Pacifica Cantonese
Pacifica Cantonese

Pacifica Cantonese

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacifica-cantonese.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01617078828
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 2:00PM Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5.30PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dim Sum, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private functions up to 100 people downstairs and 65 upstairs
  • Entertainment: Karaoke, dancing and live music

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Eccles
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: Parking to the left of restaurant and also public car park to the rear of the restaurant
A word from Pacifica Cantonese
Manchester's first 5-Star Cantonese restaurant has finally arrived catering to the discerning client, Pacifica Cantonese provides a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere for business or pleasure. Outstanding facilities and impeccable service are part of the package. A perfect venue for any occasion.
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Pacifica Cantonese reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since 30 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.8
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.8
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good vegetarian options (4)group bookings (4)special occasions (4)fit for foodies (3)outstanding value (2)romance (1)brunch (1)business meals (1)disabled access (1)pre/post theatre (1)sunday lunch (1)Show More
  • great food
    EatOut
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    This is probably the best Chinese food in Manchester- The service is a bit patchy - though the staff are v nice- We prefer to eat altogether but starters were brought separately which is really annoying The food is so good though worth the wait
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely evening
    linzi
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    great food and surroundings. enjoyabke evening all round
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Outstanding food
    HappyEater
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had the ostrich, scallops with black bean sauce, chive dumplings, aubergines ... really beautiful food. The ostrich was, to our surprise, both flavourful and very tender, This place doesn't need to put sauces on the table, because the food arrives almost perfectly cooked and balanced. I have had Cantonese cooking of this standard in Hong Kong, but almost never in the UK. Well worth the quick journey from central Manchester! Almost worth a trip from London just to dine here.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty hot food with a wide menu
    katiecrunch
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We come here for the food - always tasty , hot and delivers on flavour The set menus are very good value , but we like to try the a la carte as the menu is so vast Lovely interior too
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    group bookings, special occasions
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  • Well worth it
    Apgt
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Anniversary meal. Great choice of food. Excellent service. Food was delicious. Drinks a little expensive. But the whole experience was very good.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since 30 October 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambience3.7
    • Service4.3
    • Value3.3
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Pacifica Cantonese reviews archive.
  • Great food
    Nattgb
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    As always, foods great, albeit a little pricey..the best Chinese food in Manchester !!
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    special occasions
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  • First great experience!
    EffJayHaych
    Dined on 30/7/2013
    When we reached the restaurant we were taken straight to our table. The decor is really nice and looks elegant. The staff is friendly, smiley and helpful. Even for a Tuesday night (9:30) it was nearly full, so booking a table is recommended. The menu is quite big so takes a while to go through but when the food comes, it's well worth it. The prices were not high at all. The restaurant is very nice and clean, from outside as well as in. You can park in the side streets around the restaurant for free after 6pm. When we finished our food, we were given hot towels with a side of sliced oranges which was a nice touch. Me & my wife highly recommend this restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacifica
    Loubie
    Dined on 30/6/2013
    Fantastic food. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly attentive staff. The owner made the dining experience even more pleasurable. Made our family of four feel really welcome. Took an interest in my 2 children and US. The food was extremely delicious. Exceeded our expectations. We look forward to going again. Going to book in for my Mum and Dad's wedding anniversary in August. The Sunday Family menu was an absolute treat. Thank you so much.
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    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual high standards
    Ouzo888
    Dined on 30/6/2013
    Excellent food great Sunday afternoon atmosphere wonderful friendly staff
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Food
    LoopyLu
    Dined on 24/4/2013
    The food is excellent, service is also very good and all staff are very friendly. The early evening menu is excellent value for money, they don't advertise what time the offer ends though, but at 6pm we were able to order from it, 4 courses and a free drink per person. The restaurant doesn't have any soft furnishings to help soak up sound, so it is very noisy with chatter from other customers. On a saturday night its extremely difficult to hear the person sat next to you. Mid week this isn't a problem as they space customers out around the restaurant. Overall its a very nice cantonese restaurant and we will certainly be going back as the food and service are very good.
