REVIEWED: Trendy Tariff & Dale, NQ
| 18th April 2019
Tariff & Dale is the white, retro looking bar/restaurant, funnily enough in-between Tariff and Dale Street in the Northern Quarter the home of the hipster and boy is this hipster, with tons of copper utensils, beards everywhere and everyone being achingly cool.
You can pop in for drinks and cocktails and enjoy snacks including their famous sausage rolls and pizzas, or you can go the full hog with the a la carte in their basement restaurant bit. With twinkly lights and a lovely vibe, its perfect for dates, catching up with mates and a wonderful revelation in serving up sumptuous dishes.
There’s a great view of the open kitchen and the chefs use the finest local artisan ingredients to create modern dishes from the grill and sourdough pizzas from the oven.
Our resident gluten-free diner though was blown away by the beer, not just any beer but Tariff and Dale gluten-free beer which was the best she had ever had and made her night and that was before she started on the food.
Starters are from £4.50 and we were stunned by a frankly beautiful beef tartare taco, the hit of the intros. I had chosen it, but everyone dug in which was so unfair as it meant I had less than my full dish. This is worth a visit alone and truly wonderful.
There’s a wide range of appetisers like chicken Caesar salad, smoked Scottish salmon or a ham hock and Lancashire cheese terrine, all of which were good, but don’t get me wrong, they were the Khloe and Kims to Kendal’s shining star.
Onto mains and we had two dishes from the grill where prices start from £15. My sirloin was fabulously tasty and perfectly cooked whilst a Barnsley Chop also hit the spot and was a big enough bite for my 6.5ft companion.
Other mains include roast cod loin with a beautiful pancetta, celery cannellini and clam sauce are lovely as was the wild mushroom and leek risotto which was delightfully light, and Sam gushed, rather constantly that the vegetables were the best he’d ever had. They were good and are often soggily overlooked so good point well made from VIVA’s Travel Man.
I couldn’t fit in a pud, but the boys did justice to a wonderful cheese plate and sticky toffee pudding.
You can go cheaper and more snacky but the A La Carte is well worth a try and one we’d recommend.
There’s even more choice of food on the lunchtime menu with a wide range of brunch items, sandwiches and pizzas.
Every Friday lunchtime you enjoy unlimited pizza for only £9 with a free soft drink, £11 with house beer, cider and wine or £14 with selected cocktail of Gin Copa
Tariff & Dale
For reservations, contact 0161 710 2233
2 Tariff Street, Norther Quarter, Manchester, M1 2FN