Hotel Brooklyn offers a great New York experience in the heart of Manchester
With travel restrictions meaning visits to the US and further afield destinations are off the cards, people are looking for more experiential hotel experiences at places that differ from the norm. I recently stayed at Hotel Brooklyn and enjoyed all the design details inspired by the big apple.
I was excited to head back to try the vegan menu at Runyon’s restaurant which delivers an authentic Brooklyn dining experience with a Manchester twist. The restaurant itself is named after Damon Runyon – writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground.
Design wise, the restaurant is on the ground floor and has an industrial feel which is synonymous with the warehouses in Brooklyn but also with the architecture found in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and Ancoats.
Whilst the restaurant offers a wider menu, we opted to try the vegan menu and it was delicious. For starters we shared the vegan cauliflower wings and quinoa meat tacos which were great. The main meals varied from charred spiced cauliflower steak to wild mushroom risotto, sweet potato curry and falafel burger.
Deserts are not to be missed – pineapple carpaccio, warm chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream and a New York cheesecake. It is the best vegan brownie I have tried.
If you are looking for somewhere different to try in Manchester then I would recommend Runyon’s at Hotel Brooklyn and stay the night if you want to turn it into a staycation.
The hotel is award-winning and well deserved too – with recent rewards including Hotel of the Year with iTravel Staycation Awards, the prestigious 2021 Catey’s Accessibility Award, and TripAdvisors 2021 travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best’ Award Winner.
A game-changer in every sense, Hotel Brooklyn has already won over 20 awards this year. and there will be more to come.
Special thank you to our waitress Amelia who was the perfect host.