Tatler's Restaurant Guide Feature Australasia
1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP.
Kick back with a Porn Star (it's a cocktail) at Australasia. The shabby-urban-chic décor with art deco elements may sound complicated but somehow works, and the Asian/ Pacific Rim menu - black cod, pepper salt beef, smoked-eel sushi - reads more LA than Manc. This is where the Killers ate when they last played Manchester, and Joe Hart, whom we all adore, adores the place.
A menu of Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, an exotic blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Australia's strong ties with Japan also help determine taste and style.