Kick off your Croma experience with a tasty treat...
Chorizo & Black Pudding Bruschetta
Oven baked chorizo sausage and crumbled Bury black pudding, with field mushrooms, garlic butter, Worcestershire sauce and cherry tomatoes
Piri Piri Prawns Bruschetta
Tail on tiger prawns, marinated in piri piri dressing, with a lemon mayonnaise dressing and topped with coriander
A Bowl of Marinated Olives
Baked Dough Balls
Freshly baked pizza dough brushed with garlic butter
With pulped tomato and fresh basil
With melted mozzarella and fresh basil
Served with vine tomatoes, marinated black olives, fresh basil and drizzled with basil infused olive oil
Tail-on tiger prawns cooked in garlic butter, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce and white wine, with spinach and red onions served with olive bread
A selection of vegetarian sharing dips consisting of black olive tapenade, mushroom and walnut pate, red pepper hummus, marinated olives and sun-blushed tomatoes, served with a crunchy cucumber and green pepper salad and freshly baked rosemary bread
Croma Baked Mushrooms
Oven roasted field mushrooms baked with garlic butter and Worcestershire Sauce, topped with rocket and served with Olive bread.
A sharing board for two. Parma ham, mortadella, sliced chorizo and salami, marinated olives, sun-dried tomato and buffalo mozzarella. Served with freshly baked rosemary bread.
Slices of grilled aubergine baked with buffalo mozzarella, provolone cheese, parmesan, tomatoes, garlic and pine kernels, served with Italian bread
Tuna & Black Olive Pate
Home made tuna and black olive pate served with rocket and toasted Italian bread
Pan fried field, oyster and Paris brown mushrooms, with a little garlic butter, drizzled with truffle oil and seasoned with freshly chopped parsley
So much more than lettuce leaves... We shop around locally for the very best produce to make the freshest, and most interesting salads around
Goat's Cheese Salad
Goat’s cheese baked on French bread, served on mixed salad leaves tossed in lemon olive oil, with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, marinated olives, roasted pine nuts, caramelised red onion and sun-blushed tomatoes. Served with a spicy tomato relish and fresh basil
Tandoori Chicken Salad
Strips of tandoori chicken breast, cashew nuts, green peppers, red onions, cos lettuce, coriander, a yoghurt and mint dressing, and a lime wedge served with baked dough balls
Flaked tuna, olives, boquerone anchovies, capers, free range egg, mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber served with a creamy vinaigrette and baked dough balls
Strips of warm Peking duck, rocket and spinach, spring onions, fresh coriander, cucumber, croutons and sweet chilli jam served with baked dough balls
Smoked Haddock & Potato Salad
Naturally smoked haddock served warm with new potatoes, cos and spinach, cherry tomatoes, leeks and fresh green chillies, a creme fraiche and mayonnaise dressing, garnished with chopped chives. Hot!
Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
Buffalo Mozzarella on a bed of rocket, with cherry and sun-blushed tomatoes, olives, fresh basil, drizzled with basil infused olive oil and served with baked dough balls
Rocket & Parmesan
Rocket leaves and parmesan shavings dressed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic syrup
Tomato & Onion Salad
Vine tomatoes and red onions dressed with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil
Mixed Leaf Salad
Mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber with our own creamy vinaigrette
Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad New!
Smoked chicken breast, cos lettuce and grated parmesan, tossed in our house dressing and topped with pancetta, croutons, boquerone anchovies and freshly shaved parmesan. Served with baked dough balls
Our Neapolitan style pizzas are baked at 750 degrees in specially imported ovens. Each 10 inch pizza is hand stretched and created using the finest ingredients.
Mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil
Camembert & Pomodoro
Camembert cheese, vine, cherry and sun-blushed tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and anchovies, topped with parmesan breadcrumbs on a lightly brushed garlic base
Pepper Steak Pizza
Slices of peppered rump steak with field mushrooms, mozzarella, creme fraiche base, Garstang Blue cheese, and topped with fresh watercress
Aubergine, caramelised onions, green peppers, tomato, provolone, sliced tomatoes, pine nuts, rosemary and garlic and seasoned with fresh oregano
Funghi di Bosco
Field, oyster and Paris brown mushrooms, mozzarella, tomato, garlic, fresh rosemary, and drizzled with truffle oil
Sun-blushed tomatoes, red onions, green olives, green peppers, fresh chilli, feta cheese, mozzarella and seasoned with fresh oregano (no tomato)
Strips of tandoori chicken breast, cashew nuts, green peppers, red onions, mozzarella, tomato, fresh coriander, limes, with a yoghurt and mint dressing
Italian prosciutto ham, olives, parmesan shavings, mozzarella, tomato and fresh rocket
Pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato
Americana with hot green peppers
Pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato, with hot green peppers
Peking duck, plum and hoisin sauce, spring onions, cucumber, mozzarella and fresh coriander (no tomato)
Tuna, king prawns, anchovies, capers, olives, red onions and tomato (no cheese)
Fresh spinach, free range egg, olives, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella and tomato
Smoked pancetta, sliced field mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato
Sliced chorizo, hot green peppers, jalapenos, fresh green chillies, mozzarella and tomato
Strips of chicken breast and mozzarella, baked then topped with caesar salad and parmesan shavings and our own house dressing(no tomato)
Courgette & Goat's Cheese
Roasted courgettes, caramelised onion and red peppers on a tomato base with mozzarella, goats cheese, rocket and balsamic syrup
Smoked Pancetta, free range egg, Cumberland sausage, mozzarella, Worcestershire Sauce and tomato. With Bury Black Pudding £7.95
Naturally smoked haddock, leeks, free range egg, emmenthal cheese, chopped parsley, lemon juice, creme fraiche (no tomato)
Tuscan sausage, roasted red and yellow peppers, caramelised red onion, mozzarella, tomato and finished with home-made chilli jam
Spicy marinated chicken breast, red onions, green peppers, jalapenos, field mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, and tomato
Garstang Blue & Goat's Cheese
Red onion, field mushrooms, sun-blushed tomatoes, goat's cheese and local award-winning Garstang Blue cheese, with garlic and tomato
Gluten Free Pizza Base
We are happy to prepare your pizza with a gluten free base for an additional £1.45.
Tuna, pine nuts, haddock, prawns, duck, boquerone anchoivies, rocket, steak, cashew nuts, buffallo mozzarella and anchovies
Any other ingredient
We keep those ovens busy with our super range of pasta & gnocchi dishes
Layers of pasta, beef bolognese, bechamel, parmesan
Mushroom & Goat's Cheese Penne
Finished with cream and béchamel and topped with rocket and shaved parmesan
Mushroom & Goat's Cheese Penne with Chicken
Finished with chicken, cream and béchamel and topped with rocket and shaved parmesan
Salmon & Spinach Lasagne
Smoked salmon, spinach, spring onion, parsley, bechamel sauce, mozzarella and a little tomato
Roast Vegetable Lasagne
With roasted peppers, aubergines, courgettes and onions, in a creamy bechamel and tomato sauce finished off with parmesan cheese
Slices of roasted aubergine baked with buffalo mozzarella, provolone cheese, parmesan, chopped tomato, garlic and pine kernels, and served with olive bread
Gnocchi Salmone New!
Smoked salmon gnocchi with fresh spinach and a lemon mascarpone cream
Go on... you know you want it. Yes you have got room for a scrumptious pud
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Served hot or cold with chocolate sauce. With either cream, ice cream or mascarpone
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate and ginger crunch base topped with a rich creamy lime zest filling
Hot Sticky Toffee Pudding
From the Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company. Served with either cream, ice cream or mascarpone
Chocolate & Toffee Sundae
Chocolate and vanilla ice cream with crumbled chocolate brownie and toffee and chocolate sauces
Award-winning Dairy Ice Cream
Made in Lancashire's Ribble Valley by Hill's. Served at £1.50 per scoop. Flavours include Strawberry, Chocolate and Caramel Crunch.
Top notch vanilla ice cream ‘drowned’ in dark espresso coffee and whichever liqueur that takes your fancy
With meringue, raspberries and fresh cream
With bananas, toffee sauce and ginger biscuits
Raspberry & Strawberry Fruit Sundae
Vanilla and strawberry ice cream with raspberries and fruit coulis topped with white chocolate chips
Once your children have been to Croma they'll be desperate to come back. Over and over again...
