A staple to the Manchester foodie scene, Artisan is a restaurant in Spinningfields that caters to both casual lunches and fancy dinners. Ms M was invited along the other week to check out the new menu.
Over to Ms M….
So, the other day we were invited to Artisan to try out their new evening menu. I’d never been before but had heard good things so was very excited to visit. I will definitely be making another in the near future based on our experience!
To drink, I opted for a couple from the Signature Cocktail list; an Apricot and Strawberry Crush and a Plum & Thai Basil Sling. Mr C opted for the Beaver Town Gamma Ray Beer. Both cocktails were lovely; the Apricot and Strawberry Crush is very sweet, a great alternative to Pimms – I can definitely see myself drinking several of these on a summer’s afternoon. The Plum & Thai Basil Sling was even sweeter than the Apricot and Strawberry Crush if that was possible!
For starters, I had the Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Parfait and Mr C had the Baked Camembert. The Parfait was gorgeous and the presentation of the dish was amazing! The Parfait was beautifully smooth and the cranberry & beetroot chutney was so tasty – great twist on a classic starter. The Baked Camembert was also lovely and the flatbread accompanying it tasted amazing!
For mains, I opted for the Salt & Pepper St Louis Belly Pork Rib and Mr C had the Goat’s Cheese & Balsamic Roasted Beetroot Pizza. The Pork Belly was lovely; a fab dish and the salad that accompanied was very different to what I was expecting (in a good way). And the homemade ketchup – gorgeous! The pizza was great; lovely thin base and great toppings! The only way to make it better would be if the tomato sauce had a bit more seasoning. The Cauliflower Four Cheese and Carbonara pizzas also caught our eye so will give those a go next time.
For dessert, I went for the Chocolate Meringue (obviously) and Mr C had the Nougat Glace. As with the other courses, great options! The Chocolate Meringue was basically banoffee pie in meringue form – amazing! The Nougat was also a fab dessert; really light and very nutty. A few more great options on the menu that definitely need trying too!
All in all, a really good menu with plenty of choice. We also had a look at their lunch menu, which looks great – less than a tenner for 2 courses! But don’t take my word for it, go and try it out yourself. I will certainly be going back in the near future to go and try some of the options we weren’t able to this time around!
Have you been to Artisan before? What would you pick off the menu? Let me know in the comments,
Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Ms M was invited down for a complimentary dinner in turn for an honest review. As ever all her words, opinions and photos are hers.
P.P.S. Artisan is located at The Avenue, 18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ.