SOUTHERN ELEVEN MCR

Southern Eleven has been on my wishlist of places to eat for ages, so we headed there on my birthday.. Initially I wasn't too impressed; there was some obvious tension between a few of the waiters, which resulted in us having to wait a little while for a table and having a grumpy waiter. However, our service wasn't at all slow and the food and atmosphere more than made up for our waiter's grumpy face.

We started off the night with a few drinks. L had the vanilla coke float, which reminded me of an alcoholic chupa chup, and we couldn't decide if we liked it or not. I had the Gin & Jazz, a sweet cocktail made from gin, mint, apple and a little too much limoncello for my liking. The cocktail menu had less than ten drinks on it and I'd definitely prefer some more classic drinks such as a Mojito. 

Our food arrived quickly, and we had a mixture of starters and sides with one main to share. We tried the jalapeño corn bread, which was crumbly and sweet, with a little after kick of jalapeño, and served with a yummy butter dip.. Definitely need to find the recipe for this. The mac n cheese is honestly the best I've tasted in Manchester, and I'll be going back for that dish alone. I had it as a side, and got so much for £3 that I can't wait to order the large portion. The suicide chicken wings are seriously hot, I can handle my spicy food but these were definitely out of my comfort zone. Nevertheless the chicken was tender and the sauce was tasty. L had the meat plate with pit roast chicken, Memphis style baby back ribs, 'slaw and sweet potato fries, which she loved. Highlights for me were the mac n cheese, sweet potato fries and pit roast chicken. 

What really set the night off for me was the live keyboard player. I don't know who he was but he had a fantastic voice, singing some of my favourite songs such as John Legend's All of Me and No Diggity by Blackstreet. I haven't been to a place that does live music in ages so it was a great treat for my birthday. Have any of you been to Southern Eleven before? Is it somewhere you want to try?

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the food at Southern 11- the cornbread is the best bit :) honestly I can't remember the last time I heard live music (that isn't a DJ in a bar), that's such a nice touch I must head on down there for dinner again! I'm glad you had a good birthday meal! x

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    1. Thank you, it was a great night. I hardly ever get to hear live music either, so it was such a nice surprise! x

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  2. The place looks amazing ! Even the food and drinks:) and i like your blog ! ( i know you from the cover fashion game)...

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    1. Awh thank you so much for stopping by.. Love that game x

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  3. I love Southern Eleven - the food is gorgeous! There's a great atmosphere in there too. I'm glad you had fun!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Thank you. I completely agree about the atmosphere, the keyboard player made it so lovely x

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  4. Having grumpy waiters can always put a dampner on the mood so glad you did not let it stop you from having a good time. Southern Eleven is so yummy, their mac n cheese is so tasty!

    Lola xx

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    1. Yes, it can really ruin a night but as long as the service isn't consistently slow I wouldn't write off a restaurant because of it's waiters x

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