Middle Eastern is our favourite “foreign” food and we regularly enjoy it at one of the several Lebanese/Syrian places round Manchester. These are all casual places. As a bit of a treat to ourselves, we’re looking for somewhere more upmarket - “fine dining”, as Americans would say. A overnight trip just for dinner (although the First Class breakfast on Virgin Trains is a bit of a treat in itself).
My instinct is Noura, where we’ve eaten at a couple of their restaurants with success. But I wondered if you can come up with anywhere else, even if elsewhere in the UK to London. Only please don’t make it Ishbilia in Knightsbridge - a place where I felt so badly treated that I will not cross their doorstep again.