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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

3.6
3.6
723 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Zouk Manchester is a vibrant restaurant off Oxford Road. A dynamic full theatre kitchen allows diners to catch all the action and gives the restaurant a real buzz. With a range of tables available from a cosy two-seater to a booth for sharing with family and friends or a long banquette setting for parties, there’s something for everyone.

Our external flower wall and elegant decor provide plenty of selfie spots for showing off our gorgeous food and your beautiful faces! An all-weather shisha terrace featuring a retractable roof as well as space heaters and snuggly blankets keeps us busy all year round, regardless of the Manchester climate.

Dedicated chefs Mangal and Sajjad pride themselves on flavourful dishes and sharing their skills with the rest of their team. Taking inspiration from India, Pakistan and across Asia as a whole, you'll never grow tired of the choice at Zouk.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Pakistani, Halal
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0161 233 1090
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We have some fantastic set menu options for larger parties, select your menu depending on your preference and budget. It is served as a shared banquet meaning everyone gets to try lots of different dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Our recently refurbished Mezzanine is a great space for semi-private dining and event space. The space can accommodate up to 100 guests in a standing reception or up to 75 guests in a seated layout.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica : 0161 233 1090
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Zouk is on Chester Street off Oxford Road
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are a few minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road station and 15 minute walk to Manchester Piccadilly station and Deansgate-Castlefield station and tram stop. There are plenty of buses to take you around the city on Oxford Road.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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723 Reviews
  1. ArshadM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and excellent service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  2. Ibz915

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very slow... Booked a table for 8.30pm and was seated at 8.50pm... took 30 minutes for the starters to arrive after ordering and 20 minutes after for the mains. Most of us didn't enjoy the food and we have been eating Indian food for a very long time. Not good value for money and we won't be booking back any time soon. Restaurant looks good and it was quite busy for a Monday evening.

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  3. Kaye

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Always loved zouks my fave spot when I come back to Manchester for Indian food ! Two girls greeted us were very welcoming and polite we ordered food twice the chips came out so burnt we complained once then choose not to say anything wasn’t a big deal what was the big deal was it’s not even be been two hours and we’re feeling rushed the women who seemed one of the higher up staff slammed down the bill baring in mind the food was still on the table then my friend was asked if she was finished with her meal which she was, I never even got asked and my food was also taken away the same lady who gave the bill said you ready to pay, I said not yet when I did pay there was no thank you NOTHING. To be honest zouks is a lovely place always be friendly customer service amazing I was shocked to see this kind or rudeness in such a lovely place !

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  4. UPENDERM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You have to come and eat here . . . . everyhting about Zouk is more thna great, and they were very close to a 5 STAR rating - definately 98% as opposed to FOUR STARS. Saturday night, great atmosphere, friendly, inviting and buzzing,. mixed raneg of diners, with one thing in commong, enjoying the night out. The service is very attentive, not overbearing, and the food, all the food is AMAZING, we were in a paarty of 8 so we tried loads of different dishes, all of it, without excpetion is freahs and distinctivly tasty . . . . . I can hear you all saying . . .so why the FOUR STARS and not FIVE? . . The ONLY reason for the 4 stars is the fact that I ordered Chicken and was served Lamb. . . . . with the amount of people dining and the ambiance I can see that is an easy mistake to make (not to hear the order over the music and chatter) . .however, the server put the Lamb dish in front of me and when I poited out that I ordered chicken he insisited - INSISTED - that I had not, and INSISTED I had ordered the lamb . . . instead of saying "sorry I will replace the dish" he left the Lamb on the table. . . ..I DO NOT eat lamb, luckily out of the eight of us and the other 7 non-lamb dishes I was fine to eat great food, and the lamb dish was taken up by one of the party in exchange for fish and chicken . . . . . ..a real shame, everything in else in and about Zouk is fabulous, I will go back - but please, this is an open message to the people who run and/or own this eaterie, please please advise the person taking the order to check back the order, and if something is not right speak to the diner and sort it out. . . .do not INSIST they are wrong. . . . .

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  5. ShannaB

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrible food! Service and setting were excellent but some of the food was so bad that it was not edible and the rest was just bland. Very disappointing.

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  6. AdiM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100% positive, very good food , friendly staff ....

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  7. RachelH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I completed the Carolina reaper challenge!!! Very difficult!! I’ve won a free meal and a free brunch for 2!!!

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  8. LisaS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to do the reaper challenge and did both the kebab and curry. 💪🌶️🌶️ Was amazing all round ☺️ nice prize too!

