Last week I was invited along to a blogger dinner at The Mitre Hotel in Manchester. The Mitre is one of Manchester’s oldest hotels, built in 1815 built next to Manchester Cathedral in the heart of the city centre.
The Mitre hotel and bar is very popular with locals due to it being a great venue for watching sports and visitors to Manchester due to its close proximity to Manchester Arena.
The hotel’s bar and restaurant has recently had a makeover, and they are in the process of renovating the bedrooms, some of which have already been completed.
On arrival we were given a tour of one of the renovated bedrooms, which is known as a cathedral view room due to the stunning view of Manchester cathedral from the room. I actually stayed at The Mitre about 9 years ago on a visit to Manchester and the new rooms still maintain it’s character features from what I remember, whilst being more modern and luxurious.
The rooms have a boutique feel to them and the colour schemes throughout the new rooms and bar area are lovely with elements of greens and gold. All guest sizes are catered for from single rooms to large family rooms and everything in-between. The room we were shown was lovely and warm, something which is always a plus for me.
Next up was the chance to network with some fellow bloggers and content creators over a delicious three course dinner from The Mitre’s new menu.
Starter: Goats Cheese Melting Pot (V) with a sticky red onion chutney and garlic, herb crostini’s £6.95
Firstly the portion for a starter was really generous and this would work well as a light bite too. The goats cheese was delicious and had a thick layer of the red onion chutney underneath. The chutney is very sweet, so if you have a sweet tooth you’re in for a treat. The crostini’s were perfectly toasted and ideal for mopping up all the chutney was left. One of the best goats cheese starters I have ever had.
Main: The Classic Beer Battered Fresh Fish with hand cut chips and mushy peas with homemade tartar sauce £10.95
This was another great plate of food, which came out perfectly presented which isn’t always the case with fish and chips. The batter of the fish was well seasonsed, it was was delicous inside and the chips were crispy on the outside and lovely and soft on the inside.
Dessert: Honey & Marmalade Pineapple Mint Bread with buttered pudding and a pot of custard £4.95
Another well presented dish, which once again tasted great. However I was expecting it to have a pineapple taste to it due to the description. This was definitely lacking and it was more of a regular bread and butter pudding, which isn’t a bad thing but I don’t think that it matched the description on the menu. Once again this dish was portioned well and very well priced.
Some fellow bloggers and I tried a spoonful of each others meals to get a general feel of the other meals and nothing disappointed. I tried the bang bang burger which was crazy good and top of my list to try next time! My friends pasta dish was also very generously portioned and looked great.
Overall I think The Mitre is a very good choice if you are looking for a slightly fancier pub meal. The food tastes great, looks great and is priced very well.
The Mitre does various offers for guests. If you book direct with them you receive a free breakfast. Hotel guests also get 20% off food and drink
*I was invited as a guest of GO:PR and my meal was complimentary*