“ A stylish sophisticated restaurant based in Selfridges: formal meals, brunch, lunch and tea with the emphasis on seasonal produce. 1 The Dome, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8DA. Tel +44 (0)161 629 1109 „
The Sienna Restaurant is located within Selfridges department store at the Trafford centre, Manchester.I have always been interested to discover how good the meals are there, and noticed it had good reviews in a guide to Manchester. My husband and I decided to eat there on a Wednesday evening. The small restaurant was stylish in design, with lit candles on all the tables.An intimate atmosphere was created and 5 other couples were seated. The diners overlook the kitchen in which two French chefs are employed. The menu had just been changed to reflect an Italian cuisine. We took advantage of a great offer in which we could buy any bottle of wine from the drink department of selfridges to accompany our meal. There was no corkage charge for this service. Starters- The starters ranged from about £2 to £6 in price, and all seemed appealing. My husband choose the mussels, which were superbly presented and dressed in a tomato based sauce. I selected ham and aubergine roulade, which turned out to be slices of ham, rolled with the aubergine, topped with cheese and grilled. This was served with mixed leaf salad. Fresh nutty bread accompanied the meals and could be drizzled with flavoured olive oil,- a great alternative to butter. We choose not to have one of the 3 or 4 soup courses available and awaited the main course- For a main course you could select from pasta or meat dishes.The pasta meals were very cheep at about £5 . The meat courses were between £7 and £11 each. I choose the veal . This was two fillets served with 6 gnnochi dumplings on a gigantic plate. My husband had 4 chicken escallops served around a ring of courgettes. Both meals were delicious, and very finely presented. We decided not to choose a desert and ordered a latte and a cappacino from a selection of coffees that included espresso, machiato and coffee mocha. These were reasonable at £1.40 each and again presented superbly. Throughout the meal service was
excellent , we were not rushed or kept waiting at all. We will be looking forward to our next visit.