Rosylee

4.1
331 reviews
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£25 and under
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English
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays

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About

Away from all the commotion of the city centre, located just at the edge of the Northern Quarter on Stevenson Square stands Rosylee Restaurant and Lounge. Established in late 2013 as a traditional tearoom, we have now evolved into a restaurant and grown into a beautiful place for a cocktail, a spot of alfresco dining or a hearty and traditional English meal.Our focus is on guest experience. Working together with local suppliers who produce only the best regional food, Rosylee is all about honouring the English heritage and our new menu uses local produce from the fantastic living larder that is the north of England. We also offer breakfast 7 days a week, beautiful afternoon teas with homemade scones, tasty cakes and mouthwatering sandwiches. Sundays are our favourite days full of traditional roasts and bloody mary's in a relaxed and comfortable surroundings. In the summer months,our terrace is a real sun trap, and in the winter we offer a cosy, intimate and welcoming dining experience
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday, Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm
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Phone number
0161 228 6629
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Robert Owen Brown
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Catering
Bespoke catering is offered on inquiry for venues within the Northern Quarter only.
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Parking Details
There are plenty of bays nearby, and a NCP 500m away.
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Public Transit
A 5 minute walk away from Piccadilly Gardens for all bus and tram stops and 5 minutes walk from Victoria and Manchester Piccadilly Stations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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GF
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely bottomless brunch, we will definitely be returning

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

A very lovely vibe and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Now before you all start having a go, let’s set the scene. Mother’s Day is a special day. I understand it means it will be busier than normal and therefore the service may not be the usual. But if you state you can accommodate 60 diners then you should accommodate .
We booked our table weeks in advance of Mother’s Day. We did anticipate an Irish Parade happening in Manchester sonset off a bit early to adjust for it. We arrived at 11:50 and our table was booked for 12:15. We didn’t expect our table to be ready but to our surprise, it was. The table was stuck on the end barely big enough for two let alone two adults and a two year old girl. The Mother’s Day menu was presented and we ordered a starter and main as well as drinks. The length of time for them to arrive was nearly 40 minutes. The mains took another 35 minutes to arrive. Keeping a two year old happy for an hour is good enough but after this time our daughter had enough. She was hungry and restless. When the food eventually arrived, the portion of a roast beef lunch was essentially two potatoes a sprig of broccoli, a mini carrot a tiny Yorkshire pudding and a tiny piece of roast beef. We did want to have a special occasion experience but the length of time spent waiting really spoilt our meal. We don’t mind paying good money,if the food and the experience is good . To be honest this was neither good food or a good experience. It was expensive and overrated. This is sad, especially as we had read the recommendations given by Opentable. Lesson learned I guessz

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AK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, nice food, lovely interior, in a great location. Would love to go again sometime. A great bottomless prosecco brunch!!

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AW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

The man serving was fantastic. Food was very poor.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good over all, but small portions! Which would have been an issue if we were paying full price but 50% we were happy to accept it. Quite a long wait for starters even though the restaurant was quiet. Good value for 50% off Monday. Quality of food was good.

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

Unfortunately, whilst our starters were nice, the main courses were very disappointing; the roast dinner was virtually cold ( not just a little - it was if it had been left for 20 mins or so)- when it was replaced, it was virtually no better - vaguely warm in a cold plate£. My salmon was over cooked and solid, as if it had been bought as ‘precooked’ salmon fillet from a supermarket.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Avoid the fish and chips. Fish batter should be crisp, this was stodgy, floppy and 1cm thick in parts.

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B
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Reserved a booking from the app for 2 people - there's no notice on the app that you have to specify if you would like afternoon tea, I was told they prep/order these in advance.

We ordered from the lunch menu which was nice enough - understandably not quite what we came for but nothing particularly special either. I know the afternoon tea is brilliant so I'm definitely bias and would only come again for that!

Restaurant seems understaffed considering it gets so busy - a lot of tables appeared to be waiting for service (drinks/long intervals between starters/mains/the bill - even menus!). The staff themselves are friendly and polite, just be wary the noise level gets unsurprisingly louder if there's a large group booking and staff attention seems to focus on the large group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for a special occasion, it was a first date. We had a lovely meal and the staff were great. Perfect atmosphere too. Our date went well and we’re are now together!

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it coming back very soon the staff were great food yummy bottomless prosecco fantastic 👍we all had a great time xx

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MG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful, classy interior and romantic atmosphere. Food was very tasty and worth the money. Big plus for including vegan options in valentines day menu! Would come again!

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Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon with friends and a great atmosphere. Sunday lunch options were reasonably priced but note that the full a la carte menu wasn’t available.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

To be honest very disappointing. Very noisy, table offered looked like it had been placed in a walk way. We were asked if it was OK, we said no only to be told they were really busy and that's all they had. Why ask? Nobody had come to us after 15 mins about a drink, so we took our business elsewhere. We work hard for our money and this was a birthday treat and I expect to be treated properly.

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LC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service from start to finish was extremely sparse - to the point we had to summon service for all our drinks including teas for our afternoon tea and to clear the table. Fortunately the food was plentiful and company I was with was great.

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DV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and great service. not been for a few years , won't leave it so long this time!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, good atmosphere. Family dinner, burger good, Sunday roast good, fish & chips - not good and left an unpleasant taste, veggie Sunday roast was Ok. We had a table near the side door to begin with, when someone opened the external door the cold blew straight on us. Moved tables, no problem. I wouldn’t rush back because of the food, I’d certainly go back for drinks and couldn’t fault the staff.

