We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Outstanding Once Again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jack Spratt - CLOSED

Jack Spratt
John Dalton Street, St James Square, Manchester M2 6WH, England
0161 833 1016
Website
Improve this listing
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: International, British, English
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A favourite local hideaway brimming with bohemian charm, Jack Spratt offers relaxed continental-style cuisine. Showcasing a homemade menu, wholesome Jack Spratt favourites include sizzling grill cuts, hand-pressed burgers and flavoursome vegetarian options, whilst a selective wine list showcases carefully chosen international bottles. Jack Spratt is renowned for its eclectic music playlist, and draws in a following with its regular live music sessions.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Outstanding Once Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First off, it is ever so sad that this place has now closed as it was without a doubt the best restaurant in Manchester, but the brothers wanted to be nearer their families and stay closer to home so that is fair enough. And they are keeping all of the staff and chefs on so that is also positive as it probably isn't going to change that much. Let's just hope that they keep the booth by the bar as we absolutely love sitting in it as it is comfortable and private so you can have a decent conversation without noise from other tables.
Food. Well; I had the lovely duck starter and a beautiful cod with crispy gnocchi and pea veloute for a main; which was also fantastic. My boyfriend had bread & oils and the JS burger for main, which he always has; and thoroughly enjoyed his meal too. As always, the service was absolutely brilliant and the staff were so attentive and friendly. We will be back when it re-opens and go for yet another wonderful meal, Yummy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

503 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    281
    136
    49
    23
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“If so good why is Jack Spratts closing on Sat. 29th March 2014!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went for evening meal once and very good it was too.
However it seems (via Manchester Confidential) that 'the brothers who run it are taking a wander up to North Yorkshire and opening restaurants in Wetherby, Northallerton and Middlesborough'.
Shame I never got the chance to re-visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Really nice restaurant, great service , priced very cheaply I thought and brilliant food.
Try the burger, me and the wife can,t wait to visit the place again next time we are in Manchester.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“quirky with good atmosphere and friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Dinner on a sat night. Chose the place on internet/trip advisor. Good menu and reasonably priced. We felt it was a good choice. Food generally tasty and staff attentive. Relaxed atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Another hit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Pre-theatre meal here was excellent again. Burger to die for and a well received cod loin. Fish cake and chicken/mushroom/Parma ham starters very tasty. Cocktail was well received too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Jack Spratt also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jack Spratt, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.