CAFE REVIEW: Armenique in Gatley
|Armenique café and deli|
Ever tried Armenian food? Me neither so I was excited when I heard about a small Armenian cafe set in the small suburb of Gatley in Greater Manchester. I'd passed the cafe a few times but always assumed it was a health-food shop and dismissed it until I happened to be in Gatley having pictures framed and decided to stop in on my way home.
|Armenique's wines and spirits|
|Armenique's deli counter|
Gazing over at the deli selection I couldn't resist trying their Mediterranean salad selection so I chose the 4 plate salad. I selected the potato salad, the carrot salad, the couscous and the Armenian meatballs. Other offerings included Armenian spicy potatoes, Mediterranean Bean salad, the Gazar salad and vine leaves.The meatballs with peas were delicious as was the carrot salad with raisins and the couscous. The potatoes in the potato salad were a little softer then I like mine but that's a small quibble in what was otherwise a very good tasting plate. It also comes with a bread basket to nibble on.
|Armenique Mediterranean salad which comes with a bread basket.|
I wasn't sure what to expect with Armenian food but based on what I ate and saw at Armenique it wasn't too different from the kinds of Mediterranean food I've tried before, except perhaps for their love of gherkins.
It's certainly not something to be afraid of and if Italian and Spanish food is something you enjoy then I doubt you'll go far wrong with the menu at Armenique.
|The bagel dreams are made of.|
I would also highly recommend the cakes, pastries and smoothies at Armenique. I tried both the Almond Pretzel (I'd never tried a sweet pretzel before) and the Pistachio baklava, both of which were heavenly.
|Enjoying the Armenique's food whilst attempting to look natural in front of the camera|