Heddy's Mezzeh Bar
Cheshire Life, January 2004 says: Heddy's in Water Lane, Wilmslow, with its Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine is a different and distinctive component in the Cheshire eating out scene. The food is serious, the experience is fun and with Mediterranean influenced decor throughout, the patio doors can be flung open in summer to allow al fresco eating.
The food has vivid colours and it
is best to try a variety of
dishes. Mezzeh start at £7.50 for
a small selection to £21 for four.
The selection is extensive but not
expensive and Heddy, whose
experience includes the Yang Sing
as well as Middle Eastern
restaurants, sees that everything
is prepared on the premises.
The wine list is wide and includes some reasonably priced wines of the month. Heddy is a wine lover and includes the legendary Chateau Musar wines of the Lebanon among the list.
Heddy's is an experience not to be missed.
The Jewish Telegraph, November 2003 says: Heddy is always there - that's the success of his well established Middle Eastern and Meditarranean eating place in Water Lane, Wilmslow which he prefers to describe as Armenian. He knows so many of the guests personally, perhaps not suprising since some actually dine in the restaurant nearly every day whilst others are genuine regulars.
What of the food? It would be hard to find better Middle Eastern cuisine anywhere in the region. We enjoyed super mezze which included super Sarma (stuffed vine leaves), genuinely home-made hummus and falafel, perfect tabouleh, Mutabal (a medium spicy aubergine mixture), tiny feta cheese pasties and much, much more. Whilst the menu includes many of the familiar non-vegetarian dishes, Heddy is determined to satisfy non-meat eaters. And he does well.
Quite how we managed a plate of mixed Middle Eastern desserts, including Heddy's home-made ice cream, I am not sure - but we did.
There are 60 wines on the wine list including the reknowned 1995 Lebanese Musar wine( which is Heddy's favourite). Heddy claims to taste all 60 wines on a very regular basis. Not only does he know his patrons well, but his product too.
Manchester Evening News on May 28th 2004 - by Ray King says:
Cooking: Authentic Mediterranean-Middle Eastern.
Starters include classic hot and cold mezzeh served individually or on mixed platters, and a range of kebabs and middle eastern specialities. We opened by sharing a bowl of wonderful Baba Ganouge
(£3.50) , scooping up
coarse-chopped aubergines, red
onions, tomatoes and parsley in
aromatic oil, with strips of pitta
also useful for eating the broad
beans and silky home-made hummus
(£4.25) - judging it the perfect
partner for meat grilled on the
Next came Couscous Tunisiene
(£15.95) a generous slab of firm
white halibut smothered in a
traditionally rustic stew of
chunky carrots, red peppers,
celery and onions, served on a bed
of couscous with a boat of rich
and spicy harissa sauce. We also
had Faruj (£13.50) -
marinated poussin stuffed with
minced lamb, rice and pine nuts,
served with brandy sauce. The
flavours were robust and
mouth-wateringly exotic but the
poussin was fiddly to eat.
We rounded off the meal with squares of exemplary honey-sweet baklava
(£2.50) and less familiar canafe
(£2.50), the latter a confection
of shredded pastry with nuts,
cinnamon, syrup, rosewater and
wines are serious stuff . In
addition to the 10 Lebanese wines
from the Bekaa valley which
include four vintages of the
legendary Chateau Muzzar, there
are excellent wines such as a rare
Condrieu from the Rhone, a Toro
from Spain and a Henschke
Shiraz-Cabernet from Australia.
House wines are £11.95/£3.25 the
glass, of which the Hunter Valley
semillion sauvingnon packed enough
fruity punch to deal with the
Minus: Very busy at weekends
Style: A genuinely personal touch
102 Water Lane, Wilmslow
Distance: 0 Miles
Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday: 12noon-2.30pm; Monday-Saturday: 6.30pm-10.30pm
Editors Note: Outstanding taste bud sensation, try the Hummus and Sausage. Heddy is also a Great Host. Good for lunch - busy at weekends.