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Albert's Shed's new look restaurant dining booths - Albert's Shed, Manchester,

Albert's Shed

4.4
4.4
5117 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Fully refurbished in late 2021 with a brand new look; 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 and provides a picturesque environment for dining out with friends, family or colleagues.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri 12:00–22:30 Sat 10:30–23:00 Sun 10:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    0161 839 9818
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Becky Siolkowski
  • 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
    Rebecca Lythgoe: 0161 839 8656
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking available, either on the street directly outside the restaurant or in free car parks around the venue
  • 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)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

  • Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

5,116 Reviews
  1. JoshH

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We went having heard good things. I ordered a pie, expecting crispy pastry, but was given soggy pastry that gave the distinct impression of having been microwaved. We had to ask 3 times for tap water, none of the glasses were clean, there was sediment in my wine, and we kept getting a different server. We were also told by 3 different servers that they would bring us dessert menus but we ended up waiting 10 minutes until I managed to flag down a server. All in all, will not be going back.

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  2. ELAINEJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Given that the restaurant was fairly quiet the service wasn’t great. We would have stayed for coffee/more drinks but opted to leave in the end as we were not attended to. 4 of the meals were fine but my sirloin steak was cremated, the peppercorn sauce was of thin consistency and a handful of skinny fries just did not justify the price charged.

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  3. Warbs61

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely welcome on arrival but our table was being reset so was asked to go and get a drink at the bar. We couldn’t do that as musician was set up for the afternoon so no where to sit - luckily we didn’t have to wait long Food and drink order taken quickly and service was very good. Food was lovely

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  4. LeeB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to eat. Great staff with fantastic service. We will definitely be returning the next time we visit Manchester.

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  5. LisaC

    Liverpool

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had the ravioli for starters it was like baby food, drowning in sauce. We ordered a bottle of wine and the main arrived before the drink. We had to ask if we were being given the wine. Staff didn't seem to have any direction or seem to know what they were doing. We were not asked how our meal was at all. Had the sea bass for main, very poorly presented, tasked like slop, bizarre giant size spring roll slapped on side of plate.

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  6. KarenA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely good, service and atmosphere and really good value for money.

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  7. JacquiD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and promt service on arrival. Friendly staff, clean entrance and throughout. Food was fantastic!!! Tasty, hot, beautiful presentation. Great value for money
    Albert's ShedResponded today
    Thank you for so much for the amazing feedback! We hope to have you again soon!

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  8. KatieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant with good ambiance. Food was served quickly and tasted great. The three course offer was excellent value for money.
    Albert's ShedResponded today
    Hi Katie, thank you for the lovely feedback, it is much appreciated!

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  9. KarenM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined on the very reasonably priced lunch time menu, even though it was 5pm. Well presented, tasty food. Plus free parking for 4 hours. Will come again soon
    Albert's ShedResponded today
    We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us Karen and thank you for taking the time to leave us that lovely feedback!

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  10. Kelly

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were brilliant so friendly and attentive! Kelsey was great in particular! Our fave place to go for a girls day!
    Albert's ShedResponded today
    Thank you for the amazing review, Kelly! Hopefully we'll see you again very soon for another girly visit! - Kelsey

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  11. WendyY

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience, attentive excellent staff, great food, lovely ambience, will be returning

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  12. WendyN

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and service Had the set lunch menu which had a great variation
    Albert's ShedResponded today
    Thank you for the great review, Wendy!

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  13. WendyW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Alberts Shed several times. The food is always good as well as the service a very good experience. Every time I go.

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  14. Billy

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Alberts Shed for a Valentines weekend meal with my boyfriend. Immediately we were greeted warmly by the person on the front desk and shown to our seats. The greeter was very friendly and chatty and took our coats before bringing us menus. The service staff were all extremely prompt and very friendly and myself and my boyfriend feel at ease. It was a Sunday but the whole menu was on offer not just the Sunday Menu. There was a lot of choice for starters and mains and good list of drinks, the only downside being they didn’t do alcohol-free wine by the glass but not the end of the world as there were mocktails and 0% beers and cider. The food was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Really well presented and well worth the price. Dessert lovers may find the dessert menu a bit limited but the sticky toffee pudding is amazing so would highly recommend that. All in all a 5 star meal and a lovely experience!

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  15. Mark

    London

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and staff! Lovely location down a cobbled street, and great value. Good for any occasion: family, dates, girls night.

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  16. Zach

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a really nice and calm place for a casual dinner. I went here for an anniversary with my girlfriend.

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  17. AndrewO

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely restaurant. Great food, relaxing ambience and friendly service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service, food and overall experience will definitely be back :) x
    Albert's ShedResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thanks, we are so glad you enjoyed it! See you again soon

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  19. MeganW

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and lovely food and cocktails. Came for my birthday and they brought me a free chocolate brownie and made us feel welcome from the start
    Albert's ShedResponded on 17 February 2024
    Thank you for the review Megan, I am glad we managed to make your birthday special!

