The Alan offers something totally different. How many places call themselves Alan, for a start?
It’s a must for Confidentials readers – get your fancy new drinks and dining vouchers for The Alan and be prepared to be impressed. Pay £50, get £100 – this is unmissable.
The Alan is a creative, design-led hotel in the centre of Manchester with an absolutely fabulous open-plan kitchen, bar and restaurant downstairs.
From breakfast through to dinner, the Alan offers all day dining with an emphasis on showcasing British ingredients.
Ever-changing menus of small plates update and rotate to showcase seasonal food at its best. All meat is grass-fed, free-range and sourced from independent family businesses.
Typical dishes might include Cumbrae oysters with a classic shallot dressing, a Barnsley chop from Gatehouse Farm, a Cheshire tomato salad and some CW5 beetroot. Talk about sourcing – the team at The Alan even know their vegetables’ address.
Desserts are playful with modern and inventive takes on favourites like Snickers and Arctic Roll while the drinks list features beers and spirits from local independents as well as a good selection of wines by the glass and some very special cocktails.