Albert's Shed

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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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Valentine’s Special 3 course menu from 5pm £35 PP standard £45 PP VIP package. Credit card details required on booking. Full payment will be taken if you cancel less than 24 hours before your booking or no show on the evening.

Saturday, 15 February, 2020

What 4335 People Are Saying
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4.3
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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is very nice and clean and welcoming. But the real star is food. It’s above and beyond of what I’ve expected. I had mushroom rolly-polly and it was absolutely amazing. Service was reasonably quick. I can only speak in superlatives about Albert’s Shed. Will be back.

CH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s my favourite restaurant.my only slight critism is service for drinks could be quicker
But overall the food is just wonderful and the staff and restaurant.

WK
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good, disappointing that we had an item on our bill which we hadn't received, apart from that excellent as always, so different from our experience last year at Alberts Worsley

A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time as a family at the restaurant, the food was lovely and drinks were very reasonably priced. Each staff member was lovely too, we will definitely be revisiting!

T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food,atmosphere and ambience was fantastic.Would certainly recommend to friends and family.

MG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. I ordered the halloumi burger, it was well presented and tasted gorgeous.

LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hi, very nice food. Fabulous service. Only negative was the room around our table. Had a large group arrive behind me who keep knocking chair due to space Inbetween our tables.

SM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and set in a nice environment staff are so helpful and friendly we go to alberts in Didsbury so it was nice to dine in Albert's shed would recommend it and will definitely be visiting again

P
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

For me going out for a nice meal involves things; 1. Good company, 2. Good food, 3. A nice ambiance. Albert's Shed in ok on the food side of things as long as you were expecting what is essentially pub food. A lot of things fried & pre-paired. On the ambiance side if you want a very noisy environment where you have to virtually shout to have a conversation then fine, its just not for me. A disappointing evening.

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a reservation at 4pm and arrived 20 minutes early, our table wasn't ready which was fine but the only waiting place is to go back outside and into Dukes92 for a drink. The bar was very busy , but we eventually got a drink and a seat. As we couldn't see if our table was ready we were unsure whether to walk back with our drinks as it was now 4pm. We ended up giving them a call and was told it woud be 10 more minutes, again this was fine but the system isn't very smooth. There either needs to be a bar area in the restaurant or to introduce a pager system so you know when your table is ready. Apart from that the food and service was excellent, and will return again.

JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time, foods is lovely and staff are wonderful.

CW
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had the 2 course lunch menu and it was great value. Good food, decent portion sizes and a nice atmosphere. We’d gone quite early and by the time we left the restaurant was full so it was quite noisy.

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Not enough staff.
Had to wait a long time before we could get anybody’s attention to take drinks order also the same with the food.
Ordered two desert cocktails which were awful and the waitress did not know which was which and when asked she did not ask the bar staff.

E
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately have had better experiences on previous visits at Albert Shed. Attended to celebrate a birthday. Was in a party of 8. Three of the eight meals had to be returned. Excessively long wait for 2 meals. Arrived when party almost completed. The majority of the food was served Luke warm. Disappointing.

CA
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing value at liunch! Food hot tasty perfectly cooked & half price Friday fizz sealed the deal

Y
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always helpful and efficient. They never show any objections when we share our courses !
Food yummy and lunch menu very inexpensive, I always enjoy myself.

LB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 2 course lunch special. Good quality food and service.

S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat... it was quiet, being a Thursday night, but that was a nice change from how Alberts is usually and enabled us to enjoy the amazing location to the full! Trams passing on the distant bridge and narrow boats moored st the waters edge. brilliant as ever!!

SB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and value for money. What more can one ask? We always have a lovely meal at Alberts restaurants. Highly reccommended.

HE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic venue and great choice on the menu for both children and adults

S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for lunch friendly staff great atmosphere been over 20 time and will visit again

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very noisy however service and food was nice. Would recommend based on the fact the restaurant was full and it was a Saturday night therefore noise is to be taken, was almost shouting volume however.

SR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous meal , great deal at lunch time. Good attentive service and good atmosphere too

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The starter was not good at all but the main made up for it. The staff were attentive but that’s no surprise as there was only two tables in.

PH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been frequenting the place since it opened. The value is still outstanding, but the current menu is dull and restricted. Also the lift was not operational and this should not happen as the toilets are not on the restaurant floor level. One of our friends has mobility problems and cannot use the stairs!

Albert's Shed
Responded on 14 January 2020

Thank you for your review Peter, I have passed your feedback regarding the menu onto the executive kitchen team. I am also very sorry that the restaurant was facing issues with the lift on the day of your visit. Karen

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A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and service, a very good wine list

s
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Would highly recommend. 😊

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Great food and service but there is a door directly to the outside that is constantly left open. We ended up wearing coats when eating as we stood and closed the door every few minutes.
I would only recommend this great restaurant in the summer months until they change their policy on access to outside for smokers (ie use the main doors and leave this one closed).
This was our second visit that was ruined by this!

