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“Definitely need to visit!”
Review of Australasia

Australasia
Ranked #41 of 2,371 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, European, Australian, Fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Visited Australasia as part of a romantic weekend in Manchester. Table booked for 10pm which we originally thought was quite late but once we'd had drinks etc. it worked out perfectly.
Nice surprise when we arrived to find that it was actually under ground, lovely bar area for pre drinks which a DJ set playing music throughout the night. Lovely being able to see into the kitchen to see the food being prepared.
Amazing service from our waiter James who looked after us excellently and answered any questions that we had.
We couldn't decide whether to have the tapas or normal meal style. We were recommended to chose about 6/7 dishes for the 2 of us on the tapas menus but being only able to pick 3, we chose those 3 for starters and then both got a steak for our main course, so this was very accommodating for us.
If I was to go again i would definitely look to try and book a booth as they looked very comfy, stylish and private.
Although pricey, was worth every penny and definitely recommend visiting!

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1  Thank Dominique C
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Another fantastic evening spent with friends in Australasia, food we all went for the tapas style dishes picking 3 dishes each, this was great if you don't mind sharing !!!!. Defiantly recommend Australasia it just has that buzz

Thank Cerbra
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We booked here for my friends birthday as have heard countless good reviews of it. Initially I was concerned that it would be too 'fishy' but upon looking through the menu there was such a great choice of both meats and fish. After a round of cocktails which were very good, we went 'local' and had a variety of dishes shared between us in a tapas style way. My favourite was the Teriyaki beef with soy - absolutely beautiful! Of course with the main being so scrummy we had to squeeze in desert so we ordered the Chocolate Souffle...which didn't disappoint. A great restaurant with very helpful staff, all in all a great experience.

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Thank Harm2804
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is quite a pricey place to eat...and worth every penny.
It's an unusual setting (accessed by a random glass entrance that looks like it's just sprung up at ground level)...it's like walking into a very stylish cavern and has real appeal with it's soft lighting and comfortable layout and seating....creating buckets of ambiance. The cocktail list is fun and frivolous and the food is exceptional. The service is superb and the good humoured staff are more than happy to spend time describing the dishes, or have a general chit chat about your visit to Manchester. If you're looking for a relaxed, and special experience - this is the place to choose.

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Thank lafinca66
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've been to this venue on many occasions for drinks with friends, but eaten here twice on two different kinds of occasion.

One was with family on a sunday evening, to celebrate a special occasion where I ordered the monkfish, which was delicious. We ordered a dessert which came out at different times, and to compensate the manager removed them from the bill. A nice, professional touch.

The other occasion I came here with a few friends and shared some of the small plates. All of them where very tasty and left us wanting more.

This place really is quite special in terms of food and is a good place to go for a special occasion, to take people from out of town to impress, or to just go for a late night feast (last food orders are around 10pm)

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1  Thank Ben K
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