Find this excellent restaurant, run under the banner of celebrity chef Michael Caines, in the comfortable Abode Hotel.
Chef Ian Matfin heads a kitchen team that maintains the high standards expected, and as well as conventional menu's, offers a lunchtime 'Grazing Menu' where you can try an assortment of little dishes - without any drop in standards.
While changing seasonally, a snapshot of the à la carte menu brought 'Pan-Fried Duck Liver with Orange Marmalade & Gingerbread with Almonds'; 'Breast of Wood Pigeon with Fig Purée & Celeriac Foam'; 'Pan-Fried Scallops with Bury Black Pudding & Butternut Squash Purée' and 'Tartare of Marinated Tuna with Soused Beetroot & Turnip, Wasabi Mayonnaise & Sweet Raisin Vinaigrette' among the mains.
'Cheshire Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Purée, Roast Shallot, Potato Galette & Red Wine Sauce'; 'Saddle of Venison with Braised Red Cabbage, Chestnut Purée & Jasmine Tea Sauce'; 'Slow-Poached John Dory with Fennel & Dill Risotto, Ginger Jus & Vanilla Oil' and 'Fillet of Cod with Tomato Fondue, Coco Beans & Mint Pesto, Parmesan & Lavender Cream Sauce' listed among the mains.
Desserts maintain the high standard, with perhaps 'Coconut Pannacotta with Pineapple Purée, White Chocolate Granite & Black Olive Caramel'; 'Pumpkin Crème Brulée with Chocolate Shavings' and 'Passion Fruit Soufflé with Banana Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce' among the offerings.
The hotel has a smart Champagne Bar, which makes an excellent meeting place.
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30; set 'Grazing' L £12, set L £17.95 (2 courses), £21.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.00; set D £14.95 (2 courses) to £65 (Tasting Menu); mains £19 to £24
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travels the world, kicking off at £22.50
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Manchester Piccadilly Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: all Sun
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available