Why Mancunians are going mad for the only dedicated seafood restaurant in town


Fed up with fish fingers? Fancy trying some of the finest seafood dishes in the city?

Randall & Aubin are seafood fanatics and proud of the quality, provenance and sustainability of the food they serve at their Bridge Street restaurant.

The sophisticated Anglo-French brasserie, which has long been a Soho staple famed for its oysters, was brought to Manchester last year by chef Ed Baines and restaurateur Jamie Poulton.

Once they got an idea of what we like, thy gave the menu a tweak to suit our sophisticated Mancunian tastes.

In came Orkney or Cornish diver-caught scallops in addition to the popular Manx queenies,  more crustaceans and squid, and prime Scottish cod steak. Morecambe Bay prawns now appear on the daily specials menu too.

Their net-to-plate ethos means they only source the best produce directly from local fishermen where possible. Premium products that are the best quality that money can buy, delivered fresh every day. Class A seafood you can’t buy just anywhere.

They don’t just source the highest quality produce. They serve the best tasting food, too.

Now people are singing its praises on Trip Advisor.

One reviewer reckons it’s even better than the original Brewer Street restaurant in Soho.

So whether it’s classic moules marinieres, grilled Manx queen scallops, hand picked Devon crab, chargrilled Cornish squid, tuna carpaccio, grilled sea bass fillet or any of the other dishes on the a la carte menu, you can be sure you are getting the finest food made from quality produce.

And you don’t have to be a fan of sea food to enjoy Randall & Aubin.

All of their meat is supplied by Aubrey Allen, voted the best butcher in England five years running. The finest British stock, all free range and traditionally farmed.

And you can enjoy your meal with a clear conscience. They are members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. All their paper, glass, paper and food waste – there probably isn’t much of that – is recycled.

So if you’ve got an appetite for seafood or rotisserie, get down to Randall & Aubin.

There’s a great value lunch menu with starters for £6.50 and mains for £12.50, plus they serving up a mean Sunday roast for £14.50. And don’t forget to try the Sticky Toffee & Date Pudding.


64 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BN.


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