Middle & Near Eastern Restaurants
Tavernas offering Greek, Cypriot, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Lebanese
& Kosher Cuisines.
& Armenian Tavernas
and Meze Restaurants
has several notable Greek bars, tavernas, kebab houses and meze restaurants
which reflects the local Greek, Armenian and Cypriot population of
the city, and which attract diners from all over the region. Regional
Mediterranean specialities include lavish seafood platters, famous
meze dishes, kleftikas, mousakas and other Mediterranean delights,
with a few bouzouki bars offering traditional dancing and (sometimes)
Victoria Buildings, 3-5 Princess Street, Albert Square, Manchester
M2 4DF. Tel: 0161-834 9025.
Basement restaurant entered from an unassuming doorway off Albert
Square, and hasnt changed in 25 years. Generously portioned
menu of International Middle Eastern cuisine influenced by Turkey,
Greece, Iran and Arab countries includes mezes of hummus, Egyptian
brown beans with egg and the ubiquitous chick pea dip, Dabagadz
Tzugnik, sardines and fried whitebait, jash, Armenian king prawns,
Khorovdik, char grilled kebabs,marinated baby poussin, trout or
the marinated halibut kebab. All come with vast timbales of rice,
and lavish Caucasus bread..
Athenian Nights Greek Taverna
59-61 Buxton Road, Heaviley, Stockport SK2 6NB.
Tel: 0161-480 5982. Wine, dine and dance. Authentic Greek style
menu served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
88 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6NG. Tel: 0161-236 9298.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.bouzoukibynight.co.uk
Long established Manchester Greek restaurant, popular for its mezes
and with plate smashers, live music and dancers.
1 Campfield Arcade, Deansgate, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FN.
Tel: 0161-839 3319 or 0871 712 8034. Website: www.dimitris.co.uk.
Busy and popular licensed restaurant tucked away off Deansgate.
Excellent meals and snacks served freshly made and without fuss.
A real continental feel to it. Bar with snacks adjoining. Book in
4 Brooklands Road, Sale, Manchester M33 3SQ. Tel: 0161-973 6606.
Well established restaurant with a reputation for good Mediterranean
food served by owner, Hanni, and his family. Entry in the Good
Food Guide. Website: www.hannis-restaurant.com.
100-102 Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5BB.
Tel: 01625-526 855. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Armenian-style cuisine, specialising in couscous dishes and mezzes.
Large selection of Middle East and New World wines available. Takeaway
248 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LD. Tel: 0161-225
Located opposite the university campus at Owens Park, and some of
the best award winning Greek food in Manchester. Authentic and wide-ranging
menu by celebrated Cypriot chef. Vegetarian dishes.
30 Copson Street, Withington, Manchester M20 3HB. Tel: 0161-434
63 Princess Street, Manchester M2 4EQ. Tel: 0161-236 6389. Website:
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27a St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1EB. Tel: 0161-477 4849.
Located opposite Manchester Town hall in Princess Street, this Mediterranean
style taverna restaurant serves an extensive menu of Greek &
Cypriot dishes and a wine list of mainly Greek wines.
25a Northenden Road, Sale, Trafford, Manchester M33 2DH.
Tel: 0161-282 0050. Website: www.sokratestaverna.co.uk.
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80-84 Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7NZ. Tel: 001204 692
Described as "the best food outside Greece" and
specialising in Greek and Continental Cuisines, with Meze banquets
accompanied by live music nights in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
279 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7GH. Tel: 0161-881
Authentic Greek food, though the restaurant frontage is fake. Opposite
Southern Cemetery. Excellent food and wines - speciality kebabs.
Restaurants in Manchester
such a large Jewish population in Manchester, little wonder that the
city and wider region are well served with kosher restaurants and
kosher food suppliers. Kosher (also kashrut, kashrus or kashruth)
signifies food that meets with Jewish dietary law. To be certified
as kosher, the KIR kosher certification department has certified thousands
of ingredients and food products from all over the world with the
help of experts in the Kashrus industry and food technology. See more
at their website: www.koshercertification.org.uk
Bakery & Coffee Shop
Leicester Road, Salford M7 4AS. Tel: 0161-792 1652.
