Banyan Bar & Kitchen

Restaurants, Global Central Manchester
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

A new culinary addition to Corn Exchange, as part of the raft of new openings at the historic venue.

After successes in York and Harrogate, Banyan is now also a firm fixture of Manchester's dining scene, serving up everything from Monday brunch through to Sunday lunch. 

On the menu you'll find pretty much every base covered, which may not leave much room for specialism of any kind but has people-pleasing fare like calamari, duck spring rolls, teritaki belly pork, wild mushroom tagliatelle, steaks, Indonesian chicken curry and fish pie - plus desserts including salted caramel and chocolate torte, Bakewell tart and more.

Banyan also has two private dining rooms, known as The Root and The Well.


Venue name: Banyan Bar & Kitchen
Address: Corn Exchange
Exchange Square
M4 3TR
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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So out with the girls on Friday and went to Banyan in the Corn Exchange for the first time.  Loved the interior, which has a very colonial feel to it and the bar service was excellent with my favourite tipple - gin - being very much to the fore, even though a sprig of mint doesn't constitute "botanicals"!    The food was good mid range restaurant fare with quick sharp service, but a special mention must be said for the Teriyaki Belly Pork starter, which was outstanding.   The Banyan burger main course was a good burger, with the usual restaurant fries, (unlike Hawksmoor, where the fries are something of a culinary delight in themselves)! Perfunctory desserts were a little of a let down, plain and done as a bit of an afterthought one thinks.   All in all a great night, but only 3 stars as Hen parties don't make for a pleasant evening when they run from table to table for this and that!!