It wasn't so long ago that UK cooking suffered from a pretty poor reputation but thankfully that has all changed. Chefs like Gordon Ramsey, Rick Stein and Heston Blumenthal have helped to transform our cuisine and in the process they have lifted the reputation of UK cooking to a new level. In Manchester, British restaurants have been inspired by these stellar chefs and they are beginning to offer a whole new take on UK food. Often, these chefs are using fresh local produce along with their own training and expertise to create some memorable dishes.
Britain has long been known for old favourites such as fish and chips, Sunday roasts, pies, pasties and lots of regional dishes. Now chefs in Manchester's British restaurants are using these traditional dishes as the foundation on which to build new and exciting menus. You will find deconstructed takes on familiar favourites, lifting this cuisine to a more polished and sophisticated level. It seems that even the good old English breakfast is receiving a makeover at the hands of this new generation of chefs in the kitchens of Manchester's British restaurants.
It is not just these old traditional dishes that are enjoying a new lease of life in Manchester. These British restaurants are also taking their influence from classic European cuisines, along with new flavours from Asia, Australia and America. New cooking techniques are also combining with classic skills to create a whole new type of food in the kitchens of British restaurants. Manchester is no different and the city is seeing a blooming of local talent using the freshest of local ingredients along with traditional skills and international influences to deliver new dining experiences to their clientele.
Mancunians have a reputation for enjoying all sorts of international food and there is no doubt that the city has some of the best Chinese and Indian cooking in the country. Now, however, the locals are getting a taste of new British cooking in restaurants across Manchester. These chefs are building on hundreds of years of rich tradition to create an even richer dining experience that is thrilling locals and visitors to the city alike.