The Anthologist One St Peter's Square

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36 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European

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Overlooking St Peter's Square, The Anthologist boasts an unrivaled setting right in the heart of Manchester. The Anthologist at One St Peter's Square will offer an everyday escape all-year round.
From quick catch-ups over freshly ground coffee to relaxing after work cocktails in one of our many gorgeous spaces, sit back and relax and we'll take care of the rest.
What 36 People Are Saying
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PL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great service

TH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellect service and food. Great relaxing atmosphere.

AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu - great atmosphere - not too noisy near the bar - a bit noisier near the entrance - lovely outside seating area - highly recommend it for pre theatre dining 👏👏👏

l
Derbyshire
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was nice (not brilliant but fine) however for a meal with friends it was far too loud. I didn’t realise there was no separation between bar and restaurant area so too noisy to have a good conversation.
Better places to have a meal on a Saturday night - but the drinks looked great if that’s what you do fancy.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great central location. Perfect Pre theatre dinner with friends. Really nice menu and great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Guinea Fowl special was lovely! Great service & nice surroundings

S
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service good food but music too loud even at 5.30pm

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hi Sara, Thank you for your 4* review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed both the food and service. I apologise that you found the music too loud, I do hope this doesn't put you off from returning to us! Many Thanks Lucy

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M
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasant setting, inside & out. Food choice & quality excellent.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thanks for your feedback and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and you would recommend us. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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A
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the pre-theatre experience. The atmosphere was lively, staff were attentive. My wife’s food was good, my main course less so. The batter on the fish and chips was undercooked and soggy which spoilt the meal. Overall though a good time.

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Responded on 1 July 2019

Hi Arthurm, Thank you for leaving your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your pre-theatre experience. I'm sorry to hear that our fish and chips wasn't up to our usual standards. We do hope this hasn't put you off visiting us again. We hope to see you soon Many Thanks Lucy

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HE
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a great selection of food and very diverse. Excellent.

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Responded on 1 July 2019

Hi Helene, Thank you so much for your 5* review and your lovely comments. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Out of town guest

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Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you so much for your 5* review, we hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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OT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming place with a lovely chatty ambience and chilled background music. Seated quickly and served at the right pace for 3 course meal. Lovely open kitchen; food was very tasty and good range for vegetarians. Will return

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your whole experience at The Anthologist, we hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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PM
Manchester
20 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very eager to please and we had great service. Very nice place. Will go again.

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Responded on 12 June 2019

Hi Patricia, Thank you for your super lovely review of The Anthologist Manchester, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and everything was up to standard! We can't welcome to see you again very soon :) Many Thanks Lucy

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LM
Manchester
39 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met a friend here for pre-theatre concert meal. We chose from the pre-theatre menu, which had a great variety of choices for carnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarian/vegans alike. This menu is also very well priced. We were attentively serviced by friendly waiting staff. Would definitely go again. Thanks to all the Anthologist and Drake & Morgan staff.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review of your recent visit! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and will be sure to pass on your feedback to all the staff. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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CK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant was full of colour and had a nice relaxed feel. Being a Monday evening it was quiet but chilled. Beautiful decor I must say and most comfortable. The food was ok and service prompt. I had grilled swordfish on a bed of mango salad. It was a little overdone. All in very tasty. Would I recommend? Yes probably.

AH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pretty and very good food and drinks so I recommend a visit. My only qualms were how loud it was (you did have to shout over the table) and it was a bit of a struggle to find a waiter to pay the bill but it will have felt worse as we were in a hurry. Overall, great place I'll go back again!

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Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Annie, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased to hear that you would recommend us! I am sorry you found it a bit loud, we do get a little busy on an evening and weekend! We do hope to see you again soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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BW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The non-alcoholic drink I ordered was virtually tasteless. The restaurant was far too noisy for us - the combination of an eating area and a bar area probably contributed to the high noise level. The fish pie I ordered lacked seasoning. We had to wait 45 minutes before our starter arrived which is unacceptable as the restaurant at that particular time wasn't busy. Overall a disappointing experience.

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Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Barbara, Thank you for leaving your feedback on your most recent visit to The Anthologist. I am disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy you experience with us. I am keen to investigate your visit further, if you would like to drop your contact details on an email to lucy.wood@drake-morgan.co.uk Many Thanks Lucy

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AA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The shell in the korean steak taco was quite stale and ruined the whole taste of it.

