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“Exemplary” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 63 Degrees

63 Degrees
20 Church Street, Manchester M4 1PN, England
+44(0)161 832 5438
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Ranked #89 of 1,825 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Manchester
Top Contributor
395 reviews 395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
“Exemplary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Sacre bleu! What a fantastic place. The horror of turning 40 was eased somewhat by a fantastic evening here. The service was charming, friendly and attentive and the decor muted but classy. The food was fantastic though from the creamy cauliflower soup served as an amuse bouche, everything tasted beautiful.......I had the scallops, duck and cheese and can't think of a single criticism. My wife hasn't stopped raving about the pear and chocolate pudding to this day...I am genuinely stunned by Troupe99's review, my experience was 100% positive and I can't wait to go back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Really enjoyed a saturday lunch at 63 degrees. The chicken signature dish was especially good, served with a beautifully balanced sauce with a hint of truffle and an imaginative potato pie. And a starter of pumpkin soup was skilfully cooked. Well selected wine choices and friendly attentive staff.

For those that have complained about the mains coming with a single vegetable, please, it's a 'French' restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Sorry but it was really bad”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I'm really surprised by the reviews here for this restaurant so much so that I feel compelled to write. This was one of the worst meals I have had in Manchester in this price range, if it hadn't been for the company I was with I would have sent at least the starter (burnt dried out snails - you've NEVER had snails like this in France) and the creme brulee 'surprise', the surprise being that it was actually scrambled egg. My friend had deep fried chocolate truffles that tasted of old fat and garlic mushrooms, I had to spit it into a napkin, yum. The main course: the chicken cooked at 63 degrees was dry and served on a sickly sweet vegetable bed was passable but only just. I can only assume that the chef had called in sick or something. The waiter was nice though. The price of the bill however wasn't.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
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“Worth a visit - make sure you book!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Church Street is not where you would expect to find a restaurant of such quality and class – but the reputation it has built made us make some dinner reservations and hop in a taxi.

Despite the broader surroundings, the restaurant has lovely décor and ambience, the seating is well layed out – although if you are a table for two, I would ask for a banquette seat as a preference as there are quite a few couples tables in the middle of the restaurant, but that’s just me! It was full all evening, so I would strongly advise reservations.

The food and service is very classy, but with a relaxed elegance – not fussy at all. The menu has a breadth of choice, with the signature dishes of the house noted – I had all of them! They did not disappoint, with the sauce on the chicken being a particular highlight. There are also specials, including a cocktail of the day which was delicious.

Only criticism is that we had to order vegetables in addition to our mains – I feel restaurant should serve complete dishes! This is clearly very minor criticism and this did not detract at all from the dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England
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“Excellent small French restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What a wonderful restaurant! Excellent food, superb service, a nice wine list, and a relaxed atmosphere. It was my first visit, and I look forward to the next. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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