A choice of apple juice, orange juice, milk, cordials, coke or lemonade
Pizza or Pasta
Small Pizza: Margherita, Ham, Pepperoni, Mushroom or Tuna or Small Penne Pasta: Tomato & Mozzarella or Basil Pesto
Cherry tomatoes, carrot and cucumber sticks or a small portion of baked dough balls brushed with garlic butter
Small Ice Cream: strawberry, chocolate or vanilla or a Mini Chocolate Fudge Cake
Our famous cappuccino for kids. Frothy milk dusted with chocolate
We love our wine. Lovingly sourced and tasted by our very own Nick Telfer from some great vineyards across the world, our wine list is a sight to behold. All wines listed by the glass are available at our Manchester restaurant. A selection are available by the glass at Prestwich and Chorlton.
House Red. Montepluciano d'Abruzzo
Rampant purple hues that really pull you in, a mouth-filling ripe juice that has a wonderful full-on flavour. 2012. 11.5% Served in 1/2 Ltr carafe
House White. Trebbiano Colline Pescaresi.
Spankingly fresh and zingy white, clear, crisp but with a delightful poise that makes us smile. 2012. 12.5% Served in 1/2 Ltr carafe
Stormy Cape. Chenin Blanc.
£4.50 175ml £15.75 Bottle
2010. 13%. Tremendous value for money coming out of South Africa at the moment. Lovely, spicy fresh Chenin Blanc that cuts the old mustard perfectly.
Croma Bianco. Settesoli. Sicilia.
£4.25 175ml £14.75 Bottle
Spot on dry, crisp appley, wine that has a fantastic rounded gripping full flavour. 2012. 12.5%
Rioja. Mi Villa.
£4.95 175ml £17.50 Bottle
2011/2012. 12.5%. Memories of those summer holidays... something sipped on the terrace as the sun goes down. Bring it back with this delicious glass of new style white Rioja. Un-oaked.
Pinot Grigio. Sant' Elisa.
£5.30 175ml £18.50 Bottle
2011/2012. 12.5%. A delicious ripe pears and clean as a whistle Pinot Grigio utilising the longstanding know how of Paul Valle from grapes tucked away just outside his incredibly expensive Fruili vineyards. Bargain beauty.
Sauvignon Blanc. Ochagavia. Chile.
£4.45 175ml £15.50 Bottle
Bursting with vibrant gooseberry flavours, brimful with over performing bright bold deliciousness. 2012/2013. 12.5%
Chardonnay. Reserva. Vigna Leyda
£5.35 175ml £18.75 Bottle
2011/12. 14%. One to shut up the "anything but Chardonnay" wallahs. This has the creaminess and the delightful lemon and lime entry that epitomises the versatility of this noble grape. Get knobbled by the noble
Sauvignon Blanc. Pencarrow.
£5.90 175ml £20.50 Bottle
New Zealand. 2011/12. 13.5%. There's a more emphatically tropical feel to the fruits in the recent New Zealand Sauvignons, very pleasant too. Great maturity of vines and wine making.
Gavi di Gavi. Monchiero Carbone
£6.75 175ml £23.50 Bottle
2011/12. 12.5%. We've been looking for a really top Gavi for a while now and finally we have a quite sublime mix of tingling refreshment with rich even amazingly opulent fruit. Quite nice really
£4.75 175ml £16.50 Bottle
12%. All that classy berry Merlot flavour rounded out with a little Sangiovese pepper, but very, very fruity. Cool bottle too! 2011/2012.
Rioja. Mi Villa.
£5.25 175ml £18.20 Bottle
2010/2011. 13%. Terrific ripe fruit flavours, but still a little old school. Some perfect well-adjusted tannins to give the whole a feel of proper wine. What, what?
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Pasetti
£6.75 175ml £23.50 Bottle
There is nothing more satisfying than introducing Pasetti to new customers. It is so far ahead of most Montepulcianos; thick purple drink me, oh drink me, wine. 2008/2009. 13.5%
Croma Rosso. Settesoli. Sicilia.
£4.25 175ml £14.75 Bottle
Sicilian warmth in the plummy fruit and the spice, but clean ripe and refreshing. 2012. 12.5%
Malbec. Andeluna. Argentina
£6.30 175ml £22.00 Bottle
Rich, lush, silky, stonking, what else could you want? Perhaps close control and humility, but that’s footie, this is wine, far more serious. Andeluna are serious, soon to be stellar. 2009/2010. 14.5%
Syrah/Grenache. Bodegas Esteban. Carinena.
