It's a lovely venue, staff were really great and food was amazing. Thought it may have been busier with it being Christmas but it didn't alter my view of the restaurant. Lovely evening, thank you Grafene!
Modern British restaurant in city centre
Named after Graphene, the 2D material discovered at Manchester University, Grafene is a stylish, modern British restaurant and bar on King Street in Manchester city centre. With an open pastry kitchen, two private dining areas, cosy booths and an al fresco dining area, the 190 seat restaurant has a table for every occasion. Customers are welcome to drop by for an experimental cocktail at the island bar or settle in for the seven course tasting menu.
Contemporary British dining with local ingredients
From fresh baked treats to afternoon tea and from light bites on the terrace to a la carte dining in a sumptuous booth, Grafene’s chefs have dishes for all appetites and all times of day. What all the menus have in common is that, as far as possible, all the ingredients are non-GM and sourced from local, artisan suppliers and producers.
The dishes range from British classics such as shepherd’s pie and Sunday roasts to Thai mussels and a bouillabaisse served with packed with fish and prawns. The salt aged steaks are always popular or you could graze on a charcuterie board. Above all, Grafene is flexible.
Manchester city centre transport links
Grafene is on King Street in between Cheapside and Brown Street. There is restricted on-street parking and a pay car park at Piccadilly Plaza. The Metroshuttle runs along King Street and the nearest rail station is Grafene is roughly equidistant from Salford Central and Manchester Piccadilly train stations. Local attractions include the Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Opera House.