Last Monday night PLY restaurant invited myself and Jamie and some other Manchester Instagrammers to try out their new menu. We had had a delicious sourdough pizza at PLY earlier in the year so we were more than happy to go back for more.
What I hadn’t quite anticipated was the volume of food and cocktails what would keep on coming all evening (although that definitely wasn’t a problem).
It started with mouthwatering charcuterie and beetroot carpaccio for starters, along with a fennel salad that was a bit too watery for my liking. The starters were followed by I kid you not, six different pizzas. We were very happy! All were very tasty but my definite favourites were the chorizo and squash and the pear and blue cheese pizzas.
And the cocktails. Definitely a terrible (yet brilliant) idea on a Monday night to be downing a load of tasty cocktails. There were too many to mention, but I loved the Pantone Two Eleven – gin, rhubarb, strawberry and prosecco – fresh and fruity with a lovely tang from the rhubarb. I wasn’t quite as keen on the Americano Float cocktail which was made from vermouth, coconut gelato and prosecco. I found it a bit sour and it had an odd aftertaste – but perhaps I’m just a philistine as I do have a very sweet tooth!
Apart from the good food, it’s a stunning and atmospheric venue, it has an arty/industrial feel and it wouldn’t be out of place in New York. And even though it was a Monday night it was really busy and buzzy. So alround, it was a rather excellent night.