Brasserie Abode – Manchester

4.3
197 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals
“Brasserie Abode at ABode Manchester offers relaxed, sophisticated dining that moves effortlessly from day to night.

Our all-day menu features plats du jour with a comfortingly, nostalgic nod and time-honoured classics. Generosity and value are at the heart of what we do; Sunday lunch is overflowing with trimmings, our classic dishes features plentiful sides and every cocktail comes with something to nibble on.


Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails - try crushed avocado and poached egg on sourdough toast for brunch, enjoy a lazy lunchtime spent over French onion soup or an evening dedicated to delicious moules-frites and late night cocktails...”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, French
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Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday
7am – 1:00am

Friday – Saturday
7am – 3:00am
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Phone number
0161 247 7744
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Please be aware we have no on-site parking. Guests are entitled to a reduced rate at Citi Park car park, just one street away:

Citi Park, Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HG (view on Google Maps)

Guest rate is £10 for 24 hours (usually £12)

Please ask a member of our reception team to validate your parking ticket on departure.
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Entertainment
Live resident DJ's every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with guest acts joining the mix.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

New Years Eve 6 courses £99 with a glass of bubbles

Enjoy 6 courses from New Year's Eve menu includes a glass of bubbles and nibbles on arrival. Dinner is served 6:30 - 9:30pm then its lights out and enjoy DJ or join the live band in the bar. 1am enjoy pulled pork brioches. 31st December

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Mon 19:00-19:00

Christmas Day 6 courses £99 with a glass of bubbles

Enjoy 6 courses from Christmas Day menu includes a glass of bubbles on arrival.
25th December. Sitting at 2pm, food served at 2:30pm.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2018

Ends: 25 December 2018

Availability: Tue 14:00-14:00

Festive Dinner £25

Enjoy 3 courses from the Festive choice set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 December 2018

Ends: 23 December 2018

Availability: Daily 17:30-22:00

Festive Lunch £20

Enjoy 3 courses from the Festive choice set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 December 2018

Ends: 23 December 2018

Availability: Daily 11:00-17:00

What 197 People Are Saying
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JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening at the Brasserie Abode, an a welcome escape from the cold. Good wine (Gavi), efficient service and good , well prepared food. Too cold to try the oysters, but I was tempted.

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Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and engaging staff. They seem to know their food and wine as well. Once inside, it was a very relaxed atmosphere and on a cold evening, tucked away from the busy streets outside.

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Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food in the Brasserie - good French staples like Coq au Vin, Steak Frites, etc. Service was very good - possibly helped by the fact that it was a quiet Monday evening in winter. It's in a hotel, so the diners were a mixed bunch but there's plenty of space between tables, so it's good for business meals. Handy for Piccadilly station, too.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We visited this restaurant as two couples. When we first got there we weren't sure it was open due to renovations going on upstairs in the bar area. There was only ourselves and two other couples in. The starters were OK, however the mains left a lot to be desired. My friend had Dover sole which was almost inedible due to all the bones in it, my lamb chops were very thin and more fat than meat, my husband and our other friend had the beef bourginon, high was the dish of the day, it was very dry, not how you would expect it to be. I wouldn't recommend going there, needs to improve. Credit to the staff though they were very good.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The taster menu was a good introduction to the range and quality of food on offer. It had some very good combinations which were original in taste and presentation. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the different courses were explained and were served at a leisurely pace. This allowed everyone in the party the time to enjoy the food and wine. A very good place to eat we would recommend it for those people who enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with high quality food.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good although we did feel they kept bringing water or bread to charge us more. Very classy restaurant. Beautiful food and service. Although we did not appreciate the waiting on staff dropping of additional costs to our steak and lobster deal for £45. They bought bread halfway through and water which we did not order. Luckily we did not have any of additional plates and we thought it was a tad cheeky. It was my boyfriends birthday so a brilliant treat. Great food but please tell staff adding additional plates is not fair. And ruins the experience. We will ask for what we want.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Opted for the lunch time steak, lobster and prosecco offer which was very good. At £49 for the two of us it was also great value.

Ambience was fine although it was very quiet as we were the only 2 people in the restaurant, although that did mean we had good service.

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ME
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been coming for several years and have always found it good. Recently, however, it seems not quite as good, and not quite as good value. For instance, the wonderful bread and rolls that used to be served at no additional cost is now reduced to just one type of bread, with extra charge. The petits fours with coffee that used to be such a treat, are now less good, and fewer of them. The dishes seem more variable - still mostly good, but not as unfailingly good as previously.

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London
185 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, the mixologist and sommelier were all exceptional and the Abode No 5 cocktail the best I have ever had. An Australian dessert wine was suggested and this was also perfect.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2016
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was alright, but not a patch on the Canterbury Abode. Also the staff, whilst attentive enough, were young and didn't really get the level of restaurant they were working in. Their knowledge of the dishes was poor, and they just didn't deliver the level of service expected from a Michael Caine restaurant.

Overall, there was nothing wrong with it, but it certainly wasn't fine dining.

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Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came here for dinner after dining here previously a couple of years ago and having a wonderful evening.
Found the food pretty average this time around although the service was good.
Was served by Vladimir from the Czech Republic who was very nice but was very hard to understand as he mumbled very quietly when explaining what the wines and dishes were, so we didn't hear most of it.
We were told also that we'd get 40% discount off the tasting menu, but the discount wasn't knocked off and I only checked the bill the following day.
Overall impression "Average"

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b
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2015
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Last choice of the high end restaurants. Staff think it is more than it is.

