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WOOD Manchester

4.8
4.8
403 Reviews
£41 and over
British

The concept of WOOD Manchester is a tasting menu of unintimidating high end dining. From MasterChef Champion 2015 Simon Wood, we bring together passion, creativity with powerful flavours – delivered with playful authenticity.


WOOD Manchester is somewhere you can enjoy a stylish relaxed dining experience.
Our tasting menu may take up to around 3.5 hours.


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


Seasonal inspiration can be found throughout our Tasting Menu experiences, with 9 courses at our Evening Service and 7 at our Lunch Service.
Cancellation Policy: All bookings cancelled on the day will be subject to the full menu charge per person.
Bookings cancelled up to 48 hours before the date of the reservation will be subject to a £50 charge per person.
We cannot cater for a Vegan or Dairy Free Menu.
We do not offer a children's menu, but if they are over the age of 8 and willing to try to menu they are more than welcome to join.

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Booked 7 times today
  • 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

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Notable Wine List

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    Special Occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

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  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. NJ

    NicholasJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening. Staff were friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and intriguing. Seasonal wine pairing was interesting and matched each dish perfectly. Would highly recommend.

  2. MI

    MIANDERS

    Manchester

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here and a similarly amazing experience. Tasting menu which is always fun and the wine pairings were fantastic

  3. f

    frodge

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Just two dishes did not quite make the mark but overall it was very enjoyable. The staff were excellent professional one young lady was a delight and our table waiter was very good. The patron should be proud

  4. A

    Andy

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife Anna had a wonderful birthday and a fantastic experience thanks to Chef Simon and his team; James, Charlie, Joseph, Martin and Dillon. The lunchtime tasting menu was exceptional particularly the pork, the expertise shared by the sommelier Charlie was a real treat! The wine pairing menu was an education - every day’s a school day! - I’ve all ordered 2 bottles of the ‘Black Queen’ and the Barsac desert wine for Xmas day so thank you. I can’t praise Chef Simon and his team highly enough - Oldham’s finest!! See you soon

  5. AC

    AilsaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a really special evening and meal. The food was immense. The restaurant wasn’t overly busy so felt intimate. The service was brilliant, loved the wine pairing and heading about each one. Would highly recommend and something special to remember.

  6. MW

    MarylynW

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Unfortunately for me not as spectacular as I'd hoped. It's quirky but for £75 there was nothing which I thought warranted the high price. The setting and the place is immaculate so I suppose you have to pay towards that. I probably wouldn't go again as I treated my sister and it was an expensive lunch coming in at £460.

  7. j

    johnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the welcome at the door the service was fantastic, the food and wines were outstanding and we enjoyed the chefs bringing the food and describing it Great night out

  8. KF

    KateFuKate

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Worth going for couples or friends!

  9. CC

    CarmelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a fantastic evening. Good and staff were very attentive. Highly recommend

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose to go to Wood for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and first special dinner out since the Lockdown! We have also followed Simon’s progress since Masterchef. What an amazing experience! Fantastic Food, Amazing Ambiance, Great Service, Friendly Staff! Wood is a must !! 11/10 thank you !!

  11. SW

    SimonW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience, the food and accompanying wine was amazing, staff friendly and there when needed without being lemon your shoulder. Allows 2.5-3 hours but well worth committing your evening.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Nice evening to celebrate a birthday. Very pleasant environment and good service

  13. W

    Ward22

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The food was artistically presented but the smallest portions we have ever had at any tasting menu.it was difficult to say whether you liked a particular dish as there was not enough on which to base an opinion. The service and the staff themselves are outstanding and deserve 5 stars on their own but that’s not what this should be all about The place is stunning but with so many hard angular corners and not much softness the noise level was not great. Tables in the middle are too near to one another. The atmosphere is relaxed and with comfy chairs. I am glad we have experienced Woods but I cannot rave about it. The menu we were given was really no use as there was no description and just jumbled words A pity but I could not recommend it and what’s more Simon was there but apart from the Chefs table he did not interact with any diners which would have been a nice touch as we are lining his pockets after all!

  14. AK

    AudriusK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very professional staff, food outstanding, pleasant interior.

  15. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    we went here after receiving a voucher as a 40th birthday present. The staff have been great and the voucher has been extended several times to keep up with pandemic closures. Even while closed the staff have been quick to respond to e-mails. when you enter the restaurant you really feel welcome there are so many staff on hand you are totally taken care of. Every member of the staff was smiling, polite and professional. The interior is very nice, calm and relaxing, thinking of sitting there for 3+ hours the seating is comfortable. We booked the 9 course menu with the seasonal matched wines, it is definitely worth every penny. The wine comes with a clear presentation of what you are having. - i know nothing above wine and the introduction to each wine was pretty interesting. Each course comes out looking amazing and of the 9 i enjoyed 8 completely only leaving part of one on the side (can't have everything your way) My wife had some substitutions and you could tell that they were clearly thought out and in no way quick add ons. We left feeling really satisfied, really enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely recommend and definitely return again.

