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Address: 35 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme


Phone number: 0161 248 6200


Rating: 3.5/5


Visited by the Curry Night on: Thursday 2nd June 2016 (1)




General comments: A rare trip to Rusholme which prompted mixed feelings from those who tried it.





Thursday 2nd June 2016




"A great night out - definitely in the top two curries I have had this week   [A ringing endorsement.]"





"I thought it was OK, but quite expensive for what we got. I did not appreciate the waiter leaving our table in the middle of taking our order to go to speak to a large group of prospective student diners!  Not bad, but won't be going back any time soon... [Fair enough.]"






"Poppadums were nice.  Strong yoghurt dip game [not a sentence heard often; in fact, probably technically not a sentence, but that's by the by].  No lime pickle, though, so not quite in the Poppadum Premier League.  The starter (prawn tikka) was tasty but small, which at the time was a disappointment, but I did finish my main, which showed they knew what they were doing with portion control.  However, it probably makes a starter a bad financial decision.  Main - I can't check the name because [the firm's] firewall blocks it (too firey?) - was a coconutty little number; perhaps a little too sweet, but generally very nice. Combined well with the rice and naan - definitely above average for a Rusholme main.

Disappointed they've lost the rubber chicken gimmick [but it's not the same place?], but they did start a couple of giant fires on our table, which was pretty cool.  Fewer runners and riders in the Rusholme field these days, with the epidemic of shisha bars taking over, but this feels like it's got to be one of the good ones - would happily go again to check out the range of chef's specials.  Been a while since I did any reviews, so hard to calibrate a numerical rating.  Is 3.5 rubber chickens out of 5 too harsh?  [That rather depends on whether a rubber chicken is a good thing or a bad thing.  Will assume good in this instance.]"