Jamboree Foodfest & Bar was launched in Manchester as part of the newly opened ibis Styles The Portland Hotel on Portland Street. Flavours from several parts of the world are offered at Jamboree, always combined with a matching Beer, if wanted. Italian Bruschetta, Japanese Miso Salmon, Portuguese Chicken Espetada or Burgers with Argentinian Beef, Crab Meat or more. Jamboree is not just a Restaurant, it is also a Bar with Lounge Chairs, High Chairs, or regular Tables to eat for a Foodfest. Jamboree is open daily for Lunch and Dinner until after midnight, in the morning the complimentary breakfast only for Hotel Guests is served.
On a rainy evening in Manchester, the Location for Dinner could not have been better, as straight inside my Hotel building. There is one entrance from Portland Street and another one for Hotel Guests. Around 7 pm on a Monday, I found a Table at Jamboree Foodfest & Bar easily. The staff was very friendly and attentive and before properly sitting at my Table I already had the Menu for Food and the second one for Drinks on my Table. As I already checked their menu in my Hotel Room at ibis Styles The Portland Manchester, I knew what I wanted. You can also check out the main card online.
Even though I was thinking about the meat-free ‘The Yucatan’ Burger, I went for Hand-Shaped Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing (5.95£), with Roasted peanut coleslaw (3.50£) and shoestring fries (3.50£).
My favourite was the coleslaw with peanut dressing. I haven’t tried something similar before and I got really hooked on the taste. The Falafel were good, no doubt, but looked and tasted like any Falafel you can buy in a Supermarket. Definitely not comparable to the Syrian Falafel I had in Turkey. The Lemon Tahini Dressing was also tasty, but so were the offered sauces on each table. Every Table is equipped with an own Tray with forks and knives and several sauces: HP, Tomato Ketchup, Barbeque, Yellow Mustard and Mayonnaise. I tasted several Sauces with the Fries.
Usually, a discretionary service charge of 10% will be added to the bill. As a Hotel Guest, I had a ‘January Special’ Voucher in my Room, with a discount of 10%, equal to the service charge.
Address Jamboree Foodfest & Bar Manchester
3-5 Portland Street
Manchester M1 6DP
Opening Hours: 12 to 1 am sun – thu 12 to 2 am fri & sat