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The Confidential Dinner Club at Café Istanbul

The Confidential Dinner Club at Café Istanbul

Half price for Heroes - just £12.48 for three courses

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We're pleased to announce the second meeting of the Confidential Dinner Club - our new supper club that champions the fantastic food scene in this city of ours.

Each month we meet for an exclusive dinner at a notable Manchester restaurant. Places are limited to keep it intimate, and the menu is chosen specially for the night.

It's sociable, relaxed, and we hope, inspiring - both due to the beautiful food and the new people you'll meet.

The next event is at Café Istanbul on Thursday 12 June. It's a three-course menu priced at £24.95. Arrive at 7pm, dinner at 7.30pm. Places are limited to just 50 people.

Book your place here
Terms and conditions below

The destination: Café Istanbul

We've selected Café Istanbul because it's a true Manchester classic. It's unassuming, it isn't swayed by trends, and it delivers the goods year after year. A restaurant doesn't succeed in the city centre this long (34 years) without offering something special. In this case, exquisite Turkish cuisine.

The Dinner Club will be held in the restaurant's private dining room, which was designed by
Bernard Carroll (who created the interiors for Panacea, San Carlo, and Cicchetti). It's an intimate, stylish space with its own bar and is the perfect setting for our gathering.

Address: 81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH
Find out more about Café Istanbul


The menu: Turkish Delights

Begin with a starter that demonstrates how Turkish mezze is meant to taste, then enjoy a stand-out dish that captures the East-West fusion of Turkish cuisine: a beautifully tender slow-baked lamb. The vegetarian option, the moussaka, is one of their most popular requests. Finish on a rich chocolate torte, another long-standing favourite at Café Istanbul.

The Menu

Three courses. £24.95 per person


Mixed Mezze or Vegetarian Mixed Mezze
 Selection of hot and cold starters
served with hot pitta bread

Main Course

Slowed Baked Lamb
Tender lamb off the bone, oven baked, with a plum sauce.
Served with basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.

Vegetarian Moussaka
Oven-baked dish of layered aubergine, courgette, potato, mushrooms, pepper and tomato, topped with bechamel sauce and cheese. Garnished with salad.



Chocolate Torte


Wine will be available on the night to be purchased separately.

The second meeting of the Confidential Dinner Club takes place at Café Istanbul on Thursday 12 June. Places are limited to just 50 people.


Book your place here

Terms and conditions

  • Places are non refundable and non transferable.
  • Guests will be seated at tables of six.
  • If you would like to be seated with friends who have booked separately, please email rebeccar@theconfidentials.co.uk with your booking reference.
  • Drinks are payable to the restaurant on the evening

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