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Dishing up Mediterranean delights to hungry Mancunians for years with two restaurants in the city, Rozafa Taverna is the place to go for authentic Greek food in Manchester’s city centre, whether you are craving a kebab or a hearty homemade Greek meal like mousaka. Located right on Princess Street across from the town hall, here you will find a range of traditional Greek and Cypriot recipes, all served up in a vibrant atmosphere.
Full of traditional charm, you could easily mistake this Manchester city centre restaurant for a taverna tucked away down a side street in Greece, and trying the authentic food on offer here will only add to this feeling. In this family-run restaurant, traditional recipes are rustled up in the kitchen by the native Greek chef, and you will find Rozafa Taverna’s menu bursting with choices, from favourites like falafel and kebabs, to lesser known but equally as delicious options.
At Rozafa Taverna, the range of starters on offer is so big that you will probably struggle choosing, but options include dolmadakia – vine leaves stuffed with tender mince meat, rice and fresh herbs, and keftedakia – lamb meatballs with a tomato and wine sauce. Popular main dishes include kleftiko – a mouthwatering leg of lamb that has been delicately roasted for three hours with fresh herbs and white wine, and briam – a Greek casserole dish packed full of delicious vegetables in a tomato and wine sauce. This popular Princess Street restaurant is the place to go to indulge in a piece of the Mediterranean in Manchester city centre, so book a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.
2nd time I've eaten here and have been blown away each time. Fabulous service, hearty food and interesting wines. Tried all the Greek restaurants in Manchester and this one is my favourite.
excellent food, friendly efficient staff lovely atmosphere could have been in Greece if I didn't look out the window and see the rain.will definitely visit again to work our way through the menu
Helpful staff and excellent food. The meat meze was particularly impressive. It looks like a proxy option until you see just how much food there is and what superb quality meat is involved. The restaurant is informal and comfortable and the staff are all jovial and get involved. A great experience.
Love the place ..never had a bad meal there ever ..the Staff are amazing and always a great atmosphere in the restaurant .. recommend it highly ..
food was excellent. Reasonably priced for a city centre restaurant. Many Greek people dining so that says something re quality.. Would have given 6 out of 6 but.... Given a table right in front of the bar area and also, live entertainment on but only on the lower floor and not on ground floor. Certainly felt like we was missing out on the experience. Advice would be , ask not to be seated next to the bar and preference a table on the lower floor.
Good food. Lively atmosphere in downstairs room with greek music and dancing. Downstairs room was mostly large groups of people. It was hard to talk above the music. The service was friendly but a bit slow. We had the meat meze which was lots of food. Some dips and salad were presented with starter and main which was not the best. Restaurant adds 10% service charge to bills and you'd have to ask to have it removed. A good night (saturday) I'd go again
Food was good, nothing amazing though and quite expensive, especially the mini mezze but you do get a lot. The deep fried calamari were probably from frozen. Service was ok until we asked for our bill, got given and paid for the wrong one, waited ages for our one and the waiter still worked out an extra service charge in front of us, which we didn't think they deserved in the end. Total came to £55 for 2 people with mini mezze, a main course and a drink each. Don't think we'd go back.
Excellent service. Greeted with a smile as I entered the establishment. Staff very friendly. Food was amazing. Staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Value for money. I would recommend this restaurant to any one. Great night
The cooking was typically Greek. The octopus was a disappointment as it was tough to chew. Would have expected it to be grilled or barbecued to enhance the flavor. Sardines was excellent as so was the grilled sea bass. Kleftikos (lamb) was very tender. Very good. All the servings were very good sized.
What a brilliant atmosphere, fabulous food & wonderful staff. Definitely recommend this gem of a restaurant. The dancing is just so much fun & as for their man who leads it, well he's amazing