If you are fairly on the ball with all the openings of hip and happening ventures in Manchester, then I’m assuming you are no stranger to Hotel Gotham. This new boutique hotel has called 100 King Street it’s home, adding to the small-but-growing selection of Boutique Hotels that Manchester has to offer. On appearance, it’s a grand, opulent five star super swanky venue which completely wowed me on a Wednesday evening.
Nestled in what they like to call Manchester’s business district, the hotel sits in well with the grand architecture from it’s neighbours, which are predominatley restaurants that have taken over old historic banks, such as Rosso and Jamie Italian.
I attended Hotel Gotham as a venue for dining; so I unfortunately can’t comment on the hotel rooms themselves or how the venue rates for accommodation and looking after guests. But I can however, comment on the exquisite food and drink! The dining area is light and airy – vintage styled windows with a classic stripe wallpaper design and lots of quirky typewriters fixed on the walls with ‘Gotham’ newspapers half printed. If your one of those who takes millions of photos of the restaurant before you even sit down to eat – like me- then you’ll love the interior of this place.
Myself and my party were dining from a set menu, which was a little bit limited, but the options on the small menu were all really tempting, so that was a plus point. I opted for Chicken and Ham pie starter, Mushroom Tortellini main, and Rhubarb Bakewell with clotted cream desert.
The starter was incredible – a really dense meat-packed pie with a very fancy crust topping and mustard surrounding the pie like a little moat. The starter actually looked like a castle and a moat! The pie was piled up high, with the stream of mustard surrounding. The meat was delicious – the combination of chicken and ham fused together was incredible.
The main course was probably the least enjoyable of the three, but I think this is because it was purely mushrooms stuffed into the tortellini, so it was a tad on the ‘mushroom overload’ side. Possibly my fault for picking this, if you order a mushroom dish, you should expect a mushroom feast! It did however come with the tastiest leeks, and I could tell it was quality food.
As for the desert – this was out of this world. I was expecting just a slice of Bakewell tart, but was treated to a large enclosed crust ‘pie’ type tart, stuffed with rhubarb and sponge. It taste like a regular Bakewell Tart except much more fruitier, a little more bitter (in a good way) and the crust was incredibly soft and buttery. The clotted cream gave the perfect finishing touch.
Amazing wines, ten out of ten waiter service, and a relaxed ambience. A lovely place to dine. A little on the pricey side, and perhaps it would have been nice to me much more choice on the set menu, but overall a very lovely experience. My next aim to is to be able to stay here one night and have a little evening away in one of their unique suites!