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The Fountain House

3.9
3.9
31 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

The Fountain House will bring fresh, seasonal and innovative premium gastro pub food, premium wine and craft beer selections alongside a charming pub experience to the heart of Manchester.

We'll be opening our first three floors with the lower ground floor for premium gastropub dining, a charming pub experience on the ground floor and private dining and function space for weddings and meetings on the first floor.

For more information please see https://www.thefountainhouse.co.uk/

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Booked 26 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    0161 834 1866

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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  1. m

    michaelg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere and food. Seeing it’s only week three, the service can only get better as the staff settle in

  2. LC

    LeanneC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Lovely place for a meal with friends and family. You have to go early if you want a roast, we ate at 5pm and felt that the meat of the roasts (meat) were very dry and and they didnt had any carrots and turnips left. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for though!

  3. EF

    EleriF

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We booked the fountain House on short notice for Sunday lunch. Overall we had a positive experience. They catered well for my toddler. The camembert sharing starting was delicious and the portion sizes for the main was huge and tasty. Service was a bit patchy and some staff didn't seem to know what they were doing but as it has just opened I will put this down to a learning experience for them. We would definitely visit again in the future.

  4. BB

    BlueBaker

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Opening weeks teething problems, once sorted it will be great. But more work to do !

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit and will definitely be going back

  6. SF

    StephenF

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Not great. A number of main courses were not available and some of our meals were cold.

  7. F

    Finsterman

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Interesting menu which was enjoyable for all diners, pleasant atmosphere and nice to look into open kitchen, service was friendly but a little hesitant, due perhaps to it being a new venue. All diners in party would go back and would recommend for good quality food which was served quickly considering restaurant appeared full.

  8. EH

    EamonnH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service , wonderful food , recommend for a traditional British menu , with high service values , done with a smile

  9. G

    Gary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful team get together at the Fountain House last night. They’ve only been open a couple of weeks but they explained that really well and were very open on how to raise issues if we had them. We didn’t, but the approach was spot on. The food was outstanding. The flat iron chicken portion was large, succulent and served steaming hot. The rib eye steak was amazing. The waiters are new and are learning their trade but they were all friendly and attentive. I wish them the best of luck. Great venue.

  10. JB

    JosieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Excellent tasty food which I would wholeheartedly recommend. Loved the ambience too. A great place for groups, couples and families.

  11. AH

    AndrewH

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night. Food was lovely and the service was amazing. Nothing too much trouble and recommendations to help me decide what to have. Definitely want to go back. Thanks for a lovely evening.

  12. MB

    MikeB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food very good, service good. Same layout as when Albert Square Chop House

  13. y

    yummymummy

    London

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I took my parents to lunch here for the first time. We had a nice , friendly welcome on entering then were shown to a table right next to the pass with all the cooking smells so asked to be seated further away as there were plenty of tables all set up and unoccupied. Water was offered - still or sparkling, no tap which tastes no different to the still in the north west; we asked for tap. Main courses were ordered as we were hoping to order dessert but everything took so long - almost an hour from entering the establishment that we only ordered tea and coffee after the mains which then had to be cancelled as again it took too long to arrive and we had a show to go to. If the place had been packed I could of been a little more understanding but it wasn’t. The food was fine, nothing special, would I go again or recommend, probably not, it was just ok.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great staff, good wine selection and food was as good as anywhere in Manchester!

  15. SD

    SimonD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I loved the new Fountain House, friendly and attentive gastro pub team. Nice Sunday lunch on my birthday.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was great, the staff were actually a little too efficient and we felt a little rushed. From arriving and ordering, our starters arrived within 10 minutes, once cleared the mains came out immediately and again cleared immediately after finishing. We were in and out in less than an hour, just felt a bit rushed. Can't fault the food or the pleasant nature of the staff, just wish they has let us take our time a bit more. Overall great and would definitely return.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Overpriced for the quality. I don’t mind paying £17 for a Burger if it’s cooked well. Burnt buns and dry and tasteless meat. The staff don’t seem to know how to deliver customer service which could have outweighed the bad dining experience but sadly didn’t. Won’t be returning.

  18. G

    Gee25

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Two mains, two desserts and two pints each = £77. Food & staff lovely. Slight criticism would be the restaurant is dimly lit and the menu typed in small print, but not a problem. Leave room for a dessert, they are really nice. Price wise, it's about right for Manchester city centre. Would definitely recommend.

