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Hubby and I visited the Sahara¯ Lebanese & Syrian restaurant in Hale, Altrincham, on Sunday and had a wonderful meal. The service was first class and the food amazing. The staff made us very welcome and Fiz in particular was a really great guy. He helped us with our choices, suggested different combinations and got it so right. He even brought me some fresh mint leaves in a little pot to take home as I'd really enjoyed a cup of mint tea after the meal instead of the usual coffee. And we enjoyed quite a few little chats with him during our meal. Although we visited at a quiet time the restaurant itself which spreads over two floors above a shop - does have a pleasant atmosphere and music in keeping with the Middle East, not noisy piped western pop music. The menu is varied and the prices very reasonable. I do recommend that anyone reading this tries the Sahara as I am sure you won't be disappointed. The unobtrusive entrance is tucked between an Indian restaurant and another shop so don't miss it!
Came here for Saturday lunch. They had a great deal on, main course and a beer for £12.50. Very nice food and great service by the team. I would return as my experience was very good.
Have eaten several times at Sahara and it always comes up trumps - lovely food, friendly and efficient service. Well worth visiting!
Always good - duck is beautiful. service always good. Really nice restaurant.
Lovely food so much to choose from will have to go back to try some more .gf catered for on the menu which is unusual for an Italian .we sat in the lovely garden for are meal which made us feel like we were on holiday .birthday girl made to feel special too .will be going back very soon
Been here a few times now for lunch & Dinner.very friendly staff & a good choice of excellent Italian food.would recommend.
Really top restaurant, food is always good, staff helpful and efficient. Great desserts. We went on a Monday and discovered they had a champagne offer on, which made the meal excellent value for money. Worth a visit.
Visited Hale restaurant on Saturday evening and thought the whole experience was first class - food, ambiance and above all the service.
Food was lovely as usual but the service was poor. Starters all came out at different times. Main courses came out and were wrong despite checking after ordering. It was then re-cooked but noodles were left on the table to go cold while the corrected their mistake. Then during the main meal as soon as a plate was empty it was cleared away despite people still eating and clearly not finished. Then as plates were cleared away sauce was dripped off the plates onto the table cloth and nearly went over clothes and handbags.
Me and my partner had a lovely evening last Friday. The only let down was the standard and portion size of the new menu. We have previously not had this problem.
Brilliant! Took 24 delegates from all over UK and Europe for a mid course evening meal. I pre ordered all the food. Everyone enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We all had a great evening with plenty of good food and drinks. All will return again as the experience was brilliant and great value for money.
Went with a party of 14 - had a fantastic evening despite being very busy all food was to the highest standard. No complaints and only matched by the first class service - going to book for next Xmas to make sure of getting a table!
Delicious snacks, fine European beers, great service and a blanket - perfect lunch here on Saturday. Will look forward to visiting again and even bought some treats for the way home!
Enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Hale Grill for my partners birthday. We were well looked after in the bar and shown to our table at our own leisure.
The chateaubriand was cooked perfectly and our waiter gave us great recommendations regarding the wine list.
Both had a brilliant evening and cant wait to go back!
Had heard great things about this place from many friends so decided to take my wife & two children on a Saturday during December. The kids menu was a great price for 2 courses & enough choice for my fussy kids to be happy. Me & my wife decided to share two starters & loved both the goats cheese & the mushroom tart. Overall we had a great day & found the staff pleasant, cheerful & happy to answer any questions.
Willl be going back there definitely!
we love dee thai in our bellys wooohooooo
Always good - restaurant looks great, decent service and above all, good food.
Food: not at all bad for a chain pub/restaurant, and the lunchtime specials were good value.
Service: willing, but rether erratic.
Drinks: it's a mistake for a pub to run out of its better beers on a Saturday lunchtime, though whether or not the budget John Smiths was available was never clearly established.
Ambiance: OK-ish, like many places which try to look like pubs while running as restaurants.
We have been visiting La Famiglia for well over 10 years, initially in Hale Barns and in recent years in Hale. The food is always fantastic, authentic Italian food & the ambiance is lovely. Pilione, Patricia and the staff are always very welcoming and friendly. We would thoroughly recommend it!
We visited this place for lunch today, but we almost didn't bother after reading a very poor review on 'Martin's Money Tips'. We decided to visit anyway,and all I can say is that our experience was poles apart from the other visitor. We had excellent food, the service was pleasant and efficient, and very friendly. The environment is clean, comfy and spacious, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch in pleasant surroundings. We are not local to Hale Barns, but we didn't feel, as the previous reviewer stated, that we were treated any differently to regular locals. We had purchased a Living social voucher, but would return again and would recommend that others visit too.
After some loveley meals at Earle we had decided to book on the Gourmet night with Simon Rimmer,
What a treat to be served a brilliant four course menu and all for £40.00 set price, Simon and his team surpassed all our expectations. A+++++++++++,
Great Night and loveley atmoshpere with some sporting stars thrown in WE WILL DEFINITLEY BE GOING BACK AGAIN.
Visited the Hale Grill with friends. Had a brilliant experience. The bartenders were happy to recommend cocktails based on the spirits that we favoured and the waitress was informative and provided great service. The food tasted and was presented in a fantastic way. Overall a great evening and will be visiting the Hale Grill on a regular basis.
Visited Danilo's last night and enjoyed wonderful food and atmosphere as usual, we have been going to this restaurant for 20 +years and it never fails to please. Long may it continue.
The best curry in south manchester! Very fair prices considering the location. The best thing about Cinnamon is definitely their chef's speciality, the chicken or lamb Stir Fry. Exclusive to this restaurant, it has to be tasted to be believed!
Fabulous meal and cocktails for my daughter's birthday, very helpful re seating and table decoration arrangements. Staff well informed, pleasant and excellent service. Could be pricy without discount voucher but usually discounts available. Try the cocktails! Would not hesitate to return.
I worked in Hale and would often frequent the American Bar, mainly because of the name, the employees & the locals. Great pub atmosphere, good food, not trying to be something their not and an excellent staff. There should still be a California license plate on the wall, commemorating the great experiences I enjoyed there!
The American Bar Rocks......
John Del Rico
For some reason we hadn't tried Earle, one of those - been meaning to since it opened but hadn't got around to it, and now we wish we had a lot earlier! Loved it. Food was beautiful, interesting, well presented and above all tasty. Nice friendly service, great atmosphere. Top stuff.
Love love love this place.... food always fantastic, service outstanding & live music! try the oysters there so fresh
First visit to Manzen last night with friends. Service was great, very attentive staff. Food was superb and plenty of it. Look forward to returning in the future.
Visited here on Saturday evening for dinner which was fantastic. Although the menu lacked the typical 'British Chinese' dishes i.e. curry - the dishes we had were fantastic accompanied with first class service. Will certainly be returning!
My friend and I went to Hale Kitchen today for lunch and it was fabulous. The food was superbly cooked and presented and the prices very reasonable. Service was fast and friendly. I will certainly be going back. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Great food, brilliant atmosphere and service at reasonable prices, i try to eat there at least once a week
My wife and I decided on going somewhere different after a recommendation and how nice to find somewhere with a lovely atmosphere, great food and very friendly staff, also good value for money. Two course meal with a bottle of very nice white wine for £80.00, will definitely be going back.
Fantastic - really rate this place, always good service, interesting menu and tasty food.
Well, what can I say, the food was the best I have ever had in my entire life! (and I've been to many indian restaurants!) Staff was very welcoming, especially the manager. However was very disappointed as I didn't see any of the 'good looking' people mentioned in other reviews. Other than that, yes I agree, Ashraf was the friendliest waiter! Defo recommend Spice Lounge for the whole family. We will definitely go there again!
Excellent food and friendly service. They provide dishes with a difference.Best curry for miles!
We have tried many Indian Restaurants over the years and Spice Lounge tops the lot. Excellent service, Excellent Menu and most important Excellent Food. Keep it up lads.
Good food and music, but have heard of several people being shortchanged at this bar so do keep an eye on them!!
Having gone to this restaurant for dinner on a Friday night, we thought we would try having New Year's eve there. What a great time we had, five of us in total, Pilone, Patricia and the whole team went the extra mile and made it a great night. Thank you we will be back very soon.
Saw previous review and have to agree, great music and bar, but staff seem to take £1 tip even when not offered!!
Music really good, atmosphere really good... but check your change!!!!
Party of 7 ate here last night. Food was outstanding and the service was over and above lots of restaurants these days. Xmas banquet at £25 is great value, more than enough food and very high quality. Will definately be recommending to friends and eating here again very soon.
Went to Dee Thai two weeks ago and having secured a babysitter for this Saturday I am about to make another reservation. Every experience at both ManZen and Dee Thai are outstanding, from food to service - everything! My personal favourite is the jungle curry so I would highly recommend this to all fellow 3 chilli heat-seekers who had handle it!
Visited last evening with wife and daughter - it is our normal stop when using Manchester Airport. It was our most satisfying visit to date - the food was absolutely divine, the three main dishes each so different but combining perfectly. Would I recommend it? Yes, yes and yes again!
havent been for ages but spotted the new photos on Onionring and the place looks great after a refurb, dined off the midweek menu which was very good value. The food was top class - both the midweek and main menu had lots of interesting options. Service was good throughout...overall - really impressed
I visited the Hale grill for the first time last week, we went as a large group from work with some clients. We were very impressed with the quality of the service. Some times when you are part of a large party the service can be quite slow and you can end up waiting a long time for your food, however we were very well looked after. The food was of a very high standard and the service was very prompt and attentive. Our glasses were never empty. A very enjoyable evening. We have already booked in again for our Christmas party, loooking forward to returning already.
It was amazing, greatest experience of my life. I look like a beast and I sure ate like a beast, yum. The food was delicious, I wanted more and more I still had room to fit in. LOL you know what I mean
The food is fantastic. Scallops cooked spot on,the homemade black pudding (watch & learn Bury). Goats cheese terrine with a twist on cesar salad,TASTY. The lemon sole superb. A twist on pudding & chip,Brilliant. Top marks for the veg. Service second to none. Well informed & friendly. Wine & drinks reasonable & plenty of choice.
I recently returned back to visit the Hale Kitchen on Sunday 18 September 2011 after a few months.Wow what a difference a change makes, the staff and food and atmosphere was outstanding.Janet, Peter and the new member really went out to look after us, I would highly recommend this place... but please remember that they want to look after you, go ahead and over indulge, unless of course you don't want to spoil yourself!!!
I ate here a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was fantastic. There was a great atmosphere, the wine list had a wide choice and the food was cooked fresh with locally sourced produce and was very tasty. I bought a voucher from the Living Social website and will definitely return for more.
Went here for my birthday saturday night great food and decor is top class £300 for 6. left. £40 tip but when I got home I saw we had been charged a service charge on the bill so the got £66 tip !! probably would have given £20.00 on top if I had noticed it. Hey ho will definately return but check my bill next time
Excellent food, excellent service, fantastically friendly staff and very good value. Highly recommended.
They do oysters, they do oyster I love the oysters served here. The steak is good too, the service is very good and the place is clean. They did try and seat us at a table which was not right but we sorted it. A good everyday restaurant with a wide selection on offer - but me I always go for the oysters.