Website: http://brackmans-bakery-coffeeshop.co.uk. Email: email@example.com.
Located in central Broughton Park in a popular Jewish shopping area
for over 80 years, with Continental breakfast for 99p. Choose from
our large range of pizzas or cakes to eat in or takeaway. Fresh
bread & buns prepared daily. Coffee shop with seating for 80 plus
outside patio. A large choice of food, all of which is under the
rabbinical supervision of the Manchester Beth Din.
Leicester Road, Salford M7 4AS. Tel: 0161-792 6263.
Takeaway Kosher meal outlet in a popular Jewish shopping area.
7-9 Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0LE.
Tel: 0161-798 7776. Website: www.jsrestaurant.co.uk.
One of Manchester's leading and oldest Kosher caterers, under the
supervision of the Manchester Beth Din. Wide range of typical Jewish
cuisine, including Chopped Liver, Worsht Omelette, Schnitzel, Salt
Beef, as well as a good selection of burgers, Express Meals and
Sandwiches. Also good for vegetarians. Smart, pleasant & tasteful
décor. Licensed, comprehensive Wine List and cheap House Wines.
Jewish Cultural & Leisure Centre, Bury Old Road, Salford M7
4QY. Tel: 0161-795 8911.
A popular and highly regarded kosher restaurant north of Manchester,
hailed as "...Manchester's only 'jerking' restaurant with
flavours from New Orleans and the Caribbean".
Manchester Maccabi Community & Sports Club
Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0EG.
Tel: 0161-492 0040. Website: http://manchestermaccabi.org.
Maccs Bistro is open for morning coffee, lunch and tea .Salad bar,
home made soups, bagels, toasties, baked potatoes, hot and cold
drinks, cakes and pastries. Catering for parties or functions.
Bury Old Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6TF.
Tel: 0161-798 4149. Website: www.pagodakosher.co.uk.
Chinese and Israeli cuisine to eat in or takeaway. Claims to be
the only Kosher Chinese restaurant in the UK outside of London.
With facilities for takeaway, full restaurant to seat over 50 and
outside catering available as well. Currently licensed under the
Manchester Beth Din & Kashrus authority.
Sweet & Sour
5 Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0LE. Tel: 0161-773 1616.
Kosher meat & fish restaurant & takeaway . Full Shabbos menu available.
Sandwiches while you wait. Open Motzei shabbos till late.
Kosher Middle Eastern Deli & Grill
19 Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 9JZ. Tel: 0161-773
Ta'am Middle Eastern Deli & Grill, Meat kosher restaurant, Glatt
Kosher supervised (Beth Din).
All food is cooked fresh onsite daily, free from MSG and trans fats.
& Lebanese Restaurants in Manchester
has many Middle Eastern and Persian or Iranian restaurants offering
exotic spicy mezes, traditional charcoal dishes, goulashes, kebabs
and banquets. Manchester Iranian cuisine is diverse and includes a
wide variety of foods ranging from kabab and rice, roasted meats like
barg, koobideh, joojeh, shishleek, soltani, kookoo and a diverse variety
of salads, appetizers and desserts. Some Manchester restaurants also
offer a number of Shisha or Hookah water pipe smoking facilities offering
a true Eastern Mediterranean and Persian experience.
529 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4BA.
Tel: 0161-434 8558. Website: www.aladdin.org.uk.
A small Middle Eastern restaurant with excellent food and authentic
Arabic coffee. Good vegetarian dishes, hot and cold mazza starters,
large kebabs, lamb and chicken dishes mostly with stews and casseroles.
820 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M19 3AW.
Tel: 0161-224 4111. Website: www.alborzrestaurant.co.uk.
Traditional and modern Persian cuisine. From freshly baked nan bread
to delicious Persian kebabs.
135 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LY. Tel: 0161-832 2345.
Website: www.bawadicafe.co.uk. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lebanese and eastern Mediterranean food. Unlicensed. Authentic taste
of home that we love. Flavoured food with herbs and spices specially
flown in from Lebanon, Italy and Syria and all other ingredients
are especially hand-picked by the owner and manager daily.
96 Great Moor Street, Bolton BL3 6DS. Tel; 01204 366 150. Website:
Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LQ. Tel: 0161-834
The only Lebanese restaurant in Manchester city centre. Unlicensed,
but you can bring your own drinks.
