"We'd seen a few reviews, both good and bad for Rozafa, the new Greek alongside the Town Hall, so we tried it early one Sunday evening. There was a party of 20 or so people arranged along one wall and we were seated fairly quickly. Having got the menus, it was then left to the chef/owner to take our order as they had only two staff front of house. He could have done with a clean jacket if he's going to double as a waiter.
In fact, the whole service was haphazard and understaffed. Three guys in the kitchen and only two outfront with no barman.
The starter of Greek sauasages was tasty, but the salad alongside it was drenched in something sweet from a squeezy bottle. The salad itself was limp and looked like it had been marinating in something.
The main course of Rosto, a slow cooked shoulder of lamb, was OK. Not very tasty and swimming in sauce into which my salad was dropped. They should really serve it in a separate dish. The main course plate was of cheap restaurant type pottery and should have been a bowl for a dish like this. The paprika dusting round the rim, didn't add anything.
At £48 for two people is OK, with drinks, in the city centre but it just needed quality and the house red wine could remove paint and is not fit to drink. Sadly, the decor
has no Greek feeling about it and
it must do better to survive in Manchester city centre. Crisp (the restaurant that was here many years back) was a much better offering and that didn't make it, so Rozafa needs to do much better with what is not currently very good" ~ Eric, Manchester ~ Member since May 2006 (28/6/2011 ~ visited on a Sun evening)