Hispi is, quite simply, a great bistro. Fifth in a small chain of restaurants conceived by Gary Usher, the concept started with Sticky Walnut in Chester, a neighbourhood operation which made its name off great basics like creme brulee, quaffable wine served in beakers, and excellent quality produce.
Little has changed over several successful crowdfunding campaigns. The menu could include beer-battered salt pickles with parsley and tarragon mayo, roasted butternut squash and goats curd linguine with ‘sticky walnuts’, featherblade beef with truffle and parmesan chips, homemade Eccles cake with whipped cream, or perfectly pulled off custard tart.
Expect chunky British food, with fresh ingredients and tasty results. Space-wise, spartan yet comfortable seating place the focus firmly on food. And drink. Choose from four bespoke brews created by Manchester’s Blackjack brewery, fashionable orange wines, Turkish varietals and more. Premier Cru Vallet Frères Beaune is a favourite at the top end.
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