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“Good, wholesome Persian food...”
Review of Pomegranate

Pomegranate
Ranked #419 of 2,368 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $13 - $34
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We went to Pomegranate, as part of a group of four, for my wife's birthday. The appeal was to try something different and Persian food is something we have not really come across elsewhere in Manchester, or during our travels around other big cities of the UK for that matter.

Having said that, the menu is not that 'far out' and does have familiar ingredients such as feta cheese, halloumi, lamb, aubergine, yoghurt and other mainstays that you would find on a Turkish or Greek menu - which makes sense given Iran's close proximity to these countries.

We started off with sesame and butter naan alongside various dips - the yoghurt with wild garlic and fresh mint being the highlight. From there we tucked into the addass polo, a fresh-tasting tangy chicken dish, and the ghafghazi, a mildly spicy lamb dish. The Persian rice was particularly tasty and added something different to the meal. We also ventured into the desserts with an order of homemade pistachio ice cream. Again, this was very good.

Alongside of this we had two bottles of white wine (Italian!). The total bill was pushing towards £100 but for four people on a birthday meal, this we think is fairly reasonable.

As it was a Monday evening, the venue itself was very quiet - however, it is a relatively small restaurant and therefore did not feel 'dead' as some places do earlier in the week.

Overall, a very enjoyable meal and evening out in West Didsbury.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited pomegranate as a couple and really enjoyed food overall. The chickens and lamb kebab was cooked beautifully with great flavours. The pomegranate sauce was too sweet for our liking but we understand this is the traditional Persian sauce which is fair enough. Would certainly visit again.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Fantastic service, extremeley authentic Persian cuisine (which is hard to find) and to top it all off, in a great area with lots of really pleasant bars for a drink pre/post meal.

When we tasted the food, we both looked at each and reiterated that we will be back within a few days the food was so enjoyable.

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Thank aash23
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lovely decor, fantastic location, lovely staff and excellent value for money. I have always struggled to find healthy food that is still satisfying but pomegranate was perfect for me! Definitely can't wait to go back and try out the kebabs!

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Thank Nomio84
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We walked in for an early dinner on a Saturday night- managed to grab a table before the place filled up. It was a quirky, tastefully decorated little restaurant. A very friendly, knowledgable waitress. We ordered the "Iranian" tapas to share as a starter- and the Fesanjoon was absolutely delicious. The naan was garlicky, and aromatic and went well with the Fesanjoon. The Sabzi Panir salad was also a great combination of Feta, marinated olives, cucumber, and red pepper. I wasn't so keen on the smokey aubergine dip, and thougut it would have benefited from a bit more vingerary garlicness. What can I say..I love garlic.
The mains were also well done- the chicken kebab was one of the best marinated, tender and toothsome kebabs I have ever had. Wasn't so keen on the rice and broadbeans- but that's probably a personal preference. We also had a very drinkable bottle of Rioja for £20.
Defintely be back!

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