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Village Brasserie

4.4
4.4
497 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
Poised as the neighbourhood’s artistic outpost, guests can enjoy hand crafted cocktails from our mixologists and contemporary British and Mediterranean-influenced food in a relaxed yet stylish setting.

The eclectic menu champions provenance, seasonality, and quality, offering all-day brasserie-style favourites using the freshest ingredients.

Village Brasserie has served guests in the Village for over two decades with Thomas Parkin at the helm for over twenty-three years.

**Please note bookings made online are for dining - bar/terrace tables are operated each day on a walk in basis only**

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    0161 236 9003 x2
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Parkin
  • Private party facilities
    We can host private events up to 250 people
  • Private party contact
    Stephen Donnelly : 0161 236 9003 x2
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Parking Details
    Street parking to rear.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Railway Station<br /><br />Oxford Road Railway Station<br /><br />Chorlton Street Coach Station<br /><br />Piccadilly Bus Station<br /><br />Piccadilly Metrolink Stop<br /><br />Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 497 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romantic

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Romantic

497 Reviews
  1. colinb

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was limited. Food was ok. Felt more like pub food than a restaurant.

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  2. Lizziec

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal service was great too.. would go again for sure

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  3. JulieW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal . Service was excellent went out of his way to be helpful. 5 stars 🌟

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish we both loved it!! The food was lovely & all very tasty. The service was great with no pressure to eat fast to finish our meals.

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  5. Angela

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatballs, soup, mussels and fish & chips. Nice menu, nice venue & lovely waiting on staff on service that evening. (Pearson and Maxi)

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  6. MattH

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten here regularly but recently the food and service has gone down hill. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at all and it took ages to get our starters, plus had to ask for a replacement drink which was flat. When mains arrived the chicken in the chick burger was more the thickness of ham than chicken. Very poor overall.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Matt. Thank you for choosing Village Brasserie and for your loyalty. We sincerely apologise that your recent experience with us did not meet our normal standards. We recently launched our exciting new menu which has been incredibly popular, bringing back some of the most popular dishes from Velvet Restaurant. We are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on this occasion but are confident that will have ironed out some of those teething problems with the new menu in time for your next visit. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  7. RyanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very simple booking process, and when we arrived at the venu it was very easy to find. The restaurant itself looks stunning, very individual and displays the herritage of the building it occupies. It certainly does not look like one of the usual restaurant chains. Staff were all very helpfull, they were on hand and once our order were taken the food arrived, hot and an excellent quality and price. There were 6 of us in a group and no one had a single complaint. This is a hidden gem and we will deffinately be returning.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Ryan, Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and, in particular, the unique vibe of the venue. We hope to see you again in the not so distant future! Kind Regards, Joshua

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  8. ElizabethW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and attentive. Loved the ambiance. The background music was great … some banging tunes. Food was perfect I had the Katsu chicken and my husband the kebab. We shared a cheesecake for dessert. The cocktails were fab 👌
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your fabulous review! Delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and, in particular, the ambience, staff and our music. We hope to welcome you back when you're next in Manchester. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  9. Cristina

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and we were impressed! Great quality food and portion size, excellent service and the cocktails were so good.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Cristina, Thank you for choosing Village Brasserie! We are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the food, service and cocktails. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all and your review is a great anecdote of this. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  10. RichardD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, clean restaurant, super friendly and helpful staff.

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  11. Lawsonj

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely eating venue with a great choice of delicious food. Staff were very friendly. Would definitely eat here again when we are next in Manchester

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the waiters looked after us well and the new menu was very nice

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  13. AmandaP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was given a virgin experience voucher for my birthday and came on 18th Feb, from start to finish it was lovely, met at entrance by a lovely lady. The people that worked there were very friendly and also happy to talk to the customers, food was lovely beef Sunday lunch & the chocolate bomb desert is a must. The environment was lovely & quite. I would highly recommend this place. Thankyou for a lovely afternoon.💞

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommended this restaurant to anyone 👌

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Cold food very long wait med well steak was more underdone than a med rare
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello, We are sorry to hear that the food and service did not meet your expectations. I will share your feedback with the restaurant manager and head chef for review. We hope you give us another chance to restore your faith in the brasserie in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  16. Angela

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Valentine's set menu. From the new menu. Lovely.

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  17. JoAnnT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant with delicious food and delightful attentive staffs, the three course Sunday lunch menu was excellent value the deserts particularly delicious

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  18. JessicaBell1

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the staff were so professional and friendly. The room was quite cold but i think that was because it was quiet as we went in the day time. It hasn’t put me off and i would definitely recommend and go again

