11 December 2009. It was the second day in Manchester. At the home ground of Manchester United, after the Old Trafford Stadium Tour and Museum Tour where we were brought to this cafe in the stadium itself to have our lunch.
We – The winners of TheSpiritOfChampions contest. 2 from Malaysia, 2 from Hong Kong. =)
The Red Cafe! Upon entering the place, we were welcomed with lots of devils here and there on the logo of Manchester United Football Club.
Of course, Christmas is just around the corner and they had a Christmas Tree there as well just right when we walked in.
Decorated with posters, pictures all around the places, you will see red everywhere where the chairs actually have the names of Manchester United players. Prefer number 7? Grab a number 7 seat then! Quite a simple concept but i guess the brand name of Manchester United is more than enough to attract the visitors to eat there.
Quite a different atmosphere having meals there.
The Red Cafe of Old Trafford serves Western food where drinks, they have beers to liquors to cocktails, juices and etc.
Ren whom i brought along in this trip with his beer.
Everyone were pretty hungry so i didn’t really snap any pictures of what they ordered and such. Just my orders that’s all.
I ordered a pint of Fanta (£2.80) which is a combination of Lemonade + Orange Juice. Quite a common drink in UK i suppose. Didn’t take picture of that though.
As for food i had…
Texas Combo (£11.50) – 4.5/5
Juicy baby back ribs and tender chicken wings coated in special barbeque sauce served with crispy onion rings, coleslaw and potato skins.
Know what? It was big in portion, and this Texas Combo was exactly like how it was described in the menu. The baby back ribs were really juicy and the chicken wings meat were tender and it was awesomely delicious with the special barbeque sauce. The onion rings, coleslaw and potato skins, i was too full to focus on those then, but i’m sure they are pretty fine.
Cheese Nachos (£4.00) – 4/5
Crunchy Tortillas topped with spicy jalapenos and cheese served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo
I don’t know how to describe this, but i must say that the Cheese Nachos that we have in Western/Italian restaurant here in Malaysia is different with the ones in UK. Somehow it is nicer over there. Don’t know how to put it to words. Just Nicer!
Looking at the price stated on the menu comparing to price of the food in Manchester City itself, yes it was quite pricey but then again, it is Red Cafe at Old Trafford, i would pay and eat there if i were to visit the place again. Not everyday i will go there right? Furthermore, the food were awesome!!
*of course, we didn’t pay a single cent. =X
An awesome place especially for Manchester United fans, i would really love to visit this place again and try out other food then. Yum Yum!
Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way
Manchester, M16 0RA, United Kingdom
0161 868 8303