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1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP

(((() Australian
  • Australasia - Greater Manchester
  • Australasia - Greater Manchester
  • Australasia - Greater Manchester
  • Australasia - Greater Manchester
  • Australasia - Greater Manchester
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

The experience of an asian high tea was very pleasant and the terrace at Australasia is well worth a visit.

Sandra 24 June 2018
from Manchester

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A chic basement dwelling entered via a glass triangle-shaped pod, Australasia brings modern Australian-style cuisine to central Manchester. Alongside Pacific Rim flavours and influences from Europe, Indonesia, South East Asia and Japan, guests can indulge in a modern take on afternoon tea.

An Asian-style afternoon tea is served in 2 ‘waves’ at Australasia in Manchester, with fresh salad and sushi followed by sweet treats accompanied by flowering teas. A cherry-picked list of sakes and exclusive cocktails are served at the bar, and cleansing infused water flavours include watermelon, and orange & galangal.

The Australasia menu also features a rage of supreme sashimi, nigiri and Californian rolls, as well as tempura, and sizzling delicacies from the robata grill. Amongst the ‘big’ and ‘small’ plates, favourites include warm duck salad with papaya & peanuts, or crispy suckling pork belly with pineapple curry.

Whitewashed brick and woven wicker furnishings are found indoors at Australasia restaurant, while the canopied garden terrace offers a tranquil urban oasis. Salford Central Station is a 7-minute walk away.


1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP

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Customer reviews for Australasia

4.4 (((() (based on 20 reviews)
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  • trendy (13)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • lunch (11)
  • dinner (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 24 June 2018 by Sandra from Manchester

    The experience of an asian high tea was very pleasant and the terrace at Australasia is well worth a visit.

  • ((((* 12 June 2018 by Christopher from Manchester

    Afternoon tea gives an impression of sandwiches and pots of tea, this is more eclectic and some of the offered items are more in sushi style but still very nice. Quite a lot of tasty cakes but not a great choice of teas just 3 or 4 to choose from and a small pot. Interesting and reasonably filling overall.

  • ((((( 1 June 2018 by Sally-ann from Manchester

    A lovely sunny afternoon having afternoon tea & bubbles on the terrace. Relaxed & happy.

  • (**** 5 March 2018 by Mark from Manchester

    I am loyal and regular customer of Australasia and it's a typically a great place to eat. Unfortunately on this occasion the experience was absolutely woeful. The main issue being at the restaurant we were unceremoniously escorted out again and upstairs, to an entirely separate bar area called "The terrace". There were two other tables and 4 people in the entire place. I politely asked "We eat here all the time, can we eat in the restaurant please?" I was told "There is no chance of this, we are fully booked and you would have been informed you were in the bar". I showed them them the online booking which in no way states this, the member admitted as much as but stated "Nothing we can do".
    The whole experience was highly unsatisfactorily and my wife was left quite upset by the way her prior to this, favorite establishment treated us

  • ((((( 10 September 2017 by Raj from Manchester

    Still serving up fabulous pan asian fusion food to very high standards. I love the soft shell crab here and the black cod. Great ambience. Great service. Gorgeous staff

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Tina from Manchester

    Fab setting, fab food, slight confusion over the offer including glass of champagne, but otherwise very enjoyable. definitely recommended.

  • ((((( 30 August 2017 by Trevor from Manchester

    Excellent Asian high tea

  • ((((( 18 July 2017 by Janet from Chapel en le frith

    Absolutely excellent 35th wedding anniversary celebration. Was amazing

  • ((((( 10 July 2017 by Charles from Manchester

    We had the Asian afternoon tea offer. Fantastic value for money. Beautifully presented fresh delicious food. Seated on the outdoor terrace on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Service was slow but we didn't mind as we weren't in any rush. Staff very very busy. Maybe need to take on some more waiting on staff

  • (((** 3 July 2017 by keith from manchester

    food was lovely , waitress really friendly . the downside though it was extremely noisy with large parties in same area as people having afternoon tea. hen parties wandering in and out . couple at side of us smoking electronic cigarette 's whilst we were eating . overall nice place , but could do with separate area away from people just drinking

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