Bukhara Manchester Boasts Authentic Flavours Served Inside A Stunning Structure

Phoebe Jobling | 2nd February 2018

Bukhara Manchester boasts a stunning building with elegant interior.

Manchester thrives with restaurants serving cuisines from continents all over the world. If you’re fond of Indian dishes, you won’t be disappointed with the unique taste that Bukhara Manchester has to offer.

Located on the outskirts of Manchester city centre, Bukhara is set in the recently refurbished Old Town Hall on Cheetham Hill Road.

On arrival, I immediately acknowledged the building’s stunning structure and traditional interior. The building features a banqueting hall which provides a quality venue fit for a wedding, anniversary or birthday.

The elegant Bukhara Manchester restaurant serves Indian/Pakistani and halal food. Keeping to tradition, Bukhara is an alcohol-free establishment but it doesn’t lack in offering a variety of refreshing alternatives such as this Strawberry Virgin Mojito Mocktail.

This Strawberry Virgin Mojito Mocktail priced at £3.75 is full of flavour.

We began with papadums served with a selection of sauces including my favourite, mango chutney, which went down a treat.

For a starter, I chose Chicken Tikka which includes succulent pieces of chicken breast marinated in
yoghurt, herbs and spices cooked in a tandoor.

My boyfriend chose a Mixed Grill, which was served on a sizzling hot plate filled with an an assortment of chicken tikka, lamb chops, chicken and lamb seekh kebab.

The succulent Chicken Tikka starter is priced at £3.95 and the Mixed Grill at £11.95.

After celebrating one year in business last November, Bukhara brought out a brand new menu where they went to a lot of effort to ensure it has the perfect balance of spice and flavour.

Manager Faruk Patel said:

Indian Cuisine is a celebration of spices and to ensure that our dishes are as authentic as possible we incorporate traditional ingredients into our cooking methods. Our menu boasts a selection of spicy dishes which have proven a huge hit with our more daring diners including ingredients such as chillies and peppers for that additional kick, which can be tailored to the customer’s personal preference.”

If you shy away from strong spices, like me, then you can’t go wrong with a classic mild curry such as a Chicken Korma for your main. Paired with Pilau rice and Peshwari Naan bread, it was the perfect combination with strong flavours leaving your taste buds tingling.

My boyfriend chose the Chicken Tikka for his main course with Masala sauce and extra mango chutney. This was mistaken for another Korma sauce but he enjoyed it either way.

Shahi Chicken Korma cooked with onions, tomatoes, cashew nut sauce and fresh cream: £8.95
Pilau rice: £2.25. Peshwari Naan £2.75

The restaurant also provides Vegetarian options, Seafood starters and mains, Biryani Dishes, Steaks, Grills and Street Food, Salads and a Children’s menu – so there’s a dish to suit everyone.

Faruk added:

Whist Indian food is often associated with hot and spicy foods, a lot of the ingredients that we use add flavour as opposed to heat so there are milder options for those that prefer something with less spice. Our customer favourites include the Roast Leg of Lamb and Chilman Biryani which are cooked using an abundance of herbs to add rich flavour.”

Due to our eyes being bigger than our belly’s, we asked to take some of our main course home with us as it was too delicious to go to waste.

Despite this, it would have been rude not to take a look at the dessert menu!

If you have even a tiny bit of room left – I strongly suggest that you take advantage of the desserts.

We chose the Toffee Cheesecake drizzled with chocolate and served with whipped cream, and the sweet and salty Peanut Butter Stack layered on a chocolate brownie cake. These were just the right size to finish off our cuisine perfectly.

Front: Toffee Cheesecake £3.75
Back: Peanut Butter Stack £3.95

If you’re looking for a service with a smile, Bukhara isn’t short of friendly faces. With extremely reasonable prices, luxurious interior and traditional dishes that explode with flavours – Bukhara Manchester certainly hits the spot.

It’s encouraged to book in early to visit Bukhara on a weekend however there’s no harm in venturing for a mid-week treat too.

For more information or to book visit www.bukharamanchester.com or call 0161 834 1222.