The Living Room Restaurant and Bar Manchester Review: September 2017
Destination Deansgate Manchester, where The Living Room Restaurant and Bar awaited our arrival to showcase exactly what they had to offer. Welcomed warmly, by both the door security and floor staff, we were shown through to the main dining area, décor featured a mix of creams, subtle metallics, pastel greens and rose, with feature lit potted trees, well placed angled mirrors, plush booth seating with plumped up cushions all gave that dining in a secret garden feel. Subdue lighting along with some mixed-up music beats set a relaxed scene. The cool, chic, contemporary stylish décor theme continued throughout this classy dining experience.
Amazing accessories, such as the brushed metallic menus, gold dust speckled plates, brushed copper pepper & Salt pots and neutral stone napkins dressed the table to impress. The devil is in the detail and The Living Room have got this one down. Nice nibbles included olives, ciabatta bread with balsamic dipping oils all washed down with a novelty yet quality cocktail; The Polaroid Martini was picture perfection, but get ready to say cheese, because now it’s your turn to shine, as your snap shot will be attached to this innovative cocktail creation. The cocktail also delivered on taste, mixed up with Absolut Mango, White Peach Puree, Vanilla Sugar syrup, Pineapple Juice and Lemon Juice, this drink is now one of my personal favs.
Cafe Football National Football Museum Review: August 2017
Cafe Football is located on the ground floor of the National Football museum, in one of Manchester’s iconic and striking buildings, the Urbis designed by Ian Simpson Architects. With an impressive sloping glass design, the building located in the picturesque cathedral gardens, is becoming a real Manchester landmark.
Inspired by their worldwide travel, during their extensive and successful football careers, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville launched the football themed GG hospitality company which encompasses the Cafe Football Brand. The duo gained a wealth of experience staying in various hotels and dining at restaurants throughout the world. It is with this knowledge and understanding, that the ambitious and passionate team, want to perfect their innovative brand delivering both quality and unique hospitality experiences to ensure a winning formula every time. Adopting the core ethos, ‘eat like a pro’.
Asha’s Manchester Lunch Review: May 2017
Located in the heart of Manchester city centre is the award winning amazing Asha’s Indian restaurant. Inspired by Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle, the restaurant group have an impressive resume and years of experience with WAFI City Dubai in 2002 being the location of their first opening. Asha Bhosle states that, “dining on delicious food in the company of good friends is the best recipe for happiness”. Now, it was our turn to test out Asha’s Philosophy.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017
With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit. Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited. The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan. With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.
Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing. The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost. Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.
Be At One Manchester Review: March 2017
Roll back to the 90’s when Steve, Leigh and Rhys met while working together in the West End of London. Bravely going for broke, they left their jobs, got several loans and bought a run down Indian restaurant on Battersea Rise. Seven weeks later and after a serious refurb the Be At One cocktail bar was born.