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James Martin Manchester

Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

((((* British
Main course: £19
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 17:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 17:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

Great night had here. Wonderful food and attentive staff, highly recommend.

Steve Cooper 15 February 2017
from Newcastle upon Tyne

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Brought to you by one of the UK’s best-loved celebrity chefs and named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015, James Martin’s eponymously-named restaurant is found within Manchester’s glitzy 235 Casino. An on-site ‘meat market’ sees guests step inside a cavernous walk-in meat fridge, which showcases cuts from the menu.

The seasonally-changing menu by James Martin is bursting with produce sourced from tried-and-tested butchers, fishmongers, game dealers, farmers and cheesemakers. Signature flavours might include Thai crab risotto, or coffee-crusted venison loin. Imaginative twists for dessert include white chocolate & whisky croissant pudding, or apple crumble soufflé. Traditional Sunday roasts with all the trimmings are also a firm favourite.

Perfectly matched to the menu, the wine list at James Martin in Manchester features old and New World bins, and experimental mixes are served at the adjoining Vega Lounge cocktail bar.

This classic British restaurant is set on its own mezzanine level, with edgy Great-Northern-warehouse styling including vintage fabrics and artwork, polished girders and exposed brickwork. Find restaurant James Martin just 3 minutes’ walk from Deansgate Train Station. Please note, guests must be aged 18 or over.

James Martin Manchester

Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Contact +44 1618280345

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Customer reviews for James Martin Manchester

4.2 ((((* (based on 257 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (189)
  • romantic (108)
  • luxury (92)
  • trendy (78)
  • private dining (62)
  • value (62)
  • lunch (57)
  • business (46)
  • large parties (46)
  • entertainment (45)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Terry Jackson from Cheshire

    Parking, even though it was next door, was a bit of a pain and walking through the gamblers in the casino to get to the restaurant was not the nicest experience. The restaurant itself is quite nice and the staff are good & polite, but we found the food pretty mediocre and certainly not up to the standard we had hoped for.

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Barry Nelson from Irlam

    Service was terrible felt like we were just sat down and forgotten about the place looked understaffed as all you could hear was staff rushing about bouncing on the floor. They also seem to pay more attention to the room adjacent looked like some sort of vip area will not be going again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Robin Magee from Bolton

    We had a superb meal with excellent service. We chose the taster menu and were not disappointed. Each one was explained before eating. Our only "niggle" was that a mandatory Service charge was added and then when paying we were asked whether we should like to leave a gratuity. We do wish restaurants were consistent. Even Michel Roux Jnr. was taken to task over this common restaurant anomaly.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Michelle Bellis from Carlisle

    The restaurant is a lovely building, the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent. Overall a great experience. Can't wait until we can go

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Linda Allen from Guisborough


  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Beverley Taylor from Barnsley

    Had a lovely meal here, choosing from the A la carte menu. A 5 course tasting menu is also available. We had 3 courses each and all very good, the thai crab risotto appetiser was particulary flavoursome and the cheeseboard was excellent. We loved the décor of the actual restaurant, and found it a very comfortable and quiet place to eat, the only down side for us being that you have to enter through a casino which was definitely not in the same class as the restaurant. Service was very good, with just the right waits between courses. For our 3 courses with wine and service charge the bill came to £132.

  • ((((* 18 February 2017 by Tony Gill from Manchester

    Picked the taster menu with accompanying wine. Food was very nice and wine matched perfectly. Not as top class as Abode but good value for money and very tasty.
    Restaurant inside the casino so you can have a flutter on the way out if you like.
    Seating plan was good and piano was a nice touch although we think he made some of the words up :-)

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Rachel from Manchester

    Delicious 5 course tasting menu for a very reasonable price. My menu was adapted to account for my lactose intolerance, and not just in the usual 'leaving stuff off' way but with different but equally delicious dishes to the main menu, which was really appreciated, particularly for dessert. I also love that the food on the tasting menu is always really seasonal. We'll definitely be back.

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Steve Cooper from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great night had here. Wonderful food and attentive staff, highly recommend.

  • ((*** 13 February 2017 by Dominic Dale from Manchester

    Food was served quickly by friendly and helpful waiters.
    The price was competative but the top end of what you would pay, in line with other high end restaurants.
    The food was too salty for our tastes.

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