It's Michael Caine's name on the door of this former Victoria cotton merchant's warehouse, but when he's not at ABode Manchester (perhaps, instead, at list-topping Gidleigh Park), the kitchen is in Ian Matfin's award-winning hands. Diners in the smart, cityish restaurant enjoy roast duck's liver and poached monkfish from the grazing menu, or Yorkshire partridge and Lake District venison from the a la carte. Fancy beds in bright, modern rooms make restful bases for exploring the city - Chinatown's restaurants, real ale pubs on CAMRA's self-guided tours, or the Coronation Street pub walk from New Manchester Walks.
107 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2DB
Tel 0161 247 7744