I'm addicted to the goat's cheese, spinach and pine nut pizza and I can order an extra thin base. We like the people who serve, the atmosphere, the simple decor and the quality of produce cooked supremely at Danilios. The place is never empty because it is so good. The price is right and my partner gets his fix of pasta (don't cook it at home). The waiters and owners take the time to get to know you and appreciate you when ask for specific cooking requirements - they know people who know their food. One of the waiters talks to us about the veg he grows and how he cooks them, I love these friendly extras.
We have been going to this wonderful restaurant for years and I cannot reccommend it higher, it is by far the best Indian cuisine around, along with first class attentive service, this makes a very enjoayable and reliably consistent, dining experience.
I visited the Spice Lounge on Friday 8th July with a party of eight. I must say my experience was FANTASTIC. Lovely atmosphere, great music and ofcourse the food was top notch.
I will recommend The Spice Lounge to everybody. Best indian in Hale.
I went on Saturday afternoon with some friends who had not been before they were very impresssed we all had Fish & Chips and it was very good and we sat upstairs the children played and watched TV one of my favorite resturants and it is a must go
I absolutely love Piccolino's! I'm really pleased to see that they have changed quite a lot of their menu, although this has now made it even harder to decide what to choose! The staff always have that Italian charm and I've never had anything but a lovely time there :)
Went to Cinnamon for my birthday with friends for the first time. The service was delightful, the restaurant was immaculate and the food was fantastic. Probably the best Saag Paneer I have ever had. £90 for 4 of us with starters, main and drinks!! Will be back soon. Thanks for a great night.
Still really rate this place, always consistantly good. Where's the Onionring offers/deals though?! come on Simon!
Went last month for Sunday lunch with my daughter and her husband. Lovely place and food is really nice. Well worth a visit
Had a fun night in Hale followed by a heavy hangover this morning! Hannah our waitress was lovely & very informative & the 2 bar guys were exciting to watch & made us a multitude of delicious cocktails! big thumbs up
Four of us dined last evening. Great service with good humour (rare in Chinese restaurants) the food was excellent and we were left in peace between courses and didn't feel we were being hurried along (rare in Chinese restaurants). The prices were reasonable and we will all go there again.
Fantastic dinner last thursday, the place was heaving! Steak cooked to perfection!
Had an amazing meal here last week. Delicious light pizza bases, beautiful salads and meat. The waiters were brilliant with the kids and food was brought very quickly to them as requested. A* So pleased they are local. Thank you.
Fantastic atmosphere, service, food, child friendly, and warm welcome. Definitly go again. Truly the best place around!!! And the proof of this is how long they have been in Hale, NONE of the newer places come close to matching their standards.
Came to Earle for the first time last Friday after hearing lots of good things about it. My wife and I certainly were not disappointed. Food was fantastic and wonderfully presented and staff were great and cooked my wife's meal specially to take into account the fact she has coeliacs disease.
Had a fabulous Sunday lunch at Earle this week. Amazing food and a bargain too at less than £17 for 3 courses! I think I might become a regular here...
Service, food, decor, wine list and most importantly consistency this restaurant has it all... A great atmosphere for sitting back and relaxing with friends (a restaurant in which you can hear conversation), alternatively celebrate a special occasion. Only one thing is guaranteed....you will look forward to returning to this fantastic place of indulgence!
My wife and I are regulars at Hale Kitchen but ate there for the first time on Saturday with the new live music on the first floor. The food was superb (Foie gras pate/toast and then fillet steak for me, Beetroot infused smoked salmon followed by Sea Bream for my wife). Nice cheese selection with a complimentary port to finish off the night. Fantastic food and wonderful service. Highly recommended.
We used the 2 for 1 voucher last night...what a great restaurant. Food was the best Indian dishes I have ever had, really tasty stuff and good service. Not cheap but worth it!
We had dinner in Hale last weekend & had a fantastic time, the mussels were fresh & the sauce delicious & they still had roast beef at 6pm with yorkies that were second to none! I will be returning soon not only for the fab food & lovely service but the relaxing musician who played throughout our meal.
Prawn starter was fantastic, all the food was beautiful, staff were friendly, professional and helpful, we'll be back!
A regular visitor with my family and food has never disappointed us. This evening was made extra special in meeting Simon Rimmer himself. What a really down to earth guy!!
Yet another top dinner with friends here last Friday. Pizza, sea bass, canneloni, risotto - all enjoy immensely.
If you want to experience an Italian meal surrounded by entertaining waiters, good wine and great food - then look no further. There is a reason why people queue to get into this gem!
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough, if you want authentic Indian food then this is the place.
I've eaten at many many good quality Indian restaurants and have never found another to match the Spice Lounge. The food is exellent the staff are friendly and informative and the surroundings are beautiful. My wife and myself eat here quite a lot now and we both love it, try it for yourself you won't be disappointed I promise.
My wife and I took a party of 20 family members to Earle for a Sunday lunch treat, it was simply fantastic! The staff were more than helpful, the food was top-notch. Huge thanks to all involved,
we shall be seeing you in the very, very soon. Another happy punter; Mike Mason.
What I can says.....all is the best, special is seafood cook in Malaysia style...I will come again.
We booked a table for a 30th birthday for 9 people, including a child and a baby. The staff really looked after us from arrival until we left, nothing was too much trouble and they even gave ice lollies to the child to keep her occupied! We went for 3 courses from the fixed price menu - the food was delicious! We all enjoyed the food and the relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely return and recommend to a friend! Thanks for making the 30th birthday evening so special!
As ever, Danni's lives up to it's reputation of excellent food and service. An all round, top notch bang on restaurant which deserves every accolade it receives.
Have enjoyed many meals at the Hale Grill. Every time the food has been perfect! The drinks menu has everything you could think of plus more and an amazing atmosphere! Definitely a place to visit once and you will find yourself going back time and time again.
Very hospitable and friendly host - good menu with decent variety of Italian dishes. Food was very good, service prompt and good buzz about the place re. atmosphere. Bit more effort needed on the deserts though!
me and my family went out for a meal,we had a meal that was very flavoursome and fabulous,service was excellent and friendly. i recommend everyone to go and try the food. my opinion is that this is the best Indian restaurant in cheshire.
Fantastic food - really is the best Indian around. Fancy getting away from the usual '5 pints and a curry type' of Indian restaurant this is the place.
We went here for a friends birthday, got to say this is the best Indian place I have been to in a long time. I had Butter Chicken very very good. Starters excellent and main courses not greasy. Tasty food.
Have eaten here twice now, and drinks with friends many times. Really good food and atmosphere. Breakfasts are varied and good in quality. Burgers and sandwiches very good in evening.
Been to Spice Lounge a number of times with friends, always good food and service. The spiced lamb chops are goooood. Very friendly staff.
I have never bothered to put a review before but Manzen is worth it. I have been so many times and never been disappointed the staff are so lovely and friendly the food is amazing the atmosphere is lovely everything about it is 100% always try to book if you can its always so busy that speaks for itself but I have been without and they always try there best to fit you in see you tomorrow night.
A superb curry house, excellent specials, textbook peshwaris, brilliant service. Consistently brilliant
On a whim, in order to celebrate my 50th birthday, I invited family and friends to Earle for dinner. As I was footing the bill I restricted them to the set menu. The restaurant coped beautifully. Nick and Sophie were great and the kitchen excelled itself. Coping with 28 covers at one time is never easy and they made it look simple. No one had any complaints and I can safely say I will return again and again
Gourmet night at EARLE is a fixture in my diary. Last month we took my mother in law her sister and all our children. Service was attentive not intrusive. The food was to die for. With posh chicken pie my personal favourite.
Last night my potted duck was a delight not greasy at all and pickled red cabbage that was not harsh at all. The lamb main course was cooked to perfection with a rich deep flavour.
Earle is so good I am taking a party of 20 for my birthday even though its a 40 minute drive from home.
If you want excellent food in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere Earle is the place for you.
We were greeted at the door by our server and shown immediately to our table. It was nice that the ladies took an interest in us. My wife had had an operation on her ears that day and she was asked (quietly) on several occasions how she was.
To the food. Quite simply the nicest meal I can remember having eaten.
I had duck, the most gorgeous fish soup, duck and a trio of desserts,Pauline a fish eater had smoked haddock/tomato salad the same soup and a medly of salmon sea bass and scallops, and the same dessert.
The evening was a celebration of local foods and was quite simply gorgeous.
The restaurant is owned by Simon Rimmer who made the point of seeing us out at the end of the night and he is every bit as nice as his food!
Been to Dee Thai on a few occasions and must say it really is amazing! The food is excellent. It is by far the best oriental food I've ever had and it has become my new favourite restaurant. The service is always excellent and the surroundings provide both style and comfort. The whole experience really couldn't be better. I recommend the tamarind duck it's superb! Thank you Dee Thai keep up the great work!
I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago with three friends, and we would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was amazing they couldnt have done enough for us. Worth a visit!
I've been a regular customer at the Hale Grill for about 2 years now and the food and service are excellent - my husband and I both usually have steaks as they're the best around, but we've had some lovely fish dishes here too - the mussels are excellent! Great atmosphere in the evenings as they've now got a live musician every night. We keep going back, and would definitely recommend it.
A friend and I went to Earle last night (7th Sept '10) - wow!
From start to finish every mouthful was delicious.
We had a lovely evening with fantastic service by the 2 girls and beautiful food. We were
both full to bursting when we left but had enjoyed it all so was contented fullness!
Will definitely be back
I went yesterday with my family for the Sunday roast the food was amazing and the service was excellent we went upstairs with my daughter who is 4 with the TV on and toys to play with she had a great time and at £7.95 bargain will be back very soon
We had an excellent meal here this week to celebrate a family event. We had a warm welcome, excellent food and great customer service. We shall certainly be returning to Piccolino's Restaurant again.
Have been meaning to try since the refurb, better than ever! really like this place, always great food and good service. Mexican Chicken salad is amazing!
I visited Cinnamon for the 1st time on 21 August. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere is good and the service is excellent.
Fantastic food, modern Indian dishes. Good quick service, the restaurant was busy aswell - not many are midweek nowadays so that was a good sign. Really enjoyed it, will be back.
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our night @ Earle on Saturday 14th August. My fiancée took me last night for my birthday present. And we had a fantastic time, the food was awesome, both myself and my partner loved everything we ate. Thank you so very much
Had a great meal at earle very good service food was excellent lovely atmosphere good value for money
We entertained my daughter, her husband and our 7 year old grandchildren on Saturday 7th August 2010. The service was excellent,the young lady waitress was very attentive without being intrusive. Whilst the food was top quality in particular the Carrot and Lemongrass soup, Risotto and Lamb, so our many congratulations to the chef.
Kind Regards Betty and John.D.Woods
Danilo's is by far the best Italian restaurant I've been to.I have now made this my regular Italian restaurant and have been back numerous times now since my first visit last year.The food is consistently spot on (especially the carborana!!) The staff are absolutely fantastic and a credit to the owner.Attentive, charming, funny and always smiling! They are especially great with kids!The place seems to always be busy and with a no reservation policy there is always a queue outside before opening time.There is a ticket system, and I always favour popping over the road to the railway pub for a swift pint while waiting my turn! Highly recommended. 10/10
We ate at Hale Kitchen last week and had a wonderful evening. The service was delightful, the food was superb , Romantic & cozy seating area. Would certainly dine here again
Wow, what an experience this was for us. Dee Thai is fantastic, the food is quality, atmosphere is great and the price is exceptional & value for money !!!
