Michael Caines at ABode Manchester

Address: 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2DB, England
Telephone: 0161 200 5678

- Expensive

4.7

Michael Caines offers fine dining in the centre of Manchester and is great for a treat.

Tucked away in the basement of [node:172550], Michael Caines’ restaurant serves up imaginative food with an unflappable smile. New executive chef Mark Rossi has an impressive CV and has worked with the Roux brothers as well as Michelin-starred Caines. As I am indecisive and prefer grazing to gorging, I love the tasting menu on offer here.

Food and drink
4.7
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Service
4.6
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.3
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Food and drink

There are three dining options – an a la carte menu, a grazing menu or a tasting menu. All offer creatively put together dishes using local ingredients – for example, Yorkshire partridge with cumin and pumpkin puree, lentils, glazed button onions, pickled pears and quince cumin scented red wine sauce (£22). The difficulty (for me at least), with so much choice, is deciding what to go for.

Recommended dishes

For something special try the seven-course tasting menu (£68) and for a real splurge, the tasting menu with matched wines (£105).

Ambience

There is a fairly formal atmosphere in the restaurant with a mixture of business guests and diners celebrating special occasions. It’s not all hushed tones though and the staff are friendly and approachable. The quality of food means that the restaurant attracts Manchester residents as well as hotel guests.

Service

The service is attentive and unflappable. The last time I ate in the restaurant, the table next to me complained loudly about their food but were dealt with impressively calmly and professionally and ended up laughing about it with their waiter.

Location

[node:172550] is three minutes’ walk from Piccadilly train station and the main shopping areas of Manchester are a stroll away.

Price advice

The food and wine here is by no means cheap (the cheapest bottle of wine is £24 and main courses average about £22) but look out for special offers such as their current early evening offer of two courses for £16.95 and three courses for £24.

Branches

MC Café Bar and Grill, on the ground floor of the hotel, is a more informal option for hotel guests. See the website below for more information.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Special occasions

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