Opus One Bar & Restaurant
Opus One Bar & Restaurant

Opus One Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/opus-one
  • Phone: 01618358904x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Afternoon Tea
    Monday to Sunday - Afternoon Tea served from 12.00pm - 5.30pm

    Reserve @ Opus One
    Taster Menu available 12.00pm - 10.30pm

    Dinner
    Monday to Sunday 6.00pm - 10.30pm (last orders in the restaurant 10.30pm)

    Bar
    Open everyday from 12.00pm till Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Function rooms available for private parties at Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester at Free Trade Hall.

    For further details, please contact our Meetings & Events Team

    Meetings & Events
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester at Free Trade Hall
    Tel: 0161 835 9299
    Email: manccb@radisson.com

  • Private Party Contact: Meeting & Events Office 01618359929x

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Opus One Bar & Restaurant
From the day it opened, Opus One has been one of Manchester's liveliest and popular restaurants. Under the direction of head chef Matthew Downes, Opus One serves innovative modern British food that blends the best of local produce, presented in a modern, contemporary way.

The surroundings are dramatically theatrical, with soaring ceilings, velvet red walls, high gloss black woodwork, antique gold wall coverings and bespoke furniture in black crocodile skin hide. Opus One bar, with its play on a 'glamorous Manhattan' provides the perfect destination to sip cocktails and enjoy company.
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Opus One Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating3.5
  • Food3.6
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.1
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
afternoon tea (11)special occasions (10)fit for foodies (8)pre/post theatre (7)business meals (5)romance (5)disabled access (2)child friendly (2)group bookings (2)brunch (2)outstanding value (2)sunday lunch (1)good vegetarian options (1)Show More
  • Afternoon Tea treat
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Opus One. We had a traditional and a Gentleman's afternoon tea and shared. No complaints at all.
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    afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opus One restaurant
    Moet
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Although it was very busy due to the Labour party conference the service and food were outstanding.A memorable evening and we will certainly be back
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable, plenty to eat.
    JohnB
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    We had the afternoon tea. I had the 'gentleman's' version with a pint of beer. Small portions of: fish, chips and mushy peas; roast beef, Yorkshire pudding and gravy; and a pork pie (all hot). This was followed by 3 types of sandwiches and then scones, jam and cream with a pot of tea. It was all very nice and the service was excellent. This was £22.50 (but don't forget they add 10% service charge). With the 10% added the beer, which was nothing special, was £4.40 for a pint. Overall we really enjoyed the experience and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neil
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Excellent and attentive service, great food and tastes. Bit more expensive than expected but would certainly recommend for a next special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to scratch this time
    mydining
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    I've eaten here a few times but not for a while. Previous experiences have been good and the staff were attentive and polite again. Unfortunately this time the fish and duck dishes that we ordered were both dull and bland, Drinks were rather overpriced - a total bill of almost £80 for two for one course and fairly ordinary wine. I think it will be a while before I go again.
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    afternoon tea, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Opus nil points
    Lovetoeatout
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    The cocktails were poor, the menu restricted and the overall dining experience was appalling. It was like eating in a glorified canteen with no ambiance and distinctly average food. Some years ago the cocktails and food were excellent but now my advice is to look elsewhere if you want a dining experience to remember. There are many average restaurants in Manchester that are far, far better an I for one will not be going anywhere near Opus One again. Zero points for this establishment
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  • A curate's egg but great staff
    oldfart
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    Food was variable and disappointing. Too complicated and not well executed. A few wine choices, from a not extensive list, were also not available. When we commented to our server, he immediately responded: "we will not charge you for those items". On the bill, the wine charge was also missing, so we called the manager. His response was: " If you had a disappointing experience, I don't want you to leave feeling you had bad value or we took advantage of you" ! He explained the new chef was introducing a simpler, more high quality ingredient menu. So, based on their attitude and willingness to admit their deficiencies, 10 out of 10. Plus, they were brilliant about my wife's gluten allergy and had prepared a menu specially for her.
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    business meals
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  • Great afternoon tea in Manchester
