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.
With an extension of Australasia is Grand Pacific - a contemporary colonial oasis in the heart of Spinningfields. Combining modern Australian cuisine and Pacific Rim flavours with a wealth of delicious cocktails, Grand Pacific offers a lighter side of the Australasia experience . With a canopied outdoor garden, Grand Pacific is a refreshing retreat from the bustle of the city.