The Taste Of The Caribbean In The United Kingdom
Veronica Gilkes Restaurant Letter.
My Dear Liz,
We have been together these past nine years, and I know I am not the easiest person to live with, some would say you deserve a medal, but I am going to try to do better than that.
We are going to my favorite restaurant Mama Flo’s.
We are going this week on Friday night, as that is the final night for the two for one meal deal. I will come and pick you up at six-forty-five, so that we will be in plenty of time to sit and relax while we wait for our meal, with a drink in hand of course.
Not for me though, as I am driving and will settle for a nice cup of tea.
You have got to try Mama Flo’s famous Guinness punch, it is unbelievably strong but it’s a mellow taste.
Maybe try her carrot juice instead, it doesn’t really matter what you have the choice is yours.
I know that you are going to love Mama Flo’s, just as I do after all you have been brought up on Caribbean food, and I know your likes and dislikes.
Meat & Poultry.
Jerk Chicken Rice and Peas or Plain Rice or even chips.
Stewed Chicken, Fried Chicken, Steak & Sweet Pepper.
Curry Goat, Lamb Chops, Cow Foot & Beans, Oxtail & Beans Curried Steak, BBQ Ribs.
Ackee & Saltfish, Callaloo & Saltfish, Browned Snapper, Grilled Salmon, Steamed Snapper.
Soup of the day.
Sweet Corn Soup, home- made Oxtail Soup.
The Soup menu changes every day.
Coleslaw (Mama Flo) makes her own.
Chips and Gravy
Patties, Meat, Fish.
Saltfish Fritters (my personal favorite)
They just melt in your mouth you can’t help but order more.
All Desserts are homemade.
So you better leave some room, soul food is very filling so you best not eat anything before we go out or there will be no room.
Carrot Cake, Apple Pie, Cornflake Pie, Jam Roly Poly, Banana Fritters.
Wine, Rum, Larger. And of course Mama Flo’s Famous punches. Carrot, Guinness Punch, Peanut Punch, Sour Sop Juice. And last but no means least Pineapple Punch.
Mama Flo’s also serves Tea or Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and soft fizzy drinks.
Now I know you are going to love it, I have booked a table for two, and we can sit down and listen to the sounds of the Caribbean courtesy of the well-hidden speakers on the wall, and the sound of the late great Robert Nesta Marley.
As you sit at our table with the white linen tablecloths and placemats with the scenes of the Caribbean on them, you can relax and I swear you can hear the sea. And feel the light breeze of the palm trees flutter by your face.
When the food comes, you will like the way the meat or fish seem to dissolve on your tongue, and the puddings you just want more.
I wish I could take you to the Caribbean, but this is all I can do at this moment in time.
I do hope you love this place as much as I do.
If not here is my promise to you, if you do not love it as much as I do, and it’s not up to your standards. I will take you to the restaurant of your choice anywhere in the United Kingdom. And I will pay for everything we eat and drink. Now I can’t say fairer than that, can I?
I think you will love it as much as I do or more.
But just to show you that this place is the best in Manchester, here are some reviews from repeat customers.
105 reviews of Mama Flo's
- Fab food and service
Love the place and the people
Rating: 5/6 - 105 votes
Jon. 4.5 stars out of 6. Really great food and a superb change from the standard Indian/Chinese/pizza takeaways...proper Soul Food!! 25/08/2015. Lewis. 5 stars ...
Just thought I would let you know that I don’t know any of these people. Just happy customers.
Every time I come here I love it and the food gets better and better. I give it six out of six stars.