The food was lovely and the service was excellent. Will definitely be returning soon
Loved this place . The food was great and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.
Lovely food and as for desserts- superb. The bread was fresh and just delicious. Staff were very friendly and accommodating re little ones.
We really like the informal vibe. We visited for lunch on a Saturday and although the place was busy, we did not feel crammed.
We are definitely coming back
Lovely food and very well made. We choose off the a la carte menu but the portion sizes far too small. I ordered a small plate but ended up asking for extra veg to bulk it out. The set menu may have been the better option. Would go back to try the lunch men but probably wouldn't go for dinner again.
Superb! Went on a Saturday night, it was (unusually) warm outside so we sat next to an open window which made us feel like we were on holiday. Food was top, everything we had was delicious and the bread that was provided to us was absolutely delicious, so delicious that we had seconds. Highly recommended! I especially loved the beetroot starter and the custard tart.
Having previously had breakfast,lunch and coffee /cakes here;I was keen to try their evening menu.It was delicious-quality ingredients and beautiful presentation.The staff were so helpful and I will be back soon to sample more.This is surely one of Altrincham's best!
This was our second visit - food is really excellent! Unusual combinations and good presentation. Good value 4 course set menu for £30.
Feel it's a bit short on ambiance though - probably because its a café during the day so a bit stark and the chairs are rather uncomfortable for the evening. Better if at least some of you can sit on the upholstered benches. Also could do with being somewhat warmer - was glad I had a sweater on! Other members of our party had to put their jackets on! Freezing in the loo! Shame the storage fridges facing the loos have clear glass doors - would be better not to see the ingredients stored as you come out of the loo!
The food was outstanding and the service really good too. The only thing that let the restaurant down was the furniture - the dining chairs were quite small and not particularly comfortable - replace them and I'd give 5 stars!
We have been enjoying Blanchflower’s excellent croissants and pains au chocolat since they opened and have now tried their evening meals twice.
Blanchflower offers a limited but wide range of dishes all of which are carefully prepared (you can see kitchen!) and beautifully presented. Some are unusual (eg charcoal grilled cauliflower) others are familiar with a twist (eg cured rare beef...with a slow cooked egg yolk). All have been thoroughly enjoyable to eat!
The service complements the food.
Blanchflower is aiming to deliver something special and we left on both occasions feeling they’d achieved it.
The food here is excellent, I went for dinner and it was really good with fresh ingredients cooked really nicely.
The only downside of the restaurant is the ambience in the evening, it's a little too functional and shop-like, if it was noisier it would somehow be better. I'm sure though that this will improve as the place gets more popular (as it's bound to do).
Don't overeat on the free homebaked bread and save some room for the lamb neck fillet - it's awesome.
Blanchflower is amongst the most interesting and excellent additions to Greater Manchester's food scene this year. It's attempt at creating different menus through the day and evening is completely successful and I throughly recommend it at all times.
Having eaten and enjoyed brunch and lunch here over the last couple of months I was intrigued to see they had started serving dinner and thought that it might be a big ask. Their social media had enticing pictures of finer looking plates that I imagined would a natural conversion of their daytime menu. I think it's clever that the jump from day to night is total, white a change of both food and mood.
Dinner is small plates. My server suggested that 3 each would be ideal and we were given a basket of stunning home produced sourdough, crackers and breadsticks with homemade butter. This was free and re-filed when we finished the initial one - a great touch.
We had something from each part of the menu; snacks and small plates that were really small and the bigger plates housing the meat dishes with a side of carrots.
The snacks; veg vol au vents, fermented veg and buttermilk chicken were all straight 10s - literally the best of their type I have eaten. Added to the bread, this was a great start.
Small plates of cured beef, cockle broth and beetroot and fresh cheese (made in house) followed and tbh I couldn't find fault in any of them with the beets possibly being my favourite - it's a real flavour bomb.
The larger plates were all superb. Bavette and a potato gratin was perfectly cooked and brought together nicely with a sauce more akin to gravy that a jus, and who doesn't love gravy. The trout was even better and the chicken cut like butter and was served with a green sauce that was really excellent.
My partner and I both had puddings (custard tart w rhubarb and little bits of candied orange peel and poached pear with chocolate cake) - both truly delicious.
Left hungry and plates never taken away after 1:15mins after we finished eating.
We went for dinner. The food was outstanding, different small plates to choose from - I wish we’d had room to try more! Really nice atmosphere and fantastic service. Good selection of wine. Will definitely be back.
Tables were to close together, we were dining early, many tables were empty ( 1 couple only in the restaurant) , we had a small table with no space for any plates! another couple came in and were sat next to us, they were cramped in also...loads of tables around free!
Didn't make sense to sit people so close...perhaps it was the staff having a laugh?
food was nice though although the small plates were physically large and the food portion was small..hence point above re size of table..doesn't work as a Tapa's type restaurant if plates are too big.