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times before always been excellent food & service & very good value for money well worth a visit

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really enjoyed lunch here lovely food and surroundings service very good to. Will definitely come again.

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Went to Rosylee on Wednesday 31st January. The decor within the space is beautiful and the ambiance created was lovely. However the service wasn't great initially, they came to tell us what dishes they were out of stock of (which turned out to be almost everything). Secondly after ordering our drinks and starters, the food arrived before our drinks - in fact we had almost finished our starters before the drinks arrived. Thirdly the main courses where both very underwhelming - after being recommended the half chicken with chunky chips from the waitress I was very unsatisfied. The meat was dry, the chips where dry and the lacked favour in both aspects of the dish. For a romantic date night it wasn't great. Thankfully we had 50% off food on this occasion but i certainly would not have paid full price.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and it’s a gorgeous place.
The staff were very friendly but slow and inattentive, we waited 40 minutes for our bill.
But would still go back!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Bar and service was really good it was a busy Saturday night and you couldn't tell from the service.
Our food was lovely however one of our friends had the pizza and it's wasn't cooked properly we sent it back but it wasn't much better when we got it back.
The toilets were upstairs to a bar that looked really cool but we didn't go in however the gents we were with said the toilets were disgusting and very unclean

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P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had been really looking forward to visiting Rosylee, but left feeling quite unimpressed- unfortunately.
Firstly, the waitress did not give us the Set Menu (we had to ask for it and that was also the case at Fitzgerald with the 2 for £10 cocktails offer).
The food itself was ok, more like a pub meal than in the restaurant.
But the biggest disappointment was the desert (Eton Mess)!!
If I understood correctly it had been made on the spot and was covered in a mountain of soggy whipped cream.
We both couldn’t finish our deserts, as it was just so sickly sweet and textureless.
The restaurant itself is lovely, but after the first visit we won’t be rushing back.

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and food , some great veggie options.

There were 5 of us for bottomless brunch and the service was good just slightly overbearing. We had a male waiter who continuously leant across people's plates/ drinks and hovered around a bit. This was a shame as we felt pressure to finish up and move on.

Overall it was ok and is good value for money. We will visit again.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the bottomless brunch and the waiters were continuously topping us up. The food was lovely and perfect portions for a brunch.

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FM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Waited approximately one hour for our pizzas / burgers to arrive. When I did my pizza was bland.

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LG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating here, the service was great and the food was delicious with decent portion sizes. Would definitely recommend!

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K
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had lovely bottomless brunch with a friend. No problem booking a table online the day before. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

1 waiter did an amazing job seeing to the whole restaurants orders. He is a credit to the company. Could have done with an extra member of staff of two to lighten the load. Too much of a waiting time for order to be placed, drinks to arrive and main meal to arrive.

Really wanted a dessert but was not aware they did desserts until the server asked if we wanted any near the end of the meal. After waiting 20 minutes for our plates to be taken away, we didn’t want to stay any longer.

The restaurant has so much potential. It has a lovely ambience and great food. To make it exceptional needed the extra staff. I appreciate it was on a Friday evening, even more still staff were needed. Once again, fantastic service given by the man server.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great mussels for started didn't expect them to be as big as they were so I was very impressed. Lovely decor and atmosphere even for a lunch time mid week. Will defiantly be returning and letting all my friends and family know

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok , quite small servings , worth it though as it was half price ... I think if it had been full price it would have been expensive for what we had and I would have gone elsewhere .. I wasn’t keen on your bottled lager choice ....I hadn’t heard of any of them I’m more used to Peroni,Sol, Corona , Budweiser so settled for a cocktail instead ... was disappointed that you had no vanilla ice cream , especially as it was to go on the sticky toffee pudding .... it just doesn’t work with mint choc chip , banana ,strawberry .. it really does need vanilla .... staff were very attentive tho and pleasant

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised with the experience, we opted for the Rosylee in part due to the offer at time of booking, but would be more than happy to book again regardless of any offer or not..

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was so good. Highly recommend to all.
The not fish and chips (beer battered hallumi) was a highlight

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

Very good service, steak was slightly overdone for rare.

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Y
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack looked after both me and my friend. He was very welcoming and attentive. The food was fantastic. I would say they need custard on the menu! The atmosphere and staff overall is brilliant. A fantastic date night or get together with friends. I really enjoyed the evening.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a group of three arrive all at separate times so we were late sitting at our table for evening tea, but the staff didn't have a problem with this. The food was delicious, and even though it looked like there was only one waiting staff on (Luke), he did a great job at making sure we were okay during the meal. Would happily eat there again.

And the 50% off food was a fantastic offer!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I thought the food was reasonably priced. My starter was lovely and my partner enjoyed his fish and chips very much. There was nothing wrong with my meal - I ordered the wild boar and chorizo with bacon burger. It was too salty for me so it was the wrong choice obviously with hindsight bacon a chorizo would be salty. I wish I’d ordered the sea bream. 🙄

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Couldn’t fault , amazing food, attentive staff and good ambience will be returning!

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value - the 50% off food offer was automatically applied but even without it we would have been impressed with the value. The only issue was that a number of items on the menu weren't available but what we had was lovely. And great, friendly service. Thank you!

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