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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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Manchester, M2 4LQ
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
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
0161 696 9700
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.
Walking distance from Manchester Victoria, Salford Central and Manchester Piccadilly stations
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
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.....👍
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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