The service is as you would expect from Italians - excellent - very attentive and charming. The menu quite extensive. We were seated near the glass fronted kitchen and we could see the dough being rolled out for the pizza bases and the freshly prepared pasta. I had a fusilli pasta dish, with salmon, spinach and peas in a light creamy sauce, which was delicious. The only reason I have not given full marks is that the wine was a bit on the pricey side, there was nothing under £20.00.
We went to Earle (14 of us) for a family celebration and would recommend it to anyone. We all found things we liked and it was so friendly to provide bubbles for the children before the meal etc. Sophie was very, very helpful on the phone and so warm and welcoming in person. All round great experience, will certainly be top of the list of our local favourite restaurants! Thank you Sophie and all at Earle!
love it in spice lounge, great food, great service. best indian in hale.......
We have waited a while to visit Earles for various reasons so to my delight my family had booked it for Father's day and we had a fantastic experience. The food was all superb, the staff very knowledgable, attentive & expressed a good sense of humour. We felt completely relaxed. 1 of our children didn't want anything from the kids menu but this was no problem with the staff.
All the dishes were well presented, well thought out, used excellent ingredients and perfectly cooked.
A must for all great food lovers and we will be back and this is our new favourite!!
Had a fantastic meal here early doors last week, the food was extremely tasty, portion sizes were more than enough. At £9.90 a head it was great value for money and I would definitely recommend it
Fantastic food, excellent value for money and a great atmosphere
We visited Earle on 2nd June for the Gourmet evening, this was to celebrate keith's 50th Birthday. We were not disappointed, the food was excellent, the service was faultless and the whole atmosphere was fantastic. We were welcomed by Nick and our waitress, fiona was very friendly and helpful. We had a few photos with Simon, who was as nice in person as we expected, we also had photos taken with Steve McManaman who spoke to my daughter on the phone (he was her footballing hero when she was growing up). We will definitely be visiting Earle again very soon.
Excellent food very tasty and very friendly atmosphere.
Had a really delicious early doors meal here last week! It was a nice atmosphere with attentive staff and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Will definitely be back!
We attended the gourmet evening on 2nd June 2010. A totally fabulous night with professional yet friendly service, superb food and a great welcome from Simon Rimmer. This was our first visit but it won't be our last.
Regular here for a drink but haven't eaten for a while so decided to try on Monday...and it was fantastic! Tasty, fresh dishes, good portions, and friendly service, what more could you want!...Beef Salad amazing apparently.
A great meal. New chef and a focused menu with a fabulous execution and finish; enough to keep two foodies very happy! Family friendly yet retaining an edge that works in the lunchtime, post work Friday and all in-between. Foie Gras, truffled quails eggs and fresh bread starter and an amazingly fresh smoked haddock risotto for main. Great bouillabaisse (even on a Monday!). A local establishment re-affirming itself as a must try.
Excellent food and surroundings. The service and staff were outstanding and the food was delicious we will be returning soon.
Ten friends went to Earle on April 24th to celebrate my 60th birthday, the food was excellent as usual. The staff are always friendly and helpful. One of the best restaurants around.
Came for a meal with my wife and had a really good night. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive. Some new dishes on the menu since my last visit - really liked the Ribs!
I had a lovely meal at The Hale Grill last week, the food was fantastic, my steak was delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff are very friendly and there is a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant and plan to go again very soon!
Visited the American Bar early last week, the staff were very helpful and accomodating which I didn't expect given the concept of the American Bar. The atmosphere was buzzy and the bar very busy. My fellow diner ate one of their burgers and was very impressed by the standard and value for money. I had a steak which was slightly overdone to my taste but was still very nice and a nice evening was had.
With the Travel Lodge just 2 minutes away on foot the Romper has been proven to be the perfect venue for all of our pre-meeting evenings. Staff from all over the country have commented on the quality of the food and hospitality of the staff. 5 stars and top of our list!
MJB, Ocado Group Ltd.
The Food was exquisite, exactly on time with our order to pick it up. Good sized portions and the flavours were fabulous. I certainly will be going there again some time soon.
Visited Hale Kitchen & Bar last week, fabulous food. We had the Shared Oriental Platter as a starter followed by Sea Bass & Scallops - absolutely delicious. Restaurant was very quiet but would definitely recommend.
I have visited this restaurant on numerous occasions. It is one of my favourite restaurants. There is a varied menu and it is reasonably priced. On our last visit we had the sunday roast, which was an extremely generous portion of Roast Beef cooked rare just as I like it. My husband had the chicken and again this was excellent. The vegetables were cooked perfect and for desert we had the sticky toffee pudding despite being full from the main course.
I love going during the summer months as the decking at the back of the restaurant is a nice place to relax with a glass of wine before your meal. The staff go out of their way to recommend dishes for you and they are friendly and attentive. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone.
After watching the Grand National race in a nearby pub, we had booked a table for 4 by the window, early reservation with a request from the restaurant we be gone by 8.30pm as table reserved again, this was not a problem. On arriving they wanted to move us to the back of the empty restaurant. We asked to be seated where we requested and as promised on the phone they very reluctantly sat us there and proceeded to give us attitude all evening and incorrect drinks. Food was great, very tasty just a shame about the service and attitude of the manager and his staff. It put a real downer on the evening after we had such a great day and even ordered an expensive bottle of champagne due to our big win on the race! We all said we would not return due this experience
Danilo's is without doubt the best restaurant in the world. I have been going here for 22 years and before that when it was over the road. Fabulous, fabulous place and the best waiters.
Danilo's is the best Italian in the area in my view. Always a good atmosphere. Have tried most of the pasta and several types of pizza and never any complaints. You may have to wait a while upstairs, but its worth the wait.
I went to Earle with my fiance to celebrate our anniversary. We were lucky enough to book when Earle were hosting a gourmet evening. The whole experience was fantastic. The staff are very attentive and explained the concept of the evening very well. We enjoyed a Starter plate, starter, main course and desert. The food was of the highest quality and the cuts of the duck and lamb amazing. For each course we were advised by a beer expert which would compliment the flavours of the course that we chose. I would not consider myself to be a beer expert but I really enjoyed trying the different beers which I would never have tried without Earle's suggestion! (I have taken the name of three of the beers served and intend on buing more if I can find a shop which stocks them).
At the end of our meal Simon Rimmer took the time to ask us if we had enjoyed our meal which was a very nice touch.
We will definitely be eating at Earle on a regular basis and would highly recommend any future gourmet evenings.
This is a best restaurant around the Manchester food is excellent I will come back again.
Had the most wonderful meal on Friday evening, had not bookes but was not a problem as it was early evening, the food was 10 out of 10 service and atmosphere were excellent will be going back very soon as I am vegetarian and the choice of food was outstanding, sorry we had not found out how good Earle was sooner all the staff were really friendly and welcoming !!
Visited Danilo's on Saturday with friends, the food was fantastic! I especially enjoyed the Duck starter off the specials menu! Will definitely visit again!
We had an excellent family meal here at the weekend. Service was prompt and friendly. The food was fresh and wonderfully prepared. This restaurant never lets us down. Thank you!
FIRST CLASS! My partner and i booked in for the gourmet valentines dinner all i can say is it was fantastic! The restaurant was busy enough to have a great atmosphere but not loud or crowded just right. The menu was simple but when you use quality ingredients it shines through and it did,as regular patron of simons restaurants we enjoy both earle and equally greens in didsbury ( well worth a visit) as a big big meat eater i love the veggie option and the blackpudding is to die for mmmmmmm ! big thanx to simon and all his team especially the very talented new chef steven green keep up the good work no doubt we will be seeing u soon
(another happy customer)
I visited Earle with 10 friends to celebrate my 40th birthday, and we were delighted to be there when Simon was cooking. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and we were made to feel very welcome. Our food was absolutely delicious. I would heartily recommend Earle to anyone with a special occasion to celebrate. Simon, Sophie, Scott and the rest of the Earle staff made my birthday extra special - thank you.
Excellent choice menu, superb food, fantastic service...Would definitely recommend and would definitely visit again.
What a fantastic curry! Believe all the hype, the food was delicious. Guys were dead friendly too. Is this the best curry house in Cheshire? Quite probably!
AWESOME ! The food and atmosphere are always excellent. I have eaten all over the world and I always love coming back to the DEE THAI. The food portions are always good and the food as always is fresh and delicious!!
Absolutely perfect in every way! As a restaurant manager myself im always critical, but i cant fault the food, service or ambiance. Ben our main server was knowledgeable, personable and attentive without being intrusive and a real credit to you. And the manager, Luigi was fantastic. we will be back again when i saved for another bottle of Barolo!!! Thanks Guys.
Ate here one Sunday with my boyfriend and was very impressed. The fish starter was divine and my lamb hotpot was absolutely delicious and so hearty I couldn't finish it! There were hardly any other people there eating so lacked a little atmosphere from that point of view. Otherwise top notch and highly recommended! Good place to go with that special person in your life!
We have visited the Hale Man Zen regularly on Friday evenings and thoroughly enjoy the early bird menu. The service is fast and responsive, the staff delightful and attentive and the food is excellent. We particularly love the salt and pepper chicken wings, Singapore noodles and sweet and sour chicken, which is done in a lovely light batter - so light you don't think it's there. Very family friendly and we'd recommend it to anyone looking for quality Chinese food with food service and a lovely atmosphere. They even have children's chopsticks!
The food and service was excellent cannot wait to go again.
This was the second time my husband and I had attended a gourmet evening at Earle. We thought the first experience could not be exceeded but it was. 5 courses of superb food, excellent service and Simon making sure that diner's were treated as old friends.
I have been getting regular takeaways - really super! Every time! Best vindaloo in Hale village! Trust me - i know. Mild - the honey tikka is to die for.... You can't go wrong! Try the lamb handi too
We went for lunch in the childrens area upstairs and it was fab, Emily really enjoyed the DVD (scooby doo) on the big screen telly and I could relax and enjoy my sunday paper! The new menu is great some exciting new dishes and our old favourites. the christmas menu looks fab too, roll on december!
Can't say I have had any experience there yet but I intend to come to the UK mid next year and will defo drop by to feast like a beast. I intend to check out this fine looking manager as mentioned by previous readers...just hope that I don't end up eating him. LOL
Definitely the best Thai restaurant I've ever been to. The choice was great for me (I am a vegetarian), and the presentation of the dishes was beautiful. Excellent value and great service!
I went to this restaurant for my mothered birthday meal. delicious food, beautiful decor. Would definitely return here.
Brilliant restaurant, i loved the experience
The Sunday fixed price menu is brilliant and with kids eating free before 7pm it's unbeatable. Fantastic food, great service. It's become our regular Sunday venue. Highly recommended.
Great food, Friendly waiters were good with children fantastic value. Highly Recommend.
The best food in Hale by far. Good for couples, family or entertaining clients. Always a great atmosphere with warm and welcoming, friendly staff. It is a winner.
The restaurant is fantastic, I enjoyed the experience very much and cannot wait to return this weekend with my friends. I have always enjoyed the 'Man Zen' experience, I visit it once a week at least and will most definately be going tonight for my 73rd birthday.
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From personal experience i would say that danilos is the best restaurant that i have ever been to. There is an incredible atmosphere and the food is always reliable.
Went to the Hale Grill for my mother in law's 60th Birthday. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. We will be going back again soon, definitely worth a visit!
food gorgeous as usual! service always look after you. bril taste in music as well!!
