The fine dining experience doesn’t solely rely on the quality of food in Manchester, there are restaurants known for the way they are decorated, and when you’re going for a meal, the atmosphere plays an essential part of your evening.
Here’s a look at six of Manchesters best known restaurants for tasty dishes and a perfect ambience.
Article written by Natalie Wilson
Offering modern Chinese cuisine and original cocktails, Tattu is one of the most famous restaurants in Manchester. Its Asian themed decorations are the first thing you will notice when entering this restaurant, and its iconic indoor trees with beautifully coloured leaves are something you could stare at for hours. The restaurant offers a collection of dishes that are small and well presented, and it’s advised that you order a few starters to share so you and truly taste the variety of the menu.
Located in Spinningfields, this restaurant isn’t the easiest to spot as it is underground with a small glass entrance in the shape of a pyramid. When you make your way downstairs, you will see the clean-cut finish that the restaurant has created to make every customer feel they are dining in luxury. Beige and white decorations accompanied by light wood furniture used throughout the location will keep you enjoying yourself while waiting for your food to arrive. The cuisine is Australian which includes influences from Indonesia and Japan and is known to have some of the best dishes in Manchester.
This elegant dining experience is in a grand hall which includes ceramic pillars, an atrium ceiling and an indoor garden atmosphere. Refuge doesn’t just cater to diners, it also includes a roomy bar for those wanting more than just an evening of fine dining. There is a complete variety of cuisine to choose from on the Voltini which is similar to the tapas style menus. This is a reasonability priced choice of venue when compared to the previous two restaurants mentioned.
From the outside, you might be expecting to enter an old fashion pub and greeted with a haze of noise. However, Allotment is known as one of the prettiest bars/ restaurants in the Northern Quarter. Filled with plants, greenery and fairy lights, the fresh surrounding is also accompanied by a tasty menu with a great choice of signature dishes. The Horticulture- theme of this venue also includes chunky wooden tables and chairs and is renowned for its grand gin menu.
A true taste of Catalonia, this bar is owned by Manchester City F.C. manager Pep Guardiola. The intimate tables and light ambience gives this restaurant a refreshing appeal that is perfectly matched by an adventurous menu. The head chef of this establishment wants every customer to experience Catalonia for its finish meals, their goal is to treat you to cuisine that is unexpectedly good, and there tends to be 4 to 6 courses to experience.
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Arguably the best place for seafood in Manchester, the front of this restaurant is highlighted with branded awning and fresh seafood displayed like a marketplace shop front. As you enter, a bar area is available while you wait to be seated, and the rest of the venue offers a low light ambience which is brightened up with authentic lights and clashing neon signs. The dining area is warmly carpeted, and dark woods are matched with gold finish piping to offer more of an authentic finish.
It always best to review the prices of each venue before you commit to any bookings, however, if you want a luxurious experience for a special occasion, all 6 of these choices have slightly different prices brackets and a different take on their potions, but they all promise to offer a memorable evening.
Author Bio: Natalie Wilson is a freelance writer in the travel niche, and can provide advice on anything from travel accessories to hidden gems. When not writing, Natalie can be found reading a good book with a cup of tea or planning her next travel destination. You can connect with her on Twitter @NatWilson976.