Persia Grill House
Middle Eastern and African
From your first mouthful, you're transported to a world of pistachios and pomegranates, lemon and saffron. Many of Manchester's ex-pat Iranian community seem to frequent this establishment - an indication of the authenticity of the cuisine served here. The menu is almost entirely Persian grilled food and focuses on chicken and lamb. I enjoyed a flavoursome starter of mirza ghasemi, which consists of aubergine, tomato, garlic and egg white. My main course was the zereshk polo - rice with berries and a half chicken marinated in saffron. The friendly husband and wife team were keen to point out their authentic Persian clay oven, and a special stove that is used to boil the fragrant herbal tea. Everything is reasonably priced, comes in generous portions and is served with basmati rice or fresh naan and salad.
The venue is currently unlicensed but you can bring your own alcohol, and an upstairs function room is available for private parties and events. So for a magical night of heady aromas and aromatic spices, look no further.