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A celebratory dinner at James Martin Manchester

My folks hadn’t been up to visit for a while, so when they did we decided to have a celebratory dinner at the new James Martin Manchester restaurant. We were celebrating them selling a house and having an offer accepted on a new one and the same for us!

We’d been wanting to pay a visit to the new restaurant at Manchester 235 since it opened, so what better excuse! We opted for a Sunday evening which was nice as the restaurant had atmosphere, but wasn’t too busy. You reach the restaurant by walking through the casino floor and into it’s own dedicated area, which houses plenty of tables, booths, a grand piano and the ‘Meat Market’.Continue reading

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A Friday Night Dinner at Australasia, Manchester

I’ve been waiting to blog about the most out-standing meal I’ve had in a while, courtesy of Australasia, Manchester…and here it is! This little gem, located in Spinningfields is the ideal glamorous spot for all the Manchester socialites, but also packs a punch when it comes to the menu. You fellow foodies out there will not be disappointed.

I’d been meaning to eat there for a while, to date I’d only managed to get to the cocktail menu (which doesn’t disappoint). The hubby’s 30th birthday proved the perfect opportunity to treat ourselves to a selection of delicacies from the unique fusion menu, combining flavours from the Pacific Rim, Indonesia, Japan and Europe. Sounds like an unusual combination right? Boy, does it work!

Firstly, I need to acknowledge the stunning (and I mean stunning) interior! Living Ventures always get the styling right in their establishments and Australasia is certainly a show-case. You arrive at the entranceway resembling a shard of glass, rising out of the floor, before you make your way underground to the very exclusive-feeling restaurant and bar. With ambient and soft lighting, the place oozes style but also comfort. The couch seating is so comfy! The low hanging ceiling lights are a great touch and there’s even a few secret booths and private dining areas for the more famous amongst us.Continue reading