All Bar One has undergone an elegant refurbishment and menu refresh.
Placed at the top of Manchester’s most prestigious and iconic locations on King Street, All Bar One has updated its laid-back vibe with an even more comfortable setting, complete with elegant and plush features. The refresh also encompasses a menu rejuvenation, with tasty new dishes and limited edition sustainable rosé wines.
Popular with the local professionals in the area, the layout of All Bar One lends itself to a vibrant after work drinks space, fused into a stylish casual dining experience – perfect for long weekend lunches or nights out with friends.
After a recent refurbishment, we were invited over to All Bar One to sample some of the updated dishes on the menu, and to try our hand at some of the new wines of offer.
Sharing food is at the heart of All Bar One, so to start, we split a big bowl of the new Vegan Nachos – which were honestly up there with some of the most wholesome nachos we’ve enjoyed lately. A satisfying mix of spicy chickpeas to give that meaty texture, fresh coriander, spring onions and gooey vegan cheese (produced from coconut oil), all loaded on thick vegetable and corn nacho crisps.
We’ll give the Vegan Nachos a solid 4/5 – an extra point would have been given for more cheese… because who doesn’t want more cheese?
To wash everything down, we opted for a Hoppy Pale Ale which was light and citrusy, and then we pushed the boat out and tried one of the new amber wines. We went for the Solara, Orange Wine, from Romania and made from a blend of Chardonay and Sauvignon Blanc, this unique and summery wine is almost rose gold in colour and has a peachy crisp flavour, just like white wine… but with the structure of a red. We’d say it’s worth a try if you’re into dry rosé.
For our first main, we selected the Firecracker Chicken, Chorizo Mac and Cheese. This was smothered in molten, smoked cheddar sauce. Hearty and warming, the serving was pretty generous, albeit the chicken may have been slightly little over-baked.
We’re giving this a 3.5/5 – traditional and comforting, this tasty dish hit the spot, but a mark and a half would have been given for juicer chicken.
Our second main was the Plant Based Burger, which came from the revolutionary Beyond Meat company. As a plant-based patty, Beyond Meat pride themselves on their meaty, succulent textures and as a vegetarian, I urge many more Manchester restaurants to follow suit with this partnership. This came served with a cheese alternative (again, made with coconut oil), vegan mayo, lettuce, tomato and tobacco onions in a seeded bun, and a side of moreish seasoned fries.
We’d give this a 4/5 – a strong score for revolutionising the veggie options with exciting and flavoursome dishes, but an extra mark would have been given for a softer bun.
A flexi-tarian dream, the recently revamped menu has a number of veggie and vegan options, such as the Plant Based Lasagna and veggie version of the Chorizo Mac n Cheese. The spectacular new tapas menu is great for sharing, as friends and family can split the Beetroot Carpaccio, Spiced Lamb Meatballs and Karaage Sticky Chicken Bites.
To make a booking and find out more information, visit www.allbarone.co.uk.