PLY, 26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DW – Visit Now
PLY boasts grown-up décor and a funky pizza oven.
We’re fans of the décor at Ply: channelling a strong European vibe, with designer chairs, hexagonal light fittings and concrete floors, PLY manages to feel grown-up without losing all sense of fun. Take the disco ball pizza oven as an example; it might look jazzy, but was built by a team specially imported from Naples.
The cocktails were satisfyingly complex, but still tasty – we especially recommend the rum, spiced peach and mint muddled Sinnerman. My Portobello pizza was drizzled with some superb garlic oil and my dining companion, The Beard, proclaimed happily that the extra ‘nudja he’d requested for his artichoke and pig’s cheek pizza was so spicy he would probably lose the power of speech in a bit.