If you are in Manchester, I would strongly recommend you to explore Manchester Art Gallery and surroundings. The Piccadilly tram station in couple of minutes walk and the China town about 7 minutes away.
The gallery itself is not grand, but they do host few contemporary exhibitions at a time. We were famished by the time we finished viewing the exhibition and we decided to grab a bite from the cafe located on the ground floor of the gallery.
We decided to go for the salad plates. We could choose from four different salads and fill up our plates for 4.50 pounds. There was also a soup of the day, lamb, salmon and veggies, which one could add to the meal. Also, some delicious desserts.
I loved the Tomato and Herb Orzo Salad. I was tasting orzo for the first time and I loved the texture of this pasta. The mini pasta looks like a grain of rice and has a toothsome bite and pasta taste. Actually it tricks people into thinking they are quite eating a pasta.
There was also a Caesar Salad, a salad of marinated buffalo mozzarella, sun blushed tomatoes tapenade, olive oil and spring onion and fusilli pasta and a Moroccan spiced apple and chickpea couscous with fresh lemon and coriander dressing and toasted hazelnuts.
Great ambiance, friendly staff and gorgeous food!