Time Out says
An Asian-inspired bar in the heart of the Northern Quarter.
Housed in a stunning grade II-listed former tailor's studio on the corner of Newton Street and Dale Street, Cottonopolis is a slick bar and restaurant serving up sushi and more to the people of Manchester's Northern Quarter.
An open kitchen reveals the craft behind the food, showcasing the chefs serving up a menu divided into four sections of 'Ice', 'Fire', 'Steam' and 'Oil' - think classics like sashimi, gyoza, nigiri, bao buns and dumplings.
And while a very small handful of dishes, such as the tiger prawn tempura and pork scratchings, may not prove much to write home about, elsewhere on the menu you'll find undeniable highlights - at the top of which is the beef tataki, served ingeniously with tangy onion ponzu, spring onions and crispy shallots. Seriously good.
Drinkswise, we're talking cocktails that sit (for the most part) just on the right side of gimmickery, though beneath the frills sit strong flavours and clever blends, including the Rose & Shine, a delicate mix of Ketel One vodka, Belsazar rose vermouth, Peychaud bitters and prosecco, as well as the Cotton-Hopper, with Calle 23 blanco tequila, matcha tea, branca menta, cream and gomme.