The flagship for Swadesh’s empire of fine Indian restaurants, stretching across the Greater Manchester region, this particular outpost finds itself in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, down Portland Street. Exquisitely appointed, Swadesh Manchester offers a superlative fine Indian dining experience, with a bar and dining rooms set against an opulent backdrop. Finely attuned to the regional specialities of the entire Indian subcontinent, Swadesh functions as a showcase for the many recipes, flavours, textures, and cooking techniques that are the ancient provenance of this fascinating global cuisine.
Swadesh promises diners a journey of discovery, no matter which of their family of Manchester Indian restaurants one chooses. A big draw to Swadesh’s Manchester restaurant is its location – along Portland Street in the city centre – and its exceptionally luxurious look. The venue is ideal for romantic meals, family gatherings, or large celebrations in their private dining and function room. As for the food, the menu is carefully curated to represent the choicest recipes from across India – every meal gives diners the opportunity to explore undiscovered delights drawn from the rich world of ethnic Indian cuisine.
Despite the upscale trappings of Swadesh Manchester, you can never go wrong with a plate of crisp poppadoms and dips while you peruse the extensive menu. Alternatively, head to the bar and order from Swadesh’s long list of fine wine and beer to get the decisive juices flowing. You’ll need them, because this Manchester city centre Indian restaurant’s offering is huge. There are several great set menus, for a fixed price per head, that offer a wonderful way to be guided through this Portland Street kitchen’s creations. The most lavish offers appetisers, mixed starters, a main dish plus a side, sundries like rice and naan, a delectable Indian dessert, tea or coffee and a generous four rounds of drinks. If you’re going for a la carte dining, we recommend Swadesh’s Old School Favourites for the traditionalists, the traditional desi apna dishes for those keen on exploring authentic, relatively spicy Punjabi-style dishes, or, inparticular, the fiery duck jalali, simmered with garlic, ginger, coriander, sun-dried tomatoes and the fiery naga chilli, a hot-headed native of the Bengal.