Have been here a couple of times now and the food is fantastic, my husband, not normally a fan of Indian food loves it. If you've been disappointed with Indian food anywhere else, try it!
Had a really good night at Earle (again). my daughter is lactose intolerant and her needs were accommodated without a fuss. Everyone enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was great
Absolutely fantastic restaurant, has to be the nicest Indian my girlfriend and I have ever eaten in. Great food and great service!
Definitely recommend it to anyone fancying a curry!
Had dinner at the Hale Grill last week to celebrate my girlfriends Birthday. Both the Food and Service was fantastic.
A night to remember!
I went into Danilos after a few of my friends recommended it (they live in the area) I was greeted by friendly staff who served me with a smile and made me and my family feel welcome throughout, it was busy and we were waiting for our table upstairs, Upstairs has a welcome feel and even though the restaurant was full the staff were still very friendly, and they looked after us, Our meal was very fresh and tasteful, i ordered some pasta and choose exactly what i wanted in the sauce and it was PERFECT. My wife ordered a pizza with a thin crust and that was perfect and we asked for Garlic dough balls (Not on the menu) and they were probably the best iv had. I totally agree with the reviews on this site about this 'Small family run business' and next time I'm in the area ill certainly pay another visit.I've even joined the Danilos fan club and (Danilos the pizzeria of Dreams) on facebook and their is over 650 Members!!! that must show a good restaurant. Ive rated this Restaurant 10/10
At first piccolinos was a good place to eat, but now me and others feel it is more a 'Night club' than a restaurant, the last few times iv been in with family and friends and it was full of drunken crowds of people. It also seemed that once we had sat down it seemed like they were trying to rush us out (Not very friendly service,) the food didnt seem up to much eather. one thing is 100% we wont be rushing back their, since our last visit i have also heard bad reviews on the atmosphere, Food and service at Piccolinos, I can certainly think of a better/ smaller family-run italian restraunt in hale Village before the RAILWAY station, that ill be going to in the future.
As stunning as ever - Book a table and go!
We visited Earle for the Gourmet Night 7th July and it was brilliant. The food was delicious (great choice for me as a vegetarian as always), the staff were extremely helpful and attentive and Simon Rimmer was charming making sure he spoke to everyone personally. A faultless night, can't wait to go back and I would highly recommend Earle to everyone.
I enjoyed going to this restaurant for the first couple of months after opening but the bar area has now become a regular haunt for boorish,tattooed gangs of men who are very intimidating.Very offputting and not family friendly.
I had an really nice meal with my family last Friday. The food was excellent as usual and the service was second to none. The staff are really friendly and I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. Definitely the best restaurant in Hale!
I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant. we had a party of 11 and they served us perfectly. There was wine on the table when we arrived and they decorated the table lovely for us. The food was fantastic and the waiters were all great and friendly. The evening ran smoothly and we all had a fantastic night. It was a great atmosphere and i would highly recommend this restaurant for a party! Thanks alot The American Bar!
We go to Man Zen quite often. The restaurant is beautiful. The food is delicious. The staff are very kind and friendly. Can't go wrong with Man Zen, Brilliant!!!!
Excellent! We come here a lot both for eating in and takeaways, and both are fabulous. Staff are always welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the best curry in the North West.
Highly recommended for fresh flavours and a host of different dishes to shoose from. The 'Stir Fry' was fab, and the servise excellent. We're going back!
What a great place - read the good reviews and decided to try. Really great food, we had the banquet..too much food. mixed starters were gorgeous. Would recommend to all!
Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.
Another great night at the Hale Kitchen. The cocktail menu is great, ask Ben for an Apple Martini! Food gorgeous, especially the lamb.
Thank you to onion ring for my prize of winning a 3 course meal for 2 at Hale Kitchen & Bar, where I ate last night with my partner Steve. The food was outstanding inc the friendly service of all the staff and the pleasure of meeting the Chef Adam, we had a truly wonderful evening and I will highly recommened Hale Kitchen & Bar to all my friends and family - also check out the early diner special excellent value for money - a very happy customer
I am a regular visitor to Amba, and have never had a bad meal. It is by far the best restaurant in Hale, it also has excellent service. We went on New years eve and again it didn't disappoint it was fantastic. I have introduced many friends to Amba who agree it is simply the best.
Went went a couple of nights back, the early diner deal is great value - fanatsic green curry. Nice setting as well.
Another fantastic night at earle. Food and service exceptional particularly the soup. The early bird offer hasn't meant that sacrifices have been made. Will be going back very soon!
The restaurant/diner/bar looks better since the refurb, not as dark and now with a more modern look. Service is always good - friendly staff and quick. Food is also really good - great burgers. Lively bar at night.
Having visted several eating establishments in the area you can always find fault in one area wether it be service, presentation, promptness or value for money. Piccolino`s surpassed everything that was expected and some more.
The venue is a wonderful setting, the staff work to the highest professional standard and the food was outstanding and would rival any top London restaurant. Another visit will be forthcoming soon.
Absolutely superb restaurant. The speed of service is very quick, the food is delicious and the waiters are polite and friendly.
The steamed sea bass with ginger and spring onion is the best I have tasted anywhere in the world.
You have to go to this restaurant.
I happened to stumble upon this Restaurant whilst visiting with a friend and looking for a place to eat and my what a place it was. The food, enviroment and staff were amazing spot on. The music was over played as it is in many restraunts making it hard to hear the person next to you. Will definately be going again in the near future.
Recommended Dish = Lamb Stir-Fry (Speaks for itself)
Best early diner meal I have had. For £9.90 the value is fantastic. Attentive service, and superb food with a good choice of both starter and main course. Special mention to the Beef Yaowaraj as a main course - with Coconut Rice complementing it beautifully - sublime!
Would recommend highly to all
ive been lots - and love it!
so so nice
Barry and Rosie Jones took us last Fri. Great evening, restaurant full, but service prompt, food excellent, No 1 Indian in Hale. House Wine £9.95 a bottle!! Book a table to avoid disappointment.
Dined here yesterday and it was absolutely fantastic. Food and service were great. The roast pork was some of the tastiest I have had! Sticky Toffee pudding was a great share size dessert. Really good - especially with the 20% Onionring discount!
You can't beat this food. Large portions; hot food; authentic taste. Better than those nearby. No more to be said.
What a wonderful restaurant! The meals are satisfying, plentiful, exquisite tastes, and pleasantly different to most Indian restaurants. The presence of Nepalese herbs and spices on the menu adds interesting and devine twists to the usual meals us English customers have become so used to.
The staff are professional, accommodating friendly. Very nice people. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Dining at the Cinnamon is an experience not to be missed.
Ps. I would highly recommend the Lamb Stir-fry
Totally amazing, the food was the best i've eaten in a long time, front of house was very welcoming as were all the staff, a place i would go back to time and again and highly recommend to all i know and those i dont!
First rate. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. My wife and I shared the recommended assorted dish special. Six different styles. I will definitely be returning.
Myself and partner took my 2 children to the Cinnamon in the early evening. And we were not disappointed! What lovely staff and delightful cuisine. There were dishes we recognized and new dishes we had not tried before, one of which was offered on the house to us, for us to try and approve, which indeed we did.
We would recommend that if you like indian food you give Cinnamon a visit. We certainly will be going back there. Child friendly and, ... no service charge! We choose if we want to tip, and we do tip when deserved, and the Cinnamon did deserve. Well done, and good luck for a long stay in Hale.
After several recommendations i visited this place with a small army of 4 friends. Now, i've been to Dilli and Spice Lounge but the experience we had at Cinnamon was amazing and definitely one to remember.
The atmosphere was excellent, service very friendly and prompt, authentic Indian menu with a Nepalese twist (you have to taste it to believe it!), and a value for money bill at the end of the night. A truly wonderful experience.
I would recommend the Chicken Akhbary and Lamb Stir-fry dishes which were freshly tasteful and beautifully presented.
I personally recommend the local and travelling people who want to have a wonderful dining experience to pay Cinnamon a visit. You won't be disappointed...thats for sure!
i have visited the cinnamon restaurant six times since it as opened and been refurbished, the food is outstanding more authentic to other Indian restaurants in the area the menu as different types of Indian food, my favourite dish is the lamb stir fry a Kathmandu dish. the presentation of the food is outstanding and the service from the friendly waiters is 100% i travel over the northwest to try different Indian dishes but none beats the cinnamon i will be going again this Saturday 3rd of jan with a party of 8.regards bill sumner
i love hale grill, the bussers in there are amazing, especially jess c
would definitely recommend it to anyone
probably our favourite place in the area. Food is always great and the early diner deal is really exceptional value.
This was about the 5th time ive been here,again the food was amazing as it always is!probably the best thai restaurant ive been to!service,food,ambience and cleanliness always great!
Called in for a meal while staying at the Manchester Airport Travelodge for our flight to Cologne the next day. Our meal was really good, the atmosphere was very pleasant and cosy with the log fire burning. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Would definitely go there again.
This restaurant is fabulous. I strongly recommend going. The menu is huge and the variety of choices are endless. They are a little expensive though. The waiter service is excellent, and the speed is fantastic. Our starters came in less than 5 minutes, and so did our main meals! I recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially on a saturday night. The atmosphere is great.
Excellent food, lovely service, great beer (Bombadier), good coffee, real fire, clean loos. Warning - we will BE BACK!!
We went last night for the third time and I think this place is getting better & better! Portion sizes seemed a bit bigger and we were also given 20% off as it was 6.30pm when we arrived. Having tried Dilli last week I have to say these two are probably neck and neck, both excellent - great to have two such good restaurants locally!
visited earle this evening for my parents 40th wedding anniversary and Earle's gourmet evening/2nd birthday. Service was great everyone was so friendly, food was amazing and brilliant to meet Simon Rimmer himself as he came round for a chat with everyone. Highly recommended brilliant evening!
Visited evening of 15/11/08. Absolutely wonderful!! Loved the style, the waiting staff were exceptionally friendly - and my steak was the best ever - spot on. Thank you. Oh - and the wine was just tooooo tasty! However on the downside - The Hale Grill is about 4 hours from where I live!!!! Should I find myself in the area again - I would certainly go back for more!
We have been eating here for a couple of years, it is the only place around where you can eat delish food, drink good wine and your children can play perfectly happily with no one tutting. The staff are really great with the children and there is a safe place for pushchairs. Childrens food is lovely so absolutely a guilt free meal for parents! We've been a good few times en masse with lots of under 3s and had a good chat,lovely food and the children are happy. I love the steak sandwhich at lunch but new fave is the smoked salmon.All the evening food is really good. I can't believe nowhere else has cottoned on to the fact that parents like to have a decent meal AND have happy children!
Buzzing restaurant, very stylish, good service and the food wasn't bad either! Kind prawn starter was gorgeous!
Found Danilo's on Onionring prior to visit to Hale. Very much liked what I read and saw so decided to give it a try. Had dinner there on 14th November and it was truly delicious!! The guys looking after our table were very friendly, warm and entertaining. Service was swift, with a smile and there was a great atmostphere. I have to say that Danilo's certainly met with my expectations after reading the wonderful reviews on Onionring. Thank you!
I have been to the Dee Thai now many times and have so many favourite dishes - the food and service are excellent. Why no Michelin star!
