Grafene 1

55 King Street , Manchester, M2 4LQ

SquareMeal Review of Grafene

Inspired by the world’s first 2D material, graphene, this 100-seat restaurant with spacious bar focuses on creative British dining. Its decor is suitably glossy, with an architectural style that blends natural wood and leather with nods to Manchester’s industrial heritage. Formerly a sous chef at Restaurant Fraiche on the Wirral, Ben Mounsey has recently taken the culinary helm with an à la carte offering, tasting menus and a ‘British tapas’ menu at lunchtime. Highlights include a starter of pork cheek, curry, carrot and velouté, with a graphene cracker celebrating Manchester’s scientific legacy.


Northern playfulness is demonstrated in a main of venison with Lancashire favourite black peas, and a dessert of Eccles cake with butter and tea. Mini loaves of treacle and rye bread are served warm from the oven, and our tapas dishes showed creativity and skill. Burnt ends of brisket were served with an elegant pease pudding, while rice pudding with Yorkshire rhubarb and liquorice was fragrant and deeply comforting. Drinks include vintage Champagnes, local beers and inventive cocktails, while confident, friendly service makes for a welcoming atmosphere. A refined, modern addition to the North’s dining scene.


Special offers

Lunch: British Tapas from £17.50 for 3 dishes

From a set menu.

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Fixed Price 3 Course plus surprises £45

From a set menu.

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

5 to Taste: £45 Vegetarian option £35

From a set menu.

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

7 to Taste: £65

From a set menu. Pre-order is required.

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Market Street Station 137m

Mosley Street Station 185m

Address

Address: 55 King Street , Manchester M2 4LQ

Opening times

Mon-Sun 10am-11pm (Thurs-Sat -11pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Manchester City Art Galleries 521m

Spinningfields 522m

Details

Telephone: 0161 696 9700

Website:

Cuisine: British

Lunch: £18/23 (2/3 courses)

Dinner: £49.50 (7 courses)

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Special offers

Lunch: British Tapas from £17.50 for 3 dishes

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Fixed Price 3 Course plus surprises £45

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

5 to Taste: £45 Vegetarian option £35

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

7 to Taste: £65

From: 20 February 2018

To: 08 May 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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