Brasserie Abode – Manchester

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Modern European
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
“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...”

Special Offers

Benny & Bubbles: £25.00 per person

Includes unlimited prosecco alongside a choice of Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale or Eggs Florentine.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 6 June 2019

Ends: 6 July 2019

Availability: Sat 11:00-15:00

Steak, Lobster & Bottle of Prosecco for Two £49

Steak, lobster, fries and a bottle of prosecco for 2.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 May 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-21:30

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 9:45PM

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JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brill meal - we had the steak, lobster & prossecco deal.
Orly small downside was that they did not have our booking.
Front of house said that can happen with OpenTable?
That said, they found is a table and we had a fab time.

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KW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow but it was extremely busy. Other than that, faultless.

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F
Caribbean
27 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I went for the Sunday Lunch (albeit at 5.30pm). The beef plates that I had was excellent - and filling!
When I arrived, it was fairly empty. Got seated and a menu given, but not the Sunday Lunch menu. Had to wave to alert a waiter, who brought one over. My order was taken quickly - and the food and wine arrived promptly. No problem with that.
I sat for a while, savouring my wine, and then ordered a small cheese plate. And waited, and waited and waited. Nothing. Eventually I managed to catch the eye of a waiter, and said to cancel the order and bring the bill. The bill arrived, and then - hey ho - the cheese plate. To be very fair to them, they did then give it to me gratis. But .... this should not have happened.
So, only 3 stars for that, but also for the difficulty to catch a waiter's eye. The music was also pretty deafening, which meant that everyone had to shout to make themselves heard - which again increased the noise levels. Shame, because otherwise it would have got 5 stars.

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JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

4th visit and never again. Booked for 4 and reminded of booking the previous day. Not greeted. No record of booking. Had to ask for everything including to be served. No "would you like a drink"? No offer of water. No "can I get you any sauces?" Had to find waiter to ask for vinegar and ketchup with fish and chips. Had to search for a waiter to get the bill. Starter ok but main course underwhelming. On previous visit with teenage grandson no tomato ketchup at all for an order of cheeseburger and fries.
I took 3 friends who had never visited before. Whole experience poor.

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The beef bourguignon was appalling
It is going to take a while before I try that meal again

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d
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

A weekday lunch-time business meeting. The restaurant was relatively quiet until a singer and keyboard player struck up making any conversation very difficult. I asked for the volume to be turned down - to no avail.

We had to wait too long for the food. I ordered a puy lentil cottage pie, which was extremely hot and tasteless.

Very disappointing. Been there many times before and it’s been fine.

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RS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Mother’s Day meal. Nice ambiance and service and food was good

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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very tasty and service good. I chose the restaurant because my guest had to catch a train, but it proved a good choice in culinary terms and was reasonable in price for the quality.

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H
London
97 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great Sunday lunch - had the beef with roast potatoes and plenty of carrots and gravy. You are given generous amounts of veg and can substitute with anything you don't like, and the staff give you plenty of gravy and extra veg if you want. I had the Baked Alaska with salted caramel ice cream - absolutely divine. The staff are so friendly. They have a musician on Sunday lunchtimes. I definitely recommend anyone dining here - you will have a great time.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

My food arrived after my friends had finished eating.
The waitress was really helpful and apologetic about it which was great.

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H
London
97 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my regular haunt for Sunday lunch - the food is scrumptious, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. They make sure you are enjoying your food and offer any more veg and gravy. I recommend the baked alaska for dessert. There is also entertainment on Sunday lunchtimes.

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H
London
97 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great Sunday lunch at Abode Manchester. I have been coming to Abode regularly for Sunday lunch and this is one of my favourite places to eat and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel has a musical act on Sunday afternoon and the restaurant is very busy. So pleased I can book via Opentable

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RW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place right in the heart of the city centre a few paces from Piccadilly Train Station.
Great ambiance and great food to boot.
Would recommend.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Outstanding waitress, Lauren. She alone made our dinner memorable. She is e of the best servers ever.

Romantic atmosphere, pity the food quality is not much better than a chain diner. If they had a great chef or one that has the resources to create excellent meals, this place could be outstanding. Especially if the staff follow Lauren’s lead.

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PH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed lunch would recommend for a quiet informal meal

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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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OT
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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P
Cheshire
5 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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OT
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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l
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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OT
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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OT
London
4 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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g
London
191 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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OT
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
New York Area
28 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
24 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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P
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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OT
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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s
Salt Lake City
3 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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OT
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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a
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Food was great.

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