Last night the girls and I headed out to dinner at Bakerie, a bread and wine bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, full to the brim with a ridiculous number of wines and yummy foodie nibbles. Bakerie is owned by the same people who run one of my favourite pizza places, Dough, so I was expecting some tasty stuff! Whilst Bakerie’s main focus is on bread and wine, they also do a great selection of platters and stews. Platters on offer include cheese, meat, seafood and veg and you get to customise your platter according to which cheese/meat/seafood/veg items you’d like on it. Four of us decided to share four different platters, a selection of bread, houmous and sweet potato wedges.
These platters worked really well for sharing in groups as we all got a chance to sample a bit of all of the boards, although some of the combinations we ended up eating together were a little bit bizarre – smoked salmon with Stilton and chorizo! The cheeses were super; I don’t think I’ve ever had such a lovely Cheddar. I’d also really recommend their selection of breads. I managed to try quite a few different types and they were all so delicious and fresh. I’d love to be able to make bread like that! Bakerie do actually run bread-making classes so you can learn to make them yourself, although at £60 a class it’s not super cheap.
As far as bars go, it’s a nice relaxed place to hang out, and unlike most bars it doesn’t have its music up so loud that you have to shout to the person next to you in order to get yourself heard. I hate it when bars do that! We ended up staying there all evening, sipping on wine and cocktails having a good catch up. I will definitely be heading back there. If you want any more info, click here to check them out.