our visit to Manchester was a lot about going back to Middle Kingdom but we still had to consider dinner the first night. However, we found a hotel deal that included dinner and breakfast so decided to do that and not worry about the food. we’d choose safe options and as usual share a couple of starters, one main and one dessert with our £40 allowance.
our server was cheerful and friendly, a nice bonus. we chose tuna tartare, beetroot and goat cheese salad, lamb chops with green beans and red cabbage, and a sherry trifle to finish.
views - the tartare was pleasant and mixed with pickled cucumber, the beet salad was carpaccio, earthy and light- the avocado garnish (edit - this was on the Tuna dish) was a bad idea since the avocado was unripe and somewhat rancid. the chops were perfect and delicious but the red cabbage too pickled. The trifle was quite lovely with fresh berries and the sherry on the side - the cake could have been slightly less stale. All in all, a surprisingly pleasant and relaxing meal, nothing to write home about but quietly enjoyable. @Harters, you asked!!