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“Slow surly Sat night service..”
Review of Essence

Essence
Ranked #6 of 173 Restaurants in Altrincham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Slow surly Sat night service..”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Must have most definitely dined on the wrong night....
The service was slow...the staff were surly....
Food came out cold and lacked flavour/taste.
It was so warm in the restaurant that it made it very uncomfortable.
I do hope this is a blip as having dined there before it did not seem quite like the same place?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“currytastic”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great curry restaurant & fantastic prices. Sunday buffet is the best with plenty of choice for all. Every time we go we are welcomed with a big smile from the fabulous staff that work here. Would highly recommend for a great curry in a pleasant relaxing atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2014
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Altrincham, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Food and Excellent Service”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I recently visited Essence with a couple of friends and was not disappointed. We booked a table just a few hours before and it was ready as soon as we arrived. We ordered starters and a main and were not kept waiting long. The meat samosa's were delicious and I recommend the Tandoori Masalla of the specials menu the flavours are amazing and the garlic naan bread was so fresh. Keep up the brilliant standards Amin! A*****

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Toni J
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Altrincham
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“The best curry by far”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Chose again to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends at essence. They never fail with their service and quality of food. I recommend the lamb saag.... Simply gorgeous. Thank you to Amin and his team x

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Fee8875
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“Brilliant food and service”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Picture the scene. Friday evening a couple of weeks ago. The mrs was on her third glass of wine, so she wasn't cooking." Lets go for an indian" says i ."Great, we'll go to Essence", says she. "We always go there" says i,"Lets try somewhere else". BIG MISTAKE!! First stop Dilli. Service ok, food terrible. Sent the starters back. Tandoori lamb chops were grey and obvs cooked from frozen, mrs had a scallop dish overcooked and barely warm. Manager didn't even try to defend it so paid for wine and left. Next stop Double Tree ..Not as bad,but i had a madras dish that tasted like it had half a pound of sugar poured in so finished another bottle of wine and left highly bemused. Ended up staggering round Alty like Darby and Joan.The moral of the story? Next time your mrs says "Lets go Essence", don't piss about like i did!! Whilst the food and service is always exceptional, try not to get into a football conversation with Amin. His choice of staff is thankfully, better than his choice of football team(Spurs?).Easily the best Indian in the area and deserves its top rating.

  • Visited August 2014
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