Ilkay Gundogan’s wife Sara Arfaoui calls Manchester restaurants ‘horrible’: what Man City captain’s wife said

Sara Arfaoui claimed Manchester restaurant food is all ‘frozen’ in a scathing Instagram post - but locals disagree.

Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan’s wife has come under fire for branding Manchester restaurants ‘horrible’.

Sara Arfaoui, who married Gundogan earlier in the year, took to social media to say she was unimpressed with the city’s eateries since the couple moved here.

She was asked on Instagram to name her favourite restaurant in the city and says she was stumped to pick one.

Ilkay Gundogan with wife Sara in Manchester Credit: sarabenamira/ Instagram

What did Ilkay Gundogan’s wife say?

A fan asked her for her favourite local restaurant and she replied: “Sorry nothing to be honest.

“I tried so bad to find a good restaurant but horrible food everywhere.

“I can’t find a good Italian or real sushi or just fresh food. Everything frozen. Ilkay Gundogan

“Restaurants here are focus {sic} on making money with drinks and shots like nightclubs. Not quality food.

“Maybe in London but in Manchester nothing, I’m sorry.”

Ilkay Gundogan in action for Man City Credit: Getty

Her comments caused a strong reaction on social media, with noted food critic Jay Rayner leaping to the city’s defence.

Rayner said: “It’s an absolute gem of a place to eat and comments like this during difficult economic times are not helpful to businesses struggling to make ends meet.”

Others replied on Twitter included: “Head to Ancoats love, plenty of good restaurants there”; “Altrincham market for a pie and glass of Prosecco”, and “I have had many a fine meal in Manchester.”

Sara replied to her critics saying she was just giving an ‘honest opinion, adding: “It’s a great city, great people but not for restaurants.”

Who is Sara Arfaoui?

Sara was born in Italy and is 27. She describes herself as a model and TV presenter and has half a million followers on Instagram.