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Albert's Shed
Albert's Shed

Albert's Shed Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.albertsshed.com
  • Phone: 0161 839 9818
  • 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 0161 839 6856

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Made a booking online, even had an email reminding us about booking on Fri, arrived Sat eve with two children in tow for my birthday meal, to be told that they had had a kitchen fire Thurs evening and were closed, OK fine but with all the communication technology available no-one had bothered to inform us, even sending a booking reminder AFTER fire !!! RUBBISH"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "meal was cancelled by alberts shed due to fire very dissappointed"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Table was cancelled to to Fire so we never actually got chance to dine here"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We booked Alberts for my Daughters Graduation meal , unfortunately the kitchen caught fire on the day we booked the meal , we only knew it was on fire when we heard it on the local radio , i would have liked Alberts to have told us by phone are email , that the Restaurant was closed due to the fire in the kitchen , we had to phone Alberts to get confirmation that it was closed , this was at my Daughters Universe Graduation ,"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Very noisy...partly because there was a large party in. Risotto was very salty. Otherwise food and service was great."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "We had never been to Albert's shed before so we were not sure what it was like. Went to celebrate my daughters birthday. The food choice was good and not to expensive. The food was really good and nicely presented. Wanted pudding but the mains were do filling we had not room. The restaurant was nice and busy and the service was great. Looking forward to going back again."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "The setting is great for inner City dining, and the quality of food and service consistently high. Castlefield now has a real buzz to it, and the restaurant must have one of the best views of its type in the North West. Lovely for outdoor dining in the summer months, and a wide-range of optionds on the menu to suit all ocasions and tastes. Parkingf also pretty easy. Highly recommended."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Came here for my Graduation meal, my whole family and friends enjoyed the great food and experience, excellent service and nice surroundings. A great ending to a great day....Thank you."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Very good service and good quality meals - Reasonably priced too."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "I took my wife to celebrate our wedding annivesary. Busy, but not to the point that service suffered, friendly staff, lots of choice and great wine. We'll be back again no doubt."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Wonderful attentive service. Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "First visit to Alberts shed and we were not disapointed. Great atmosphere with the advantage of outdoor dining which is definitely a plus. Food was excellent, as was the service in all a very enjoyable evening."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I visited Albert's Shed on a sunny evening with my friend for her celebratory birthday meal. This is the third time I have visited this restaurant and every time the quality of the food, value for money, staff attention without being pushy have all been excellent. I would highly recommend Albert's Shed although if you want a quiet and peaceful restaurant this is not for you as it has a lively ambiance which I personally love !! Well done Albert's Shed I'll hopefully be back very soon !!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "we asked for the draught beer and was informed it was too hot and the draught beer was off for this reason. the draught beer was on next door and i have never heard that draught cannot be served for this reason. is the draught not available because you want customers to buy the bottled beer as you must be making a fortune on that ? the meal was lovely as was the atmosphere but no draught and my husband will not be back!!!"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Absolutely delighted with everything,from food to service to value for money. Our tabke server was Mark F. Who was brilliant. ."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, beautifully presented and the service was excellent. Lovely restaurant and I would recommend it to everyone! Can't wait to come again."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Went for my graduation with my family, had a three course meal consisting of an absolutely lovely apatizer board with Parma ham and cheese. The service was impeccable, was served a glass of champagne on the house in order of my graduation. Food was a bit expensive so I wouldn't go here if not for a special occasion."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "As I entered the location I was greeted by a friendly and chatty staff member. The ambiance was outstanding. The location looked great, it was busy and had a fantastic atmosphere full of people having fun and enjoying themselves. We decided to order from the Lunch menu. My friend ordered steak and Chips and I ordered the Fish from the special. I can't explain how disappointed I was with the food. My friend's steak was over cooked even though he had ordered it medium. The chips were dry and very chewy. My fish was over cooked and very bland. I had high expectations but was thoroughly disappointed."