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  9. AnneR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Zouk but will definitely not be our last. Gorgeous food, cocktails and superb service. Staff very friendly and attentive. Mango salad and chicken lollipops to start, land shank and salmon with tabbouleh for mains. Fabulous.Thank you

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  10. ShabanaA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was extremely poor. We were seated and waited atleast 20mins before we got someone's attention for drinks order. I had to ask 3 times to order. We had one set of serviettes missing and asked for this twice. Food was sat infront of us unable to eat. Then waited another 20mins to get the bill. All seemed abit chaotic.

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  11. GaryP

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Beef was fatty and barley warm and overpriced, service was sooooo slow, had to chase drinks order several times on multiple occasions.

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  12. LukeT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Gutted to have to give 1 star review as I am not that type of person. However I booked a table for Sunday for 3 people at 3pm, we arrived on time and was asked to wait in the bar area which was rammed and nowhere to sit. We stood and waited for our table. While waiting we could see people walking in with no reservation and these people were getting sat down before us, after 15 mins the woman on the front came over and said she had a table for 2 and would be a squeeze for a high chair to which I said I booked a table for 3 so we didn’t have this issue and this was put on the instructions. We was then told we had to wait 45 minutes for a table which I can’t understand because I had a reservation for 3 at 3pm so the table should be ready. We then asked to sit outside they said yes and then said we couldn’t because it was for over 18s. I’m honestly gutted because I was so looking forward to trying zouk for the first time but unfortunately we walked out with a 2 year old who was ready to eat her tea but then we had to drive back home which is 1 hour away so all in all 2 hour round trip for nothing. Please be aware if your booking that you could be waiting as they just let walk ins ahead of people who had booked.

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  13. MarieG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my birthday with family to try their roast dinner offering. We weren’t disappointed. We had two vegetarians with us and their dinners were excellent. A bit different than the usual dry nut roast that you get at other places if you’re lucky. We also tried the roast platter for two. We’re not people with small appetites and we could definitely have split this between three or maybe even four and been full. It was very generous in size and everything was tasty. Really enjoyed the zouk twist on the roast with spices etc. Will be back.

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  14. HayleyW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & cocktails were amazing the service was excellent it was very busy a little wait but well worth it best Sunday dinner that I have ever had I travel the world definitely going to go back and try the butter chicken

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  15. TiberiusJBlaze

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of 4 and I ordered from the Sunday Roast menu.. The Roast Topside beef with a side of Mac & Cheese washed down with the mango lassi.. It was mouth-watering and cooked to perfection & the potatoes, I don't knowbwhat seasoning they used but it was glorious.. The Roast beef was succulent & delicious.. We were a table of 4, the other ordered the chicken karahi with Tandoori roti, Chicken Handi with Garlic Naan and chicken Hakka noodles.. Everything was spectacular and we felt very welcomed by the owner, Amjad when he introduced himself to us and and told us his origin story and his love & passion about food, about the business, about the family.. And the staff were extremely friendly and polite. 10/10 will be visiting again soon<3

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  16. MarieR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night! Great food! Great service! Go try it you won’t be disappointed

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  17. RebeccaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for a pre theatre meal. Tasty food, good range of food and drink. Fab service. Only 2 small points - drinks very expensive Service charge automatically added to bill - I would have tipped anyway but I like that to be my choice and also the amount to be my choice. Would visit again if in the area. Thank you

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  18. Maddy

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfectly cooked and the service exceptional.

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  19. PNE223

    Lancashire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent choice for a pre-show meal. Menu offers something slightly different from the usual. All the food was great, the lamb on the bone was espsecially delicious.

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  20. Carol

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was tasty however there are some things to point out The service was poor; unattentive and slow. Staff seemed nervous, lacking in knowledge and unfriendly. We didn’t receive a particularly warm welcome. Food portions were far too big. As this was our first time, it would’ve been nice to explain to us how the menu works idea of portion size.

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  21. LeighM

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter had no idea about the menu. I asked about an issue with my food as something was on there which asked not to be and he just said that’s how it comes without offering a replacement then jumped to suggesting getting the manager. The original waiter that messed up my order has no clue what was in the shawarma and just just looked at me when asked and said it says on the menu (not politely) but she was wrong as the menu just said chicken but it actually came with mayonnaise pickle and onions which we didn’t want. It took her a while to finally replace it. I regret leaving a tip and even booking as I feel that wasn’t appreciated and we just an inconvenience to them. We come to celebrate valentines from another city and left just over an hour as the food not staff was up to standard as what was to be expected.