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  20. WarrenW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to this superb restaurant about five times now. Always excellent, consistent and a friendly atmosphere. Our waitress, Georgia, was the ‘icing on the cake’!
    Albert's ShedResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thanks for review us Warren, Georja will be delighted to hear you enjoyed it!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited Alberta Shed tonight for our Anniversary. This was our first, and unfortunately, last visit. The Lady who served us was really nice we could not fault her, however, the food was mediocre at best and the whole thing felt rushed! I’ve never experienced an order come out so quick after ordering. Three courses in less than an hour! Honestly felt like a conveyer belt. The only positive is that I was allowed to take my remaining wine home with me! (Over half a bottle as I did not want to consume it in such a quick timeframe) Upon booking we thought this would be an upmarket establishment, its average at best. Being early we were directed to Dukes next door for a drink and frankly that seemed like a much better venue!

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  22. CarmelA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Albert’s was a great choice for Valentines dinner.The staff went above and beyond for us.We will definitely be back and spread the word.The food was excellent 😊
    Albert's ShedResponded on 16 February 2024
    Thank you for the lovely review Carmel - congratulations again!

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  23. MarG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu and chosen food was great. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

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  24. EmOh

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, wonderful wine, stunning service, lush location, gorgeous cocktails, wish we had an Albert on our doorstep, would go all the time 😋👍👍👍
    Albert's ShedResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thanks so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  25. AmieH

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, environment, EVERYTHING was top notch 💋👌🏼
    Albert's ShedResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thanks for the lovely review Amie! I'm glad you enjoyed it

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  26. JaneH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely evening with friends. Good choice of food. Music was quite noisy with a strong base sound so we couldn’t hear each other around the table. -Only 6 of us.
    Albert's ShedResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thanks for the review Jane - I will brief the management team about your music feedback!

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  27. KellyP

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to have returned after many years to have a lovely meal. Great food and not over priced
    Albert's ShedResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thanks Kelly, it was a pleasure welcoming you back!

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  28. ChristineK

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We spent a very enjoyable and relaxing experience with good food and service from your excellent and most helpful staff. Would recommend your restaurant to all our friends and family.
    Albert's ShedResponded on 14 February 2024
    Thanks for the recommendation Christine - I am glad you enjoyed your visit!

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  29. JohnA

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a group of retired colleagues who meet up occasionally for catch-ups we periodically choose Alberts as our venue in Manchester. Once more it continued to meet our high expectations with good value food, lovely welcoming staff and a warm environment on a cold and wet lunchtime. Many thanks folks for your attention to detail, we will be back - again!

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  30. ChristineE

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good atmosphere at lunchtime. Friendly staff good food & wine

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  31. DLP006

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful as always , usually have the a la carte menu but the Feb special £14.95 menu dud not disappoint, excellent choices , beautifully presented and steak cooked to perfection . Our waitress ( an Australian girl work her way round the world ) , was the best , pity she cant stay full time because shes super good at her job . All round highly recommend from not only this visit but past ones too . Will be back for sure .

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  32. StephenW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish, the experience was excellent !

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  33. Mimi

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch with friends, good food, good service. Didnt feel rushed. Very good value for momey

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  34. Elizabethg

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful meal and fantastic service all staff where helpful and really nice
    Albert's ShedResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thanks for the review Elizabeth, the team will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed their service!

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  35. NicolaB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly, nice atmosphere, really good value for money considering you are in the city centre. Our waitress krysia was lovely & very knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be returning.
    Albert's ShedResponded on 6 February 2024
    Wow thank you for that amazing feedback, Nicola! I will pass on your lovely words to Krysia and we hope you visit again very soon!

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  36. GeorgiaH

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The vegan pie was really disappointing. It tasted like a reheated frozen pie, and the grazy was salty. It came with plain beans & plain boiled baby potatoes - very surprising to see this in a restaurant in 2024. Flavour was not good. Would not recommend this place to vegans, however my non-vegan friends enjoyed their meals. I will say the staff were really friendly and helpful, it's just a shame about the food.

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  37. ShaeK

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. Beautiful venue. Delicious food. Eat here often and the standard of service and food is consistently good. Highly recommend!
    Albert's ShedResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm glad you always enjoy your experience!

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  38. SharonM

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value 2-3 course lunch menu, with a good choice of dishes. Very tasty.
    Albert's ShedResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thanks for the lovely review, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  39. Sumeister08

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Feb deal tempted us in and the food was very good. Service mostly very good as attentive most of the time but they did seem pretty busy and slightly stressed looking face from waitress though overall she was very good. We weren’t reminded about our time to leave despite letting us order another bottle of wine; we asked to sit outside so we could finish our wine which was thankfully warmed up by the heaters. Would be good to have the 2 & 3 course offer more regularly. Good atmosphere; music a tiny bit too loud. Overall a very good experience - thank you
    Albert's ShedResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thanks you so much for your review - I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. I will feedback to the whole team about the music level and appreciate you bringing it to our attention! thanks

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  40. MCCLELLANDM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us booked for lunch mid week. Service was excellent and food superb. Didn't feel rushed which in turn created a good atmosphere. Keep up the good work, we'll be back again.
    Albert's ShedResponded on 4 February 2024
    Thanks for reviewing, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Albert's Shed is rated 4.4 stars by 5117 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Albert's Shed

20 Castle street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4LZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00–22:00 Fri 12:00–22:30 Sat 10:30–23:00 Sun 10:30–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking available, either on the street directly outside the restaurant or in free car parks around the venue
  • 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)
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Becky Siolkowski
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 839 9818
  • 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
    Rebecca Lythgoe: 0161 839 8656
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