Middle Eastern style - Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
After a recent trip the comments below are mitigated a bit by the excellent shawarma enjoyed there in Nov '09. The thin packet bread is poor, remaining the main problem - it's too thin to contain even the slight moisture produced by the meat, let alone sauces, it just disintegreates. But the meat was superb and the salad and sauces very good - and after seeing a basket of large buns go by we found out they make bread fresh every day - and it was really nice. We did ask what it was called so we could get it in the future and the guy said 'bread'. And after a little more pressing said 'small bread'. So who knows if it will be there or available next time or not? So some shawarma meat with a couple of these buns and accompanied by a mezze plate of hummous and bits and pieces would, no doubt, be excellent - but that's not what we were looking for really. It's probaby a case of knowing what to order here - much like Jaffa. The reason the review below is going to remain there is that if you turn up at Falafel wanting a big, meaty kebab with nice fresh naan, you will be disappointed. If you were looking for the more 'Mediterranean' style food then you might really enjoy it here.
Scores out of 10
Bread 4.0 - 7.5 for the fresh buns
Average 7.25 - or 8.1
First Kebab Trip
The bread was briefly heated from a packet, and it was very poor by comparison to the large fresh, tandoor naan served a couple of doors down at Jazeera. There is a limited range of meat options available. The salad is good, but the sauces are lacking. The portions are small. The place itself is interesting, with green wooden panels and Palestinian ornamnets. The kebabs are probably the most expensive in Rusholme. The range of other dishes (mezze style) offered are more interesting, and maybe represent its specialities. Perhaps, like Jaffa, kebabs are not what they do best.
Scores out of 10