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WOOD Manchester

28 reviews
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£26 to £40
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The concept of WOOD – Manchester is unintimidating high end dining. We will 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 menu.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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British, Contemporary European, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Tues-Sat: 12:00pm - 2:30pm 6:00pm -10:00pm
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Phone number
0161 236 5211
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Simon Wood
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Parking Details
We offer a 20% discount to all our diners in the QPark - First Street located adjacent
Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access

Special Offers

Tasting menu: 5 courses £45

Description: Enjoy 5 courses from the Blind Tasting Menu from the kitchen of MasterChef UK winner, Simon Wood.
A guided mystery tour through food and flavours of the season.
Add to your journey with specially selected wines to match the menu for £25 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 16 April 2018

Ends: 16 July 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30

What 28 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Our second visit here I brought my daughter for her birthday.We had the theatre menu it was absolutely beautiful, we all enjoyed every course. Very happy , very full thankyou

5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely restaurant and excellent food. We had the Tomahawk which was just sensational and can't wait to go back again! Great to see Simon on the pass and making sure all perfect. A great experience with stunning food.

5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

This restaurant was extremely well priced for the quality of the food and the service offered. Some of the best food we have had in Manchester and have high hopes that we might finally see a Michelin star coming to our city. Spacious dining area, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. A truely lovely evening.

5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Everyone was very attentive the food was lovely, I have already booked again .

3.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Bit disappointed given the aspirations- no real standout dish on the tasting menu.

5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Warm welcome from the Maitre D, where our coats were hung up. Lovely spacious place with a mezzanine for private dining and open kitchen. We chose 2 courses from set menu. Ham hock with pickles and flat iron steak. Slight delay in taking our order, due to what looked like a staff briefing, but the chef called our waitress over. Waitress then attentive and explained the dishes when served. Starter and main course both delicious. My only criticism would be we weren’t asked how we’d like it cooked. Medium rare is fine for me, my companion would have preferred more medium, that said, she thoroughly enjoyed it. We both enjoyed a lovely glass of Merlot with it. There is a 10% service charge added, which I don’t really like, but to be fair, I would have tipped the equivalent.

5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

We went to Wood Manchester after visiting A theatre in Manchester. We went for the 2 courses and a glass of fizz for £20.18, being the January special deal. The food was exceptional. I ate ham hock terrine followed by an amazing flatiron steak with marrowbone butter. My wife had a wonderful cauliflower soup followed by a chicken breast, both excellent. We shall definitely be back. Lovely experience.

5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

The only thing i could find fault with were the hard biscuits !that came with the cheese plate

4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Very good, from seating to food to service and information on wine and food courses.

4.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Lovely place but food is pricey for what you get and it's something you could put together yourself

5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

We were hesitant as we had looked at the bad reviews - we could not be so wrong. I don't know which restaurant they were at but it wasn't this.
Our coats were taken, the temperature of the restaurant was perfect. The food was excellent to the point of this could be Manchester's first Michelin Star restaurant - hope so as it is worthy of one. We are from Yorkshire and my husbands appetite is as big as the county and he was nicely full.
We have eaten at many Michelin Star restaurants and this as does The Typing Room in Bethnal Green stand out for a star.

4.0Dined on 5 January 2018

Really interesting and delicious food at Wood. Modern cuisine done this well is hard to find in Manchester. An interesting wine selection on offer as well. I'll definitely go back.

5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Lovely food & staff, would recommend

5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Wonderful food and wine. Decorated beautifully for Christmas. Great service. Will be going again soon!

2.0Dined on 15 December 2017

This was our first visit which was our ladies that lunch xmas outing. We are alays looking for something new and different to eat so thought we would give Wood a try. Was really disappointed from the start, when we arrived our coats were not taken from us, I had to ask for them to be taken when we were shown to our table. We had a cocktail in the bar area before sitting, these were not taken to our table for us, usually with a restaurant of this calibre those first little touches that cost nothing mean a lot. When we got to out table there was a fab heater between our table and the one next to us as it was so cold. We wanted the 7 course taster menu but got told they only did the 5 course menu at lunch 😕..we opted for this, 1 was vegetarian 2 did not want fish, I was happy to have whatever dish was placed in front me, expecting at least one course to be fish ... well disappointed I got no fish 😩..we were not offered bread rolls we had to ask, we were not offered water we had to ask. The taster menu was not sufficient we left hungry and went to a bar and ordered food. Now I have had many a taster menu before and never had to resort to eating after I've left a restaurant before. I'm very sorry I have had to leave this kind of review as I was really looking forward to my visit and was hoping to return, but I'm afraid on my first impressions I probably won't be.

