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Summary

“Buzz buzz buzz”, there’s “always a buzz” at this Manc-bling venue in an office block, combining a 12th-floor cocktail lounge, with a very contemporary 2nd-floor restaurant, where you can watch the chefs in the open kitchen. Some reporters do find it “overpriced” but on most accounts “Aiden Byrne’s cooking keeps going from strength to strength”, delivering “top class complex dishes with clean flavours”.

£90
Very Good
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Don’t let its slightly gimmicky reputation put you off!” This year-old, “blingy” office block venture – with “trendy 12th-floor cocktail lounge (limited views)” and “glam industrial-chic” 2nd-floor restaurant (complete with open kitchen) – is “very professional”, “very classy”, and Aiden Byrnes’s “ornate” cuisine is seriously “accomplished”. That all said, it can still seem a bit “forced”, not helped by the punishing “London prices”.

£90
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“At last, the decent restaurant Manchester has been waiting for!”; with its “clever, innovative and fun” menu, and its “cool and relaxed” style, Aiden Byrnes’s new venture has – on most (if not quite all) accounts – made a simply “stunning” début.

£81
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

 Manchester House is home to Chef Patron Aiden Byrne and his long serving team. Aiden’s career is steeped in traditionalism and his flavour combinations stay true to classical marriages.


 But, like Manchester House, he delivers his creations in unique and unexpected ways

Restaurant details

9.30 pm

The chef

Aiden Byrne was raised in Merseyside and comes from a humble background. Head Chef by the tender age of 22, he has worked in many Michelin-Starred establishments including Adlards, Tom Aikens, Pied A Terre and The Commons.


 


 


Aiden spent a long time in London mastering his skills and focusing his passion. Yearning to move closer to home with his family, Aiden opened Manchester House with Living Ventures in 2013 . A passion project which has won Aiden both critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. Aiden can always be found at the stoves in Manchester House.

Manchester House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Manchester House Restaurant in M3, Manchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Manchester House restaurant.
Ian J
If you like high ceilings, open ducting and...
Reviewed 6 months, 21 days ago

"If you like high ceilings, open ducting and the industrial look, this may be for you but for a restaurant aspiring to the highest culinary standards, I was unimpressed by the barn like appearance. Food on the other hand is very good, if overpriced and delivered at a pace which doesn't really do justice to a tasting menu. (The first 3 courses come together which gets you off to a flying start!)"

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Cathy R
A "holier than thou" atmosphere which was q...
Reviewed 7 months, 4 days ago

"A "holier than thou" atmosphere which was quite a downer. The food lacked zing and taste and the service was lacklustre. The room is over designed and not at all welcoming"

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18-22 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BZ
Opening hours

Tues to Thurs 12pm to 2.30pm; 7pm to 9.30pm; Fri to Sat 12pm to 2.30pm; 6pm to 10pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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