Manchester is one of the best places in the world to eat kebabs, but usually of the Pakistani and Indian variety. At Persia Grill House on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton, they fly the flag for Persian cuisine, which is filled with an astounding array of grilled meats on skewers. Visitors out out this corner of south Manchester can experience a taste of Tehran, whether that’s a kebab, a hearty stew or a fragrant rice dish.
The kebab is one of the staple foods of Manchester, and it would be fair to say that they don’t enjoy the finest reputation for quality. In Tehran, though, the kebab is elevated to high culinary art, with countless different styles and ingredients. At Persia Grill House on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton, they are channelling the Persian attitude towards grilled meats, and turning it from foodie pariah to a mouth-watering masterpiece.
Kebabs are the centrepiece at Persia Grill House, and the wide range of ways that they can treat meat on a stick. Kobideh is a perennial Persian favourite, with minced lamb, onions and spices, whereas barg is a kebab that has been beaten flat. Aside from the grill, there are stews and rice dishes, particularly polo, chicken cooked with barberries and saffron. At Chorlton’s Barlow Moor Road, Persia Grill House is doing some new for the Middle Eastern cuisine scene in Manchester, and we recommend booking a table and finding out for yourself.