GRAND PACIFIC – SPRING GARDENS – MANCHESTER *

THE GRAND PACIFIC, MANCHESTER RESTAURANTS, NEW RESTAURANTS IN MANCHESTER, SPRING GARDENS, KING STREET, COLONIAL, SOUTH EAST ASIA

Since the last time we visited Grand Pacific at their launch party, we knew we wanted to come back and try more from their enticing menu. You can check out the previous post here. Luckily on my bloggerversary I was invited back to try some more of the Far Eastern delights.  Upon arrival we were greeted by the host downstairs who walked us up and through the bar to our table. Its a busy Friday evening and the bar is lively with people having after work drinks, ready to take on the town. There was a nice buzz to the venue, we knew we were in for an enjoyable evening. Once again I did feel the music a little loud for an intimate meal, however this is a place that merges the best of both worlds. 

We opted for two different items for each course to share as everything looked amazing. I am also a HUGE fan of plate swapping, mainly because I am greedy, but secondly because I hate food envy. There are so many flavours within this delicious menu it was so hard to make a choice. 

Asparagus With Crispy Egg and Yuzu Hollandaise  ★★★★★

We absolutely love eggs Benedict and knew instantly we had to try. The egg was perfectly cooked and somewhat different with a crispy sesame shell. The asparagus was al dente – perfectly cooked (just how I like it). The hollandaise sauce paired beautifully with the nutty texture and taste of the sesame crispy egg.

THE GRAND PACIFIC, MANCHESTER RESTAURANTS, NEW RESTAURANTS IN MANCHESTER, SPRING GARDENS, KING STREET, COLONIAL, SOUTH EAST ASIA

Crab, Vermicelli & Pineapple Salad ★★★★★

I for one am a huge fan of fresh crab, and this did not disappoint.  The salad was so light and refreshing, the crab was soft and moist. The sweet pineapple, apple and coriander compliments the kick of the chill and radish.

Sesame Crusted Tuna ★★★★★

This was perfectly well-seasoned and cooked. Tuna steak for me HAS to be served seared, super rare in the middle. It was absolutely gorgeous. It was served with a side of crunchy vegetables and lovely butternut squash and miso puree. Perfection! I personally would have loved to have seen it with a fresh crisp salad rather than warmed sides, but that is my personal preference and it was still delicious even so.

Beef Tsukemen ★★★★★

The beef was cooked very well. The sides complimented the dish well, a mixture of bok choi, noodles, egg and mushrooms. Although sauce too faulty? for me would have been better if I poured on myself.

Butter Lead Salad ★★★★★

We opted for a side salad as we just wanted to try everything on the menu, so went all out. It was as amazing as last time, and it didn’t disappoint. The fresh crispy salad with shredded crispy duck skin. Nom!

Chocolate Fondant ★★★★★

I am a huge chocolate fan, and as soon as I saw this on the menu I knew I had to try it. It was melt in the mouth and chewy in the middle – the fondant was cooked to perfection. The honeycomb, vanilla icecream and salted caramel sauce added a perfect mixture of textures – crunchy, sweet, warm and cold. Nicely decorated with edible flowers, always a cute touch. Lovely sweet to finish off the amazing dinner.

Mango Mousse with Coconut Panna Cotta ★★★★★

I was so full after all the delicious food and wine that I wanted to opt for something light and not too heavy. The panna cotta was refreshingly light and extremely tasty, with a good wobble. The mango and coconut flavours came through well. And sesame Tuille adding the perfect crisp/crunch to the soft and creamy panna cota. Perfect dessert for the end of a three course meal

Wine/drinks: We opted for a bottle of Pinot Grigio (our favourite). Served from a champagne ice bucket – regularly topped up by staff so we didn’t have to. Bottled water was also provided. Next time we will have to try the cocktails!

The staff were extremely attentive, we weren’t left without wine or food all evening. Would I revisit? Hell, yes. Everyone was super friendly we chatted to the manager, waitress and bouncers.

The environment is always fab and really chilled. We even ended up chatting to the table next to us to compare food ☺.  What I love about living ventures is that all of their brands are completely different, no two are the same and each comes with a different experience and food.

You can head over and book a table here.

What is your favourite type of restaurant?

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24 thoughts on “GRAND PACIFIC – SPRING GARDENS – MANCHESTER *

  1. Omg I’m salivating reading this. It all looks and sounds amazing.

    1. Lolamia

      The tastiest of spots! x

  2. Wow you’ve made my mouth water! I’ll have to go when I’m down in Manchester. Everything looked and sounded delicious, especially the mango mousse and coconut panna cotta! Xx

    1. Lolamia

      Yes you must! Please let me know if you go! x

  3. This all looks so good!!! What a lovely read! I’m not a very adventurous eater but this has made my mouth water!

    1. Lolamia

      You should step out your zone a mouth full of delights awaits you! x

  4. Wow what a meal, far too much for me. But I’m a chocoholic too so the fondant has me drooling at the thought!!!

    1. Lolamia

      Hahaha never too much food for me! Yes it was delicious! x

  5. This all looks delicious, now I have food envy! I love Japanese or Italian restaurants the most, currently don’t have a favourite though x

    1. Lolamia

      Hahaha I could literally eat there every day! I am a fan of Japanese x

  6. This all looks absolutely incredible! My mouth is watering and everything especially over the beef tsukumen it looks and sounds heavenly. Side note, I also love the chair in the background of the first photo haha x

    1. Lolamia

      It is an amazing restaurant with a delicious menu! And the decor is incredible x

  7. Ahh that looks incredible!

    Hope you had a lovely time!

    Love, Ysabelle xx

    http://www.thegrahamsmiths.com

    1. Lolamia

      It was so delicious. You should try it sometime! x

  8. Meg

    I love chocolate fondants and all of the other food looks so healthy and tasty! I’ve always hated the smell of tuna so that has put me off ever trying it but there’s still a part of me that wants to! Do you like the smell? Also, does crab taste exactly the same as crabsticks? Never had it as a proper meal ahaha! My favourite type of restaurant is all-you-can-eat chinese buffets! No shame 😉

    Meg x | the-writeblog.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Lolamia

      Chocolate fondants are like heaven! With fresh tuna there is not a smell like canned – you should try it is delicious! I have not tried crabsticks, however crab is delightful :). Ooo they are good – I like the world food ones 😉

  9. wow, they look yummy im hungry now. good review on the foods xx

    1. Lolamia

      I was truly delicious, I highly recommend a trip there! x

  10. Well i’ll be dragging my gal pals to this gem of a place. I NEED to try that tuna dish and the chocolate fondant… and the cocktails haha

    1. Lolamia

      It is delicious! You have to let me know what you think of it! x

  11. Oooh this place looks super cute! My favourite place to eat is probably an Indian.

    Shona Marie xo

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yes I do love a good Indian!!

  12. Wow! you have made me so hungry reading this, the salad and desserts sound amazing! I have never been to anything like this, I can’t do formal very well. You have made me want to try it though, the food just looks too good to miss!xo

    1. Lolamia

      All of the food is just stunning! Oh dining out is one of my favourite things 😀 you must head out! x

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