Sunday lunch at Cultureplex
From the moment we entered ths ambitious new emporium, we were greeted with great, friendly service that was just on the right side of attentive at all points.
Not fussy or as often happens with launches, at your side every few moments or several people checking if "everything is ok?"
We were quickly seated in one of the cute and comfortable corner booths, with views of the massive open kitchen and withing ear shot of the entertainment.
My starter was the Crab, Celeriac remoulade, Salmon roe nice and delicate with just the correct portion amount.Not over bearing.
The other starter a cured duck salad, was a very generous serving. Nicely pink sliced duck breast with a tangy dressing swerved on a bed of various leaves.
For main I tried the Bistrotheque Fish N Chips, which were delicious, however the large portion completely beat me with 2 large pieces of fish chunky chips and lovely mushy peas.
My friend chose the full breakfast which was even more generous. Home made hash brown, slow cooked home made beans that packed a punch (due to a dash of Tabasco and some mustard) and proper bacon.
The home made bread was also a winner and the whipped butter made it rather less calorific than it might have been.
Dessert Our over full bellies decided to share a Sticky Toffee Pudding, which proved to be a good call and was enthusiastically received.
The entire experience was accompanied by a delightful string Quartet (volume at the right level for conversation) and a bottle of Le Grand Cros Rose (provence) with two more glasses enjoyed at the bar after lunch to round off a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Bravo to owner/operator Pablo, Victoria and the welcoming new team for pulling off this super addition to the Manchester hospitality scene.
Additionally, the large lounge are with coffee shop attached, is an ideal option for flexible working, meeting place with friends or for business chats and high end fitness operators Blok has also just opened their doors.
Aparthotel Native are operating on the floors above which can be seen at ground level through the enormous glass atrium overhead.
Full marks all round.
Published: 31-Oct-2019 (5572)