21 New Cathedral Street, MANCHESTER, M1 1AD
The Harvey Nics restaurant at the Manchester store is to be found on the second floor, and has the house style familiar from Dublin to Knightsbridge, with the signature emphasis on chic. The leather and wire seats are a triumph of comfort over visual aesthetics, and the pale pastel palette does nothing to detract from the bird's-eye views of the city centre's heritage architecture. Once, the presumption was all for regional French offerings, but present incumbent Sam Everett cooks on-trend renditions of global reference dishes, dressing seared tuna with wasabi, carrot and ginger, garnishing a starter portion of rabbit with sweetcorn purée and pancetta, and then spreading his wings at main course to produce precision-timed lemon sole with wild mushroom risotto and artichoke barigoule, or turning out lamb in three guises - braised shoulder, rump, and a cornet-shaped brik of the sweetbreads - alongside smooth, herb-flecked mash. To finish, there could be properly fragile vanilla pannacotta with rhubarb and ginger, or the crowd-wowing show-stopper of silky chocolate mousse, espresso espuma and hazelnut shortbread.
Tel: 0161 828 8898
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Dates closed: 25-27 Dec, Etr Sun
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun-Mon
Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Sam Everett, Matthew Horsfield
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Vegetarian meals available.
Sunday lunch: £30.00-£40.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.