Restaurants, British Central Manchester
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(1user review)

A smart café-restaurant offering strong renditions of classic dishes and some killer cakes

Rosylee sits next to the rambunctious Hula Tiki Lounge, so can be easily overlooked when searching for some grub. It’s a different species altogether, though – the interior is the epitome of elegance; checkerboard floors and heavenly white tiling overlooking sturdy wooden furniture and black surfaces.

The menu is big, but includes more than a few great dishes. Goat’s Cheese Bon Bons (£6.50) deliver a beautiful pairing of panko breadcrumbs and ultra-rich goat’s cheese, and the fish and chips (£11.95) is faultless. If opting for the cream tea (£8.95), the homemade scones won’t disappoint, and there are vegetarian and gluten-free options available, too.

Save room for pudding, because the chocolate éclairs and victoria sponge cake with fresh whipped cream are both awesomely indulgent treats. However, it’s the subtle addition of rose water in the crème brulee that makes it pick of the desserts.

By: Edwina Chan


Venue name: Rosylee
Address: 11 Stevenson Quarter
Northern Quarter
M1 1DB
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Average User Rating

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Great looking exterior and interior that promises for an exciting experience, you would think. The food isn't up too much, which is a shame because Rosylee's offers a lot, just not with their food. The goat cheese and red pepper bruschetta was ridiculously hard to cut through, i was nearly breaking out in a sweat, probably best to make sure the knifes provided are sharp enough to do the job. Onto the main, for which i had the Steak and fries; overall it was OK, but just that, OK. The steak wasn't the best quality - there was a lot of gristle to cut through. The fries were just one of the mill fries, nothing unique about them. There menu is very large, they should probably pick something to specialise with and try and master that. Their drinks range was large and accommodating, as was the bar tender. 

I like Rosylee's for what it is, a casual dining restaurant/cafe, not the higher end establishment they are trying to be, which is something they clearly aren't. They should stick to doing what they do best, which is casual food and cakes - which are great.