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“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”.
“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”.
“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.
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
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
"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"
"Fabulous dishes, open kitchen, waiting staff knowledgeable, professional & friendly... An experience - Pricey but worth it !!"