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Stolen Lamb

70a Grove Street, Wilmslow, England
01625 419571
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Ranked #8 of 75 restaurants in Wilmslow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $38
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
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English first
Bramhall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We have just returned from dinner at this restaurant and overall we were pleased. I originally ordered the scallop saganaki to be informed they no longer offer this. Obviously this should be taken off the menu. Instead I had 6 prawns (de-shelled) which were served with a spicy sauce. We also had the halloumi starter which was good. We were... More

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Manchester
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Overpriced, nothing Greek about it!! Basically had a mixed grill that i could have had down the local pub for a third of the price. Also, portion size is tiny. All in all for £70 for the pair, we left hungry and disappointed!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is one not to be missed. Having recently been invited to a corporate golf day in nearby Alderley Edge, my brother and I travelled down from Scotland on Wednesday night to be fresh for an early tee off on Thursday. This was our second meal at Stolen Lamb and the memory of our first visit had stayed with us... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When it was too wet to have our company BBQ recently we contacting George at The Stolen Lamb in Wilmslow took over and did a wonderful job His wonderful choice of food incorporating delicious Greek food displayed his family's history in the restaurant business We had a wonderful evening enhanced only by the Bollinger we were able to take along... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have been a few times now and it has never disappointed. It takes the typical perception of Greek food to another level - there are the usual favourites of course but there is a wide range of very creative and delicious options that would not look out of place in a fine dining restaurant. We had an 18th birthday in... More

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Cheshire
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful food love the 'egg and bacon' deconstructed. We were there for a birthday celebration of around 12 people. Service was great and the plates just kept coming. The house wine is decent and good value. We cannot wait to go back as a couple.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been back to The Stolen lamb on three occasions now and it hasn't disappointed at all! The decor is contemporary and the food is unbelievably good. I'm no aficionado of Greek cuisine, but we asked for their own recommendations (inc wine) and it was excellent - including dishes that I may not have typically chosen from the menu, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had lunch here today and it was the best meal I have had in a restaurant. The service was great, the Mother was front of house and the son was the chef, they were both lovely people and the food was amazing. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and we can't wait to go back there for an evening meal.... More

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zaventem
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The town of wilmslow was dead when we arrived. But we came with a purpose. After viewing a few food pics we decided to give the resto a try. We came early and we were alone. We decided to take the tuesday special mystic mezze for only 20 euro's. Made to the chiefs taste.... We did not stay alone for... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Food always lovely here but service can be patchy and the wobbly tables are to good. Have had to wait for our table to be ready on two occasions now (almost 30 mins one time) and then we were put on a wonky one. They did offers glass of wine on the house but would have liked a decent table... More

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