Fred's Brasserie

4.4
324 reviews
£25 and under
British
The team at Stanley House Hotel & Spa has been working tirelessly to put in place safety measures to ensure our house on the hill is safe and comfortable, while retaining the warm welcome and exceptional levels of service our guests have become accustomed to - take a look at our Covid -19 health & safety guide.
Please be advised the bar will close at 10pm daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 324 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stephen
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service. The lamb was unbelievable

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AnilaQ
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An elegant yet welcoming dining experience, enhanced by such attentive , polite and accommodating staff . This is why we keep returning !

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PeterD178
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant never fails to please. Our last visit before Lockdown. Roll on December !

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AmandaM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and great staff. Lovely food too. Been here many times and plan to go many more.

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LisaB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat, things missed off the menu as part of meals like chilli in the burger also bacon on the burger.
Chicken wings were divine and the breakfast was to die for.

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GlennT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is excellent! The staff just have the right balance of attentiveness.

Stanley was the first place we went to eat after lockdown, credit to them they wore face coverings and took your temperature (and still take your temperature) long before government guidelines came into force! It makes for a very comfortable meal out. Thank you Stanley house.

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NormanY
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most enjoyable evening. Staff very polite and we were comfortable in the light of Tier 3 restrictions operating.

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KatieM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got married at Stanley House last year so it's always lovely to visit. This was the first time we'd been since lockdown but definitely won't be the last. The food was delicious and the service was second to none. Always a pleasure to visit.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to go somewhere special to celebrate my wifes 78th birthday. We enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the wonerful service we received from a young man and especially a delighfully pleasant young girl. I regret I did not get her name. The only disappointment was the price of the drinks. We expected to pay a little more but £26 for the cheapest bottle of wine or £9 for a glass !! Only one draught lager/beer Others in expensive bottles. So enjoy the food but ask for water!

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Pamorak
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Stanley House and our meal yesterday was no exception. Lovely food & attentive service

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YvonneM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Moved into a temporary restaurant due to deep cleaning of mr Fred’s
Looked cold inivinting
Good under par had been previously the same week to mr Fred’s at lunch
Staff not usual finesses no ore warning given or signage had to W begins a wedding to even ask sone one

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have not been to MrFreds for a couple of year. It was nice to be back. A lot of new faces and very welcoming. Food was excellent and atmosphere was also ex. We will return

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DAVIDE
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambience- quality but conservatory always a bit cold to sit in - shame .

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PhoebeD
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab! Super service! Glad to be back! Thank you!

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KirstenB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always amazing here. One of my favourite places to go so a perfect first trip out since covid and a period of illness.

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Lily
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Sunday lunchtime.
Staff were very few.
The steaks were ordered unfortunately one of the steaks was gristly and the other was not cooked to order. The presentation of food particularly the steak was poor, very large tomato, watercress and leathery looking flat mushroom. We had mentioned about the gristle but no staff came forward to explain.
Caesar salad was ordered as a main but there was much more anchovies than chicken-a shame.
The sticky toffee sponge dessert was overly, sickly sweet and was unfinished.
We have visited this restaurant previously and the food was excellent and so to was the service.
I guess Sunday is not the best day to visit!

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KarenB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and quality of food is outstanding, my only constructive advice is to lower the price of the bottled wine, especially the prosecco. £35 per bottle is very expensive.

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FarukP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Great quality food. All in an amazing setting. Would highly recommend.

Faruk Patel

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JanetT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Having visited here for 20 years we were disappointed to see it has lost its refinement. From food quality, and presentation to quality of the crockery it is sad to see the decline.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional and friendly service. Outstanding food, and good value. Will return soon.

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SteveA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food albeit from a smaller menu but delicious anyway. Great to have 50% off too!

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was disappointing. Son had Thai green curry which was very bland. I had fish and chips the fish was tasteless. Son did enjoy the chips though!
Sat in conservatory part with a table of 4 next to us, who were having a great time :) however that meant we had to talk loudly due to the echo....there was only one other table in so not sure why they sat us next to each other

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ParttimeLondoner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous lunch. Fabulous steak and great service

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AngeP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, gardens pristine, clean, efficient, staff using PPE. Food was delicious, presentation excellent. We will be back!

