Indulge in your Football Fantasy at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel #Review

Indulge in your Football Fantasy at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel #Gifted

The Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert is the perfect place to enjoy a business or leisure stay right in the heart of the city centre, with onsite facilities including a restaurant, bar and riverside terraces, so you are spoilt for choice.

Immediately on arrival not only do you notice the stunning Grade II property details and structure with many of the original wood beams and metal columns still in place which makes the place feel like a home away from home feel, but the staff warmly welcome you with open arms which is always welcomed.

Now, I mentioned about Indulging in your Football Fantasy at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert, well excitingly the hotel now has a range of Manchester United Suites, including the marvellous Manchester United Trebble Suite.

This suite is all about the details and after a long travel it was nice to see a full complimentary tea tray with tea, coffee, bottled water and some biscuits too, so it was time to unpack, sit back and enjoy this super suite.

The football theme is standout, but not vulgar, and has been completed to create a classy theming including the cool wardrobe area, with bench, made to be a mock-up of a player’s fitting room, and with signed team shirts encased within glass style display cabinets, you know that you’re on the winning team staying in this suite.

The Bedroom is separately divided from the lovely lounge, that has a writing desk area, with a flatscreen television on both sides of the room, so ideal if you have children, as different programmes can be viewed.

Football design details are everywhere including the football pitch rug, subito picture, team cushions on the sofa and a display cabinet all of things football memorabilia related.  The ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy a night or two away from home.

Slide the wood panelled door to reveal a beautiful bathroom, with complimentary toiletries and an illuminated mirror, again it has that players shower vibe and it the perfect place to refresh after a busy day exploring all that Manchester has to offer.

Now if all this was not enough, the lovely team decided to provide birthday beautifulness for my milestone 40th and gave us a winning welcome with a cute cake plate, personalised card and a bottle of fabulous fizz to ensure a celebration full of sparkles and bubbles.

The onsite Chop & Plant restaurant has something to suit every palate and I can assure you is well worth a visit.

The small plates menu, ideal to share or as starters, was exceptional with cod fish cheeks, vegetable tempura and a delicious pesto pasta with garden vegetables.  The local Manchester Craft Ale being the perfect liquid to wash all this down.

Mouth-watering mains included the steak with all the trimmings including their divine peppercorn sauce, a sensational seasonal plant-based salad and let me tell you the garden pasta was so scrummy we downsized the salad to order another.  The sweet potato wedges, we nearly didn’t order, but this would have been a massive mistake as these are next level – an absolute must order!

Recommend, sampling the cocktails as both the Watermelon Martini and the excellent Espresso Martini were shaken to perfection.

After stuffing savoury options galore, basically indulging in too much of the lush pasta, we opted to share a dessert, a classic sticky toffee pudding with a good dollop of vanilla ice cream.  This paired perfectly with the Expresso Martini.

Both the restaurant and bar are ideal to chill out in and provide a really relaxing environment which is exactly what we look for when choosing our hotels.  

After a perfect night’s sleep, breakfast can be enjoyed in the relaxed restaurant setting or why not have the team deliver you room service, if you fancy a lie in.

Both mornings, for both room service and restaurant dining, the breakfast was wonderful.

Offerings in the restaurant included a full and fabulous continental buffet and speciality cook to order options such as avocado on sour dough with lovely poached eggs.

Room service was impressive, with a variety of items such as full English, omelette, pretty porridge bowls, pastries, yoghurts, cheese, juices, tea and coffee, it makes a good start to the day for sure. 

Also, another perk to room service is that you can chill in your complimentary in room slippers and snug robes to use throughout the duration of your stay.

Indulge in your Football Fantasy at the Manchester Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, and you will not be disappointed, because you will be on the winning team.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

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Manchester Marriot Victoria and Albert; The Manchester United Treble Suite #Review

Manchester Marriot Victoria and Albert; The Manchester United Treble Suite #Gifted

The Manchester Marriot Victoria and Albert is a striking Grade II building, located in the vibrant and happening Spinningfields District, right in the heart of Manchester city centre, the perfect place for both business and leisure.

The hotel has had a full refurbishment providing guests with a clean and contemporary environment with onsite facilities including a restaurant, bar and riverside terraces.

Warmly welcomed by the reception team, we could not wait to experience all this beautiful hotel had to offer. Excitingly the hotel now has a range of Manchester United Suites, the Manchester United Treble Suite was to be our home for the night, and the room defiantly had the wow factor.

Immediately on entering the room, the football theme is standout and has been completed to create a classy theming, on the right was a wardrobe made to be a mock of a players fitting room with signed team shirts encased within glass style display cabinets.

Take a seat on the bench and imagine that match day tension and those serious locker room team talks which hopefully result in a team win.

The Bedroom is separately divided from the lovely lounge, that has a writing desk area, with a flat screen television on both sides of the room and finished with a wall print of a very cool Manchester map. It is also nice to see the buildings original wooden feature beams sympathetically worked into the design of the room.

Football design details are everywhere including the football pitch rug, subito picture, team cushions on the sofa and a display cabinet all of things football memorabilia related.  The ideal place to sit back, relax and enjoy a night or two away from home.

