We ordered the meze for four using two Groupon vouchers, and that was the first problem - apparently they'd taken all the voucher deals going at the same time with the result that it was very difficult to book a slot and we had to settle for eating at 9 p.m. which is on the late side for us.
First impression was that the restaurant's a bit unsure what it's trying to be - sorry but widescreen TVs showing soccer are NOT classy but it's not a cheap cafe either. The table mats were too large for the table when four were seated together and my wife had to avoid banging her head on an overhanging shelf.
Not having any kind of drinks menu was strange to say the least, they had no draught beer and only one bottled variety in small sizes, and the house wine was expensive at £12.99, so we gave it a miss.
The meze was a total of (I think) fifteen small courses including a small piece of baklava as dessert, and maybe it was one they'd put together for the Groupon offer but it was a bit light on meat, I certainly wouldn't have paid the price on the internet menu for it but having said that it was well-cooked and filling enough and we had nothing to complain about. Except that none of the dishes came with a spoon! I suppose we could have asked but it just seemed strange to not consider that customers might require a spoon to transfer from dish to plate.
The final niggle was that we couldn't pay with card because "the line was down". Well as it happens we didn't need a lot of cash, just for drinks and a tip but that was unusual to say the least, it might well have seriously inconvenienced others. However the young waiter was very friendly and approachable so no real service issues.
Overall not bad but not outstanding, but given that Manchester is intensely competitive for restaurants we probably wouldn't go again except with a voucher deal.
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