21 August 2014

Aumbryone star

2 Church Lane, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AJ

£48.00 British Greater Manchester
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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £48.00
  • Opening Hours: Fri-Sun 12N-1.30pm (Sun – 2pm) Tues-Sat 6.30-9.30pm

Square Meal Review of Aumbry ?

North Manchester’s bright spark may be named after an ecclesiastical store cupboard, but there’s nothing reverential about the food on offer in this little cottage off Prestwich’s main drag. TV chef Mary-Ellen McTague learned her trade with Heston Blumenthal, and there are echoes of the grand master in her fondness for historical British ‘receipts’, curious ingredients and foraged gleanings. The result is a choice of precisely balanced tasting menus full of unexpected accents and contrast – think game sausage with turnips and English truffle, roast Dover sole with oyster pudding, sea beet and Lapsang Souchong tea or slow-roast kid with cauliflower, yoghurt and kale. Dessert might be ratafia pudding, beetroot and chocolate cakes or a ‘quire of paper’ (actually a nutmeg-scented stack of paper-thin pancakes, with quince and milk ice). Service is roundly charming, although it can sometimes struggle to keep up.

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  1. Published : Saturday, 14th December 2013

    Nomface :: Aumbry, Prestwich

    Aumbry in Prestwich is somewhere Mr Nom and I have been waiting to visit for a long time and since recently found the opportunity as Mr Nom was working in Manchester. The restaurant is run by accomplished Chef Mary-Ellen McTague. It is listed in the Good Food Guide and was awarded 90th place in the National Restaurants Awards Top UK restaurants of 2013. The restaurant is set within a residential area in a converted terrace house. After a grueling journey in the rush hour traffic where it took some 30 minutes to travel a few miles we were happy to be led upstairs in the homely setting of the first floor to settle down to drinks and the menu...
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