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WOOD Manchester

4.8
4.8
339 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.
Please expect our evening tasting menu to take 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.

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 32 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • 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

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Menu

1st Course

  • Snacks | Pollen Rye Sourdough | House Butter

    2nd Course

    • Salt Baked Celeriac | Jasmine | Golden Raisin

      3rd Course

      • Mutton Tartare | Lamb Powder | Aged Balsamic | Goats Cheese Tartare Sauce

        4th Course

        • Satay Red Prawn | Wild Rice | Siracha | Grape

          5th Course

          • Basil Sorbet | Acidulated Baby Tomato | Black Olive | Lacto Tomato Consommé

            6th Course

            • Osso Bucco | Veal Tenderloin | Oregano & Tomato Vine Oil

              7th Course

              • Fig Leaf | Feta | Smoked Salted Walnut

                8th Course

                • Melon Sherbet Lemon

                  Last updated: 14 July 2021

                  What 339 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                  4.8
                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.8Food
                  • 4.9Service
                  • 4.8Ambience
                  • 4.5Value

                  NoiseModerate

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                  • Manchester

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                  1. JL

                    JulieL

                    Cheshire

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 2 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely wonderful evening, lovely food, good service and great atmosphere.

                  2. JL

                    JoeL

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 2 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Worth the money. Great service food and drinks. Amazing.

                  3. AW

                    AndyW

                    Exclusive

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 3 days ago

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    Great food, attentive staff,would highly recommend

                  4. M

                    Mrwood76

                    Lancashire

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined 4 days ago

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Great food and wine pairing. Excellent customer service. This was our second visit and won't be our last.

                  5. AT

                    AdamT

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    An fanatic culinary experience. Would recommend to celibate an occasion

                  6. N

                    Neeta

                    Yorkshire

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                    Good overall. I have only given the service 3 stars as we were waiting quite a long time between each dish from the tasting menu (10 courses). We were in the restaurant for over 4 hours , which we found was quite a long time. We've been to other fine dining restaurants with more than 10 courses and never been in that long. There were some dishes that we outstanding - we really enjoyed the snacks and then the last 4 dishes on the tasting menu - fish, pork and both the desserts. The other dishes were OK, hence, again giving stars. The lamb dish we found was overpowered by the goats cheese. The restaurant itself was really nicely decorated. The seats were comfortable and the ambience was lovely. It's a restaurant we've wanted to try since Simon opened it and so glad that we were finally be able to go but I'm really sad to say that we probably won't be visiting again.

                  7. BH

                    BryanH

                    Liverpool

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Amazing food experience - you must visit this place!

                  8. SP

                    SharonP

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The whole package was outstanding from start to finish. Very much a treat in terms of cost but worth every penny. That was my second visit, there will be a third.

                  9. HT

                    HowardT

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 17 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent attentive service, superb food and a lovely informal atmosphere.

                  10. k

                    kellyw

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 17 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We’ve lived in Manchester for 12 years now and this is by far the best meal we have eaten. Every course was delicious and they catered perfectly to my gluten allergy. It is more expensive than other restaurants, but for the experience and quality of the food it is definitely worth it for a special occasion!

                  11. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 15 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The experience we had in this restaurant was just amazing ! The food,the service, everything was quality standards and my husband and I had a truly fabulous time, would 100% recommend to go here and experience it all !

                  12. SB

                    SteveB

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                    We were so looking forward to this meal celebrating our 30th anniversary but we were sadly disappointed. We had booked the 9 course meal at 8pm and left the restaurant at 11.30, so we missed the last train home and had to get a taxi. The cost is what you would expect for a 9 course taster menu but the food we felt, did not live upto expectations. We've eaten at many great restaurants including Michelin restaurants but we found the food confusing and abit tasteless. Our server Joseph was great but you could see they were short staffed hence the wait in between courses. It got to the point that we had to ask Joseph for a time for the remaining courses to be delivered so we could get home. Simon was in the restaurant but didn't look happy and the atmosphere was not great with alot of people waiting for food. Drinks were overpriced in comparison to the area so be prepared for that too. So overall we will not be going back and will spend the £350 elsewhere.

                  13. CM

                    ChrisM

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Fantastic experience enjoying the 9 course tasting menu with matching wines! A very enjoyable evening!

                  14. A

                    Andyb

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                    The food was very good but 4 hours for a meal is far too long. We waited 25 - 30 mins between each course. I was disappointed that the only option was a 9 course tasting menu and would have preferred the option of an a la carte menu. The staff were all very pleasant.

                  15. SH

                    ScottHaribo

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Fantastic food, Seasonal Wine matching is a must. Fantastic fine dining.

                  16. DB

                    DominicB

                    Yorkshire

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We had the 9 course tasting menu. Absolutely wonderful food. It was all excellent but our personal highlight was the scallops course, and the peach and parsnip transition course. Decided not to do the wine pairing as one of us was driving but the wines we had by the carafe / glass were superb ( the gavi and the Rioja). Really attentive service from friendly and knowledgeable staff. Really nice that some of the courses were brought to the table by the chefs. A thoughtful touch. The whole meal was evenly paced, we felt unhurried and really relaxed. Thank you to Simon, our main server, Joseph, and the rest of the team.

                  17. R

                    Rich

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic. Bloody Mary Tea an incredible amuse boucle, Scallops genius. The Baron Bigod Cupcake is probably the happiest thing I've ever eaten.

