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“Simple but good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Steak and Lobster at Alto

Steak and Lobster at Alto
Free Trade Hall, Peter Street | Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, Manchester M2 5GP, England (Manchester City Centre)
+44 161 835 8903
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Ranked #283 of 1,617 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
Description: Offering an exciting dining concept, Steak & Lobster Manchester has forgone a menu brimming with choice to offer just 2 dishes: a 10oz rib eye steak or a whole lobster. Enjoy views through the floor-to-ceiling windows and soak up the informal, understated atmosphere whilst appreciating the simplicity and speed of this fresh and original concept.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Simple but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The ribeye steak was a good piece of meat cooked well. The lobster was also tasty but perhaps not the largest. Go for the steak if hungry! The fries and salad were also very nice and replenished for free. Overall this is somewhere you would go if you wanted some good food but were in a hurry. You'd probably go elsewhere for a special occasion meal though. We will be back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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RyanThompsonRBEH, Manager at Steak and Lobster at Alto, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the Steak. Have you tried our Opus One restaurant for a more formal setting – this would suit any special occasion. It is fantastic to hear you will be back, Thank you!
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English first
Manchester
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Very good food at great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

You have only two choices: lobster a d chips or steak and chips. That's it, no starters, no sides. The lobster comes steamed or grilled, cut in half and served with thin French fries, a small green salad in a beautiful dressing and a a claw shaped device for cracking open the lobster's claw. The meat was juicy and meaty. Very good.
The steak was well cooked and came also with fries and salad. Nice that the meal comes with tomato sauce, mustard and mayonnaise without having to ask. Both meals are £15 each. Bargain!
There were 4 desserts on offer. I had a knickerbocker glory which was a magnificent pile if fruit, ice cream and raspberry cream. Magnificent.
The service was ok, not very attentive but no real problems. Alto is the hotel's second restaurant and I imagine it could be quite quiet on a weeknight. On a Friday night it was busy enough and had a good atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Simple - but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went to this restaurant in the Radisson Blu Hotel in central Manchester with my son and daughter-in-law who live in Manchester.
It is a modern bar-type eatery with wooden floors and plain plastered walls - which made it difficult to hear conversation when nearby tables were full.
The format is simple - either steak or lobster, both served with chips and salad - for £15.
My steak was well seasoned and cooked as I requested - very tasty. The others had lobster which came in its shell with nutcrackers and pick. They thought the lobster was tasty but a lot of effort for not too much meat. The chips and salad were good with the latter coming with a nice dressing. Additional chips and/or salad are available on demand at no extra cost - nice touch.
The wine list was good, albeit very pricey - £30 for a nice Alsace wine which is normally found priced at £15 - £20. The waiter brought the wrong bottle which was a bit worrying!
Overall food was good - quality and value; service less than attentive - the price of the wine was out of keeping with the format of the restaurant.
Overall an enjoyable meal, which with a few tweaks could have been excellent.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“steak or lobster is fine by me”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

a quick meal of lobster and steak with fries and salad- ideal at the end of a busy day. Good ine list although a little pricy

Visited October 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Now renamed The Steak and Lobster”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Because all it sells are Steaks and Lobsters, this is within the Radisson Edwardian Blu, it is open for early evening suppers ie pre theatre, which is great.The food is very simple with either a steak or lobster however you like it done. It arrives with frites and salad and is basic but good.Dessert menu is limited to just three items, we had the Knickerbocker glory, which was fine.The main selling factor is, you know the price before you start £15 for steak or lobster not including booze or dessert.

Visited October 2012
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