Cedar Tree House, 5 Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 1DW.
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Bramhall Restaurant: Cedar Tree House, 10 Fir Road, Bramhall,
Stockport SK7 2NP.
Tel: 0161-439 9000. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.jasjasjas.co.uk.
Open in Cheadle and Bramhall. Breakfast with 'Solly's Own' bacon
and sausage sandwiches, and lunch available at Bramhall. Bed & Breakfast
accommodation also available at Cheadle. Mezes, kebabs, hommos,
tzatsiki and babaganoush, as well as North African chicken and conventional
Kolbeh Persian Restaurant
267 Upper Brook Street, Manchester M13 0HR. Tel: 0161-273 3587.
Small family run licensed Persian restaurant immediately behind
the Royal Infirmary. Excellent lamb and exotic sauces.
255 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester M21 7GJ.
Tel; 0161-860 6864.
No frills restaurant with ample portions of traditional authentic
Persian cuisine on offer. You can take your own alcohol, but there
is a 10% corkage charge.
131-133 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester 14 5AW. Tel: 0161-224
The first restaurant to be established in Rusholme and still run
by the same family. Authentic Persian dishes at very reasonable
prices. Well worth the trip 3 miles out of city centre.
Restaurants in Manchester
Turkish restaurants employ traditional cuisine (occasionally still
known as Ottoman cuisine) and has been described as a fusion of Balkan,
Central Asian and other Middle Eastern cuisines. Traditional Persian
food utilises lighter and more delicate spices, rice dishes and an
extensive seafood menu. The cuisine of the region uses fish extensively,
especially the Black Sea anchovy (hamsi),as well as its famous kebabs,
mezes and dough-based desserts such as baklava, kadayif and künefe.
79-81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH. Tel: 0161-833 9942.
Arguably Manchester's oldest established Turkish restaurant. Expensively
elegant high class with a luxurious interior. A wide choice of traditional
dishes on offer. Mentioned Good Food Guide 1994. Good wine list.
46 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6HR. Tel: 0161-236 1824. Website:
Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine at this popular restaurant with
a good range of set menus and banquets, was established way back
in 1993. Fairly inexpensive. Live music and belly dancing.
786 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2DR.
Tel: 0161-445 0010. Website: www.istanbulgrilldidsbury.co.uk.
Located in the heart of Didsbury village, Istanbul Grill's food
is a fresh and modern take on Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines.
Eat in house or takeaway.
29-31 Sackville Street, Gay Village, Manchester M1 3LZ. Tel:
Wide selection of Turkish food to have delivered to your door. Online
orders. Prices are cheaper than the Manchester city centre,
but the quality is excellent, with generous portions. Good selection
of pastries. Authentic atmosphere, with characterful food. It also
offers a takeaway food service.
Turkish Delight Ltd
573 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AE. Tel: 0161-881
Sandwiches, subs and Turkish cuisine.
Marmaris Turkish Cuisine
29 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4AG. Tel:
Turkish restaurant offering a range of specialities as well as a
pizza selection. Open every evening and kids eat free on Sundays.
. Offers 20% off the a la carte menu all evening.
64 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 5WQ. Tel: 0161-236 5090.
Turkish restaurant in the city centre not far from Oxford Road Rail
Station. Features dancing at weekends with musicians.
786-788 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2DR. Tel: 0161-445
"Topkapi is a traditional Turkish restaurant that serves
authentic and mouth watering dishes. With a lively and laid back
205 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW. Tel: 0161-832 9803. Website:
Small and popular Turkish restaurant and takeaway on Deansgate.
Serves authentic Turkish cuisine selected, prepared and served by
Turkey's finest export Chef, Seref Dursun who completed his training
at the Hilton Hotel.
Wine & Kebab House
7a Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 1DW. Tel: 0161-491
Turquoise Restaurant Café Bar
65 High Street, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 1BJ. Tel: 0161-428 5544.
Located on High Street in Cheadle is this contemporary Turkish and
Mediterranean restaurant also offers a big selection of vegetarian
dishes from the widest choice of our menu along with an extensive
wine list. Large upstairs room available for parties and private
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