The beautiful Cloud 23 at the Hilton Manchester, which has to be one of the most stunning venues in town, especially after it’s recent regurbishment, has now launched a new food menu.
Because of logistics, this was the one thing lacking at the otherwise perfect cocktail venue, which had offered platters to soak up the alcohol in the past but nothing hot.
David Gale, an excellent chef and one of the best in town, has come up with an innovative range of sharing plates from £6.50, with snacks such as homemade crisps (absolutely fabulous) at £3.50 and a range of sweet platters.
It was a bit of bun fight (quite literally) when we went to try them out so I didn’t get to sample everything, but what I did was superb and a great way to dine and nibble, indulging in some great cocktails as well.
My favorites were the lobster and the Indian sharing plate. It’s definitely worth a trip to indulge yourselves and make the most of the wonderful views and setting.
See the new menu below.
Sharing bites all £3.50:
Homemade thick cut Potato Crisps (Salt & Vinegar, Cheese & Onion, Smokey Bacon or Prawn Cocktail)
Spiced roasted mixed Nuts
Marinated mixed Olives & preserved
Warm Garlic Toast with Aioli
Salt Toffee Popcorn
Small sharing plates:
Braised short rib of locally reared high peak Beef with Barbeque Sauce & Celeriac Remoulade £7.50
Slow cooked Lamb Tagine with Pomegranate Couscous & toasted Almonds £6.50
Spiced Chicken Satay with sweet Chilli Jam & Asian Salad £6.50
Locally made warm continental style cured Sausages with hot Mustard & Pickle £7.50
A classic cocktail of Lobster & Prawn with Cucumber, Spring Onion & Melba Toast £9.50
Beetroot cured Salmon with Beet Carpaccio, Crème Fresh & Caspian Pearls £7.50
“Tuna Pica” fresh Sushi grade Tuna with toasted Coconut, Currants & crispy Wontons £8.50
Grilled Broccoli & Udon Noodles in a Soy Spring Onion & Coriander Broth (v) £6.50
Roasted Squash with a Goats Cheese, Grape, soft Herb & Crispy Shallot Salad (v) £6.50
Spiced Aubergine “Iman Byialdi” with macerated Raisins & Crisp Toast (v) £6.50
Large sharing plates:
Locally reared rare Roast Beef with Potato & Spring Onion Salad, Horseradish Cream & roasted Balsamic Onions £16.50
Locally Cured Ham with Mettrick’s Pork Pie, homemade Piccalilli, roast Tomatoes, soft Boiled Hen’s Egg, Pickled Onions & Crusty Bread £14.50
Half poached Lobster & in shell Tiger Prawns with Russian Salad, Marie Rose Sauce & brown Buttered Bread £19.50
Assiette of smoked & cured Salmon with warm new Potatoes, fresh Lemon Capers & soft Herb Salad £16.50
Italian grilled Vegetables with Hummus, Iman Byialdi, grilled Artichokes, roast Tomatoes & crisp Garlic Toast (v) £14.50
Spiced Idain style platter with Spinach Pakoras, spiced Chick Pea, Bombay Potatoes, Riata, toasted Naan & scented rice £14.50
Selection of local & continental Artisan Cheeses with homemade Chutney, Grapes & Water Biscuits (v) £15.50
Sweet Sharing Plates
Selection of individual mini Sugar Cones with homemade Ice Cream £8.50
Fresh cut seasonal Fruit & Berry platter with Greek Yoghurt, Honey & toasted Almonds £9.50
A Trio of “Manchester” Tarts (Manchester, Treacle & Custard) £9.50
Today’s choice of freshly made Macaroons £7.50