Sofra serves Mediterranean cuisine in West DidsburyHALAL STATUS • Halal food menu • Stifado dish contains red wine
A new Mediterranean restaurant that aims at bringing the “delightful fusion” of “traditional food from the Middle East and its European neighbours” opened in south Manchester this week.
Having opened in the leafy suburbs of West Didsbury’s Burton Road, Sofra says its serves “authentic and freshly cooked dishes from the east of the Mediterranean, including Greek and Lebanese classics, [and] traditional mezzes”.
Promising to provide a “warm and friendly service in a trendy, relaxed setting”, Sofra offers a menu that’s “suited to a range of appetites and dietary needs”.
While many of its dishes are “naturally vegetarian and vegan”, with “plenty of gluten free options”, it also claims to be “a haven for grilled meat lovers”.
Although Sofra’s impressively looking weekend Brunch menu will be introduced soon enough, here’s some dishes you can look forward to:
- Traditional Mediterranean Brunch – any style of eggs, falafel, Mediterranean beans, halloumi, fresh tomatoes and Greek olives served with warm pitta bread.
- Sofra Brunch – eggs cooked with spinach, falafel, baby lamb sausages, cheese fatayer and moutabal served with warm bread.
- Sofra Vegan Brunch – traditional Sofra falafel, Mediterranean beans, hummus, spinach fatayer and Greek olives.
Its dinner menu is equally as succinct, with the usual selection of hot and cold mezzes of Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tzatziki, Grilled Halloumi, etc., along with the less familiar, such as the Batata Harrave which are spicy Lebanese potatoes cooked with red peppers, garlic and spices.
While Sofra also offers the typical style of grills from the region, including Kofta Kebabs, Shish Taouk and Shish Kebab, its the Chef Speciality Mains that piqued our interest:
- Kleftiko Lamb – Authentic lamb shank, slow cooked with potatoes, onions, thyme and lemon.
- Gigantes – A vegan classic – butter beans with tomatoes, onions, garlic, celery, herbs and olive oil.
- Sofra Mezze Banquet (for two or more) – with traditional dips and a selection of our hot mezzes, followed by classic grills on charcoal, and finally a selection of Sofra’s chef’s specialty dishes.
NOTE: Sofra serves alcohol, with red wine being used as an ingredient in its Stifado dish.
Sofra Mediterranean Cuisine
136 Burton Road, West Didsbury,
Manchester, M20 1JQ.
Opening Hours: Mon CLOSED | Tue–Sat 17:00-23:00 | Sun 17:00-22:00