Bathroom brilliance begins right here, slide the door to reveal a very cool team shower style hub that you can enjoy all to yourself, as you dream about your team scoring those wining goals.

Fully stocked with complimentary toiletries, offering an illuminated mirror and large mirror you can pamper in style.

Serious team talks require some refreshments and the Manchester Marriot Victoria and Albert have you covered with a well-stocked tea tray, including biscuits, so you can dunk them into your branded mugs., as you plan your time out in Manchester.

The onsite restaurant is the ideal place to fuel up and enjoy some liquid refreshments.  All the team are absolutely amazing and really do know how to look after their guests.

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Honest Burgers Manchester are Back #Review

Honest Burgers Manchester are Back Review: August 2020 #Gifted

Honest Burgers Manchester are back, and we could not be happier, as they are the perfect place to chill out, enjoy good company and a brilliant burger.

Welcomed warmly by the team, Jordan and Yohan made sure that our visit was super smooth and full of fabulous foodie yumminess.

Seated upstairs in a balcony booth, we had plenty of room and a good birdseye view to people watch at a safe distance of course!  They even have a outdoor rooftop for when the sun is in full force.

Their new super special California French mustard, fried beef, bacon, double American cheese, caramelised onion, burgers sauce, tomato, lettuce and pickles with a good serving of rosemary salted chips.

The Bacon Plant is a plant-based burger with this isn’t bacon, smoked gouda, shoestring fries, vegan bacon ketchup, chipotle mayo, spinach and pickles served up with their classic rosemary salted pickles.

Go next level and bang on a side of their gorgeous gluten free onion rings and get dipping to your hearts content.

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Tipsy Tea at Slug & Lettuce Manchester Spinningfields #Review

Tipsy Tea at Slug & Lettuce Manchester Spinningfields – Review: March 2019

Located in the super Spinningfields location, right in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the Slug and lettuce Spinningfields is the ideal place to share fun filled moments and create memories with family and friends.

Situated waterside, the wooden veranda terrace area is a scenic space to enjoy outdoor dining, drinking or both.

Inside interiors are floral themed with upholstered seating, Pink illuminated lighting and amazing artwork adorning the walls.

Welcomed warmly by excellent Emily, who served us fantastically throughout, we prepared to enjoy a tasty Tipsy Tea, as our space had been pre-reserved, so we were all good to go.

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Scene Indian Street Kitchen Spinningfields Manchester #Review

Scene Indian Street Kitchen Spinningfields Manchester Review: October 2017

Located Left Bank along the River Irwell, in the heart of Spinningfields is Scene Indian Street Kitchen. Winners of several awards, this Bollywood Bar and restaurant sets the scene for an impeccable evening of glamour and style. The delightful outdoor garden terrace space is great for some relaxed al fresco dining in the sun.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen Manchester Spinningfields #Review ***UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED***

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Manchester Spinningfields Review: October 2017

The Gourmet Burger Kitchen brand began in 2001, when world famous chef Peter Gordon along with three kiwi guys set up their first Gourmet Burger Kitchen site in Battersea South London. Now, fast forward to 2017 and they now have over 80 restaurants across the UK. The focus is on quality handcrafted burgers using the freshest ingredients and creating all their burger sauces daily from scratch.

Located Left Bank along the River Irwell, in the heart of Spinningfields is Manchester’s Gourmet Burger Kitchen. The delightful outdoor terrace is great for some al fresco dining in the sun. Décor is light, airy loft feel with contemporary light fittings and table sections. There is a selection of help yourself condiments such as the red and green hot sauces. Service is casual with a relaxed vibe.

Welcomed warmly by the team, we got settled and while perusing the menu, we enjoyed some liquid refreshments including the Meantime London Pale Ale, which has both Kentish and American hops, that give a citrus flavour with a bitter finish. Also, the non-alcoholic Strawberry and elderflower fizz which visually looked lovely and refreshed the taste buds.

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Neighbourhood Manchester New Menu #Review ***UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED***

Neighbourhood Manchester New Menu Review: May 2017

There was an exciting new menu launch down in the Spinningfields hood, so a swung on by to check it out. Approaching the inviting entrance, we were welcomed and shown to our seating by the lovely restaurant manager Hannah, who introduced us to our waitress of the evening Millie. Millie immediately offered us a drink and we decided to order a Moretti and a refreshing belvedere & pure orange juice.

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea #Review ***UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED***

Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea Review: May 2017

My Spinningfields Sunday Session always feel incomplete without a visit to the glam and Glitzy Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar. Summer Sun shining, we fancied both a mixture of sweet and savoury treats, so we opted for Neighbourhoods very own chic creative contemporary city afternoon tea.

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Thaikhun Manchester #Review

Thaikhun Manchester Visit: September 2016

Thaikhun pronounced “Tycoon” is both a homage and celebration to the street food sellers in Thailand.  Owner and Chef Director Kim Kaewkraikhot started out with a small restaurant in Bangkok establishing a renowned reputation for fantastic fresh flavours which has enabled Kim to introduce the UK to the true Flavours of Thailand.  Invited to sample Kim’s new menu, boarding pass in hand, I flagged down a traditional Thai Tuk Tuk and prepared to hold on tight, as it was my time to brave the bustling Bangkok streets for the culinary ride of my life.

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