10 Tib LaneFrench
10 Tib Lane is one of the brave new openings of summer 2021; a time when securing staff and supplies, never mind diners, is an ongoing challenge for everyone.
Using local producer Cinderwood Market Garden keeps the supply line simple here at least. Their organic produce is evident in many of the French-inspired small plates that make up the majority of the menu. Experienced chef Alex Shaw, who won awards for his work at Volta, is the man responsible for transforming the raw produce into a series of well-balanced dishes. These range from a gutsy lamb rump with saffron aioli, salty rostis, braised broad beans and cavolo nero, to a delicate vegan heritage beetroot with carrot swirls and hazelnut and sorrel pesto.
10 Tib Lane is a joint venture between Chorlton bar Henry C and the Northern Quarter’s Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun – quite a pedigree, and probably why it exudes a quiet confidence, even in its first few weeks of opening.
As you’d expect from that team, much thought has been put into the drinks list, which focuses on natural, low intervention wines and “cocktails without fuss”.
It all unfolds over three floors of exposed concrete, hanging plants, and teal blue velvet seating. We could list the restaurants that have lived and died in this spot before now but we’d prefer to focus on the present. Hopefully 10 Tib Lane will inhabit 10 Tib Lane for years to come.
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