The decorations are going UP at The Mark Addy and we are really filling UP with Christmas bookings! If you wish to dine from our Festive Menus please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our Christmas lunch and Dinner menus are available from £21.00 and £28.00 respectively and a download with full menu information appears on our Homepage.
Looking forward to 2013 – The Mark Addy’s Famous Burns Night will be held on the 24th January. Entertainment will include dancing, singing and verse all in celebration of the Haggis and Rabbie Burns.
Whom the Rain Gods wish to destroy, they first drive mad ! Boy has the weather and the Irwell caused us grief ! It was scary one recent Friday to put out sandbags to ensure that we were not over-run with silty, dirty water ….. But whilst in the Lap of the Gods, Nature took pity on us, and we survived!
News ? We have hosted a number of weddings, clinically and professionally choreographed by Denise, and have had rave reviews from the Brides and Grooms involved. They are, we are reliably informed, still married !
We have hosted BBQ’s on our Spit, Quiz Nights for Young Professional Group, and had Jason Mountford acting as quiz master for a sponsored gig for BBC journalists. If you haven’t seen him, you are missing out ………. Bloody Hilarious !
ROB has appeared at a number of Food and Drink Festivals, has appeared on BBC radio, and is soon to be a guest on ” Songs of Praise ” .
Wow, Summer is upon us, even if the weather appears to oscillate from balmy sunshine to autumnal freeze ……. akin to four seasons in the one day, or even afternoon.
We are still attracting glorious reviews,and ROB and his kitchen crew continue to amaze with their quality. precision and attention to culinary excellence. Staff changes have taken place in the kitchen with Paul and Noel moving to pursue other opportunities, and we wish them well. Training allows ROB to mix and experiment, mindful of not ” fixing something when it is not broken”, and exchanging taste and flavour with his new team. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast with his Bone Marrow dish amongst others, and the move from London to Media City opens up some great opportunity. He has appeared on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Lancaster, and is forever giving of his time to spread the gospel of good English local produce and ooking in a back-to-nature fashion.
We have been very busy hosting a number of weddings, and the setting, ambience and fare attracts the discerning Bride and Groom. A number of weddings are booked, meaning closur of the restaurant, but these are highlighted on our Events calendar.
The fotball season has finished, but the Olympics means that Graham and the Princess Katherine are soon to be called into play.
We are hosting corporate evenings, be they quiznights, tweetathons or lavish Chef Menu Specials. We recently hosted an international group from USA, China,Europe and Scotland, who decided to purchase copies of our Relish book. We have recently featured in the Shanghai Travel Guide to the UK, a special supplement to commemorate the Olympics.
So overall,things are moving sweetly on, and the Mark Addy bandwagon olls on !
Wow …. a lot of things have happened since our last blog. We were confirmed as 93rd best restaurant in the UK by our peers, and we finished 2nd to The Feathers Inn, Northumbria in the Great British Gastropub awards. We appeared on The One Show, numerous airplay on BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Lancashire.
Review wise, we have featured in The Guardian, Telegraph and Sunday Times, and online on Manchesterconfidential.com and numerous blogs. All reviews have been honest and we were generally happy with content and tone.
Engagement wise, we hosted an Oliver evening for the Gastroclub ( whose founder, Katie Brunt, was the recipient of the Food Hero of the Year at the MFDF 2011 Awards ), and Mr Bumble, finding no takers for the urchin, was delighted to get in from the cold. James was a superb Fagin, Tom Quinn a mighty Sykes, and Lucy Hope charmed as Nancy.
And what of ROB ? Consistently setting the bar higher, his imagination and creativity is boundless and unlimited. His energy puts all us staff on alert, and Lord knows where he gets it from !
But long may it continue !
Well, what do you know !
Following an excellent review from Jay Rayner in The Observer, ROB’s attracting great attention and some kudos. On the altruistic side, he is cooking a meal for 20 people n aid of Destination Florida, a children’s chariy, and he benefactor has committed £20K to the charity. On Sat 16th July, he is zip sliding across the Ship Canal for Fareshare, a local Food charity that distributes in excess of 1.5 million meals annually to the needy.
He isheavily involved with the Modern History initiative with Visit Manchester and Manchester Peoples History Museum, where he has pnned a number of hs favourite recipes.
He is also involved with Public Health initiative, Food Futures, where he shows community groups howto maximise cuts and value in meat.
Review and Magazine wise, he has featured in Lonely Planet Guide, Great British Food Guide ( July ), This is Manchester ( available in every hotel room ), Relish in Manchester, Morning Advertiser, MEN, Citylife, VIVA Magazine and The Week Magazine. He has been on TV, local and national Radio.
Gourmet Dinners are continuing, Patio Spit Roasts are popular and we are in for a few awards …. Visit Manchester Restaurant of the Year, and the Great British Gastropub of the Year ( in NW Final ).
The best award and reward is the continud custom from our clients, for which we are truly grateful.
Wow ! ROB is making more appearances in print, on Radio, TV and in Exhibitions. From BASC shows ( British Association of Shooting and Conservation ) and Game Fairs , to Retirement Cookery Demonstrations at Manchester Central, he demonstrates his passion for locally-sourced English Food.m and his deserved reputation for culinary expertise.The recipient of positive reviews from the Great British Food Guide to the Guardian Restaurant Review, BBC Radio 4, Salford Commnity Radio, and a glowing tribute from The Morning Advertiser, he is an icon in demand. His Traditional Sunday Roasts are fully booked, his Gourmet Dinner salivates a good throng, and his Chef’s Menu is a delight to uphold.
We have a Monthly Singing Residency with Lucy Hope, A Magical Mystery Lure with Salford Magician, ROB Brown, and host parties for the Annual Duck Race on Good Friday. The latter is to support Brainwave, a local Children’s Charity.
The boat runs to Old Trafford, and is attracting a lot of European visitors !