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James Martin Manchester

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

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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

Fantastic food, lovely surroundings, outstanding service.

Denise Somerfield 19 May 2017
from Burnley

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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 296 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (212)
  • romantic (123)
  • luxury (107)
  • trendy (86)
  • value (70)
  • private dining (69)
  • lunch (61)
  • business (54)
  • entertainment (54)
  • large parties (53)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • views (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (((** 22 May 2017 by Julie Panaro from Jersey

    It was pretty average to be honest. I had the lamb which was cooked to my liking but the potatoes were poor.

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Garry Carter from Manchester's

    Excellent evening; the food was great but the staff were absolutely fabulous.... couldn't do enough for us; a real customer service masterclass!

  • ((((* 21 May 2017 by John louis Kind from Manchester

    From sevice to food excellent.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by Swift Joanne from warrington

    I can honestly say it's the nicest meal I have had out. My friends and I will definitely be back.??

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Denise Somerfield from Burnley

    Fantastic food, lovely surroundings, outstanding service.

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by Lynn Vernon from London

    Good food (particularly starter and dessert - steak main course a little disappointing ). Helpful and accommodating staff when we asked to be moved away from a large party for noise reasons. Singer was a little obtrusive for our taste. My vegetarian companion was not keen on the window into the meat market area! Overall enjoyed and good value for money. It does feel like it is a restaurant in a casino rather than just a restaurant but we didn't mind that.

  • ((*** 9 May 2017 by Lizzie Perkins from Manchester

    We booked for our first anniversary dinner. The restaurant was inside a casino - something not very clear from the website - and there were large groups of loud 20/30somethings using colourful language. There was also a Hen do going on. The toilet facilities for the restaurant were back in the casino so you were constantly exposed to a different atmosphere than I think the restaurant was trying to create.
    The service was excellent but the food wasn't great. And it was over priced.
    I say the restaurant is suitable for large parties on a boisterous night out. And if you don't mind walking passed the chavs at the casino tables.

  • (((** 5 May 2017 by Ged Tyrrell from Leigh

    Strange location for a restaurant of this kind in a Casino. The clients will be a particular type and I'm for some I think it would be off putting, even if not for the first time but for return visits. The presence of security guards necessary for a Casino is not in keeping with exclusive dining. The food itself was good but overpriced and not good overall value. I think the draw would be the Brand but I also suspect most diners will only visit once.

  • ((*** 2 May 2017 by Doreen Buttrill from Chapel-en-le-Frith

    The portions were so small you never got the true flavour, also overpriced. Have dined in more superior restaurants in Manchester and around the world.

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Clare Curnow from Manchester

    Food was great. Service was friendly but could have been more attentive: the Head waiter clearly agreed, and gave us our pre dinner drinks on the house, as they arrived with the starter. We appreciated this gesture. The food was faultless...of course it showed the usually meanness with the most surprising ingredients like potatoes that mystifyingly one has to expect with good food. This is our second visit and we were not disappointed. We all loved the singing piano player too. We would go again. Shame it's in the casino though.

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