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Saturday, 16 February 2013

MANCHESTER PRESS - MELBOURNE CBD

Manchester Press
8 Rankins Lane
Melbourne, Victoria

You probably wont just stumble across Manchester Press in your travels. Most people that end up here are specifically looking for this place. It's not well signposted, it's not on a busy street and its not even clearly visible.

However, make the effort to find it in its narrow graffiti filled laneway because you will be rewarded. You will get great service in an interesting, cavernous yet pleasant setting with generous servings of amazing food.













After hitting the streets of Melbourne on a warm morning the calm tranquillity of Manchester Press was like an oasis.

I started with the juice of the day. This was (I think) pineapple, mandarin and mint.

It was absolutely delicious. The flavours combined so well and it was so refreshing.

The fresh mint garnish not only looked good but added further to the lovely vibrant taste. It arrived quickly as well.









We both decided to have salads on this occasion. Mlady chose the beetroot and chickpea with mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion and fetta. 

It was the first to arrive and it was enormous. It would almost be big enough for two people to share. There was a generous serving of mixed leaves covered in chickpeas and cubed beetroot with halved cherry tomatoes, slivers of red onion and a massive mound of fetta on top.

It was fresh, tasty and filling and all this costs a mere $12.00. What a bargain!
Whilst I don't usually choose salads I do love smoked salmon.

Manchester Press are known for their bagels but I ended up going with the smoked salmon and avocado with mixed leaves, dill mayonnaise, semi dried tomatoes and red onion.

I was stunned at the size of this dish - particularly the generous fillet of salmon that rested on top. All this was only $14.00.

Manchester Press is a lovely place. The service is excellent - they all seem to actually enjoy being there. The food is great - generous servings, good quality and very reasonable prices. It's very easy to see why this place is doing so well.





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