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "Albert's shed is in a great location and serves an interesting menu of well prepared and presented food, and of high quality. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The highlight of the evening was our waitress, and service in general, which was informative, friendly but not pestering. We were celebrating a Man Uni graduation and the restaurant provided a free glass of proseco for the graduate. I scored ambience slightly lower only because the decor is modern without preserving the feel of a converted canal dockside warehouse building, which is a slight pity. Nevertherless, despite that the restaurant is one large space, it is broken into small areas by good use of different levels and partitions. Overall, we still felt that we had our own space."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "We recently enjoyed a celebration lunch at Alberts following my son's graduation. Excellent choice, good value for money, excellent service and even the sun shone. This is my second visit (previously graduation lunch) and we were not disappointed, would thoroughly recommend it even if a little difficult to find when you are not a local. Hopefully will visit again."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch for my daughter's birthday. Lunch menu was great value at £10.95. As it was my daughter's birthday, she received a free glass of prosecco - a lovely touch. One thing I would say however, was that if you required disabled access the outdoor dining areas would be very restrictive. This however does not detract from how delicious the food was. The staff were impecable, nothing was too much trouble for them, well done Albert's Shed :)"
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "2nd time we've been, and it won't be the last. Fantastic food and atmosphere, staff friendly and nothing is too much trouble"
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "Great food , great atmosphere and great staff. Nothing was too much trouble. I loved the fact that they tweaked the dessert menu so that I could have warm Eccles cakes with a slab of Lancashire cheese. Delicious!!!! Would definitely recommend."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Having previously dined at Alberts Shed and been very satisfied customers were really disappointed in the service we recieved or should I say not on our last visit. The food was nice but not hot enough, staters didn't come out together resulting in some of us having finished before others had started, some of the side dishes were completely forgotton. It took far too long to have our plates ect cleared away between courses and we cancelled the last round of drinks that had been ordered due to the wait. Not happy bunnies!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Could have sat outside to eat as weather good but decided to stay in. Lovely table and served well food excellent."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Service and food all lovely, the manageress ruined it because she wanted our table back, she then sent our bill without offering us another table to at least finish the drinks we had just received, granted it was very busy, but there were tables available inside and out, we felt like we had been thrown out, we were a group of older ladies 4 in total and we would have been more than happy to accommodate as they needed a table for 7 people which the manageress did not explain to us, that was explained to us by the adorable lovely waiter, had we been asked to move to another table there would have been no issue, just a lovely day."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "We were lucky enough to be given an Albert's Shed gift card and decided to use it on a nice sunny early evening in June. As soon as we entered the restaurant we were made to feel very welcome. The service throughout out was excellent, attentive without being "in your face". We were given plenty of time to enjoy our meal and soak in the hubbub of the place. As for the food, I suppose the most important bit, it was delicious. The menu was, at first glance, fairly standard, but when you delved a little deeper you realised there was a sprinkling of little twists on the norm to enliven the tastebuds. We had three courses and a bottle of very drinkable wine and were suitably sated by the end. All in all a wholly delightful experience."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "Good food. Friendly & helpful staff. Excellent al fresco ambience. Booked a table one month hence on way out."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "We celebrated my husbands birthday with a special meal here. It was fabulous, evegnthough the restaurant was busy the waitress was very attentive. The food was presented well and was tasty and good value for money . Would recommend to anyone. Excellent evening"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "This is the third time that I have dined at Albert's shed and each time I haven't been disappointed. Food was excellent. Had the Sunday lunch set menu very good value for money. Service was excellent, staff very friendly. Lovely ambience. Would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Can't wait to go back."
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "Awesome Sunday lunch, great range of Gluten Free, they even made me a special sundae. I would ask that the Sunday lunch deal has a gluten free option if possible. Outstanding service."
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "Great place, very lively, good service, lovely food!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Fantastic food and great service. We were celebrating a birthday. Our food came in a timely manner, was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. Loved it! This is about our 11th visit and everytime it is the same quality. We ate Saturday night off the a la carte menu which is very good value, but the 10.95 Early bird deal for 2 courses is an absolute steal!"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We eat here alot . This time it was let down by poor service and cold food. They did knock our food off the bill but it wasn't handled very well, we were made to feel quite fussy by there young management team. Shame as we usually love this restaurant ."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "Have been to Alberts Shed a number of times and always been impressed with the food, service and overall atmosphere of the restaurant. I had the cheese and onion pie which was a little bit over done this time however still a lovely meal."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Was had high hopes and expectations for this restaurant. However, we ended up a little disappointed. None of the the three main courses were anything better than ordinary. The Malayan chicken was pretty bland, the ThaI monk fish and scallops was absent of both main ingredients and the the scallops were so overcooked they were awful and the lamb was also overcooked and therefore tough. This is London prices (£100 for three, one starter, three mains, one bottle of wine and one pudding) with no where near the skills or delivery...bit of a shame really, the service is great though."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Visited Albert's Shed for a second time and wasn't disappointed. The service and food was yet again excellent, from the minute we walked into the building the front of house service was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome, our waiter was very attentive without being too pushy. It was a very busy evening for the restaurant yet we were served in good time and not kept waiting at all, and the food was delicious. My husband does not eat meat and the menu offered a suitable and varied selection for him to choose from. Well done this will not be my last visit here !!"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Enjoyed Alberts shed so thought we would try the original. Wasn't disappointed. Lovely setting and the two course me he was just perfect ."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Great setting, promising menu. Sadly loud swearing and arguing in the kitchen throughout the evening was unpleasant. It wasn't very busy. Service was rather uninterested.... Lovely evening, we wanted to sit on the terrace. No we were told - no space. Not true! Could we have some water please... Oh yes, I will find your waitress.... 3 times we had to ask for water. Food disappointing. My asparagus undercooked, bruschetta too much topping not enough dough, venison (£20) tiny portion, meat way over cooked, loads of gravy to mask the 2 mouthful portion. Plates swept away without a by your leave...no coffee top up offered. I won't go again. Managers take a grip."
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "Nice quiet atmosphere. Quick and efficient service.we arrived early and they even seated us before our booking time.lovely food. Actual restaurant is looking a little tired and in need of some tlc."
    dined on 15/06/2014