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Grand Pacific, Manchester

50 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1EN, UK
Grand Pacific Review
 
4 Star Rating
28 June 2018Grand Pacific
Tags: Manchester, UK, Casual reviewsThe Bill: £62 per head
 

During a recent trip to Manchester, we decided to visit Grand Pacific, and we’re glad we did. Grand Pacific is a bar and restaurant that can be found at the top of King Street in Manchester’s city centre. Set inside a Grade II listed building, this restaurant’s façade is quite striking. It’s colonial in style, with a long bar that seats up to twenty-five.

When we arrived, we were greeted warmly and shown to our table. To begin our evening, we decided to indulge in a couple of pre-dinner cocktails. I decided upon the Posh Colada with saw pineapple infused rum mixed with citric and malic acid and coconut ice. It was an elegant take on a classic pina colada, and one which I thoroughly enjoyed. My partner chose the Cold Buttered Rum which was a mix of butter washed rum, cinnamon and Jerry Thomas bitters. This drink was almost festive, and a real joy to experience.

For our first course, I chose the truffled goat’s cheese, which was served with tomato, beetroot and avocado mousse. This was a delicious dish, with all elements working in perfect harmony. My partner chose the king prawn cocktail, which was served with a kimchi Marie Rose sauce and fresh crisp lettuce, finished with a simple squeeze of fresh lemon.

“This Living Ventures restaurant is a great addition to the Manchester food scene.”

For our main courses, my partner opted for the 28-day 8oz aged British fillet steak, which was served with kimchi, wasabi crème fraiche and grilled heart of palm. The Asian flavours, paired with the full flavoured, melt-in-the-mouth British meat was a real joy. Similarly, I went for the 28-day 10oz aged British rib-eye steak which was also served with kimchi, wasabi, crème fraiche and grilled heart of palm. The menu boasted many tempting side dish options which made it incredibly difficult to choose, however we finally decided upon the oriental greens with toasted quinoa and butter, as well as the gunpowder potatoes.

Alongside our main courses, we sipped on a deliciously full-bodied Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Cailloux’, Andre Brunel, Rhone, France and indeed provided the perfect accompaniment.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Grand Pacific, and wouldn’t hesitate to return. This Living Ventures restaurant is a great addition to the Manchester food scene, and one that comes highly recommended by us.

 
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