Visited Eastzeast (Princess St) on Sat 10/9 and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Restaurant full so was glad i'd booked a table. Staff very pleasant, food exceptional, and most of all including drink, very reasonable. Have tried the Preston restaurant before, the food here better. Recommended.
Went to EastZeast in Manchester centre. Tasty food and lovely service.
Okay... so I've eaten at many an Indian restaurant before - and I've the belly to prove it; accumulated over many years of gorging on both the indifferent to the sublime Indian dishes for over 20 years!
Where does EastzEast come into this? It erases everything I've had in the last 20 years and has redefined the essence of superior quality. Without doubt, it is the best Indian I've had not only in Manchester, but anywhere - the only place that runs it close in terms of Chicken Masala in the Westgate in Bradford (and that is just in terms of the that dish - it's not a place you would like to dine out in - it's one of those 'Roy of the Rovers' type of places - an old favourite).
All in all, there is nothing at all I can say to fault EastzEast. The Riverside premises are stunning, the attention to detail and going the extra mile for customers was highly visible and indeed heartwarming as the Mrs and I came on a Friday evening. We weren't rushed - despite it being packed to the rafters, the quality of the food was off the scale and the price - a VERY pleasant surprise.
My conclusion - the ultimate dining experience - miss out at your own peril.
EastZEast's Ibis restaurant has won the Manchester Food & Drink Festival's Restaurant of the Year two years running.
Based on the quality of the food, that's understandable.
If you want a meal on a Saturday night where your welcome is warm, your service isn't rushed and you aren't asked to leave before you've had chance to finish your drinks, even though you've just spent almost £100 on a meal, I'd give it a miss.
From the moment we stepped through the door, we were made to feel as though we were an inconvenience. Two of our party had been slightly delayed, and the woman managing the tables gave the impression that we would lose our booking if they didn't turn up within five minutes.
Once we were seated, the waiters were very attentive and keen to take our orders. At first we thought that this was because they wanted to make sure we weren't left waiting. We later realised, though, that it was because they needed to turn tables around as quickly as possible.
The food was outstanding, and for this reason the restaurant deserves its recent awards. The portions were well sized, being just the right side of too much, and perfectly seasoned. The variety on the menu was also good. There were three vegetarians in our party, and we had an embarrassment of choice.
After we had paid, however, the manager of the tables came over to us and said, "You can see that we are very busy, so as a favour to my staff, you can either drink up now or you can take your drinks to the sofas and finish them there." She then paused before finishing with, "I'm asking you nicely to leave."
Not only is this exceptionally rude, it almost completely negated the pleasure we had had from eating the food.
I would certainly think twice about eating there again. No matter how good the food is, I don't expect to be treated so rudely by the staff in a restaurant.
best curry i have ever had
we went to eastzeast on a saturday night and am pleased to say that we had booked and therefore were not having to queue up for a table. Although the food was excellent we felt like we were on a conveyor belt and were rushed to order both food and drinks. The service was average to say the least especially at the end of the meal when we were asked if we could leave the table as they had a big queue. i think i would prefer to stick to the more traditional Indian restaurant in the future.
Just a warning to everyone ,both EastZEast places were packed on Sat evening,so make sure you book.Especially between 8 and 9-30.We didn't and didnt get in .
But they are worth the trouble.
This has got to be the worst restaurant I have ever been in We were made unwelcome when we arrived, they claimed not to have our booking, even though we pointed out in the ledger! We then waited an hour for our table, the staff only wanted to push drinks on us and would not take the order. At this stage we realised that they had very little staff and could not cope with the Saturday evening crowd.This included the chefs serving in the restaurant! We waited two hours and still no food! At this stage I asked for the drinks bill as we wished to leave this took a further half hour, and during this time we were closely watched by a group of doormen, this was very intimidating for a mature family group. The "Famous Raja brothers" then charged us 45 pounds for the six drinks we had! I cannot comment on the food as we never had any! ENTER AT YOUR PERIL!
i have to say i was disappointed with east is east riverside, decor and service was good but to be honest food was terrible, i eat out a lot at sum of Manchester's nicest restaurants, and if this is trying to compare to akbars it has no chance, simply the food was inferior, bland no taste, it was obvious to me the chef was not in the same league, with all respect i had better from a take away... i filled my comment card out being honest, if you want excellent food then go to akbars, for me i was really dissapointed.....
as far the best restaurant i have been to amazing food and outstanding decor and the new restaurant has opened as well that is awesome never seen a restaurant like that in the heart of Manchester it is attention seeking the way it has been designed very spacious .... everyone should go there and akbars will get a good competition now