While there are a handful of elevated restaurants in Manchester that claim their city views are unmatched, the crowning vista is undeniably from the outdoor terrace of the relative newcomer, Climat. Our best advice for this popular restaurant is to drop in for lunch when the chance of securing a table is higher and the daylight view is at its most stunning. But the panoramic view is just one among many reasons why everyone is loving Climat at the moment.
The cuisine, crafted by the same team that brought you the celebrated Chester restaurant Covino (which counts Marina O’ Loughlin among its admirers), is creative, impeccably sourced, and fun – the ever-changing vol au vent is a case in point. Other dishes on the menu may encompass veal sweetbread adorned with nettle, pine nuts, lemon and brown butter, or a cuttlefish spiced with tandoori, accompanied by lime pickle and white cabbage. Those who favour a more communal dining experience can opt for a whole John Dory or a lamb shoulder to share among the table. Branding itself as ‘wine-led’, Climat doesn’t disappoint with its wine list that would delight any discerning sommelier. With a strong emphasis on Burgundy, guests are encouraged to take a quick glimpse into the wine cave to appreciate the selection. It’s best enjoyed in the company of a magnanimous, well-heeled friend who has a penchant for flaunting their wine expertise.