Saturday, 13 February 2016

Restaurant | Bakchich, Chester Street, Manchester

As a Brit, I am a sucker for afternoon tea! Savoury bites, sweet treats and tea to warm you up from the inside out, whats not to love. So when I was invited to afternoon tea with a middle eastern twist...I was intrigued. 

Backchich hosted a Lebanese afternoon tea at their Manchester restaurant on Chester street giving us a taste of Lebanon, without having to fly thousands of mile across the world. 

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Absolutely in love with the restaurant's laid back and eclectic decor. The tiles adorning the walls and floor transport you to the streets of Beirut!

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No afternoon tea is complete without a splash of tea. This zaatar and cardamon infused tea was the perfect start to the meal and warmed me up from the inside. 

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As you can see I loved it!

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Cucumber and salmon sandwiches were replaced with shawarmas and spinach fatayers; and coma-induing baklava took the place place of scones. I have a bit of a sweet tooth (to the dissppointment of my dentist) so naturally ate too much baklava!

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We rounded things off with the strongest coffee I had ever had. The boy loved it but it was far too strong for me. I could imagine it would be the perfect pick me up midway through a night shift in the hospital. 

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After the success of their Liverpool restaurant - originally starting out as a stall in the city's christmas markets - Bakchich opened their second restaurant in September 2015 in Manchester. The food is exciting and delicious and the decor down to earth yet trendy. I think this is why this place has and will do well in Manchester, a city that has seen an explosion in the number of restaurants in recent years.

I'll leave you with this last note: why did the baba ganoush grow up big and strong? it had good auber-genes


1 comment

  1. This is looking like a nice place !

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