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“Disappointed.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Aumbry

Aumbry
2 Church Lane | Prestwich, Prestwich, Bury M25 1AJ, England
0161 798 5841
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Prestwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Disappointed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

If heard so many good reviews about this place and we were desperate for it to be brilliant as it was for my girlfriend's birthday. Unfortunately we were not impressed. We were not offered a drink on arrival and had to stop a waitress and ask for a drink and wine list. The food was over seasoned, in particular the scallops, which I usually love. It just seemed like done of the food was experimental for the sake of it and to be honest it was way too expensive for the quality we received. Shame as we wanted it to be excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Far more than we expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We live in Manchester but had not heard of Aumbry until we saw Mary Ellen on British Menu
As soon as we realised what a potential gem we had on our doorstep we booked.
Having dined at Heston's Fat Duck and knowing that Mary Ellen had worked there for a few years we were expecting great things. WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED
Susy and I have dined in many Michelin starred places -- some which deserved their starring , and a few which were ( in our opinion ) either over or under rated.
Aumbry food was definitely approaching one star and maybe even there
Ambiance wad great Staff were wonderful and the whole evening was incredibly enjoyable
We will definitely go again, but I don't think it will be too long before they relocate or expand-- Too good to stay as they are.
Wishing all the best for the future
Go now whilst you still can -- I don't know them so this is not an advert

Dr David O'Neill

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Foodies Haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Having visite this wonderful eatery for my Birthday all i can say the following month we have booked dinner for our anniversary . Having eaten at Arzak in San Sebastian and L enclume this place can sit nicely in there compamy we had a 3 course lunch with extra tasters and delicous wine and coffee for me on the lunch alone that michellin star would be coming your way the 30 day aged beef the mackerel the gooseberry fool all delicous excellent informative hospitality staff well done everbody excellent standardsa

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Food I have Ever Had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have eaten at a fair number of restaurants including Gordon Ramsay's Maze Michelin starred restaurant and Michael Caine @ Abode. Aumbry was certainly the best. Great value lunch for £29 each. Incredible well balanced food. Each flavour so strong. I had the vegetarian menu. It was exquisite. Great birthday treat! Service was phenomenal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had a 6 course taster food was great and accompanied by a variety of small snacks/tasters and extras. Cosy and strangely odd interior, suppose quirky is the word I am looking for. Waitresses all very friendly and genuine. Mushroom soup was wonderful and the fish perfect. Not rushed, arrived 9pm left around midnight. Great experience, Prestwich is definitely the place to be right now fast becoming the new Didsbury/Chorlton without the bull.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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