As huge fans of L'Enclume, and after reading the mixed reviews by the likes of Jay Raynor etc, particularly in respect of their 'lacking atmosphere' notes, we were worried a tad that it may not meet expectations as atmosphere was important to us. However, it was fab! All four of us are foodies and we wanted somewhere special in Manchester for my Birthday. We had the 10 course tasting menu (seemed like more!) which was excellent value for this type of Restaurant/food and every course a taste sensation. The place was buzzy, beautiful, unpretentious and romantic too. The Staff very helpful, engaging and witty. Not as Contemporary as L'Enclume (which is amazing!!) and a bit more formal, but not stuffy, less expensive and fab in it's own way. Ignore the less impressed reviews and just go! Get dressed up and look forward to being spoilt and enjoy yourselves! Went August 27 2016.