Randall & Aubin

4.4
56 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
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Anglo-french brasserie specialising in fresh 'net-to-plate' fish and seafood.

Special Offers

Mother's Day: £27

From a set menu. Mother’s Day Menu & singer La Chanteuse.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 31 March 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-17:00

Famous Sunday roasts £14.50

Enjoy Prime Scottish Roast Beef, Lancashire Roast Pork, Rotisserie Roast Chicken or Vegetable Wellington all served with cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes & roots, Yorkshire pudding & gravy jug.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 8 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00

Menu Rapide £12.50

With a glass of wine (175ml) / lager / soft drink.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 8 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00

What 56 People Are Saying
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PC
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced, underwhelmed and not bothered about going back.
Apparently they had special offers on, our waiter just forgot to mention them when he sat us down in the virtually empty restaurant (1 other table).
Glass of champagne was delightful, the fact the starter arrived whilst we were drinking it gave us about 30 mins to rink the bottle of wine we had also ordered .
Small portions for big prices, £17 for a matchbox sized piece of cod on a plate of chick peas.

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k
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely first visit, food was nice although waited 35 mins for mains and therefore drank a bottle of wine in that time.. main was cold but soon sorted, felt the portions were just a little small so would defiantly order extra sides , deserts were nice overall nice place, new girl who served us was very friendly, smiling and good all round.

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GR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The shell fish tasted of nothing watery like frozen
Defrosted and soaked in water the whelks still had eyes in usually are prepared with eyes off and never in my life have I been given a raw scollop in any restaurant I’ve heard the Randall in soho was good I eat in seafood restaurants all over the world I think maybe the transition to Manchester
Somewhere went wrong !!!

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good meal on the whole,

Welcomed and seated straight away, staff were polite and attentive. Food was good on the whole, girlfriend had the ravioli and seabream, which she loved, I had the calamari and the dressed crab. Wasn’t a fan of the crab however this may have been a poor choice on my part. Dessert was lovely. The singer was brilliant also! Price was fair.

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JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, service was fast, very polite staff. The live music and the atmosphere was superb. Highly recommend!

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MM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, we went for lunch,it wasn’t busy which I was glad about

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SN
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve ordered seafood! My friend a steak and everything were perfect!

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OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great wine list. Attentive staff. Lovely varied menu which meant I was spoiled for choice. Cod cooked perfectly and I will definitely be returning soon.

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LV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I'd been wanting to try this for a while. I took my mum, daughter and a friend in-between Christmas and New Year - we all love shellfish. My daughter and I shared the oysters to start and these were the high point. Everyone enjoyed their food and the ambience. There was a slight issue with the squid my friend ordered in that it was overcooked. They replaced this immediately with an alternative and did not charge which we appreciated. When I go again which I definitely will, I will have the Plats de fruit de mare based on the quality of the oysters alone.

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HT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, hot and perfectly seasoned. We had the sea bass and the chargrilled squid - both were excellent. A good selection of wines to accompany the seafood, and the cocktails were delicious too. Good value for the quality - the only downside was the ambience, as it was rather quiet, and the music didn't quite go with the venue - but we were there on a Thursday night!

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I had crab cakes and lobster. 100% will be back

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AO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Waiter was very attentive and friendly! Would definitely recommend!

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FL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic place for a Christmas date night! Food and wine were sensational and the service was so friendly! Defs recommend!

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h
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great the food was excellent. The only issue we had was the size of the lobster, for the price I would have expected more. Overall though a great meal.

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VS
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Good very good too, a little heavy on the seasoning but that was the only complaint really. A very lovely evening.

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H
London
84 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal at Randall and Aubin, though I would have preferred the chips to be better.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food combined with excellent service, couldn't do enough for us.

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MS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good service with good quality food - would recommend if not tried restaurant before.

