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Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

23 Jul , 2019

An innovative addition to the great diners in the Northern Quarter

This is a great late night place to eat as it creates some unique flavours with an Oriental and Japanese influence. It says everything when you find out that it won an award as being best avant-garde menu in the country. This is fitting as it is situated in the heart of the hip sector of the Northern Quarter.  You can see straight away how the this award could come about with combinations such as shumai dumplings and tuna tartare rounded off with yuzu meringue pie; yes that is quite a concoction, but it works beautifully. The menu is full of flare and ingenuity creating some wonderful combinations that excite the taste buds. This amazing experience is happily affordable.

The diner has great charm and appeal

Not only does the avant-garde menu fit in with the area, so do the building and atmosphere created. Most of the independent, bars, bistros and diners in this Quarter are converted buildings that are carefully renovated to maintain the charecter of the area. The Cottonopolis is no exception. It is housed in a former tailors studio which is a grade 2 listed building. The bare red brick walls and original wooden floor give the place that extra character and charm. At the rear of the venue there is a large open kitchen preparing some wonderful delicacies with a flavour of the Orient including dim sum, deep fried crab claws and sushi, All these can be washed down with Sake. They have an oriental themed cocktail menu that could blow your socks off including mixtures such as ” even Monkeys fall from trees”  with unique ingredients such as Money 47 gin, citadelle aged gin, white peach and papaya cordial and other additions that are favoured in Japan.  Any of these exciting cocktail with help compliment the delicious inspired cuisine served up here.