As Ramadan arrives this week, one Manchester restaurant is pulling out all of the stops with a beautiful buffet to kick off the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Bringing back their show-stopping Ramadan buffet on Wednesday 22nd March, Zouk is offering the perfect way to celebrate Iftar with friends and family.
Every day throughout Ramadan, the First Street restaurant will be welcoming customers to come and break their fast with a fabulous spread of much-loved dishes. Zouk will also be taking care of customers by greeting them with a gift of stuffed dates on arrival plus fruit chaat, dates and water on the table.
Once seated, guests can go up to the buffet and enjoy the daily selection of food which will include salads, starters, curries, lamb raan and a selection of accompaniments. Diners can tuck into the likes of vegetable samosas, chicken tikka and seekh kebab to start, followed by curries such as chicken sindhi biryani, chicken and spinach, lamb and potatoes, dall makhani and tarka dall.
The buffet also includes an assortment of naan breads, roti and basmati rice, plus there will be a live carvery of leg of lamb raan during the weekdays and a whole stuffed lamb raan on the weekends. To finish their evening meal during Ramadan, guests can also enjoy mango Mumbai mess, raspberry Mumbai mess, gulab jamon, chocolate brownies and fresh fruit as part of the buffet at Zouk.
Zouk has created two sittings this year so the Ramadan buffet is available for a longer period of time each evening. There will be one sitting at Iftar with a second sitting an hour earlier or later, depending on BST.
As well as spending time together, Ramadan is also about giving back and stepping into the shoes of the less fortunate so Zouk will be working to support local charities by donating meals and funds to the homeless of Manchester. The restaurant will also be donating a portion of the cover charge from the buffet (a minimum £1 per person) to charity too.
The Ramadan buffet is £25 per person for adults, £12.50 per child (under 12s) and free for children under the age of five. Zouk will also be accepting walk ins, but booking in advance is highly recommended.