James Martin Manchester

Great Northern 2 Watson Street, Manchester, Lancs., M3 4LP
British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Sunday Lunch 2 courses £20 3 courses £25

This offer is available from January 28, 2018 until January 27, 2019, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.



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 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.

Customer reviews for James Martin Manchester
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  • By Richard M from Manchester
    17 November 2018

    From entering the restaurant to leaving the whole experience was excellent. The food was faultless, the staff were welcoming and attentive providing service when needed.

    17 November 2018

    I booked dinner at James Martin,s restaurant in Manchester as a birthday treat for my partner.We both like James and thought that we would enjoy a meal at his restaurant. From our arrival to departure this was a very enjoyable experience. We liked the restaurant venue,the relaxed atmosphere and the food was excellent. The service was also polite,friendly and professional. The highlight was that James was working in the kitchen the night we were there and dropped by to say hello at the end of our meal - a lovely gesture which was much appreciated and capped a perfect evening at his restaurant. Well done to James and all the team.

  • By Richard P from Wirral
    17 November 2018

    Had afternoon tea. Food was superb and service was even better restaurant really good and overall experience was great

  • By Pamela S from Manchester
    17 November 2018

    We visited for my boyfriend's birthday and we were both given a glass of prosecco and a birthday card. James was there in the restaurant and in and out of the kitchen which was a nice touch to know he had overseen our meal. The staff were all really friendly and helpful, and after our meal we asked for a limoncello which wasn't avaialble so the lady (who said she worked for James directly) had a lemon drop specially made for us and we weren't charged for it! Excellent service! The food was all excellent and plentiful. Overall it was an excellent first visit and we would definitely recommend it and return in the future. The wagyu sirloin and the venison were both delicious! Thank you everybody who was involved in making it a great evening!

  • By Catherine M from MANCHESTER
    16 November 2018

    Amazing from start to finish, food wine and service, 5 star, couldn't ask for more

  • By Nicholas R from Manchester
    13 November 2018

    Service excellent, food fantastic, wine delicious.

  • By Gayle B from Manchester
    11 November 2018

    Couldn’t fault it will definitely be back soon

  • By Audrey W from Blackburn
    10 November 2018

    We had afternoon tea with bottomless prosecco it was absolutely amazing and the staff where excellent a brilliant birthday present for my sister then on to a show at the opera house virtually next door

  • By Lindsey K from Manchester
    9 November 2018

    Thai crab risotto sublime, spiced lamb chops gorgeous and all the puds were delicious. Excellent staff. All in all an excellent evening

  • By Steve H from manchester
    9 November 2018

    quality evening...food excellent and varied, staff very attentive without overstepping

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