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    business meals, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively night!
    wildman99
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    We went to Pacifica Cantonese after helping our daughter move into a new flat so we were knackered when we arrived. However the lively atmosphere and some excellent wines (pink Prosecco & Pinot Noir) soon helped to liven us up! The food is better than the normal chinese fare with some different options on the menu. The service was exceptional; the guy in charge was very chatty and efficient. The restaurant was fully booked (Saturday night) and is particularly recommended for a group night out.
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    special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my birthday
    birthdaydiner
    Dined on 29/3/2013
    There was a party who had good friday special the meal was beautiful had no fault with anything we had a fussy eater with us and they catered for her and she was very impressed with the food I would gladly recommend this restraunt as we couldn't find fault with any area and all the staff work very hard and look after you well never have empty glasse and there was no rush to leave the table we had a very enjoyable night and a lovely birthday thanks
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    darren89
    Dined on 15/2/2013
    Lovely Food would highly recommend to anybody family, couples and big groups
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theater dinner
    Geoffcat
    Dined on 14/2/2013
    We went to the Pacifica Cantonese for dinner before theater on valentines day on recemndation from trip advisor and were surely not disappointed.
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    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food superb as usual
    SteveH
    Dined on 25/9/2012
    Been to pacifica many times and this time was for a Birthday meal and didn't disappoint. Going at 6pm on a Tuesday evening we were the only diners in the restaurant until 6.30pm, My only criticism was that our waiter never pointed out some early evening specials that they were doing and we only found out when we overheard the 6.30pm table ordering. However, that did not detract from the outstanding food and would not stop me recommending this restaurant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    NeilCrutchley
    Dined on 21/9/2012
    I would highly recommend Pacifica Cantonese. The food was outstanding with a comfortable atmosphere and polite helpfull staff. If you havn't been its a must try!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • night out with the old man !
    simplybrill
    Dined on 25/8/2012
    me and my partner (in our 30's) went to pasifica last saturday night it was amazing as usual we went on an unlimited drinks offer and set menu all for 28 pound pp...brilliant idea and the food was excellent , went upstairs after the meal and got chatting to another couple a few bottles of champers were drank brilliant night i look forward to the next one !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Grub
    TheWall
    Dined on 19/7/2012
    We dined on a Thursday evening and it was fairly busy for 7:30pm. Menu has your standard Chinese fayre on it and also a couple leftfield dishes. Service was attentive and friendly and the food was well presented. All in all nothing was outstanding but it was very good and what you expect for the price. Will certainly be going back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 26/5/2012
    This is a nice place, with good food. The staff are friendley and attentive, but not pushy. There is a nice, relaxed. atmosphere, or would have been. Our vist was somewhat spoiled by a group on another table who vitually shouted across the table at each other, making everyone around talk louder, so that it came to feel like eating on Piccadilly Station. But otherwise it was all fine.
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  • Superb Food Once Again
    SteveH
    Dined on 20/4/2012
    This is the 3rd or 4th occasion that we have visited Pacifica and the food has always been fantastic. We actually had a table booked for 6pm due to the fact we had our 11yr old son with us and I was surprised at how busy the place was at this time. I have probably mentioned this before but the modern decor, wooden floors and low ceilings do not lend themselves to a "Quiet" environment as everything echos so once you have a few tables chatting away it is quite a vibrant (some would say noisy) atmosphere. This is not a cheap place to eat but that is not a criticism as the food is quality and I truly believe that you pay for what you get. I have marked the service as fair as it was a little slow but again this was balanced out by the food.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • 10 out of 10 for food & services.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    10 out of 10 for food & services. Best place outside of manchester town centre to eat.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • We find this restaurant excellant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    We find this restaurant excellant , but on occasion they do tend to over book the tables and then have you rushing out.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Once you find the place it
    NeTa
    Dined on 14/2/2012
    Once you find the place it is very nice. I went on Valentines night and the service and food was good. Though there was a set menu, they catered for my partner who is lactose intolerant and vegetarian. All in all, a very nice experience. The service could have been a bit better as there only appeared to be 2/3 servers on the night...but then in a small restaurant maybe that is not surprising.
