Find this good brasserie-style restaurant in what was once a warehouse, but is now the Malmaison hotel.
Their menu mixes local seasonal produce with items from the Grill – including USA Black Angus Steaks.
A winter menu brought starters, such as ‘Cream of Haricot Blanc & Truffle Soup with Braised Duck Ragu’; ‘Sautéed Treacle-Cured Salmon with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Celeriac & Apple Salad’; ‘Chicken Liver Parfait with Port-Poached Fig & Jelly and Toasted Brioche’; ‘Pan-Roasted Scallops with Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Paris Brown Mushrooms & Toasted Chestnut Crumb’ and ‘Heritage Candied Beetroot with Endive, Feta Cheese & Pecan Salad’
To be followed by ‘Slow-Roast Highland Venison Steak with Pan-Fried Maple-Glazed Bacon, Pickled Baby Beets & Pommes Mousseline’; ‘Roast North Atlantic Cod with Celeriac Purée, Winter Girolles, Leeks & Truffle Oil’; ‘Lobster Risotto with Bisque & Mascarpone’; ‘Cep & Chestnut Risotto’ plus various items from the Grill (ranging from home-made burgers through ‘fish of the day’ and top-class steaks).
There are simply desserts to finish – such as ‘Blackberry & Pistachio Trifle’; ‘Crème Brulée’ and ‘Valrhona Dark Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter Ice Cream & Sesame Brittle’; while the more savoury-toothed might be tempted by their selection of farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: Sun 12.30-16.00; set L £24.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.30 (Sun 22.00); set D £19.95 (2 courses), £24.95 (3 courses); mains about £14 to £55
- Seats: 85
- Wine: a well-chosen and lengthy list has good choices in the low £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly or Victoria Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: NCP nearby
- Closed: L Mon-Sat
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available