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, staff were really helpful, attentive and friendly. Food was amazing!
Would highly recommend!

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vipsmiler
London
95 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Used to be a regular here until it changed hands. We were informed it was being changed and the restaurants were closing. I found out only recently that Mr Fred’s was still open so I booked for Sunday Lunch today. I actually think it has improved slightly. Service was always good but I feel with Covid we were made to feel very safe and comfortable imm. The staff were all masked up and cleaned tables and chairs and ensured we were happy throughout the meal. Excellent service. The food was very good but my starter of the pea & broad bean risotto was a little short of seasoning and really needed some Parmesan in the rice as I had to season it myself with salt & pepper. The Parmesan tweel was nice but too small so had little effect on the dish. A main course size would have been really difficult flavour wise. However the textures were all there and the peas , beans and rice were spot on just lacking seasoning. Main courses were lovely and my chicken was delicious. My wife’s fish cake was lovely and the thick fries were as good as always. I think the menu is better and more varied and I like the additions Cake & coffee as an alternative. Lovely Victoria sponge cake. Also I like the way they have retained sandwiches as an alternative light lunch and that you can have certain starters as a main course size also. We were glad to be back and will return very soon as they have continued the special Government allowance on your meal throughout Sept on Mon, Tues, Weds and Thursday. Well worth a visit and congrats to the staff on faultless service.

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AimeeH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place to dine! Excellent Covid measures in place! Lunch was truly wonderful

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Vivwill
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service, delicious food, beautiful grounds. Would highly recommend 🙌🙌

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RobertH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great place and hope the help out to eat out continues into October and we will come many more times. Great place and really smart. Food delicious.

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MarkY
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

An enjoyable evening with my partner, the atmosphere was good and socially distanced tables and staff wearing masks was reassuring. I have to say though that my food was slightly disappointing. I had the broccoli and potato soup for starter which was very mediocre and an unappealing very dark colour. The fish and chips were pleasant enough but I’ve eaten as good if not better for substantially less than the £16 or so here. Final point was regarding the service. The servers seemed very busy and delivered food without cutlery or butter for the roll etc and staff seemed to be in a hurry to get to the next task. We like the atmosphere here and the surroundings but probably won’t be in too much of a rush to come back.

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PeterD178
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very concerned when heard about the change in ownership and suggestions . However did not need to be concerned as the standards are if anything improved.

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Norblue
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent night- good food and wine nice atmosphere even in these difficult times.
Staff well organised and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Isle of Wight
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

excellent compliance to Cover regulations. we felt very safe and comfortable.
the food was of a very high standard

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful surroundings. Bit quiet that evening but that suited. Great food but portions on the small side.

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ValD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely set out with good spacing. A limited menu at the moment. Service was very good. My starter was wrong but was quickly sorted so that my husband was still eating when the replacement arrived. Our main course was fresh and plenty of it. Coffee could have been better and the drinks are expensive compared to other restaurants we have been to but overall enjoyed our evening.

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PeterD178
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been here since the restaurants reopened. Very good distancing of the tables. Temperature taken when going in and a form to be filled in. All the servers wear masks and menus etc all on the table. Knives etc with salt and pepper and wipes put on table separately. The food is also excellent and perhaps most important !!!

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DominicO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always. Can’t fault them at all!

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Rhodesy
Lancashire
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Limited menu was disappointing, but under the current circumstances It was understandable.
Food was good large portions and value for money.

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Pamorak
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a WONDERFUL waiter called Gabriel who was amazing. He recommended certain dishes, and was extremely helpful. The food was excellent!

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Nise
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a delishious lunch of , mushroom soup, prawn sandwich and my husband had fish and chips. All fresh , finest ingredients and not at all greasy. In the evening we had a wonderful meal. I had a fabulous trio of beetroot with whipped goats cheese and a truffle and sage risotto my husband had soup and a chicken and mushroom pie with spring greens.

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Fred's Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.