The Autumn/Winter Season has arrived and so is the need to get cosy, which is why Middle Eastern restaurant and bar Maray is re-introducing their Sunday Roast this weekend.
Gently influenced by the spicing of the Middle East, Maray’s take on the classic weekend winner was sorely missed when retired in 2020. It will be welcomed back at their Liverpool restaurants at Bold Street and Allerton and will be making its debut at their Manchester restaurant on Brazennose Street.
Served from Midday-5.30pm, guests can start with a selection of mezze such as olives; hummus with pomegranate and chermoula; whipped goats cheese; or Maray’s famous loaded falafel, before moving on to the main event. (Save some soft, pillowy pitta for mopping up the gravy.)
There are three options for this season’s roast - Cumbrian Beef (served pink) at £16.50; juicy Za’atar Chicken (£15); and a Falafel inspired Chickpea Nut Roast (vv £14). Each is served with Yorkshire puds, crispy fenugreek roasties, gravy and SIX types of veggies – roast carrots and parsnips, butternut squash, cabbage, kale and peas.
All you need is a matching bottle. As we noted in our recent review, most are interesting, easy drinking wines from ancient wine making territories such as Lebanon, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Turkey and North Macedonia. Many are produced in a slower, more natural way with less additives and mucking about involved – and they’ve all been chosen to match this kind of food - (although they recommend the Tikveš, a silky smooth North Macedonian Red at £22 as the perfect partner for their Sunday roast.)
Limited bookings are available via their website. Book your table HERE
Maray Manchester, 14 Brazennose St, Manchester M2 6LW