540 restaurants in Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester:
210 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW [Map]
The Triangle, Manchester, M4 3TR [Map]
Pizza Express remains a hugely popular bedrock of casual eating. Its popularity is testimony to the fact that across the country, they have restaurants where you will always be guaranteed a good nosh, with children's tastes being well catered for.
Pizza Express has gone even more Roman, and following the success of that particular example of listening to their public have introduced Romana pizzas, including the scorching Etna and the hearty Siciliana.
These pizzas are now thinner, bigger and crispier, and if that sounds like a marketing line, it is. However, unlike many such lines, this one is true, and their quality is always consistent, though cleverly they have still managed to retain a homemade feel to their pizzas.
As an alternative to pizza, try their pollo pesto - cavatappi pasta with torn chicken breast, mushrooms, red onions and mozzarella in a creamy gruyere, parmesan and pesto sauce and finished with grana padano - or the niçoise salad with mixed leaves, yellowfin tuna, free range egg, green beans, potatoes and tomatoes with olives, anchovies, capers and house dressing.
Many of the big chains have come a long way, and Pizza Express is certainly amongst them. One of the first to be quoted on the Stock Exchange - in 1993 - Pizza Express is not a franchise operation and retains tight control through its own staff.
Their wine list - though short - contains some surprisingly good offerings, especially their intense Australian Chardonnay, and a big, full-bodied Merlot from Cusumano, Sicilia.
Pizza & Pasta
325 Oxford Road, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester, M13 9PG [Map]
Evenings at the Kro Bar in Oxford Road come alive with the sounds of bands playing, creating a pulsating atmosphere. Customers can relax at this Danish bar during the day too, either inside the mid-19th century building or the large decked beer garden in the rear. An extensive menu, with vegetarian options and a children's selection, offers full meals as well as snacks. Breakfast is also served here.
A full English breakfast with pork sausages, Danish back bacon, eggs, hash brown and toast, or muesli, eggs on toast, omelettes and Belgian waffles makes for a substantial start to the day. A lunchtime or evening meal here could include roast Danish tender pork and sweet red cabbage on toasted ciabatta with crackling, smoked salmon and egg sandwich, Cajun chicken breast burger, Kro fishcake salad, beef and ale stew, fish and chips and wild mushroom risotto. There?s also choice of Danish specials like frikadeller, pork and veal meatballs, pork schnitzel, medister sausages and Danish herrings with homemade rye bread. Refresh your thirst with a range of continental beers and local guest ales.
10 Tib Lane, Manchester, M2 4JB [Map]
6 Course Tasting menu £45 per person Book
52-56 George Street, Manchester, M1 4HF [Map]
This large restaurant in Manchester's ChinaTown (250 covers) continues to maintain high standards and therefore pulls in the crowds. Whereas in some places this can contribute to a dysfunctional and distractive evening, here it seems merely to underline the quality and range of what is on offer. The cuisine is essentially Cantonese but allowances are made for excursions to Peking and Shanghai. Particularly popular is their variety of duck dishes. House wines start from £9.90, with glasses at £2.20.
3a-5 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5LH [Map]
Bar, International, Pizza
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