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ERST, Manchester, Greater Manchester

ERST

4.9
4.9
168 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
A casual restaurant and wine bar in Ancoats, Manchester

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 13:00–23:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 13:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    0161 547 3683
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for fine wines

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Manchester

    Great for fine wines

168 Reviews
  1. HelenL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This my my second visit to the restaurant. The first was really amazing, this time there were a few dishes that fell a bit flat such as the leeks and the pasta which though very nice didn’t stand up against the really interesting flavours of the beetroot or the breads. Could also do more non-alcoholic drink options- a great cocktail and a kombucha perhaps.

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  2. MichaelR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for such a wonderful experience, I would describe myself as a fussy eater that avoids restaurants for several reasons. However I conceded and had a great experience, the staff were all very warm, patient and attentive. The food was great, I enjoyed everything, beautiful natural wine too, left feeling well fed. As for the space, again brilliant, good music, genuinely mixed crowd, felt we had space and time to enjoy our food and drinks. More than anything staff were willing to suggest dishes, and made me feel comfortable when I asked questions and shame me for my inevitable dining faux pas.

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  3. michael

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and lovely service. Excellent lunch

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  4. Aaron

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicely crafted dining space, excellent lighting, and clever concept, but the service was a tad impersonal, attention to detail wasn't entirely there and of the five dishes we took, only one was truly outstanding. The menu lacked any helpful description and none was volunteered, and choice was relatively limited for a concept based on small plates. That said, maybe it was overhyped and our expectations were too high. It's nice, but there's a little room to improve still.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service even better. Made a bday meal very special

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  6. SimoneG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favourite restaurants in Manchester, if not our favourite. Perfect service, very cool atmosphere and excellent food and wine.

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  7. CharlotteM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were attentive and knowledgable! Well priced- overall a great time

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  8. MikeW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the minute we walked in. We actually preferred the table at the bar rather than the high table and it was really nice. Food courses were exceptional. Thank you.

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  9. AlexR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about ERST is fabulous. The food was gorgeous and we can’t wait to come back. Thank you so much.

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  10. SamB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our lunch at Erst. The highlights for us where the Beetroot, Fennel Pasta & Flat breads. We thought it was excellent value and the wine selection was great! We will definitely be returning.

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  11. cherylm

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner with friends . Food was very good , but didn't quite live up to the hype. Lots of tasty dishes and great wine , but quite expensive and small portions , particularly re fish for the price. Oysters , lamb belly kebab and flatbread were my favourite dishes. Great atmosphere and service . Would I go again ? Probably .

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  12. JonS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere.. hospitality at its best! Very happy customer..

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  13. AlexM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food and service. Pretty cheap for the quality too! Had a lovely time chatting with the waiters, especially (I think he said Lewis..Louis?) who was absolutely incredible. Also found my new favourite wine.

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  14. MarkH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food was fantastic. Wine is amazing. Onglet tartare and pork chop were the dogs. Chargrilled leeks and beetroot dishes were fabulous. Need to grow a pair and try the oysters next time!

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  15. CTMcr

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought a friend to Erst for lunch who had never been before. The sharing plates were perfect, along with a recommended wine to accompany the food. The laid back but attentive service was just as good as the food. My friend loved it so much, she's already asked me when we can go again. Big thanks to the Erst Team. *Try the Chocolate Sorbet with Olive Oil for pudding. I can't recommend this enough!

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  16. Evgenia

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite as always! No doubt you will have an amazing evening! Highly recommended!

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  17. HelenS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food! Nothing more to be said, too quality!

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  18. KatherineN

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, outstanding menu With small plates that really flow well The oysters with Rhubarb mignonette and the scallops were a highlight

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  19. Fmsh

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wine with attentive and warm staff as always. One of our favourite places to eat in Manchester.

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  20. MaxO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food as usual. Wine pairing was immaculate. Definitely recommend.

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  21. GaryE

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful valentines day lunch of delicious and surprising flavours and textures, staff that could be your mates, a delicious mosel and a yummy campari appetizer to start things off. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable couple of hours, thank you all at ERST

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and staff were brilliant definitely be back soon

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service throughout. Very knowledgeable staff. Food was amazing, both quality and flavour. Would definitely recommend!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff; beetroot, anchovies and flat bread were delicious! Not keen on pork chop. Would love chicken on menu.

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  25. NicD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent on every level. Food was superb. Wine was brilliant, and well matched to the menu. Great team there...lovely vibe. Really enjoyed it and can't wait to go back.

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  26. LeeJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Finally got to Erst. Loved it. Relaxed vibe. Great wine list and not expensive. Then the food. Flatbreads, soft inside. Lamb and date sauce. Beetroot and ajo blanco, cuttlefish and chickpea stew. All delicious ! Want to go back !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service throughout would thoroughly recommend

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good vibe. The wine is very good, but I got sand in my oyster.

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  29. Pmcd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, ideal size sharing plates really nice well balanced and seasoned food with a great choice too good selection of wines by the glass and the carafe, friendly service with good advice on how much to order not too pushy, great atmosphere will definitely be back when in Manchester

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  30. Apparently24charslon

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ERST remains my absolute go-to for a quiet and beautiful midweek meal. The variety of dishes (plus the constant appearance of a few classics) means you always know you’re getting a good mix of familiar and exciting. I always feel refreshed and happy when I leave. A perfect little treat!

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  31. Adriano

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful tasting experience. A small menu of smaller plates with amazing flavours. Great selection of wines. Highly recommend the lamb if on the menu. Fantastic service - would highly recommend. Thanks to all Erst for a great evening.

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  32. CamilaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, food and ambience. We had an awesome evening here. The staff were warm and welcoming and gave great recommendations for both wine and plates. We will definitely be back. Thank you to the whole team!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening at Erst, 5* Food & Wine, Hope to be back soon 👌🏼

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  34. ChrisS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was eating early before the Strictly show. The food was unusual, sensational and reasonably priced. Great formula so sharing as much or as little as wanted. Plate sizes perfect for 2 people. Stand outs were the beetroot dish, the flat breads, and to finish with a vegan chocolate 'sorbet' very cold, but not grainy, very smooth dark chocolate with gorgeous olive oil and finish of thin salt flakes. We sat for 2 hours, no hassle, no rush. The staff were attentive, informative and friendly. A few dishes change every 3/4 weeks. Will return.

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  35. RichardG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food choices and well presented. Staff very attentive and happy to discuss the options on the menu. Very good atmosphere- friendly but not deafening.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places in the UK and Europe for an unforgettable meal. A league of its own.

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  37. nickb

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable afternoon, great cocktails, wine, bread...bread on its own or with the sauces which all demanded mopping up. The service is spot on, light but attentive and friendly. Had neatly everything on the menu, want to go back now to complete the set..

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  38. EmilyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Best place I’ve eaten in a long time. Perfect service, delicious, interesting, bold food, wonderful atmosphere. 11/10

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  39. Jojo

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always! Food, service and atmosphere never disappoint

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  40. Jopwales

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short menu, seasonal ingredients cleverly prepared, the only place in the UK I’ve seen bagna cauda on the menu and probably one of the best we’ve eaten. Everything we ate was absolutely scrumptious, cleared our plates!

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ERST is rated 4.9 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for ERST

9 Murray St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 6HS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 13:00–23:00 Lunch Tue–Sat 13:00–14:30 Dinner Tue–Sat 16:30–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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