One Eighty Eight Bar & Kitchen opened in January 2017 in Whitefield, a part of north Manchester that's fast becoming a real destination for foodies. For chef-patron David Gale, it's the next step in a glittering culinary career - he's opened two restaurants for Alain Ducasse, arguably the world's best chef, he was part of the team that won three Michelin stars at Chez Nico, he's run kitchens in London, Manchester and New York and latterly was head chef at the Hilton in Manchester. He describes One Eighty Eight as a 'modern British casual dining brasserie' and the aim is to satisfy everyone, through both the food and a fluid use of space. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner every day, the restaurant spreads over two floors with a bar and more casual dining at ground level and restaurant and open kitchen above. The menu covers all the bases from simple plates to fine dining and caters for halal, kosher, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Even the kids' menus come in pink or blue! Steaks figure prominently on the menu and are sourced from award-winning butchers Mettrick's in Glossop. Starters include Pan-roast scallops with peas and Bury black pudding and Beetroot and crushed feta with toasted hazelnuts and dill. For main, try Roast rump of lamb served with parsnip, kale and garlic potatoes or Grilled line-caught sea bass comes with cauliflower, mint and pomegranate couscous. The food is complemented by a well-chosen and good-value wine list as well as a selection of cocktails.
Locally reared roasts with roast potatoes, mash, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy, £13.50. Served from 12 noon until it's gone.
Sunday roast sharing platter for two, £25.00. Roast dinner with all the trimmings plus choice of two meats.
|Main dining room capacity||74|
|Booking policy||Reservations only|
|Best seat||Window seats upstairs tables 3,4,5 & 6. Downstairs banquettes|
|Max group booking size||32|
|Function rooms available||Yes|
|Outside dining space||Yes|
|Outside dining spaces||25|
|Average 3 course lunch price (excluding drinks)||£25|
|Average 3 course evening meal price (excluding drinks)||£25|
|Alcohol license||Fully licensed|
|Wheelchair access throughout facility||Yes|
|Dedicated disabled toilets||Yes|
|Payment by credit card||Yes|
|Payment by debit card||Yes|
|Drink without food||Yes|
|Separate bar with seating||Yes|