July 30th, 2018

REVIEW: Grand Pacific, Manchester - 'A work of art'

By FIFTY FOUR AND COUNTING, 9 July 2018

REVIEW: Grand Pacific, Manchester - 'A work of art'

I was fortunate to be able to visit a new addition to the Manchester restaurant scene called Grand Pacific.

The name conjures up all sorts of images, so a short study of the website presented me with images you would associate with the British Empire, stiff upper lip and a sense of decency to boot.

The website describes itself as: “Our homage to the golden age of high society, where deep rhythmic baselines writhe through the air and sweet botanicals tantalise the senses. The new home of exotic cuisine and sophisticated sipping looks forward to making your acquaintance.”

So, with this description firmly implanted in my mind we set off for a Sunday lunch.

The entrance found just off King Street, in Spring Gardens, Manchester looks traditional and bank like in its appearance. Just inside the entrance a receptionist awaits to greet us and leads us up a very grand staircase to the first floor. Here you’re eyes are treeted to a feast of grand high society decor, rich teak woods, lighting and a vision befitting of an early 1900’s scene.

This place presents well and first impressions score high on my personal score sheet.

Food here could be described as pan Asian and themed to offer culinary delights with its own unique style and flare.

Our starters were a work of art, carefully presented to ensure that the visual feast would match every morsel. We started with Duck Gyoza and Thai Fish Cakes. Both dishes were part of an extensive well-balanced menu, with dishes of varying influences.

The main courses consisted of Sesame Crusted Tuna and Lamb Massaman Curry.

REVIEW: Grand Pacific, Manchester - 'A work of art'

I like the menu, it covers all tastes and has original twists to most favourites. Order the Sunday Roast and the chef will be there carving the meat at your table.

At the far end of the dining area I heard music and took a wonder to see that it was a live quartet... lovely.

Desserts were tasty here and original too in what is clearly a unique setting for Manchester.

Grand Pacific offers something for most in what on the face of it should be a white glove traditional service, but is finds itself offering a much more informal approach.

Try it soon, you won’t be disappointed.

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