£4.70 175ml £16.25 Bottle
Tremendous value ripe reds ripping their way out of the Catalonian hinterland at the moment, all big berry fruits, crunchy,ripe and so Cromatastic we don’t even know it. Deep, rich, unoaked, uncomplicated enjoyment. What more do we need? 2011/2012. 13.5%
Cabernet Sauvignon. Ochagavia. Chile.
£4.45 175ml £15.50 Bottle
Remarkable blackcurrant flavours, with that bright fresh green edge that Cabernet manages to make so refreshing. Lovely winemaking. 2011/2012. 12.5%
Merlot. Reserva. Leyda. Chile.
£5.30 175ml £18.50 Bottle
Bright and bold this wine maybe as it first approaches, but it then envelops you in plummy rich unctuousness. Very well balanced Merlot indeed. 2011/2012. 13.5%
Rioja Rosado. Vina Cerrada.
£5.05 175ml £17.25 Bottle
2009/2010. 13%. The Spaniards have got this Rose lark down to a fine art now, so get a load of this Rioja take on fresh strawberries and luscious cream.
Costieres de Nimes. France.
£5.45 175ml £18.25 Bottle
2010. 13%. Just the classiest salmon pinkiest Rose we’ve drunk in a fair few years, and we’ve tried a number, lovely mouth-coating southern French stars in your eyes and smiles on your lips
Prosecco. Tenute San Marco.
£4.50 125ml £21.00 Bottle
11%. It must be all that peachy, apricot, bubbly nonsense that has turned Prosecco into the sparkling white wine of our times. Go with it friends, it takes you where you want to go.
Champagne. Andre Bergere. Brut Tradition. N.V.
£7.60 125ml £38.00 Bottle
Top notch, boutique, family run Champagne House. Glorious, proper, proper Champagne, a real treat, and we are so pleased to be working with such a wonderful producer. All the wines are aged over three years providing a gloriously rich initial flavour that gives way to such a crunchy refreshing finish. 12.5%
Rose Spumante. Borgo Molino. Italy.
£5.50 125ml £36.50 Bottle
Racingly vibrant raspberry flavoured quality Rose Fizz from the charming souls at Borgo Molino, makers of some of the tastiest Prosecco on the planet. Smile away. 11%
Try one of our great range of professionally mixed cocktails
Strawberry schnapps and presse topped with champagne
Champagne topped with creme de cassis
A raspberry martini with Chambord, vodka, sweet vermouth, strawberry presse and a twist of lime
Lemon vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice
Tequila, Cointreau, syrop de gomme and fresh lime juice
Gordon's gin or Smirnoff vodka and a dash of vermouth with an olive or twist
Vanilla vodka and Tia Maria with syrop de gomme and fresh espresso
Seven Year Old Havana Club rum with lime juice and syrop de gomme
Long Island Ice Tea
Smirnoff Vodka, Gordons Gin, Cointreau, Bacardi, Tequila with lemon juice, syrop de gomme, Cola and a slice of lemon
Good beers, beautiful coffees, lovely fruit juices. What can we get for you?
Nastro Azzurro. Brewed in Rome 330ml abv. 5.2%
Peroni Gran Riserva
Brewed in Rome 330ml abv. 6.6%
Aperitifs 50ml/Spirits 25ml
Brandy or Digestifs 25ml
Lemonade, tonic, soda, dry ginger, bitter lemon 200ml
Tomato or strawberry
100% Cox and Bramley apple juice - locally grown, pressed and bottled at Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Cheshire
Acqua Panne still or San Pellegrino sparkling, 500ml
Coca-Cola/ Diet Coke
Limonata or Aranciata Rossa
Tea Pigs Fine Teas
Whole leaf teas and infusions in biogegradable tea temples: Everyday Brew, Darjeeling Earl Grey, Chamomile Flowers, Peppermint Leaves, Mao Feng Green Tea or Super Fruit
Early Bird Menu
Glass of house wine or Peroni or soft drink. Garlic bread or dough balls or mixed leaf salad. Any pizza or main course salad from our menu. Coffee or tea. Available Sunday-Friday 4.00pm-7.00pm in Manchester, Chorlton and Prestwich.Offer not available for takeaway. NOT AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.
Our Espresso lunch deal consists of any soft drink. Margherita, Funghi or Americana pizza and is available Sunday to Friday 12.00pm-4.00pm in the Manchester City Centre Branch only. Offer not available for takeaway. NOT AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER.