Named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in Britain for 2015-16, this stunning restaurant from celebrity chef James Martin is a real highlight of the Manchester235 Casino.
Set away from the main gaming floor on its own mezzanine level, but very much an integral part of our casino, this spectacular 170-seat restaurant offers the finest fresh, local cuisine in all of Manchester. Perfect for any occasion!
|Yorkshire Wagyu tartare||£9.95|
|Cured egg yolk, nasturtium, heritage tomatoes|
|Courgette soup (v) - served hot or chilled||£7.95|
|Basil ricotta, courgette flower, focaccia|
|Brown butter-poached hake||£9.00|
|Artichoke, tempura cockles, monk's beard|
|Thai crab risotto||£8.95|
|Lemongrass, kaffir lime, green chili|
|Tovey brulée (v)||£7.50|
|Goosebeery chutney, legumes, fennel sourdough|
|Maple-glazed smoked pork belly||£9.50|
|Charred hispi cabbage, slow-cooked hen's egg, apple|
|Beetroot tortellini (v)||£7.95|
|Burt's Blue, lovage emulsion, toasted buckwheat|
|Elderflower, pickled kohlrabi, verjus, pumpkin seeds|
|Herdwick lamb rump*||£19.95|
|Smoked Roscoff onion, boulangere potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, Lardo|
|English asparagus (v)||£17.00|
|Slow-cooked hen's egg, truffled polenta|
|Tempura mussel, bouillabaisse, saffron linguine, smoked cod roe|
|Basil gnocchi (v)||£15.50|
|Black olive, sheep's curd, Inca tomatoes|
|Wood pigeon* (may contain shot)||£18.95|
|Black pudding, artichoke, baby beets, cherry|
|Goosnargh guinea fowl||£19.00|
|Poached and roasted breast, Ribblesdale cheese, ale, new season asparagus|
|Indian-spiced sea bream||£17.95|
|Lime pickle, dressed lentils, roasted cauliflower|
|Cumbrian beef to share||£70.00|
|Roast rib of beef, braised Wagyu ox cheek, beef and marrow ragu. Served with Jersey Royals, smoked hispi cabbage and truffle jus.|
|Caramelised onion salt|
|Jersey Royal potatoes|
|Crispy smoked bacon, sour cream|
|Smoked hispi cabbage|
|Ice wine dressing|
|Buttermilk panna cotta, sugared doughnuts|
|Vanilla custard bavarois, rhubarb and hibiscus sorbet|
|Lemon and yogurt parfait||£7.00|
|Aerated white chocolate, matcha|
|White chocolate and whiskey croissant butter pudding||£7.00|
|Single malt ice cream, honeycomb|
|Slow roast peach||£7.00|
|Raspberries, lemon verbena, cremè diplomat|
|Hot sticky toffee pudding||£7.00|
|Toffee sauce, salted caramel ice cream|
|Selection of British cheeses||£8.00|
|Chutneys, homemade crackers|
|Espresso, Cappucino, Latte, Macchiato|
|Selection of teas||£2.25|
Unlike anything else Manchester has to offer, the restaurant hosts its own Meat Market: a unique walk-in fridge with the different cuts of meats featured on the menu on show to our guests.
|Cumbrian Lakeland Fells|
|Its leaner, tighter texture, slightly darker colour and unique flavour makes it so delicious you can almost taste the meadow in the meat. It is one of Britain’s most prized secrets and until recently, only known within the borders of Cumbria. It must be the clean Lakeland air.|
|Take one Wagyu bull going by the name of Black-Gold Shogun and a herd of Holstein-Friesian cows, stick them in a field in Yorkshire and then let nature take its course. Wagyu’s extensive marbling of fat that flows throughout the meat produces a tender and flavourful cut.|
|Yorkshire herb-fed chicken|
|Honey and truffle glazed chicken breast||£17.50|
|Bone marrow and black truffle||£2.00|
|Burt's Blue cheese||£2.00|
James Martin, well known and loved for his cookery shows on the BBC and Channel 4, produces classic, seasonally changing à la carte menus, special menus and traditional Sunday lunch of the highest quality. These include some of his tried and tested favourites, alongside exciting new dishes – all using the finest local produce.
A glance down the menu is a mouth-watering prospect. Unique starter options include Cumbrian venison tartare and Thai crab risotto, while for mains there’s everything from salt-aged duck to rabbit loin. Then, why not finish things off with our celebrated hot sticky toffee pudding?
In a novel twist, the restaurant even features its own Meat Market – a walk-in fridge displaying the different cuts of local meat maturing before your eyes, before being cut and served. All steaks are aged for a minimum of 28 days.
Guests will be wowed by the restaurant’s stylish decor. Combining industrial-chic girders with natural daylight and James’s own selection of luxury vintage-style fabrics and artwork, it all makes for an incredible dining experience.
For an exclusive, luxury private dining experience, why not book our chef’s table, sectioned off from the rest of the diners. We can prepare a special menu for up to 10 guests or create a bespoke menu, explaining each course as it arrives.
T&Cs: Chef's table menu cannot be booked online. This menu must be booked at least one week in advance and full pre-payment is required to confirm the booking. For chef's table booking enquiries, please contact our restaurant team.
You might even be lucky enough to see James Martin himself, as he makes regular appearances at the restaurant throughout the year, and hosts special events where he cooks a selection of courses and takes your questions. You’ll need to book quickly though as places fill up fast.
We recommend booking in advance to guarantee a table.
James Martin Manchester is proud to be part of the Food for Thought programme. Just 99p added to your bill buys a tree to offset the carbon footprint of your meal. So far, your generous contributions have allowed Manchester235 to be able to buy an amazing 16,472 trees. You too can help by allowing us to add 99p to your table's bill. Please note, the full 99p is passed directly to Food for Thought.
The Food for Thought programme, operated by the Green Earth Appeal in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, does so much more. It helps provide education and resources to create a sustainable lifestyle in some of the poorest communities on the planet. Find out more about the Green Earth Appeal and Green Apple Awards here.
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