Gusto, Lloyd Street

I feel quite excited to be writing a blog post about Gusto; the first of many great Manchester restaurants I plan to tell you about.

It takes me right back to the Melbourne days, where each week I’d discover a new bar or cafe and think to myself ‘Ooooh I can’t wait to blog about this place!’

I’ve had a meal at the Gusto on Lloyd Street twice now and there are a number of reasons I want to recommend it to you. These include the delicious food, reasonable prices, classic decor and comfy chairs (a comfy chair goes a long way during a meal!).

However, the number one reason I’m blogging about this place is the staff.

The staff are friendly and polite in an incredibly down to earth way – it feels genuine, not like they’re being nice to you because they have to be. The other thing I love about this place is that it doesn’t feel pretentious, making it a very relaxed place to dine.

I ate there most recently with my parents and remembered to take my camera with me, so here’s some mouthwatering photos:

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I had the asparagus spears to start, followed by chicken breast with gnocchi and creamed leeks for main. At first I thought the amount of gnocchi was a bit too small, but I was actually very full by the end of the meal plus the quality of the cooking more than made up for it. The chicken was cooked perfectly, and I mean perfectly. The skin was crisp and salty, and the meat was so soft. Per-fect.
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For dessert my mum had prosecco jelly with ice cream (that had bits of meringue in it!), and I had the warm hazelnut brownie with pistachio ice cream.
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I think Gusto is a great place to take visitors, and it’s also good for large parties of people because they have a number of set menus available. If all that isn’t enough, you can also order food from Gusto through Deliveroo!

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