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Australasia

1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England (Manchester City Centre)
0161 831 0288
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Ranked #29 of 1,617 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $82
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
Description: "A stylish but laid back slice of modern Australian life......down-under in Manchester"A menu of Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, an exotic blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Australia's strong ties with Japan also help determine taste and style.The bar boasts a unique list of expertly crafted, exclusive cocktails alongside all the classics and a wine list of impressive proportions. Service from the friendly and knowledgeable staff runs into the early hours against an eclectic backdrop of music created nightly by resident and guest DJs.
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English first
Aussie in UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

After finding the glass stairway cover we entered a beautiful restaurant. As two couples we eventually decided on one main course and eleven tapas plates. The venue was extremely good and the food was awesome. Now need to go again just to try some of the other amazing food on the menu.

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Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I work in Manchester and have often walked past this restaurant and wondered if it was as good as it looks from the outside. It is! My wife and her friend were out shopping and called me at work having booked a table. We shared sushimi and several small plates. All were superb. We had a mixed platter to start... More

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Manchester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I treated my boyfriend to a meal here for a his birthday, as we don't get into Manchester very often, so we booked a table for fairly early due to a football match being played at 7.45pm. We arrived at 5.45, and was seated very promptly. Our waiter came over and handed us the menu's and also the wine menu... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have been here for cocktails before and I took my fiancée here for her birthday meal with some friends. Just a great atmosphere and the food was really good too. It isn't cheep but it is great value for money and a really enjoyable place. Would highly recommend it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

2nd visit with friends. My better half & I were overly anamoured 1st time but thought we would give it another go. My initial thoughts are still the same in that the staff are convinced it's the place to be / eat that they believe they don't have to even try. Table next to us was already vacated when we... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Been twice now both times food mediocre and luke warm. Service good on 1st visit appalling on the 2nd. I did write to the Manager never heard a thing back. Wont be visiting again even though it is stunning inside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Went in for cocktails to 'toast' a business success. Really good experience, keen attention to detail and very good atmosphere The dress standard is impressive, don't get caught out.

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huddersfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Been several times for dinner , always very attentive staff and excellent food , they can even provide food from a photo on an I phone , can't better that

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We came to Australasia for my father-in-laws birthday 15/4/2014. My wife and I had been wanting to come here for some time and finally had the choice. We understood that this place was fine dining so did expect the prices we were presented with, however, we did not expect the quantity we received for the price. Each "main" is not... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've eaten here on a number of occasions, evenings and lunches, and I have never been disappointed. The food is always beautifully presented and tastes fabulous. I can't recommend one dish because I've loved everything I've eaten here. The service is friendly, helpful & courteous, the ambiance conducive to feeling really spoilt and they do a mean cocktail - I... More

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