  16. W

    Wuzzer

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very friendly welcome and introduction to the restaurant creating a nice atmosphere with lovely staff who were attentive friendly and knowledgable. The pre dinner cocktails were excellent and our table crew Ella, Charlie and the chefs were fun to talk two as well as efficient. Lovely night Thank you

  17. N

    Noodle

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, perfect for a special occasion or just a treat!

  18. IR

    IsabelR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous food and service, Simon Wood well deserves one of those elusive (for Manchester) Michelin stars

  19. CK

    CatherineK

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tasting menu and seasonal wine pairings was superb. The level of inspiring, creative cookery from Micheal Wood and all his team is more than worthy of a Michelin star. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

  20. WM

    WillM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fully recommend visiting here! Wine choices were perfect compliments to the food and the first white wine in many years I've actually enjoyed 😁😁

  21. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing. All ten courses outstanding and bar snacks also. A few people were clearly a bit worse for wear and noisy. Service was excellent. Simon Wood went to visit most tables but not ours :(. Definitely would recommend and go again

  22. KB

    KerryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit after coming back in Aug 2020, this time we bought friends with and neither of us were disappointed. The food was outstanding, there was nothing on the menu I wouldn’t have again. Service was fantastic and even got to chat with the man himself. We will definitely be back.

  23. JS

    JaneS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best food we've had & the staff are truly lovely couldn't ha e been more helpful also loved the wine pairing

  24. NS

    NicolaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Such an experience. Wonderful food served in beautiful surroundings. I would highly recommend the wine flight.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and Service

  26. l

    luciem

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience2

    We ate here as 4 friends. The restaurant was beautiful and very stylish. Service was very good. Unfortunately the food was bland and not what we were expecting. We left half way through the menu. Shame as we were looking forward to eating here.

  27. JH

    JanetH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food, great atmosphere.All the staff were wonderful

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Food was amazing, and would highly recommend having the paired wine flight. Service and staff were excellent. We had a wonderful afternoon at Wood, and will definitely be back.

  29. SB

    StuartB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best dinning experience I've had in my lifetime, the food was fantastic the level of service was impeccable. It's not cheap but it's well worth it for the experience. We had the 7 course tasting menu with both wine flights and it was fantastic well worth it and highly recommended.

  30. JM

    JMVAK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, amazing food, a bit of indulgence, loved it

  31. ES

    EShill

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and service, will be returning as soon as possible.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A definite favourite of ours, great experience and quality that feels just a little bit special.

  33. HB

    HelenB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing evening The food was exquisite and the wine flight made it From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. The service is 2nd to none. The staff are all polite, interested and move around fluidly like some well choreographed dance James talked us through the wines with humour and such knowledge and our waitress camilla just there at the right time without being intrusive Each course perfectly served and explained, a burst of flavours and pure pleasure to eat A great evening. We will definitely return thank you

  34. e

    eamonm

    Yorkshire

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Excellent food,as usual. Sadly,service,tho very good,was really slow. Some tables who sat down to dine after I had,got served before me. I had some really long waits between courses. Missed last course because I had to catch a train.

  35. DM

    DavidM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved my experience at Wood. The taster menu was exceptional and having been to many Michelin star restaurants, would is more than worthy of a star. Service was excellent, particularly our sommelier (forgive me I forget his name but he had a rather dandy moustache) who’s wine pairings were off the chart good. Be back soon! David

  36. PN

    PaulN

    Limerick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Keep an open mind and you'll probably eat the best meal in your life. Expensive, but would highly recommend for the food and the whole dining experience.

  37. AE

    AndrewE

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the food and service was simply amazing. The knowledge of the service staff is outstanding; and it was a lovely touch to have the chefs serve and explain your food; including Simon himself!

  38. g

    garryc

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    We loved the pre-theatre and al le carte menus but didn’t like the 9 course tasting menu.too expensive for what you get.nothing we had excited our palate

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Impeccable service with some exceptional dishes on the tasting menu. Three dishes in the middle though really missed the mark - odd textures and flavour combinations that are a juxtaposition to the general standard of the restaurant and service. Little way to go before worthy of a star but with some menu tweaks I’m sure achievable.

  40. ER

    EmilyR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great way to celebrate my birthday! Will be coming again soon.

FAQs

WOOD Manchester is rated 4.8 stars by 403 OpenTable diners

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.

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for WOOD Manchester

Jack Rosenthal Street First Street Manchester, M15 4RA

  • 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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