Mooching round the cold streets of Manchester, it hits you. Hunger. Your Belly gurgles and groans. You quickly translate the message; it wants steak. Juicy, tender steak.
Now it’s just a question of where. Your brain kicks in. Manchester. Restaurant. Steak. Your Belly groans again. Now isn’t the time for messing around, Brain. We need the best steakhouses in Manchester, not any.
Settle down, Belly, we’ve got you. Here’s a list of the most fabulous steakhouses in Manchester.
184 – 186 Deansgate, Manchester
Tel : (0161) 836 6980
What does Hawksmoor and a good steak have in common? They both look amazing. This Grade II architectural building oozes style and class.
Located within the city centre, Hawksmoor offers diners a combination a vast selection of steaks that are charged by the weight. Each steak is prepared carefully, sealed to perfection and seductively served with sides of your choice. Don’t forget your stretchy pants.
This is all rounded off with a selection of sumptuous sauces; galvanising garlic butter, sizzling barbeque, that will have you reaching for a napkin. De-lish.
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27 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor
Tel: (0161) 442 6730
God himself shines approval on Brassica. Natural light floods this new build in Manchester, Heaton Moor. A striped down décor contributes to a modest and contemporary atmosphere. Concentrate hard enough and you might be able to hear the 11th commandment; Thou shalt eat amazing steak.
And this steak does seem to be blessed. It melts in your mouth and finds a place in your heart.
The newest entry on this list, Brassica prepares their dishes with love, passion and experience.
That’s probably why they’ve bagged themselves the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award.
2a St Mary’s Street, Manchester
Tel: (0161) 833 4333
Wine and steak. The dynamic duo. Totally inseparable and infinitely delectable. Gaucho has taken this to the next level with their wine-tasting extravaganza’s. Enjoy your steak with a bottle of something you can’t pronounce.
Working out of a converted Methodist church, Gaucho deliver a quirky, vibrant and infectious environment. Big believers in experiencing food, Gaucho also provide the opportunity for diners to get hands on with the preparation of their food. You can pick your cut and ride shotgun for the cooking.
Although a little more hidden than other steakhouses, Gaucho is certainly worth a visit if you’re a steak connoisseur.
Grill On The Alley
5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG
Tel (0161) 833 3465
They’ve really stripped it down to provide a rustic, modest feel. The steak, however, is anything buy modest.
It’s steak in it’s complete, raw perfection. Diners can be confident that their steak is a world beater as it has been picked ahead for a maximum of 28 days, which you can bet leads to a fuller flavour.
There you have it. The best steakhouses in Manchester. Hopefully your belly and brains have come to an agreement. If not, you’ll find more eating stimulation here.