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TNQ Restaurant & Bar
TNQ Restaurant & Bar

TNQ Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tnq.co.uk
  • Phone: 0161 832 7115
  • Hours of Operation: The Kitchen
    Monday / Saturday 12 NOON till 10.30pm
    Sunday 12 NOON till 7pm

    The Bar
    Monday / Saturday 12 NOON till 10.30pm
    Sunday 12 NOON till Late

    Outdoor Terrace
    Monday / Saturday 12 NOON till 10.30pm
    Sunday 12 NOON till Late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Modern European, Contemporary British
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Fielden
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can cater for large groups from 10-60 people in the restaurant, with a menu designed specifically to meet your needs.
  • Entertainment: As an advocate of world cuisine and fine wine, TNQ regularly plays host to ‘Gourmet Nights’. These evenings generally consist of a superb 6 course meal, fine wine matches, live music and a special guest host. Advanced booking is essential for these evenings.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Shudehill Tram and Bus, Picadilly Gardens, Picadilly Train Station
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: NCP Arndale and Cross St. Some limited street parking nearby.
A word from TNQ Restaurant & Bar
Manchester’s Best Independent Restaurant Serving Fresh Locally Sourced Produce Daily. Accompanied By Hand Selected Fine Wines, Lagers & Craft Ales, Brought To You Within A Relaxed & Friendly Environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBritish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Quality Sunday lunch was had. We ate late on Sunday afternoon , 17:30, and the restaurant was practically empty so no real ambiance and due to the acoustics of the room I can imagine it to be very noisy when full. This is the first time I have been and would definitely go again"
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "Good food at a great price. Restaurant small and simply furnished. Quiet when we dined as it was late afternoon but busy later. Had the express menu which was simple well cooked food."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Very good service, excellent food, decent wine reasonably priced, a bit noisy on the evening we visited. Menu is refreshingly different. Will go again."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "This was my first visit to TNQ Restaurant Bar & I was very pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and food fabulous. I will definitely be visiting here again & have already recommended it to friends & family."
    dined on 07/08/2014
  • "The food was outstanding i wish the service had been a little more in line not great which is a shame"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the evening, good location, unique, comfortable, classy ambience, informal feel to the place. Adequate range if food choices, good quality dishes and flavours."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Had such a great experience here on Sunday. We were in Manchester as it was my birthday weekend. We did not have any idea where to go for Sunday lunch. I had read some good reviews about this restaurant and was definitely not disappointed. The food was outstanding and a perfect Sunday lunch in my opinion. The service was also fantastic. I mentioned it was my birthday when I got there and was given a free glass of fizz to celebrate. Staff were very friendly and helpful."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Dinner for my wife and I. She'd never been anywhere in the Northern Quarter so I booked us in for Saturday night. Arrived early and seated straight away. An interesting if small menu selection and good wines. Had the suckling pig starter which was potted pork and delicious it was. I then had the lamb which was a trio of cuts and all deliciously cooked. My wife had a chicken started and then the steak which was good and tender and full of flavour. Washed down with a very nice NZ Pinot Noir. Would go back."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We enjoyed the 2 courses for £13.95 menu which is served until 6pm even on Saturday .The choice was excellent. I had the chicken confit starter which was lovely. My main course was Scottish mussels which were delightful. The menu explains where the food is sourced. The staff were pleasant. Will definitely be returning in the near future."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Interesting and varied menu with some unusual combinations (sea bass ceviche served with chilli popcorn). Our party of eight was uniforrnly delighted with their food with, perhaps, Barry Pugh's Suckling Pig picked out for especial praise. Service was friendly and efficient. The only small gripe was the long delay between ordering and the first course being served but patience is necessary for great food."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Finally ate here after recommendation from friends & was not disappointed. The food was of excellent standard & value - just wish we'd come sooner. We will be back.; often !!"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "This was my third visit to TNQ and I shall definitely be back. Anywhere that serves Sweetbreads does it for me! Seriously, this restaurant is very, very good from the moment you walk through the door you are looked after by friendly staff and served good, beautifuly cooked food. I shall definitely keep coming back."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "I eat out a lot and thought that we would give this place another try ,in my opinion the service attitude was poor,the quantity of food was miniscule and it was extremely expensive.i think this place needs to take a look at itself and decide what it wants to be ,high end dining or a bistro, its neither of those at the moment ,we went 8.30 on a saturday night and it was only half full at best. I will not be visiting again unless things change and i would suggest the owners take a bit more interest in how the restaurant runs."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "A perfectly nice venue but on the day we visited they were also running a bar outside Smithfield Market. Perhaps this spread the staff too thinly, but for our entire meal (starter and main) we were only offered drinks when we first sat down. Impossible to get the staff's attention; one behind bar, one taking orders and one running in and out fetching glasses. It all felt a bit like the diners were secondary to the BBQ/bar outside. Food was wonderful, if lacking imagination, but for the price (on the very high side) you'd expect outstanding service, and on this front TNQ failed to deliver."
    dined on 21/05/2014
  • "We ate on a Saturday night, TNQ was lively, the streets were buzzing and the area is of great historical and contemporary interest. In isolation the food is ok but overpriced, nothing special but served with enthusiasm by a good team. Service was quick and efficient. As a package, for visitors to that area of Manchester for the first time, it is a good experience. For value, there are many other eateries within walking distance which can probably offer more for less. We went because of its entry in the Good Food Guide and that was probably earned by the focus on "regional dishes". Black pudding popped up in the most unlikely places and many dishes have interesting names. Only the diner can decide if that is worth the price premium! "
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "We had seen this restaurant on Living Social, we booked for the Lunchtime express menu, it wasn't very busy, but the atmosphere was still good. The food was tasty, definitely good value for money and the service was impeccable. My only slight criticism was the place was a little chilly. "
