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Australasia

1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
+44 161 831 0288
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Ranked #33 of 1,656 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $123
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Australasia whilst on a trip to Manchester. We were seated in on of the booths to the side of the restaurant which was lovely. Our waiter, Edward, was very knowledgeable of the menu/wine lists and made us feel really welcome which was lovely. I also managed to spill a mojito over the table and floor, this was... More

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Manchester, UK
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We recently ate in Australasia for the 2nd time. The first time was not long after it opened and we popped in purely on 'spec' before it became much busier and you needed to book. That first time we had really good food but we were in a bit of a hurry and so didn't think too much about it.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We booked a 17:00 sitting for a Friday afternoon. An accident on the motorway delayed us so we phoned at 16:40 to say we would be late and were told "thanks for the call, see you soon". We parked at 17:15 and arrived just after 17:30 (restaurant is difficult to find) to be informed by the receptionist that they had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A great fine dinning food experience with a lively bar area with cocktails. One of the best restaurants in Manchester and perfect for any special night out, easier access to Manchester City centre.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

both the wife and i had a great night. The service was great and all the waiting staff were just on the right side of attentive. However, I felt the least memorable part of the evening was the food. It was just not memorable and when you pay over £100(1 glass of wine as i was driving) it should be... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Its good but there are much better places in Manchester and its overpriced. Decent selection of overpriced drinks and the clientele seems to be a bit too poseurish for my liking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Unique place to eat & drink in Manchester. Love the variety of the menu, it never gets tired. Good cocktails also. My only criticism is the steak is not always as good as I expect but on the whole this is a minor criticism of an otherwise fantastic place I really like. Lovely decor & staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to eat here by a local friend. The outside appearance of the restaurant was very impressive. Down in the restaurant the effect was stunning - every decor detail thought out. We were given a private dining booth to eat in, and this was very intimate and comfortable. The menu was innovative, and the waitress very helpful in... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning restaurant in the heart of the city. The entrance is not dissimilar to the Louvre in Paris, this is a subterranean restaurant with stunning white walls/floors, bleached wood and lantern/candle light décor, very modern and fresh whilst still being cosy. I tried the salt and pepper beef skewers, the belly pork and pineapple curry and the hot chocolate soufflé... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

At last we have found a decent restaurant in Manchester! Booked online, which was seamless. Got a side booth, which are great (recommended). The decor is great. Complex menu; over complicated to the extent the staff routinely need to explain it. Personally, I'd simplify it - but it is what it is. Great for those that love sushi and fish.... More

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