    MandaBunny80
    Dined on 19/4/2014
    Went for afternoon tea on Saturday. Really nice setting, we were given a table by the window and plenty of space around the table. We were greeted and made to feel very welcome. Staff were very attentive and asked about dietary requirements (I am 8 mths pregnant and my friend is veggie!) good selection of finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones (still warm!) and small cakes. Choice of about 5 teas. Would definitely recommend for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made our night very special
    romantic
    Dined on 12/2/2014
    I booked the restaurant for my 3 year anniversary with my girlfriend. I told the restaurant it was our anniversary on the booking form and they really out-did themselves. My girlfriend had no clue I had told them! They gave us two glasses of prosecco and a dessert with 'Happy Anniversary' written in chocolate, free of charge. This was so thoughtful and made us feel very special, and accepted as a gay couple. The food was FANTASTIC! I had the steak and she had the sea bass and we were both delighted. We also had a couple of cocktails which, although pricey, were so delicious (I had the Halle Berry - fantastic)! I'd definitely recommend, and can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor lighting
    Dizzylizzy
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    Very disappointed that there was a £15.00 service charge. This was due to poor lighting My wife had gone to the toilet so I just paid the bill, leaving a five pound tip. It was later I realised about the service charge.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the £20 for two courses,
    Dawnie
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Went for the £20 for two courses, have been for about a year. Waitress served the starter but got the plates mixed up, another waiter came to remove the dishes after the starter, unfortunately my partner was still finishing his. Once the main was served I asked another waiter what my sauce was, he had to go back into the kitchens to check. Just a few disappointing things that I wouldn't expect from a five star restaurant. Seems to have gone down a little from the previous times I have visited.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Early Evening at Opus One
    2flintdiners
    Dined on 31/10/2013
    Given that we arrived at seven o'clock it was not surprising that there were few other diners, which meant that there was little atmosphere in what is a large room. However, the room itself is imposing and airy. We chose the Marketplace menu, which, though limited, was interesting and well presented. The confit duck starter was especially good! Staff were attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. We would recommend this restaurant to friends interested in good food, well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 October 2013
    • Average Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambience3.6
    • Service3.3
    • Value3.3
  • The following 479 reviews are from the Opus One Bar & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Second time round - Disappointment
    LGLM
    Dined on 20/10/2013
    We've been to Opus before and had one of the best meals ever there. Our second time eating there it was like a completely different restaurant. The food was terrible, to the point of inedible. Both of our starters were bland. For the maincourse I had a fish dish with a shellfish bisque. The smell from the bisque was unbelievable and it tasted so bitter. It was my birthday so my boyfriend kindly offered to swap with me, he had duck which is one of my favourite dishes and looked much more promising. Yet even though the centre of the duck was still nice and pink they'd managed to make it tough as old boots! We were eating on the deal menu but we also did the first time we ate there so I don't really think that that should make a difference.
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    romance
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  • Good food but poor taste in music
    Drugman1962
    Dined on 20/7/2013
    We came here with my parents and son for an evening meal and took advantage of the very good offer. Service was pretty good and the food was lovely. However, the choice in music was atrocious. The music would have been more suited to a trendy bar not a fine dining restaurant. It was too loud and the bass ruined conversation; I struggled to hear what the person at the end of the table was saying. Let down by a simple error.
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  • Hotel Restaurant
    Ladybee
    Dined on 18/7/2013
    Our experience was good for a hotel restaurant, the location was perfect and staff excellent. I do prefer small speciality eatery's, worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • The afternoon tea was excellent
    perry1983
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    The afternoon tea was excellent but after ordering two with champagne and a cask ale which was only a lager. No ale left. Waiter said we would receive are coffee to drink after finishing food but waiters were hard to find and get attention off. So after 10mins it was quicker for me to go up and get the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    Kevin
    Dined on 27/4/2013
    Was disappointed at the evening. Had to request the free glass of prosecco, the cold wine arrived warm (& to be fair was replaced), the main course was not as hot as could have been. All in all I was expecting better, and being part of the Radisson Edwardian chain, it ought to have been better.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value
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  • FIRST CLASS
