About the restaurant
Manchester is home to some of the finest Chinese restaurants in Europe, most of them centred around Chinatown in the city centre. Out in Altrincham, at the end of the Metrolink line, they don’t miss out though, with Gonbay on The Downs. Their menu is packed with Asian favourites, from dim sum starters through to roast duck and pork and plentiful vegetarian dishes and banquets to be shared across your whole party.
Altrincham, on the outskirts of Manchester, is a trendy and affluent suburb, and as befitting a place of refinement and culture, there is a superb selection of restaurants. Leading the pack among the coterie of Chinese eateries in Altrincham is Gonbay on The Downs, which offers a quality cross section of Asian cooking, with a menu that takes in all the favourites that the diners of Manchester know and love.
On arriving at The Downs, take a seat and some prawn crackers and peruse the menu. Dim Sum is the obvious place to start, so pick between steamed or crispy fried dumplings (or have both), and then move onto the mains. Chinese restaurant staples such as beef with green pepper in black bean sauce, roast duck in plum sauce, sweet and sour pork and a whole range of vegetarian dishes: our recommendation is the mixed vegetables in Szechuan sauce. Book a table at Gonbay on The Downs in Altrincham for one of the finest Chinese meals in Manchester.