Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Rosylee Tearooms, Northern Quarter, Manchester: NEW FAVE SPOT!

Tonight I finally got round to visiting the new Rosylee Tearooms in Stevenson Square and I have to say its a big thumbs up and quite possibly my new favourite place in town!

There is a hint of Parisian chic in the decor with its black and white chequerboard tiled flooring and the ambience created by the background music of jazz and swing.

As well as this there is a certain botanical influence which can be seen in both the menu design and the decor. In the main dining area there's an ivy covered ceiling, and bell jars filled with flowers and plants line the long tables bringing a bit of nature to the indoors.

The botanical inspiration feeds through into the impressive cocktail list which combines floral flavours like rose and violet, with both English and more exotic teas and hedgerow and garden fruits.

I was spoilt for choice but opted for one from the Hedgerow Slings menu, a Trellis and Briar, which was a fragrant fusion of rose, elderflower and cucumber.

On top of this espressos, vanilla Chai's and wine were consumed, before some lighter bites from the food menu including the most delicious Courgette Fritters.
We just kept on going, the menu too tempting to pass up on sampling the main courses too. 

I chose a beautifully presented take on the classic Caesar salad with Parmesan Crisp, the chicken filled with a wonderfully light Pancetta and Parsley mousse.

Everyone in our group couldn't praise the place highly enough, from the friendly service, to the decor and quality of the food and drink. Yes it was a little pricier than your average tea room but well worth it.

My only criticism was that I didn't get to sample any of the cake (!) but I'm already planning a trip back soon to indulge in the afternoon tea menu.

Here's hoping it doesn't get spoiled by the unsavoury characters that seem to be taking over our beloved Northern Quarter these days. 


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