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Food and ambience

Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
PRICE RANGE
£16 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Visited this restaurant on Saturday for the first time. I ordered the prawn Korma which was very plain and looked more like a tin of yellow soup with the smallest prawns I've ever seen in an Indian curry. The garlic nann was not nice,all cut...up,very greasy and undercooked. I have had many Indian meals and cook my own,and this unfortunately was the worse I've had. The waiters were also quite cheeky and not at all witty like they thought they were. I would not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Absolutely stunning food and a huge choice of dishes on the menu. The Desi Murgh and Lamb Nihari are divine. Fantastic ambience and a really nice vibe. You can see why people go back time and time again. Fabulous hospitality and all the staff go...above and beyond to look after you. Excellent service all around. Fantastic cocktails too🍹 Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended A⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Consistently good food under the watchful eye of the owner and his wife and attentive staff. A very good and wide ranging menu and if you have difficulty making your mind up the owner is happy to make suggestions.

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

Always excellent service, superb, fresh food. Can’t fault it. Been going here for the last few years every month or so. The team always welcome you with a warm smile, the food is never greasy like similar restaurants nearby. Always fresh and always tasty.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

Food and service amazing. I highly recommend. The naan bread is divine. I tried the Desi special this time and was not disappointed. All the food here is always good.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023

Friendly welcome, seated straight away. We arrived about 10 minutes before the rest of our party and our drinks order was taken immediately. As soon as the rest of our party arrived, drinks order was taken at once and we were also asked did we...want popodoms etc. popodoms arrived with spiced onion, mango chutney, yoghurt and mint dip plus a fresh herb tomatoes and onion dip, which was delicious. Two of our party wanted curries that were specific to their tastes and the waiter gave their wishes to the chefs and they both said their curries were fantastic. The rest of us ordered specials off the menu and they were all excellent. The Peshawari Nan was knock out good. The chilli paneer started was superb. 10 out of 10. If we are ever in the area again, we would revisit.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

We first came here the day it opened or very shortly after about 10-15 years ago and was not impressed, we have recently been back a couple of times and it was better than I remember, but still nothing special. The place is fine and...does what it says on the tin, the food is very pedestrian, my go to tester dish of lamb Madras was ok and all in all the food was ok, quite clean tasting, but no highlights. Is there any reason we would not go back - no, but I have been steadily not eating Asian food as much for a while now and this restaurant would not make me change my mind.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

The food here is amazing and the staff are so welcoming. It's the best Indian restaurant in the area by far!! If you want a nice Indian, go here you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

we was looking for somewhere where we had not been before and stumbled across desi lounge and friends recommend it when we mentioned we was going. Great friendly staff and very knowledgable. loved the banter from the manager and the owner helped my wife down...the steps leaving as she was on crutches. Beautiful food, great atmosphere and we highly recommend it to all our friends. next time we will get a taxi so I can have a drink.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Once again absolutely 💯 wonderful experience with family. Food outstanding. Service outstanding. Very reasonable priced. Would recommend a visit to all

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022 via mobile

Came tonight with my daughter the staff are lovely and the food is exceptional, never ever falls below the highest tastiest standard

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Visited on a business trip on a Wednesday evening, hotel recommended. It was busy at 7.30pm a great sign. Excellent flavours and food spice was spot on. Really enjoyed the special recommendations.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

I never leave reviews this is the 1st one I’ve ever wrote but I feel this place deserves one! The nicest curry about and great people! The lamb Nihari is the best curry I’ve ever tasted top quality lamb every time that melts in your...mouth and the sauce just leaves your mouth watering!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

Again our curries were superb. I ask the chef to make me a chefs special which isn’t on the menu which is never too much hassle for them. We’ve tried every curry restaurant in Oldham & some of the best rated Curry Restaurant's in Manchester...& we are yet to find a better restaurant. Service 10/10. Food 10/10 & a great family own it.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

We’d driven past a few times so thought we’d try this place. We received a lovely welcome and were shown to a table away from the main section of the restaurant near the toilets. This was strange as there were plenty of free tables there....It didn’t bother us at first but as the evening wore on we did feel slightly abandoned. The good and of course most important part was the food. We shared a tasty chicken bhuna starter, then enjoyed a lamb handi, which wasn’t anywhere near as ‘hot’ as requested, nevertheless tender and well presented in its own pot. The star dish was the Tandoori Mixed Grill, brought to the table with a flourish on a sizzling hot plate. The lamb chops were divine, as were the chicken tikka and fish. Never sure about the kebab but the rest made up for it. Sides of Tarka Dall and Spinach were shared. Had a couple of beers and a decent Merlot house red. The big issue was the (dis)organisation of the service. Throughout the evening we were served by a total of 6 different people. This meant that no individual was looking after us, nobody came and asked how things were (not really 'hot') and at the end of the evening, when we wanted the bill, we had to virtually shout to the two ladies having a laugh at the bar. This surely wouldn’t work if they were full. We will come again, but we’ll order really hot food and ask to be seated in the main part of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Desi Lounge Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5