Choice Bar & Restaurant


The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  Castle Quay, Castlefield, M15.

Directions.  Near Key 103, just off the Chester Road/Mancunian Way roundabout.

Map.  Click here.

Phone number.  833 3400.



Key facts

Opening hours.  Not sure.  Probably about normal.

Happy hours.  None.

Draught lagers available.  Staropramen, Stella, Leffe Blonde.

Nearby pubs.  Lava, Dukes 92, Barca.



Do say.  One of the premium restaurants in Manchester.

Don't say.  Menu's a bit fancy, no wonder it's empty.

Not to be confused with.  Restaurant Bar & Grill.  The Northern Quarter Restaurant And Bar, Select magazine.

Smells like.  Like it's just rained.

Other notable features.  Large wine cabinet.  Many awards between 2002 and 2005.  Piano.  Expensive beers.  Restaurant section.

Page last updated.  December 2006.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Click here.

Restaurant link.  Not applicable.

Pub stagger entry.  Click here.


Spaceman/barney rating:  6.5/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  No (but there is a piano).

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  No.

TV facilities.  No.



Menu.  Expensive but appealing Northern-style lunch menu, extravagant and elite evening menu.

Quality.  Not tried but probably very good.

Bar snacks.  None.

Nearby outlets.  Kebab shop off roundabout.



Location.  At the far end on the right (of the bar side).

Quality.  Not tried.

Quantity.  Don't know.