Following successful innings in London, and now also Birmingham, this Mac & Wild-owned venture is aimed squarely at the cricket fan in your life, with the option of adding some nets time (between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on your party size) alongside eats and drinks.
Styled as a “social cricket club”, the Manchester Clubhouse is Sixes’ first foray outside the capital, but, as they themselves say: “like any great day at the cricket, the game itself isn’t the only highlight…” The British BBQ-inspired menu has been put together by team Calum Mackinnon and Andy Waugh to showcase the best of seasonal British ingredients, cooked on a Robata grill in an open kitchen.
The sharing platter includes low and slow chicken wings, beef and whisky sausages, burnt end nuggets and whisky-glazed beef short rib, with bone marrow flatbread and triple-cooked chips possible sides.
There are sticky ox cheek mini buns, the beef brisket volcano signature dish, various burgers including halal chicken, and grilled prawns and British sweetcorn. There are veggie mac’n’cheese croquettes, there is house-cured salmon. There are “From The Ashes” overnight coals sweet potato with smoked almond ricotta, toasted hazelnuts, green sauce and pomegranate; there are bubble and squeak pakoras with coronation mayo and mango chutney. Both are vegan, both are gluten free.
On Sundays, there’s a roast, but only one choice: British beef; 45 day-aged Hereford ribeye, in fact, with beef fat roasties, charred honey carrots, spring greens and buttered savoy, smoked cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pud and beef gravy.
Drinks include bubbles (Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon, no less) and cocktails such as the gin- and Yorkshire Tea-based Tea Time and the Ashes Manhattan – Glenmorangie 10 whisky, cigars, vermouth, tash. The wine list includes a white from the award-winning Gloucestershire vineyard Three Choirs and there is, of course, plenty of draught beer.
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