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Australasia

Certificate of Excellence
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European, Asian, Fusion, Australian
As featured in Best Food in Manchester
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1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
+44 161 831 0288
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12:00 pm - 12:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions

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  • 1025
    Excellent
  • 411
    Very good
  • 138
    Average
  • 77
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
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
Ah-mazing cocktails!

Possibly the best cocktails I've had anywhere! We shared 6 cocktails between the both of us and they were soooo good! I love the fact that they don't taste too alcoholic yet strong enough to make you tipsy. And the menu is great - you get to see pictures of them on an iPad! Great interior design... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Crystalxu
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My husband had been here before with work and I've said a number of times I'd like to try it. I mean a lot of people put so much hype on this place it must be fantastic. First impressions inside were excellent, I loved the decor. We got a drink at the bar before going to our table, I had... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Possibly the best cocktails I've had anywhere! We shared 6 cocktails between the both of us and they were soooo good! I love the fact that they don't taste too alcoholic yet strong enough to make you tipsy. And the menu is great - you get to see pictures of them on an iPad! Great interior design but the service... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We like to splash out once per month on a really expensive restaurant with close friends, Australasia has by far jumped to the top of my favorite restaurant list! My only complaint was that the bar is sooooo busy, there is no where to sit or stand with your drink whilst you wait for your table. Once seated at your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was good however service a little disappointing, waiter spilt soy sauce all over my partners £90 ted baker white shirt. Complained to staff got offered a free drink however £5 does not compensate. Stain has not come out after being in the wash so avoid wearing white!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's rare up north to find a restaurant that has clearly be styled to perfection and has paid as much if not more attention to detail on its menu. Presented with an iPad for the wine selection taking you across continents to select your favoured tipple, or consulting the extremely well versed waiter we embarked on an un-rushed and beautiful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have now visited this restaurant twice, the last being a few years back. Being here on holiday I booked in advance, and this was our 'special treat' to celebrate my daughters 12th birthday - who absolutely adores sushi. The meals were not what you would expect from a 5* restaurant, the portion sizes were small, rice was stuck together... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Enter the restaurant via the glass door and descend into the restaurant where you will be greeted by the beautiful people at the desk. The atmosphere was very good and although we were dining at 17:30 the restaurant filled up very soon. The service was excellent, our waiter Jimmy was particularly helpful. We ordered 7 of the smaller plates to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Table for three. This was my birthday celebration, my partner had not been before but my daughter and myself had so we knew what to expect. Service excellent and the food was gorgeous. Could not fault it. My partner thought it was a little overpriced £180.00 for lunch, but he enjoyed it. cocktails were wonderful and a lovely place to... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wonderful destination with food and drink matched by the serve of the staff I've been serval times for business and social and have enjoyed each visit And on several occasions allowing the staff to choose the food from there favourites

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Had lunch at Australasia, the food was nice especially the miso glazed cod and oysters. However I think the sushi and sashimi was more about the decoration than anything, it wasn't that fresh and the slices were too thin. You just pay for the big block of ice it sits on really. If you want to come for sushi, you... 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 - 114
  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Fusion, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions

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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Leeds, United Kingdom

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