If you’re seeking a top dining spot in Manchester for a large group gathering – and the best seafood available – Live Seafood is your go-to. Located on Ashton Old Road (a stone’s throw from the Etihad), this traditional Chinese eatery is known for its seafood, kept in tanks and cooked to order for the utmost freshness. Options include wild king crab, lobster, razor clams, and turbot, all prepared either in Cantonese or Sichuan style to your liking.
Further into the menu at Live Seafood, you’ll encounter delicacies like geoduck or arctic clam sashimi, sautéed frog’s legs, whole Dover sole, and the opulent ‘Buddha Jumps Over The Wall’ – a slow-simmered blend of chicken, sea cucumber, scallops, baby abalone, and more in a chicken broth. Bear in mind that fish and seafood are often quoted at ‘market price’, so it’s advisable to ask before ordering to avoid any surprise given some seafood’s high value. The decor here is modest, it’s all about the food.