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Central Otago Mirror - - FOOD FOR THOUGHT -

The Man­hat­tan brings a lit­tle bit of Pon­sonby to Roxburgh, so says the wait­ress who greeted me as I walked in. It cer­tainly gave a good first im­pres­sion. From Roxburgh’s main street, the restau­rant gives off a bit of a dark, chic style with its black frontage. But through the door­way, light­ness blows away any first thoughts of dark­ness, and a large space re­veals it­self.

To the left, is a light, bright room that opens up to the el­e­ments. There are couches, cush­ions and bursts of colour around the room. It is funky, mod­ern and fun. Hav­ing moved from their old premises early this year, they no longer have an out­door area, but the wait­ress as­sures me it feels like you are out­side once all the win­dows are opened up, in­clud­ing the sky­lights in the ceil­ing. She also men­tioned they have reg­u­lar jazz nights, and open-mic nights, which at­tracts din­ers from around the re­gion. Lucky Roxburgh!

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