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Australasia

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European, Asian, Fusion, Australian
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1 The Avenue | Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England
+44 161 831 0288
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Today
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/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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Visitor rating
  • 1001
    Excellent
  • 402
    Very good
  • 135
    Average
  • 75
    Poor
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
Delicious scallop sashimi

We opted to have a selection of sushi and sashimi, all of which was excellent. The stand out item however was the scallop sashimi which had the texture of butter and was melt in the mouth. Cocktails were excellent too, plenty of choice. The look of the restaurant is unusual but suiting to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jenny N
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We opted to have a selection of sushi and sashimi, all of which was excellent. The stand out item however was the scallop sashimi which had the texture of butter and was melt in the mouth. Cocktails were excellent too, plenty of choice. The look of the restaurant is unusual but suiting to the menu. Would definitely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I had been to Australasia before and had fond memories and the restaurant continues to excite as you enter even at lunch time. The descent and walk towards the kitchen is great and the bar is worth hanging out in as well. The service was very good - almost over zealous and the food is good enough but when compared... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The cocktails are great and I love the decor but the food was just ok. The drinks menu was shown on an iPad but there was problems with the WiFi we gave up looking and asked the server for a recommendation instead.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Eventually i have managed to eat at Australasia after many attempts and not getting a table when i wanted. Once you get past the 'look at me crowd', the pretentiousness and an element of falseness there is a truly stunning restaurant to behold. I take my hat off to the chefs - this was one of my best meals. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited with work colleagues on a Monday night, the restaurant was very busy, however the service was excellent and the food was of a high standard. The restaurant has a very cozy feel, dimmed lighting, soft cushions on the back seating. The staff were very attentive throughout the meal. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can't fault this bar at all have come for food and drink on many occasions and I love the rose & lychee cocktail. Would recommend to anyone for s birthday celebration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited Australasia for the 1st time last night. We had a cocktail at the bar before being shown to our table. The bar staff had made me something I had asked for which wasn't on the cocktail menu. Our waitress was called Dina I believe and her service was excellent! She recommended we share a couple of the small plates... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time and it lived up to everything I had heard about it. The food was amazing loverly fresh ingredients great presentation helpful and knowledgeble staff and a chocolate souffle to die for thankyou

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Only popped in for drinks...beautiful surroundings, professional staff, can't wait to return to sample the food. A must on anyone's list visiting the area

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A stylish modern bar restaurant accessed by a glass staircase the food is pacific rim and always delicious they have big plates and small plates food menu and sharing food , always have good food combos. The kitchen is on full view behind glass, service is first class with a good wine list (you can look up wines on the... 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 22 - 111
  • 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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5 days ago
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?