This week I was invited to stay at Manchester’s coolest new hotel – Hotel Indigo. The gorgeous Victorian building sits conveniently right next to Victoria train station, offering 187 contemporary bedrooms, coffee lounge, restaurant and cocktail bar.
After a quick check-in we headed up to our room for the night. The bedrooms are super spacious and include plenty of special touches to make you feel totally comfortable and at home. Hotel Indigo had also left me the cutest hamper full of goodies including H2K of Harrogate pamper products, Salford Roasters Coffee, and some I LOVE MCR treats amongst others.
Dinner & Drinks
After making ourselves comfortable in the room, it was time to get glam and head to Mamucium restaurant for dinner. The bar has a great selection of cocktails; of course we had to start the evening with an espresso martini, before sampling a couple of the other drinks on offer. One of our faves was the Pankhurst’s Revolution – A drink to honour the leader of the suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst. It is a combination of Zymurgorium Cherry Bakewell Liqueur and a dash of Vimto, served on ice and topped with Prosecco.
After our drinks we were seated in the restaurant. The menu is impressive; the extensive range of dishes made it almost impossible to choose what to have as everything sounded so delicious. We shared some padron peppers to start, followed by pan-seared scallops with sweetcorn, romanesco, chorizo crumb and beetroot.
For my main I opted for the half lobster with fricassee samphire potato, baby onion and lemon. Roni ordered the Lancashire sirloin steak with baby watercress, vine plum tomatoes, roasted garlic and wild mushrooms. We also shared some black sticks blue dauphinoise potatoes, as well as a portion of tender stem broccoli and hispi cabbage.
To complete dinner we obviously had to end with something sweet. I had the Blueberry Pavlova with crème chantilly, Vimto and blueberries. I did have absolute food envy though when Roni’s Bread and Peanut Butter Pudding with honeycomb ice cream arrived.
All of the food was insane and we were both really impressed with the quality as well as the service. Despite the restaurant being quite busy, each course arrived quickly and there was certainly no compromise on quality. The scallops were divine and definitely my favourite if I had to choose. I would also recommend the Bread and Peanut Butter Pudding (of course I had to try Roni’s).
Good Morning Manchester
We woke up after an amazing sleep in what has to be one of the comfiest beds I have slept in. After lazing around and doing a little work, we headed down to the restaurant for some breakfast.
The breakfast offer is incredible; the continental breakfast includes a huge range of pastries and homemade treats, fruit, yogurt with all the toppings, porridge and cereal, as well as meats, cheese and smoked salmon. We sampled some of the fresh items from the breakfast table whilst we ordered something hot to start the day. I opted for smoked haddock with poached egg and hollandaise, and Roni had a classic eggs benedict. Both were light but very satisfying, and after a hearty breakfast and some much needed coffee, we headed up to the room to pack up and check out.
Check-out (as well as check-in) was really easy and the staff are very friendly. The whole stay was amazing and we both agreed that we had had such a lovely time that we couldn’t fault any of it. We were well looked-after and both the hotel and restaurant are places I would recommend to others if staying in the centre.
*Our stay and meals were complimentary. As ever, all opinions are my own.