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[Manchester] the Market Restaurant. not convinced at all.

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[Manchester] the Market Restaurant. not convinced at all.

pecandanish | Apr 11, 2008 07:47 AM

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.

good starters
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.

average mains
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.

side orders
broccoli overcooked
tomato salad quite interesting spice & nut sprinkle
rocket & parmesan salad was rocket & parmesan salad

poor desserts
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.

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