When exploring the vibrant bustling city of Manchester, it is not only steeped in history, with beautiful scenery and majestic buildings and architecture but there are fabulous theatres, a shopaholic’s dream and much more, it also offers some of the country’s best bars and top restaurants. When venturing around the city of Manchester no corner can be turned with out there being somewhere to cater for everyone from every walk of life, no matter what it is they maybe looking for and if you venture to King Street you will see that the area has been reinvented with many new bars and restaurants opening their doors and which Sex in Manchester visits latest venues first? Yes the female sex knows the vibe in this incredible fashionable place to live lunch and love. The latest lavish venture to hit King Street in Manchester is unique restaurant Grafene, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ, which opened its doors to the city in July.
“Graphene – a form of carbon consisting of planar sheets which are one atom thick, with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice.” Graphene is the world’s first 2D material and was first isolated in 2004 at the Red Brick, Russell Group University of Manchester by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov and has become a global focus in the scientific and research world. The owners of Grafene restaurant, husband and wife Paul and Kathryn Roden created the concept for their new restaurant and bar inspired by Manchester’s rich history and have paid homage to the discovery of Graphene by Manchester University; it is their food and drink interpretation of the exciting possibilities for science and technology in Manchester city centre. The 1 million pound investment is the birth child of the Roden’s who have already cemented themselves in the hospitality world, the former Thistle Hotel director, Paul and his wife Kathryn are also owners of the four star hotel and spa Losehill House in the Peak District.
This modern exclusive British restaurant in Manchester is described by its owners as “A celebration of the future in a unique restaurant and bar.” Offering a seven course taster menu which includes mouth watering delights such as home-made breads, pigeon breast, pork tenderloin and many more culinary wonders, they also offer a range of starters, mains and deserts, from seared scallops to Himalayan salt aged beef fillet to baked goats curd cheesecake with strawberry sorbet. Grafene also offers brunch and lunch menus, with bar treats and even afternoon tea available.
Bringing the relaxed experience of the country to this bustling city of Manchester, executive chef Darren Goodwin has created a menu to run from breakfast to dinner with exciting eclectic ideas that will excite anyone who visits this new and upcoming establishment. In a nod to Graphene their cocktails are scientifically inspired, such as reinventing the classic cosmopolitan into the new “Mancohattan”, the 190 seat restaurant also plays host to an open pastry kitchen as well as two private dining areas and Manchester escorts only the most fashionable and top celebrities to this top venue in the heart of the city Grafene.
The attention to detail has clearly become paramount in the creation of Grafene, just as its inspiration itself, Graphene every detail and molecule has been carefully selected to create the perfect scientific atmosphere, the strong colour of graphite is the main backdrop to the arena, giving a cleverly simple homage to the Graphene material itself, then to add a luxurious, sex appeal to the space plush velvet chairs in hues of deep gold and purple grey and complimented by subtle touches of colour throughout the space, offering just enough ambience along with the soft lighting to create a masterpiece in interior design that will make any clientele of Grafene feel as though they are in the lap of pure luxury in Manchester city centre.