Had lunch with my Mum on Saturday a couple of weeks ago. Decided to have the lunch special offer for £6.50. Absolutley superb food - excellent value for money.
Great value early diner, and not the half portions you get in some restaurants. Really good tasty thai dishes, all seemed really fresh.
Amazing is all i can say food service everything you have not lived until you eat at earle.
We went on Friday, the wife has always loved this restaurant and it was up to the usual high standards. Fairly quite but it was early - about 7pm on Friday night, I chose from the early diner menu that was very good value, Chicken Pie was very tasty. Only minor was poor draft lagers - but that's just my taste. Good, friendly service and good food, nice stylish restaurant - what more could you want?!
Always good friendly service. Had a quick sandwich - steak which was really very good. Nice atmosphere aswell.
Went to Earle for Lunch , Good value for money, lovely food (looks & taste), staff friendly and helpful, will visit again...
have visited Earle on 2 occasions in the past month.Despite having to drive for 30minutes to Hale I would rather drive and not drink than miss out on the experience that is Earle. On every occasion we have visited the food has been excellent and the service second to none. Last night's gourmet evening was superb from champagne on arrival to a lemon meringue pie to die for. Can't wait for the next one.
Would recommend Earle's Gourment Evenings - very special food in a great setting. The front of house team all made every effort for the evening to feel informal and relaxed and the food was well presented, well thought out and tasty! Had an chance to meet Simon - who was as charming and relaxed as his team - and it was nice to thank him for a great evening - will be back for more.
If you want a delicious meal, fantastic cocktails and a welcoming atmosphere, I highly recommend the Hale Grill!!! I went there on Friday for a leaving do with work and I can honestly say it was the best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time. Sixteen of us went and every single person was impressed. The food was incredible and the service second to none. We all applied for our discount cards before hand so we all got 2 for 1 cocktails before the meal which was great as their cocktail menu is very extensive!! The restaurant was really busy as it was a Friday night but the service was still fantastic, our food was all brought out together, on time and steaming hot. Back in work today and everyone is raving about how wonderful the food was on Friday night (and what a disappointment 161 was afterwards……..we should have stayed at the bar and had more cocktails)!!
My wife and i went to the last gourmet evening, i have never visited a restaraunt of this quality, so it was a fantastic experience for me, the food was tremendous and the staff fantastic, we had no hesitation in booking for the next evening on the 9th September
Still a great place to go, always a buzzing atmosphere. Food is great and the new back area for the restaurant has meant its more spacey.
Restaurant looks the part, service is great and the food is some of the best Thai food I have had. Only thing is where is the Onionring offers?
i had a very interesting time at the spice lounge. The waiters were fantastic especially the 'good looking' manager and a waiter called ashraf- they were the friendliest. We felt part of the family, the food was fantastic aswell,especially the starters- i recommend the king prawn butterfly.
best indian food we have had in manchester/cheshire. the service was great as was the interior decor. price was also good for the quality of food.
will definately be going back
What can I say! My best friend and I dined here for the first time on Saturday night and we will definitely be back!!
Fantastic food, and super sexy drinks!
The menu is great - what more could you ask for, steak and seafood!! Yum!
We started off our meal with a delicious bowl of fresh mussels and some deliciously hot bread to dip in the sauce! Perfect for us both to share as we wanted to save room for dessert!!
I had the Tuna for main and it was perfectly cooked! Just seared the way it should be! My friend had a sirloin steak, a regular diner at Gaucho, I was shocked to hear her say it was the best she'd EVER had!!! It simply melted in her mouth!! The home made chips are definitely a must, deliciously crispy and golden!
Desserts were great too!
The service was great and genuine, something lacking in most of today's restaurants. It is so refreshing to be looked after by a team of professionals who clearly enjoy what they are doing.
All in all we loved The Hale Grill and would definitely recommend to any of our friends, family and colleagues.
Another fantastic meal. Mixed starters were great. Duck as good as ever. Good service aswell. Top stuff - best Thai around.
My partner and I just love quality indian food but found it so frustrating that we didnt actually have a restaurant in the local area we were completely happy with. At last a trendy upmarket indian with LAMB to die for in a local location. Service was excellent,staff very friendly, great atmosphere and a fab bar area to simply unwind in. The food really was top class. Perfect for fulfilling that indian craving.
Just brillant, nothing could be better then this....excellent service ....top food ...and top locality too...god bless
Absolutely fantastic! We had 3 courses and a bottle of wine and the bill came to £50. Not only was the food, atmosphere and service top notch - the prices were good too. Will return soon to this brilliant "credit crunch" busting restaurant!
Visited on Friday night with a group of friends. The food & service was excellent. Will definately go back.
Certainly as good as any restaurant in Hale. Food and service are always spot on. They did however bring my wife the wrong main out, but within a few minutes a new, fresh dish came out and the manager came to check we were ok. Mistakes do happen and they dealt with it well. Very good overall and not too expensive.
Really, very proficient restaurant. Tremendous service-due to shall we say err.. normally sparse customer levels.. Decent food. Seemingly always open and seemingly always consistently friendly.
Our 3rd visit, but this time with onion ring, Just excellent, nothing can be better then that....keep it up, we forgot to bring the onion ring voucher, but their staff really looked after us with offer, just great, i used to go other Indian restaurants....but not any more
I took my dad to earle for father's day. On sunday there is a deal on 2 courses for 13.95 or 3 courses for 16.95 and I must say the food was excellent and very good value! The service was excellent aswell I will be definitely visiting here again to try the evening menu!
Top class restaurant, fantastic food & service.
will certainly return (with Ferrero Rocher Chocs for Lennon) Don't think about it just go.
We went on the buy one get one free. Everyone enjoyed it. Nice food and stylish restaurant/bar. Good service aswell
Fabulous staff! Went a few years ago and had a bad experience but ever since daring to go again i have returned regulary because it is such a friendly, reliable and tasty place. Always busy (but you can just pop to a bar if necessary) but service is great and so is the atmosphere. For a chain restaurant this is pretty good!
Not been since the refurb - looks great and is still really good - but as good as Dee Thai? I'm not sure!
All in all this is a lovely restaurant, the venue is handy, near enough to the Griffin for a nice drink beforehand, and a nice outside area if you want to be outside for a drink at Swadesh. The food was beautiful, starts and mains were both mouthwatering and just the right portion sizes so you didn't feel like you were just eating a take away at a table!
The alcohol is the most pricey bit, and to say we had one G&T with no Gin (melted ice cube yes gin no, but theychanged it when requested - could be a genuine mistake), one with Lemonade and one which was very weak - I'd advise Cobra!
Anyway, we went there for the food and it certainly was worth the trip, more pricey than the other local Curries, but 50% nicer too!
We decided to visit Swadesh on spec one night as we had heard that the dreadful Deckers had closed and been replaced by a 'posh Indian'. We were not exactly dressed for Bowdon but were pleased to find that the atmosphere in the restaurant was much more casual than outward appearances would suggest. The staff were very friendly and helpful but it is the food that will definitely have us coming back for more. This is not your run of the mill curry house - no lamb bhunas or strangely coloured 'pilau' rice here. Everything is beautifully fresh and full of interesting flavours. We had some fantastic dishes - tandoori fruit with a black pepper sauce, spicy cod with pomegranate seeds, a gorgeous lamb, mint and spinach dish which I had never tasted anything like before. In fact, I wa so annoyed at being full before I'd finished, I even took my leftovers home to have the nest day! All in all a great eating experience and one I would definitely recommend.
i visited the hale grill on bank holiday sunday as they were highly recomended by a friend, i had a lovley evening, the food was superb the staff very attentative & the place has a great feel to it. i most enjoyed watching the chef's in the open kitchen as they all appeared to be having a great time. keep up the good work
Top food! We first went when it was first open and thought it was fairly good but the food last night was top notch. Both had curries which were excellent. Nice restaurant aswell.
Excellent food, excellent service and great atmosphere, portions are also very generous, and also presented beautifully, what else could you ask for when dining out. me,my husband and kids really enjoyed everything about Swadesh and would highly recommend it to anyone that visits Altrincham,infact we learn lots of things about Indian food,for example i never knew that Roganjosh is dish which can be served only with lamb, we have recommended it to our co-workers and they have had the same experience as we have had. Good Luck swadesh and see you soon
The restaurant ceratinly looks the part - fantasticly refurbished with a contempary feel. There was a friendly welcome, and we had a drink in the seperate bar area for pre dinner drinks.
The service throughout the evening was excellent with the waiter always being on hand. Now to the food, starters were well presented, the tiger prawns stood out for me and the green sauce gave a welcome kick.
The main dishes, chicken korma and a spicy lamb one were again well presented. The korma was not overly sweet like they sometimes can be, and both dishes used good quality meat. The dal we had as a side dish was a nice accompliment and a livly addition to the meal.
Overall we were very impressed - good service, nice decor and great flavours.
we visited for my mothers birthday and found everything about our meal to be excellent. food was really tasty, and staff friendly and attentive. would recommend anyone to go here for a really good time.
Fab decor in a great location this upmarket Indian has almost got it made.
Still in the middle of a 'soft' opening so hitches are to be expected but no one asked for any feed back so here it is:
Bar area comfortable and service good but the bottled Cobra could have been a bit colder...
Starters were lovely (if a little salty ~ but I'm sure they'll sort that out) Chicken Tikka was among the best that I've eaten.
My family's mains were good but the rogan gosht was very poor ~ 5 small pieces of lamb in a thin salty sauce and at these prices ~ Ouch!
Overall great potential but at these prices everything needs to be a wow! even in Bowdon...
Visited on a busy Friday evening for to celebrate my daughters birthday. I usually visit at lunchtime which is always a pleasure. The new menu offered excellent choice for all ages and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was vibrant and friendly. Will definately go back.
the staff at the grill are great, they are attentive & exceed all expectation. the food & wine list are extensive & plenty for everyone. id definatly advise booking at the weekend as they are always busy.
Went with friends on Saturday, nice atmosphere - tradional style Italian. Friendly service and good food - what more could you want! (maybe an Onionring offer!)
We went last night, fairly busy for a Monday. Service is decent enough but the food was excellent. the mussels to start were huge and the tiger prawn main - prefection.
The grill was recomended by a friend & is fabulous, the mussles are excellent. The open kitchen add's to the great atmosphere & the service is spot on x
I think the food is really wonderful at Earle. It's great to get a decent portion of recognisable food, beautifully presented, tasting fresh and imaginative and for very reasonable prices too. Great service, great chef (Craig Kirk is the man!), nice decor and a good location, highly recommended.
Took the kids and my parents to a feast of proper sunday roasts all served with yorkshire pud!3 choices of meat available. kids were well catered for and staff extremely friendly.Great place!
this place is FAB Mark and I went on Saturday night and even though the restaurant was really busy and we hadn't booked a table they accomodated us. The food was excellent really tasty and prompt service meant it was hot, book a table in advance though its very popular and I'm not surprised we'll be back!!
This place has yet to disappoint! We ate here for my birthday and once again enjoyed a lovely meal,well cooked and well presented!
the hale grill is fab, i love coming hear as its the best restaurant in the area. the staff are so friendly & fun, the food is always tasty & they do the best cocktails for miles! keep up the good work.
Fantastic. I love this place. Staff food, restuarant, atmosphere all fantastic. Food is without fail always top notch and the staff are lovely. Usually busy on a Saturday night, full of people not up for Rusholme. And to be honest, this is better than anything on offer there although it costs slightly more.
