And relax... Yes, our hoodies had made a horrible little puddle on the bench beside us, bit it was ok, as we had just clapped eyes on the menu, and realised we were but moments away from some tasty treats. Although Bakchich don't serve alcohol, they more than make up for it with their frozen yoghurt smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. We opted for apple, lime and ginger to warm us through and perk us right back up.
Meat Mezze - Jawaneh meshawi, falafel, hommos, mixed shawarma, kibbeh shamiya and baba ghannoush, served with pickles & homemade bread: What do you do when you just can't choose? That's right, it's platter time. This is one of the joys of mezze; bits. This is by far my favourite kind of food. They even kindly substituted the standard falafel for the sweet potato type we had in Manchester.
Halloumi Meshwi - Grilled Halloumi cheese, tomatoes, olives, fresh mint with olive oil: There's one thing I definitely knew that I wanted though and this was halloumi. I love a bit of grilled squeaky cheese! The salad that came with this blew our minds; fresh mint with tangy pomegranate seeds.Mixed Grill Meshawi - shisk taouk, lahma meshawi, kefta meshawi and chicken kefte served with salad, Arabic rice and chips: All the meat. It doesn't look like a huge amount of food, but we didn't finish this between two of us! I'd definitely recommend getting the mixed grill so you can try a bit of everything. Their chicken is unreal.
We've all been here, just when you've declared yourself fit to burst, you find yourself saying you'll just 'have a look' at the dessert menu, which leads to ordering sugar fuelled goodies.
Frozen yoghurt with halve and pistachios: I'd never tried halve before. I love sampling new things, so this was all a bit exciting! Mixed with the sharp yogurt and sweet pistachios, this was strangely comforting, despite my initial mistrust of its texture.
Baklava: These little parcels look so unassuming, don't they? They're like little power packs of sweet, nutty, loveliness! I literally managed one. Poor show.