Australasia is a perfect antidote to stuffy fine dining attitudes and it’s not bound by tradition.
Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavour with strong European foundations, a blend of Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences. Its strong ties with China and Japan have also helped determine the style of cooking, particularly the Japanese desire for perfection.
Australasia launch a new lunch with 2 courses starting from £11. The menu includes red fish curry, tempura, salads and teriyaki beef.
Professional, comfortable, embracing and friendly, The Alchemist is where good food and drink meets excellent service in a great environment; not to mention its cocktail menu which is to die for! The Alchemist provides the perfect venue for lunch, post-work drinks and dinner.
The Oast House offers the most exciting, exclusive and cosmopolitan range of ales and beers in the north west along with some of the world's finest wines and champagnes. The bohemian food offering consists of locally sourced produce from an interesting and intriguing deli counter, coupled with hot smoked food, straight off the barbeque.
The convenient new Waitrose store at Spinningfields has opened its doors offering a brand new blend of freshness and convenience.
At breakfast time they have buttery hot croissants straight from the oven. For lunch you can choose from their range of healthy and delicious salads, tasty sushi or tempting sandwiches. And in the afternoon, why not give in to cake ... perfect with their tea or freshly-ground coffee to take away. When it comes to your evening meal you’ll find everything you need to rustle up something delicious. Or, if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can take your pick from their selection of quality prepared dishes.
Bagel Nash offer a healthy eating concept with a mouth-watering selection of fresh bagels as well as deli salads, paninis, wraps, smoothies and fair trade coffees that will guarantee to keep you coming back for more. A pre-order or delivery service is offered within a half mile radius of the store so you never have to miss out on a fabulous lunch.
Carluccio's is the authentic Italian caffe, restaurant and foodshop. This is the place for people who love food, a fresh taste of Italy's best, a feast. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, delicious dinners and sumptuous suppers.
EAT make sandwiches, salads and soups everyday in their own kitchen and bake baguettes, pies and pattisserie every morning using good, fresh, seasonal ingredients. Porridge and Hot Bacon Butties are served for Breakfast and Hot Toasted Sandwiches for lunch. A different Simple and Bold Soup and a wheat-free sandwich are available everyday, along with a vegetarian sandwich and 3 British pies every week. EAT is a British family-owned company dedicated to quality food.
Giraffe is a friendly, welcoming place where a smile goes a long way. Choose from their global menu; everything from massive burgers, healthy salads, spicy enchiladas, curries and much more. All served by friendly staff to the cool sounds of world music in a relaxed environment.
Where once the traditional burger was seen purely as a fast food option, gourmet burgers have knocked tradition on the head. Gourmet Burger Kitchen has created a nutrious sophisticated product using the best and freshest ingredients available. The GBK premises reflect the simplicity of the operation. The decor is clean, crisp and fresh. The kitchen is clearly visible - watch while you wait, see what you eat, enjoy the creation.
Greggs offers a wide range of bakery food, including freshly baked savouries and sandwiches handmade in the shop everyday, delicious muffins and tempting cupcakes. There are a wide range of hot drinks including soup and freshly ground coffee.
The breakfast range is now available every Monday to Friday from 7am. There's a choice from fresh croissants, pains au chocolat and porridge, as well as bacon or sausage sandwich options too!
Hey Little Cupcake is a small, trendy cupcake boutique. With its bright, retro interior you can dine inside and indulge on sweet treats and carefully selected hot and cold drinks. Using the finest ingredients including free range eggs and fair trade cocoa to create a signature collection of cupcakes all inspired by the cake-tress's passion for travel, you are sure to find a cake and topping to tantalise your taste buds.
Leftbank Cafe at the wonderfully refurbished and re-developed People's History Museum champions locally sourced produce and classic British cuisine. Their menu includes, amongst others, a breakfast offering consisting of a hot drink and choice of toasted breakfast sandwiches or perhaps porridge ... even still, why not try their smoked salmon and eggs. Lunches can be bought from the 'grab and go' fridge or eaten in with the menu including traditional British classics such as Lancashire Hot Pot and Omelette Arnold Bennett. During the evening you can stop by for a glass of wine and a meal enjoyed on their relaxing waterside balcony terrace.
Nando's is famous for its flame-grilled PERI-PERI chicken. Nandos offers a unique dining experience and take-away service.
Pret's delicious sandwiches and salads are handmade every day (no factory or 'use by' dates). Avoiding obscure additives and preservatives, they rely on the best raw ingredients which are delivered before dawn. Others try to copy them, but they just don't get it. Pret is unique.
Southern Eleven offers a "new style" American BBQ experience. Maintaining authenticity at its heart, traditional home-style favourites from the eleven southern states are reinvented with a contemporary twist, brought to the table with the use of genuine cooking techniques. Oklahoman wood smokers slow cook and infuse the freshest, locally sourced ingredients with a succulent, hickory flavour, while an intimate and stylish dining scene provides the perfect backdrop for sampling the menu.
The Slug and Lettuce has opened here at Left Bank, Spinningfields offering amazing deals including, Happy Mondays with half price food every Monday. 2-4-1 Cocktails all day every day and Wine Wednesdays.
Things are a little different at this Asian inspired noodle restaurant. Key to wagamama's menu is Ramen - Chinese-styled thread noodles served in soups with toppings or griddle cooked (teppan fried) meat. Other signature dishes include rice based options as well as salads and desserts. wagamama also offers a children's menu with high chairs, kids chopsticks and colouring books adding to their visit.
WHSmith the UK's number one newsagent, stationer and bookseller is in the heart of Spinningfields, stocking all newspaper and magazine requirements, a fantastic range of greeting cards plus the latest bestselling books. The store also stocks a wide range of crisps, drinks, snacks and sandwiches including Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Adam and Samuel Kay opened up its first Zizzi several years ago and it was an instany success. Although they have grown rapidly over the years, their focus remains constant; to serve freshly prepared quality food in a stylish and comfortable surroundings with friendly staff and efficient service. Now with over 180 pizza and pasta restaurants across the UK their success speaks for itself. The menu offers great dishes for all ages and is a great place to bring the whole family.