Gusto Manchester may be the jewel in ever-expanding chain’s crown even if the food is the same everywhere from Heswall to Edinburgh. It’s a very polished affair with a definite art deco feel. This is a place that seems designed for good times and the service is slick.
Cocktails are an important part of the Gusto experience and you’ll find Italian aperitivo-style ones, speciality G&Ts, after-dinner drinks that are a pudding in themselves and some interesting signatures.
Gusto Manchester has a definite night-out vibe but it is family-friendly and does a very good Sunday lunch – especially the porchetta-style pork belly. Who says 1920s glamour is just for evenings?
On the a la carte menu, you’ll find favourites like king prawns with pickled fennel, seared tuna with romesco, and mussels with warm focaccia alongside the menu mainstays of burgers, sourdough pizzas, steaks, salads, pasta dishes and risotto.
The food at Gusto is fresh, enjoyable and undemanding. It doesn’t stand out, but it doesn’t need to. People come to Gusto Manchester for the full social experience – food is just a part of that.
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