Amongst many restaurants in the heart of Manchester is Grafene, Grafene is not only a fine dining restaurant but also serves brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. This is the first time we have visited the restaurant and we can only say amazing things about it….
From its stunning location on King Street, overlooking the city, to its gorgeous decor to set off any setting. From a big family meal to a romantic date, we couldn’t pick a more beautiful setting. The menu really does vary in price from 2 courses for £18 to a 7 course tasting menu for £59.50, so there’s something to suit everyone. And with their cocktails which are out of this world you really must pay them a visit.
At this time of year we all like to go somewhere special and enjoy company of friends and family, and we think Grafene is perfect for this. not only is the food to die for but the restaurant has a really chilled out approach and gave us a real festive feeling.
We had the 7 course tasting menu so we could tell you about each dish. The menu changes each day so it will vary slightly each time you go…. which we really liked! We both had a ‘Snowball’ cocktail on arrival to get in the festive spirit… This was accompanied by a beautiful selection on bread which was all baked fresh in house.
BAKED BEETROOT MOUSSE, GOAT’S CURD
SEARED SCALLOP, CORAL, BAY LEAF, KOHLRABI
PIGEON BREAST, COCOA NIB, LAPHROAIG JUS, PARSNIP, CRANBERRY
HIGHLAND VENISON, SWEET POTATO DUCHESS, KALE, GARLIC, CARROT KETCHUP
And then the deserts were literally so amazing that we forgot to take pictures…. haha!
KAFFIR LIME BRULEE
DECONSTRUCTED TAR TARTIN, MILK CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND HAZELNUT CREAM
I think my favourite course was either the Scallops or the Venison. But everything was cooked to perfection and presented as if we were in a Michelin star restaurant. The staff were also so professional and full of knowledge. WE CAN’T WAIT TO GO AGAIN!
Check out their menu at grafene.co.uk
And follow them on social media @grafeneMCR