Manjaros restaurant Newcastle is one in a family of Manjaros African Caribbean restaurants that pepper the north of England. Indeed, Manjoros cuisine is based on a fusion of African and Caribbean flavours and it’s wildly popular. Dishes range from signature jerk chicken to waka waka and charcoaled meat skewers with sides of plantain or jollof rice. Only the finest selection of natural ingredients is used to prepare each dish, and once you’d have had a taste of the Manjaros signature sauces – each of which vary in terms of where they sit on the spice scale – you may just find yourself becoming a Manjaros regular. You’ll find Manjaros restaurant Newcastle on Cross Street in Leazes, not far at all from Newcastle train station and worth a reservation if you want to be sure of a table. Get involved.
Food was delicious but service poor. It started with their card machine being briloken and having to go to the nearest cashpoint, but my request for a quiet spot dilute to hearing disability was pretty much ignored and loud music drowned out any chance of clear conversation. We waited forever to be served or asked if we would like s drink and beware, they don’t serve alcohol. Took an African mate and he agreed there was little food associated with African. Food was served by untrained waiters. They either forgot the request for water by friend or ignored it, hard to tell with this level of service, but we had to shout them over. When we were ready to order we attracted the attention of a waiter who pointed somewhere in the room and went off to clear a table instead. When my friend finished eating 3 minutes before me the service was the opposite - they took his plate away while I was eating. When we left no one saw us out or thanked us. They need to get the basics right quickly I suggest. Despite the food being very nice I would doubt I would be prepared to be put through the mill of being served by unenthusiastic, unsmiling waiters again - or perhaps this is the culture they wish to reflect.
Excellent service would totally recommend. Food was spot on really nice. Loved the hospitality. Loved the idea of breaking fast here with provided dates and fruits.