Randall & AubinBritish
The famed Soho seafood restaurant got off to a good start after opening in Manchester in the summer of 2017, however rough conditions and a lack of direction lead to rumours of closure just a year later. Sink or swim time. Luckily, Randall & Aubin’s founders, chef Ed Baines and business partner Jamie Poulton, stepped in and the ship swung back on course with renewed purpose and vigour.
Manchester has not historically taken to seafood restaurants, however, Randall’s canny combination of fresh fishy dishes, like the fried lemon sole and the dressed Dorset crab, alongside brasserie classics like rotisserie chicken and steak frites have kept punters flooding back. It’s a looker too.