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Stolen Lamb

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70a Grove Street, Wilmslow, England
01625 419571
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The signature dish of Cyprus - Kleftiko literally means "stolen lamb”....
The signature dish of Cyprus - Kleftiko literally means "stolen lamb”. The story goes that the "Greek Kleftes," Bandits who hid in the mountains, would sometimes steal a lamb for food. They cooked it sealed tightly on a buried pit of coals to keep a low profile, and not give away their hideout by sight and smell.My paternal Grandfather 'George' was known for his Lamb and Goat rearing in Famagusta, Cyprus. His Farm produced milk to make the famous Cypriot cheese Halloumi and his lambs were a treat to eat. The Restaurant will continue to use the finest local produce specializing in Cheshire Lamb.My maternal Grandfather, also called George, was famous for cooking the signature dish, in both his village of Kyrenia Cyprus where he was taught, and continues now in Manchester. We will be using the same recipe to cook the dish here at the restaurant. (We are lucky as his recipes are unique and he keeps them close to his heart).The restaurant embraces old Family recipes combined with new style to offer the ultimate Greek Dining Experience. Our cooking methods include, using a traditional wood-fired clay oven and a coal fired BBQ to give the full flavour to our food.Chef George & the team
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  • 204
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food. Even better service!

I visited the Stolen Lamb for my birthday - what a treat! We had the mezze and were absolutely not disappointed. Each dish was delicious and so well presented. The service was fantastic, each dish was explained to us and we could t have asked for more. The place itself was lovely, a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
DiscoHeatLB
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good however this was spoilt by the absolutely terrible service. Have previously had good experiences but unfortunately after tonight's experience won't be going back!!

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Thank Rachael L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Stolen Lamb for my birthday - what a treat! We had the mezze and were absolutely not disappointed. Each dish was delicious and so well presented. The service was fantastic, each dish was explained to us and we could t have asked for more. The place itself was lovely, a beautiful restaurant. As we visited on a... More 

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Thank DiscoHeatLB
warmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very good experience at the Solen Lamb Greek restaurant. The service we attentive and we never waited long to be looked after with drinks and taking our order. The food was good, but I felt it lacked that something to rate this a 5. For example the King Prawn kebab was 6 large prawns not King and... More 

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Thank oliver r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant which we visited one Saturday night in February We recommend the Mezze menu which gives the opportunity to sample a number of dishes Well worth a visit

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Thank TimP21
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a Greek hidden gem! Food is absolutely delicious, visited last year and was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, great food and friendly staff. Cant wait to visit again!

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Thank simone m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had our staff doo there. Food was amazing (unfortunately I filled up on the delicious starters) for main course we had a whole Lamb which was cooked to perfection👌🏼 the service was exceptional as well.

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Thank Harrison K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is superb. It's serves amazing authentic Greek food which is second to none. I visited with my girlfriend and we were both impressive with everything, the food, the service, the lot. A true hidden gem which you must visit.

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Thank honest525152
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We recently had a 40th Birthday party at the Stolen Lamb for 34 people, it was great. All the guest really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, George is an excellent host

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Thank Stuart-Pickmere
Goostrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Second visit to this fine restaurant and it didn't disappoint. We had the traditional Meze which was possibly the best I ever had and as an avid traveller to Greece and Cyprus, that's going some. If I could pick one dish worthy of special mention, it would be Kleftiko which is a lamb dish cooked slowly in the oven; very... More 

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Thank 43T0PCAT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The lamb was exquisite. A must to try!! We also really enjoyed the intimate atmosphere, perfect for couples.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70a Grove Street, Wilmslow, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wilmslow
  • Phone Number: 01625 419571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 38
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The signature dish of Cyprus - Kleftiko literally means "stolen lamb”. The story goes that the "Greek Kleftes," Bandits who hid in the mountains, would sometimes steal a lamb for food. They cooked it sealed tightly on a buried pit of coals to keep a low profile, and not give away their hideout by sight and smell.My paternal Grandfather 'George' was known for his Lamb and Goat rearing in Famagusta, Cyprus. His Farm produced milk to make the famous Cypriot cheese Halloumi and his lambs were a treat to eat. The Restaurant will continue to use the finest local produce specializing in Cheshire Lamb.My maternal Grandfather, also called George, was famous for cooking the signature dish, in both his village of Kyrenia Cyprus where he was taught, and continues now in Manchester. We will be using the same recipe to cook the dish here at the restaurant. (We are lucky as his recipes are unique and he keeps them close to his heart).The restaurant embraces old Family recipes combined with new style to offer the ultimate Greek Dining Experience. Our cooking methods include, using a traditional wood-fired clay oven and a coal fired BBQ to give the full flavour to our food.Chef George & the team
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?