Albert's Shed
Albert's Shed

Albert's Shed

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.albertsshed.com/
  • Phone: 01618399818
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:30pm;
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Becky Bardsley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Castlefield Rooms offer a boutique, out of the ordinary, venue in central Manchester, in a stunning position within a conservation area on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. With a superb location in Manchester City Centre, near all major transport links, complimentary on site parking and the highest levels of service and cuisine, the Castlefield Rooms are the perfect venue to hold your wedding, corporate event or party.

    We offer a choice of three contrasting spaces for anything from 25 to 250 guests together with a range of competitively priced event packages. The versatility of the spaces is also reflected in the variety of menus available from the acclaimed kitchens of Albert’s Shed Restaurant and Dukes 92 which are located on the same site as The Castlefield Rooms.

    Whichever space you decide on you will have our dedicated Events Team on hand to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Ramsbottom 01618396856

Getting there

  • Public Transit: If arriving by train - we are a 2 minute walk from Deansgate train station and a short taxi ride from Piccadilly Station.
    If arriving by Metrolink - we are a 5 minute walk from G-Mex Metrolink station.
    If arriving by road we are very close to the end of both the M56 and M602.
    Look out for The Beetham Tower (Hilton Hotel)
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available, either on the street directly outside the restaurant or in free car parks around the venue
A word from Albert's Shed
Albert’s Shed is a stylish city centre restaurant with the advantage of a location at the centre of the Castlefield canal basin. The restaurant has ample car parking for business lunches and provides a picturesque and secure environment for weekend and evening dining out.
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Albert's Shed reviews from OpenTable diners
593 reviews since 1 November 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.1
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (378)outdoor eating (251)fit for foodies (240)romance (224)group bookings (207)business meals (178)outstanding value (167)sunday lunch (161)pre/post theatre (155)brunch (117)good vegetarian options (73)afternoon tea (66)child friendly (64)disabled access (60)Show More
  • Amazing food experience
    smallgirlbigapetite
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Brought my boyfriend to a surprise dinner at Albert's Shed and we were surprised at how delicious the food tasted. All meals were outstanding and to be frank one of the best meals I've ever had. The pulled pork in a jar was fantastic, and I enjoyed the Sea bass and Creme Brulee. Ambience was good though we were a little close to the table next to us. Service was quick and waiters were friendly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Birthday Treat
    JoWood
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I booked a birthday treat for my daughters 20th Birthday. The staff made it even more special with the table dressed with glitter and a glass of fizz presented to my daughter on our arrival. the food was excellent and wasn't rushed. the staff were constantly attentive and aware of our needs, down to the birthday candle in our dessert. I will defiantly be returning. Thanks Albert Shed.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding
    Jimbo
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    After previously been deprived a visit due to the recent kitchen fire, I was looking forward to this visit as my wife had been before and sang the praises of the restaurant. My expectations were rewarded as the whole experience was sublime from start to finish. Three courses of fantastic cuisine coupled with attentive, but not over bearing service. I have not had a three course meal where each dish was as exceptional as any I have tasted previously. I would certainly recommend this excellent eateries and will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Excellent!
    MadMark
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    This was our first time dining at Albert's Shed and we'll certainly be returning. Lovely decor that whilst modern was still warm and had great ambience without being overbearing. The food was fantastic and the menu had plenty of choice. The service was especially good from the moment you walked through the door with the maitre d' remembering little things such as your particular coats and that it was a birthday meal, and the waiters and waitresses being attentive and friendly without interrupting your meal. The free parking literally outside the restaurant was a bonus too. Top notch!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Had an enjoyable meal here to celebrate our sons graduation. The waitress was extremely pleasant and efficient even providing a complimentary glass of prosecco for the graduation boy! The food and ambiance were both excellent and made it a memorable ocasion
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Loved Albert's Shed
    Sonj
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    We had a great time at Albert's Shed. The food was great and so was the service. The Server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Some of my traveling party are very picky eaters and they were very happy with the menu. It was the last night of our vacation and was the perfect meal to remember England by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Amazing food
    Polly30
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We went to Alberta shead for a wedding anniversary meal on sat night, we booked it late but still go a table. The service was brill and the food was just amazing. Great value for money and I will defo be going back and telling my friends.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chateaubriand I've ever had
    mdehutch
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We were a few minutes early so were shown to the 'lounge' area while our table was reset. Disappointing that we were there for 10 minutes and not asked if we wanted a drink. Once we got to the table, everything was superb! Attentive waiter and stunning food! The chateaubriand was outstanding. Full of flavour, moist and juicy. We were also offered extra chips (homemade, giant chunky sticks of delight!) and veg if we needed which is included in the price. A little pricey at £240 for 6 of us but that included a couple of bottles of wine and a couple of cocktails. Will definitely be returning!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    Lovinmafood