I went along to The 'Italian Gourmet Evening' with a group of friends and family and what a treat we all had! The food was wonderful, cooked to perfection. It was great to eat Italian cuisine other than pizza and spag bol! We were looked after by a pleasantly cheerful staff and no request was too much trouble.
Thanks to all, and we look forward to another 'themed' evening in the future!
The Lamb Tandoori is very tasty and moist. The flavours leek out and activates all your tastes buds. I recommended it to anyone.
I have been going to danilo's 4 a long time now and havent had a bad meal yet. as "Hale" said the staff are always friendly and glad to see you. If you go on a friday just befor they open (6.30) their is always a que and that to me is the sighn of a good Restraunt. If someone has a birthday all you have to do is tell the staff and they sing "Happy Birthday" but also get everyone involved making you feel more than welcome. The homemade deserts are superb and they also make everything fresh and to order. if their isnt anything you want on the menu they always acomodate your needs.It Really would be the death of me and proberbly half of manchester if Danilo's wasn't around and on that note id recomend it to anyone wanting a taste of Italy. They also have a fanclub on Facebook open to ay1 who is wanting to join called Danilos the pizzeria of dreams and that has 655 members some people living in other parts of the world also showing the sighn of a good restraunt. Danilos really does treat you like a family and you always feel welcome and dont let the fact they dont take bookings put you off going just get their early. Iv eaten out in london's finest many times but always seem to go back to Danilo's.
We have been meaning to try the food for a while now, and finally got around to it yesterday. The Sunday Roast was the best I have had in ages. In fact everyone on our table loved their food aswell. Sticky toffee pudding was fantastic apprently. Great stuff - thanks!
Restaurant was fairly quiet when we went but food and service was fantastic. Particulary great was the custard tart I had for dessert - absolute heaven. Fab place to go as a vgi with meat eating friends. Loved it and would highly recommend. I will be going back
I have visited Earle on several occassions and have never been disappointed. The attention given both to the food you receive and the manner in which you are treated by its staff is a real pleasure. Keep up the good work!
Excellent food! The quality surpasses the other Hale restaurants by a mile, compliments to the staff, very attentive and friendly service, have already booked again!
Went for Lunch, food was great, portions well sized and it was a nice atmosphere. It was busy - but would expect that. Delay between ordering and receiving food of around 30 minutes but wouldn't deter me from going again but would book. Helpful and friendly staff.
Visited Earle as i was impressed with Simons other restaurant - and i wasnt disappointed. The food was tasty and inspiring and the restaurant was modern and comfortable. The staff were helpful and everything came in a timely fashion. Great night - will be back.
we went to Earle after a recommendation from a friend, and I will be recommending it to others.
The food was wonderful, there wasn't a dish between that we'd have anything negative to say about. The service was friendly & fast, our waitress was attentive and made sure everything was ok.
Have just booked to eat at the Amba before we fly out to Mexico the following day. We first ate here 2yrs ago, when my son took us for a meal with his girlfriend. We were very impressed,excellent service and the food is beautifull. We were so pleased with our evening that we took friends later that year before we flew to Egypt with them. They were just as impressed. As you can see we are from the Lakes so travel quite a way. We always find a hotel near by so we can visit our favorite restaurant. If you hav'nt tried the Amba yet you are missing out on a cullinary delight. This will be our 6th visit but definetly not uor last
We used the voucher last night and the food and service were both very good. We did book online which when we arrived they had no record of but they squeezed us in (the restaurant was full at 7pm!). Anyway all worked out and would recommend, but perhaps a table away from the kitchen if you fancy a quiter night!
Always good drinks and service, not the cheapest for a pint but nice place with good atmosphere.
visited restaurant on sunday 6th with friends
food was absolutely gorgeous would definately recommend it, wanna go back soon!
Really enjoyed the whole experience at Earle. Food was fantastic, excellent service and good value with 2 courses for £13.95 on a Sunday....can’t wait to go back!!!
Went for a post new year hangover cure and found the best burgers for the job. Great stuff, decent portions and a nice lively restaurant.
We have been meaning to try this restaurant for a while as we have heard lots of good things - we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, good service and overall a top night out.
Excellent food, very well presented and full of flavour. Staff friendly and helpful. An enjoyable evening out.
I have run out of superlatives and the bad part is I can't have a Pizza anywhere else in the world. I don't live in Manchester/Hale but keep finding reasons to come to come here. Must go there once. Try the home made desserts .. Yummmm
We went to Amba a couple of weeks back as they have started doing the early diner deal all night midweek. The food was fantastic, although the wife went from the normal menu which made it a bit pricer the bill was about decent for such good food and service.
Arrived at 6.30pm last friday to find the restaurant fairly quiet but it soon got busy. The staff were very efficient and freindly. We were soon tucking into the assorted starter for two, perfectly presented and extremely tasty. The main courses were soon delivered again perfectly presented and delicious. This was the first time my wife had eaten Thai cuisine and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We shall certainly return and can recommend it.
was a great night out as well as a great place to eat,me and my girlfriend really enjoyedour time there and will go again,food lovely good choice of food and drinks at very good prices and service was excellant.
Fantastic! Best Indian we've had and we have had a few!!
Highly recommended, we will be returning very soon.
We go every week to the Spice Lounge where we are treated like Kings. The food is consistanly good, the service is very good and the atmosphere is always buzzing. Highly recommended but you shouldn't be on a diet as the portions are "big"!!!
Went last Sunday with our 2 children - the top floor caters for kids in a unique way with lots of toys and even a plasma with kiddies programmes! Highly reccommend it if you are looking for excellent food and also trying to find a place that is super child friendly
Love this place, I reckon the garlic chicken chilli is the best curry Ive ever had. And yes I have been to India!!
fantastic restaurant, banquet is huge! and after the duck and starters I'm not sure we needed the mains! not the cheapest but you pay for what you get. Waiters could be a little chirpier though.
Ate there recently on a Saturday night and there was a real buzz about the place. We went 20 minutes early and sat ourside, sipping great cocktails waiting for our table. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was served hot and was extremely tasty. Really noisy unfortunately during our meal but only because a party of 30 women were sat next to us! Otherwise, a great restaurant, with service and food excelent.
We have been here a few times now for Sunday lunch and evening meals. The food is delicious and presentation great. Quality has been consistent every time. I love the decor and the staff are very attentive. A definate favourite of mine.
I really enjoyed dinner at Hale Kitchen, however the cocktails were even better
My husband and I dined at Earle last night, why did we wait so long? Food was fantastic, service excellent. The only very minor downside was we were seated under the air conditioning unit which was very efficient but slightly too chilly for me. Next time I'll take a jacket or sit somewhere else but there will definitely be a next time.
Having read a few good reviews on this site and having been past a number of times we finally gave it a go last night. The food was execellent and we didn't have to wait long at all for drinks and the food to arrive. Maybe the waitress could have smiled a bit more but it was probably the end of a long day! Really good overall, would certainly recommend.
We have been to Earle twice within the last month. It was so good the first time we re-booked whilst still in the restaurant. We have recommended it to friends, family and work colleagues. You have to go. The food is the best we have ever eaten and that includes 5* hotels and cruise ships. Cannot wait to go back.
Best Chinese food about. Not cheap but really good! Service can be a bit frantic on a weekend night when they are very busy but overall great!
we go to Earle all the time and i get butterflies before the food arrives, i don't consider us foodies, but we just love everything we have ever eaten there. Well worth a visit or two!!!!!
Visit here regularly and it is one of my favourites, food is exceptional as is the service and the restaurant looks fabulous. Best Thai I've been to.
I went to earle for the first time expecting it not to dissapoint, and i was astounded because it was just as fabulous as i'd heard!! From start to finish, our waitress was chatty and friendly and knew the menu inside out to help our more indicisive frinds choose! The wine reccomendation was spot on, and not to mention the food - what can i say? Excellent. Beautifully presented, hot and very good value for money. This stylish restaurant is an asset to Hale and I will be visiting it soon.
I have been going to Danilos for 14 years now. The pasta and Pizzas are the best around, the meat is cooked perfectly and it has a LOT of flavor. The waiting staff are ALWAYS bouncy and chearfull and they are always pleasent. If you are ever in Hale you MUST visit danilos Trattoria, it has a GREAT atmosphire and ALWAYS chears me up. They don't take Bookings but DON'T let that put you off.
Simon and I love this restaurant as the food and service is excellent. I adore their mixed starter for 2 people. Have booked a table for my birthday party and I am sure they won't let me down.
I visited spice lounge in february and I must say I was very impressed... The food was delicious and the staff ever so delightful, very attentive and ever so kind. I was hoping the Manager was was on the menu as he was rather a fine looking dish... hmmmm, will definately go back if and sample some other delights.
Excelent restauraunt has very nice waiters and the food is really quick they have the best pizza's around
Six of us had dinner at the 9:30pm sitting and had a fantastic night. The atmosphere was great from the time we arrived. Simon was in the bar - what a friendly man and so down-to-earth. Through out the night we had great service that wasn't over the top but friendly and helpful. We all had three courses but it was difficult to decide what to have because of the excellent selection. All the food was spot-on, beautifully presented, fantastically cooked, delicious and plenty of it. We were even given some little extra tit-bits during the evening. We will definitely go back.
Looked good on the site so thought i'd have a trip out. Lively and busy but excellent service. Banquet was good value for amount of food and quality. Would recommend.
one word is enough for say anything abt the food of Hale Barns Tandoori... DELICIOUS
Just been to Amba for the first time, and it definitely won't be the last.
The food and the service were excellent, and for a very reasonable price.
Went here with friends at the weekend, fantastic place, service great, friendly staff. A good place to bring kids as they have toys out during the day and a baby gate so you don't have to tie babies down to highchairs!
Yum yum yum... I go to this restaurant regularly and it's really fab. The ambience is nice, the food is very well presented and it is very tasty. The restaurant has a nice modern feel to it with natural wood decor. Well worth a visit.
Maybe we caught it on a bad night but I was quite disappointed by this place.
Couldn't fault the food but there wasn't a great deal of it for the money.
We were packed in like sardines and stuffed in a corner without room to swing a mouse. We did make friends with the couple on the next table.
Service was OK, nothing special.
Someone mentioned the wine list; great, but there are no prices on it so unless you're Oz Clarke you might get a surpise come bill time. We did.
We did see some minor celebs though. Ooh.
This is the epitome of a celebrity restaurant which lives on the reputation of its chef. Overall not bad but if you like this sort of food. But if you want to see Coronation Street actors and posh spice wannabes on a night out whilst not eating a great deal then get booking.
Went to earle last thursday 1/3/07 food was fantastic presentation excellent and the menu inspired met head chef criag but was disappointed simon rimmer was not there but the food didn't miss him it was excellent as was the service. The restaurant was very busy with a great atmosphere can understand why its getting such great reviews spot on will be returning soon.
Really enjoyed it, restaurant looks great. Good service, food was delicious. Good deal with the o-ring offer! Recommended.
the most fantastic indian i've had in a long time. food was excellent and service was great aswell especially by a waiter called Ashraf. totally recommend this restaurant for a night out.
Place looks great after the refurb - bit bigger. Service is always good. Burgers and meats are top notch. Great place.
had been recommended by several people and it didn't disappoint. The food, decor, service, wine were all excellent. It was also nice to see simon rimmer actually cooking, something I didn't expect. Probably one of the best meals I've eaten in the last 5 years - really excellent
Fantastic food, service, ambience and decor – I would highly recommend and the four of us thought it was certainly great value for money. The mushroom starter is inspired and a must.
Hale Grill has service second to none. The friendly management and staff cannot do enough for you. The food is excellent and freshly prepared to your liking. The bar area can be very lively at the weekend, but only adds to the atmosphere. Great cocktails, fab food and even better service. Congratulations Hale Grill
Found the restaurant by chance as we were working in the area, however it's a restaurant that I will be visiting often.
My colleague and I both had the Chicken Pot Pie with which was absolutely fabulous, we enjoyed Hale Grill so much that we drove an hour the following day to go back. If you are looking for fab food and excellent service then this is the place to be!!!!
My husband and I dropped in at The Romper on friday evening and had a meal. Plenty of choice on the menu and the service was good. We both enjoyed our food, which was well cooked and the wine which was not too expensive. We will definately be returning for more of the same.
I really liked this restaurant. The food was some of the best Indian I have had, granted the place was fairly quiet but service was great. Reccommended
Went to Earle on 20/01 for the first time. Excellent. Food timing was good and arrived hot and fresh. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Atmosphere was vibrant. More a Bistro feel than a restaurant feel. Booked to go back on leaving!
I recommend Chicken Tikka Chilli and Tandoori Morag Masala
cannot believe this is a new restaurant, the service was astounding, beaten only by the food, which was delicious. the 4 of us who went were all spoilt for choice with the lamb and the fish stew really stunning. This was one of the best meals I've eaten in uk for a long time. Well done
Great Night, Service couldn't fault, food excellent. Best New Years Eve since 2000.
fantastic food very quick service and friendly staff,what more could you want
I have been to Dee Thai several times and have found both the food and service to be excellent.
Great menu and comfortable surroundings.
Keep up the good work.
Went there today for lunch. Very lovely and stylish setting, with friendly staff. Food which was lunch meal was very tasty and well presented. Would highly recommend it.
Quality food - sizzling fillet beef is amazing. Busy lively restaurant with good atmosphere.
Good reviews on this site so went to try on Saturday. The restaurant was busy but the service was very good. Food was good but not the best Thai I have had, not amazing value for portion sizes. Would go again as its a stylish place with nice staff, just feel they could up the food by a few percent it would be the best place in town!
New refurb has made the place a lot better. Larger drinks and dining area.
Went for the burger (how could I not after reading all the other reviews!), and it was really good. Nice friendly staff, lively place and the service was quick. Really enjoyed it.
Decided to take advantage of their claims of "Child friendly" for a meal with my 4 year old son. It was very quiet, as I would expect at 5.30 midweek, but Ollie (front of house) was friendly and helpful, showing us to our upstairs table. From the moment we walked in, I knew I was in the right place - videos, toys, play mats, nothing to break, even an invitation to make as much mess as possible. Heaven! The menu was great for adults and kids, the food was fabulous and there had clearly been a lot of thought put in to all the kiddie extras like small cutlery and glassware, and an endless supply of napkins! I am going back with a bigger group of family this evening, and have also pre booked another mum and son outing next week. Yes, I am a big fan - anywhere where I can eat well, my son can too and we both come away stress free is a definite winner !
Brilliant staff - General manager waits on with rest of staff. Really helpful and pleasant - Will defo be going again!!
Brilliant Service - the staff couldn't do enough to help and the food was fab. Definately recommend it
at last, reasonably priced, very good food restaurant in Hale. We took some friends visiting from Toronto and we're very impressed. The service was efficient and friendly, however there is always a slight schoolmistressy air about British waiters and waitresses. Great wine list.
The decor is understated and the the owners have come in with a very professional approach. The menu is not overlong or fussy.
Word of mouth has meant that the restaurant is now heavily booked and its difficult to get a table
Visited Amba once more on 11 Nov.
Best restaurant in Hale. Service, food atmosphere - couldn't ask for better.
Highly recommended, and very reasonably priced
This is most definitely the best indian restaurant around. Always go here for takeaway. Tried the Spice Lounge and the service was rubbish, the seating we had was next to the store cupboard!! Will defo not go back. Dilli is also nice but a bit more expensive.
Have been going to Danilo's in Hale for approx 20 years now and some of the waiters have been there that long which must be a good sign. The staff make this place the friendliest Pizzeria I have ever been to. All the food is excellent for a pizzeria and its a great place to take children. The food is not adventurous but I think they tried to change the pizzas to a very traditional Italian style and they must have been told off by the regular Hale clientele. You have to queue if you want a table on a Friday and Saturday night. The room is small and a bit tight but that adds to the great atmosphere. If you want wine go for the House red its astonishingly good. Its not expensive and service is quick. They do 2 sittings so they don't want you hanging about. I will be coming here once a month with my family for as long as I can.
Visting friends who suggested we try this place. Nice friendly service, top notch food, stylish setting - what more could you want!
Ate here with the girls on a thurs night. Good atmosphere - v relaxed. Advertise a gluten free menu but couldnt produce a hard copy altho they did talk us through what was gluten free and even went to check a couple of things without being asked. Food was good except rissotto was very salty. Staff very friendly and helpful. Prices as you would expect in Hale but £70 for a bottle of spirits (not that i would buy one) is just ridiculous.
The best pizza's! Restaurant is lively (a bit too much sometimes) but service is friendly and quick. All you want & expect.
Great looking restaurant & bar. Food and service were both excellent.
Always empty for a good reason- the food is terrible. lamb is overcooked/dry/tuff, some sauces are like heinz tomato soup- very lame.
Great burgers! good service, what more could you want. Think there is some refurb/extension going on so interesting to see what it will be like.
Ate here last Saturday night it is excellent. Good prices, top food, brilliant service, and a great atmosphere. Recommended.
New florid decor, spunky staff, meet and greet, large fringed windows to view the village, busy atmosphere, Menu looks good. Trendy bar with bar seats, not many seats unless dining, varied drinks including unusual brands (norm draft) Hale prices. Will be going again as a happy bar to drink in.
Well, I have been to Man Zen on quite a few occasions now, and I have to say the food has always been execptional. The waiters, although not overly friendly, are courteous and very prompt. At least you could never consider the staff intrusive!! The service is always incredibly quick, but as my husband as a rule likes to eat and leave (!) that suits us just fine, for some though who wish to linger it may not be ideal. In saying that, on our last visit, we were asked if we would like a gap between courses.
Wine list is very good, and if you just fancy a glass the house wine is pleasant enough, though I must admit I do prefer it when you have a choice of glass or bottle for at least some of the wine list.
Food; is always lovely, though admittedly it is easy to order the same thing time in time out as you know it is so tasty! I can recommend king prawns in the shell with chilli and garlic and the steak rolls are also wonderful!! The seafood menu is also extensive and does not stop at prawns! Lobster, crab, halibut, scallops to name a few of the seafood choices. Varied menu, not overly expensive, but you get what you pay for. Enjoy.
Very good family restaurant, can get a bit noisey but the food and service are excellent.
Best pizza around!
Had a take away the other night. So much better than dominos! As good as in the restaurant..well better as you don't have to wait for a table!
My previous entry said it was a terrible restaurant at the end of last year. Been twice in the last couple of months based on recent reviews and it's been excellent.
Was in Hale for 7 days along with 2 colleauges. Although we visited many restaurants and pubs the American was our favorite and became our "hangout." The food was delicious and the drinks were fantastic. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Although crowded at times patrons were friendly and made way for you to get through the crowd going to the men's room. Would cetainly visit again if in the area.
Friends took me and I loved it....If anyone dosnt order a burger....yer mad.
Friendly and welcoming. Food was good, but is the burger as good as the American Bar? I'm not sure!
Overall very good though.
The place looks fantastic, similar layout as before but glammed up. Service was friendly and quick. Steak sandwich was great, decent size and perfectly cooked. Chinese platter could have been bigger but was nicely presented and the duck rolls we gorgeous.
One of the best Chinese meals we have had. The banquet was hugh and every dish was really nice. The service and pace of the banquet was sopt on, nice friendly waitress. Not cheap but you pay for quality.
it is a great restaurant for you and the family it is always so busy and that makes it for me a good atmosphere hale has a few restaurants and i think this is the best italian in Manchester 10 out of 10
I have been to Dee Thai several times!!! and i have to say that the service gets better at every visit. The food is always great but you could always improve in service...and they do!!! Keep it up!!!
A lovely restaurant! The food was delicious and great service will definately go again. The hotel looks fantastic very friendly and modern.
Fantastic food, wine and service for a mid-week meal. Was quite busy, but the service was second to none.
Busy bar / restaurant. Special chicken burger was the best burger i've had for ages! and i've tried a few! Bit confused dining and drinking areas but didn't really matter. Top place.
it was a good experience, the duck was amazing and so was the steamed fish, the duck and chicken is halal probably one of the best in manchester..
Superb food, service, menu, & staff.
Would recommend to all who appreciate fine food!
One of Cheshires greatest Italian restaurants, been going there for years, excellent food and service, friendly staff, reasonable prices.
Busy and fun, just like they are in Italy.
Have been several times and cannot for the life of me see where Jonathan is coming from. Obviously he never went!!
The food is superb and the service went hand in hand with it.
As someone else said in their review, it has the same owners as Man Zen across the street and they are both very good.
Well worth a visit.
As per last review, we would normally go to the spice lounge but for a change tried here. The food was decent with good service. Prices were probably slightly less than the Spice lounge, so big decision next time? Which one to choose?
This place is fab! We happened across it a couple of years ago whilst nosing about in Hale and now it is our FAVOURITE place to eat. We spent christmas eve lunch there the year before last, we have taken family and friends there and we are taking our new baby there for my other half's 30th tomorrow. the food is fab (especially the jumbalaya and the burgers!) and the service is top notch. Nothing is too much trouble. Of all the restuarants in Manchester, this is the best!
Lively restaurant, always busy. Pizza's are great - best around. Not overly pricey so all in all really good. Only thing is that it does get very noisy!
Hadn't been to Amba for a while so went for the early bird option last night. The bar area was busy with people having tapas and a few people were sat out in the sun - very continental feel about the place. Having not booked we were seated straightaway, the barman/waiter was very helpful and friendly. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet - last few times it has always been packed with early bird diners. The glass of wine and 2 course for £13 menu was decent enough. Food was very good, up to the usual high standards. Overall - still top of the tree in Hale.
Have been meaning to try since they opened a few months ago. Glad we did, food was excellent, service friendly and quick. Had a house burger which defiantly rivals the American Bar's..and you get chips with it! Apple crumble was delicious, more custard please. Overall really decent and not as pricey as I thought.
I went to Dee Thai last friday which was a very busy night. Sat downstairs which was very cosy in a way. The service was very quick but very good!!! The food was great!!! One of the best thai dishes i have ever had and to top it all off, we had a birthday present from the management and the stuff which they all came out singing a b-day song!!! I sure will be back and have the wonderfull food and service again and again...Mel
Visited for the first time on Friday evening 28/4/06 with clients, following favourable reviews on onionring. Ate in 'garden' area with view of kitchen. Excellent service and tasty food, well presented.
Only downside was greasy smell coming from kitchen, although this improved when staff adjusted AC. Well worth a visit.
