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“Some of the best food ever”
Review of Australasia

Australasia
Ranked #41 of 2,295 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $97
Cuisines: Asian, European, Australian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Some of the best food ever”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great mix of Australasian/Asian cuisine. Fantastic fusion.

Go down a chilled glass staircase from the road into the chic cavern that is Australasia. Fantastic decor, extremely well thought out. Had some nice cocktails - not watered down but also obviously put together by a skilled mixologist.

The menu was so interesting - wanted to try a bit of everything. Bit of sushi, some tempura, nice meat dishes, good side dishes. Ended up getting about 6 dishes between two which was a perfect amount. The food we had was presented to a Michelin-starred standard and the taste was exquisite - a real treat for the tastebuds. Didn't even really know what I was eating, but was just so good. Atmosphere was romantic, but cosmopolitan - a gem in Manchester!

Definitely worth a visit and well priced for what it is.

  • Visited January 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Gorgeous atmosphere, delicious cocktails!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went here for a quick drink on the way back to our hotel and ended up stayed for most of the evening.

I can't comment on the food, but the bar service was top-notch. My only gripe was that the cocktail menu had names only, not detailed descriptions (fine for self-explanatory cocktails like 'Rose & Lychee Martini' or 'Smokey Old Fashioned', but 'Maid In Japan'?!) but the bar staff were happy to explain and help you to select at your table.

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Amazing food. Lovely restaurant. Cocktails very nice - although no description of what they are so can be a bit tricky to get one to taste.

Visited November 2012
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Congleton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delicious food and large portions”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Food was great - sort off Asian and Sushi fusion. Good side portions but not cheap - but great for a special occasion. Atmosphere on a Monday evening was great. There's a small bar area too.

  • Visited November 2012
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
694 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“continues to get better”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I think that this is my favourite restauturant in Manchester. there again last night and the staff, setting and food are all first-rate. The shashimi is excellent but quite expensive and from 4 meals last night again we could not fault anything. Staff are friendly and helpful and the wine list offers good options across a sensible price-range. well done.
watty

  • Visited November 2012
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