                  18. RT

                    RT88

                    London

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 9 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We had the 10 course tasting menu. The dining experience from start to finish was faultless. The staff were welcoming, attentive, and helpful. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. The pacing between courses was perfect. We were in the restaurant for close to 3 and a half hours and the time whizzed by. Finally the food. Superb. Each dish was a delight and clearly a lot of thought had gone into their creation and presentation. Thank you to all at Wood for a memorable evening.

                  19. MI

                    MIANDERS

                    Hampshire

                    34 reviews

                    5.0

                    34 reviews

                    Dined on 8 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I can not fault the food, service, ambience and all round experience. It was amazing. Go experience it

                  20. MH

                    MHODSON

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 4 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Can’t fault anything about the whole evening. The staff were exceptionally attentive and knowledgable about each dish. The flavours and textures of the food were beautiful and not like any food we’ve had before. A really superb experience for a special occasion if you appreciate fine dining.

                  21. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 4 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The service was excellent thorough explanations of the dishes which as a chef myself I enjoyed, the dining room was stunning as was the bar/waiting area. It will be something I will always remember

                  22. FE

                    FionaE

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Quality, flavours, etc. all amazing. It just wasn't filling. I understand the portions will be small, but even after 7 courses my boyfriend was still hungry - he had to pick up a pizza on the way home. The "main" course only had one small piece of meat, absolutely delicious but just not enough. The seasonal paired wines were excellent - a real highlight - and the staff were friendly and helpful. Overall a good experience but I probably wouldn't book again.

                  23. PM

                    PhilM

                    Cheshire

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Lovely place for a special meal. We had a taster menu and the food was all lovely. I great relaxed atmosphere with very helpful staff. O and did I say the food was lovely.

                  24. R

                    Rwr66

                    London

                    5 reviews

                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Fantastic restaurant- amazing food, atmosphere and team. Loved it!

                  25. A

                    Andrew

                    Oxford

                    19 reviews

                    5.0

                    19 reviews

                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Our first experience of Wood and it lived up to its expectations. The restaurant is very nicely presented with a lounge area before the dining room. A drink here with petit fours and time to peruse the set menu is a great start. Once in the dining area the seating very well set out, the degustation begins. Service is impeccable and discreet. We had the five course tasting menu which was sufficient for a lunch. Every course was described by our server all were bursting with flavour. I thoroughly recommend Wood. We will be returning later in the year as the menu will be changing to winter produce. I am sure it will not be long before Wood gets a star.

                  26. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Manchester

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Beautiful food presented with skill and knowledge, we were guided through are food and wine journey.

                  27. SJ

                    SamanthaJ

                    Oxford

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 1 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Exemplary service and a fantastic faultless experience. We had the seven course taster menu and were not disappointed with anything.

                  28. ER

                    ERob

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 1 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Can’t be complimentary enough. Excellent experience from start to finish

                  29. D

                    David

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 1 September 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Superb..very attentive staff. Lovely food . Nice atmosphere .

                  30. F

                    Flats

                    Chicago

                    12 reviews

                    5.0

                    12 reviews

                    Dined on 28 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely outstanding, food, wine flight, service, thankyou to all who looked after us

                  31. g

                    grippersjh

                    Manchester

                    7 reviews

                    5.0

                    7 reviews

                    Dined on 28 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Outstanding quality of food on offer - we did the 7 course taster this time (after 5 courses in May) and its such an excellent experience - staff are welcoming and knowledgable - all round a fabulous night & see you all again in late October

                  32. LB

                    LizB

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 28 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    A lovely lunch. All the courses were great, with beautiful flavours. The staff were very friendly too.

                  33. CM

                    CarlaM

                    Cheshire

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 28 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent attention to detail. All members of staff greeted you warmly. Drinks glasses refilled by staff as required, we never had an empty glass or indeed needed to fill it ourselves. Food excellent, all ingredients explained to us on each course.

                  34. KP

                    KennethP

                    London

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 27 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Wood is a gem in Manchester and culinary establishments. Invest in your night with the wine flight. I chose the Seasonal flight and enjoyed every flavour and pairing. Every dish is inspected to assure you the best experience. Sit near the kitchen to enjoy the magic of your meal.

                  35. MG

                    MikeG

                    Manchester

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 August 2021

                    overall2food1service4ambience3

                    Don’t go if you’re feeling hungry! Three hours to serve the smallest seven potions of food I’ve ever experienced…….then get asked “are you full?” by the server! If they’re asking the question they know there’s a problem.

                  36. JS

                    JuliaS

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 26 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great atmosphere, fabulous food, great service and staff all seem as happy as the customers.

                  37. W

                    Wilmart

                    London

                    8 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on 26 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent food/wine Camille was an excellent waitress and James the sommelier choose some very nice wine both a credit to wood

                  38. DG

                    DavidG

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The staff were amazing. Really attentive. Food was stunning. Only complaint after 10 courses was the ham egg and chips was not really fro us in terms of smell and look although it tasted really good

                  39. SW

                    SarahW

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 25 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely amazing evening. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in style. Highly recommend

                  40. AB

                    AdamB

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 21 August 2021

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Absolutely fabulous food and service. A real treat and didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to go back. Also a lovely to touch to be served by Simon Wood himself!

                  FAQs

                  WOOD Manchester is rated 4.8 stars by 339 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.

                  Make a booking

                  2 people

                  September 2021
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                  Booked 32 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

                  • Entertainment

                    null

                  • Additional

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

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