleanliness and food hygiene. We at Scene pride ourselves on recreating (with input from our executive chef) authentic street food for our customers enjoyment. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 9 December 2023

Came for a birthday meal, starters were nice however main courses were sweet had a disgusting aftertaste and curries had a thick texture unlike a curry, asked the supervisor to take one of the dishes off the menu who got aggressive with me, told me...“it’s not for Asian people” as it was mild I told man I didn’t want anything spicy but this was sweet and thick and gloopy he proceeded to keep ask me why I didn’t like it and then aggressively took the dish and gave me the menu and said to ‘choose something else then’. He towers over me huffing and puffing I had come for my friends birthday and we were all sick of this man’s attitude he made us all very anxious to the point we couldn’t finish our food. Asked another waiter for the manager however by 11pm still no sign of manager. HORRIBLE behaviour from this man! DO NOT RECOMMEND! Spend your money elsewhere!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Scene Dining, Owner at Scene Indian Street Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2023

Thank you for your constructive feedback We are disappointed that the as described creamy curry on our menu and as described by our supervisor from wazirahbad was creamy Unfortunately we do not take requests to remove items that other people enjoy from our menu We...More

Reviewed 3 November 2023

Scene was a booking for 5 people with our company, one of which we were celebrating a birthday for. In general, the place is nicely decorated and provides a good atmosphere, the food (mains and sides) are tasty and in our opinion fairly priced. We...all started with ordering a drink each and then the mains and sides. All of these we're great, no complaints there. Managing to catch a waiters attention to order additional drinks however was a myth, we were only provided one drinks menu to begin with which was then taken away from us. We didn't have a particular waiter taking care of the table (even though the restaurant was quiet as this was Tuesday early evening) and we just had to sort of flag down whoever we could when they were passing. with additional drinks ordered this meant that each person had a total of 2 drinks each. After the food was finished and the plates had been cleared we were then offered the option of a dessert, to which we all said yes we would like to order a dessert... we were given 1 menu between us all which was just dropped on the table as a waiter walked past. The deserts were disappointing, we all ordered something different and 3/5 arrived first, some of which arrived with the wrong sides like ice cream etc with no explanation. after 10 minutes the 4th dessert arrived but no sign of the fifth, when it did finally arrive with no apology even though we had to ask twice where the last one was, it was awful. That aside, we asked for the bill. Again, the bill was just dropped on the table. On closer inspection they had added on around 5 cocktails that no one even had. When the waiter returned to ask how we would like to pay we mentioned this. The waiter said nothing and took the bill. he returned and it still wasn't correct. I mentioned drink by drink which items were wrong and the response was "yea, I dont know about that" - no apology, nothing. the third time the bill arrived it was delivered with a card machine displaying the balance and that was it, no asking how we would like to pay, no apology... the reviews all seem to speak the same language regarding the service, it's crap to say the least. and it's a shame because it really lets the place down and none of us would return as a result.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

This is the first time I visited Scene with my husband. The atmosphere of the restaurant was really welcoming and had amazingly intricate interior, very appealing to the eye!! They have a lovely eating area outside too which again is set up well and gives...a nice and relaxing vibe. We asked to move table and the staff (Asif) was extremely accommodating and moved us to a lovely enclosed area, decorated fabulously with flowers and drapes which was perfect as we had come out for our anniversary. (Staff being unaware of this!) Also received a yummy dessert on the house after the meal. All staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience. Food was fantastic alot of effort given to presentation and equally amazing flavours. Had an amazing experience, will definitely be going back. Thankyou to Asif especially for making our meal one to remember. He is an asset to this establishment!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

It's the service. The staff are so rude especially the man taking care of the shisha outdoors. It ruins everything.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

Let's get the good stuff out of the way first. Scene looks lovely, Hindi movie posters, real street food vibe. But that's as good as it gets. Let's go through just what a letdown Scene is. First, we get stale popaddums; this is not a...good start as an introduction to your dining experience, oh dear. Also getting served was quite a chore. We waited quite a while for drinks to be served (should be the first thing offered as you sit down) and had to actually get up from our table to order something. Exceptionally poor. We went on a Friday evening, but Scene is so big, it takes a lot of people to fill it up. So without a full house, or even a quarter full house, you are left feeling adrift in an echoey, empty room. They need to screen parts off until they fill, then open up each other part as more customers arrive. When you're in a room set for 100 people and there are 12 of you, once again it doesn't make for a good feeling. Then there's the music...So Scene are promoting a street food vibe but each time we've been (and this was the last) they play endless 90s r'n'b. Nothing wrong with that, but not in a restaurant that's promoting its desi credentials. It's like going to a Japanese restaurant and they're playing spaghetti western film soundtracks. Hardly helps the ambience. Finally, the portions and the prices; delicious, yes, but tiny portions, overpriced. Their vegetable side dishes cost the same as most other restaurants' main veg dishes. My king prawn karahi was way over the usual prices elsewhere and again, a tiny portion. But if you're happy with bad service, overpriced portions and endless 90s r'n'b on a loop, then you'll be in heaven. Somewhere in Scene there's the possibility of a great restaurant, but these basic errors let it down. And if they change one thing, please, change their tune, quite literally. Desi street food needs the correct musical ambience and Brandy & Monica, wonderful though they are, isn't the soundtrack. So come on, set the scene, Scene.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Poor service and bland tasteless food. Think this place is highly over rated and overpriced Will not be returning any time soon!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

I came across this place on instagram and it looked so lovely, like the SCENE! However it’s not all what it advertises I’m very disappointed. The staff are rude they don’t even come over when it’s not even busy. The food it’s self bland tasteless...and stale! We ordered chicken tikka as a starter and it was rock hard. Ordered dosa the filling was like it had hard lentils in. Paid £60 for 1 side dish 2 starters 1 dosa popadoms salad tray naan and chips overly priced rubbish food! We won’t be coming back at all!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Superb venue, the staff were extremely friendly and the food was amazing, Indo Chinese is amazing, chicken madras with noodles. Genius. The cheese nan is also worth a mention. Delicious

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

Went with a group of 11 friends on a busy Saturday evening. Very large and busy restaurant but this did not stop excellent service and the food was delicious. We had the £35 set menu and everything was beautifully presented and so tasty. The lamb...korai was especially delicious and I can still remember it now.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

Food was really nice and there’s quite a large selection of drinks which is good. Staff are very polite and friendly. Only thing I would say is that the bills could do with being more clear. Whoever wrote our cost breakdown did it illegibly which...was an issue as me and my friend were paying for what we ordered separately.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

We visit whenever we are in Manchester. From service to food it’s always incredible. We can’t come to Manchester and not visit here. We love Asif fries. Our favourite spot, all the staff members are so friendly and professional. Service is important to us and...their service really sets the bar high. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 June 2023 via mobile

Nice restaurant and good service. I've been here a few times before when visiting Manchester, but this time, the food was just about average. Taste was not great and could be much better.

Date of visit: June 2023
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It depends what you eat. All food is priced. You can make it as expensive or reasonable as you want depending on the choices you make
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  • Food: 4
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