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  • Excellent service, great menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 14/2/2012
    Excellent service, great menu and wine list , food was excellent.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Pacifica Cantonese provides
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Pacifica Cantonese provides the right balance of atmosphere, elegance and intimacy. The service is second to none, provided by friendly and polite staff, who go out of their way to make a great evening. the food is fabulous, and the speciality nights are always a must. Once inside you could be in any of the top restaurants in Manchester!!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Pacifica Cantonese is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 20/1/2012
    The Pacifica Cantonese is an excellant restaurant. The food is great and the staff friendly.They have several "crazy nights" which are fun .
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Looked at the Pacifica on
    chrisscott
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    Looked at the Pacifica on the web and it looked great, then noticed the address was Eccles and got worried! Glad I braved it though as it is a lovely restaurant, fantastic food. Little on the dear side but then again you get what you pay for!
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  • Looked at the Pacifica on
    chrisscott
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    Looked at the Pacifica on the web and it looked great, then noticed the address was Eccles and got worried! Glad I braved it though as it is a lovely restaurant, fantastic food. Little on the dear side but then again you get what you pay for!
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  • I haven't ticked any of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 22/10/2011
    I haven't ticked any of the above because none of them apply to the Pacifica Cantonese.The restaurant is wonderful. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food excellant. Even on a "Crazy" night like last Saturday the staff managed to keep their cool in a very pressurised atmosphere. The manager runs a very good restaurant and is always on hand to help when necessary. All of the staff have a smile for the customers but the chefs must also take credit because the food is excellent.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • We were really please with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 22/10/2011
    We were really please with the food drink and service, were thinking of going again in December
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • When we arrived there was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 16/9/2010
    When we arrived there was a large group celebrating a birthday. There were children running about and the group were very noisy and quite intimidating. This really was wrong place at the wrong time and you could sense that the staff were not very comfortable with the impact this was having on other diners. In fairness, no restaurant is going to turn down a reservation for possibly 40 people and you have no way of knowing what to expect until they actually arrive. We asked to be moved to a table further away and this was done immediately and seemlessly. When we left the restaurant the manager discreetly apologised. Other than that the food was superb and the service, ambiance (we have been several times before)and decor cannot be faulted)
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2010
    The food was delicious and the waiters were very nice.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We had a fantastic night and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 29/5/2010
    We had a fantastic night and wht a great idea. The food,service and wine was excellent,we enjoyed the evening very much, next time we are going to book our family as well. You got everything spot on,different wines for yhe appropiate dishes and you always changed cutlery and glasses even though you were so busy. We look forward to seeing you very soon and hope that those fantastically tasty dishes are on the menu. Thankyou for inviting us. Yours very sincerly Julia Corps
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    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great restaurant just. My
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2010
    Great restaurant just. My only comment would be that the decor/flooring and seating upstairs is a little clinical and and uncomfortable. Could be a lot warmer Otherwise fantastic food/wine and service and would return
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This is a fantastic restaurant
    CaseyVIP
    Dined on 13/3/2010
    This is a fantastic restaurant - arguably the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester (if not England). The service is warm and friendly, the food is exquisite, and there is an excellent upstaires bar pre- and post meal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • beautiful food but yet again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 13/3/2010
    beautiful food but yet again the 2nd time this has happened the service let it down, not taking your order for a long time and getting the drinks orders
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  • Have been a number of times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2010
    Have been a number of times now and have never had a bad meal. The food is wonderful and the staff are so helpful. Would recomend this restaurant to anybody.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 26/1/2010
    The food was very good and also service but the white wine was not chilled and they did not have one that was chilled.
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  • As a vegetarian I have not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 16/1/2010
    As a vegetarian I have not found a better chinese restaurant than the Pacifica Cantonese (Manchester) for variety and taste of food. It is my favourite by far.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Good food but expenssive and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 20/8/2009
    Good food but expenssive and small potions for the price,£18 bottle of wine was over priced,the wine was worth no more than £10 in a restraunt,and in a shop you would pay no more than £3.but the food was good,would go back but not in a rush.
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