I Ate Tasty Polish Dumplings for Lunch!

I tried something new for lunch today. After reading about a little restaurant called Beerogi in Greater Manchester, I had to try this Polish cuisine.

Specialising in the Polish dumpling, otherwise known as pierogis in Poland, I found a glorious menu priced at 10 dumplings for £12. I think that is rather fair given that they were both scrumptious and healthily filling. I ordered two flavours; White Polish dumplings – potatoes and cheese, also known as the classic flavour. And I asked for the Beerogi special, which was also a variety of cheese; albeit with more flavour. I was asked what I’d like to drink before eating as is usual in restaurants. I ordered a diet coke delivered in a very nicely designed glass I might add. The glass in the picture contains an energy drink which I purchased from another store.

The feel of the restaurant was welcoming, with comfortable seating and compact table arrangement with nice decorations on the wall – as in the above photo.

Below are the pierogis. My goodness!

Since these are suitable for vegetarians I would say these are extremely well priced. Very filling. I found them flavoursome and interesting to eat. You get 10 and I mixed two flavours, however one of my accompanying guests had 2 of each!

The green was cabbage and the black was a fish specialty. I was surprised not to see spinach on the menu list! The side was some variety of cabbage/salad and my other guest had pork with potatoes which came with some variety of sauerkraut.

All in all it was very nice and made a huge difference to what I’d already eat. If you come to Manchester and want something different/foreign then come to this restaurant. It makes for a great lunch!

Five star service, very friendly.

Harappa ! Restaurant Reviews!


My first restaurant review and my first Indian restaurant visit for many years! Wow, incredible food and service. I have not been out for a meal since November, and that was the first in over 2 years I believe.

Overall it was a good quality restaurant with good timely service. However, the restaurant was empty, my guest and I the only two in there. Also, there appeared to be no central heating and the restaurant used portable heaters. Not very good and it was cold given it is winter, the heaters appeared to do little. This is really the only downside.

Like I said I have not been out to a restaurant like this for years. So, price wise I did not know what to expect. It ended up being £48 abouts for two people. It was also, to my surprise, two for one Tuesdays! Wow, what a coincidence. Apparently that was on main courses. I think drinks cranked up the prices as I had two sparkling waters and a coke. They did not add a service charge on and on the bill it said we are welcome to add that on, very good.

I ordered the most spicy version of this garlic chicken masala dish which came under some variety of fusion dish. It was extremely spicy which is what I like. I also ordered chips with this and some garlic naan bread. I had vegetable samosa for starters which was lovely, and prior to that some poppadoms with plenty of side sauces. I think the portions were massive, I even took a lot back home with me!

For the price there was enough food for 4 people in honesty. It was cooked well and not overpowering. I enjoyed the consistency of it too. Vegetable samosa was perfect, my guest had some variety of halloumi in a wrap. The restaurant was empty, only 2 men turned up when we were leaving so I can tell from previous that weekends are busier, as when I have walked past at night in the past it has been rammed.

Overall I will rate the food, the price, the service and the actual restaraunt.

The decor was consistent with Indian, it had some variety of bollywoof music playing. Led lights were used to good effect and dark green and red were used as the colours to the chairs and the napkins. Service was good, waiters friendly and rather than bringing things out when we were not ready, instead let us wait and then we could ask to have our main courses.

You can see part of my anatomy on the pictures, so don’t worry that is me, not my female guest. Back to the restaurant, it was cold and I felt like why would such a popular place not invest in central heating. There was one electric heater attached to a wall and portable heaters, I could not feel it as they placed it next to my guest rather than in the middle of us, I suppose if it were too much of a problem I could request a discount. But, it turned out to be 2 for one Tuesdays. Apparently that is on the main course. Drinks were as expected, coke with lemon and ice and 2 sparkling waters. The restaurant actually has a statement on the menu that you can bring your own beer and wine if you book. I did book a table despite knowing it would be quiet, simply because formality bears all good things. I also wore my suit trousers with black brogues and a Ralph Lauren polo shirt, as seen in the picture.

Okay, here goes:

FOOD: 4/5

PRICE: 4/5


RESTAURANT: 4/5 Good theme, music and atmosphere. (thought I could smell incense at one point)

Temperature: 2/5 Considering it is winter, the restaurant should be keeping it warm.

I recommend the Harappa Indian restaurant in Stockport, Cheshire/Greater Manchester as an evening to enjoy good quality food. Recommend going on a busy evening as although it was empty, I felt like more people would have boosted the atmosphere. 🙂


I decided to scrap my junior barrister page and decided to just use my journey into law page to post relevant stories and news. I am instead creating this restaurants review section. I do intend to review them, and I do intend to do it, yes and confirmed.

I already mentioned in a previous post about reviewing Dunkin Donuts. I’ll be happy to leave a review for places like this, more of a fast food place than a sit in. There are many vegan places in Manchester I’d like to visit. Vegan Shack is one, I hope that is the name.

So, it will give me something to do and promote businesses at the same time.