Food review - The Airport Pub and Grill, Manchester

PUBLISHED: 00:00 13 March 2015

The Airport, extravagantly refurbished on an aviation and floral theme

The Airport, extravagantly refurbished on an aviation and floral theme

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Venue

A Robinsons pub and grill house less than half a mile from the main passenger terminals at Manchester Airport. Hence, the beer garden overlooks the runway - spectacular even at night - but parking is at a premium, so the pub car park is pay and display.

Menu

American-style BBQ fare: chicken wings, ribs, burgers, steaks, pulled pork and other meaty delights, including a 32oz rump steak at £40. We opted for £4.75 starters of chicken wings (generous portion, smothered in BBQ sauce) and - for novelty value - breaded catfish with sweet chilli and tartare sauces. For mains, the ATC Tower Burger was a very decent burger for only £7.95, while a 10oz sirloin steak with fries, tomato, mushroom and roast veg (£18.95) was a surprisingly tasty slab of 28-day matured Bwydlyn beef. Puds of blueberry cheesecake and ice cream sundae were good, generous in portion and fine value at £4.50 each.

Decor and ambience

Oddly alluring collision of floral decor and American diner chic - settees in one part of the pub, booth seating elsewhere, and some striking aeronautical allusions such as light fittings with large propellers, a table set in an awning like the cross-section of an aeroplane and furniture clad in what looks like bits of fuselage. Plenty to look at.

Service

Efficient and friendly.

Cost

Three courses each, plus drinks and wine came to £81.

The Airport Pub and Grill

Ringway Road

Manchester M22 5WH

0161 498 8536

www.airport.pub

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