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The first Manchester foray for D&D London sits atop the new No.1 Spinningfields skyscraper. Sitting at 100 metres it is the city's highest restaurant and boasts a rooftop garden terrace, from which spectacular views are likely a given. Brian Hughson has been named as head chef, replacing Aiden Byrne who has left the project to re-launch Manchester House.

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

The rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace at Manchester’s new 95-metre 1 Spinningfields Tower has “superb views across the city ... even if much of its immediate location is currently a building site, you can see for miles”. The food offering – from D&D London – has struggled to impress, and the departure of highly rated chef Aiden Byrne within a year of launch did not help matters. But “you don’t come here for the food (which is significantly overpriced for what it is). Far better just to go for a drink and take in the fantastic panorama”.

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

“A beautiful space filled with beautiful people (yes, Manchester has them too!)” – D&D London’s 19th-floor newcomer at the top of No 1 Spinningfields, “has stunning views of the city and a soundtrack to match” (and also a “fabulous outside terrace”). But “as well as being a see-and-be-seen destination, it’s a genuinely great restaurant”, and although the odd doubter feels “it’s not sure what it’s trying to be, top class restaurant or destination bar” or says “its London backers have brought London prices to Manchester” – on most accounts Aiden Byrne’s “very accessible” cuisine is repeating the success he found at Manchester House. STOP PRESS: In November 2018, just as it was all going so well, it was announced that Aiden Byrne has stepped down, for reasons that are not yet clear.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.50 £27.50
Dinner   £45.00
SundayLunch   £29.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.50 £18.00 £4.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3JE
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑2 am
Saturday12 pm‑2 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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