WOOD Manchester

4.9
182 reviews
£41 and over
British
The concept of WOOD Manchester is unintimidating high end dining. From MasterChef Champion 2015 Simon Wood, we bring together passion and creativity with powerful flavours – delivered with playful authenticity.



WOOD Manchester is somewhere you can enjoy a stylish yet relaxed dining experience.



We aim to offer modern interpretations on traditional flavours focusing on simplicity & purity.



Seasonal inspiration can be found throughout our Tasting Menu experiences - offering Five, Seven and Ten Courses with additional Standard and Premium Wine pairings!

Can't find the right time to dine in with us? Why not order one of our bespoke WOOD At Home Boxes! Order link https://appless.app/GDX9CR/2Q261H or call us on 0161 236 5211. Collection and Delivery available Friday & Saturday.

Support WOOD Manchester during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 182 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BernardS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very very good - fine dining in a relaxed environment. Great knowledgeable staff. Everything was fantastic

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Ruby
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 7 course tasting menu with the paired wines. Brilliant, inventive, beautifully presented food. Staff were excellent – all of them (and it’s not often you get that), from the moment we walked in we were greeted by friendly, professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience for 5 course taster menu. Each dish packed full of flavour. Simon and the team have clearly been busy during lockdown creating some amazing dishes. Loved every dish, can't wait to come back again and again! Can't be long before being awarded a Michelin star..

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vipGreedy1
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the new 7 course taster menu followed by the large cheese selection.

Yes the portions are smal but the food was sublime, aromatic and very tasty. The service was very good as usual. We have only been 4 times but never been disappointed.

On this occasion didn't opt for the paired wines but had 2 bottles of a delicious £40 Savignon Blanc. What a great way to spend a Friday afternoon 🥰😋

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SusanB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent. Catered for all our needs e.g allergies and OUR time constraints. Couldn't do enough to help. Very pleasant . Lovely atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend. Superb

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SueW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food served by wonderful, knowledgeable people. Perfect balance of fine food in relaxed atmosphere - would highly recommend the 10 course tasting menu and wine flight.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Should of had the 10 course tasting menu.

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VickyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 Course taster menu was fantastic! The quality of food and the presentation was simply beautiful. We will be back to try the 10 course menu.

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jakem
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest dine we have ever had. Made even more special having our food served by Simon himself.
Will be back for more!!

JP
JacquelineP
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dining experience at Wood Manchu, right from the start with drinks abs delicious nibbles in the lounge, food, service, ambiance were impeccable. We had the 5 course tasting menu and the accompanying wine flight. Learned lots about the different wines and food courses from the knowledgeable staff. Simon Wood served us the fish course personally which was a nice touch. A wonderful experience thank you!

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EmmaE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I felt this was very overpriced for a vegetarian option and it was not very filling

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vipNomispeter
Manchester
14 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 7 course tasting menu. Every course was delicately presented and each tasted wonderful and was expertly described by our server.

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SamL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fabulous service as always at Wood. Every course of the 7 course tasting menu was beautiful. We will be booking again soon!

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AmyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. The food and service were both outstanding.

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MATHAFARN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out post-covid was the 10-course taster with premium wine flight. And what a great experience it was. Wonderful quality service and outstanding food. Great that Manchester is host to such a classy quality restaurant.

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Cls6744
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere - loved it. Ideal for special night out

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LizB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 course tasting menu was delightful. The wine flight was a great addition, well explained. All staff were warm and friendly. Our first restaurant meal in a long time and it couldn’t have been better.

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johnc
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Lockdown we had been waiting over a year to get a table for the 10 course tasting menu, which was fab. Each course, plus the extras, were delightful and made for a very special experience. No hesitation in recommending Wood!

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JillT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 course tasting menu with wine flight was outstanding. Service was faultless.

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Gezza
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The interior of Wood, Manchester is very atmospheric with dark colours and mood lighting. It has an open kitchen and we were lucky enough to be seated close to the action. We were greeted at the door and taken to a table in the bar, where canapés and pre dinner drinks were served. We thought the drinks were very fairly priced.
We decided on a bottle of wine and not the wine flight which we were happy with.
The meal was delivered by a lovely young lady called Lauren and she had the right amount of friendliness. Everything was explained and although it was smooth service we were surprised the night lasted over 2 hours.
The portions were small but we felt fulfilled and we sampled flavours that were new to us.
It is a theatrical experience and the price reflects this. We enjoyed our evening and would recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visit, postponed birthday but well worth the wait, amazing food and service

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Markw
Lancashire
6 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service everyone very friendly and welcoming.

The food was top drawer and certainly memorable.

Even the owner, Simon Wood served one of the dishes to us and talked us through how it was made. Brilliant!

Loved it

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AlanC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to see all the ward from last time we ate post first lock down and the food and service was great

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Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tasting menu with beautiful wines to match served with expertise, a truly special experience.

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely oustanding food and fabulous service. Best meal ive ever been to.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! The menu was tweaked as well for our dietary requirements, but we didn't miss out as each course tasted amazing. Great service too and we will definitely be going back when we can

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DONNAS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with attention to detail service. Highly recommended as a great fine dining experience

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RicG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, one of the best. Defiantly recommend the taster menus.

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NickW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. The team are amazing

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RichardE
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wood is our fave place to eat; great atmosphere, relaxed for a place of such quality, really friendly, unpretentious service and of course top class food.

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jR4545
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food experience. Excellent wine and spirit choice. Great service. A truly wonderful night out - well worth the wait!!!

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LisaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, Joseph made us feel very relaxed. It is a good experience like no other

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Fishman
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food at Wood’s is always of the highest quality and the taste combinations subtle understated.
The staff are immense and all work hard to make the culinary experience unforgettable.
It took us four attempts to finally celebrate a big birthday but well worth the wait.
To all the staff thank you

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ClaireG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Food amazing especially the Plaice, absolutely outstanding. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.

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Finster
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful and long lunch . Warm greeting from the boss man and then 7 course tasting menu with wines. The menu is well structured and the wine choices are a credit to the Sommeliers. The Yarra Valley 2013 red was an astonishingly good match for the succulent lamb and the palate cleansers were both delicious. Surely a Michelin star calls ? 🥂

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Lindal
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 7course tasting menu plus the standard wine flight package. Food was excellent and really enjoyed some new and interesting wine selections. Really good atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Lovely birthday celebration 😀.
Maybe choose from the A La Carte if you like bigger portions .

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! 7 course menu, each one was unique, fun and delicious. Staff were wonderful, very polite and informative. Excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally one of the best food experiences we have ever had. Great staff and nice to see Simon involved and serving and cooking

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F007
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not a very memorable tasting menu. Not sure about some of the recipes. Ordered two bottles of red, both are dull. Feel you could get something better in Mayfair for the same price. Environment and service are good

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SusanD
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and the service is excellent. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, both professional and friendly. The decor and surroundings are beautiful. This is the second time we have had the five course taster and it was different both times. Phenomenal food. Going for the 7 course taster in June and can’t wait

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from WOOD Manchester using the Order Online button.

WOOD Manchester is rated 4.9 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

WOOD Manchester does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://woodmanchester.giftpro.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.