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4.8 /6 Excellent 41 Reviews

New Dilli

Altrincham Indian ££ +100
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About New Dilli

Altrincham’s New Dilli takes Indian cuisine back to basics, way back to basics. Entrepreneurial restaurateur Manzar Hashim has even dubbed the place after the old name for New Delhi, the Indian capital when it comes to gourmet. Moreover, in recruiting executive chef Mohammed Naeem, Hashim found not merely a good Indian cook, but an expert in Ayurvedic culinary practice. Together they offer Greater Manchester what they like to call vintage Indian cuisine, old-school South Asian that doesn’t feel obligated to pander to contemporary tastes. Find New Dilli – the real deal – on The Downs.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
New Dilli, 21 The Downs, WA14 2QD Manchester

Further Information

Let’s just mention right away that New Dilli’s innovative take on what Greater Manchester restaurants often manage to devolve into run-of-the-mill Indian has spawned a legion of loyal followers that not only like to dine in at New Dilli’s premises along Altrincham’s The Downs but also like to have a crack at unlocking chef Naeem’s secrets to a sensual curry. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cooking classes, informed by the Asian subcontinent’s ancient Ayurvedic traditions, are always popular, with spots selling out fast. Just so you know. That said, some secrets are better left for safekeeping in more able hands, so why not just book a table and turn to New Dilli’s extensive menu.

The chef’s specials at this special indeed Indian restaurant down Altrincham’s The Downs are a good representative slice across New Dilli’s fresh (that is, stubbornly classic) take on Indian cuisine. The lamb chop kadhai treats tender lamb to a traditional, spicy sauce, while two TAK-A-TAK dishes take lobster and prawns, respectively, and griddle them with coarsely-chopped onions, fresh coriander, topped off with a very authentic flourish: the fruit pods of the ajwain flower, a pungent spice common in northern India and Rajasthan. It’s touches like this, applied to relatively rustic – and entirely robust – Indian dishes, that ensure New Dilli will be keeping Greater Manchester’s Indian gourmands satisfied for years to come.


41 Reviews

4.8 /6 Excellent 41 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 10:46

Great food & service! Best curry we have had in a long time! Service was great will definitely be returning when in altrincham! A great restaurant

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 09:46

Excellent vegetarian menu, a wide range from which to choose. Wonderful food with a good balance of flavours. Good service and a friendly atmosphere.....returning very soon.

1 review so far 6
20.12.2016 07:53

This is one of the best Indian restaurants in the North West. The menu is varied with plenty for vegetarians. Each dish is individual and described- forget the usual formula of a sauce with various food, not here! Staff and chef have been there for years and friendly. Food is excellent and Indian beers are on offer as as wine. We just had a main course each with vegetarian side dishes and rice. That was enough for a hungry party of three. Strongly recommended

1 review so far 6
17.11.2016 18:33

It was our first visit here and the food quality was very good. Everything was well made, staff were friendly. Will be back again soon!

1 review so far 5
11.11.2015 07:59

excellent food, and lots of it, attentive service. there was an extensive menu and not all run of the mill standards. we were sharing anyway so went with their set menu choices. While the meat dishes were beautifully tender and flavoursome the paneer with peppers, which we probably wouldn't have normally chosen was excellent. The star of the show though was in fact the black lentils. fantastic. Good to see that the 'old' Dilli values live on in New Dilli. My only criticism would be to have a better selection of non-alcoholic drinks for those who are driving or don't indulge. we've booked again to take some of our friends - we'll take a taxi :)

2 reviews so far 6
02.07.2015 08:30

Authentic Indian food. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there recently. We loved the variety of starters, and the main courses of Kashmiri lamb rogan josh, and prawn tik tak were excellent, accompanied by Bombay aloo, dal makhani, nans and rice were lovely. We are so full, however the unordered banana split from the restaurant went down a treat. We highly recommend New Dilli for great food at reasonable prices.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 09:15

We like to try different places and had been here for a cookery course there the previous weekend, and decided to give it a try. We booked for 6.00pm there were a few people in but we were told they did not have our booking, Angela said she would fit us in but they were full later, if we had been a party I doubt we would have got in. The restaurant was ok, starters nicely spiced but the mains were a bit disappointing, small portion of lamb in a thin gravy, the chicken was leg meat, a bit bitty. Won't be rushing back, we have been to better and there are still places to try.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2017 13:25

Nice & cosy indian restaurant with modern decor. The starters were fantastic, tasty poppadoms with better than usual dips & beautiful, homemade samosas that were very hearty. The mains arrived soon after we finished & they were also delicious. Special thanks to the helpful & chatty waitress who served us, we didn't get her name but she had dark hair & glasses & was helpful & attentive.

1 review so far 3
28.09.2016 08:25

Remembered the old restaurant with the same name and I was expecting the same delicious food. Well, I was disappointed. Nothing wrong with the food but it was just very ordinary. The space is fine and the prices are 'market rate.' With so many restaurants to choose from difficult to imagine why I would go back in a hurry. I have tried to be fair and as I say this was by no means a bad place but going out to eat is expensive. Should be substantially better than ordering a take-away meal and this was not. Oh, the white wine was good !

2 reviews so far 5
22.07.2015 12:48

Went with family and friends, all 9 of us in total. Once again the service, and especially the quality of food stood out. The non-vegetarian starters were tasty, especially the unusual salmon tikka. The main courses were deemed outstanding by everyone, and we all left extremely well fed. We will be visiting again for sure in the near future.

