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Manchester UK City cafe Review

pecandanish | Feb 19, 2008 04:02 AM

if i could just bang the drum for the city cafe once again.

the service is clean, crisp and inoffensive

the wine list is well blanced if bizarrely arranged (by wine style ather than country)

the food was again delicious on saturday 16th feb

for me; foie gras parfait with prune & armagnac rchutney and toasted brioche. simple and lovely (the leaves should have been dressed)

a superb, melt in the mouth smoked pork belly with lavendar glaze (not crispy skin. tsk tsk), parsnips & caramelised apples.

a maple pannacotta with cranberry soup (and a pecan tuille i think, possibly a bit squiffy by the end)

lovely wife enjoyed truly delicious morecambe bay potted shrimps with baked cherry toms, preserved lemon sauce, sourdough & microleaves.

a superb loin of tatton hall venison, red cabbage and something else (i really struggled to get anywhere near it)

a trio of desserts - great apple crumble, moorish chocolate ganache tart and a sticky toffee pudding which should have been slightly warmer.

an OK Pouilly fume, a bulldozer of a large glass of aussie shiraz, coffees & lots of water.

£110 smackers well spent. it is a lot of money, but what price happiness ?

if you dont want to go off piste and onto a la carte as above then the £16.50 3 course market menu which changes weekly i think is an absolute bargain

yes £16.50. for 3 courses. of good food.

they also have a garden menu if you have the misfortune to be or be with a vegetarian.

parking is a pain if you drive into manchester but 3 courses for £16.50 !

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