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Established in 2012, Roots has become a beacon for those in Manchester looking to indulge in an African dining and nightclub experience all soundtracked by Afrobeat, roots and rhumba, soul, reggae Motown and more. This restaurant, bar, and nightclub along Gorton’s Hyde Road, close to Belle Vue station, is the flagship outpost for the Roots empire, which now boasts a sister site in Liverpool. Book yourself a spot at the lounge bar or a VIP booth, whether you’re down for a romantic rendezvous and dinner date feasting on pan-African and international cuisine, or you’re up for a big celebration taking in some of Manchester’s best parties.
Overall I am pleased with the food and the service was excellent and the welcome was friendly and helpful explained the food and was a chilled out place to be
Staff friendly well priced food however did take some time to be served and food to be prepared. But overall good experience. Had to keep asking them to come over rather than them checking Thank you
Roots restaurant is a global affair, but the bullseye is firmly planted on the African continent, and more specifically sets its flag on the best of West African cuisine. The list of authentic African dishes that dominates the menu is replete with Nigerian delicacies like nkwobi, isiewu, egusi, eforiro, and afang – meaning there’s plenty for the homesick diaspora and Manchester’s adventurous foodies to indulge in. Whether you go pure African, or range further afield, fire and spice peppers Roots menu, bringing some culinary light to this spot along Gorton’s Hyde Road.
Roots’ menu doesn’t rest on its laurels serving just West African specialties, though – at this pan-African Liverpool restaurant you can get yourself a South Asian king prawn coconut curry, a platter of West Indian jerk chicken, or South African boerwors sausage. There’s plenty more where that came from, and some more off-menu specials besides – just ask your waiter what’s hot today. Whatever you choose, be sure to wash it down with a selection from Roots fine collection of international wines, domestic and imported beers – including some of Africa’s best drops – before you head to one of Gorton’s most popular nightclubs, hidden downstairs. Always a busy place, be sure to book yourself ample elbow space well in advance.