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Went to Alberts by chance as so many places to choose from - what a find!! Fab place, great buzzing atmosphere, lovely staff who were very helpful and the food was lush!! Finished with drinks outside under the patio heaters people watching would definitely recommend and as Arnie says, "I'll be back" :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Albert's shed pre-theatre meal x4
    profdm
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Food and service was fine, but the restaurant was very noisy (Friday evening) and clearly caters for the younger set with established hearing impairments.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Fabulous Time
    LinnyLoo
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Fantastic surroundings, great atmosphere, affordable wine, fabulous food, spoilt for choice - the mini warm eccles cakes with clotted cream, were 'to die for'. We are already planning our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday lunch
    qualityfoodie
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    setting was great....service fabulous - every waiter was attentive ( we had a young girl serving for the majority of our meal & she was charming) Food great - well presented. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Birthday Meal
    Ellis14
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Visited here for sons 18th birthday meal. Our waiter was brilliant, very attentive and even brought my son a peice of brownie with a candle on as it was his birthday. Good was excellent, fresh and tasty and would definitely dine here again. Only downside is that when its a group booking of more than 6 they charge a discretionary service charge of 10% which I usually wouldn't mind paying but asked our waiter if it went to them. He said no it goes to the company!!!! Told him to take it off our bill and we gave him the money instead.
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening at Albert shed
    Nicky27
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Albert's shed is a 'posh' dining experience but a venue where you can still feel relaxed. The staff were very attentive but without constant interruption. The only negative about the venue is the location of the toilets (not an issue for me but down several stairs with a slippy surface) food was amazing. As it was Friday some of us don't eat meat (religious) we found the choice on the menu varied enough for all diners. We had starters and mains and I had plate envy for everyone's choices. The food was hot, tasty, beautifully presented, and price matched for the quality. Def worth a visit for any occasion - if on a budget go for the early bird menu at a reduced rate
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very disappointing experience
    Disappointedcustomer1
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    A very disappointing experience. The staff were unattentive and very slow. They missed out orders and the complimentary bread for keeping us waiting at the beginning didn't seem to propel them into better service. They continued to miss orders and delay service of the main. I had to get up a few times just to call someone over for service. The food was uninspiring and very badly presented. Everything felt dated with little flare shown by the Chef.
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    outdoor eating
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  • A lovely meal
    ThatoM
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I went out for a meal and drinks and this was our first time here. We visit Alberts in didsbury regularly and thats the reason we thought we would try out Albert's Shed. We had a great first time experience there with the food being at the same standard as the didsbury restaurant. We did get short changed slightly, when paying, but I truly believe it was a genuine mistake and still left a tip regardless. We will be returning here soon hopefully!
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glola
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    nice food but very small portions. A real let down. 6 monts ago the food was equally good and the portions were too.
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  • Albert's never disappoints
    JennyC
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food. Excellent, helpful service. Some especially tasty new after dinner dessert cocktails.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Phil1
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great place to eat , the food was spot on and the service was great, the waiter couldn't do enough for you without being annoying would defiantly reccomand this place to anyone whether it's for a family meal I.e birthdays etc or to dates / special occasions
    Special Features:
    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must visit!
    Gem88
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Brilliant service, food was amazing and reasonably priced for the quality you receive, must visit if you're in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    benn87
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Lovely meal for my mum's birthday. Birthday prosecco & cake went down a treat. Great food, nice atmosphere & good service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    i went with three friends to celebrate my birthday. It was a busy Friday night and yet the food was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. I would strongly recommend Albert's Shed.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining experience
    Colbo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Ambience, service and food will not disappoint the most discerning diner. The chef certainly knows his trade and the waitress service was helpful, professional and cheerful. Highly recommended for anyone in the Manchester area.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Brilliant
    Diner
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food and the service were outstanding and I would definitely recommend it and visit again myself
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    loubylou
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    we went for a birthday meal ..went early doors excellent service to start off..but when it started getting busy the service became poor ...food excellent and good value for money though ..had said it was for and 18th and when we have been to other restaurants they have remembered things like this and just piped happy birthday on dessert plate ..this is a good touch and would have been nice on this occasion
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    child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desired Dining
    RSBrasnett
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Restaurant selected for its reputation for Fish & Chips - deserved
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant atomsphere
