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“Wonderful everything!”
Review of Momentum - CLOSED

Momentum
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 15, 2012

What a pleasure to have such a fantastic restaurant on our doorstep. No need to go into Manchester when the food is this good. Set in a cool, sophisticated setting with attention to detail in every aspect inside to the lovely decked area at the rear. A real sun trap! The service was prompt, couteous and efficient and the food our party chose kept up the high standards. A delightful dining experience, so good we returned for the special tapas night on the weds and were again bowled over with the quality of the food served. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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1  Thank BrenBlood
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We ate here on recommendation from friends, when we booked and viewed the menu we were impressed. We'd been told that the chef had previously been at another place where we couldn't fault the food, so that really made up our mind to eat here.

We were going for a birthday meal, the surroundings are modern , the cocktail bar area is quite cramped and noisy and not really somewhere we feel you could sit and relax to enjoy a drink, it's more like a waiting area to be honest. It is also open to non diners which took away the restaurant feel for us.

The food , despite having a well stocked menu didn't really do it for us. What we ordered was ok. But not in our opinion worth the prices they were asking. Be aware iChat vegetables come as a supplement with main meals at extra cost ! We found this unusual and a bit underwhelming.

The drinks are limited to a couple of lager beer choices, the rest are cocktails or shorts. The wine list is well stocked but again we felt pricey for the venue.

Overall ok. But not somewhere we'll recommend or visit again I'm afraid which is a pity as it's conveniently close to home for us.

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1  Thank SGManchester
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

i have been to momentum maybe a dozen times since its opened...sorry for taking so long to review you guys!!

The food is always really good, not overly complicated but really well put together with a great mix of flavours and textures. None of this foam and drizzles of this and that you find in so many restaurants these days. Its honest food and the portions are huge!

The cocktails are all made to order and watching the bar when it is busy is fantastic the staff all work so hard and have such talent and flare in making the cocktails, there are classics like the margarita but others like the big squeeze and the malibu barbie which have fruit puree in and so delicious especially in the summer !!!

The waiting staff are so pleasant i really enjoy being there nothing is ever too much trouble for them and unfortunantly im one of those people who takes an age to order and then want sauces etc i know im a pain and get eyes rolled at me everywhere else which has become the norm for me but here they smile and offer you things before you even have to askmaking me feel a whole lot less of an iritant! :-)

keep up the good work guys

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1  Thank charlie t
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We only came across Momentum after searching online for somewhere new to go and we were definitely well rewarded! We called in advance to book a table and felt very welcomed by the person on the end of the phone. It was quiet but many places are midweek and although there were only a few tables occupied, the atmosphere was still pleasant. The menu was a revelation with starters such as chilli squid taco and mackerel with pickled cucumber and an assortment of delicious sounding mains. There seemed to be some real thought behind the creation of the dishes and Momentum certainly fulfilled our appetite for something more than the usual midweek gastro pub. The rabbit main was delicious, with rabbit cooked two ways on some of the creamiest mash I have ever had. My partner enthused about the perfectly cooked seabass and we both found room for dessert. I would certainly recommend giving Momentum a try, you will be pleasantly surprised!

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1  Thank thedizzybird
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

We have been driving past Momentum since it opened and decided to give it a try. The staff were very welcoming and gave us the option of sitting in a lounge area or straight to our table. Lounge area and cocktails whilst looking through the very good menu. We both had scallops for starter. I had steak my partner had a noodle dish. Just enough time between courses. Food was FAB. Service was also good. I think Grenache at Walkden just may need to look over their shoulders at the next restaurant awards. Very good Sunday evening.

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Thank RobThornton
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