Stanley St., Salford
Fantastic meal featuring whole beef chops. Loved it.
Won Best New Comer, Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2010
This place has recently reopened after a short closure for refurbishment. The bar has moved to the left of the entrance as you walk in, and the pub was busy, with a lot more life to than in previous months. There is still some external work to complete before the Mark Addy is the finished article, but the recent work is a real improvement. The menu looks very good - mainly thanks to the excellent head chef, Robert Owen Brown. As a result the place is more 'gastro' than perhaps somebody only wanting drink would like, but it still manages to strike a good balance due to the very separate bar and kitchen. There were two real ales when we visited, with four hand-pumps available. It's good to see a struggling pub being turned around in this way - particularly as the waterside location has so much potential. Let's hope that the Mark Addy is a success.