Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Upmarket average

When I enjoyed a slap up dinner and piss up at Establishment restaurant in December I didn't expect it would be the last time I'd go there. I knew the business was in administration, but thought someone else would come in and have a go. Now it's gone bust and won't be opening again, so Manchester Confidential reports.
I think it's further evidence of the trend in Manchester restaurants for "upmarket average". Punters are happy with brasserie food and Pinot Grigio by the bucketful. Nothing really special stands out anymore and I'm as guilty as anyone for putting atmosphere and speed over gourmet food.

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