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“Deserves all its awards”
Review of Grenache Restaurant - CLOSED

Grenache Restaurant
Price range: $23 - $32
Cuisines: French, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Grenache has been open for 5 years, One under the new management of Mike & Karen. Grenache is an intimate 34 cover restaurant in the suburbs of Salford and proud! We were awarded with 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence in March 2014 and a further recommendation for excellence in the Michelin Guide in 2015. We beat off stiff competition to win The Good Food Guide's Best North West Restaurant Award in 2013. Not only do we serve fantastic food but we also pride ourselves on our level of service. We offer an Early Market Menu, available all evening, Wednesday & Thursday, and until 6.00Pm on Fridays and Saturdays. We also offer a 'blind' tasting menu which is excellent value for seven courses at only £49.50 Per head.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have dined here on several special occasions and it has become a firm family favourite. Not only has the food always been superb but one feels welcomed like guests in Husseins own home.

My brother recently visited on a trip over from Sydney, Australia, and commented that the scallops were the best that he had eaten anywhere in the world. I tasted them on my last visit and he was not wrong.

You can expect a beautiful combination of fresh food and flavours with the addition of some delightfully thoughtful 'tasters' between courses. My only complaint is that he wouldn’t give me the recipe for his delicious kumquat chutney!

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Thank paul s
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Visiting the area to attend a concert at Manchester Arena we read the reviews on trip adviser for Grenache and were not disappointed. We phoned ahead to enquire whether they were able to accomodate us as it was very short notice. Lyndsey was very friendly and extemely helpful, she said it would be a rush but they were more than happy to help us. They asked us how we would be getting to Manchester and they even offerred to arrange the taxi for us.

On arriving the owner Huss and Lyndsey were there ready to greet us. The atmosphere was very friendly and there was a lot of humerous banter going on between our party and the host.

We ordered our food 2 steaks and 2 chicken dishes. I asked for my steak to be cremated to which Huss replied "'No you will have it medium to well and you will enjoy it" He was right my steak was mouth watering.

The staff were very attentive bringing us extra foods between courses - focaccia bread while we selected from the menu and a lemon dish to cleanse the palatte before desert. All courses were very tasty and of high quality. We did put Huss and his team under a lot of pressure but they rose to the challenge of getting us fed before our taxi arrived but at the same time making it an enjoyable evening with fun and laughter for which we thank you Huss. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant.

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Thank ashleypaul
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GrenacheRestaurant, Manager at Grenache Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Hi Ashley

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit. We remember you well and really hope that you had a great time at the MEN after your visit to Grenache. Hopefully, you will think of us again, next time you are in the area.

PS and Huss really hopes you are ordering Medium Well every time you dine anywhere from now on!!!
Lindsey.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

I have been there several times and the owners Huss and lyndsey always give a warm welcome with great food and service! I would eat there every week if I could it's so good after one visit my sister held her 50th party there

Thank capnmorganalan
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GrenacheRestaurant, Manager at Grenache Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Thanks for your kind words Capnmorgan, ill pass them on to the staff.
Hope to see you soon.
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We dined here yesterday in a party of 8, the restaurant is a smaller more intimate venue with a very nice menu indeed, the food was excellent, faultless in fact. They was little extras that made it special, little touches like small tasters between courses, the price for the 8 of us including drinks and 3 courses was £240, I personally was happy with the bill, not bad for a classy meal.

Would I return?

In a heartbeat.

Need to reserve a table in advance though as I say it's limited in space, but a personal touch is given.

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Thank MostHonestMan
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GrenacheRestaurant, Manager at Grenache Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Hi SteveMartin1

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for pointing out all the little free extras that sometimes people seem to forget that we provide.
We remember your table and am glad that you enjoyed your visit to us.

Hopefully, not too many heartbeats before we see you again?
Lindsey.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

We were staying in Walkden to attend a concert at the Manchester Arena. We consulted Trip Advisor to find somewhere to eat and The Grenache, in walking distance, looked like the perfect spot. We phoned in advance telling them we had only a short time slot to dine, catch a taxi and get into the city in time. The staff could not have been more accommodating. They were expecting us as we walked through the door at 5.30pm. There were two menus - the a la carte and a two or three course "Decadence Menu". We opted for the latter. Tasty home made focaccia bread with lots of sea salt tickled our taste buds whilst we looked at the menu. Two of us opted for steak and two had chicken. We were all delighted with our choices. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the chicken, likewise, was moist and succulent. We chose the Creme Brulee and the Apple Crumble topped with roasted horse-chestnuts for pudding. Again, there were lots of appreciative comments buzzing around the table about the food.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is fun and upbeat. The staff we met were attentive, welcoming and enthusiastic. They had a great sense of humour but their main focus was on making sure we enjoyed our dining experience - which we did! Having put the host under a certain amount of pressure to get us out at a fixed time, he managed our evening for us. He made sure the food was prepared in time with sufficient pauses between courses which made us feel it was not rushed. As we put our spoons down after the desert course, he announced that our taxi was waiting for us! Excellent service, attentive staff and an overall great dining experience.

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