Nobu, OXO Tower, Claridges - I'm going to make a bold statement and say it - They have NOTHING on Rosso's. Rosso's over the other three any day.
Myself and another one of the girls had booked ourselves a table after spending the afternoon at Old Trafford and then shopping. Upon arrival at the restaurant, although it was busy, we were shown to our table instantly!
Waiters could have been a tad bit more attentive, however the restaurant was so busy you'd have to cut them some slack. We started off with garlic and butter prawns....nothing short of AMAZING! KING prawns that were the size of KINGS and not PRINCES! I then opted for the duck and sweet potatoes.....Heaven on Earth. Duck cooked PERFECTLY and full of flavour. Absolutely NO room for dessert by this point - the portions were so generous!
As some have said, you do feel slightly cramped in here...tables less than arms length away from each other. Also, there is an air of snobbery (should that be a word) looming in the restaurant. Wannabe wags, upper class business men - or maybe that's just those who sat next to us. Not particularly friendly.
Before the end of the meal we realised Rio Ferdinand himself was sitting a few seats away from us. Not wanting to disturb him until AFTER he'd had his meal, we decided to wait in the bar....here I discovered the drink of life - PORNSTAR MARTINI! I've been to many bars since, and have never experienced a pornstar martini as delicious as that served in Rosso. I'd highly recommend. Along the wall in the bar is some sort of 'hall of fame'. Pictures of celebrities attending/leaving the restaurant. Gives one something to do whilst sipping away in the bar.
Waited for an hour or so in the bar and finally got to meet Mr.Ferdinand. Very welcoming and took pictures with many diners....Harry Styles popped along too!!
Bar staff - friendly, quick to serve, made amazing cocktails.
All in all, an amazing night out here. I'm currently attempting to persuade the boyfriend to take me to Manchester for the weekend - all so we can eat at Rosso's.
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