A fresh face along Canal Street, but already integral to the vibrant Manchester Gay Village community, Taurus Bar & Kitchen unites the bohemian vibe of the city’s Northern Quarter with the slick, industrious character of Spinningfields and the city centre – adulterated with more than a little Canal Street charm – to bring diners and drinkers a fabulous menu of modern British cuisine, with lots of vegan and vegetarian options, organic wines and craft beers and, most importantly, a warm welcome to a stunning industrial chic environment.
We have eaten here a few times. The food is always really nice. The menu is quite extensive and the prices are reasonable. The service is always faultless. There is always someone available if you need them for anything, but they aren't at all intrusive. I'd certainly recommend Taurus.
They had stopped serving roast dinners and had run out not glasses so all drinks were served in plastic glasses. Service was good, as always.
Our table was ready and waiting for us. Nice food. The Sunday roasts were very tasty. Service was very good and a decent price too.
Taurus Bar & Kitchen stands out among its peers along Canal Street by virtue of its considered look. All stripped back industrial chic in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village, this young upstart has been making waves in the city centre for its varied menus of modern British cuisine and bold fusion flourishes. Committed to sourcing ingredients locally and seasonally, the able-bodied chefs in Taurus’ kitchen turn out fantastic light bites like the vegan nut crusted broad bean and chive croquettes, and Asian-inspired appetisers like the pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with an Asian salad and blueberry balsamic glaze. Custom built burgers are a popular options for ravenous types – choose from prime beef, chargrilled chicken, or a vegan spiced five-bean patty and top with Lancashire, blue, or manchego cheese, smoked bacon, jalapenos and more.
Mains, pasta and risotto dishes, healthy salads and indulgent desserts follow in a similar British-international vein, while Taurus’ bar is nothing to be sniffed at either. Offering one of the most considerate drinks lists in Manchester’s city centre, this Taurus Bar & Kitchen has sourced an incredible array of vegan-friendly and organic wine and beer to please the Canal Street connoisseurs. A stunning Roundstone Bay sauvignon blanc from New Zealand is a perfect, vegan-appropriate way to sample the famously crisp, citrusy varietal from the land of the long white cloud, while you simply need to ask the friendly bar staff for the current selection of seasonal beers and craft ales. Taurus’ artisan cheese and wine offer is a great way to survey this remarkable bar and kitchen’s gourmet approach: choose 3, 5, or 7 British cheeses and a bottle of house wine for a great price.