Manchester eats: part one

Manchester is a major city in the north west of England, most famous for its red football team – Manchester United and numerous amounts of musicians. But, another part of the city that is gaining traction is food.

There are more than 300 restaurants in the city centre offering a wide-range of dishes from street food to Michelin starred cuisine.

This round up is three of my favourite spots  for a ‘treat day’.

Brunch

Moose Coffee has to hit the top spot. It’s range of American-style dishes are fun and exciting but also packed with flavour and not just swimming in syrup.

Hash seems to be the common component on many of the dishes done in different ways. I opted for the veggie version (there are many) which included halloumi, jalapeños and peppers topped with poached eggs and chipotle sauce.

The coffee is great – full bodied with a rich and smooth flavour. They use Arabica beans – blending subtle South American flavours with African coffee beans, which can be bought in store.

It’s situated on York Street and operates on a walk on basis. If you’re heading there on a Saturday, make sure you turn up early as the queue can be an hour plus.

Afternoon tea

As a massive fan of afternoon tea, I’m always happy to write about this one! The Richmond Tea Rooms are probably one of the best afternoon tea spots I’ve visited in the UK, not just Manchester.


You can choose from a selection of options starting at a slice of cake or a sandwich, moving up to cream tea and afternoon tea.

The venue itself is fitted out with an Alice in Wonderland theme. It’s covered in giant rabbits, clocks, playing cards, ‘eat me’ signs and chequered walls.

If you’re feeling hungry, go for the Queen’s tea at £18.95 per person, consisting of four finger sandwiches, fruit scone with jam and cream plus a selection of cakes and sweet treats, served with tea or coffee.

If it’s a special occasion, you can add bubbles for £24.95.

The tea rooms are located on Richmond Street and can be booked online.

Dinner

There are so many amazing places to eat in Manchester – this is just my recommendation to suit today’s mood and the indulgent round up so far.

Grill on New York Street – such an awesome place!


The restaurant itself has a very Manhattan, high end feel to it, which is a great vibe to dine in. The menu boasts fish plates, burgers and fajitas amongst other staples but the speaciality here is its range of Argentina steaks.

This time, I went for medium rump with a skewer of prawns and mash. The meat was pink in the middle and the mash was so creamy, served with a gorgeous bottle of Shiraz.

The service in there is really great and the atmosphere is lovely. I’d definitely put it in my top favourite restaurants of all time.

Eat up Manchester… cheers!

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