I am the first to say how much I appreciate beautiful cooking and there are some great places doing this in Manchester at the moment. That said, there are times when I am out and about, when I want something fairly simple to eat that is hearty and does the job. Dive NQ is next to Afflecks so a stone’s throw from Market Street and the main shopping area of the City. It is in the perfect spot to refuel so I popped in to see what the food was like.
Dive NQ is a nightclub so is fairly dark and industrial. They have most sports on live so it can get rowdy if there is a game on but, midweek, it is fairly sedate and calm.
The menu is predominantly burgers and wings, with a special deal on a Wednesday where you can try unlimited wings and fries for 2 hours.
For 2 hours, and £15, they keep coming! You can even choose from four different sauces and change your mind each time. The wings are a little dry but for £15, it is a great deal and the sauce toppings are actually pretty good. The service was really slow whilst we were there and we were only served 2 portions but, to be honest, it was enough as the portion sizes are generous.
I decided to try a burger and thought I’d go for the most intriguing option, the Graceland. 2 juicy burgers are topped with caramelised banana and a lightly spiced peanut satay sauce. The bun was too sweet and floury so broke up when trying to eat it but the burger was good and I liked the Elvis style toppings. It was served with a generous side of fries so was more than enough to fill me up.
We couldn’t manage dessert and the football started as we were finishing up so it started to get rowdy. Whilst it isn’t going to win any awards, the food was pretty good and I’d definitely go back for those huge portions when I am ravenous following a hard day’s shopping. That is likely to come sooner rather than later when I shop for Christmas and want to murder someone, I’ll murder those wings instead
I was invited to dine at Dive NQ as a guest and was not asked to pay.