1 review so far 5
24.12.2016 07:15

No problems with booking - all worked fine. Excellent food, great service. Highly recommended. Would definitely revisit and use Quandoo booking services for New Dilli and other restaurants.

1 review so far 6
06.12.2015 00:10

Fantastic food. Friendly service with a smile. Pretty quick and always reasonable priced. We went to Dilli regularly before it reopened and we were not disappointed with our return to the new premises

1 review so far 5
05.02.2017 18:24

The food was great. The restaurant is a bit too bright in its lighting for myself & the Gin & tonic was drowned in tonic from a larger bottle instead of being individually served. But worth a visit

1 review so far 5
17.01.2016 00:40

Great menu with lots of different options to choose from. Food was delicious especially aloo tikki!! There were some inaccuracies in the order, we did not get exact what we ordered. However, delicious food made up for it.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2015 10:34

Absolutely delicious, can't wait to come back again. Service was great, happy to help and very obliging. Restaurant looked clean and welcoming, busy times mean toilet queues is only negative.

1 review so far 6
22.12.2015 09:40

Fantastic food and service as always. I have been visiting the restaurant for 4 years now and the quality of the food and friendly service never fail to impress.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2016 08:21

Really amazing experience, fabulous food, definitley worth a visit we haven't eaten there before will be going back very soon and not expensive, has a very good menu.

1 review so far 5
25.07.2017 07:04

Lovely food and reasonably priced. The restaurant was quiet as it was a Monday evening. Very attentive and helpful staff. Even brought food home in a take away box that we couldn't finish.

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 14:26

Lovely welcoming restaurant and staff. The Food was really delicious Great service all in all and we will definitely coming back again. Thank you once again

1 review so far 6
15.12.2015 13:46

My Naan loved it. My brother Rogan Loved it. I'd bhaji the door down for it again. I need another Balti!! Thanks - definitely try again

1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 07:46

Visited for a birthday meal with a total of 10 guests. Great food and amicable staff. All of us had a great time. Will definitely recommend.

1 review so far 6
06.10.2016 13:19

Absolutely fantastic if you want authentic Indian cuisine not westernised curries then this is the place to eat the food is so fresh and tasty

1 review so far 6
05.08.2015 09:57

We had a fabulous night. The food was Excellent and great service too. I would recommend this restaurant and I will definatley go back again.

2 reviews so far 6
02.12.2015 08:59

Sensational food, great service. A very wide choice of food, different to most Indian restaurants in the area. Tasty, spicy and very (very!) generous portions.

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:49

As always excellent food and great service. The menu isn't a traditional Indian menu but is much more authentic. Go on give yourself a treat

1 review so far 5
27.06.2017 11:19

Very tasty food, which is a bit different to the average curry. The vegetarian platter was really delicious and nice and spicy. Service was a bit haphazard but friendly.

1 review so far 5
25.03.2017 08:39

Lovely food which isn't run of the mill. Fantastic, quick service and a fair price. Portion size is large but food bags are provided to take the excess home.

3 reviews so far 2
30.01.2016 13:36

Not impressive, given the all-pervasive effect of cloves (which i detest!) it would have been nice if they had mentioned it was in the dish i ordered. Fish curry, teeny, tiny bits of fish in an average sauce.It would have helped if the waitress could have done the maths on the bill, it can't have been the first time she had been asked to split one in half. i won't be back

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 08:16

Warm and welcoming staff. Lovely food and quick and efficient service. We had a very enjoyable meal so Abigail thank you and we will be back again soon!

1 review so far 5
12.09.2016 10:58

Food was good and spicy as expected. We. Ordered dum briyani which was good. Salmon tandoori was good my daughter loved it. Overall ambience is good.

1 review so far 5
30.03.2016 08:38

Our first visit since the move from Stamford Street. Excellent food with a real authentic touch. Friendly helpful service in spacious surroundings. Will return soon!

1 review so far 4
24.06.2017 11:05

Lovely Place, brilliant food great value for money, service was great would recommend to anyone. Quiet place in idea area Would come back again very soon

1 review so far 4
11.03.2017 19:54

Starters great would have preferred a choice of chicken breast/thigh meat in the main courses. Great if your vegetarian , staff were helpful and attentive.

2 reviews so far 3
13.03.2017 17:17

Staff were excellent and the restaurant would have got a better score if the ambience had been a bit more conducive. The room is too bright, please turn down the lights

1 review so far 5
25.06.2015 14:59

Great food and atmosphere. Will go back. Not rushed through our meal and the waiters were very attentive.

1 review so far 3
20.07.2016 07:39

Average food in a less than average setting. No feeling of its classy forerunner. Poorly trained staff with one exception. Zero atmosphere. Glad we went with a voucher.

1 review so far 3
01.04.2017 07:56

On the website shows they do a variety of Indian desserts but when we went we were told they don't have a dessert menu just ice cream

1 review so far 6
10.06.2015 07:45

Gorgeous food will definitely return! Very clean as well! Really enjoyed it!

1 review so far 2
21.02.2017 20:15

Not the best experience to be honest. It didn't feel like we were in an Indian restaurant and certainly felt a lot different to how it use to be.

1 review so far 2
11.09.2015 22:01

The food was excellent and not complaints about that, but we had to wait over an hour for it to be served which was simply not acceptable.