  19. PW

    PaulaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place it’s brand new but the staff made it so special. Lovely food and fab service.

  20. NR

    NonReturn

    Manchester

    33 reviews

    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Really sorry to have to leave this review and we understand that the restaurant has just opened and may be experiencing teething problems but our experience was terrible. Food was slow to come despite the restaurant being practically empty on our arrival. Items on menu unavailable including accompanying sauces - starters were tasteless and the texture poor. The pastry case of the Charter Pie was very large and tough and was only half full of the chicken, ham hock etc - a pie half the size with filling bursting out would be so much better The fish was soggy and was skin on which a lot of people don't like - it tasted unpleasant and along with the chips was greasy. The two waitresses were clearly extremely inexperienced, unprofessional (standing way too close) and not knowledgeable about the menu - "what is in the charter pie?" - "Hammock" - really. As we say very sorry to have to provide this feedback but it was one of the worst food experiences we have had. The question would you recommend Fountain House to a friend - answer - we wouldn't recommend them to an enemy.

  21. MO

    MikeO

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    I am going to give your food another chance. The hotpot was like an oil slick topped with 7 wafer thin the size of 50p.Who ever cooked this has never eaten home made food. The fish's batter was soggy. Apple crumble was stewed apple sauce. It boasted Vanilla pod custard it was runny coloured milk disgusting. Manager and service staff brilliant. Chef find a new career

  22. JD

    JohnD

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Expected to be amazed by the regenerated fountain but we were disappointed. The drinks at the bar were returned as undrinkable, but I was refunded (I hope). 15 minutes after ordering my starter I was advised that it was not available. The food we were served was ok but nothing special. The 12,5% service charge was not deserving.

  23. PT

    PaulT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Early days for The Fountain House...and it was a Monday, so it was not busy. But the food and service were excellent. The pie, was superb. Lancashire Hotpot and burger equally good I understand. Only suggestion we made was to add bread to the Hotpot plate...which they took on board. Having been to a few restaurants early after opening, which have had many teething problems, I was pleasantly surprised to find the team and food very slick.

  24. DB

    DavidB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was really good. Had the trio roast. Next time I’d add a side of veg. The service was a bit confused but they have only just opened so the staff are still learning.

  25. c

    christopherb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal we have had in ages, so glad we chose this place whilst visiting Manchester for our anniversary

  26. SM

    SarahM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First time visiting, was surprisingly impressed, was not expecting as high quality food than what we received. Would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again!

  27. ED

    EmmaD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was brilliant as was the service. Considering it was their first Saturday night open it was really good

  28. J

    Jeff

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    First week open so clearly they are learning. Hope they do well, all nice people by they need to improve as fast as they can.

  29. RM

    RebeccaM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food in a great atmosphere- scallops and hot pot particularly delicious - we’ll be visiting again!

  30. AM

    AdrianM13

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Despite the fact that our visit was only a few days into the relaunch of the restaurant it was almost unnoticeable. Food was excellent (if a little expensive), ambiance was great though, and the MC, who was obviously very experienced, was very welcoming. No real negatives. Hopefully the good service will remain when tbe temporary MC leaves in a few weeks time.

  31. SL

    SueL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went for lunch on Friday 12th November the day the Fountain House opened to the public. We were very warmly greeted by Zach, who introduced us to two new members of staff and explained that they were in training and that he would be assisting them to look after us during lunch, which he did very expertly. I chose the Pan Fried Sea Bass, very fresh and beautifully cooked, which comes with new potatoes, wilted spinach, plus small pieces of very subtly smoked chorizo, beautiful! My husband had the Charter Pie, full of chicken and ham, clotted cream mash, charred hispi cabbage and devilled gravy. Again, another excellent plate of food, the only exception being the mash was not quite hot enough. I finished with a scoop of Blood Orange sorbet, very fresh, citrus taste. We chose a bottle of South African chardonnay, which at £26 was, we thought, a a little overpriced. Loved the industrial decor, good background music, not too loud that you can't have a conversation. Will definitely go again, possibly try the upstairs bar area. Zach said they are going to keep this as a traditional pub with bar snacks and food to order from the restaurant.

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The Fountain House is rated 3.9 stars by 31 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Fountain House

The Memorial Hall Albert Square Manchester, Manchester M2 5PF

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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