    happyhammer
    Dined on 26/4/2013
    I absolutely love the Opus One, such a great atmosphere and set in a grand hotel, outstanding value for money, great food, the menu is extensive. Service is topnotch
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but disappointing..
    MrsQ
    Dined on 23/3/2013
    We were expecting great things from Opus One.. Staff were friendly but clueless - my husband enquired about a chicken dish the head waitress replied 'oh it's just chicken, sometimes they give them fancy silly names, it's annoying really'... We had been told that they were fully booked for the evening, but it was barely half full whilst we were there & the service was quite poor, we poured our own wine twice, which is fine, but not when they put the ice bucket two tables away & we have to get up to do it. The food was quite good - but we were expecting Le Caprice standard, which it is far from. They've got the right idea but the execution is not there, & the portions are small for men, & £10 for the WORST Irish coffee I've ever tasted..
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    romance, pre/post theatre
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  • Moving down market?
    fondoffood
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    A friend and I booked a table for 2 on a Friday evening. We were disappointed to discover that the a la carte menu was no longer available and had been replaced with a limited market menu. While obviously the meal was less expensive than would have been the case previously it doesnt really sit well with the image the hotel has previously tried to create. The restaurant was quite empty , service was mediocre and overall it was a disappointment compared to previous meals here.
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  • nice good small portions
    jimren
    Dined on 22/2/2013
    Overall an enjoyable evening however but for the cheese dessert course would have gone away still not full
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Disappointing Service
    AlexJ
    Dined on 16/2/2013
    Decided to go to Opus One for a valentine's treat having been several years ago. Unfortunately, whilst the good was OK, the experience was spoilt by poor service. Having been sat down it then took 25mins for someone to come and take our drinks order. During this time we tried to catch the eye of several staff some of whom looked at us but then did nothing (some even looked annoyed!) One of the senior staff (a lady)gave us an exasperated "a minute" sign with her finger!!! When eventually someone did take our order they were very brusque and very little attempt to be friendly (apart from the man who brought us bread who was a rare beacon of friendliness) which set the tone for the service for the rest of the meal. Won't be going again.
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  • Came to eat with my family,
    Kary
    Dined on 15/2/2013
    Came to eat with my family, used the £30 for 3 course meal with prosecco. Highly enjoyable, very good value and food. Will definitely come again!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
    EW12
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    I booked this venue for my birthday treat with my son. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had good service and the food was very good. Unfortunately we thought from the description of the food we ordered that we would not need extra potatoes/ veg so we did not order any side dishes. But, the main meals did lack these as they were only a VERY small accompaniment , certainly not enough for my son. Nevertheless the whole evening was most enjoyable. The champagne bar perhaps needed some background music to give it a little more atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 40% good, 60% bad
    LisaM
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Very good value for money (3 courses plus glass of prosecco for £25) however the quality of some of the food wasn't great. The amuse bouche of curried vegetarian veloute tasted a little like chip shop curry sauce. One good starter (lobster) and one bad (cold soup, with a skin on the top suggesting it had been left to stand for a while - didn't complain at this stage as gave the benefit of the doubt). Again, one good main (lamb) and one bad (pork belly with soft, gelatinous fat - eugh! - chef said that was the style it should be cooked but I've only ever eaten it with crispy fat). The side dishes of spinach and bubble & squeak were tepid at best. The pear dessert was a quite tasty creme brulee but nothing in it really tasted of pear,
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  • We in enjoyed the gentlemans
    perry1983
    Dined on 27/1/2013
    We in enjoyed the gentlemans afternoon tea. It was amazing food from hot fish and chips with mushy pea with triple decker sandwiches. And scones to finish off with clotted cream and jam. Very filling and the tea was gud too. Been told by partner we have to go back again.
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    afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night
    Reviewer
    Dined on 26/1/2013
    We took advantage of the January offer of 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £25. The service overall was very good however they placed our wine at a different table. The good was beautifully cooked and presented and was excellent value for money as well. We had our prosecco in the bar area which was also lovely. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    TeddyBob
    Dined on 26/1/2013
