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ZOUK Teabar Manchester Review with YELP

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Believe me or not but I have not been hungry after Tuesday and this absolute beauty of Yelp event. Of all my Yelp events, I know its not been that many but enough to judge, this has been the best so far and will be certainly hard to ever beat by any restaurant.

On this summery warm Tuesday, the Yelp community has followed the invitation of ZOUK. During my student time here in Manchester, I have walked past the restaurant on Chester Street almost every day and have enjoyed some of the shishas with friends.
For some reason the food never seemed that appealing to me but how wrong I was!

The place recently had a refurb, especially the terrace is now a lot more secluded and sheltered from rain and wind. Such a beautiful spot in Manchester to enjoy some sun and have a drink.

After our welcome drink and a green salad parsley lemon shot, served in an actual shot glass, we were lead inside and enjoyed the luxury of our own dining area upstairs. I loved the chic appeal and comfy booths for an indian restaurant. Sometimes they can be a bit tacky but this one is just class.

On our table we had mango lassi, one of my favourite summer drinks waiting, and got an introduction to our hosts from Zouk today, who are launching the new menu soon. At this point I have to mention that I saw the manager helping out staff all evening. In my opinion that says a lot about dedication and team spirit at this place.

But on to the food: On every table we shared poppadoms and chutneys until we were served a variety of starters and mains. If you see the pictures you can tell that this is not your average curry place. The dishes were vibrant, flavourful and amazingly tasty. One of the starts, a build-your-own pancake wrap, stunned me with the combination of crispy duck and gherkins and I don’t even like gherkins. The naan was fresh and steamy and went well dipped in the chicken and apricot curry. I also loved the lamb on the bone, whish was a spicier version of a goulash. 

Another surprise was the pairing of indian food and excellent wines we got to sample. The usual combo would be curry and beer, but actually the wine was going so well with it. I have loved the Romanian Merlot and the German Riesling, both were quite unusually tasting and smooth, so they werent clashing with any of the spices.

If you think it this can´t get better let me tell you that the waiting time between the courses was accentuated by a belly dancing bollywood trio, who were just stunning.
I could find about another 500 words on how amazing this night was, but you may be lead to think I was bribed to write this. So make your way down and enjoy ZOUK the next week when the weather is nice. 

Thanks for Jonny and the Manchester Yelp community for having me again and organising this great event. Make sure to check #yelpmanchester for the latest updates and pictures, it’s a foodie heaven.

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