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The Fountain House

3.8
3.8
72 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 11 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

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What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester

    Notable Wine List

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  1. LD

    LunchingD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was disappointing. Toastie was burnt and not as described. Club sandwich was bland but also bacon undercooked. Asked for mayonnaise which looked like it had been sat in the fridge for 2 weeks with a horrible skin on. At first felt rushed when we got there but then difficult to get hold of staff to pay the bill. Honestly just disappointing for a birthday lunch as we'd heard good things.

  2. GE

    GerardE

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, Thankyou Georgia and Management. Food choice was varied and pricing was good value.

  3. S

    Swintonlion

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    1st class service from attentive staff, food freshly cooked good size portions. We will be visiting again in the very near future.

  4. TH

    TazH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely lunch here. We were visiting for nostalgia's sake as we used to love the chophouse for special occasions. Very pleased with the new fountain house, lovely staff, service and atmosphere.

  5. JM

    JoanneM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food staff were very friendly plus 30% off

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1

    Not enough meat on the plate for the money

  7. CW

    CarlyW

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was nice but the portion sizes were small and it was expensive for what you got. We had a roast and it would have been better if it had a bit of extra veg. The service wasn't great unfortunately, there were a lot of staff working but they were not very attentive.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    It was a very disappointing NYE meal. I understand that it is a hard time for hospitality but it was not even busy, quite a few members of staff on, running around like headless chickens. Not welcoming, waiting for over 20 min between courses. Two managers on the floor with no awareness about the floor and the food on the pass. Some dishes were sat there for about 10 min waiting for someone to collect them. Food was really overpriced for what it was. Not seasoned at all and the thick cut chips were hard in the middle as they were undercooked. We didn’t mentioned anything at the time as we work in hospitality as managers and we kind of understand. However , the experience could have been much better if the management team was organized.

  9. VB

    VictoriaBeaver

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Was really disappointed, booked NYE set menu, confirmed the day before via email what we wanted. On arrival was told that they hadn’t received the order, and they had run out of the main we’d picked, this was at 8pm, the beginning of the evening. They were out of next main we picked so had to go off the standard menu for a 3rd option. The food was outstanding and the quality was really good. When we tried to order cocktails we were told the don’t do them. And they were out of the liquor we’d ordered with our coffee. I felt they were completely unprepared for the busyness of NYE. I’m not sure why we were asked to confirm our meal the day before and yet they still didn’t have enough. Such a shame that the organisation and management let the restaurant down, because the food was beautiful. Wanted it to be a special meal for NYE, it wasn’t.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and the hospitality was amazing can wait to come back

  11. PB

    PatriciaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had alanchishire hot pot and my partner had fish and chips both were tasty and well presented The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome

  12. DG

    DavidG

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and a good choice on the menur

  13. DS

    DeniseS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault our meal, food was delicious, staff attentive enough not too much, service great. We had the Beefhash and Cider battered fish and both were very good. Good value for money, really enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back.

  14. L

    Ladygaga

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    The food we ordered was generally poor. The bread was toasted I assume because it was stale. The lightly battered fish was anything but. The waiter was kind enough to take it off the bill and generally the service was good but will not revisit due to the poor quality of the food.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, just a shame it wasn’t a bit busier

  16. RW

    RuthW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    The menu was a bit limited but everything on it was really well done. I had chicken which was cooked simply but perfectly with great attention to detail. We also enjoyed the vegan sharing board. We had a wonderful waiter who was friendly and looked after us really well.

  17. CJ

    CarlyJ

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely visit, staff were great send the food was really nice.

  18. JG

    JackyG

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Not a lot of choice left on the menu to choose from, quite a few things we tried to order from the menu wasn't available, Sirloin Steak!! although it was only 5.15pm on a Saturday evening. We wont be going back.

  19. MW

    MarkW

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    An unfortunate accident to one chef [apparently ] led to an overall poor experience. Staff did what they could but it took 1.5 hours to receive any food at all. 1/8 starters and 5/8 mains were not available at all despite being on the menu and ordered! We did feel that this was a one off and we would go again . Staff gave us a free bottle of wine, decent short measures and removed the automatic service charge.

  20. SB

    StephenB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Expensive and poor service Service Poor - had to prompt to order every course and clear plates away Food £ 16:50 for a burger and a few fries- no salad garnish .!! small portions and uninspired Drink £ 6:10 for a pint of fizzy beer is OTT - where is your cask ale £8 for a 175ml glass of red wine is also top end for a glorified pub Bill automatically adds 12.5 % service which I asked to be removed. Did not warrant that I’m afraid Sorry won’t be returning

  21. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    Lovely food and very friendly staff but service and food were slow. Restaurant is a nice place to eat in a beautiful building and would go again but not if I was in a rush (which we were).

