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“Amazing food and genuinely beautiful people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saray

Saray
609 Wilbraham Road | Chorlton, Manchester M21 9AN, England
0161 881 8292
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Ranked #6 of 1,825 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing food and genuinely beautiful people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

What an excellent restaurant! The most authentic Turkish food outside of Turkey. The staff are friendly and offer a genuine level of service and welcome regular visitors back with a smile. If you're considering a Turkish restaurant in Manchester, make this your first choice!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Manchester
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Delightful and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

All four adults were thoroughly satisfied. Good food cooked perfectly, attended by friendly staff. The restaurant was busy but the staff dealt with that competently. It was a shame to leave! Thank you, we will be returning.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Top Dips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I live in Chorlton, I watched Saray open up, but didn't think it was for me -until now. We only had 4 dips and a glass of Turkish red -but blimey it was good-fresh, clean tasting chilli salad, humus with freshly cooked lamb rather than the dry leavetakings seen on your usual humus schwarma.
The spinach/yoghurt and aubergine salad the best a turkish restaurant (in Manchester) has offered up. Anyone who's eaten at the better known Turkish round the corner should hot-foot it here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing Seriously Amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Turkish food at its best. Good cuts of meat lots of salad and fresh vegetables. Decent prices, Went on tastecard which was even better. GREAT SERVICE. Even a walk round on the dining floor by the chef to see if everything is good. 100% recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Good Service, Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was my first visit and it was a pleasant one. Now and then the other half takes me out for a treat and we take this opportunity to try different places. I had the meatballs to start, made from lamb and served in rich, well flavoured tomato sauce. There was lots of sauce, great for dipping the free pittas in! Then I had the lamb casserole. The meat was tender and again, the sauce was full of flavour. We also had a side of garlic pitta to share which was to die for!
Following that we had dessert. If you don't often have dessert I'm not sure they'd be right for you as they are very very sweet. I can't remember what it was called but it was made from pastry, pictachio nuts and honey. It was lovely.
Accompanying our meal we tried two different kinds of Turkish wine, one medium bodied and one full bodied. Both went well with the lamb dishes.
The service was very friendly and the restaurant was busy which is always a good sign in my opinion. The only disappointment was that the chef had come out and made a fuss of everyone except us! Apart from that it was a nice meal and we will probably come back at some point but it isn't for a special romantic meal because it's small and you're sitting rather close to the people next to you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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