Manchester is home to many magnificent, historical buildings, and Opus One at the five star Radisson Blu Edwardian just happens to occupy one of the most stunning – the Free Trade Hall, first built in 1853.
The restaurant has now launched a weekly changing Market Menu, which will “showcase fresh, local and UK regionally sourced produce, inspired by Great British offerings and farmer’s market finds.” The new Market Menu will comprise a selection of six starters, six mains, six desserts and six sides and will change weekly. General Manager Stephen Miles announced that he wants the Market Menu at Opus One to “create a stage to celebrate our Great British produce”.
The venue certainly does succeed in the “wow” factor. Once home to the Hallé Orchestra, a sense of occasion is immediately created from the beautiful stone archways and columns of the restaurant’s exterior. Once inside, the giant crimson chandeliers and black lacquered woodwork in the bar seem to evoke the style and class of modern Shanghai just as much as the intended touchstone of Manhattan, whilst the oversized chess pieces dotted about lend a kooky Alice in Wonderland vibe.
The new Opus Reserve champagne bar, located in the historic colonnade is a gorgeous space and a great place to sit, reflect and indulge with a luxurious pre or post dinner tipple.
The new Market Menu at Opus One is served daily, from 6pm, at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall Manchester. Priced from £15 for one course, £20 for two courses and £25 for three courses. To view the current menu, please click here.
Opus One at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Free Trade Hall Manchester, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP
For reservations please call: + 44 (0)161 835 9929
For more information: www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/manchester
Words and images by Alaka Prodhan (@EchoingBronze)