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  22. YasserA

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud atmosphere. Music was too loud like your in a club, and the kitchen staff were constantly banging metal pots and cutlery echoing throughout the restaurant.

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  23. CarN

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was really good. The service time let the experience down unfortunately. We were going to see Hamilton at 7:30 and we didn’t receive our mains until 7:10. We did have to rish the food to go. The drinks & starters came really quick, it was the wait between the started and main that let it down

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  24. BeeNice

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a table for 5 in advance. When seated it was a table for 4. Kids meals and adults meal was the exactly the same but double in price. Cocktails tasted like medicine had to send back. Staff was nice though did try and solve every solution without a fuss.

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  25. LisaT

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Sunday dinner - lamb and chicken 5 star. Beef over cooked and although the seabass was gorgeous the skin was extremely burnt and inedible.

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  26. AJ40

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food undercooked, for what they are charging better value on the curry mile and food better cooked!!

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  27. NSSN

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Would not recommend or return after conjng for special occasion meal. Seated near toilets, waitress could not answer questions about vegetarian foods, served starters without drinks arriving, plates tried to be cleared twice without finishing food. Food was nice but totally overshadowed by uncomfortable experience.

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  28. FranA

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Whilst the staff were very welcoming, and the food was good, the volume of the music meant my friend and I couldn't catch up with one another which was a real pain.

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  29. JennyK

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Really poor experience. I made it clear that I was coeliac on the booking. Staff didn’t understand what it was (kept referring to it as an allergy which it isn’t) and so I was limited with the menu. Language barrier also with our server which made it more difficult. Ordered drinks; they didn’t come until after the food. £17 for an espresso martini, you have got to be kidding me! That’s London prices! Ordered the biriyani, the chicken wasn’t fresh and it had a funny taste to it. Felt rushed by the staff. Terrible experience, won’t visit again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was brill , didn’t get a boothas requested though.

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  31. Leah

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Disgusting service! Staff didn’t have a clue what they were doing! Rude! Brought wrong food! RUINED MY BIRTHDAY DINNER!!! I can’t believe how average the food was and how poor the service is!!!! At least 5 staff dealt with from servers to management and all absolutely terrible!!! WILL NOT BE BACK WASTE OF £100

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  32. MKJo

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super meal at zouk, freshly cooked and great menu choice

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  33. StephP

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited late afternoon mid week. Despite very few diners at that time we were seated close to the only other table of diners and as it got busier around 5pm the other tables bearable filled up. With a large length of the restaurant available we would have preferred dining tables to initially be more spaced out rather than close together which I’m guessing were to ease service for the staff. Portion sizes generous. Staff were efficient and polite.

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  34. Chrissie

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the Tiffin Lunch and will certainly visit again. Visited pre matinee theatre trip and was impressed with quantity and quality. Staff friendly, helpful and we were not rushed.

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  35. AmalO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! It’s a convenient location and I will be coming back soon for sure

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  36. LindsayB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the lamb roast and shared it between 2 people with extra Yorkshire puds graveyard cauliflower cheese and it was plenty. Will be deffo going again .

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went Saturday evening 9pm music was load hard to have a conversation food itself was average same with the service.

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  38. ALIJM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dining experience. We went for a pre theatre dinner menu, which was great value for money, and very tasty.

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  39. DanielS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience really good food and helpful staff

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  40. GingerFox

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were attentive. Generally the food was ok. The naan breads were a bland. Probably the worst I’ve ever had. One person in our group specifically asked if their choice was spicy (hot) as they only like mild. She was told it would be ok as it was not spicy. However it was spicy. It had the same coating as my starter which I though was quite spicy and I don’t mind a bit if heat. She ended up leaving it and just eating the rice. So if you don’t like spicy, make sure to double check!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

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Zouk Tea Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 233 1090.

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill is rated 3.6 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Chester St 5, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 5QS

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Zouk is on Chester Street off Oxford Road
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Pakistani, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    We are a few minutes walk from Manchester Oxford Road station and 15 minute walk to Manchester Piccadilly station and Deansgate-Castlefield station and tram stop. There are plenty of buses to take you around the city on Oxford Road.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 233 1090
  • Catering
    We have some fantastic set menu options for larger parties, select your menu depending on your preference and budget. It is served as a shared banquet meaning everyone gets to try lots of different dishes.
  • Private party facilities
    Our recently refurbished Mezzanine is a great space for semi-private dining and event space. The space can accommodate up to 100 guests in a standing reception or up to 75 guests in a seated layout.
  • Private party contact
    Jessica : 0161 233 1090
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