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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

The food and cocktails were lovely, the staff were amazing. Had a really nice evening, couldn't have asked for anything better, 5* from us?

Emma Holder 05 March 2017
from Darwen

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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 265 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (192)
  • romantic (112)
  • luxury (96)
  • trendy (81)
  • value (65)
  • private dining (63)
  • lunch (58)
  • large parties (48)
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  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Emma Holder from Darwen

    The food and cocktails were lovely, the staff were amazing. Had a really nice evening, couldn't have asked for anything better, 5* from us?

  • ((((* 4 March 2017 by Sue L from Manchester

    Food was delicious, staff were lovely. Pianist /singer was a little too loud but overall a great experience!

  • (((** 28 February 2017 by Derek Bernhardt from Manchester

    Service exceptional. - 9. Food main - 7 dessert - 8. Ambiance- 8
    Mr Coopers at the Midland is better.

  • ((((( 28 February 2017 by Chris Stables from Manchester

    Favourite dishes - the slow cooked egg and the hake from the tasting menu. Restaurant features - loved the brick ceiling, the yellow walls, the chickens! Service was excellent except it was occasionally difficult to understand waiting staffs description of the food where they had very strong foreign accent. Liked the choice of music.

  • ((((* 27 February 2017 by Stuart Moat from Sheffield

    top experience from start to finish . lovely restaurant in a casino complex . we had the 5 course tasting menu with paired wines . every course was well presented , cooked and explained by the attentive waitress lulia from romania . a very enjoyable experience in manchester on a cold wet and windy night in february . not cheap but as a special occasion well worth it . something different . would like to go back to try something different .forgot to mention the decent piano player as well .

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Janice Lee from Manchester

    What a fab restaurant this is, great feature is when you arrive and there is someone playing a piano on top off the bar! The Thai crab risotto starter was absolutely fantastic, my main chicken dish with side order of smoked cabbage and a caramelised onion was delicious. I cannot praise the restaurant enough and will most certainly go back with friends and family, it is well worth treating yourself.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Simon Osbaldeston from Glossop

    excellent in every way

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Lee Mckeever from Manchester

    Absolutely fantastic dining experience and the piano player was as good as the food

  • (((** 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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