I have always been a fan of San Carlo restaurants. As far as ‘chains’ go, they are up there with the best and each site manages to create its own personality and vibe. It was my first time visiting San Carlo at the Marriot in Hale Barns and I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed.

My friend and I decided to treat ourselves and we ordered indulgent starters and mains. The standout starter by far was the Arancini Balls with Truffle and Parmesan. They were melt-in-your-mouth good and I personally could’ve eaten about three plates of them and been happy! When I go to an Italian, I like to see how they do with a simple Spaghetti Bolognese. It’s a favourite dish of mine, but it can be difficult to get right. This one was PERFECTION. It was meaty, full of flavour and the perfect portion size (although I did take home a doggy bag).

What a great restaurant this is. After demolishing some Lemon Meringue gorgeousness, we enjoyed drinks on their brand-new terrace. The perfect treat for a week-day night of indulgence.


San Carlo Fiorentina

Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel. Hale Road, Hale Barns WA15 8SQ

0161 904 5043



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