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FC
London
22 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 'graze' menu with matched wines, between four of us covering the entire menu. Each and every course was superb (the beef skirt is worth the wait) while Vlad the sommelier really took the time to emphasise the subtleties in the accompanying wine. Excellent meal, excellent service and great value for money. Also, try to save room for their cocktails, yum!

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Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Grazing menu excellent and fantastic value. Have the wine paring too, makes it all the more special.
Friendly service, although they did get the bill wrong, they didn't add the champagne until we pointed it out!
Overall very enjoyable

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was ok but, I ordered steak and the meat was very chewy . The reason I didn't complain is that my wife already had her food and was patially through it when I tasted the meat, that would have meant me eating by myself if I had had it changed

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London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the 8 course taster menu. Food was outstanding. Great service apart from getting our drinks order wrong 2 times. Rectified quickly and free drink giving. Thanks for a lovely night celebrating my husbands birthday.

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Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

An outstanding dining experience. The signature tasting menu was superb alongside the amazing cocktails.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, definitely "fine cooking" but not outstanding.
Service was good: present but not overwhelming
Nice atmosphere too
Downside was the pricing which I found a bit steep.

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N
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered the wine tasting menu for myself and my mrs for our anniversary. We wished that we had gone elsewhere. We didn't feel that what we were served was worthy of the price I was shown at the end. In fact we just couldn't wait to get out.

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Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2012
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was pleasant although not to the same standard of other fine dining experiences. The vegetarian starter (poached eggs with potato salad) didn't work and was rather bland and the vege main could been better thought out.

The restaurant was in the basement and felt very claustrophobic which wasn't helped by the excessively dim lighting. We couldn't wait to get back above ground. All in all a fairly mediocre experience.

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great value lunch meal for £15.95. Excellent food; wine a bit pricey

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2012
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

food portion is too small. overall is good

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to Michael Caines at ABode in Manchester to try their lunch offer 3 courses for £14.50. While the service was very good and proffesional and the not that good food could be excused for the price we paid, we fell that the ambience was too convencional i.e. a bit boring. The restaurant is in a basement so there's no windows and the lighting is quite dark with no major features to see.
Overall, its good enough to try and make your own conclusions...

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Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions to small for al a carte menu very nice but not enough would go with the grazing menu like last time left feeling like I had my moneys worth

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Food was great.

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Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. Food delicious, service and ambience the best.

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Manchester
95 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael Caines at ABode... SPOT ON! Amazing Graze Menu... small taster dishes, could seem a little pricey, but with matched wines and all the wine info from the waiter, top quality ingredients, excellent interior, it's worth every penny... well done. Loved it. :)

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Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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London
16 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

After hearing good things about Michael Caines ABode restuarant in Manchester we decided to visit on a Friday night when our concert was cancelled at Bridgewater Hall. The food was first class and certainly made up for our earlier disappointment There are a number of ways to order your food and we decided to try the tasting menu where you are advised to pick three dishes at least, my wife only choose 3 and wished that she had choosen more as each dish was inventive, tasty and well cooked

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Berlin
43 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Michael Caines on a Monday lunch. Ive eaten at about 30 Michelin star restaurants and I feel this lunch menu is nearly as good some of the 1* restaurants in London, and much cheaper. I can't fault this for the price (even though it's recently gone up from £20, to £23.50 fo 3 courses + 3 paired wines). You get 3 decent types of bread aswell. The service is not quite as good as a 1* place in London though, and I think that's why it's not got a star. FAULTLESS LUNCH DEAL.

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London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent even if the portions were a little on the small side.
Unfortunately the service was way too slow.

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c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Michael Caines (Manchester) on Saturday 17th March. Food Delicious. Staff attentive and pleasant. A really good evening. Will definitely go again if I am in Manchester.

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent - I will advise anyone who can to take advantage of the Amazing Graze offer at Michael Caines' ABode. The food was heavenly, the selections well thought out and presented, the ambience brilliant and the service exactly what you expect! I will be using toptables for my next reservation very soon.

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M
London
49 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Michael Caines at ABode is a definitely a special place - although it doesn't currently have a Michelin star, the food is outstanding, as is the treatment from the staff. You should certainly save this one for a special occasion however as the price reflects the quality of the food and of the service.

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Thailand
28 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

michael caines at abode manchester.
fantastic meal on a tuesday evening. the dining room was relaxed but busy with well spaced tables. the grazing plates option (where you could chose) were an excellent idea - we had 2 starters and 2 mains and gives a chance to try some different dishes- excellent value for this quality. service was attentive but not overbearing.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2012
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant staff, excellent service and delicious, beautifully presented food although my husband found the portion sizes too small and filled up on the bread! For 2 people we would have preferred a smaller, more intimate table but all tables on offer were circular and able to accommodate 4-6.

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Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dinning at its best. Good service an dfine fresh food.

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Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal at Michael Caines at Adobe Manchester!

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Lancashire
24 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked the restaurant at Abode, Manchester for a birthday celebration meal, how disappointing.Run of the mill, compared to Abode Exeter, which is excellent.
The best dish was the amuse bouche!
Shell in crab ravioli. Salted Hake too salty & undercooked (for Me).
The Sommelier was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Good standard of service apart from the waiter who brought the food. He spoke too quickly and with a foreign accent and had to repeat everything he said(sometimes twice)

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Michael Caines at Abode in Manchester on a Friday night for the early evening 3 courses for £21 deal. We arrived to the basement restaurant that was beautifully decorated. Staff took our coats, sat us in a lounge area to peruse the menus and have a drink. Though the early menu was meant for between 6-7, they did not rush us and allowed us to take our time. We made our way to our table at 7 and continued our evening with excellant service and delicious. Go if your in Manchester!!!!!!!!

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