Grand Pacific is a very chilled retreat from the bustle of the city. Opening last year during the summer months as an extension of Australasia, it’s a contemporary colonial oasis. It’s accessible from Australasia past the kitchen and on ground level behind the Armani store in Spinningfields. Grand Pacific Bar & Garden combines modern Australian cuisine and Pacific Rim flavours with a wealth of adventurous cocktails. It’s no secret that the luxurious bar offers a lighter side of the Australasia experience where you can indulge in a light lunch outside.
The garden area had a couple of teething problems last year on the brink of Autumn last year, during a few showers. Now with a further developed canopied, sheltered and heated outdoor garden, it ticks all boxes. It’s the perfect opportunity to breathe fresh air, have the beauty of natural light whilst staying warm.
The service, brought to you from prestigious Living Ventures, is second to none. Ross at Grand Pacific follows the manual oozing confidence and enthusiasm whilst explaining the menu – absolutely not letting you sit without a professionallty prepared refreshment tailored to your tastebuds.
With exquisite cocktails as its main focus, Grand Pacific also serves up fresh sushi and light bites. Lunch is available Monday to Friday before 5pm and we recommend ordering three dishes per person (2 dishes for £11, 3 for £15 or 4 for £20) – a small price to pay to transport you and company to Asia…
Mussels with miso, lime and chilli. Collingwood Dinkies which are small fresh pastry pies. Vietnamese pork egg with vegetable noodles and nouc cham which is almost like a spicy Scotch Egg. Onigiri with tofu and soy. Red fish curry with sticky jasmine rice which is like a mild curry with coconut rice. Maki roll selection of tuna, salmon and pickled mushrooms which are almost like California Rolls but a bit smaller. Thai fish salad. Temaki seaweed rolls with salmon and robata beef. Lemongrass and tom yum fish cakes (a MUST order). Sate chicken on a noodle salad with coconut dressing. Seared teriyaki beef with sweet soy and spring onion AND finally the Vegetable tempura.
You can also ‘take a journey’ with a friend through the Pacific Rim flavours of Australasia and Grand Pacific of the Asian High Tea (£25 per person). It’s a pretty unique sharing experience that’s served in two waves. First wave is sushi & salads and wave two is your desserts – perfect for grazing with important company.
1 The Avenue, Manchester M3 3AP
0161 831 0288