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Evening Dining at Artisan Manchester | Review

June 14, 2017

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!

Artisan Manchester - Beer Selection

Artisan Manchester

Artisan Manchester - Cocktails


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!

Artisan Manchester - Chicken Liver Parfait

Artisan Manchester - Baked Camembert


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!

Artisan Manchester - Salt and Pepper Pork Belly

Artisan Manchester - Pizza


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.

Artisan Manchester - Chocolate Meringue

Artisan Manchester - Nougat Glace


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,


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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.


  • Reply Carla S June 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    The place looks really fancy! I’m surprised that the lunch menu is under £10. The food looks delicious.

  • Reply COlette June 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Less than a tenner for two courses?! That’s amazing value for a lunch menu.
    I’ve heard good things about Artisan but haven’t actually been myself yet.

  • Reply Laura Heitzman June 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about Artisan. I actually have no idea why I haven’t been yet! This post confirms that I really need to! Everything looks so delish and for such a great price too. As a big lover of Camembert and also chocolate meringue you have me sold!

  • Reply Sarah Irving | The Urban Wanderer June 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I have never been to Artisan before, so it is nice to see what they have and what it is like. I do love goat’s cheese, balsamic and beetroot. On a pizza is even more brilliant – good choice. I look forward to hearing what the cauliflower four cheese is like too – sounds intriguing. 🙂

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