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  19. ConnieG

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Can’t say I was best pleased. I purchased a virgin experience for this place for my partners birthday, it was for a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine and what I paid for it I thought was great value for money but turning up there I was quite wrong. Firstly when I turned up I genuinely thought I was at the wrong place because the way it looked was quite different to the photo on virgin experience, even online it looks very different, they’ve clearly had a makeover and not in a good way. Second thing is the menu we was presented with, at first they gave us there full menu which is what I thought I was getting, until I mentioned we are on a virgin experience, he took the menus away and presented us with a laminated piece of paper with a virgin experience logo copy and pasted at the top and with 4 options on each stage of the meal. Now for people who would like to dine on a 4 star experience on a budget this is certainly the way to make them feel cheap and embarrassed being presented with this menu! Absolutely degrading!! Now I don’t know who writes the description on virgin experience but it quotes on there that it is a generous set menu and that it will include Moules mariniere which was furthest from the truth! Fortunately we expressed our concerns with the waiter and he offered us some free cocktails which was lovely to do so and the team made the experience as lovely as possible but I still felt very upset and embarrassed to have been mislead like that and especially it being for my partners birthday surprise it was very disappointing and I could see it on his face to which made me feel terrible.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello ConnieG, Thank you for your feedback. I am little confused by your observations on our restaurant as the photo on Virgin Experience Days is exactly the same as the brasserie now, there has been no refurbishment since the photo was taken. The Virgin Experience Days voucher has a set menu to choose from as opposed to the a la carte offering due to the value of each voucher. I do apologise that you feel this detracted from the experience and it is never our intention to degrade our guest. I am pleased the team helped to turn the experience around and would invite you to return once more when our new menu is launched shortly to help restore your faith in our brasserie. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  20. Matt

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great evening out with my nephew. Superb friendly and attentive service. Tasty food in a calm and relaxing environment. I will happily come back when I'm next in Manchester.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Matt, It was great meeting you and your nephew on the 7th December. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and , in particular, the relaxing environment we strive for. We hope to welcome you back to Village Brasserie in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  21. SteveJ

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, and service, by the 2 guys mason and Paul. Will return
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Steve, Thank you for the review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourr meal and the service from Mason and Paul. I will pass your feedback to them, and we await your return! Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  22. Jill

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! I came as a lone female diner while away with work. The staff were so welcoming and the ambience just right, so stayed and read loads of my book. The garden salad was wonderful and I loved how the staff were happy to give me lots of time to just chill out and enjoy my evening.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Jill, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the chilled ambience of the brasserie, alongisde the great food and service. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for guests to unwind away from the busy city centre, we hope to welcome you back shortly! Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  23. PaulCritchleyGreen

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. My auntie had the Sea Bass and I the Lamb, both were exquisite. The team were great very attentive, pleasant and polite. The whole experience was fantastic and I shall most definitely be returning
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Paul, Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear of your praise for our food and service. I will share your reccomendations with our head chef, and we shall await your return, hopefully in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  24. Mancsatheart

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seemed quiet for a Thursday night, but it didn’t deter from a beautiful meal, with very attentive staff in such a welcoming venue. Still my favourite place. Delicious 2 for£14 cocktails beforehand….perfect!
    Village BrasserieResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review, Maxi and Mason appreciate your review very much. Can't wait to see you again for more cocktails.

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  25. AlisonB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, the food was amazing, definitely value for money. We would return again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great meal. Fab value we had two roast dinners and a bottle of wine £40. Great value and food was delicious. Definitely worth visiting for Sunday lunch.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely staff, very grateful for their understanding over a voucher. Very attentive and looked after us well.

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  28. PatrickV

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, nice people, good food , lovely music , amazing location , thank you so much!!!!

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  29. Paul

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very friendlt, helpful and fantastic service . We always enjoy visiting velvet . Thanks for looking after us and serving great food

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  30. stephenh

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food drinks and the staff were amazing fab customer service

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  31. AnneL

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Food , lovely staff Diana was great . We both forgot our reading Glasses which never happens . She kindly lent us her Glasses .

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  32. MarkT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch for 4 of us. Great value with the Virgin experience

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  33. SteveR

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Used a virgin experience voucher. Felt like we were 2nd class citizens. The restaurant was empty apart from 1 other table yet the service was poor with the servers chatting at the bar while we waited to order. Our starters arrived before our drinks, only because we ordered food on our first interaction with the server. We didn’t want to let her go! We were given the wine list 15 mins after we arrived. On the other hand the food was good but overall we would not recommend.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service. Super venue. Highly recommended. Just one note: table around pillar not a great arrangement and armchairs too low for comfortable dining. Volume of Christmas music made it hard to hear from seat at end of table

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  35. RubyDot

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab playlist, quirky basement interior, delicious food and genuine staff. Great start to our evening.

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  36. CharlotteK

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great steaks and lovely helpful staff. Would recommend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, well priced quality meal,on the Virgin Experience (Open Table) menu. Very friendly, polite, fast service, Had a delightful meal in a restaurant with lovely ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Will go again!

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  38. SusanF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a three course Sunday lunch with a bottle of wine and also a couple of cocktails. The food was so good and so was the service. All the staff we chatted to were lovely. We will definitely be back again for another visit

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  39. duderhodes

    London

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t dined in the Brasserie before but was pleasantly surprised. Service was attentive, friendly and personal. 3 courses with wine for £50 for two people was exceptional value. Would recommend and return.

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  40. RebeccaW

    Italy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Yorkshire puddings ever really tender meat great service great music loved it

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Village Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Village Brasserie

2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking to rear.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Railway StationOxford Road Railway StationChorlton Street Coach StationPiccadilly Bus StationPiccadilly Metrolink StopPiccadilly Gardens Metrolink Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Parkin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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