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Location: City Centre
About: With designer furnishings and cowhide fabrics, this shrine to beef is undoubtedly the chicest steak restaurant in town.
As champions of every aspect of Argentine steak culture, diners can choose from four succulent cuts of meat.
Start with a fantastic Sausage Platter served tableside, then pick your favourite steak - try a lean and tender 300g fillet and dress it up with signature sauces like peppercorn or a rich stilton garnish.
Address: 2A Saint Mary's Street, Manchester, M3 2LB
Telephone: 0161 833 4333
About: The Hawksmoor caused quite the stir when it opened, and has since gone on it earn itself a stellar reputation for its marvellously meaty menu!
This art-deco inspired venue is the perfect setting for what are without doubt some of the best steaks in Manchester.
Dictionary-thick and cooked over real charcoal, the steaks here are expertly handled and packed full of flavour.
Address: 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WB
Telephone: 0161 836 6980
About: Since launching, Fazenda has rapidly become a popular steakhouse for Manchester folk to frequent. It’s flavoursome, well-priced and they’ve got an extensive menu with a good choice of steaks.
Diners pay a fixed price for their meal. Prime cuts of meat, are cooked on the famous churrasco barbecue and brought directly to the table.
Address: The Avenue, Manchester, M3 3AP
Telephone: 0161 834 1219
Steak and Wine Pairings to Die for
We've teamed up with Novel Wines to introduce you to the perfect steak and wine pairings for those evenings in. Whether you're going for rump or ribeye, this is your guide.
The classic pairing for steak is Malbec, often from Argentina, which is still an iconic red wine to go with when you're enjoying a big ol'rump steak. Rump is usually juicy and sweet, so works really well with Malbec's rich and fruity flavours.
However, if you want a really exciting match then treat yourself to a Ribeye, a fattier and more flavoursome cut, paired with a Uruguayan Tannat. Tannat, originally a French grape variety, has become Uruguay's main red wine style and - thanks to long sunshine hours - ripens much better than it does in France. The result is a structured, chocolatey, big and bold red wine that pairs beautifully with steak. The best to go with? Try Artesana Tannat from Canelones, owned by a pair of awesome female winemakers.
If you prefer a Sirloin, which is a great option for a steak sandwich, then a slightly lighter but nonetheless jammier red wine will go perfectly. Try the organic Colomba Bianca 'Vitese' Nero d'Avola from Sicily or, if you're a spice fan and like peppercorn sauce, go with the Bolyki Bull's Blood Bikaver from Hungary.
Whenever you go gold standard and opt for a fillet steak, you need something that won't overshadow the meat. Try the mouth-watering red wines of South Africa, particularly the Painted Wolf Guillermo Swartland Pinotage.