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The Hilal Indian Restaurant


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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Indian, Asian, Balti
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff nice and food came quick, when wanted another drink and when wanted the bill I could not get their attention, so only had 1 drink all night and that's only because they asked when we ordered. I ordered a korma and it looked so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kdent74
Reviewed 19 November 2018

First visit. Went with a group of friends (6 total). Weren't made to feel welcome so they blew the first impressions rule. Limited choice of menu & waiter refused to accommodate 2 members of the group who wanted slightly different from the menu. I don't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanettRobinson
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Haven't been to the Hilal since moving away from the area. Paid a visit. It was how I remembered it. Excellent in every way. We were pushed for time so had to skip the starters. The pappadoms were warm, crisp and fresh. The sambals were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Pelham-Martyn
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Food consistently good, service always friendly, can't really fault this place although I haven't given 5 stars as I prefer other Indian restaurants in the south Manchester area but they are a drive away rather than a walk...

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank victorial137
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Staff from the old Wilmslow Restaurant still there, always happy to greet us. Lovely surroundings and the most comfortable chairs, can't wait to return

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 481lilian
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Came here with dad for our tea, we were first in, we ordered food and it was soon on the table, it was nice and fresh, just as you would expect, only problem is we felt rushed, like they couldn’t wait to get us out,...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank KrazyLisa
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant and were faced with 3 stern faced waiters. They showed us a table asking Popadom? Popadom? I said yes please for one. When the starter arrived my partner was served only one popadom. Rather meagre we thought. My partner’s second...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The food wasn't very good. Made better curry at home to be honest and it was also expensive. Didn't appreciate the service - the waiters kept trying to take food away before we'd finished.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank JonnyGee
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Been eating here since the 1980s. Eaten across UK in various areas like Bradford, Wolverhampton, Rusholme, London, Bristol more recently but I always crave a visit to the Hilal after trying anywhere else. Service is top notch too, same people J remember as a boy...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The waiter didn't have the best table manners and the quality of the food left a lot to be desired. Ordered a Chicken Madras, the sauce had an overpowering taste of tomato puree with chilli powder, not very pleasant at all, chicken was also very...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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