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Today I called in at the Ilirian a new Greek cafe/bistro on Church Street, Eccles located in the old NatWest building for a chat with the owner Ervis, who kindly told me about the new venue and the delights on offer. I have to admit, first impressions are important and I was well impressed with the cafe, it's both spotless and well laid out with seating for some 24 people, additionally it features an access ramp which has been installed for customers with disability problems, and it all comes with friendly customer service. Most importantly, the array of food was mouth watering with traditional Greek pies and pastries which are all hand made, daily on the premises by family members on display at the counter. Indulge yourself on Spanakopita a Greek savoury spinach pie, Bougatas with Mizithra Feta cheese, Mykonian, sausage pie, Traditional Twirled pie with chicken and four cheeses or Creek County Pie with Chicken Graviera and Red Pepper all for the bargain price of £2 a slice. For those with a sweet tooth, Ervis recommends the Portokalopita Orange Pie with Vanilla Cream, or may I suggest, the Galaktoboureko Custard Pie? The Ilirain which is named after after, Ervis's son is a breath of culinary fresh air, and is just what Eccles needed, a more cosmopolitan vibe and a break from the traditional café fare which prevails in the area. Also I am told that permission has been given for outside seating for 10 people, in the summer so you can enjoy a delicious slice of Greece on a plate and watch the world go by, sounds idyllic and I for one will be a regular customer. Call in, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed , trust me! It is open, Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am - 7pm Unit 1, 49 Church Street, Eccles, M30 0AF For further info visit their website Ilirian Greek Taste Eccles - Cafe or phone on 0161 787 992
A wanted man was found and has been charged following a stabbing in Eccles at the start of October. Robert Wolfe (13/11/1988) has been charged with section 18 assault, attempted section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Manchester & Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday 12 November 2020. At around 6.40pm on Thursday 1 October 2020, police were called to reports of a stabbing on Church Street. A 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries which are sadly life changing and required multiple surgery procedures.
Police were called to the scene of a stabbing on Church Street in Eccles yesterday evening (Thursday 1st October). It is said that the stabbing took place during an incident between two men and that a 26-year-old received a stab wound to his arm. As a result he was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. The altercation took place close to Eccles Parish Church which was temporarily cordoned off whilst police conducted enquiries. Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5235, quoting incident number 2320 of 01/10/2020, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. A spokesperson for GMP said: