Offering refuge and relaxation to Media City professionals, private members’ club On the 7th welcomes non-members into its restaurant, The Pantry.
Make your way up to the 7th floor of the Blue Tower in Salfords’ Media City, and you’ll find a varied menu of British eating-out classics together with fantastic views of the Quays. Keep an eye on the interior too, though – you might just spot the odd off-duty BBC celebrity.
The club links directly to Media City, and has its own screening room as well as meeting rooms, private members’ bar and the restaurant. Design is New York loft-meets-industrial-chic, and the Pantry features a black and white tiled floor, bare brick walls, and a striking silver geometric panelled ceiling.
The Pantry opens at 8am (11am Saturdays) for breakfast – served all day – and goes on to offer a selection of light bites and a range of hearty artisan pies together with a well-thought out range of main course favourites.
The breakfast menu offers a good choice of dishes to start the day, from organic porridge with strawberry compôte (£4.50) through dippy eggs with soldiers (£5.00) and on to a full English (£9.50). Light bite options include soups, salads and simplemeals. Options include a classic Caesar Salad, with Cos lettuce, Caesar dressing , anchovies, Parmesan cheese and croutons (£7.50, or £8.50 with chicken), egg and chips with rustic bread (£6.50), and organic mezze with halloumi, humus, baba ganoush, roasted peppers and avocado (£8 for two). You can also enjoy the restaurant’s tartines – The Pantry’s signature buttered organic rustic bread with selected toppings, including gammon ham and Emmental cheese with Dijon mustard, and a hot tartine of goats cheese with rocket and caramelised onion (both £7.50).
If you fancy pie, you’ll find the range of artisan pies on offer includes not only a traditional rib of beef pie with potato and barley served with white onion cream and gravy, but also an intriguing bubble and squeak with coconut version.
When it comes to substantial main course dishes, there’s something for everyone. Dishes include steak frites, with peppercorn sauce, béarnaise sauce or garlic butter (£15), Thai green curry (£8.50 for vegetable, £9.50 for chicken), and spaghetti carbonara (£9.50, with or without bacon).
To finish, there’s a small but tasty choice of deserts including Eton Mess (£4.50), Manchester Tart with vanilla ice cream (£4.50), and Cheshire Farm ice cream (£3.00).
The children’s menu is available until 8.30. For £7.50, kids get a three-course meal with a choice of popular children’s dishes including chicken nuggets and tomato and basil pasta.
Set at the heart of Media City action, On the 7th makes a great place to refuel, relax, or entertain whether you’re working or just passing through.
On The 7th, Salford
7th Floor, The Landing, Blue Tower, Salford, M50 2ST