Second Floor Bar and Brasserie Manchester

4.4
29 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
The Second Floor Brasserie, which offers a relaxed yet stylish environment in which to enjoy all-day dining, is the hot spot in Manchester for those who want to see and be seen. Why not join us for dinner to discover your favourite dishes from the Brasserie's fashionable and tasty modern-European style menu?
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love this place and the food is good and even better when there’s an offer.

Service on this occasion wasn’t as good as previous visits but I would still come again as I’ve had fab experiences on other occasions

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the staff really helpful.
It was really good value for money. We will be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treat my friend to Champaign afternoon tea . The staff were amazing and the food was outstanding . I will definitely be going back

NH
NeilH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch at this restaurant. Only downside was the price which included a 10% discretionary service charge, but this wasn't deductible at the point of payment - so much for discretionary! Otherwise, the food and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked a table for our New Years Eve meal, we’d heard some amazing reviews about the Second Floor Bar and Brasserie so was dying to try it! The food was fabulous, very delicious and the presentation was perfect.

The only really disappointing part of the service we received was the waiter has forgotten what desserts we had ordered and asked us to reorder after we had been waiting for them for 45 minutes, he also forgot our complimentary glass of Prosecco too, we had to ask for this.

One thing to note is that water isn’t complimentary and is chargeable, as is the mixers for any Gin that you may order, I must state that the price of the mixers was not advertise in the drinks menu, just the price of the Gin itself.

Overall rather happy with a time and experience, I feel that we will return again now that we have experience and know to expect additional charges for mixers.

JA
JoshuaA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Visited on Saturday evening, the food was ok but ordered a steak and got the smallest portion of fries ever. Service was really slow. Disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent 3 course set menu lunch. Fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service as always

BG
BellaGBS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double date two married couples. Lovely views and great setting. We had a very attentive waiter. Great selection of wines to accompany Devine food. Opted for pan friend scallops to start and they were perfect. Had main and desert from set menu both delicious. Great cocktails. We had a superb evening

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great lunch

CK
CharlesK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Stylish and smart surrounds welcomed us 2 diners to the Second Floor on a quiet week-day evening. Reception and waitressing staff were both friendly and at ease and helped create a welcome atmosphere despite the fact that the restaurant was pretty quiet. I loved the Paloma cocktail that came with the deal. Above all my memory of the food is of distinct but not overbearing flavours that just made the difference. Best of all was the pudding which seemed to be a fusion of dates and possibly treacle. Overall a most enjoyable evening at a set and affordable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. Great value

LC
LynC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three courses and a cocktail, all exceedingly well presented and cooked to perfection. Service excellent and the ambiance good. The only niggle was the receptionist who said “we are very busy, but we’ve tried our best to seat you” despite us having booked weeks in advance. It didn’t spoil the evening though and would recommend.

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Meddy538
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value meal - 3 courses and a cocktail for £22. One of our party is Coeliac and they were happy to adapt every dish to make it suitable. Service was good, attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely be back

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DeniseH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprising surroundings to think we were in a department store. Lovely layout and views from the right table. Friendly keen staff. Food was lovely.

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Philip
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Perhaps because it's in a department store and caters for shoppers wanting a bite to eat as well as diners, but the menu appears to be an odd hotchpotch of "fine dining" (like venison with celeriac choucroute and chard) and snacks (club sandwich) which is a bit odd. Pricing is similarly all over the place,

The Venison dish was good - other dishes were declared to be a bit "beige". Has a city view, which is nice if you're bringing guests from out of town.

Service wasn't particularly swift, and the drinks waiter didn't know the difference between a dry sherry and a sweet sherry.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were combining a friend’s birthday with a get-together. Everything about our lunch experience was lovely. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for my birthday desert surprise !!!

SM
SueM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy either a meal or just an afternoon drink . The staff are very welcoming and the food is of a high standard

DJ
DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb at HN. My office is just round the corner so I visit often for either drinks or meals with clients, guests or friends. The team there are excellent and always look afterward me and my guests well. A wonderful place with great people, exceptional service and superb food. Well worth the visit. Never had a bad time, drink or food there in the many years I have been going. A must visit if in Manchetser and the views out of the window are stunning too.

AJ
vipAnjJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthday.
The waitress noticed it was my friends 50th by the the gift bag on the table. She then brought over a plate of Macrons with a chocolate note written on the plate.

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duderhodes
London
28 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish a brilliant experience. The team couldn’t do enough for us an we were made to feel very special when celebrating my sisters birthday. Food was delicious. Great venue and setting. Would certainly recommend and return . The Maitre D on the day was fab.

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TomH
Lancashire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening would have been great, if toptable hadn't cocked up the booking

LB
LouiseB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal here recently. Had the Winter menu which was lovely, nice choices for the price. Would definitely return. Hopefully will get a seat by the window next time to enjoy the views too!

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Friedrich
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Special deals are good but the a la carte is over priced . I am a good cook and rarely go out as I end up being disappointed. On this occasion I found the food bland and under seasoned . If you pay these prices you expect it to taste good

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Rebecca
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t great, by far the worst Christmas dinner I’ve had this year! The staff were friendly, they got something wrong on our order, he said he had realised he had got it wrong when bringing the food but didn’t think to say until I complained after. After this they were quick to refund it so no complaints there. It’s a lovely view and the staff were nice, it’s just a shame about the food! I must say, the starter was lovely, just not the other 2 courses!

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vipDrinkingVeggie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Empty restaurant, loud dance music playing, clumsy waiter spilling wine on the floor, glass, table and menus. Had to be told to wipe the floor and not enough menu knowledge. Pricey tagliatelle starter was dry and unremarkable. Nothing like the London equivalent and nothing to remedy after feedback was given.

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Second Floor Bar and Brasserie Manchester is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.