Friday, 19 January 2018

1847 Chapel Walks Manchester 18th January 2018

1847 has moved to a new home on Chapel Walks since my last visit, which was not brilliant, so I was a little apprehensive, but hoping for good things, after reading recent Tripadvisor reviews.

I have not taken photos of the interior, as the place was packed on a Thursday evening, but it is light, bright and kind of minimalist industrial cool.

The menu has a good selection of vegan options for each course, with plenty of gluten free choices too.

We chose olives and salted giant corn to nibble on, whilst perusing the menu and drinking a rather fine wine from Charles Smith, who makes fabulous wines, many of them vegan including this one.

I chose roasted squash to start and Steven heirloom carrot and when the dishes were served, the presentation was so pretty, you immediately wanted to tuck in.

We loved both dishes and could not fault either of them, perfectly cooked ingredients so we left clean plates.

Main courses were salt baked celeriac and cauliflower trio, beautifully presented and well executed dishes and as for the triple cooked chips, oh my word!   I loved all the bits on mine like preserved lemon, cashew dukkah and harissa adding texture and flavour.   We tried each others and I have never eaten such delicious salt baked celeriac, every time previously it has been bland and tasteless, this was excellent.

We both chose the dark chocolate dessert, with its unusual combination of olives and beetroot, but what a stunner of a pudding, it was a match made in chocolate heaven.

I was impressed with the whole experience, such a contrast to our last visit and chef and his team are doing a fabulous job showcasing how great vegan and vegetarian food can be, with the vegetables being the star of the show.   The two waitresses also did a fine job, as the place was packed on a Thursday evening, but were friendly and helpful.

This is vegan and vegetarian cooking at its finest and I will certainly be making a return visit very soon.

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