  22. JW

    JemmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The nicest Sunday roast I’ve ever had! Atmosphere was lovely as well got me in the festive spirit

  23. SS

    SarahS

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    If you liked it when it was Albert Chop House, you'll like it now. We had Sunday Lunch which was very generous! We didn't really need the starters, but they were also really good.

  24. M

    Maria

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1

    Unfortunately, the staff were disinterested and were very slow to seat and to serve us.

  25. L

    Laura

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience5

    Food was gorgeous however we waited over an hour and a half for our food as the restaurant was clearly overbooked and they lost our order. They gave us complimentary drinks and took 25% off the bill - couldn’t fault the food but wouldn’t go back

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening

  27. GO

    GailO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was lovely but there was a lot that wasn’t available that the restaurant had ran out of, which was surprising at 6pm on a Wednesday. Staff were friendly but service was very slow.

  28. C

    Chorltonlass

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    2 friends and I had a very comfortable evening chatting over dinner. Portions are moderate, on the seabass quite skimpy. The food was well cooked, presented and very tasty. Staff were friendly and gave us plenty of space. I enjoyed my evening and the ambience was excellent

  29. KG

    KateG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely gorgeous food and excellent service. Friendly staff.

  30. J

    Jonathan

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would definitely recommend this restaurant,food was great the atmosphere inside had a good vibe to it,staff and service really good location is great aswell i will be definitely going back

  31. KD

    KayD

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I wouldn’t recommend the Fountain house. They told us they had only been open for 2 weeks and unfortunately, it showed. Our actual waiter was excellent, however the rest of the staff let the side down. After ordering our drinks, we were brought a pint of flat undrinkable lager (which we sent back and just stuck to the wine instead), and an unopened bottle of wine was plonked on our table with barely a word. The food was average, and the presentation was quite poor. They forgot to take the lager we sent back off the bill too. The desserts were disappointing, with the sticky toffee pudding coming with a sauce that tasted strongly of black treacle, instead of the usual butterscotch, which was odd. And the brownie came out very cold and very hard… which is basically the opposite of what a brownie should be. All in all, an average to poor meal, with mainly good service from our main waiter, but poor and quite unprofessional from everyone else. I’m sure they will get better, but based on my experience, I won’t be going again, and will not be recommending.

  32. A

    Anna

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Managed to get booked in here last minute for Sunday roast and so glad we did. The food was incredible, couldn’t have asked for a better roast. Staff were lovely and friendly and it was great value. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a Sunday roast, but the rest of the menu also looked lovely. Will definitely be returning.

  33. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lunch was fab, service was great, will definitely return.

  34. VW

    VictoriaW

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked in here for 9pm on Saturday,arrived 20 minutes early, the receptionist took us down stairs to our table because the restaurant was fairly quiet, after seating us giving us a menu and offering us water she left saying someone will be over soon,we then sat there for 25 minutes nobody came didn't even acknowledge us at all,so we left nobody noticed,I've given one star because the receptionist was so nice,we eat out at a different restaurant every Saturday night never experienced anything like this before,definitely will not be returning,the staff need to up their game to compete in Manchester.

  35. MD

    MarieD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience3

    Booked a table for 7pm for 6 people Phoned twice on the evening to say stuck in traffic. Arrived to find that the table wasn’t there & had to put the table’s together!! Felt very last minute & very disappointed On the up side, they did knock money off the final bill & apologised

  36. KR

    KR93

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overall atmosphere was good! Service was ok, we seemed to get served by multiple people rather than just one dedicated person and was asked the same questions because they didn’t know who had done what. The food was ok but it wasn’t worth the price!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great evening eating at fountain house with friends. Live music on Saturdays whilst we were eating downstairs. Food was fantastic.

  38. LC

    LCoolie21

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely meal with a group of friends . Great atmosphere , friendly staff and superb food ! Our first visit, but won’t be our last … thanks for a brilliant night & some great dad jokes too !!

  39. KH

    KeithH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A few things on the menu not available, plenty of staff very attentive and polite. A very pleasant visit will return

  40. TJ

    TomJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited the newly opened Fountain House and I can say I will most definitely be back! The manager Alex was immediately welcoming and warm. There was a short wait for the table but we did book at the last minute on a busy Saturday night and Alex looked after us until the table was ready. All members of staff were professional and chatted with us which made the experience really stand out from other restaurants. Our server (also called Alex) was also outstanding. The food was excellent, really fresh, and really taste. Great value for money, great evening, great team members. We will be back.

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The Fountain House is rated 3.8 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 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

  • Parking Details

    None

  • 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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