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ERST, Manchester, Greater Manchester

ERST

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

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2 people

21:00


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 196 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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

    Great for fine wines

196 Reviews
  1. Hannah

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was brilliant, so accommodating and happy to talk us through it all. Food was brilliant, nothing we didn’t like. Again, wine was amazing. They didn’t rush us, allowed us to take our time and enjoy it and that meant we could enjoy the food and ambience a lot more

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  2. KeithyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A taste sensation-a diverse and wonderful menu enabling you to share your passion of food. The service amazing -fully informative and helpful around menu choices-but the food is amazing / beautifully presented and timely -no rush just a chance to savour the wonderful culinary delights on offer -could have quite easily gone through the menu !

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  3. Kate

    Oxford

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great wine list and charming service.,

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  4. SimonM

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our visit, but found the table to be very tight and some of the food especially the steak to be over cooked and chewy would not recommend this dish but the beetroot dish and skate were excellent, the service was great and extremely accommodating when asking about the menu and wine. Overall we enjoyed our visit.

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  5. Mary

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New favourite restaurant. Came for my partners birthday and was blown away by the food. Server was amazing and super tentative, and recommended an amazing wine pairing for our meal. Can't recommend enough, will definitely be returning in the near future.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch at Erst. Delicious range of sharing plates, beautifully executed with interesting and at time surprising flavours. Very good value, considering the care and attention to detail in each plate. Lovely waiting staff who explained everything very clearly and had just the right level of attentiveness. Highly recommended.

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  7. NeryG

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exotic food and great experience overall. Wine and food were delicious

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  8. ColB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived the staff were welcoming and friendly- the guy who served us was great and took the time to explain which dishes were good for a lactose intolerant person (me) and found us an alternative flatbread we could eat which was very cool. The food was excellent and interesting as expected, but for me, it’s the experience as a whole that makes a place memorable and these guys nailed it - ambience, staffing, food. Would definitely return!

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  9. SallyP

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, great experience. Food gorgeous, staff very attentive. Will visit again.

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  10. GM081294

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fifth time here, we absolutely love our local restaurant!

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  11. SamB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first experience of ERST and their fabulously attentive and personable service was instantly noticeable and appreciated. The setting, food and team were all top notch and will be enjoyed again soon! I wasn’t drinking this time but look forward to trying some of their fabulous wines next time I’m there.

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  12. CarolineE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening. Staff were fantastic and food delicious.

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  13. MonicaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal I’ve had in years. Every dish was creative and perfectly executed. Staff was also very warm and welcoming. We had a great night!!

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  14. ZNisbet

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine. Flat bread was outstanding.

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  15. AnneT

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of small plates. Lovely venue. Brilliant service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service - best meal we’ve ever eaten!! - we highly recommend the scallops

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best eatery in Manchester! I’d like me you are vegan just ask and they’ll make you something wonderful!

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  18. SueB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning - in every way! The food is just a delight, unexpected flavour combinations, fabulous fresh ingredients and a menu which left us wondering when we could come again. Understated and charming team - our waiter persuaded us to try the flatbread with beef fat......outrageously good (spoken as someone who really mostly eats vegetarian food). We had a delicious white wine which complimented everything, we ate like Kings and we didn't need a second mortgage to pay the bill. It's just great!

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  19. MrKristopf

    Glasgow

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Any time I’m in Manchester I have to go to Erst. The service is incredible, the wine list is always on point and the food is amazing. And yet again, this was a great visit.

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  20. JonnyL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were excellent. The room is really nice but it was too cold to fully relax. This is our only criticism. We would go back but only after checking if they have the heating on! Appreciate it is tough times for restaurants though.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Thank you for a beautiful night

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  22. Yavanny

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food. All our dishes were great. We were less keen on the fried olives overall (more the sauce which was a bit too piquant) but each dish got better and better. We ordered several plates of bread just to mop up the sauces which were too moreish to leave. The wine was great too. Service was attentive but not intrusive. There was a reservation after us, we were advised of this in advance and told we could move to the bar area to continue after our 2 hour booking. When they hadn't arrived the staff rang them and told us we could stay at our table for the remainder of our visit as the other people had mixed up their booking. Overall a great experience. The table next to us kept comparing notes with us on our order and were clearly loving the food as much as us....

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and would definitely dine again! Had a lovely evening

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, the e only comment, it’s hard to read the menu (quite dark) and the table was quite small so with open candles the menu could be set on fire.

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  25. JudithJ

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed it, lovely friendly staff, would have preferred to eat at a table rather than at the bar but still very good.

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  26. Shez1981

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, with a lovely bottle of white. Great vibe and service. Would definitely recommend.

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  27. ChloeD

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of dishes. We chose 5 mains between us then a dessert to share. The wine was lovely and our waiters were helping in chooses both wine and dishes. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely be back asap to try more!

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  28. MaureenC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both vegetarians and meat eaters in the party - all very happy with our choices - loved the beetroot dish - panacotta - the orange tart especially-our waiter was fabulous-so knowledgeable and helpful - he made our evening - we will definitely recommend Erst to friends and will come again x

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  29. HelenL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  30. MichaelR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  31. michael

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

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

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  32. Aaron

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  34. CharlotteM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  35. SimoneG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  36. MikeW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  37. AlexR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  38. SamB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  39. cherylm

    Manchester

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 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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  40. 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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ERST is rated 4.9 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


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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