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C
Manchester
133 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I have been a great fan of this restaurant for a long time, but this time it was really substandard. Main problem was the food. Had to send 2 dishes back they were so over cooked. To be fair they took them both off the bill and offered replacements. The oysters, the main reason we go there, were not as tasty as usual. Also I was really ill after eating there. It will probably be a while before I go back there. Just had the feeling that they were struggling with their offering, which given the prices, was not impressive. Servers were good as ever, but the whole package needs sorting, especially in the kitchen.

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OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and I have to say best oysters ive ever tried..this place is a little gem.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent time at the restaurant got to talk to the owner and it was one of the highlights of the night.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely enjoyable restaurant,next will try the London branch.

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C
Manchester
133 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters here are outstanding and very very fresh. The rest of the menu caters for all tastes fishy or not. The service is usually very good, but when we went it was outstanding; Stephen was attentive, knowledgeable and amusing. Will definitely be back.

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SG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool yet classy environment. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was top notch. A true gem of a place.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place I've been in a long time! Incredible food, incredible service (casual yet attentive). Absolutely loved it.

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JA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My second time there now and is a firm favourite for me and my girlfriend as we are huge seafood lovers. All the food is amazing it definitely keeps you wanting more it’s THAT good.
We went for girlfriends birthday meal and we are already planning on going back for my birthday in December

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DH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancee brought me from Berwick upon Tweed to here for a birthday lunch on a Sunday, and it was AMAZING. Lovely staff, wonderful food, and we will be coming back asap

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CP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good and staff friendly we have been several times and will go again

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was really really nice here. Didn’t feel like we were dining in Manchester. It’s very classy and the food was delicious. The service was personal and fantastic. The only reason the service wasn’t exceptional is because we waited a while for the bill.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Good but not fantastic, had to send main course back, but the replacement was good, however had to eat alone, as my wife had finished hers, not ideal when its your wedding anniversary ! however the starter was excellent, so they will get a reprieve !

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J
London
97 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came.for oysters and champagne.. Best oysters I have tasted in a long time stays true to the original reataura t in Soho well recommended

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EM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we stepped in the door our experience at Randall & Aubin was an absolute pleasure. The staff, the atmosphere, the food all amazing. You made our Anniversary night out an extremely special one.

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VL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

overall many empty tables. but reservation was so difficult and claimed all available slots were full.

hv fresh oysters. lots of tiny shell cracks. new England clam chowder was England style. not creamy at all. and tasted like water. onion soup so many cheese in it and looked like a mess when melted

lamb chop very salty. tiger prawns just average. nothing special

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M
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time coming to this restaurant and it is great to see Manchester finally has a proper seafood restaurant after a long while. The menu is great and full of various of seafood. Unfortunately the oysters we had were just average, maybe they werent in season. Prices can be quite dear but service was great, a little bit more attention to detail would be ideal, like providing us with clean plates after we had the seafood platters as the shells etc have dirt and sands. However, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Dessert menu is not exciting and expensive. This place is great for seafood and I will recommend this.

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RB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely evening at Randall and Aubin. The food was generally great, and the service was excellent. We’ve been several times now and we’ll definitely go again.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try Randall & Aubin as somewhere new and was not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. A relaxed atmosphere perfect for Sunday dinner.

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went here for a mid week family meal. We had friendly service and good food. I had the beef tartare to start and lobster po boy for main. Good portion sizes.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

There were two 'actors' dressed as Laurel and Hardy wandering around the restaurant going up to tables to tell jokes. My friends and I were constantly hoping they would not come to our table....it was a bit off putting.
I had one of the specials, it was very expensive for what it was.

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SN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, awesome seafood. Very knowledgable staff! Sorry can't remember her name...
Thank you!

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DC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had such a lovely night here. Amazing wine, amazing food! The oysters were fresh and tasty. My husband had the crab and I had the linguine which were both delicious. We were visiting Manchester for the day and stumbled across this place and I am so glad we did. Just perfect for a couple of seafood lovers. Would recommend it highly and definitely would go back!

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