The Malmaison Hotel in Manchester. What a beautiful modern hotel it is. It’s in a fantastic location, only half a mile from the city centre and across the road from Piccadilly Station. We stayed in one of the Executive Double Rooms, located at the new side of the building. The decor was stunning and the room was very spacious. The facilities include : Free WiFi , flat screen plasmaTV, hairdryer, ironing board, same day laundry, kettle, desk, 24hour room service and a mini bar.
Before Dinner we popped into the the bar for some cocktails. There was a lovely atmosphere in there.
We dined in the Chez Mal Restaurant within the hotel. For dinner we tried the new summer Dinner menu. We were led to our table by the very friendly waiter who poured us a glass of the house white, which was lovely and fruity.
There is a wide selection of choice on the menu and they also do deals where you can have a 2 course for £19.95 or a 3 course for £24.95. It’s really good value for the high standard of food you receive.
We choose from the Prix Fixe Menu. Three courses £24.95.
Starter : I had the white onion soup with crusty bread , it was lovely, creamy and very tasty. My husband had the Thai sticky chicken lollipops, soy, chilli and coriander dipping sauce. They were so tasty but dipped in the dipping sauce the flavours were superb.
Main : For mains I had the steak frites. Marinated full face rump, confit tomato, green salad , pomme frittes, with peppercorn sauce. The rump was lovely and tender. The salad was a bit dry if I’m honest. Could of done with some dressing on. My husband chose grilled chicken breast, seasonal greens , garlic butter and fries, the chicken was so succulent and tasty.
Dessert : I chose sticky toffee pudding with ice cream. Wow it was the best ever , the sponge was so soft and the hot toffee sauce was delicious. My husband had the Mango & passion fruit pavlova, mango sorbet ,Malibu cream & passion fruit coulis. The meringue was lovely, crisp and light and melted in his mouth , the mango sorbet and coulis were lovely and sweet.
The menu is a contemporary collection of dishes showcasing this seasons finest ingredients. I would highly recommend this menu. It’s really amazing value for money for the high standard of food with plenty of options to choose from.
The breakfast was incredible with a selection of continental or cooked breakfast ,cereals, pastries, fresh fruit , juices and tea and coffee. I choose the waffles with yoghurt and fresh berries , it was so delicious. The waffles were the softest I’ve ever tasted. My husband choose the Chez Mal full cooked breakfast and toast., it was all cooked perfect, he thoroughly enjoyed it.
This is a lovely hotel in a great location, and very reasonable priced. We had a very comfortable nights sleep. The room was so quiet. The decor is beautiful. If you are visiting the lovely city of Manchester I would definitely recommend staying here. I’d say it’s up at the top with the best hotels in Manchester. Cannot wait to return.