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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
+44 161 835 8903
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Ranked #304 of 2,026 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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412 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not 5*”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Woobly tables, unattentive staff and slow delivery of food - if in the area and your budget stretches to 5* go to the Opus One in the same hotel

Visited July 2012
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Manchester
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Ate here two lunch times running whilst at the Manchester conference centre. It is nicely set out and furnished, the staff were polite and attentive without being over the top.
Overall the food was good quaility, my only real comment on the food was the ploughmans platter seemed expensive for what it was and the pork pie that came with it was similar to the six for £2 in any high street supermarket, also the platter did not come with any salad or greens. Apart from the ploughmans platter I would recommend.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Shanghai_sam
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