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WOOD Manchester, Manchester,

WOOD Manchester

4.8
4.8
622 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 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 or for Egg allergies.
We do not offer a children's menu, but 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

23:30


Booked 4 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 622 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  2. LP

    LisaP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    MikeB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very nice experience. Food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a brilliant time at Wood on Saturday. Brilliant food, great service and attentiveness. Simon Wood and the team are absolutely lovely. Will definitely be back again, especially now the menu is changing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for a birthday treat and everything was sensational at Wood Manchester
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience celebrating our anniversary. Front of house staff so welcoming and chefs and kitchen staff were amazing
  7. AL

    AdamLyne

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. It was my 7th visit to Wood; 3rd time on their current menu. I have attended all the fine dining restaurants in Manchester over the past year and participated in every tasting menu I can find in the area. Without directly comparing to other restaurants, Wood has some of the most complex flavours in all of their 9 courses and doesn't fall short in any throughout the experience, something that occurs at other menus I have tried that unfortunately leads to a small disappointment that lingers after the experience. Although 9 courses is less than offered elsewhere from other premium fine dining menus, the main course at Wood is worthy of multiple courses and leaves you completely satisfied before the sweet dishes arrive whilst also being argued the best dish; how it should be. The wine pairings are exceptional, the food is spectacular, the service is second to none and the only thing Wood is missing from it's experience is a Michelin Star on its door.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding but portion size is way too small, could be a little bigger so you can really taste it.
  9. LK

    LorraineK

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb innovative rating menu, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and informative staff
  10. G

    Georgea

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service made for a great night for all our party. Will definitely be back. The food quality was outstanding.
  11. GH

    GeoffreyH

    Cumbria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and service, glad we chose the wine flight as there was some great wines from different countries. Only minus , we where the only people booked in so was a bit quite and lacked atmosphere. Would go again when the menu changes.
  12. a

    acaulfie

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic, beautiful, delicious meal. Had been hearing amazing things about Wood for some time, but just had never been. I was blown away. From the minute we approached the restaurant we were taken care of brilliantly. Without being anything like overbearing, all the staff were so attentive, and they were so careful about making sure we had everything we needed at all times, but without being too much. 10/10. Everyone was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The restaurant itself is beautiful, but relaxing. And then, the foo, WOW. We had the tasting menu with the accompanying wine. Every dish was delicious. And different. It was hard to pick a favourite. Everything was so well balanced with flavours and textures. And it looked beautiful as well. The wine went perfectly with each course. Every mouthful was delicious. Such a wonderful experience, and totally amazing food. Thank you to all the team for a fab experience.
  13. BS

    BlackpoolSam

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience for something we had never tried. Highly recommended but not something that can be done regularly as quite pricy.
  14. MH

    MathewH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fantastic evening and meal at Woods. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, and loved the touch of the chefs bringing the food out and explaining what was in it. Service was prompt and we didn’t wait long between courses. All the food was excellent and very tasty, and they catered for my dislike of seafood without any hassle (although there was only one seafood course anyway) the home made sweets at the end were fantastic, but stand out course for me was the lamb with beetroot which was sublime. Although the restaurant wasn’t full, it was full enough to have a good atmosphere and ambience. Will definitely be going back. Thanks Asimov and staff!
  15. DS

    DeborahS

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful afternoon, with excellent service, fabulous food, beautiful surroundings, nothing was too much trouble for the team. We were made to feel so welcome and the passion and knowledge of the team is outstanding. Food is exceptional, so imaginative and beautifully served, real work of art with amazing flavours. This is our third visit and we will certainly be visiting again very soon
  16. j

    joannes

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful lunch tasting menu. Staff were brilliant and the food was stunning. It made my birthday celebrations perfect. 100% recommend Cheese & Onion Crisps amazing 😍
  17. S

    Scd81

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Astonishing, beautiful tasting food that made me smile & want more! The service was great with just the right level of explanation! Wine flight was also well explained without any condescension. The wine for the strawberry desert was particularly special.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phenomenal. It was the first fine dining experience for my wife and I and we were blown away by the evening. Superb food and excellent service.
  19. KH

    KathyH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience, service and food amazing
  20. K

    Kris

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional tasting experience. Each dish was brought out by the chef who explained what we were eating. Likewise, the Sommelier brought out the accompanying wines and was very insightful. With the wine pairing, the whole evening lasted over 4 hours and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  21. t

    thomas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Firstly the food was really nice. I tried things I’ve never eaten before in my life and because it was cooked so perfectly and presented well - I was able to enjoy new things. Secondly it was confusing on arrival sitting in the lounge and then moving to the dining room. We couldn’t get comfortable for the first 20 minutes. I don’t understand why they sit you there first and then move you. Seems odd. Never understood this. Thirdly the time it took for dishes to arrive between each tasting dish took too long. I thought it could be quicker. Sometimes it took 20 minutes between each dish. Overall the whole experience took 3-4 hours so make sure you give yourselves enough time. This was my first experience like this though so perhaps that’s my misunderstanding rather than the restaurant. The service is excellent and staff are very knowledgable about each dish wine and drink served. Overall I loved the experience but there is room for improvement especially as quite pricey.
  22. DH

    DeclanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited WOOD for my fiancées birthday and it was a fantastic experience! Food was amazing as was the wine pairing led by Payton and Charlie respectively - attentive, knowledgeable and very entertaining. Being greeted by each chef responsible for the dishes plus Mr Wood himself was an added bonus which, when coupled with the chilled atmosphere, made for a great night. A little pricey but considering the attentiveness, the dishes themselves plus the 3.5 hour sit-down time, it was definitely worthwhile. Would highly recommend for a special occasion - 10/10 and worthy of the hype!
  23. AG

    AlyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely evening with some delicious food! Great setting and the table was close to the kitchen so could watch the action up close. Service was fab - Paton was great and we felt really welcomed and a valued guest. They also accommodated most of the dietary requirements of our table. The food was great don’t get me wrong but compared to some similar restaurants in this price point it fell a tiny bit short. Overall a really nice evening and I would definitely recommend it to friends.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    My partner and I visited Homage at Wood restaurant in February and the experience was fantastic, the service, the food and the environment were absolutely wonderful, and the head waiter had an exceptional knowledge and made us feel very welcome. We immediately booked to visit for the tasting menu late May, having waited number of months for the visit we had been really looking forward to it. We have truly never been more disappointed. We arrived promptly for our table at 7:15pm and we were first seated in the bar area which was fine but when moved to our table we were seated in what felt like a dark, dingey part of the restaurant to the far left. Some of the courses were very good, however, whilst we appreciate at a tasting menu there are experimental courses that likely won’t be suited to everyone’s tastes some of the courses really didn’t hit the mark… but ultimately the whole experience was overshadowed by the fact the service was so incredibly slow. The tasting menu claims to take around 3.5 hours, however at 10:30pm (or possibly slightly later) we had still not had the ‘main event’ or even the palette cleanser, we were only about half way through and honestly this was just far far too late for us to be eating and by this point we were past the point of hungry. My partner even suggested cutting our losses half way through and leaving. We expressed dissatisfaction to one of the waiting staff, which were constantly moving around through the evening despite the fact that one lady has introduced herself as our waitress for the evening. On raising this we were told they were particularly busy but again, this is not acceptable for this kind of restaurant. We did see a slight improvement in the speed but at this point it really felt like it was just too late. When the bill came there was no recognition for the poor service or experience we had received, neither verbally or reflected in the bill. For a meal costing upwards of £500 for 2ppl we expected much more.
  25. G

    Gene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every dish singing with flavour and beautifully presented:)
  26. RH

    RHLees

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time we had been to Wood Manchester and it was an outstanding experience. The team are attentive & the food was amazing.
  27. PL

    PaulaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice vibe at Wood…food and service was excellent. Michelin star food with the warmth and friendliness you would expect from a Northern establishment…. Simon came to our table with one of the courses, which was special Thank you for a truly wonderful experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive and engaging staff. Marvellous food Amazing sommelier Thank you for making my birthday special
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, we had the most incredible experience at WOOD. Loved how we started in the lounge with drinks and some of the introductory courses then moved to our table for the rest of the meal. Normally, because we’re a party of 2, we are placed on a small table which becomes quite cramped and overfilled with all of the food and wines but at WOOD we were given a booth where we were made to feel so comfortable and welcome. All of the courses were so well paced too, we were never made to feel rushed nor were we left waiting between courses. The food and the wine were honestly some of the best I’ve ever had, with everything tasting exactly like how the chefs described. I had high expectations coming into the meal having read other reviews but somehow the team managed to exceed them in every way possible. Thank you so much for an amazing experience!
  30. NI

    NICKO

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Superb food and wines, all courses and wines fully explained, unhurried and attentive service.
  31. KS

    KellyS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing dining experience. Both food and service exceptional! For a very special treat well worth a visit
  32. P

    Peesha

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a way to celebrate my birthday!! Everything was absolutely perfect. James, the new General Manager, is excellent. The food was just delicious and each course is served to your table by the chef that has made it. You can tell that they are passionate about their craft. Simon is there overseeing that his kitchen runs tightly and smoothly. It really is our favourite restaurant now and Wood must be in line for a star!!
  33. IB

    IanB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Woods before and really enjoyed it. However, tonight, it was even better! We were warmly greeted, presented with a copy of our menu to keep and served drinks before being led to our table. Each course was delivered and explained- the quality and taste of each was wonderful, one of the best meals I have ever tasted. Each course was exquisite and it was difficult to pick out a favourite! The atmosphere was lively without being to noisy and discomforting. The experience lasted nearly 3 hours- it isn’t cheap but is still excellent value for money! We loved it!
  34. n

    nomnomnom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here 3 times now and this last time was the best ever.
  35. DL

    DavinaL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the best meals we have had. Could not fault the food or service. Highly recommend.
  36. ZW

    ZeyuW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    You could remind me earlier if you cannot meet my requirements on the date.
  37. AJ

    AshJL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. Staff very friendly. Simon Wood was a true gentleman!
  38. C

    Chiender

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant, great services. The lamb was extraordinary but others were average.
  39. ES

    EllieS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful food, fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff that went above and beyond to make a really special celebration for us. A favourite, will return again and again.
  40. K

    Karen

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely setting for a couple or group with a warm welcome at the door. The tables are well spaced for privacy and the restaurant has mezzanine floor so it has a lot of character. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. All the food was explained with knowledge and pride by each member of the kitchen team who served us. It will be a pleasure to come back again! I have already mentioned Wood to my friend!

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 622 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 4 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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