I have been raving about this place since I returned from Manchester.
Not being a fish eater I was a little dubious about the menu but I nnedn't have worried - I had plenty of choice.
The decor of the restaurant is white and cream with a popular bar towards the front and the kitchen at the back - the kitchen has a glass wall so you can watch the chefs at work. We dined around 8pm on a Saturday night and the place was busy but not as you would notice, the waiting staff were very efficent but discrete. The service was also discrete and stiff in any respect - our server was dressed in a nice shirt, jeans and converse with a white apron and this relaxed (but not lazy) attitude permeates the whole establishment.
The menu is good and varies - I opted for the Vegetable Tempura and the Chicken stuffed with mushroom and truffle - both were excellent. My partner opted for the Duck and upon trying his dish I was instantly jealous that i had not ordered it - it was simply superb.
The dessert was worth the 20 miute wait as the Chocolate Souffle was perfect - beneath a hard crust was a sticky, gooey choclate mess that was heaven.
The wine list is on an Ipad - I like this idea in principle and would only suggest that there could be a 'top ten' selling wines to guide a less discerning palate.
There are a lot of nice, clever touches about Australasia, such as the first page of the menu being upside down and a small 'art installation' featuring a bowl of water, two goldfish and a kitchen knife entitled ''Committing Sushi'.
Would I return when I am again in Manchester? You betcha!