Restaurant Review – Neighbourhood – Manchester City Centre

Neighbourhood is a Manhattan inspired eaterie in which looks like it has stepped just out of an episode of Sex and the City. A popular celeb haunt and fashionable place to be seen set in the heart of the uber trendy Spinningfields area of Manchester City Centre.Neighbourhood Bar Area

There’s afternoon tea to enjoy in the daytime, Sunday Roasts, Express menus for those on the go and in the evening a selection of tasty dishes-with waygu sliders and lobster tacos being the top of diners list. Brunch Club is legendary at Neighbourhood and takes place the last Sunday of the month, creating a Saturday night party on a Sunday afternoon.

lobstersaladI visited for lunch on a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon for a girlie catch up with one of my friends. Having heard glowing reviews from those who have been before, I was really looking forward to it. And it really does look like the trendy restaurants in the West Village or Meatpacking Districts in New York – all exposed brick work, trendy lighting fixtures, and urban chic photographs on canvas.

Neighbour Restaurant & Bar, The Avenue North, SpinningfieldsAs it was so hot outside I decided to have a light lunch from the Brunch menu, choosing the French onion soup, washed down with a mojito! Whilst my friend had eggs Benedict…..and a mojioto, obviously! The cocktails were the best either of us had, had – and we’ve had our fair share of cocktails!  The food was lovely too – the eggs where suitably gooey and the soup was perfect simplicity in a bowl. However, if, like me, you’re vegetarian, best to check the menu ahead to see what options are available.

Neighbour Restaurant & Bar, The Avenue North, SpinningfieldsThe outstanding element for me was the service – the waiters couldn’t be any more helpful.  They were so quietly proficient in their work it was as though they materialised when needed.  The eggs where so gooey that my friend managed to spill yoke on the beautiful glass topped table, and without any bother one of the waitresses appeared to clean up and share a joke with my messy chum!

Reuben SandwichNeighbourhood is perfect for girlie lunches or date nights in the evening – you should give a go if you’re in the area. Details can be found at www.neighbourhoodrestaurant.co.uk

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