Reviewed by Lauren Williams
I’ve been to The Oast House a few times just for drinks after work and have always really enjoyed myself so we went back to try the food. This stunning little building is set in the middle of Manchester, very quirky and cool decor inside! The inside brick work combined with exposed wood really adds to the rustic feel of The Oast House. At night the fairy lights outside the building makes the area look welcoming and attractive to potential drinkers and foodies.
The Oast House offers one of the most unique drinking and eating experiences in the city. Live music can be seen and heard most days and when it’s not live, it’s still brilliant. There’s not a lot of seating and it looks extremely busy when you enter, it can also get a bit hot inside but there’s a huge outdoor area with plenty of tables and heated lamps, this leaves the atmosphere warm and inviting. There is usually quite a lively crowd inside, everyone enjoying themselves. Even with it being a Saturday and very packed you never have to wait longer than 10 minutes to get served at the bar.
The bar serves real ales, fruit ciders, wines and spirits. We ordered food and didn’t have to wait more than 10 minutes and it was off the grill and on our plates! Not masses of variety on the menu, mostly focusing on the grill but regardless of that everything on it looked great. Starters include options of Italian deli meat boards, and ploughman boards. Mains including ‘off the barbecue’, ‘salads’ and ‘rotisserie. The food was delicious and not too pricey especially for central Manchester, around £8-£13 for a main meal. We opted for their popular ‘hanging kebabs’ and wasn’t let down, chunks of chicken glazed with sticky chilli sauce hanging down on a hook over seasoned fries! My partner opted for flattened rump steak which was nearly the size of the plate! Well worth the money!
The staff were very polite, friendly and always checking in.
Overall a fab night for food or drink… I would recommend to anyone!
For more information or to view their food and drinks menu visit theoasthouse.uk.com.