Food is central to the Greek-Cypriot way of life, along with good friends and a whole lot of fun. That’s the ethos behind Sale’s preeminent Greek and Mediterranean restaurant, The Greek Kitchen in Manchester. Located on the fringes of Sale, along Washway Road, The Greek Kitchen proclaims that it has probably the best meze in the north west, and they’re probably right. Clocking in at 22 dishes, The Greek Kitchen have elevated the popular sharing platters to a form of art.
Greek meze, like Spanish tapas, are coming into their own among diners less familiar with the Mediterranean way of life. Meze are an ideal way to sample a range of delicious dishes, best shared with friends and family, the way Greek Cypriots do on their island home to Manchester. The Greek Kitchen, along Washway Road in Sale, have taken the meze to a whole new territory: 22 dishes served over five courses, carefully matched with a considered selection of wine. The care and attention lavished upon The Greek Kitchen’s meze selection is reflected in their menu, itself a work of art. We love how there’s the occasional icon of a numbered wine bottle next to a dish, indicating the restaurant’s recommendation when it comes to a complementary vintage.
The Greek Kitchen certainly doesn’t limit itself to incredible meze. This Greek Restaurant down Washway Road in Manchester’s Sale boasts a real charcoal grill, where Greek-Cypriot delicacies such as souvlakia, grilled steaks, lamb chops, belly ribs, fish and seafood are cooked to mouthwatering perfection. You can also try out The Greek Kitchen’s chef’s specialties, many of which are prepared according to age-old family recipes, handed down through the generations. For every carnivorous dish there’s a vegetarian option, so you can match traditional kleftiko (slow roasted lamb shank with potatoes and vegetables), with an equally traditional yemista (roasted peppers stuffed with rice, mushrooms and onions). The Greek Kitchen’s name says it all – this restaurant is a veritable encyclopedia when it comes to down-home Greek, Cypriot, and Mediterranean cuisine.