It’s only been open a year, but Mamucium restaurant in Hotel Indigo next to Victoria Station has developed a reputation for modern British food with a Mancunian twist.
Chef Andrew Green’s menu is full of regional influences, from smoked Cheshire beef hash and Manchester Smoke House salmon to his signature Lancashire onion soup.
And now, the restaurant has been awarded a Double AA Rosette Award from the AA’s esteemed and long-established Rosette scheme, which celebrates successful cooking at different levels across the UK.
Only 10% of restaurants nationwide are of a standard that is worthy of one Rosette and above. This prestigious award is highly sought after in the hospitality industry and is solely awarded following a review by the respected AA restaurant inspectors.
Double AA is given to excellent local restaurants that “aim for and achieve higher standards and better consistency. A greater precision is apparent in the cooking, and there is obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients.”
Andrew Green and his team at Mamucium were deemed to be of impressive culinary status to be awarded the double, marking it out as one of the city’s top dining spots.
The honorary award win comes just before the restaurant and hotel’s first birthday, following a fantastic year in the city.
Andrew Green’s menu at Mamucium has been well received, too, His modern British menu concept is a creative melting pot of classic dishes that have been given a unique, northern spin, inspired by his Manchester roots.
“Achieving 2 AA Rosettes means a great deal to my team and myself,” said Andrew on winning the award.
“Firstly, it underlines the expectation we set ourselves as professionals, it places us into the elite category of restaurants within Manchester.
“It also sets us apart from a very competitive market with over 2000 restaurants. Personally, it’s very rewarding for our team members to see the recognition from our industry experts.
“Within Manchester alone there are only six restaurants with 2 Rosettes or higher.”
If you want to try out the award-winning cooking for yourself, there’s no better time than this month.
Mamucium’s 3-2-1 menu, which runs throughout January, sees guests treated to three courses, for two people, plus one glass of wine each for £20 per person.
For starters, choose from a tempting array of small plates including Mamucium vegan tomato soup with quinoa crumble, chives and herb infused oil, or traditional Atlantic prawn and crayfish cocktail with spiked Marie Rose sauce and smoked paprika.
Moving onto mains, options include a veg-packed asparagus, broad bean and wild mushroom risotto or a confit onion risotto, both with truffle oil and Parmesan for an added touch of luxury.
More traditional options include the ever-popular battered fish and chips with mushy peas, tartare sauce and lemon, or a crisp golden breadcrumbed breast of juicy Goosnargh chicken with a peppery rocket, pomegranate and fine herb salad with zingy lemon.
Finish off on a sweet note, with cox apple crumble with vanilla ice cream, a selection of locally made ice creams, or a rich salted caramel custard tart.
Mamucium, based in Hotel Indigo next to Victoria Station, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 10.30pm Monday to Friday, and 7.30am to 10.30pm Saturday and Sunday. The 3-2-1 menu is available exclusively for the month of January and priced at just £20 per person for three courses and a glass of wine.