haveThe chef moved from London to Manchester in April 2015 and the foodie moved from Italy to Manchester one year later, April 2016. After two years in the Mancunians’ land, we have a few places where we feel at home and where we like to go at least a couple of times a week.
We wanted to share these places with you and hopefully you can leave a comment below to let us know your experiences in the same restaurants/cafes
Sakana has to be the first on this list for a very simple reason: it is Foodie’s favourite and we all know it, women are always right!
We love Sakana purely for its f o o d and the open-plan kitchen. We like ordering Gyoza, Taiwanese Buns, every type of sushi/sashimi containing Salmon, and the awesome Salmon and Truffle Mayo Hosomaki.
Price range (2ppl): £50 – £60
NOTE: They are still offering 51% off A La Carte Food, have a look at their website and make sure you book in advance. We would recommend not to go on Sunday, last time they had run out of Salmon (we were desperate).
Yes, we are still at the top of the list with another restaurant, Rudy’s, The Chef’s favourite (fair enough..). If you know Rudy’s you probably already know that it is like Marmite, you like it or you hate it; the guys are a bit loud (there are Italian and yes, we are loud) but the Pizza they make is A W E S O M E , probably the best in the whole Manchester. We usually have a starter (try their ham and mozzarella!) and a Pizza each.
Price Range (2ppl): £20-£30
NOTE: If you are planning to eat at Rudy’s we recommend to go there no later than 7pm, they have waiting lists that go up to 1h30min.
As you probably already guessed, we LOVE ASIAN FOOD. Shoryu opened in Piccadilly just before Christmas and in the first 2 weeks we went there three times. We love their Ramen and their Taiwanese Buns, as well as the salmon made their way (Ginger Salmon Tatsutaage)
Price Range (2ppl): £25 – £30
NOTE: Shoryu is a bit small, we would recommend to go there either early or late, but don’t worry, we never had to wait for more than 20 minutes.
Well, again, we love their food guys. Ramen, Sushi, Buns, we love that food! At Wagamama the quality is excellent and it happens that, when we are lazy and in a need of food, we order Wagamama through Deliveroo. We usually have Gyoza, Ramen (The Chef), Yasay Yaki Soba (The Foodie, loving the Pickled Ginger!) and maybe some of their cheesecake, gnummy!
Price Range (2ppl): £30 – £40
NOTE: In Manchester, we have been in both the Spinningfields and Printworks ones, no difference!
Meat, Buffet, Meat, Buffet! At The Fazenda, we love the Atmosphere and professionalism of all members of staff. They are extremely welcoming and you feel really spoiled. For those who don’t know, The Fazenda is a Brazilian “Fine Dining” Restaurant, serving meat, a lot of meat. It is an “all you can it” and we love this!
Price: fixed at £35pp+drinks and dessert
You should all know Byron and their amazing burgers. We just love it, it’s simple and the quality is good. The staff are polite and welcoming and well, their food is just awesome! We usually have Nachos as a starter and a burger each (you can have it with or without the bread!).
Price Range (2ppl): £20 – £25
NOTE: In Manchester, we have been in both the Deansgate and Piccadilly ones, no difference!
This is it, our list of 5 FAVOURITES. We love them, but there are soooo many restaurants in Manchester that we would like to try. What’s your favourite? LET US KNOW.
As always, we’ll leave you with some pics.
The Chef ‘n’ The Foodie