Do you like the idea of great food and great wine in one of Manchester's coolest venues? The Manchester Yelpers did! 26 Yelpers came down to the recently taken over bar and restaurant 'Simple' in the Northern Quarter for a fine preview and selection of their tempting and tasty new Christmas menu!
As our Manchester Yelper Michael B pointed out "It had been quite a while since I last went to Simple, and I didn't realise it had new management" so it was the perfect time for Bradlie and the Simple team to treat us to some great hospitality and even better food to really show off what the new Simple has to offer!
Starting off our evening with a selection of rum cocktails from the bar, our Yelpers were introduced to each other by myself and the amazing visiting Glasgow CM Briony C, before making their way to our table area to grab their seats and enjoy a goody bag of Yelp treats.
What followed was an absolute treat for the tastebuds as we were given a selection of starters that consisted of peppers with goats cheese, my personal fave – the king prawns and couscous and as Jessica H declared " the stand out starter was the beef, and we made sure to let them know!"
Following this we enjoyed their Christmas roast where we sampled some "first of the season" turkey, pork (great crackling) and a nice bit of Marlin which was as juicy as any a steak I've had recently.
And then it was time for dessert, oh wow! I think Rana M summed it up fully by saying "A slice of Chocolate tart w/ice cream and cherry drizzle went down a treat. Other hits in this department included the Cheesecake w/white choc & Kahlua topping"
After a quick thanks for coming speech and a good chat with everyone about our future plans for the Manchester community, it was time for one last drink at the bar before heading into the cold Manchester night.
And after loads of planning and making sure it all went without a hitch, it was all over. It was great though to already start getting loads of messages of good wishes and thanks for a good night out before bed time!
Put it this way, I'm definitely not planning on letting Lee Z down "it would appear that normal service is resuming in the world of Manc Yelpdom. I don't think Jonny could've got off to a better start, hit the ground running as someone probably said once" – So thanks Lee Z, thanks Bradlie and all the amazing staff at Simple and thanks to everyone else who came down last night. I'm already looking forward to the next Elite and CM events!
Catch you on the flip side
Yelp Manchester Community Manager