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "Great service. Great food. Went for Mother's day and was really happy with the occasion."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing food, service, ambience...whole experience was brilliant. We dined off a la carte as we had a voucher and everything was lovely although the express menu also looked divine! Will definitely be recommending this restaurant and will be sure to go back!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "A friend and I had lunch here before going to the theatre. We thought it was superb value - £32 each including service. Considering we had a bottle of wine, olives and bread as an appetiser (and there was a lot) followed by a main course and a pudding plus coffee - we were astounded. Main courses were large too - my mussels came with frites and more of their own lovely bread. My friend's pie was excellent but she was over-whelmed by the massive amount of chips. Creme brulee and an excellent crumble finished our meal. We staggered out, ready to fall asleep in the theatre. If only there had been a few more people there just to create a little more atmosphere it would have been nigh on perfect. We will be back."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Great ambience, staff very friendly and food excellent"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Food was great, service was exceptional, the lunch deal was great value, highly recommend!"
    dined on 27/02/2014
  • "Fab food brill value n lovely staff... Defo go again!!!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Good choice of starters I had pork terrine with pickled shallots and cornichons which was delicious. Roast beef and all the trimmings was excellent and huge portion. Good choice of desserts recommend the cheese board. Great value and good service."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "We chose our first ever visit to TNQ for a Saturday evening meal after a matinee at The Palace Theatre and it was just what we were looking for. A welcoming restaurant, friendly staff and good food. We couldn't really fault them for these things and we're glad that we had booked a table as maybe 12 or so times during our meal they had to apologise to "walk in" customers that they were fully booked. If we had to pick faults, the menu is perhaps a little brief and we felt they were a little cheeky adding 10% (£9) service charge to our bill. We would had left a very good tip anyway as we were pleased with everything. It is just the principle. We will certainly go back."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Lovely evening. We've been here before but a long time ago. Food was absolutely outstanding and our waitress was really attentive. Just one issue was that our food sat on the side waiting to be served to us while several staff walked past. Hence it wasn't as warm as it could have been. Would definitely recommend however."
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable dinner in a packed TNQ with super friends"
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "TNQ is one of the few restaurants where vegeterian and meat-lovers can have a peaceful night with excellent food! The restaurant tends to be a bit noisy and the wine selection a bit expensive but the food and service compensates for everything."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "Very busy but very good service and a lovely meal. The fish main was delightful all in all a very good experience."
    dined on 13/12/2013
  • "This is Manchester's outstanding restaurant for modern British cooking. The menu is excellent and the schedule of themed events such as Game Night is exciting and clever. I want this place to continue to thrive."
    dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Excellent food, specially from the sea. Lovely staff providing good service on a busy evening. Good choice of wines. Recommended and would visit again."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "this was my third time here, I try to come every time I am n Manchester. The food is consistently good, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant. The service is excellent and tables are cleared quickly and efficiently to an able a nice turnaround of customers. Looking forward to coming back !!"
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Great choice of menu. There is something for all tastes. The staff are very attentive and friendly. There is a great atmosphere as well."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Limited menu but fabulous food well presented. Freindly waitress who was able to provide assistance with choice's and had clearly been working in the restraunt for some time."
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "We went on Sunday as we'd heard that the sunday lunch was excellent. We went for the 2 courses deal, and all the starters were of a very high standard, and we weren't disappointed by the roast either. Lots of veg came with the meal, and everything tasted brilliant. Great atmosphere, we stayed for a couple of hours as we finished our bottle of wine and never felt rushed by the staff, i wish we'd had enough room for dessert as they also looked very tasty."
    dined on 24/11/2013
  • "Me and my girls had a fabulous 3 course lunch in this restaurant. We were recommended by a friend and so glad we went along. The food was great, staff were brilliant and it was great value. The next time I'm in Manchester I'll be back!"
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "extremely nice, efficient and friendly staff, who knew the menu well. Interesting veggie options for me, helpful reaction to a friend who can.t eat onions, garlic...etc! Bit noisy for my taste."
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "Brought partner here for 30th birthday celebrations, it was a great choice with great portion size and so much effort into each individual dish. I absolutely recommend the pumpkin risotto. Even the leaves scattered for decoration were somehow delicious! Go on Monday if possible!"
    dined on 18/11/2013
  • "Great fresh and delicious food all round. Everyone in our group loved their starters and mains and the wine which was recommended to us, went perfectly with our food selection. You can see the chefs busy in the kitchen making sure all thethe dishes are cooked and presented to perfection. Also great value for money, for what is more of a fine dining experience. We would definitely go again and would highly recommend."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "We had heard that TNQ did a good Sunday lunch, we had the roast beef and the roast lamb. The lamb was lovely and tender but the beef was extremely tough. The rest of the accompaniments were well cooked presented and very tasty. I would defiantly go again and hope that the bad beef was just a one off glitch. Staff were lovely too."
    dined on 20/10/2013
  • "We went to TNQ to celebrate getting engaged with a party of 6. The setting is superb, with a great view of the redeveloped market opposite. Right in the bustling area of the NQ but the restaurant retained a calm and relaxed atmosphere. We were bang in the middle of the restaurant but it was still a very intimate and private experience and we did not feel exposed at all. The staff were great, v attentive but never overbearing and v friendly. V knowledgeable of the food. The food was spot on. No complaints from anyone. Music was great, in keeping with the NQ atmosphere and set the right tone. We were the last in the restaurant but were never made to feel like we had to leave anytime soon."
    dined on 19/10/2013