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Steak & Lobster Manchester
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Ranked #428 of 2,326 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $20 - $47
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Steak & Lobster, we aspire to be the very best in what we do; delivering the finest steak and freshest lobster to your plate. We believe simplicity is key and let the food speak for itself. With lobster caught from the Canadian seas and steak from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, we understand the importance of provenance and quality. Down-to-earth, rustic and humble, we bring you a range of complementary bites, salads and desserts, in addition to our popular signature dishes.
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We visited Manchester on a Saturday as we were attending a concert in the evening.
We chose Alto as I love lobster and my partner steak ! Also the special offer of £15 per head with unlimited fries and salad caught our eye.
The style and ambience of the hotel and restaurant was very impressive and the staff were professional and welcoming.
Our waitress was knowledgeable and the food was great. My grilled lobster was lovely and my partners steak also cooked to order (well done ,not always the case !) We had at least two refills of fries and salad and the knickerbocker glory and the cheese board were also delicious. The wine we chose was a Malbec and at around £20 it was a bargain.
All in all a great place to spend the afternoon (especially with England v New Zealand on the television in the bar !)

Thank timbo1959
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RyanThompsonRBEH, Manager at Steak & Lobster Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thank you for this review, it is great that you like the style and ambience of the restaurant and of the hotel. Thank you for recognising the level of service that we pride ourselves upon. We all do look forward to welcoming you back to the Free Trade Hall and Steak & Lobster @ ALTO.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a no brainer, just do it! Quick simple and flawless but poplar so check before you head out to avoid waiting.

Thank Wendy L
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RyanThompsonRBEH, Manager at Steak & Lobster Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2012

Thank you for this great review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the style of service. The restaurant is large and we try to accommodate everyone and keep waiting time to a minimum. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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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!

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Thank eldiablo_1978
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RyanThompsonRBEH, Manager at Steak & Lobster Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

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.

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Thank Citizenandrew
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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.

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Thank BobHilbourne
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