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Tariff and Dale

Restaurants, Contemporary European Northern Quarter
4 out of 5 stars
Photographer: Peter Sheppard
Photographer: Peter Sheppard
Photographer: Peter Sheppard

From the same stable as The Lead Station in Chorlton, Tariff and Dale is a bar and kitchen located on the corner where its two namesake streets intersect.

The space is packed with original charm, paying homage to the building’s former life as a cotton warehouse with restored artefacts and other stylistic nods towards the area’s industrial past. It’s this that forms the premise of Tariff and Dale’s interior, shunning the need for a theme that many other bars fall prey to, instead leaving in its place just a genuinely comfortable, smart space.

The 200+ capacity upstairs bar is a good spot for evening drinking, with plenty of nooks including the best seat in the house, an intimate booth that looks up to an old lift shaft. It’s a beauty. Along with a good range of craft beer, pretty copper barware, cava available by the glass in place of the prevalent Prosecco and friendly, attentive staff, it’s a great nighttime boozer.

Downstairs, meanwhile, it’s all about the food, which sees wood-fired sourdough pizzas and antipasti staples served up alongside meaty dishes like beef tartare, beef shin and marrow accompanied by an innovative éclair, plus ‘steak and an ale pie’ - nope, not your traditional chippy favourite, but actually a pie speared with a glass of ale, served with a steak on the side. Price points can be arguably slightly iffy given that the joint bills itself not as a restaurant, but firstly as a bar and then as a kitchen, but the flavours by and large are handled well: they certainly know how to whack out a good sausage roll, and the pork nuggets are definitely worth your time. 

By: Jess Hardiman


Venue name: Tariff and Dale
Address: 2 Tariff Street
M1 2FN
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 10am-12am, Thu 10am-1am, Fri-Sat 10am-2am
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