The Northern Quarter (TNQ) Restaurant in located on the north-west side of the Northern Quarter, Manchester City Centre. It is about a 5 minute walk from Manchester Cathedral and Victoria Train Station and about a 15 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly.
The immediate area around TNQ has been redeveloped in recent years, giving it a very trendy, casual and liberal environment to enjoy yourself.
It is a medium sized place to eat with about 50 covers, all tables are set out in a contemporary style and the bar is fully stocked with a great selection of top brands in beer, wines and spirits.
We were given a very warm welcome, as TNQ has very big bay windows around two sides of the restaurant, this added to our experience. TNQ have an a-la-carte menu, together with a daily special selection, i went with the the a la carte as the portions are much better, as a result, i ordered the following:
- Suckling Pig Pate
- Spiced Apple crumble
Without wanting to be too critical the food was outstanding, my only critique was with the pate which was a little dry, however, nothing to complain about. The lamb was cook to perfection and was incredible. While i am not a person for puddings, having a hot pudding on the menu was a must for me. Again, the spiced apple crumble was an absolute delight, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was adorable.
I ended the meal with a pot of earl grey tea, this was served in a very contemporary way with a very high quality tea. During the meal, i opted for a galss of wine, it must be fair to say TNQ have an excellent choice of wines, by the bottle or by the glass, while the wine is not cheap, i would suggest the restuarant have spect a long time getting an excellent aray of wine to complement an excellent menu, I am sure if you visit you will not be disappointed.
TNQ is not inexpensive, however, i did not regret what we spent, it was worth every penny, one of the best meals i have had in a long time, an excellent place to go for a special occasion without the formality of having to dress up.
Finally, a thank you to the waiter who looked after us, very attentive with a great smile, nothing was to much trouble.
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