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
590 reviews since 2 June 2014
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4.1
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (372)outdoor eating (248)fit for foodies (234)romance (221)group bookings (203)business meals (174)sunday lunch (164)outstanding value (164)pre/post theatre (149)brunch (115)good vegetarian options (67)afternoon tea (64)child friendly (60)disabled access (56)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
  • 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.
  • Albert is one of my best friends!
    Cheshirehardy
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    We ate again at Albert's shed on Tuesday evening before the theatre. I continue to be bowled over by the quality of the food. I had the monkfish and prawn red thai curry which was fabulous! I can't recommend it highly enough. My only niggle is that in the past the side wall tables in the restaurant can be gloomy. Last time we had to ask to move as it was too dark to read the menu! Please Albert get some more lights and you'll be perfect!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Perfect Evening
    Watts2b
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Had a great meal for a special birthday. Service was excellent and food very nice. Couldn't fault it, really enjoyed the evening and would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Hi. Thanks for requesting feedback. We have fined at Alberts shed on many occasions and it is one of our favourite restaurants. We regret that on Sunday we were quite disappointed with the standard of our food. Not at all up to usual standard.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Sun. Lunch/Early pre theatre!
    Elliebeancount
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Arrived 4.30 Sunday afternoon and was immediately offered choice of tables to ensure our needs were met. Service was good although drinks took over 10 minutes to arrive the remainder of the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jaffa65
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The staff & food were both excellent as normal. We just enjoy this place as its level of service & food (especially the specials menu) are extremely good.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SusieQ1959
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Excellent food and really friendly and helpful staff Will go again!
    Special Features:
    child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday special
    AMSki
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Visited Albert's Shed many times - different occasions different seasons and company but always good. Will be returning again soon. Great for family birthdays or romantic meals alike. Well done and keep up the standard!
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    We have eaten here several times since it opened and have never been disappointed.
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    brunch, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    marinemec2004
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Our 4th time at Albert's Shed. We went for a late lunch on Saturday and ate around 1445hrs. Outstanding service from Guillaume who looked after us throughout our dining experience. The food as ever was superb. cannot be bettered -highly recommended to ALL!
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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  • Lovely lunch
    SaSaFor
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Had a lovely lunch - sat outside but with a heater on. Nice atmosphere. Very attentive and friendly staff. Couldn't fault the food or the prosecco. Good value for good and well presented food. Will go again
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    mmmmm
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Wonderful food in a great urban setting so indicative of Manchester
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Wendywoo50
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We had a super evening at Albert's Shed it was my first visit and will definately return, the Fish Rssotto i choice was very tasty and the complimentary glas of wine for my birthday was a nice touch ,the other people in the party also enjoyed theirs.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PJV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Had a good night, food was spot on,service was good, overall very good, the place is smaller than the Worley Alberts but saying that it is quieter than Worsley, will be going again in November.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Not Good!
    Allycat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Very busy, poor service - slow. Food ok but lukewarm. Waited 15 mins for the bill. Finally got up to leave at which point the waiter came dashing over obviously thinking we were leaving without paying! This was the quickest service we had experienced all evening!!!! I will not be visiting Albert's Shed again nor will I recommend it. Very overrated!
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  • Lovely Food at reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a lovely meal, there wasn't a clean plate at any course! Would recommend to try. Prices fair for quality & location.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant food and service
    TrishC
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had lunch ion Saturday and the service and food were wonderful. James our waiter was very helpful and attentive. I had the crab linguine and my husband had the scallop and monk fish Thai curry both of which were excellent. It was our first time at Alberts and we would certainly recommend and go back.
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  • Great food
    Lucky22
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Can't wait to come back!
    Pelez
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    After visiting countless restaurants around Manchester over the years, some bad and some good, we stumbled accross Albert's Shed and most certainly wasn't dissapointed. The food was lovely, as were the staff. The restaurant is in a prime location, just outside of all the hustle and bustle of the centre. All members of our party can't wait to come back again soon and we will definately be recommending to friends!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    2happyfoodies
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    We ate lunch at Alberts shed and chose from the set menu . The choice was good and the food was very tasty and well presented . Service was also really good and we will be happy to go back again .
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Alberts Shed Amazing
    Patty
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Outside building and eating area Lovely A very warm welcome and shown to our table with a smile and a chat Atmosphere buzzing with happy diners,but intermate at your own table Service very quick Food excellent Price excellent value for amazing food and service I would defiantly be returning and would recommend for anyone to go Manchester
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • lovely find
    mungo
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    On a weekend trip to Manchester we booked table after reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The menu choice is very varied & the starters and main courses were beautifully presented & extremely tasty. The value for money was fantastic & surprisingly we received 20% discount too. Nice location, lovely staff & great food. Will be going back next time visiting Manchester.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value lunch
    GGRich
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I went to Alberts on Saturday 30th August for lunch with my husband and 2 teenage daughters. Great value lunch £10.95 for 2 courses. excellent quality food with plenty of choice. Nice relaxed friendly atmosphere and great staff - will be back again very soon!
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    brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Superb
    RichardL
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This is my 3rd visit in the last three months. The food is excellent and the service is top notch.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Saturday Treat
    SwampDuck
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Enjoyed a fabulous 3 course lunch at Albert's Shed on Saturday, food and service excellent as always, added bonus was 20% off the bill as a goodwill gesture while the restaurant was shut due to the fire incident. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, romance
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  • wendy
    wendywoo1
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    from start to finish the service was great made to feel really welcome very attentive staff the food came quickly and tasted fantastic and with 20% discount when the bill arrived it was fantastic value
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant.
    sambeanie7
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Excellent Food. Exceeds expectations. Service from the staff was impeccable along with the great surrounding location to walk along the canals when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Could not fault. Neither of us had ever been to Alberts before. We chose from the 2 for £10.95 menu. We both had the Pulled Ham hock salad to start then the Fish and chip and steak frites for mains. Food was brilliant, service was outstanding.
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  • Fabulous food
    Suzyloo
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Gorgeous meal, lovely wine and great atmosphere. Service was spot on and with 20% off for Alberts Shed re-opening it was excellent value.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Foodie
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Lovely afternoon lunch with excellent service. Good atmosphere and great choice of affordable wines.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday meal
    Sar1jor
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The staff offered me a free drink as it was my birthday, the manager recognised that I was pregnant so I got a free mocktail. All my friends evens the fussy eaters found a dish they enjoyed. Great service and food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loves2dinefinely
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The brilliant food experience is dampened by a canteen-like atmosphere. Waiters clear tables while people are still eating. Noise levels are so bad at times that one cannot have a conversation at one's own table. All these are factors that management can easily influence and remedy by sound proofing the dining area and training their staff adequately. The quality of the food, however, whether vegetarian or not, is out of this world. Compliments to the kitchen!
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  • Alberts Shed
    Gaz25
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Enjoyed a fabulous evening on Saturday night at Alberts Shed.
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    business meals, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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