Curry Friday = Zouk Friday

It's finally creeping up to the weekend and we're ready to go and enjoy ourselves, which of course means indulge in some delicious food. Curry is one of Britain's favourite foods and it's easy to see why, succulent flavours and aromatic spices with loads of naan bread. However, instead of heading to your local Indian takeaway and filling your guts with grease and God knows what else, why not try out Zouk instead? 

Zouk Tea bar & Grill is an Indian and Pakistani restaurant based in Manchester (just off Oxford road) offering the best quality, traditional Punjabi dishes. All of the chefs have been specially selected from top restaurants in India and have come to create these awe inspiring dishes. Everything is cooked from fresh, which you can see from the open kitchen, no junk food and excessive amounts of sugar and salt are added, just proper Indian meals. 

So, what did we eat.... 


Murgh Tikka Hariyali 
Kashmiri Lamb Kebabs 


Qasuri Methi Murgh 
Lamb with Sweet Potato and Almonds 


Channa Masala 
Vegetable Pakoras 


Cauliflower curry 

The food was absolutely beautiful and we were treated like kings. The staff made sure that everyone's dietary requirements were met and were there to answer any questions we had. My favourite dish was the Qasuri Methi Murgh, succulent chicken with the distinct flavour of fenugreek, it wasn't too spicy and the chicken was cooked to perfection unlike most places that overcook it. I'm not a fan of lamb, but I was told it was amazing and tender, falling apart as you stuck your fork in it. We also had the chance to try out the variety of cocktails, they also do non-alcoholic versions so everyone gets to join in the fun. I tried the strawberry and black pepper alcohol free cocktail, lovely, but definitely had an acquired taste. Unfortunately, we had to rush off before we got dessert, but rumour has it that it was pretty damn good. 

Zouk also offer cookery classes on Saturdays for anyone to take part in, all you have to do is book. There are different classes you can join from vegetarian dishes to healthy options and a Punjabi masterclass. During the class, you get a taste of being a chef, stepping into the Zouk kitchen and cooking starters and mains. Afterwards, you bring a friend and enjoy a meal together...pretty special Saturday right? Visit their website here for more info.


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