On the top floors of Hotel Gotham you’ll find their Honey Restaurant and Club Brass – a classy affair with delicious plates and stunning cocktails with views of the city that will leave you feeling on top of the world. I visited The Honey Restaurant during my stay at Hotel Gotham earlier on in the year and it was just too good to keep to myself. So if you’re looking for an opulent dinner date in Manchester then Honey needs to be at the top of your list.
Because we were staying at Hotel Gotham we had access to Club Brass their member’s only cocktail bar on the rooftops. With leather sofas and a team of mixologists who know their stuff it’s definitely the way to relax before your evening meal. Cocktails are pricey – think London level – but they’re well mixed and served in beautifully decedent retro glassware.
A step out onto the balcony sees views of the city, more sofas and blankets to take out to keep you cosy all evening long. We timed our visit just right with the sunset happening in front of our eyes across the skyline and it was absolutely beautiful. It’s such a shame you can’t visit club brass unless you’re a member or a hotel guest as it would make the perfect pre-dinner spot but the exclusivity keeps it at just the right occupancy for a comfortable cocktail experience.
Hotel Gotham’s Honey Restaurant is very sleek indeed with long tables, city views and quirky interiors. A brasserie style menu, balanced wine list and elegant dishes make it the perfect date night spot. We’d already looked at the menus in our room so we knew exactly what we were ordering and couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
The Ballotine of Goat’s Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Beets and Pomegranates (£7.50) tasted beautiful. Moussey goats cheese with the fiery pecan and beetroot flavours made for a wonderfully elegant starter. I chose the Chicken Broth with Vegetables and a Torn Egg (£5.95) which was a little on the boring side although I’m not completely sure what I was expecting. It was lacking a little flavour for me but I put that down to my poor choice rather than the chef!
For mains we both went for Steak, Sirloin at £24.95 with Red Onion, Plum Tomatoes and Oyster Mushroom with Peppercorn and Brandy Cream on the side. We couldn’t have steak without fries so we ordered some Skinny Fries (£2.95) and Spring Vegetables (£4.50) with Basil and Lemon Oil which kept us nice and satisfied. The steaks were perfectly cooked and full of flavour – well worth the price tag and washed down with a lovely Argentinian Malbec.
Dessert was incredibly fun at Honey! The Baked Chocolate Soup (£7.95) although a little dubious looking in the bowl was amazing with a side of trackelments – Ice Cream, Butterscotch, Honeycomb, Peanut Brittle and more – to dip in and get sticky with! For me it was the Manchester Tart Brulee (£6.95) which was beautiful to look at and to eat. This is a dessert you need to experience and I’d come back to Honey again just for this course.
Our bill was a big one with white, red and dessert wines but it was worth every single penny. Honey Restaurant at Hotel Gotham is effortlessly cool and we had a fantastic night – we’ll definitely be back.
Take a look at the full menu and book a table at Honey Restaurant on the Hotel Gotham website.
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