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The nominees for best restaurant, bar, pub, casual dining, club night, live venue, comedy club, theatre show, art exhibition and breakthrough act are revealed and Grafene is nominated as Best Restaurant.
The annual awards celebrate the cream of Manchester’s food, drink, arts and culture scene over the past 12 months – and the winners will be decided by YOU.
Voting opens today across the ten categories, and the winners will be honoured at an awards party on January 28, 2019, at the Deaf Institute.
The CityLife team will also name their Cultural Hero for 2019 on the night – recognising someone who has made a significant contribution to the city’s cultural offering.
Take a look at the shortlists below and get voting. Don’t forget to make some noise for your favourites on Twitter with the hashtag #CityLifeAwards.
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If you are looking for the best Christmas dining in Manchester, look no further than the 2 AA Rosette awarded Grafene Restaurant Manchester.
One of Manchester’s best fine-dining restaurants, Grafene celebrates the produce, ingredients and flavours that are brought together to create best in British cuisine. This Christmas, we are offering festive menus. A 3-course menu or our five to taste festive menu, including homemade bread and ‘surprises’, available throughout December. We have a perfect Christmas Day menu plus a New Year’s Eve menu that is a real treat.
Manchester’s best private dining at Christmas can also be found at Grafene. Set against a backdrop of industrial-chic design, adorned with a little festive sparkle this fine dining restaurant in Manchester offers a choice of private dining rooms, the Wine Cellar and Portrait Room, for corporate Christmas fine dining up to 16 guests.
For larger groups looking for corporate fine dining, Grafene’s main dining room is a stylish option with flexible seating for up to 100 people, Our central Manchester location makes it a natural gathering place, plus our attentive service and special festive menus designed specifically for groups, gives you the reassurance of a Christmas to remember.
* 1/3 OFF food offer available from Sunday 16th December to 31st January 2019. Excludes Saturday nights, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Losehill House Hotel & Spa, Derbyshire
A nirvana for hikers, foodies and anyone in search of a quiet life.
Hiking in the Peak District as a youngster, I used to dream of cresting a ridge and finding something akin to Losehill House winking enticingly at me from the valley below. Then I’d unfurl my still damp tent.
The key draw here at this distinctive Arts and Crafts, set between Lose Hill and Win Hill, is the refinement: although it’s midway up a remote track in the middle of a mud-splattered national park, the white-dominated decor (and exterior) remains spotless, and blazered and neat-blouse-wearing folk keep up standards in the lounge-bar area, which flows into the Orangery restaurant, burnished with two AA rosettes.
Hiking the surrounding hills may bring you here, but it’s the food that will probably bring you back. Far more than lip…
– All your favourite bars, under one roof-
– Sip your way through the city’s most inventive cocktails
– Adventure through the immersive Tasting Rooms hosted by 31Dover.com
– Take part in espresso martini masterclasses with Tia Maria & The Coffee Project
– Enjoy new signature cocktails created especially for the event
– Sample premium spirits from 30 hand-picked brands
– Non alcoholic cocktails also available at all the bars
– £12 entry ticket includes one cocktail and a cocktail booklet
– Cocktails on the evening are £6.50 all night, from any of the participating bars
We will be there – Get your tickets click here
Here at Grafene we love a good party and there is no better occasion than a wedding! So we are proud to say we are now approved as your official venue for your weddings or civil partnerships.
The coolest of luxe urban spaces; offering a high-end interior, a superbly versatile venue, and exceptional British fine dining, we are ideally located in central Manchester, just off King Street.
We are fully licensed to host weddings and civil ceremonies conducted by the Manchester City Registrars.
We can offer a full range of events at Grafene but why not take the whole venue on an exclusive basis for your special day – depending on the particular day we can create a unique package for you.
We can create a unique event for you any day of the week, from a small intimate ceremony to an exclusive use of the whole venue.
With special menus and drinks packages we will help you create a truly unique and memorable occasion.
If you wish to discuss things further please call us on 0161 696 9700.
By law you have to give a notice of marriage, which is a formal declaration of your intention to marry. For more information about the process please click here.