Enjoyed delicious authentic South Indian cuisine, with wonderful spirit of service as always from the owners. My son, friends and I will be returning very soon for a birthday celebration. We witnessed the hosts having to deal with a non paying customer: they did so with graceful determination and thankfully were supported by all the other diners.
We’re looking forward to our next evening out here very soon 😊
Just had an absolutely delicious meal at Amma’s. We got a range of small plates to share and they were all lovely, we especially liked the slow cooked beef and the dim sums. Really reasonably priced and the couple who run it were so friendly and accommodating. We’ll definitely be back!
1st time here. Amazing food I loved the chicken wings and I normally do not like chicken. Friendly staff. Can't wait for summer as they have eating area outside. Defiantly going back. Well worth Going.
One of the best South Indian restaurant in Manchester.
Lamb curry with paratta - had that authentic Chettinad flavour.
My friends and I visited on Saturday night and booked a table for 4 at 19:45.
We chose 6 starters and 2 mains for the four of us and this was plenty of food.
We chose the cauliflower, prawns, beef, chilli chicken, chilli paneer and the squid for starters and 2 dosas for mains.
We then shared the trio of desserts which was amazing
We had a bottle of red wine and few beers and the bill was £100
Waiters were very friendly, restaurant is small but was packed out with a great atmosphere.
The food was incredible and will absolutely be visiting again
This restaurant was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. You are recommended to order 3-4 starter portions and a main to share-perfect if you love sharing plates and lots of different tastes.We loved everything, and could have chosen more, so will return. Not fussy, just friendly.
Excellent food and exceptional service. So much flavour in each dish. Will go back soon to try more dishes!
Our 2nd visit to Amma's Canteen and I'm sure we will be coming back again and again. The food here is excellent and the owners/staff are very welcoming and efficient. The starters/small plates are fabulous especially the beef sukka. There are so many to choose from that we are still working our way through them and after 2 visits we've yet to try the dosa's or the mains. 6 small plates between 2 is more than enough. Great place, highly recommended.
Nice restaurant. Friendly staff. Dosa was fantastic. Masala and chutney was very good. Chilli chicken good. Chicken 65 was average. Malabar paratha was excellent too.
With regards to the curry the fish curry was the best. Not too impressed with the pepper chicken and meat curry.
Overall nice ambience and will visit again.
The food was lovely, authentic and tasty. Decor is beautiful . Had the masala dosa with chicken and also the fiery chicken & dim sum, lovely . The service was great would highly recommend this place .
Food was close to authentic and the atmosphere was too. Plenty of parking and conveniently located near the motorway.
Having seen this little restaurant mentioned a number of times on various websites we decided today was the day to give it a try.
It's not a massive restaurant, but looks to be fairly flexible in terms of layout with tables easily arranged around the customer's requirements, and thankfully not positioned too closely to one another.
For early on a Sunday night it wasn't particularly busy, but there were enough people there that it added a bit of ambience. The waiting staff were friendly, attentive and helpfully offered advice to newbies to the restaurant.
The menu is in sections, with the "Street Cart" section being small tapas like dishes that can be mixed and matched, alongside other larger courses "From Dosa Grill" and "From the Pot". Typically we opted for a bit of everything.
We opted to start with the Cauliflower Bezule, listed as a very spicy dish on a menu and a warning given by the waiter, however, neither of us found it particularly spicy just a nice cauliflower dish...maybe they forgot the spice? We also ordered Chicken 65, listed as a fiery bar snack, which again we didn't find particularly spicy and didn't think it classified as "fiery" but it was well cooked and tasty none the less. For the last of our trio of starters we opted for the Peppers Squid, which did have a peppery heat to it but also some very tiny squid. All in all between two of us sharing the three worked quite well, and there was plenty for us to both have more than one mouthful of each.
For our mains we went for the sharing tactic again, ordering a Chicken Thoran Dosa and the Kari Kulambu Poratha. The Kari Kulambu was a delicious lamb stew with a generous amount of lamb in it, served with a couple of flaky poratha on the side. The poratha I could have eaten a stack of them on their own, light and flaky the complete opposite to the usual stodgy heavy version. Our chicken dosa was also delicious, the mix inside was ever so slightly dry so we could have done with more of the accompanying lentil broth just soften things up.
Overall we enjoyed our visit and the food, for us (being from north Manchester) it's a bit of trek, and as some of the other reviews have also said..it is good but we feel there's just something missing, that something that would add a spark.
We went with our 2 year old daughter and the staff were lovely and accommodating. The food was delicious- especially the cauliflower and the chilli chicken. Amazing small plates and the dhosa was also brilliant. My 2 year old was given her own small plate and pretty much tucked into everything! Would highly recommend!
We're fans of dosas so having moved back to Bolton from Preston earlier this year where we regularly feasted on RK Sweets dosas.
We had a mixture of dishes as well as two great dosas and everything was delicious.
We'll return soon to try out the many tasty looking dishes!
When entering the establishment we made it clear that we had 2 50 percent vouchers and when paying we were only allowed to use one. The server got quite animated regarding this and said 'the system won't allow it anyway'. The food was tasty but 4 out of the 6 dishes were deep fried and the menu did not state this.
4 of us visted tonight...none of us commented on our meals whilst we were eating which in my upinion the food is usually a part of the discussion when its tasty...It was just ok....The cauliflower was billed as 'the hottest dish on the menu'...it was like Korma, tasty but no kick...The beef dish was like a tin of stew and very salty....just my opinion....
I’ve been following Amma’s canteen on Instagram for a while and finally convinced my partner to go with me last week. Great place. highly recommend the Beef Dosa.
We visited for the first time last night and will definitely be returning.
We had 4 of the street food smaller, tapas style options and one of the larger pots between two of us and that was plenty. Everything was high quality and really tasty.
The service was also excellent. Overall we were really impressed.
For two of us to eat it cost £54, which I think is quite reasonable. We didn’t have wine but we had a mixture of beer and soft drinks so I can’t understand people saying it’s expensive.
We’ll definitely be visiting again and I’d highly recommend this restaurant to others. Definitely worth a visit
The food is amazing! We normally don't go out for Indian food because we never get that authentic taste but Amma's Canteen is worth leaving the house for. The food is so delicious and authentic! The service is exceptional and ambience is perfect. I recommend trying the Chicken 65 and the lamb main course! Will be visiting again very soon
We were 8 of us looking for some authentic Indian food reminding us of the good times spent in India. Little did we know that this place went above and beyond our expectations. The starters, Chicken 65, squids, mutton preparations kept us wanting for more. The portion sizes are generous and the taste immaculate. We later proceeded to order the main course and each of the guests were very satisfied. The service was top notch and considering there were 2 kids in our group, they were entertained well with coloring books and pencils. Would highly recommend this place if you’re looking for authentic Kerala/Indian cuisine with a pleasant atmosphere and impeccable service, get here. You won’t be disappointed.
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