    We recently visited Opus one for our 5th Wedding Anniversary. I have previously visited the bar in Opus one and was impressed by the service and the ambience of the place so decided to book a table for an evening meal and our wedding anniversary seemed an ideal occasion. The decor in the restaurant is modern and chic giving a perfect ambience for a romantic meal. The service throughout was attentive, friendly and pitched just right. The food was good quality and thoughtfully presented. The belly of pork I had was awesome. Real imagine with the desserts. My wife highly recommends the Manchester trio including a shot of Vimto! All round an excellent evening. Do try the cocktails as well.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre meal
    Stephan
    Dined on 19/1/2013
    Good value menu (£25 for 3 courses), prompt service and very good food, ready for theatre at 8pm!
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over all we have a lovely
    Chelsea
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Over all we have a lovely experience at Opus. 5 out of six plates where of very good quality food and extremely enjoyable. The staff were very attentive at all times and couldn't have been more helpful. If there was any issues they were happy to try to resolve the situation. My only issue was the music in te restaurant area was too loud and one of the starters was not very good. The mackerel filler starter was not what expected and not as good quality as the rest of the food
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding,but needs time to enjoy
    diner77
    Dined on 4/1/2013
    Highly impressed by both the quality of the food and the friendly and attentive service. However, we were off to the Bridgewater Hall (just nearby) and even though we only went for 2 courses, we still had to run all the way there! If you appreciate fine food and have the time to savour it, I think this restaurant provides excellent value for money. To be fair, they do not advertise the menu as pre-theatre.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was working away on my own
    worldofmyown
    Dined on 23/12/2012
    I was working away on my own in Manchester & had some time so thought I'd try the gentleman's afternoon tea. It's a good concept, but more suited as an alternative choice if your out with the ladies not so much on your own. Nothing to remark about, nothing to complain about, good all round as expected.
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    afternoon tea
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  • We had a very pleasant evening
    Likesagoodmeal
    Dined on 22/12/2012
    We had a very pleasant evening at Opus One, the food and the service were both very good. The restaurant was very lively, not really suitable for a quiet meal but the staff placed us at the far end of the room which was was very welcome.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City cafe great
    Jeff1
    Dined on 14/12/2012
    Very quiet when we went for out pre Christmas meal, but excellent food and service cannot fault it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After reading the reviews
    Ebou
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    After reading the reviews (serves innovative modern British food that blends the best of local produce, presented in a modern, contemporary way)we booked a table. Be warned on arrival for ourt 1 o'clock booking we were informed that it was sandwiches only as they only serve afternoon tea! Can't comment on the quality of the sandwiches as we left and went to the Albert Square Chop House - which we can report was excellent.
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  • nice food selection on menu great
    tbfood
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    nice food selection on menu great tasting food good atmosphere busy bar area - even saw the X factor winner in there not rushed at all but did clear up around us later on
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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  • Afternoon Gentlemans tea
    Rossatron
    Dined on 30/11/2012
    I booked on in the morning for 3:30pm. Due to my train being late I called Opus One to inform them of my late arrival. When i finally arrived 15 minutes late, we had no table set up so we had to wait in the bar while they set us up. After 15 mintues waiting at the bar we had a table, it was at the very back of the restaurant facing the entrance to the staff room. Other than this, it was a very enjoyable experience. I would go again.
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  • WOW!!!
    JimmySav
    Dined on 18/11/2012
    Amazing food, amazing value. The waiter was amazing- he made us his special lime and soda concoction to die for!!!! Can't wait to go back!! Definitely the best place to eat in Manchester.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in every way!
    Wayne
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    The location is excellent if you are moving on to other entertainment in Manchester. The atmoshere is very good, with modern music playing in the back ground. There is a great bar as you come in allowing pre dinner drinks whilst looking at the menu. There is a nice choice of food that is very well presented along with fantastic service, making the whole dinning experience very enjoyable.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would't go again
    nade
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    i've been opus one a few times but wouldn't recommend again.think maybe everyone was having an off day.the service was rubbish didn't even eat my main course it was that bad. Each time i've been the restaurant was full but there was nobody eating.I don't know if the chef has changed or maybe the manager was it was so bad.
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