1.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Having lived in Manchester for over 10 years I can't wait for a new restaurant to open which isn't a boring generic chain fresh out of London. Really had high hopes for Wood.

I was disappointed from the minute we walked in. Nobody offered to take our coats, now I know why! It was absolutely freezing. Admittedly it was an unusually cold day in Manchester but the room was so large and industrial it felt like an airport hanger despite the lovely open kitchen.

I would just like to say that the serving staff were excellent and cannot be faulted so thank you so much.

The starters were quite good. The mackerel was delicious especially the goats cheese and the pigeon was nice too but a bit of a rip off for only two slices at £10. Also, both were a bit cold too.

For the main we order the show stopper... the tomahawk for two. We were especially excited as it had recently been advertised as £50 on Tuesdays instead of £80 - tomahawk Tuesdays!

What an absolute disappointment. It was fatty and flavourless. When I mentioned this I was told as we ordered it quite rare the reason it was fatty was because had we ordered it medium it gets cooked more and it usually burns off the fat?!!

Fear not! We were told that given we didn't receive the full explanation of the cooking expectations of the tomahawk we would get it half price. Fair enough I thought, then the bill arrived... £80 down to £40.. wait hang on a minute isn't it tomahawk Tuesday?!! When questioned I was told I didn't choose it on the booking! There wasn't the option when I booked!!

Eventually the tomahawk was cancelled from the bill but the poor waitress had to be one to come and apologise profusely. The manger was nowhere to be seen. Absolutely unprofessional. Not only did you try to con me but you put your staff in horrible situations. Also, you kept the 10% service charge from the full bill price not the new amended price. Just hope that the kind waitress who served us received all the tip, not the manager.

5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Superb food, lovely staff, vibrant atmosphere and buzzing

4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

I went to Wood for the first time with my parents who came from Paris to visit me, and we weren't disappointed. The food was absolutely gorgeous from start to finish, and the value for money is second to none. My parents were delighted and very surprised to find such a high standard restaurant in Manchester, and I am so happy I found Wood that I now want to go back for every special occasion I may have.

Two minor issues were that it was very loud and not fit for a fine dining experience. We were sat on those semicircles sofas and it made it very hard to have a proper conversation, because the music overpowered everything.

The other thing (which is a good thing in itself!) is that the side portions are massive, so one side to share is more than enough.

5.0Dined on 23 November 2017

Excellent food.

5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

Great afternoon, tasting menu with wine flight. Couldn’t fault anything. Definitely going back!

5.0Dined on 27 October 2017

Wood was amazing, fantastic food, great service l couldnt recommend it more highly.

3.0Dined on 20 October 2017

couldn't fault the service, quality and presentation of the food - just felt it was a little expensive for what it is and where it is.

5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Fabulous customer service from start to finish. Fabulous food, fabulous decor, THE best playlist of background music I've ever heard in a restaurant. Our waiter for the evening went through the menu and explained everything in detail. The food was exceptionally presented and tasted beautiful. Would not hesitate to recommend and book again. GORGEOUS !!

2.0Dined on 10 October 2017

I found the food really bland and dry..
Lack of seasoning and very basic, looked really pretty but didn't taste of anything.
It was a real let down.
The service on the other hand was exceptional they guy who served us couldn't of done enough, he was on the ball and tried his best to make sure we had a good evening.
But unfortunately I would not return

5.0Dined on 16 September 2017

Superb and well located
Great service
Enjoyable dining experience

2.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Limited menu. No year of vintage on the wine list so misleading.

5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Booked a Saturday night just a few days after opening, so expected a few bumps. Clearly it's still a bit new and shiney and the teams got some settling in to do, but they were all polite and mainly very attentive.

The location is good, placed conveniently next to some good bars for before dinner drinks, and the restaurant is lovingly new and shiney. The tables are very close to the open kitchen and there's a great vibe of cooking and artistry going on.

The Food, well, of course, it's just delightful. We were only 2, but had different dishes, all beautifully prepared, hot, and divine.

A great start to a new great place to eat. Shame everyone else will find out and it'll be difficult to get a table.

5.0Dined on 31 August 2017

Had the tasting menu with matching wine flight. Food was delicious and wines were superb. Service was friendly yet professional and knowledge of the sommelier was impressive. Looking to go again asap. Best meal out in Manchester in a long time. Good luck to Simon Wood.