There’s two elements to the restaurant, the cool New York downstairs area, and the shabby elegance of the Gin Parlour where you are able to sample gin in all its glorious splendour. The food is creative, seasonal and freshly cooked on the premises and has yet to disappoint.
Gorilla, 54-58 Whitworth St., Manchester M1 5WW
We discovered Greens by accident, but it’s well known in Manchester. Apparently when Simon Rimmer opened the restaurant he didn’t know how to cook. Well, whatever the books were that he bought to learn, they did just the job. It left two ex-London vegetarians with very happy tummies, and I think meat eaters would be equally impressed. As they say on their website, ‘Vegetarians love us… You will, too!’.
Greens , 41-43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2NT
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. Perfect for girlie lunches or date nights in the evening – you should give a go if you’re in the area.
Neighbourhood, Greater Manchester, Manchester M3 3BT
Its half open kitchen and huge windows give it a modern slant, but in essence it is simple, chic and fresh – like its food really. All the food is fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and cooked on site. Head chef Anthony Fielden has created classic British fare with hints of further afield.
The Northern Quarter, 108, High Street, Manchester, M4 1HQ
It’s well known in Manchester as being the restaurant owned by Rio Ferdinand and a celebrity haunt. Whilst it’s still owned by Rio it’s now established itself as a serious eatery with a reputation for fine wines, spirits and liqueurs. And it did not fail to deliver!
Rosso, 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester. M2 2BG