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Sun 12:00PM - 7:45PM

Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 8:45PM

Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM

About Grafene Restaurant & Bar

The Grafene experience

A celebration of a unique restaurant and cocktail bar – beautiful modern British cuisine in a stylish environment - one of the best dining experiences in Manchester City Centre.


Grafene is our food & drink interpretation of this exciting new chapter in Manchester’s rich history.

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55 King Street
Manchester, M2 4LQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary British, British

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00 Sunday 12:00 - 23:00 Monday - closed

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0161 696 9700

Website:
http://grafene.co.uk/

Catering:
Relaxed fine dining British food. All products are sourced locally where possible and arrive fresh every day to the restaurant. We offer everything from afternoon tea, Sunday roasts and 7 course tasting menus.

Public Transport:
Walking distance from Manchester Victoria, Salford Central and Manchester Piccadilly stations

Executive Chef:
Stephen Moore

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grafene Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (8)
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Romance (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Group Bookings (1)
Authentic (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Had a lovely sunday roast, was served by the most wonderful ladies who gave us a beautiful twist on a classic gin & tonic! Loved it!!

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

The waitress was very friendly. The food was delicious. We would definitely go back.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great but long wait before being seated

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 22 October 2017

The food was delicious. Amazing service.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 27 August 2017

We had a Sunday Roast, which was superb! The Roast Beef was cooked perfectly 'pink', the roast potatoes were the best we've ever had and the Yorkshire Pudding was fantastic......every element was spot on.......we didn't want our meal to end!!!!! We will definitely return sometime soon.....👍

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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Amazing food and lovely staff, would highly recommend xx

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy
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ambience3
service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 June 2017

The taster menu was fantastic, a great experience and the service was second to none!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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service5
value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Server was attentive and polite. Food was of amazing quality will be again very soon!

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ambience4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Really enjoyed our meal. Was a business meal and was my fourth visit to Grafene. Although it was quiet and initially we were the only diners we were looked after and served well.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on 24 April 2017

Perfection all round!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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ambience4
service4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 24 January 2017

Second time I've been this month. Love how the menu changes around slightly. Food still ever so great and exciting

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 16 January 2017

Excellent food. Delicious . Absolutely enjoyed each and every moment

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 December 2016

We enjoyed the meal so much that we went back again two nights later. Creative menu, all cooked superbly and a good, though expensive wine list

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 October 2016

Excellent food, ambiance and overall experience! Thank you!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2016

Excellent experience and vastly improved levels of service since first opening.

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ambience4
service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 September 2016

Great service, can't remember the guys name but he was excellent, made us feel welcome and explained anything he was asked to.
The food was faultless, really great evening. We'll definitely be returning.

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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Started the evening with creative cocktails then had a wonderful 3 course meal. Michael our waiter gave excellent service throughout the evening, atmosphere was very good and definitely a place I'd recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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service5
value3

 
 (Newcastle)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Good service and delicious food. Extensive wine list.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 June 2017

My first visit to Grafene - and we weren't disappointed. Excellent tasting menu, well constructed - and well matched wine flight. The amount of food was just right.
We found the service to be personal but unobtrusive.
Not cheap - but food of this quality is worth the premium.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Despite trouble with booking via OpenTable, the restaurant was able to accommodate the 2 of us. Good bar area with great selection of cocktails. Restaurant is bright with modern decor. Menu selection was limited but sufficient for most tastes & there was a 6 course taster menu available. We chose steak for mains which was ok. Good choice of wines but not many below £30 a bottle. Overall enjoyable evening with good food - think the bill was approx £130 for 2 including 1 bottle of wine & 10% tip

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
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service4
value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Very enjoyable food, pleasant ambience and excellent staff.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 September 2016

The restaurant was a little difficult to find as it is at the side of a building that has "off street" shops and restaurants. They serve a great version of a Bloody Mary made with fresh made tomato juice and spice. Two of our guests had steak which was a little on the tough side however the other guest enjoyed their lamb dish very much.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food3
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service3
value2

vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Food good but expensive. Small portions presented beautifully. Good for business or romantic meals.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Although we booked on open table we were greeted with sorry we don't have your booking after a few mins of deliberation they said they could fit us in, even though we spotted 4 tables !! Food was great service was ok. Atmosphere was nil. Ambiance was muted. They did nothing to make us feel comfortable. It was to clinical and staid. The whole place really lets the food down. From the unwelcoming entrance that felt as if we were in a pub to the badly briefed but pleasant staff.
Shame !!

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 2 November 2016

Fillet steak horrendously overcooked. Replaced and not charged for but no chef should have let that it out of his kitchen. Everything else was excellent. Scallops starter was particularly wonderful.

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·Dined on 13 August 2017

The only outstanding item of food I ate was the fresh bread which was probably one of the best I have eaten. We opted to go for the 7 course pescetarian tasting menu, of which 2 courses included trout and halibut. 3 courses were vegetarian. The first course was textures of carrot, which were so under cooked that as I tried to cut one of the carrots it flew off my plate. Other courses were combinations of being under seasoned and/or had lack of accompanying sauces/vegetables to cut through the other flavours. I had heard and read some good reviews, even if they were agreeing with me now (in hindsight). I really wanted this dining experience to be special but the service didn't the match the price of the meal for example some courses were dellivered to the table before clearing away the previous course dishes. The waiter didn't always stop to explain the components of each dish. So overall I was disappointed. I have had better service, and better food for less. Sorry Grafene, it's a "not again" from me.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2017

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea at Garfene for Christmas. When we got the food the bread was already going stale and the scones were overcooked on the outside and raw on the inside. The service staff were lovely but the food really let the place down.

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food4
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service1
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 17 September 2016

Great food but really poor front of house service. We booked for 8pm and had the confirmation on the phone but when we arrived they had no record of the booking ! Our 8 course taster menu took 3.5 hours to complete ! Long waits between courses !

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 (London)·Dined on 23 January 2017

We booked a table for my partner's 30th birthday but were told on arrival that the restaurant had been booked for a private event. We had not been contacted in advance to cancel the booking.
I was asked to drop an email explaining what had happened but they didn't even bother to reply to that email!
Not impressed at all, it seems you cannot rely on a booking that has been made.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2016

Okay food, but I objected to the gratuity added on to the service charge. Service wasn't bad, but certainly not worth a double charge!

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