Inside Rendition, a Modern British restaurant and bar on Deansgate in Manchester city centre.
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Rendition MCR

Modern British

“A decadent restaurant and bar in the heart of Manchester” is how Rendition describes itself, but don’t let that put you off as it also promises to champion sustainability and British produce and serve only locally sourced ingredients and seasonally inspired dishes.

The menu changes regularly, but on any given day you could enjoy Yorkshire asparagus, native oysters and Cornish crab, with Lancashire cheese putting in an appearance too, including in a traditional homity pie.

Ingredient du jour chalk stream trout, served with samphire, could feature in the mains, as could lamb rump, with peas and broad beans. Meaty dishes like 28-day dry-aged ribeye and quail with bacon jam sit alongside plenty of fresh fish. And while there’s not much to offer the vegan in your life, there are some veggie plates available, with both heirloom tomatoes and heirloom beetroots popping up, including on the set menus for lunch and the early bird evening slot.

Sweet treats could include iced strawberry parfait with caramelised white chocolate and lime, and a hot chocolate fondant, which sounds a perfect match for the indulgent feel to the place.

Hidden behind a “discreet façade” on Deansgate, step inside and Rendition is all red studded leather couches, gold mirrors and low lighting; just the place for “a distinguished selection of wines from all over the world” and “top cocktails mixed by experts”.

A sneak peek at the cocktail list reveals something called an Illegal Margarita, which includes mezcal and agave, and the Tea Party (four white spirits, lychee, apple, coconut, lemon, “boiled” with CO2), which is served in a cup and saucer, so you can pretend you’re going easy.

Find Rendition in Confidentials’ “Best things to eat in Manchester” column.

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  • Fine dining or fancy
209 Deansgate, Manchester, UK
Tel: 0161 394 1418 www.renditionmcr.com
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