finally dined in at the institution which is the market restaurant last night and we were pretty dissapointed, possibly because i expected so much.
nice place if a little cramped and lovely friendly people. a parisian brasserie in manchester style.
really good wine - the 2000 lussac st emilion, very average food.
chicken liver parfait quite moorish. terrible toast. no chutney or cornichons. onion & parsley salad tasted of nothing.
crayfish & avocado salad OK.
smoked haddock & leek risotto was good.
roast rump of lamb, overcooked and underseasoned. pointless tabbouleh, tasteless mint oil.
pan fried sea bass with vanilla mash. unpleasantly flavoured mash. ok sea bass if a little dry.
rib eye seemed to go down quite well, i dint manage to get anywhere near it.
tomato salad quite interesting spice & nut sprinkle
rocket & parmesan salad was rocket & parmesan salad
manchester pavlova, nice idea.
chocolate torte. far too cold and a littl old
stilton. was stilton.
£25 for 3 courses + a side order. is it fair to complain. bill for 4 inc service £200.
the market restaurant does what it says on the tin in a sams chop house way.
solid and steady and could have stayed at home and done it myself slightly better.
where to eat in and around manchester. i give up.