Trying Grafene’s newest additions to their British Tapas menu

In case you haven’t seen the news on social media, Grafene was just awarded the prestigious Two AA Rosettes earlier this month, and now chef Ben Mounsey has evolved their menu to a selection that captures his best of British summer flavours. I was already in love with their British Tapas menu (Exhibit A), so when we were presented with the opportunity to try these newest additions, I couldn’t say no!

British Tapas, Grafene. Manchester

Fish taco, green sauce, gem.

One of the things I love the most from this British Tapas concept is the opportunity to try more dishes and share them to see what everyone on the table thinks about them.

Grafene offers a great deal if you want to go for either 3 or 5 dishes, so it’s good if you’re going by yourself (or splitting the bill in half), or if you want to share with someone else. Both are great value for your money so it’s definitely worth keeping in mind 😉

Now, let’s talk about my highlights:

British Tapas, Grafene. Manchester

Rendered duck leg, herbs, beet piccalilli

I’m not 100% sure if this duck leg dish is new on their menu, or if it’s just a thing we missed during our last visit, but either way this was our absolute favourite part of our lunch date.

The duck itself was so crispy on the outside, yet juicy on the inside, the end result was a bite  full of flavour and a mix of textures words just can’t describe. The beet piccalilli was also fantastic and complemented the duck beautifully. You just can’t miss this dish on your visit!

British Tapas, Grafene. Manchester

Baby Sunday Roast Roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, (Only available Sundays)

We had to try their baby Sunday Roast, and I’m so glad we did. The roast beef was great, and the Yorkshire pudding was just beyond delicious. My favourite part, though, was the roast potatoes. I know it might seem insignificant but oh boy, you can’t underestimate the power of a good roast potato!

British Tapas, Grafene. Manchester

Crumbed ham, burnt asparagus, emulsion

Finally, my third recommendation of the day would definitely be this crumbed ham. This one I know for sure it’s one of their newest additions and, paired with the asparagus, it’s definitely a good summer flavour.

Overall, our experience was as good as it was on our previous visit. These guys keep impressing me on every visit, I just can’t get tired of their fantastic combination of textures and flavours. The dishes keep surprising me, but their consistency when it comes to serving quality dishes is something I know I can expect on every visit, so if you’re looking for a nice meal in town, this is the way to go!

(My favourite restaurant in King St, personally)

Now I’d love to know what’s your favourite restaurant in King St. Any recommendations for a night out or your favourite restaurant for a nice date? Share your recommendations in the comment section or let me know on social. You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).


That’s it for today. Thank you so much to the team at Grafene for a fantastic experience, and to Sarah for the invitation. It was fab! Make sure to come back on Thursday for another yummy foodventure 😉






  1. Ellie
    May 31, 2018 / 8:49 am

    The yorkshire roast looks SO dreamy!!!! Definitely adding here to my list!

    • Michelle
      June 3, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Let me know if/when you try it, Ellie! I’m sure you’ll love it

  2. May 30, 2018 / 10:36 am

    Baby roast dinner! What a great idea, tapas with a twist!

    • Michelle
      June 3, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      I know, right? I’m a fan of the tapas concept, specially because it means trying more things from the menu 🙂

  3. May 30, 2018 / 8:05 am

    I really need to try out Grafene! I love the look of the baby roast!

    • Michelle
      June 3, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      It was delicious! You should give their British tapas a go 🙂

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