Albert's Didsbury

4.2
3558 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Albert’s Restaurant and Bar is the second Albert’s opening and is a sister restaurant to Albert’s Shed in Castlefield. A slick, modern space with dining for 160 guests inside and a fabulous covered & heated outside dining terrace for 60 – perfect for alfresco dining.

The menu is modern British with an eclectic mix of Albert’s favourites and dishes from around the globe, all using only fresh local ingredients. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
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S
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alberts is looking extra good since the recent refurbishment! Enjoyed the lunch time menu (starter & main course) with a friend and shared an amazing pudding off the main menu. Managed to get an outside table - can’t be pre booked - requested on arrival and enjoyed a glass of wine in the bar while waiting for one to become available. Service is as good as ever, as is the quality and cost of the lunch time menu.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, nice new decor

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ML
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

The new renovation brings it up to speed with the other restaurants in the area. Our table service was terribly unorganised, when we finally got out food was cold and fatty and chewy. Over priced for the dining experienced!

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VJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit since the refurb. The restaurant looks great!
We had the three course set menu which has increased in price. We didn’t like the vegetables being served separately as we only had 2 bowls to share between 7 people so by the time you’d put them on your plate the food had started to get cold. Also there was no explanation about the quantity of vegetables so we waited thinking that more were on the way. We asked for extra ice cream which didn’t arrive on 2 desserts but extra was added to one person’s dessert that hadn’t requested it. We were initially told that another party had overstayed so we were seated somewhere else. Unfortunately we had to complain as we were too squashed. An extra table was added thus making it more comfortable. Two staff did initially say there would be a one hour wait for another table until we pointed out that we’d already been told that ‘our table’ was still being occupied by the ‘over-stayers’. With this a table was pulled over and added to make a little more space. It was however way too warm possibly as we were so close to the kitchen.
All in all still enjoyable and we will return but I really hope that the vegetables can be put on the plate in the kitchen. Previously there was a better selection of vegetables including cauliflower cheese so would be great if this could be brought back.

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CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the refurb. Beautiful. Only downside was air con too cold and therefore food went cold quickly.

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T
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first meal at Alberts since it was updated, family celebration, got booth as requested on booking a few weeks ago. Service was excellent, food was creative and delicious apart from the Duck pizza ( it was remade after we brought it to the servers attention, to be fair it looked a bit under cooked and was very soon replaced) we had a lovely evening and felt it was good value.lovely atmosphere and friendly helpful staff , we will certainly be back .

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and value for money. The only complaint I have is that they had run out of Panna cotta desserts by 9.15pm!!

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CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My new top got ruined by the Velcro on the back of seats they offered to knock price of top off meal but didn’t seem interested. It was hot noisy & post refurb the tables are very close together so feels like battery hens. Food was ok but menu not changed much in all the years we have been going. Not sure we will rush to go back

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have eaten here a few time and really enjoyed the food but the service has always bin very slow but unfortunately thistime the food took a very long time to come out and some was cold no one came over to explain or let us know what was going on.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. FOH lady was very friendly and efficient. We arrived after peak time, and the tables were very close together, but as the restaurant had quietened down, she moved two tables together to give us more room. Service staff were excellent, and we ordered from the lunch menu but had desserts too. Fab value for money, lovely food and a great atmosphere. The decor was gorgeous. My only criticism would be that at busy times the tables were too close together, and it felt that you were eavesdropping on the next table’s conversation. Would recommend this restaurant.

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CS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really fun place but very noisy. Food good value and nicely presented and service friendly and professional

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SL
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New decor very nice and comfortable. Food lovely and service excellent. Very good menu.

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JG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A pleasant meal with different choices. Not too much but great food and a super place for lunch.

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I found it took a while before we could order our food and we had to get the attention of the waitress. The food quality has changed slightly , I’m been going to Albert’s for a long time and could tell. Also the waitress looking after our group tipped my daughters meal all over her. My daughter was really upset, we clean the mess up as much as we could with our napkins and I had to ask for more. The food was everywhere. When we got the bill her meal was still on there the least I thought they could do was remove the cost of it. They did offer to pay her dry cleaning bill.
I would go back but hope the service is better next time.

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O
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice of food, excellent quality. Serves by staff who are both efficient and friendly. All at a very reasonable price.
We have been to this restaurant a good number of times. This was our best visit ever.
The make over is very successful.
Two minor criticisms: the music was a tad loud and a little more ice cream with the sticky toffee pudding would be great.

