The Grill on the Alley is the place to go if you want great seafood and steak, as well as top notch standards of service plus a vibrant atmosphere that guarantees an enjoyable night out. Seasonal ingredients are always a priority and the very popular steak of the month is a great opportunity to sample the differences in taste between the various breeds. The menu also offers more adventurous options such as ostrich. The fish and seafood is on display in the open kitchen, so you can see exactly what you are getting for your money. One of the great places to eat in Manchester.
El Rincon de Rafa is a must if authentic tapas with top quality ingredients, freshly prepared and cooked, as well as surroundings that will transport you to the Mediterranean, are what you are looking for. Some of the recommended items include the mini chorizo sausages, tortilla, meatballs, seafood (exquisite) and patatas bravas. The atmosphere is typically Mediterranean – full of action, and hustle and bustle. One doesn’t come here looking for fine dining service, but they certainly do if they want to give their taste buds a treat!
Alter Wirt, beside Munich’s Isar River, offers traditional Bavarian dishes, like oven roast pork in dark beer sauce and marinated free range steaks. However, it also serves dishes from around the world, like enchiladas, fajitas and an assortment of homemade burgers. The menu changes regularly, with themed days like ‘American BBQ’ and ‘Schnitzel massacre’. Outside, there is a cosy beer garden and a kids’ play area. Not only this, but lodgings are available upstairs in case the eating, drinking and merriment ends up continuing until the wee hours of the morning.
In the mid 18th century, Asam-Schlössl was the rural retreat of Cosmas Damian Asam, a prestigious painter. In the early 90s, this immensely attractive building was given a complete facelift thanks to the Augustiner brewery. With Birgit Netzle at the helm, the restaurant went from strength to strength serving delectable cuisine. It has been awarded many accolades, both within Munich and beyond.
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A visit to Dos Palillos is a must if you want to see what happens when traditional Spanish tapas meets exquisite Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese flavours. Chef Albert Raurich was behind the gourmet cuisine at El Bulli for ten years, and was head chef for the last six. Hence it is safe to presume he knows what’s what when it comes to inspiring and innovating. Highlights of the menu include delicacies such as fresh seaweed sunomono with molluscs, Japanese burger, meat gyoza and Cantonese style Iberian pork, to name just a few.
It is not difficult to see at a glance why Moments restaurant, located in the recently built and very attractive Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is worthy of a Michelin award. The menu features classic Spanish offerings such as rice with broth, as well as veal and fish stews. However, shrimp tartar, seabass with fig chutney and hibiscus salt and veal cheeks with turnip vegetable ravioli and red fruits also feature. Intriguingly, an anti-aging menu is also available, offering mini pizza pies with artichokes and Joselito ham, and buckwheat macaroni with scallops and vegetables.