When I lived in Manchester it was close to the Hadramout, which I use to eat at occasionally and always thought the food to be great. So when I brought my Javanese wife to the UK I was keen for her opinion, not least as she is a really good judge of food. We ate in many restaurants including the nearby La Qila and some expensive ones in the centre of Manchester, but the Hadramout was undoubtedly the best food we had in the UK. I was so pleased we visited as it was our last free night and we had thought of returning to La Qila or the Punjab as she wanted Pakistani or Indian food.
Don't expect wonderful surroundings when visiting the Hadramout, its just a café, the upside being the prices reflect this. However, the upstairs Yemani room and family rooms are a little more upmarket than the downstairs café. There are also facilities for wadu upstairs. It's not even on the main Wilmslow Road, but up a scruffy side street, don't let that put you off as the staff are friendly and welcoming. Although they did seem to be overly friendly to my wife, including a young waiter who kept winking at her, my wife had not grasped to not smile at everyone as she does in Indonesia, maybe she would have worn a hijab (jilbab), something she would never do in Indonesia!
Being a creature of habit I had mixed grill which included succulent lamb and chicken pieces and a seek kebab. My wife had lamb mandi which was wonderful. The portions are massive, even for the UK, where they are twice what we are use to in Indonesia. So the great value is even better.
If visiting Manchester I urge you to give the Hadramout a try, the food really is that good and whilst not fine dining you are sure to be impressed. If you live in Manchester give it a try when next on curry mile, of course, its not as spicy as the normal Punjabi fare, but its cooked and seasoned to perfection.
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