Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Harvey Nichols Manchester

(895 Reviews)
21 New Cathedral Street Exchange Square, Manchester, M1 1AD
European, Pan-Asian
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses and a cocktail for £19 per person or 3 courses and a cocktail £23 per person

Available Monday-Saturday from 5pm until 30 September, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00.

Restaurant description

The Second Floor Bar and Brasserie offers a relaxed yet stylish environment in which to enjoy all-day dining, overlooking the expansive views of Exchange Square. This elevated spot offers views over the city, and a black lacquered bar offers a fashionable selection.

A diverse mix of flavours, the Harvey Nichols menu spans from eclectic ‘little plates’ and wholesome bento boxes, to classic main courses. An array of exciting flavours can be found in the likes of tandoori monkfish with sticky mango rice, or pea and mint cannelloni with smoked feta, whilst hearty classics include a succulent signature HN burger, or Atlantic-caught cod with chunky chips.

Innovative twists for dessert include a salted caramel pot au chocolat with hazelnut shortbread, and Vimto summer pudding with clotted cream. Chic and sultry seasonal cocktails are served at the Second Floor Bar, and delicious offerings for brunch include streaky bacon and maple syrup waffles, and classic eggs benedict.

Set in one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings, Harvey Nichols Brasserie is a 6-minute walk from Manchester Victoria Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Harvey Nichols Manchester
(based on 895 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (430)
  • al fresco (29)
  • breakfast (84)
  • business (153)
  • child friendly (39)
  • dinner (578)
  • entertainment (44)
  • large parties (85)
  • lunch (457)
  • luxury (262)
  • private dining (113)
  • romantic (197)
  • trendy (401)
  • value (329)
  • views (396)
  • By Sharon D from Manchester
    11 July 2019

    Wow! The food was lovely and beautifully presented. There was an amazing choice of cocktails and the Cherry Blossom Negroni was lovely. The service was friendly and very fast, with very attentive staff and the views from the restaurant are wonderful as they overlook Shambles square and olde worlds Manchester. Great choice!

  • By Roy P from ASHTON U LYNE
    10 July 2019


  • By Craig D from Manchester
    5 July 2019

    The food here is always special

  • By Julie H from Manchester
    25 May 2019

    Food was good we went for the bottomless 3 course menu. We had limited time unfortunately as we were attending a concert at the arena. I had called in the morning to change my booking by 15 minutes but when we arrived we were told the table had gone as we didn’t arrive at 5pm. Advised I called up and the lady said no problem can still get us in, but she had to go and prepare a table. Service was very slow, but the restaurant was busy. We did have to chase someone to take a drinks order and food order. We then had to chase for our main course as we were still eating at 6.20 bearing in mind we arrived just after 5.15 pm. We also had to ask for our drinks to be filled up which made the bottomless option not so favourable. My sister in law was given the wrong main course however as we were very stuck to time we didn’t mention it and she ate it anyway as we had little time left. All in all it wasn’t a great experience although the food was nice. I was here a couple of weeks previously prior to another event at the arena, and I booked for a friend the night before this weekends visit. After our poor experience this weekend I will be unlikely to re book for some time.

  • By Sue H from Manchester
    17 April 2019

    Excellent service and fabulous food with a great view of the city

  • By Hanan U from Aberdeenshire
    4 April 2019

    The meals were ok just felt the waiter that sat us down was very stand off ish.

  • By Lisa W from Manchester
    16 March 2019

    Despite being empty I didn't get the table I asked for. The restaurant was very cold as was the main courses. Staff were incredibly attentive. This was a special occasion, and we did expect better.

  • By James M from Merseyside
    23 February 2019

    It’s been some years since my last visit and all change from - separate restaurant and brasserie to all brasserie. We booked our table for 5.30pm on a Saturday and was shown straight to our table. The new format works and great atmosphere throughout. Usual fantastic service that you expect from HN, and the food was good quality, great flavours and very good value for money. We had the 3 course and cocktail deal. Our kids who are a bit fussy were well catered for and our daughter had a plain burger which she commented “it was the best she had ever had”. Will no doubt return soon.

  • By Alison L from Manchester
    19 February 2019

    Great lunch deal. All staff welcoming and helpful. Food was fabulous.

  • By Angela K from Manchester
    18 February 2019

    Brilliant just wow why have I never been before ? Came for lunch the food was the best I've tasted in a long time gnocchi was amazing ive never had gnocci like that before kow i will be always comparing. Also the panacotta and cornflakes i think is now my most favourite dessert. Service was excellent it was a special treat. I will return saw the afternoon tea so think ill give that a go and i would like to go for an evening meal too with my husband ...

Restaurant Location Map
Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Harvey Nichols Manchester
21 New Cathedral Street Exchange Square, Manchester, M1 1AD
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Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses and a cocktail for £19 per person or 3 courses and a cocktail £23 per person
  • Sunday Roast

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