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WOOD Manchester, Manchester,

WOOD Manchester

4.8
4.8
660 Reviews
£41 and over
British
WOOD Restaurants was created to offer a unique style of dining through our Tasting Menu. We will be bringing complexity using Garums, Koji and various culinary influences while retaining our classic seasonal flavour combinations giving the guest an elegant, contemporary dining experience with a strong balance of flavours, textures and temperatures.
We do offer a Vegetarian Menu.
Our tasting menu may take up to around 3.5 hours.
The Menu at WOOD will be served by the entire Kitchen and Restaurant Team led by Chef Patron Simon.
All bookings cancelled on the day will be subject to the full menu charge per person.
Bookings cancelled within 48 hours before the date of the reservation will be subject to a £50 charge per person, including a reduction of party size for bookings of 4 guests or more.
We cannot cater for a Vegan, Dairy Free Menu or Egg allergies.
We do not offer a children's menu, if they are over the age of 8 and willing to try the menu they are more than welcome to join.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–13:45 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0161 236 5211

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Cross Street

    3 Jack Rosenthal Street

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty or street parking near by or you can chose the QPark multi storey above us

  • Public Transit

    METROLINK - Deansgate/CastlefieldNATIONAL RAIL - Oxford Road

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 660 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Manchester

    Notable Wine List

  • Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester

    British

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  1. W

    Wilmart

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual service/food/wine was all excellent
  2. ID

    IanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our third visit i continue to be truly delighted at the innovation,tastes and depth of flavours.quite an amazing experience.well pleased!
  3. RA

    RACHELH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had yet another lovely meal at Wood and bonus as it was 50% even though we drank a load of cocktails. Food was amazing and atmosphere was lovely would definitely recommend.
  4. U

    Uche

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, each course told a story. Only feedback is that i was still hungry at the end of the night and the gap between courses was long but otherwise would recommend to a friend!
  5. CF

    ClareF

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We try to go to Wood at least once a year - and when the offer is on it's a no-brainer. The food is always outstanding and surprising, while the wine list is interesting. Last night's first course - chicken oyster - was the best course of the night. We could have eaten bowlfuls. Roll on the next visit.
  6. LM

    Lou08Moo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! Absolutely loved everything about this , the food , service , knowledge of staff, ambiance, I’ve dined all over the world and I couldn’t fault a thing with this gem in my own city ! This is how restaurants should be done !! And why is it not a Michelin star yet? I shall be back soon!
  7. RT

    RosieT

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real gem. Inventive, interesting,colourful and above all delicious cuisine served by delightful knowledgeable staff. Nothing is too much trouble and service is always with a smile. We have dined here twice and look forward to our next visit in December. It is really reassuring that Simon Wood has been so visible on the pass on both occasions. Can’t wait to come back!!
  8. LA

    LAAn

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered the restaurant to us leaving the service was of a high professional level, all staff members couldn't do enough for us. We went for the tasting menu - each course was cooked and presented to perfection we also paired with the iconic wines, this was an experience learning about each bottle of wine ! Yes it is pricey but it was worth every penny from the service, food, drinks and the ambiance. I would definitely come back maybe on a special occasion.
  9. W

    Wolf

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Expected to have my taste buds blown away but some dishes were not very tasty and a couple not pleasant at all. Only one dish was excellent out of all those served.
  10. C

    Clare

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was faultless. A couple of the wines on the pairing list were a little disappointing. Overall would highly recommend for a special occasion (as very pricey!).
  11. GM

    GrahamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience for us, we have not done fine dining before. The food and wine were outstanding and the service excellent. The sommelier was particularly knowledgeable and he had clearly made a big effort to provide high quality wine from less well known sources. The pairings with the food worked very well. For us this was a special occasion. It is expensive and somewhere we wouldn't be routinely able to afford. This said it was everything we could have hoped for as a special occasion.
  12. FM

    FrankM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all round, faultless:)
  13. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was outstand. The food was fantastic and the staff were awesome.
  14. MJ

    MrJeffBlair

    Manchester

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service & atmosphere! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  15. JC

    JamesC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service and very knowledgeable staff.
  16. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience here was outstanding. The staff are friendly, professional & attentive (without being intrusive). The food was incredible, every dish was delicious. The wine selection was without fault, the sommelier (Charlie) was knowledgeable & enthusiastic. I made a poor choice with my cocktail & mentioned this in passing, it was replaced with a drink far more suited to my sweet tooth without me even asking. The whole team worked seamlessly, it’s such a smooth operation. I can’t recommend Wood highly enough, it really was fabulous.
  17. SR

    SarahR

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible, the food was to die for and the service was fantastic!
  18. A

