James Martin Manchester

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

Top offer

Star Deal - Steak, chips & a bottle of wine £50 for 2 people

Available dinner Mon-Thu until 31 May 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, 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, 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 455 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • large parties (74)
  • luxury (162)
  • private dining (104)
  • romantic (191)
  • views (8)
  • business (79)
  • breakfast (2)
  • lunch (101)
  • dinner (348)
  • trendy (117)
  • afternoon tea (36)
  • entertainment (78)
  • al fresco (2)
  • value (125)
  • child friendly (2)
  • By Patricia S from Cheshire
    9 March 2019

    I have eaten here a number of times, every time it has been a wonderful experience Both food and service is excellent, I will return!

  • By Evlyn W from Manchester
    8 March 2019

    Relaxed classy atmosphere ... difficult to choose a favourite but the lamb I think.. the beef dripping tasted like a roast beef dinner ! Loved all the dishes.. fab veg alternative too

  • By Kevin G from Liverpool
    4 March 2019

    Only issue which we reported to the waiter at the time , was a mouse ran under our table and across the restaurant during the meal.

  • By Charles B from Manchester
    3 March 2019

    The restaurant has an authentic urban loft feel it has a comfortable opulence which gives off an ambience of quality. The live musician adds an elevated touch of warmth without presenting too much distraction. The staff are very welcoming and appear to be knowledgeable and engaged in providing friendly, attentive service. The drink menu has a wide variety of choices to suit all budgets. Our food was presented quickly but was not as warm as we'd have liked, a side order was missed during service and the main course didn't meet the standard we anticipated. However the desert was different class, and as a result we'll definitely be back.

  • By Mary W from Manchester
    3 March 2019

    We were visiting to celebrate my birthday and I was made to feel special with a glass of sparkly and a signed card. The food was lovely if a little cool for me. The ambience was great and there was a musician who played low enough that the music didn't prevent conversation. It was wonderful from start to finish. Can't wait to go again.

  • By Rich B from Manchester
    28 February 2019

    Excellent food, offer and service. Fixed menu with paired wines served by friendly and attentive staff.

  • By Steve M from Crewel
    25 February 2019


  • By Andrea L from Manchester
    25 February 2019

    The service was slow. Took a while for the bread to arrive. Hard to attract attention from any servers. Had better service the last time. Food was nice. Will return when the menu has changed.

  • By Adam V from Halifax
    22 February 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed the taster menu with selected wines. Great food and drinks. Staff were charming. Correct but not stuffy.

  • By Nicola B from Manchester
    21 February 2019

    Third time dining on the 5 course tasting menu with matching wines and flawless as ever. The service was great and a good night was had by all. Would highly recommend.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Steak, chips & a bottle of wine £50 for 2 people
  • Sunday Lunch 2 Courses £20, 3 courses £25
  • Bottomless Prosecco with Afternoon Tea £34.95
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea starting from £19.95
  • 5 Course Tasting Menu £30pp, with matching wines £47.50pp
  • Steak Sharer - 17oz Rump Steak Board to share with Btl of House Wine £25 per person
  • Mother's Day 3 courses £35 with Chocolates for Mum!
  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea with glass of Prosecco! from £19.95

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