A stylish sanctuary, hidden under the heart of Manchester.

Since opening in 2011, Australasia has become one of the city’s favourite restaurants. A place of relaxed elegance and laid-back luxe, where a good time is guaranteed. Bathed in the natural tones of the Pacific coastline, which sets a tranquil scene that’s adaptable to any occasion.

Australasia aims to deliver the stylish and fresh modern Australian lifestyle down under in Manchester. This subterranean dining and drinking experience is accessed via a glassed pyramid that pops out of the street like a UFO whisking you away to planet gastro. As you descend the stairs, you are greeted by a bright, uber-modern dining space with creams and whites and whitewashed furniture making you feel you have just stepped off the beach (a very classy one). The driftwood features also add to the exotic vibes alongside well dressed clientele who fill this place to the rafters.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 0:00
Friday 12:00 1:00
Saturday 12:00 1:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Tuesday 24th December 2024 - -
Wednesday 25th December 2024 - -
Wednesday 1st January 2025 - -



Australasia, 1, The Avenue, M3 3AP




  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Gastro, International, British, Asian/Oriental, Christmas Lunch/Dinner, Japanese, Steak and Small Plates food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan also help determine the taste and style.

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