Been here two or three times in past years and I can understand why, on the rare occasions when it's actually open, the place is empty. The Lebanese owner and his morose young friend struggle to service two tables and with three occupied, service collapses because they are so busy in the kitchen. The food is third rate, the Lebanese salad consisting of some soggy lettuce swimming in a sea of oil, the grilled halloumi disappointingly smothered in spice powder and the homous absolutely inedible with raw garlic while the grilled meats were dry, tough, tepid and lacked flavour.
The premises are filthy and run-down, the toilets gopping (which always says a lot about the owner's attitude to hygiene) and the bill was presented on a greasy scrap of paper torn from a notebook and not seeming to add up whichever way you do it.
Lebanese food is usually so delicious, fresh and healthy and the service so speedy, professional and friendly that their restaurants are always buzzing with happy, contented diners. Sorry Mr Shahin, it's time you closed the doors for good. Manchester desperately needs a proper Lebanese restauraunt (we have petitioned the superb Maroush in London to come and open up but they say it's difficult to get good chefs) and you are not doing the image of Lebanese food and hospitality any favours. Hallas!
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