Abode Manchester is a hotel set in a stunning 19th Century Textile Factory, with its Brasserie being accessed both through the hotel reception, or directly off the street at Piccadilly, just a short stroll from Piccadilly Train Station.
The brasserie has recently had a relaunch, and the decor is upmarket whilst remaining relaxed and welcoming, with lots off wood and leather, matched with stunning lighting.
We attended midweek at 7pm, slightly too late to take advantage of their incredible Prix Fixe Menu, which offers 2 Courses for £12.50 or 3 for £16. Which as you can see below has some great choice on it.
Sometimes bars attached to hotels can be quiet, however there was a buzz about this place, people were meeting after work, some seemed to be guests, but equally people were making a point to meet here for drinks, which is a great sign.
We started the evening with a couple of cocktails, with lots of classics to choose from, I have to say the Manhattan was superb.
I had heard good things about one of the starters here, the Haddock Scotch Egg, a beautifully cooked Egg, Wrapped in a Haddock Fish Cake, covered in Breadcrumbs and served on a Crab Bisque… I can definitely confirm that this place is worthy of a visit for this dish alone!!
The French Onion Soup came covered in an abundance of cheese, which I would never complain about, it was a little sweet for my taste, but still good.
For main I opted for the Lamb Chops, cooked perfectly rare, they were succulent and juicy, with the accompanying juice being perfectly matched.
These two courses left me bursting, however despite my partner working her way through a massive plate of Moules-Frites, she still couldn’t resist the Rice Pudding, probably because of the addition of Cherry on the top.
Although full, I did try a spoonful.. which turned to two or three, as it was a pure creamy delight.
Service throughout our visit was warm and attentive, food was great and the cocktails made perfectly… would I visit again.. YES, if only for another Haddock Scotch Egg, or even for a few evening cocktails at the bar.
Brasserie Abode can be found at 107 Piccadilly in Manchester.