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Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi Ant, Thank you for leaving your review. I'm sorry to hear that your steak taco wasn't up to our usual standards. If you would like to discuss your experience in further detail feel free to drop me an email at lucy.wood@drake-morgan.co.uk Many Thanks Lucy

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SS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bar was very noisy but that was to be expected for early Friday evening. The service & food were both very good. I’d highly recommend the menu.

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Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi Steve Thank you for your lovely words. We love hearing back from our customers, and yes we can get quite lively on a Friday. I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Jo

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CW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and with a smile. the staff could not do enough for us. the menu was limited but very impressive and for the price just amazing.

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Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi Carol Thank you so much for your kind words. The time will be delighted to hear your feedback. I really do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Jo

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JS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Nice ambience and good value for money.

PE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top notch in all area's good value to the money. The waitress was friendly and very professional 5 star

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fairly standard bar menu, (pre?) cooked very quickly. Service was fine. Relatively pricey for what you get. Comfortable/ clean modern spacious bar and seating.

DG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first visit and we enjoyed it. The service was good and so was the food. The only negative was the "music". I like dance music but when you can only hear the baseline, it becomes somewhat tedious and then annoying.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy for a comfortable dining experience, more like a bar than a restaurant

P
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinner before theatre so needed quick service,good food and wine. All met

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 7 February 2019

Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards Lucy

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AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great evening overall. The restaurant accommodated our slight lateness due the horrible manc traffic. Food and drinks were good..the duck salad was a little heavy on onions however it was well presented. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. We intend to go back and explore the menu. Phill & Claudia

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 28 January 2019

Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your visit and our nice relaxed atmosphere. Please come and see us again soon. Kind regards Tara

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SB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with excellent service!

Had a great early evening dinner here and everyone enjoyed their food. Service was excellent. Very relaxed. Would recommend and go again.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 17 January 2019

Thanks for your lovely review and so glad you would like to come see us again. Kind regards Tara

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WE
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Booked a table for 4 online, kept up to date with reminders. From entering the bar, greater with warm welcome from very patient staff. Once we’d finally decided what we wanted service was very efficient. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and we will be back

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 18 December 2018

lovely review Wayne, so glad you enjoyed please come and see us again soon! thanks Tara

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambience, friendly staff . We didn't have to wait long to give our order and the food when it arrived was excellent.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 13 December 2018

thanks for your lovely review and so glad the food was excellent, please come and see us again soon Kind regards The Anthologist

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D
London
123 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met with a smile, service continued to be great and a fine menu made it tricky to choose. A massive starter meant I had to leave some of the excellent Chicken Pie. Good beers on tap and all in all a very pleasant visit. Would get five stars if v small things sorted - not running out of one side dish, etc.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 22 November 2018

what a lovely review! sorry we ran out of some items on your visit, but glad you enjoyed it . We hope to see you again soon Kind regards Tara

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AC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Staff seemed more interested in wiping and relaying tables than checking on dining customers. A side was missed off our order and I had to get up and find a member of staff to tell them because after more than 10 minutes no one had come to check how our meals were. We then had to wait longer for our plates to be cleared. It wouldn’t stop me from coming again but not a great first impression.

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Responded on 5 November 2018

Hi Ant, thanks for your feedback. I am so sorry your visit was not up to our usual high standards and we missed some points. I would like to discuss your feedback further if you would not mind sending me your contact details to tara.donelon@drake-morgan.co.uk Kind regards Tara

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N
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was great and the service was really good. Will go again.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 5 November 2018

thanks you for your lovely feedback, please come and see us again soon Kind regards Tara

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n
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good service, beautiful decor, food was good but duck on the crispy duck salad was really dry, been left out for too long. Maybe its just teething problems? Would go again

LK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous decor embracing a scandi hygge vibe that was instantly relaxing. The crab linguine and chilean Sauvignon Blanc was outstanding and very kind of chef to prepare after it's special appearance in instagram the night before!

Very chilled with a bar terrace in front. Throws on chairs and perfect lighting made for a cosy and comfortable environment. Add an espresso martini and it's hard to leave!