267 Upper Brook Street
I recently went to Petra on Upper Brook Street, Manchester after being recommended by some relatives. I found the food to be of excellent quality and highly authentic as my mothers family originally came from Syria. The service is friendly and attentive. Although they are not licenced to sell alcohol, you can take your own wines etc. Since going there, I have also had several take-away meals. The kibbeh are especially good as there are very few places who sell this delicacy which is spiced minced lamb in a crunchy coating which is torpedo shaped and deep fried. Their salads are particularly good. The fattoush is very tasty as are their stuffed vegetables. I also like the stuffed vine leaves. I would highly recommend Petra if you want to try something a bit different. A meal for 2 should cost no more than Â£40.
Laurence Silverstone - 18/09/2008 | report this review
Petra looks quite the place doesnt it?From the outside,you can feel yes i can go here and have a good quiet meal but that is not the case!I came here about a week back,and i was told from the staff here to take a seat as soon as i walked in fair enough i did that.Once i got my seat with my friend,we was told to move seats because somebody else wanted to sit there.We was being moved around like three times,they never told us they had a party going on here or we would have left.The staff were really rude and at the end we had to walk out.
A User - 04/09/2008 | report this review
Petra is in a slightly odd location on Upper Brook Street behind the hospital, but it is worth a visit! You might need to book ahead at the weekend when it gets quite busy. The menu is very similar to places like Aladdin in Withington and there's a big overlap with Persia Grill too. It's all well cooked, but the real highlight is the starters section of the menu: lovely crisp yet light falafel, tasty herby fatoosh and tabouleh, kibbeh, houmous, spicy sausages, little crisp pastries with cheese or spinach or meat. The main courses are mainly stews with some variation on lamb, tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines - nicely done and with some vegetarian options but not quite as much fun as the starters.Petra has a BYO licence and there's a Tesco a few doors down if you forget to bring a bottle with you.Staff are friendly and helpful and it's really good value food.
A User - 01/09/2008 | report this review
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