James Martin Manchester

(489 Reviews)
Great Northern 2 Watson Street, Manchester, Lancs., M3 4LP
British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Dining Enquiry Form

Please note this is an enquiry booking only, the restaurant will be in touch within 24 hours to confirm.


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

Restaurant description

Brought to you by one of the UK’s best-loved celebrity chefs, James Martin’s eponymous restaurant is found within the glitzy Manchester235 Casino - showcasing the best in modern British seasonal cooking.

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.

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

Customer reviews for James Martin Manchester
(based on 489 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (42)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (84)
  • child friendly (2)
  • dinner (368)
  • entertainment (78)
  • large parties (75)
  • lunch (103)
  • luxury (169)
  • private dining (110)
  • romantic (200)
  • trendy (124)
  • value (135)
  • views (10)
  • By Andrew C from Stockport
    7 October 2019

    Excellent taster menu with acconpanying wine. Service was great which always adds. Thoroughly recommend to my friends.

  • By Karen R from Darwen
    5 October 2019

    Had a fantastic evening. Ambience was great and the food, drink and service was amazing.

  • By Hugh R from Workington
    4 October 2019

    Very average. Most of the food was tasty but it was all served Luke warm at best. The dripping fries are a disgrace. I was not joking when I told the waitress McDonald's fries were much better. These fries must come from a bag in the freezer and were seriously overcooked. Should be ashamed to be serving these

  • By adam roxborough R from MANCHESTER
    4 October 2019

    EXCELLENT! Notwithstanding the restaurant is located in a soulless and uninviting casino it is placed sufficiently far away as to feel like its own space. The decor is good and the atmosphere was pleasant, with plenty of diners. A nice touch was live, but unobtrusive, music (a pianist).The service was really very good. Friendly but not "in your face". Now the food:- we had opted for the five course tasting menu with paired wines (currently on offer at £47.50 PP) and this was tremendous value. Each course was beautifully presented (my favourites were the hake which was cooked to perfection and the guinea fowl with its rich flavours). All the courses were flavoursome and very well cooked. The a la carte menu looked inviting and not remotely overpriced. There is a private dining room ,too, for those that like that sort of thing. I had never been here before but will definitely return.

  • By Clare H from Manchester
    3 October 2019

    Excellent food & service

  • By Michael H from Macclesfield
    26 September 2019

    Had the 5 course tasting menu with matching wines which at under £50 was excellent value. We thought the food was of a high standard with a couple of stand out dishes(first two). Unfortunately there was little atmosphere as initially we were the only people in- that increased to a total of 4 more!,

  • By Leonard P from Bowdon, cheshire
    27 July 2019

    A superb meal, with excellent service and delightful decor. A really great experience lives up to what expect from them

  • By Rochelle G from Manchester
    6 June 2019

    The food was delicious and the service was great. There was little atmosphere as it was a quiet evening, but it didn’t spoil our evening.

  • By Jane B from Bolton
    30 May 2019

    Great meal as always

  • By Louise F from Manchester
    28 May 2019

    Underwhelming...service was great but the food was mediocre...not worth the money

Restaurant Location Map
James Martin Manchester
Great Northern 2 Watson Street, Manchester, Lancs., M3 4LP

Available offers

  • Dining Enquiry Form
  • Enquiry Booking - Sunday Lunch 2 Courses £20, 3 courses £25
  • Enquiry Booking - Champagne afternoon tea £29.95 per person
  • 5 Course Tasting Menu - £30 per person (matching wines £47.50 per per person)

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