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The Restaurant at The Refuge, Manchester,

The Restaurant at The Refuge

4.2
4.2
1515 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
From small plates to Sunday roast, our Dining Room menus take their influences from all over the globe. An informal, but informed setting for a weekly catch-up or a gathering of your nearest and dearest. Sleeves up, dig in.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 13:00–21:00 Sat 13:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    0161 233 5151
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Whitworth Street and Oxford Street
  • Parking Details
    NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street
  • Public Transit
    Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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1,515 Reviews
  1. GarethT

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best Sunday Roast I’ve ever had, the roast beef was so tender and tasty. The only complaint was there was so much food including the biggest Yorkshire pudding I’ve ever been served. Big bonus was it is dog friendly and even the dog had a dog Sunday lunch. We will definitely be back

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  2. NickyS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice venue was service was slow. Food was average and large plates were pretty small. We left feeling pretty disappointed.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loud and buzzy restaurant, great for groups but not so much for intimate dinners. The food was excellent and service was good. We had a problem with the bill but it was sorted swiftly.

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  4. SandieB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Beautiful restaurant and scrumptious food

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic fantastic fantastic! The food the staff, the fact that our dog is close by, AND looked after by the staff is just fantastic. We will be back.

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  6. HKMartini

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    There are very few choices on the food menu. It would be a lot better if they are enriching their food offering.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality of food and the service was good however we found the small plate options didn’t particularly work well together.eg we’d have preferred a rice option to go with the sea bream goan curry as there was only one fillet of fish but a large amount of curry sauce. Seemed quite pricey @£18 for one fillet. Lovely building but noise does travel and there were clearly some people having an early celebration (our booking was 6.15pm on a Saturday. Not planning a return visit.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautifully presented. The food was lovely. Jake delivered food promptly and was very informative of the building. He was a very pleasant host.

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  9. CatherineJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food & great service. The restaurant itself is beautiful too. Would recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dog friendly restaurants Staff are very nice and welcome my lovely dog

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  11. Joanne1972

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food helpful staff great ambience would definitely be returning and highly recommend

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  12. PeterV

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue and great food. Alesha was a star serving us

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Great service & food was delicious! Will definitely be back :)

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  14. Rebecca

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from jarred, beautiful Sunday dinner as always

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic- thanks to Jake, our superb waiter. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The only down side was the 10% Service charge. I have no issues choosing to tip for good service, but resent being forced to pay. Food was nice, decent quality and quantity and we enjoyed our cocktails. The whole restaurant and building had a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were really lovely, gorgeous building too!

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  17. Fitzies2

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were friendly and attentive. The roast dinner was outstanding and the music was brilliant

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, lovely restaurant. Had the pre show menu

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  19. ChrisH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Roast! Best in Manchester! Perfect Portions Excellent ambience - Excellent Wine!

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  20. PamC

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service would come back again

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails, the staff provided great service , didn’t rush us out and overall we had a marvellous afternoon.

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  22. nadinan

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast we have had, highly recommend the roast for 2 people

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jared our waiter was wonderful, he made the night for us

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  24. CatherineE

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely overall experience, friendly, helpful staff and delicious food.

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  25. MatildaW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was some of the nicest I’ve had in Manchester. Every single dish was perfect, delicious and so full of flavour. We were just in awe of every dish and the quality of the food. We could not fault any of the food and will definitely be coming back because of how amazing the food was. It was so so cold! There was a really cold strong draft coming from the central heating but they said it just wasn’t working properly.

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  26. KellyM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic building, great attentive staff lovely food really nice atmosphere

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  27. EmilyG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with good service - but we were given the wrong bill at the end

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  28. HelenM

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning building, wonderful restaurant space. Atmosphere is relaxed, service is attentive and friendly. Good spacing between tables and despite high ceilings the restaurant isn't noisy. Sunday roasts are fantastic (we had 3 different roast options and all were good).

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  29. NickD

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is awesome! Teh room, the staff, the food, all awesome.

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  30. AndyP

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely location and good tapas except for the fussy and messy shrimps!!

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  31. Charlotte

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to have a Sunday evening roast with a friend and the entire evening was absolutely lovely. The food is incredible! The service was quick and efficient. It was my third time eating there, and The Refuge never disappoints!

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  32. MaryT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jake our server was amazing - super friendly and helpful! Food was delicious - not a single bad plate Drinks were lovely! Fabulous time

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  33. KerryH

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were brilliant. Lovely food only problem was all came at once

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  34. KathrynU

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment and the food were fabulous. It’s our second visit and the food was just as tasty as our first visit. My only criticism was there was a 10% service charge on the bill ( no issues) but then I was asked to leave an optional tip when paying. I asked the server who informed that the service charge is shared for all staff but the tip was just for the server. So I paid both the charge and left a tip, but it did leave me uncomfortable. Perhaps there should be information given when the bill arrives. We will still come back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was incredibly poor, given we ordered a Sunday roast and they forgot to add Beef to the meat platter! Once this finally arrived at our table, all the other food had gone cold. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Friendly and helpful staff! One of my favourite places to eat!

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  37. Nefyn24

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pre- theatre menu. Lots of dishes & good value for money. Felt a bit rushed at times though & waitress clearing plates while we were still eating.

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  38. LynnH

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I adore this historic building. Food was lovely. I think our table was caught in the middle of a staff change and the service or to a degree lack of it was noticed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sunday roast for mothers day, some changes from the menu which weren't expected but the meal was very good nonetheless

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  40. CarenA

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not very busy & the waiting staff were sparse. Only 1 bartender so waited a while to be served.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Restaurant at The Refuge

Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Whitworth Street and Oxford Street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 13:00–21:00 Sat 13:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street
  • Public Transit
    Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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