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B
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as always! Not a great deal of choice on the lunch menu but you can't complain at £12.50 for 2 courses! There's always something for everyone.

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TP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the new decor. Food and service very good .

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to get back to Albert’s following the refurbishments. Looked really sleek with new branding etc. Menu was fantastic and the food tasted great. Will be back soon!

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BP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

We booked for quarter past four but didn’t get seated until nearly quarter to five. Our starters arrived after the mains of people who had sat down a significant amount of time after us. We waited half an hour for drinks. We both ordered the roast beef but our plates were different as we were both missing things and no explanation was given as to why.

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d
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new refurb, staff/service fabulous, such a lovely treat for Mum and myself, definitely would recommend the 'Roast Beef '

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was a bit shocking, left me waiting for ages for my drink and to get served.

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D
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We have always enjoyed our visits. However this time we were disappointed with the behaviour of other guests on tables near us. There were four girls on a table just next to ours ( only a low partition separating our table from theirs) who were very loud and not inhibited in swearing without regard to other diners. Not pleasant and will make me think twice before dining at Albert's again. Hope policy not to cram in as many people as possible and with no regard to a reasonable type of diner.

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MR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time here the staff were great and couldnt do enough for you would definitely go again 😊

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JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was ace. Atmosphere was great. Only complaint is that our starters and main course came out at the same time. Five star otherwise.

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P
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We picked a very busy time and service was not good!
Table jammed in between several others!
Food ok!
Drinks expensive!
Will return but not yet and definitely at a quieter time!!

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LM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, restaurant was really busy, one of our diners found the rabbit too tough and was changed for the sea bass without a quibble. My main course was from the vegan menu, Black bean Falafel, it was delicious.

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j
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere- had to wait a bit for food- but it was great when it arrived. Service was really good- nicely attentive- Orion served us and was really helpful. Love the new menu- lots of great and interesting choices- will be back soon ...! Overall atmosphere good- lively buzz and overall really enjoyed our family visit .

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SA
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always. A little disappointed that the birthday girl never got a complimentary drink or dessert as usaual as was asked the occasion when booking our table :-(

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CM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful family get together at Alberts last Saturday. Great food and service.

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KA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as good. Nice refurbishment. Friendly, helpful staff.

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NF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was ok but nothing special. I ordered the rabbit gnocchi to start and it was very salty. Ordered lamb for my main cooked medium and it was really dry when served like it had been under a heat lamp for ten mins. Glad I ordered a sauce with it or the whole main would have been a bit boring. My husband ordered the seafood plate for his starter and sea bass for his main. Both were nice. We ordered a bottle of white wine with the food but it arrived half way through our starters and it wasn’t very chilled. Atmosphere was nice, cocktails were lovely. We won’t be rushing back though.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Refurbishment is really nice. Staff are excellent.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was first visit after refurb and have to say it was excellent. Value for money menu and the staff extremely pleasant and helpful. The previous issue of noise seems to have been addressed, you can now hold a conversation without shouting. Obviously you still have the noise of a lot of people in one room talking but as someone partially deaf it is considerably better I could hear my friends in conversation. Would recommend Alberts to everyone.

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AH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

I'm a regular and really like Alberts but it can be hit and miss and it think that depends on how busy they are. This visit, the service was very very slow and when the main course did arrive I felt they had been cooked for a while and left standing. The fish and chips looks dry and my chicken was barely warm and very dry.

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DP
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was fantastic and value for money. The only issue was with parking, the car park was full and this was at lunchtime.

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OT
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always food was delicious, I'm never disappointed with Albert's.

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RG
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat there great staff great food

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and very attentive service - we were on a tight schedule and they sorted out the food to accommodate us. One person had a starter and main and two had a main and dessert; they coped easily and proactively with this in the time given.

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SA
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Restaurant renovation is lovely and it does seem a little less noisy than before.

Service is just so slow. 30 minutes to get drinks which were ordered on sitting down. Slow to ask for refills. Bill took an age, card machine took forever. In all 2 hrs 20 for 2 courses.

Nice staff and I don’t expect to be out in an hour but for a Monday night just not good enough

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SO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Need to ensure wine is cold. 2nd visit same issue and drinks service slow

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