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Stolen Lamb

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70a Grove Street, Wilmslow, England
01625 419571
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The signature dish of Cyprus - Kleftiko literally means "stolen lamb”. The...
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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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
Lovely deco and food

Googled places to eat in wilmslow and the stolen lamb popped up love Greek food so we booked a table for the following night Arrived at the venue wasn't disappointed lovely setting, deco and music just reminded me of my last trip to Cyprus!! :) Ordered the meze for 2 and drinks Overall the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Googled places to eat in wilmslow and the stolen lamb popped up love Greek food so we booked a table for the following night Arrived at the venue wasn't disappointed lovely setting, deco and music just reminded me of my last trip to Cyprus!! :) Ordered the meze for 2 and drinks Overall the food was lovely very slow could... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited here in April 2015, and it was the first time I have had what I would describe as 'upscale' Greek food. For some this might seem like a contradiction in terms, as Greek food I have had both in Greece and elsewhere has always been rustic in style, so this was a real change for us. I don't... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had a very enjoyable meal here, we ordered the mezze and food just kept coming! The service was a little slow, we had to chase our drinks and the food was also slow. No Greek wine which meant we couldn't go full Greek but hey the Greek's are not known for good wine so maybe that was a good... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We decided on the stolen lamb for my birthday meal, as a lover of Greek food i was really looking forward! The food was amazing, couldn't fault it one bit, we had amazing starters and kebabs for mains, very well presented! our server however made us feel rather awkward, we asked for drinks and he said we would have to... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Food is incredible absolutely fantastic service great try the miss Molly red wine yummy! Lamb melts in your mouth

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went the night before we flew to Cuba and couldn't ask for anything more. Beautiful setting with stunning food and great service. Lovely meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere and fantastic service . I almost didn't want to write this as I would love to keep this place a secret. Will definitely be returning 😊

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tuesday: mysterious mezze ... Or is it mystical?!? Anyway...thought we'd go and try it again as haven't been for a very long time. Menu : £20 p p ... Pre starters, starters main and sweet! Fresh food, great flavours, attentive staff... Excellent on the pocket!! Expected to be the only ones in but we weren't and it had a lovely... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited for my best friends birthday last night and can honestly say this is without a doubt my new favourite restaurant in wilmslow. Such a lovely evening, gorgeous food and excellent service - special mention to Taz who looked after us so well and made the evening amazing. Will definitely return :)

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you want to experience the best food and a warm atmosphere this is the place. The staff all friendly and very professional. Great night Thanks George,,!

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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

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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