Wood - Northern Quarter

Wood - Northern Quarter

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When I was asked to review Wood for the Canal Street Card I really had no idea what to expect as the website really does not give much away. So it’s Wednesday night in Manchester, a busy couple of weeks for myself with not much quality time and tonight I get asked to take the partner for dinner at Wood in the Northern Quarter.

We walked over with a friend for a pre- dinner glass of wine and we were greeted by the wonderfully warm and welcoming Ruth, the venues Manager. We enjoyed a glass of wine each at the stunning bar which has the most amazing tree trunk stools.

My friend and I enjoyed the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc which was stunning and my partner enjoyed the Australian Shiraz . There was no rush for us to take our table so we chatted to Ruth about the venue and the concept as we looked over the menu.

Our friend left and we took our candlelit table for two, the venue has a charming quality with its wooden furniture and rope feature in the ceiling. There was a large party and several tables of 4 and 2, all of which were enjoying this jewel in the Northern Quarter crown.

After looking over the menu some more and more wine we decided to choose the FYG platter, named in homage to the venue’s former namesake. The team were more than helpful in helping us choose, we were hungry and excited about our choice.

We were certainly not disappointed when two large wooden boards arrived fill of delicious sliced meats presented in little rose like shapes, chunks of cheese, ramekins of hummus, red and red marmalade and taziki as well as plenty of fresh bread.

The photograph attached shows the boards on arrival and trust me they tasted as good as they looked, if not more so. Soon after the boards arrived a member of the team brought over a ramekin of pomegranate balsamic vinegar which just added that extra dimension to the experience and a must for future visits.

There was a strong LGBT presence within the venue with a very mixed clientele, you get the feeling that everyone is welcome and the menu you certainly lends itself to that vibe with a bit of something for everybody, a deli area, a shop and its own microbrewery which provides some unique ales for those who prefer that to wine.

Wood gets a firm 10 out of 10 from my partner and myself, a must for lovers of great wine and a relaxed dinner that allows you to chat and graze. All of the team were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, there is clear passion too. We cannot wait to return.

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Rating: 4.0

story published on  Fri, 2 May 2014