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“First Class Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Manchester House

Manchester House
Ranked #41 of 2,245 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“First Class Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Booked a couple of months in advance for Saturday lunch, think if you are prepared to turn up and check they will find you a table if they can. We opted for the 6 course tasting lunch, we had an amuse bouche and macaroons also. The food was fantastic, the flavours were lovely and it was a lovely experience. The waiter service was professional and friendly. It was interesting to see how the kitchen worked and everything was on display. I think for what we paid including pre lunch drinks and a bottle of wine it represented good value for the obvious effort that went into it, Only slight niggle was the 12th floor bar, it was empty and we had to go to the bar ourselves and no-one offered to bring our drinks to us. The views from the bar and the outdoor seating for coffee at the restaurant is really good too. I would recommend and most certainly return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“We had the 12 course tasting menu and it was a truly wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went for a birthday treat and the whole experience was The tasting menu was divine, every course was so tasty, delicate and every flavour was so intense. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and the fact that Aiden came out to talk to us only added to the experience. We will certainly revisit and can thoroughly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Arlette W
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Sandymoor, Cheshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Horrific service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Called in a Manchester House today for afternoon tea and drinks. After 15 minutes of waiting to be served we left. There was plenty of staff around and the place wasn't exactly busy. Four staff walked past us over the 15 minute period and not one offered to take our order.

I'm happy to pay top dollar for food and drink in quality establishments but I also expect top quality service in return.

Won't be returning in a hurry.

  • Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Two of us went for lunch, the environment itself is unusual set in an office block which took us a while to find so we were running late so went directly to the restaurant on the second floor and missed the bar and views on the tenth. It may not be to everyone's taste but we both thought the setting was excellent and liked the buzzy atmosphere of the open kitchen and expanse of the seating area. Seating was comfortable and spacious which I really liked. The lunch menu was 3 courses for £27 which is really good value and the food exceptionally tasty. Drinks are expensive though, if the TV programme is anything to go by a lot of money has been invested in the place and is being recouped on the drink and extras. The pork I had was very good and my partner really enjoyed the cod although she said that it was slightly cold and the skin had lost its crispness, probably due to standing while waiting to be served. She said that this was a minor quibble. Great little macaroons with the coffee. The staff were plentiful and well drilled, helpful without being intrusive. There was no rush and it was a very leisurely and enjoyable lunch. All in all very impressive and well worth a return visit. I would most definitely recommend the lunch for excellent food and very good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Nick T
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Food great however the service lacking the spark and attention”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

As it says in the title...the food was nothing but faultless but the service very uninteresting and grabby and to be honest nothing that the place should be proud about.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Fernandez M
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