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Australasia

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Sushi, European, Asian, Fusion, Australian
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1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
+44 161 831 0288
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12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by...
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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  • 81
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
....And very nice too.

It's not often I can wax lyrical about a restaurant these days, however this is most definitely the exeception. Most seem homogeneous chains in one city or another. This was very different . Beautifully presented quality food with flavours to spark even the dullest of conversations. Luckily for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Theskellys
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Cheshire
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the decor and surroundings, food was good but felt it was overpriced. service was excellent. Waiter explained how their menu worked and helped us choose from the vast array or dishes. It wasnt that busy when we arrived but they still,sat us on a bench between 2 other couples when we could have been a bit more spaced out....I... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's not often I can wax lyrical about a restaurant these days, however this is most definitely the exeception. Most seem homogeneous chains in one city or another. This was very different . Beautifully presented quality food with flavours to spark even the dullest of conversations. Luckily for us we had great company too. A fabulous few hours relaxing and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited with friends as couples for the first time, thought it was great.... They do good cocktails, nice music and the overall atmosphere was great.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My partner and I decided to visit Australasia on our visit to Manchester. We found the place to be very trendy and upmarket. The restaurant has a nice cocktail bar, and nicely sectioned to accommodate anyones preference. There are private booth like seating areas, normal table and chairs display or cosy cushion seats. I found the staff to be very... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have dined all over the world. Australasia is up there for one of the best places I've ever tried. Let's start with the atmosphere. Australasia is underground, which is super cool to begin with. The decor is fun, trendy and whimsical. There are hidden, private booths along one of the walls, and our group was fortunate enough to be... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I've been many times with family and friends, and every time has been a good experience. I get the same order every time, and really recommend you try their watermelon water, popcorn tempura and chocolate soufflé. The atmosphere is always comfortable and the managers come to deal with the bill- which all makes for a nice experience overall. Having said... More 

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Lancashire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have only been to the bar here so cannot comment on the food, however the cocktail selection is great! The cocktails are delicious and varied in taste although slightly pricey although this is no more so than what would be expected in such a nice place in the city. The bar is quite small with not much room to... More 

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Bury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We've been before and enjoyed this meal again. The service is excellent and I would recommend it for a special occasion.

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Tiptree
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to take customer for a meal and drinks, the menu is varied and plenty to choose from, the staff are friendly and have good knowledge of both the food and drink menu and able to help you decide what to have. Would go again when in the area.

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Manchester
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Happily seated and tucking into dinner, we ordered another bottle of wine...Our second bottle of wine didn't taste quite right. We later realise that the wine was served to us without being opened at the table. My friend tasted the wine and said that it tasted watery. We called the waiter over and explained the problem. Turns out the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 831 0288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 115
  • Cuisine: Sushi, European, Asian, Fusion, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?