    holmesy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Great Service and quality food especially the Daily specials menu
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    business meals, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Sand
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Everything was lovely - food was amazing. We were in there for 4 hours and never once felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good Stuff
    Gingerpumpkin
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great food, efficient and friendly staff. Reasonably priced. That's all you need to know.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star service all round!
    GreatFood
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    Decided to come to Alberts Shed for a family birthday meal. We where all amazed at the very high quality of the food as well as the presentation. The menu itself offers something to enjoy whatever your favourite food might be as well as the very delicious daily specials. We were all treated with the highest courtesy and all staff members were very friendly and went beyond what is normally expected from a restaurant, for this I thank them and highly recommend Alberts Shed Castlefield!
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot on
    Lellybelly
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    We were in a relatively large group and it was a work farewell lunch. (12:15-14:00) Alberts wasnt that busy so I can only comment on the service we got on that basis. The menu is extensive and there is somwthing on there to suit almost everyone. The selection is well thought out with some exciting twists to traditional themes. The staff are really efficient, friendly and helpful, service was prompt. I thought for the location, menu and brand image Alberts shed is going for it was excellent value. And I would go there again and recommnend it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Abert's Shed - not much to like!
    Smegthedragon
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I took my wife here for our anniversary and wished I hadn't. The location, atmosphere and actual restaurant are OK but the food is more hype than any good. The prices are at the top of the scale but are no where near worth it. Hot starters arrived within 3 minutes of placing the order - not a good sign and my chicken livers were lukewarm with my wife's tuna dry and overdone - signs that they were not cooked to order and were pre-made. We were warned that the tuna and the lamb I ordered would be pink - it had been a while earlier in the day that they had been pink! My wife's fish was OK but not that well prepared. In summary, only go here if it's big party or business meal where the price and quality won't matter - too expensive otherwise
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Excellent service made evening
    DaveT
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We went as a place to finish my wife's 60th birthday after taking in a show. The service was excellent from start to finish and the food maintained the high standard, beautiful sole cooked perfectly.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawman23
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    great location, excellent food and service, will return when next in Manchester
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northender
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The venison was unbelievable, possibly the best dish I've ever had! The cheese and onion pie amazing and the service was fantastic. The only reason for 4 stars rather than 5 for ambiance was due to the noise because it was so busy.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for large groups
    RJMJ
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We went to Albert Shed on a Saturday night whilst in Manchester on Business. As we had 9 of us we had to order off the set menu but found there to be a good choice for everyone- They were accomodating for one of the guests who has a dairy intolerance and allowed her to order a dish off the main menu. The service was very good and everyone really enjoyed the meals- the cheese and onion pie was a particular hit by those that had it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alberts - Raw is the new Pink
    Scoffaneester
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Alberts restaurant scores high on service and the space looks clean and well organised. Decent selection of food and wine all served up by friendly staff. The let down is the cooking. Dont get me wrong its OK and the ingredients are good but the cooking lets them down. Sea bass which is probably the easiest thing to cook, came with soggy skin- should be crispy. My wife had Lamb which was served up raw? They say on the menu its served pink, but this was simply raw. I recon the cooks think its trendy to flash stuff round a hot pan bang it on a plate. We obviously sent it back for cooking. Pity really, apart from the food this is a good start to night out in Manchester. Id go again, salads look good :)
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    business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Lunch special
    Browners
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Visited with my mam for late lunch on saturday. We sat outside and it was lovely and warm with the heaters on. Brilliant service and delicious food. Excellent value for lunch x
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service could of been better
    Brandez82
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Visited Alberts Shed on a Saturday afternoon, restaurant was very busy. We arrived early so were taken to a waiting area with sofas which was very nice but we had to wait 15 minutes for a waiter to come take our drinks order. Whilst waiting for the drinks we could of been browsing the menu but we hadn't been given any. Drinks arrived and we were shown to our table. Starters arrived promptly followed by our main course. We wanted to order more drinks but our waitress was tied up with other tables, 2 of which were large groups including a wedding party. 3 times we asked for a glass of wine by the time it arrived we wanted the bill, this took another 20 minutes. Maybe more many diners than the restaurant could handle, more staff was needed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and Ambience
    P88EBB
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    The food was great, and the atmosphere was good considering that it was a Tuesday. However, our drinks order wasn't delivered correctly, we weren't given a choice of sauces for one main course contrary to the menu, and the conduct of the more senior members of the service team did not appear to be particularly professional/caring. We might have just been unlucky so I'll happily go there again and would feel comfortable recommending to friends.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.