Albert's Shed
Responded on 14 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to place this review, I'm very sorry to read that you faced such a problem with the cold from the door during your visit. I will of course ensure that the general manager sees and also takes your points on board, Karen

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SW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant place. Nice stroll along the canal towpath from Deansgate Station and Tram stop. Staff attentive and helpful. Arranged a place for my wheelchair seat and good disabled toilet facilities. Great choice of food with a good vegan menu as well as gluten free. We had food from both the full and vegan menu and all were excellent. Lunchtime is great value for money.

JH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good visit again this was my 4th visit, only slight negative was the desserts, the Eccles cakes were pale and could have done with being longer, the poached pear trifle said it came with creme anglaise (custard) but this didn’t and had no Christmas pudding aspect either so basically pear and cream but the service was excellent along with the other 2 courses 😊

SF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

New Year’s Eve is always going to be a stressful one for any restaurant but it just didn’t hit the mark for me. It was expensive, food felt rushed, didn’t order drinks until our main had nearly finished, the music was a bit of a downer, tables on the terrace after midnight still had leftover food on them, the card machine didn’t work so we hung around for 45mins into our new year, the service at our table was pretty poor. The waiter seemed stressed an inexperienced. The fireworks were good although brief. Then went into Dukes for the new year party couldn’t get served at the bar as it was so busy and not enough staff. Such a shame as I’d heard great things about Alberts shed at New year, just a bit disappointed.

Albert's Shed
Responded on 6 January 2020

Please accept our apologies for the issues which you received during your visit Suzanne, this is definitely not an experience we would hope for any of our customers. Please would you mind replying to this message so that we can investigate into what happened. Please would you mind including what name the booking was under, the time of the booking and your email address, Karen

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We booked it for New Year Eve because we had great Time there for 2017 new year eve, but we were very disappointed as our dinner was delayed near 1 hour, my partner had to picked up our drinks by himself From bar for our main courses after orderin it 45 mins ago. Service was very poor and unprofessional compared to normal time. We will definitely avoid to go there during holiday time in future.

Albert's Shed
Responded on 6 January 2020

I’m sorry to hear your experience was not a positive one. Please would you mind replying to this message so that we can investigate into what happened. Could you also include in your reply what name the booking was under, the time of the booking and your email address, Karen

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LP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The overall evening was ok my only couple of disappointments were the piano player was just way to loud we could not hear each other speak whilst eating our meal. The outside Door kept getting left open which left a very cold draught to which we complained about to be told there was nothing could be done !
We bought tickets to go into Dukes bar afterwards which was very disappointing as it was like a youth club and not catered for anybody over the age of 25.

AO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The staff made us wait in the smoking area outside in the cold for over half a hour as our table wasn’t ready on time. It just felt very rushed. Never even offered us a drink whilst we waited. Very poor customer service. Will not be going again. shame really as it’s usually a lovely place to dine.

Albert's Shed
Responded on 6 January 2020

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review Alan, we do take all our guest’s comments on board and I'm very sorry that you were asked to wait outside without a drink. I will be passing your feedback onto he management team, Karen

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding NYE meal the food was wonderful and beautifully presented. We all enjoyed our different choices

L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely New Years Eve experience. Great food great service and a really nice ambience

A
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I got to spend my boyfriend's and I's anniversary here. I'm mexican and I really enjoyed this restaurant, as I got to know real European food. It was an amazing experience, amazing service and delightful food! Loved it!

SW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is exceptional, always polite, helpful and at hand without fussing. The food was, as always, top quality. Thank you for another lovely evening.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was very disappointed with my recent trip to Alberts Shed.
I chose the gluten free turkey dinner because I wanted the stuffing that was on the gluten free menu. I was very disappointed when my turkey dinner came without stuffing or brussel sprouts. I asked for the missing items and was told the stuffing isn’t gluten free (despite it being on the separate gluten free menu)! I was given the forgotten sprouts a few minutes later.
The service was very slow and on three occasions drinks were forgotten and we had to ask for them repeatedly.

Albert's Shed
Responded on 6 January 2020

We are disappointed to read this review, we never wish any guest to leave the restaurant unhappy. I'm very sorry that you did not receive the gluten free stuffing and that your sprouts were late. I will certainly be going through your feedback with the management team so that they can address the slow service also, Karen

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NI
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our waitress was lovely and attentive. The food as always was top class and red hot, very enjoyable. I would of given five stars had there not been problem with our booking, even though I had received a confirmation email which I showed to them and they found us a table. I am unsure if this was the fault of Albert Shed or open table but this was the reason I couldn't give it top marks.