Harden's says

The team behind Cinderwood Market Garden in Cheshire and Flawd, the neighbourhood wine bar and bottle shop in Ancoats, have finally re-launched their bistro concept, which had to close just weeks after opening in early 2020.

survey result

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “small plates, mainly plant-based, and natural wines”, this “very promising Manchester newcomer” generates a good amount of feedback: “very much of its time” and “one to keep an eye on”. Long delayed by the pandemic, it is from the trio behind Cinderwood Market Garden in Cheshire and Flawd wine bar in Ancoats, who have worked at high-profile restaurants in Copenhagen and New York.

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Higher Ground Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Higher Ground Restaurant in M1, Manchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Higher Ground restaurant.
Chris D
Very nice! Very much of its time, mainly sm...
Reviewed 10 months, 28 days ago

"Very nice! Very much of its time, mainly small plates, mainly plant based and natural wines. Having said that the main course pork chop was the highlight. Acorn fed pigs resulted in a tasty chop with plenty of fat. Would go back."

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

The Sunday Telegraph

“This is how I’d wish all restaurants would be.”

William Sitwell was in Manchester to review Higher Ground, where he sat (comfortably, for once) at the concrete counter (“delectable to touch and somehow set at the perfect height”) and enjoyed the view into the kitchen.

“The produce is firmly British, some of the cooking struck me as Italian-influenced with a dash of Scandi flair.”

The chefs succeeded in “tickling the taste buds all the way without unnecessary flotsam and jetsam”. Jay Rayner would enjoy the “sloppy, awkward to eat, dripping, cumbersome” crab toast, which William described as “absolutely, bell-ringingly delicious”. (****)

William Sitwell - 2023-10-01

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.00 £28.30 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 10.00%
Faulkner House, New York Street, Manchester, M1 4DY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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