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OUR TOP 10 CARIBBEAN RESTAURANTS AROUND GREATER MANCHESTER
Buzzrocks, Hulme FEW food establishments in Manchester have to deal with queues forming prior to opening their doors on a rainy weekday morning, but after more than two decades serving up his charismatic Caribbean food, Basil “Buzzrock” Anderson’s “Buzzrocks” restaurant is used to such scenes.
Snacks like the zesty jerk chicken wrap and “Hot Flashes” wings in his concoction of secret spices are convenient options. The runaway favourite is the “Half n Half” meal, a copious serving of curried goat alongside a winning combination of both of rice & peas and chips. ● Dougy’s Caribbean Delicatessen, Chorlton and Moss Side NOW with their new Dougy’s Uptown in Chorlton, Dougy’s Caribbean Delicatessen is stamping its legendary mark across the city.
With its own in-house bakery, the £1 “Cheapest in Manchester” Patties and cornflake tarts have proved a hit with all.
Owner Denis says: “Everybody does jerk chicken different – that’s why we call it Dougy’s Jerk, not authentic jerk. Though some people like it on the jerk pan, we bake ours and use low-fat oils.”
The ability to wash this down with one of their pomegranate or aloe vera slushies is a further treat. ● THE Drop’s vibrant and bubbly take on Caribbean food proved such a hit when it hit Chorlton in 2015 that it was only a matter of time before demand would have them branch out (Altrincham).
From breakfast to dinner, the restaurant offers a vivid experience.
For those looking for a real belly full experience the Hench Drop Box provides a perfect example of the restaurant’s multicultural fusion of flavours. This dish includes curry goat and jerk chicken with a deep purple slaw, soft plantain and a crispy dumpling with the option to substitute goodies. ● mouth-watering oxtail and ackee and saltfish dishes are a perfect entry for novices. ● Chicken Run, Yarburgh Street TO the west of Manchester’s Alexandra Park, Chicken Run’s unmissable yellow motif and iconic rainbow logo bring sunshine to those in the know.
There is only one real contender for meal choice of first timers and that is their Chicken Split. Jerk, stewed but most commonly fried chicken served up in between a Festival (sweet cornmeal dumpling) cut in half – hence the split. After this, it’s drizzled with house mayo and wrapped up ready to chomp as quickly as it was made. ● ●●
The Drop owners, Jimmy and Ez