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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Review | Rosylee

Since moving to Manchester, I've had more time to explore new venues from restaurants to bars and everything else in between. For those who haven't heard of Rosylee, it's a restaurant and lounge bar situated in the city's famous Northern Quarter on Stevenson Square. Those who frequent the nightlife here may know of GBA and Hula (this place is literally above the Tikki Bar).

From the outside you may miss it but once inside you're transported to another realm. Lined with mirrors and marbled tables, I hate to be an Instagram cliche, but it's a photographer's dream. Although the venue is set and sold as a English tearoom/cuisine, it to me has a distinct French feel about it, what with the glass paneled doors and white tiling, not forgetting the ceiling being adorned with greenery and the pillars draped in subtle fairy lights. 

During the day it's the sort of place you'd take your folks if they were in town and you wanted somewhere that looks and tastes nice to show off your hometown. At night, it's a lovely romantic setting for you and your partner, especially with the twinkling lights to set the scene - you'll forget you're in the city centre. 

As for food there's a good range of options. I'm yet to try breakfast or Afternoon Tea but they offer both as well as their main menu which features all of your expected English classics. For lighter options they offer sandwiches and salads and as for mains there's Fish and Chips, Bubble and Squeak and Toad In The Hole amongst others. They also have lots of dishes on offer from their Inka grill including your usual steaks - I'm a big steak fan so hopefully will be back to try one of these soon.

As for recommendations, it would have to be the Fish and Chips, not only for it's delicious taste but fantastic portion size. Every person who I know that's been raves about the chips you get and I wholeheartedly agree - order something with chips, or if not, get them as a side, because they alone are great. 

Price wise, it's very reasonable for city centre dining with sandwiches from £6 and mains averaging around the £10 mark.

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