It's only been open for about six weeks, but I've seen nothing but good reviews for the Rosylee Tearooms. We went on Saturday for an early lunch. The sun was out on Stevenson Square and even Manchester was looking at its best for a change. It didn't even really feel like England, more like a European city Square, well almost. We sat outside, next to a large table of friendly and high spirited Dutch Manchester United fans, which added to the unreal nature of it. The sun was really shining on us, and everyone was in fine spirits. I didn't even mind when our neighbours started playing Michael Bolton on a little stereo.
I had a look inside, they've done a great job, it's totally different from everywhere else round these parts, it feels a bit Parisian, with the tiles, and plants hanging down from the ceiling. Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination and some creativity to design the right ambience. The staff were all really lovely as well and dressed elegantly. I had a good feeling about this place even before we ate.
From the Light bites part of the menu we ordered the Minted Lamb Ballantine
. Slow braised lamb with mint, feta, olives, red onion marmalade, cucumber ribbons, and confit cherry tomatoes. (Goats Cheese Bonbons
. Panko breaded goats cheese bonbons with pickled red cabbage tapenade, roasted red peppers, and pea shoots.
Fish & Chips
. Beer battered cod steak with thick cut chips, Manchester caviar, Rosylee tartar sauce and a saffron crème fraiche (
Lovely. Slow at times though.
Atmosphere: Loved it, inside and out. The sun helped as well.
Food: Very good bistro food.
Cafe De Flore - Doctor Rockit.
Belleville Rendez-Vous Soundtrack.
Tea For Two - Django Reinhardt.
Boum - Charles Trenet.
La vie en rose - Grace Jones.
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