The Refuge Suave & opulent, The Refuge offers sanctuary with hearty dishes & lavish desserts
Palace Hotel Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Happily Affordable

What they say:

The brainchild of former DJs Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford, The Refuge opens this Autumn within the elegant confines of the famous Palace Hotel. With the help of its award-wining sister restaurant, Volta, the team behind this spot hope to satisfy the city's hungry crowds, twirling the hearty traditional British dishes and International classics within the folds of their warming, serene atmosphere that blankets the entire restaurant. With an impressive 40ft granite bar stocked full of fine wines, potent spirits and craft beer - including their own intriguing brew - The Refuge offers an immersive culinary experience that's perfect for escaping the city's constant bustle.

What we say:

With the grand opening just round the corner, we're struggling contain our excitement about this spot. Perfectly marrying the elegance of a hotel restaurant with explosive tastes and carefully crafted flavour combinations, the team hope to live up to the high standards of the Palace Hotel that houses them. Alongside the menu that seems to reach across every corner of the globe, we're most excited about the lavish desserts on offer. Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, picture chocolate fondue platters served with a mountain of toasted marshmallows, fresh fruit and crunchy honeycomb.