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Oct 2, 2008 03:35 AM

Manchester - lunch

I am taking my (student) sister out for lunch in Manchester on Sunday and would like to take her somewhere relaxed but stylish which would feel like a treat for her.

I am only in the city for three hours or so, so somewhere near the station (Piccadilly) would be ideal but is not essential.

All suggestions gratefully received.

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  1. The Market restaurant would be my pick. It's a quick walk from Piccadilly, on High Street in the Northern Quarter. Sophisticated but relaxed, very European, small menu but excellent, eclectic food. http://www.market-restaurant.com/

    Another option would be the new restaurant at the top of Urbis, The Modern. I haven't been there but have heard good things. Not too far from Piccadilly either, at Cathedral Square. http://www.themodernmcr.co.uk/