As Hale has now has more than its fair share of trendy restaurants, I wasn't expecting the Hale Grill to be much different. I was however pleasantly surprised. The chicken caeser was perfect as a starter, a simple dish which is often over-complicated. The lobster was recommended for the main and again was excellent (the fact that it was served with hand cut chips made it even better. Al-round a top restaurant.
Living locally I had been intrigued by the development of the old Chinese restaurant into what is now the ultra stylish Dee Thai. The restaurant lies in the centre of Hale and for the past few months since its opening appears to have been full most nights with willing diners keen to try the latest addition to the Cheshire dining scene. So it was without much hope of actually getting a table we walked in quite late on a Sunday evening. The manager welcomed us with a friendly smile and to my surprise offered us a choice of tables. The restaurant had a number of full tables but not enough to warrant opening the large first floor part of the restaurant. Positioned on a nice window table the waiter was quickly over with menus and to take our drinks order. The offer of water didn't go unnoticed - my partner usually asks for one and there are a number that simply won't serve you tap water! anyway, I choose a hot soup for starter while my partner went for Chicken wrapped in pandanus leaves. They both arrived promptly, my soup was beautiful...just hot enough with a bit of kick.
I had opted for a beef curry dish (Paneang), while my partner had a roasted duck dish. My beef was one of the best Thai curries I have had - the beef was succulent and without a trace of fat. The sauce again was beautiful and well balanced. The duck, I'm told was also excellent.
We skipped on desserts as the size of portions meant we couldn't squeeze anymore in...and I wasn't going to leave any of that beef!
Overall the service was excellent throughout, food (apart from the obvious) was top notch. Prices aren't on the cheap side (For 2 people £50 inc a bottle of house wine) - This is Hale so to be expected. Certainly worth a try.
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I ate at Amba over the easter weekend. The food and service were both of the highest standard. I will deffinately be coming back again in the near future.
My partner and I along with friends went to Spice Lounge on Saturday night. The service was good and the food was great. I had a lamb dish which I found exceptionally tasty as the lamb was not chewy and stringy like you get in most indian restaurants.
Always busy but don't think you can book. Worth any wait though, food is great. Service is friendly even if you can be in and out in less than 1hour. Very Italian, very good.
Excellent steak. Not many restaurants can cook the perfect steak, so I was very impressed. Just such a pity it is always so smoky - even in the non-smoking section. Service is generally a little slow. Decor is typical American - but not cheesy.
A large group of us went on Friday night, considering the other comments with regards to the service we found it to be very good. There was always a waiter/waitress on hand for drinks requests etc. Food was well paced despite the restaurant being full. Only thing I would say is that they wouldn't give us a jug of tap water, insted made us pay for bottled stuff - bit of a swizz. The food was pretty good, we only had the basic banquet (mixed starter and a main). Sauces which came with the starters were misely. Bothe the starters and mains were ok portion wise and pretty tasty. Not quite as good as Jitrada's in Sale or for the money Chilli Club, but early days and we'll be back in a few months to measure the progress.
Dee Thai is the latest offering to the Hale restaurant scene and is a sister retaurant to the already well-known Man-Zen Chinese restaurant located directed opposite.
The restaurant is nicely decorated in a simple yet elegant style very similar to that of the "Living Room" chain of restaurants. It is well-staffed and yet lacks the well-oiled service that one has come to expect at the Man-Zen. I am however sure that this will improve as the restaurant 'matures'.
The menu is in my opinion not strictly Thai, but has more of an general Eastern fusion feel to it. The restaurant feels more upmarket than the Man Zen and this is represented through its pricier menu and smaller number of covers. The mixed platter to start is a good way of sampling a range of appetisers. As a main course I would wholeheartedly recommend the beef massaman curry which is truly superb: tender beef served in a subtle sauce. Portion sizes with the main-courses are not large and I would recommend 3 separate dishes for two hungry adults. The menu is large and varied and I would recommend this establishment to all those interested in eastern cuisine. Expect to pay around £40 a head for a plentiful meal and enjoyable evening out.
Have been to Amba on numerous occassions now and have never had any complaints. Atmosphere relaxing, service frendly, professional and over all very good, the food is excellent and you are not rushed to eat it and beat it. I have recommended this restaurant to everyone. One of my favorites.
Went here about a week ago and ordered the lamb from the Butcher's Block. I was rather disappointed when the main course arrived. The three pieces of lamb were quite small. On the plus side, the cocktails are fantastic and so are the staff - all very attentive and polite.
Good pub food with a warm friendly ambience. The only flaw to the evening was the long wait for our order to arrive. I would recommend.
The waiters are attentive, the food is good and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Excellent evening had by all. Would recommend.
Popped in for lunch. Excellent, fast, friendly service. Food was good. Would recommend.
Turned up and was seated within 5 minutes, both the food an service was superb, highly recommended.
Very sylish and looks to be a great addition to the restaurant scene in Hale.
We only went for lunch but the 2 courses for £8.50 was decent value and very tasty. I love thai food so if they can keep up the good standards then this could become by regular - sorry spice lounge!
Love this place, the lobster is fantastic.
Can't complain about anything - service decent, great atmosphere and a cute 'front of house' girl!
The food was excellent. The drinks were lovely. But the best thing about the restraunt, was the waitress that served us. Though small and young looking, she treated us with great respect and did not delay any of our meals. I do believe her name was Jessica. Blonde happy hair, and an attractive smile. She made the evening worth while.
I used to go here once a week and absolutely loved it. i tend to only go every now and again these days,but everytime i do the food is amazing and the waiters are fantastic. I have been to a lot of Italian restaurants and Danilo's comes out on top everytime.
Nice restaurant, bright and modern food is ok - not amazing but certainly good value. Service was good though.
This place is consistantly good. The service is always friendly but efficient. The food is fantastic - good sized menu. Save room for the desserts!
Modern looking restaurant and has a lively atmosphere. Didhes are updated versions of the typical english indian meals - good portions and decent. Not overly priced either.
This is such a great restaurant. The food is lovely, the waiters are fantastic with kids and adults alike, and you can go in jeans or in smart clothes are still feel at home!
Really good food, not overly priced and exactly what you want from a curry!
The spice lounge has the most fantastic food, and the service is wonderful too. To live so close to this restaurant is great. It is pretty new to Hale but it will be there for a long time. Louise
Went for a meal on Tuesday evening. The food was first rate as normal. No need for fancy Christmas menus, the usual menu and specials board are more than good enough.Service excellent,also. Well worth a visit if you've not already been.
Had a meal at the Romper last Saturday and although we were early the restaurant was busy. The waiter brought the food before giving us any cutlery, and one of the starters we had ordered was missing. After clearing the table he brought 3 main courses only 1 was what we ordered. My husband suggested that he was at the wrong table but he insisted on leaving the 1 meal (there were 7 people dining) it was some 15 mins later when he returned with the rest of the order. He asked if anyone would like sauce, which we did, but he never returned. Food - average. Service - poor
Thought we'd try here for a change (usually a Spice lounge regular). The restaurant is more 'traditional' in looks. Food was very good, service decent and friendly. Good size portions and probably a bit cheaper than most other curry houses near by. Will certainly go back.
We stopped in for a curry before watching City play Villa (another great win!). We were early and the restaurant was empty. The waiter was friendly and we soon had our pints of Cobra (not often you find Cobra on draught) and popodoms.
We shared a selection of currys, all tasted fabulous. The tandoori chicken was a highlight, also the Lamb Jalfrazi was a good. Would recommend it and look forward to the next City homegame so we can stop in again!
Good food, service and style.
Not overly priced. Very tasty dishes.
Walked passed to discover this place was open, so went in for a few drinks. Nicely styled, with seperate bar & restaurant areas. Lots of staff so service was quick.
Good service, quite modern restaurant. Food was really good. There are a lot of indian restauarants around Alti & hale now, but this has to be one of the best.
Always great burgers. Staff are also friendly and helpful.
Can be quite noisy, so not the place for a romantic meal but food is very good.
I go here alot and the food is great! Nice Italian Pizzas and Pasta and the deserts and coffee's fab too! No bookings, you will have to wait for a table but friendlt staff and quick tables
Very good food, good size portions. Nice staff. Quite stylish restaurant.
We had heard good things about the food and as it was a nice evening wanted to sit outside somewhere.
The pub is nice, as is the outside seating. Bar service was efficient. But the food was very average. When you pay £10+ for pub food it should be fresher/better than this. They had the wrong potatoes on my partners dish so it went back. The veg had obviously been sat in the kitchen for hours and was tasteless. My main was a 'special', but was a small portion and something I could have done in 1/2 the time for 1/5 the price.
We watched the waitress come out with food for a number of tables and each time it kept getting sent back. No wonder they looked so miserable.
Having heard such good things we were disspoited, either they had an off day or things are slipping.
Quality burgers! try the no name Chicken Burger...not part of my diet but well worth it!
Busy place, nice staff.
went the other day with a group of friends.
Too much food for me, great mains..recommened the Garlic Chilli Fish.
This place is always busy and popular, there is a lively atmosphere and the staff are freindly. Authentic Italian, pizza & pasta's are good but the specials are worth a try.
No bookings though, so you might have to wait..but it's worth it.
Nice, stylish restaurant. Staff weren't overly attentive but the food was very good. Early bird of 3 courses for £15 was good value. Tuna main could have been bigger, perhaps better served with potatoes?? Anyway, no complaints, overall very good. Around £55 with wine and 3 courses for 2 people.
We always get a take-away or eat out here. The food is really nice, good portions, not over priced and staff are friendly.
Went for a moring after pick me up. The burger was exactly what I needed. Everyone food looked good, but they should serve Chips with all the burgers. Good though.
Haven't been to a pizza express for a while. They have a new menu and more pasta & salad dishes, but I stuck to the pizza which was really nice. Service was friendly and efficient. Only thing was that this is very much a family restaurant, lots of kids running about and was a tad noisy. maybe they should play some music to drown the noise out!
Always fairly busy, but the service is always good. Food is excellent.
Had a takaway from here last night - had been meaning to give it a go with all these good reviews. I was not disappointed, good portions, reall tasty and bit different than most curries. Very good.
Would agree..certainly the best i've been to for ages. Not just your average curries. Contempoary restaurant, good value...spot on.
Been to loads of curry houses across Manchester and Cheshire and this is by far the best around! Would recommend Balti Jalfrezi. Service is great and nice atmosphere and setting.
After leaving Marcello's we headed for Pizza Express as it was almost 10pm we were a bit limited as to where we could eat! The service and food here were faultless and we can definitely say we would eat here again!
This is the best Indian restaurant around. Great food, friendly staff, good service. Quality.
This is my favourite restaurant. We have been a number of times and it has always been excellent. We decided to try it without booking on a Friday night; luckily they had a table for 2 available. The staff were friendly and polite. I had the Mexican Chicken which is always fantastic. Dessert was also very nice – Chocolate tart. The restaurant was busy as usual, another really nice night.
8 of us went on a busy Saturday night. The place had a great atmosphere, friendly and welcoming staff. Starters & drinks were quick to arrive; mains took a bit longer but were well worth the wait - the best curry for miles! They also gave us a free drink for the slight delay on the mains. Would recommend.
Had a great time food and drinks super very friendly staff had a nice time, carnt wait to go back. karina
136a Ashley Road
0161 928 2030