    Alex

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff about the food and wine.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    First of all - the staff were amazing. Friendly, welcoming and helpful. We were a bit late (stuck in traffic) but it didn’t matter. There were a few staff training opportunities. Reaching over a few too many times (to be fair, we were at the back side of a large round booth - but they still should have walked around). Empty glasses not promptly collected. Never asked if we wanted another drink. Too many attempts to get the check after we asked. But those are minor in the grand scheme. Where we were disappointed was the food. I don’t want to be mean, but the food was more of a “Michelin Star Menus for Dummies” than a menu truly deserving a star. Almost none of the dishes worked well. Too many unpronounceable pretentious ingredients, but no real flavor. Nothing popped. Everything was overly complicated but without the payoff. Putting expensive prices on a tasting menu of complicated things is not the way to get a star - flavor is. Letting the ingredients shine through is. Go to The White Swan in Fence to see how it’s done. Go to Northcote and see how it’s done. Don’t go here and think you’re getting what it’s packaged to seem… None of it was inedible. None of it was bad. But none of it was memorable or amazing. That’s why we left so disappointed.
  20. LC

    LesleyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing lunch , (7 course taster with wine flights) The whole experience was exceptional The enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff was apparent SO interesting learning about how the wines had been chosen to perfectly complement the flavours and ingredients of the dishes Great opportunity to try some foods that I would not necessarily have ordered from a restaurant menu Very welcoming, efficient staff Simon, you have a wonderful team, we really enjoyed, and will be back to try the vegetarian tasting menu very soon! Thank you all for a very special afternoon
  21. AK

    AndyK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely superb lunch, with sublime food and a great atmosphere - topped off with the friendliest staff.
  22. S

    Sarah

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service from start to finish
  23. DD

    DawnD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a real treat and experience then I would definitely recommend the tasting menu at Wood Restaurant, not cheap but worth every penny to be able to taste the different twists on foods you would not normally have. Thoroughly enjoyed this belated birthday treat for our Mum. The staff are very knowledgeable and all polite & friendly. Simon himself also takes the time out to oversee and cook some of the dishes and even took time out for a chat and photograph with us that made my Mum's day!.
  24. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Too expensive and took too long! Portions were tiny
  25. GC

    GaryC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dishes - great combinations of flavours, clouts and textures. Wines were brilliant and delivered with expert knowledge. Service outstanding from friendly and professional team. Love it here !!!
  26. PG

    PaulG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of this meal was superb. Simon has created a fantastic space with a menu that speaks for itself. The place is classy without being pretentious and the staff were extremely attentive and professional. Highly recommend and I’m sure we will return again. Thankyou for a memorable meal to mark our tenth wedding anniversary!
  27. DS

    DaveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience with excellent food and service the layout of the restaurant is excellent wherever you sit.
  28. B

    Bemused

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Some very good courses, some were bland. The Jersey potato at £10 per head was just ridiculous. Though we had a pleasant evening, the whole experience was underwhelming and in terms of value for money, was staggeringly overpriced.
  29. MB

    MarieB

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall1food4service5ambience1
    Very overpriced! £150 for a taster lunch without a drink ...totally overpriced
  30. NC

    NicolaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The portion sizes on the tasting menu are very small, even for this type of restaurant, so it’s probably best to stick to the main menu if available. Food tasty though.
  31. JS

    JonathanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time! Can't recommend it enough. The food was amazing but the team/staff were so friendly and made our night really special.
  32. DA

    DAVIDL

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The meal wasn’t as good as previous visits also mistake made where we were served wrong wine pairing seasonal instead of iconic notice half way through course, nothing offered in return and still charged at full price for iconic. The meal was over £500 for the two of us as had cocktail starter, extra course with supplement and service charge at £56 so would have scored higher if not for that. Nobody offered anything and couldn’t be bothered making a scene they have to improve this as other restaurants at top end wouldn’t act in this way. Other than that as I say was very good as usual.
  33. RP

    ReneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience! Delicious food, great service and all round awesome. Would definitely recommend.
  34. a

    andrewl

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dinning experience, food was outstanding, we opted for the seasonal wine pairing and the cheese board. The team were really friendly and welcoming, each one came out explained the dish being served. The Somalier was really knowledgeable and picked some great wines. If you are in Manchester and looking for a great restaurant -pick this one.
  35. LB

    LauraB

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi, this was my first visit to Wood and definitely will not be my last time. The food was absolutely amazing and can’t wait to go back. The standout dish for me was the tomatoe and basil, it really was off the scale gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you.
  36. DC

    DuncanC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a place to go if you want a very special meal
  37. LP

    LouP

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless. Food and service 1st class. Highly recommended.
  38. D

    Dude

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    To high expectations for the restaurant. Unfortunately no good service from start. With the drinks and the snacks. However it improved later when we got seated properly.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Really disappointed. We eat in all the top establishments in Manchester and this has to be the worst yet. Can’t say I liked anything on the menu, very bland food. The nicest was the oyster chicken and steak ok. All the other dishes I feel were bland. Very over priced. If you want a decent meal I recommend the Bull & Bear
  40. LP

    LisaP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 3 visit and it was even better! AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING 5 stars to all staff

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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WOOD Manchester is rated 4.8 stars by 660 OpenTable diners.

WOOD Manchester does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for WOOD Manchester

Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester, M15 4RA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    3 Jack Rosenthal Street

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–13:45 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary European, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty or street parking near by or you can chose the QPark multi storey above us

  • Public Transit

    METROLINK - Deansgate/CastlefieldNATIONAL RAIL - Oxford Road

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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