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1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
+44 161 831 0288
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Ranked #34 of 1,763 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $117
Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, European, Australian, Fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan also help determine the taste and style.
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Lancaster
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited for the Christmas set menu (works do) and were absolutely blown away by wave after wave of immaculately presented and prepared sushi and robata dishes. The staff here know their stuff and will happily take on board any requests you may have. Desserts that should be famous in their own right, along with fantastic cocktails. This is a... More 

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Liverpool, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The only thing letting this pale down is the time it takes to get served. However, the drinks are so good - a little on the expensive side but this goes with the territory - you don't mind so much. Nice for a special occasion or pre night out cocktails.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Well what can I say..... the most amazing meal I have ever had. I just cannot believe the bad reviews - I can't say one bad word about this place. It is so trendy will good music playing, a lovely bar area you can wait before your seated and our table was fabulous. My partner had the steak and chips... More 

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Bristol
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Came here for Saturday lunch with friends, who had been before and loved it, my first time. We all had the special set Christmas meal. There was a huge selection of dishes, served like tapas and shared. The sushi was the best I have ever had. It was all delicious with amazing flavours. The beef skewers were particularly outstanding. It... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is beautiful which is a surprise for me with it being underground and windowless. The staff and service I encountered were excellent and the open kitchen was mesmerizing for a budding home chef like myself. Unfortunately that's where excellent ends and sadly average begins. We opted to share dishes which is how the table likes to usually eat,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

A lunchtime visit with my sons to this unusually located city centre restaurant. We sampled numerous (twelve I think) small dishes from the extensive menu in order to try as many as possible because they certainly are not cheap. We could not fault a single one, and some of them were quite outstanding. The presentation is almost "Masterchef" standard and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Great good with great service. Atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect. Will definitely be returning.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I have reviewed Australasia previously and didn't give it full marks as the dish I had was beyond bland but I suspected that I'd ordered 'the wrong thing' as my husband's meal was amazing and other diners' meals looked superb. Anyway, we went here for my Christmas meal with work and had the set menu. Our experience was fantastic, especially... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Came here for my birthday this year and was simply blown away by the stunning food. We chose to share a variety of small plates and opted for sushi, octopus, cured salmon salad, asparagus and calamari followed by sumptuous desserts of buttermilk panna cotta and lemon crème brulee. Despite being busy, the service was very fast and attentive with nice... More 

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Rotherham
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Booth for 4 at 1.30. Unbelievable in every way , I don't understand the negatives!! The food and service were fantastic. Try oysters and scollops, they were the best I've tasted -ever! I wish we lived closer because we could quite easily blow our kids inheritance eating here. Thanks very much.

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Additional Information about Australasia

Address: 1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
Phone Number: +44 161 831 0288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 23 - 117
Cuisine: Asian, European, Australian, Fusion

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