Rozafa restaurant Manchester won the Best Restaurant in England award, 2022.
A Manchester restaurant that’s been a fixture in the city for over fifteen years has just been named the best in England at a national awards ceremony.
Family-run eatery Rozafa was awarded the gong earlier this month, with owner Al Rozafa heading down to Birmingham to accept the prize alongside celebrity pals Gary Lucy, Ryan Thomas and Matt Peacock.
For those in the know, the restaurant has long been an absolute must if you want a great Mediterranean scran – but now, its achieved national recognition, leaving its owner feeling absolutely over the moon.
He told The Manc: “It feels unbelievable. I want to thank the Rozafa Team and our customers for helping us achieve these awards.”
With two restaurants in Greater Manchester, diners can find Rozafa on Princess Street in the city centre and in Stockport at its original home in Petersgate.
The award was given as part of the annual Englands Business Awards, with Rozafa invited to attend the Grand Final ceremony in Birmingham after winning the Best Restaurant title in Manchester and the North West.
Serving up huge mezze platters, stuffed vine leaves and whole shanks of lamb stifado, cooked slowly for hours until the meat just falls off the bone, Rozafa has been a go-to for foodies in the know for well over a decade,
The menu here is extensive, covering both Greek and Cypriot dishes with a host of colourful, heart-healthy options.
If you’re planning a visit, you can expect to find everything from mincemeat stuffed vine leaves and homemade keftedakia (meatballs), to charcoal-grilled Cypriot pork with melted halloumi and several different styles of saganaki.
Elsewhere, you’ll find the likes of grilled sardines and octopus on its fish menu, alongside some hearty favourites like moussaka and souvlaki.
There’s so much on offer you’re definitely spoilt for choice. One visit probably just isn’t enough, if we’re being honest. Expect to leave incredibly full, to say the least.
–The Manc, 21 Nov 2022