Brasserie Abode – Manchester

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£25 and under
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Modern European

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“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...”

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DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Food was shockingly bad - burnt veg burger, linguine was remedial and it was all rushed with no real effort put in. Waiter was great. There was a large party seated right next to us who were so loud we couldn't hear eachother talk. Terrible expereince.

KF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We loved the food and the staff. Really tasty soufflé and steak. The main gripe was that we booked the table for 18:15 and it wasn’t ready until gone 19:00. That said, the rest of the evening made up for it and it did give us the opportunity to have a drink before. The staff were lovely and attentive. Atmosphere is great, and beautiful decor. I would have give 5 stars if not for the delay in the table.

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a lovely lunch at Abode.

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great Sunday Lunch at Abode. Staff were so lovely and helpful

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great but service was a bit slow. The manager recognised the problem and explained that he was training new staff. Offered a complimentary drink in recognition which was nice. Place lacked ambiance when we were there but could see the potential of the place.

MJ
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & atmosphere!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I should have done my research a little better, but I failed to realize this was the dining area of the hotel. Still, I thought it might suit to purpose, as I was trying to arrange a meal with some old friends from abroad. But the food selection was limited; and fairly expensive for some routine and basic dishes. The “linguine” was actually egg noodle, and was stiff (almost as if from age, not al dente style). Perhaps it’s better suited for afternoon tea.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my parents in town and went for my birthday- but of an early dinner but we had a great time and everyone was very accommodating. The service was great and food was great.

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal - had the Monday dish potato and beef hash followed by salted caramel ice cream. Staff so helpful and friendly

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal and service at the Abode. Dined in the restaurant part tonight and it was lovely. Had 3 course prefix menu. Very good value

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent... looked after us with special attention to the two people celebrating graduation

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely Sunday lunch at the Abode - I had roast pork with plenty of vegetables and gravy followed by salted caramel ice cream for dessert. Great service.

h
London
164 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My highlight will be having been served by someone whom regardless of any skills was totally devoted to please me the customer

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at Brasserie Abode. I was seated downstairs in the restaurant - it's quieter than the bar area but a lovely place to dine. The fish and chips was superb and the salted caramel ice cream was delicious. The waitress could not do enough for me. Really enjoyed it

L
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant surroundings and an enjoyable meal. I would go there again.

JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

KW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

F
Caribbean
27 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

h
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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

d
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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.

RS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

H
Manchester
120 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

RW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

PH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed lunch would recommend for a quiet informal meal

JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

P
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

l
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

ME
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

g
London
192 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2016
Overall2food4service2ambience1

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.