Baity, meaning ‘home’ in Arabic, is fairly new on the Didsbury scene, opening last autumn but already winning locals over to the deep pleasures of Palestinian food. The decor is understated and chic with a bit of a proclivity for beige but boasting a gorgeous nonagenarian olive tree in the corner and some unique pieces of artwork that blend the Mancunian with the Middle Eastern.
Starters or small plates include things like freshly made hummus with or without a scattering of spicy lamb fillet as its crowning glory, batata harra or spicy potatoes, great chunks of salty, fried halloumi or a heavy on the parsley (as it should be) bowl of tabbouleh. There is a bijou selection of main courses featuring lots of lamb, chicken and that lovely, lip-puckering, purple spice, sumac. Small and meaty though the menu is, your veggie and vegan mates are not completely neglected. For dessert, you’ll find honey drizzled baklawa and crisp vermicelli topped cheesecake amongst other things. The menu changes periodically, so keep an eye on their socials for an up to date one.
One thing to note, the restaurant has no bar and is unlicensed, so you can’t BYOB either.
- Good for meat
- Good for vegetarians