King Street Tavern

3.8
21 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Disabled Access
The Tavern is a destination restaurant that serves honest, simple food, no fuss, with all the flavours. The menu is seasonal with some all-time classics designed by our team of in-house talented chefs.
Serving food from midday until late the Tavern will offer a relaxed yet sophisticated setting for friends, family and business, or just a quick one whilst chatting to the barman.
Off the main brasserie is an informal lounge, the afternoon tea lounge, offering the perfect setting for the very English tradition with a few of our eclectic twists.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - midnight
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Phone number
0161 667 0707
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
St Peters Square Light Railway station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
service
3.9
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3.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

They hadn’t checked online bookings for the day so hadn’t set a table for us. (We had booked about 4 hrs prior). They sat us at the bar and we waited 10 mins to be served- it seems very understaffed and the poor one barman was busy making about a dozen cocktails for a large group.

We had one drink and twenty minutes later we were still waiting on our table. We watched as they made up a table and proceeded to give it to someone who walked through the door- presumably with a non online booking. The place was half empty, yet after half an hour of sitting at the bar we still didn’t have our table.

Staff seem pretty stressed and badly organised. We didn’t eat but we didn’t want to spend money on a place who can’t manage their bookings, their staff or their bar. Seem preoccupied with hotel guests and hen parties.

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m
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous evening celebrating my husband's Birtbday, our server Laura was great, she went out of her way to make his evening special. Food was good, brilliant sevice and good value for money. The restaurant has a lovely relaxed feel to it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food and service. Atmosphere lacking

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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb shank l have ever tatsted! The restaurant was a bit noisy due to the ladies having afternoon tea with bottomless champagne

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing visit. We have been a few times before and it was always good. They have revised the layout and it is much improved, but... the food and service was seriously lacking. We were presented with our bill before our food arrived and when the starters turned up we were asked who ordered the duck, there was no duck on the menu! Main course was a disaster. A fillet steak that had a blood pressure raising quantity of salt on it. It was inedible. To be fair I was offered a replacement but as ever in such a situation the dining partner is left to finish their meal while a replacement is prepared, at least 15 mins in this case. Thus the evening is compromised. The second attempt only had a marginal salt reduction and was borderline acceptable. The manager deducted the cost of my main but to be honest the evening was ruined by then. It was meant to be a special evening for us as it was a wedding anniversary. They knew that as they had asked and been told twice. Such a shame as it is/ was a really nice place. Not sure if we would return as previously it was so good.

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice food, nice staff and a lovely dinning space. This is our second time at the restaurant and would certainly go again

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J
Kent
25 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Padron peppers for the starter were slightly undercooked. The jerk chicken burger was delicious. Waiter was attentive. Was fairly quiet inside for a Saturday evening which was surprising, but the booths made it feel private and cosy.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meals which were decent sized for the price. It was obvious they used high quality ingredients and cooked everything very well. Service was attentive and quick.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, reasonable pricing, very comfortable and well laid restaurant and very attentive service.

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LD
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal, best fillet steak and Diane sauce I've had in a very long time. We had a few issues with the wine availability, two of the bottles of Champagne we asked for were not available so we settle on a nice bottle of Perrier-Jouët which we were quite happy with, the head waiter came over later and apologized and gave us a 15% discount for the inconvenience which was very nice. Lovely Staff.

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JC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quiet dinner for two, we chose to graze on small plates which worked well

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely meal and service. We ate early 6.30 pm so it was quiet and lacking in atmosphere but we thoroughly enjoyed it and will return

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, the decor and ambiance just right and the service friendly.

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AG
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Booked here as the venue and decor are beautiful. Unfortunately the restaurant doesn't live up to its opulent surroundings. The service is frankly bizarre. We were never asked how our meals were, nor topped up with wine. When we asked for the bill it was received just as a paper receipt on the table whilst the waiter waited by the table for me to pay immediately. The service felt quite rushed and impersonal.

The food was quite tasty overall but unfortunately one of the dishes made me quite ill for the rest of the weekend which is why I didn't score it higher. The restaurant was also quite empty with only two other tables occupied. The only saving grace was the music which was good and provided some much needed ambience.

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n
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice venue with classy decoration. Staff attentive. Food was traditional but very tasty. Fish pie had lots of content but was superheated and inedible for several minutes. First mouthful burnt my mouth. Once cool enough it was delicious. Great value overall especially with their January discount. Well worth a visit if in manchester.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and place is lovely
Sadly, the restaurant was using the lounge to cram in additional covers.

We ate in the lounge. This is a lovely space but is not designed for eating.
Tables and chairs were too low and very uncomfortable.
It was like eating a meal sat crossed legged on the floor in a Japanese tea house !!

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Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For us good venue nice staff excellent food in very nice surroundings, will definitely be going again.

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2016
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Really disappointed!

A big fan of the 'eclectic' group and was excited to book this for a friends reunion!

Staff from beginning to end were just rude. No-one seemed happy to be there and everything seemed like a chore. Really off putting.

Ambience was dreadful and just felt the evening was brought down.

Food was good and all served timely.

Won't be returning sadly.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food, very pleasant staff, lovely place just lacked a few people to give it a bit of atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

you rate it is as a top 10. It should not even be a top 100. there are many more better restaurants in Manchester UK.

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Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole experience was superb. Waiters friendly, food was very good and not overpriced. Have to visit the rooftop bar what a view!!!!!! Only thing not keen on is every order there is a service charge, i know its optional just awkward if you dont want to pay it.

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