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Manchester House Bar & Restaurant

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Energetic, ingenious multi-course cooking with northern roots

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

Manchester House is a classic modern eatery: you dine amid a riot of hard-edged concrete and steel, beneath ceiling girders and light fittings like metallic lobster pots, the experience beginning with a sense of having come through the tradesperson's entrance as you slip through the kitchen to your unclothed table. There's kitchen counter seating for half-a-dozen, and depending on how much time you have, a range of tasting menus that gets up to 14 stages. Maybe sit in the top-floor bar and have a loin-girding cocktail before you start. That it's all supremely enjoyable is no small testament to Aiden Byrne's sparkling CV. Having worked alongside some of the stellar names of the London firmament, Byrne returns to his northern roots here with cooking full of energy and powerful ingenuity. A first taste sets the tone: puffed pork crackling with smoked apple and hazelnut is a perfect balance of savoury and sweet, soft and crisp. Crisped chicken skin is equally cleverly teamed with unctuous foie gras mousse and aged parmesan for a rags-to-riches mix, and then there may be a soup of Ribbledale goats’ cheese and onion garnished with Jabugo ham. Offbeat offals are the mood of the moment, so expect perhaps a braised lamb heart in miso with pickled kohlrabi, while potent fish flavours are on display in cured red mullet in bouillabaisse with confit tomato. Presentations are artistically precise and colourful, and desserts to write home about might encompass the impeccably regional Manchester tart ice cream, or beurre noisette parfait with sweet potato toast and marmalade.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks in January, 2 weeks in summer
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Aiden Byrne

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 193
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Main course from35
  • Tasting menu from70
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 78
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • Off-site parking available: NCP King Street West

Additional information

  • Seats: 78
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8

Getting here

On Bridge Street, on edge of Spinning Fields. Entrance in Tower 12 behind Waitrose

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Nearest train station

Salford Central, Deansgate
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