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Tempus Bar & Restaurant - Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

((((* British
  •  - Manchester
  •  - Manchester
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 17:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 19:00 - 21:30

Had pre-threatre dinner which was really good. Good food and good loactions

Julie 27 January 2014
from manchester

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The historical, Grade II-listed Palace Hotel is the home of the Tempus restaurant in Manchester. The hotel itself is something of a local landmark, boasting a 217-foot clock-tower, which seems appropriate given the Latin name of its restaurant. Inside, Tempus is a stylish mix of dark, glazed tiles and flickering candles, with a seasonal menu offering many locally sourced ingredients.

Tempus bar also offers a wide range of snacks and main meals, cocktails an extensive wine list and an efficient, friendly table service.

Tempus Bar & Restaurant - Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

Contact +44 1612881111

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Customer reviews for Tempus Bar & Restaurant - Manchester

3.8 ((((* (based on 9 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • large parties (7)
  • romantic (5)
  • business (4)
  • dinner (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 27 January 2014 by Julie from manchester

    Had pre-threatre dinner which was really good. Good food and good loactions

  • (((** 22 March 2013 by lionking from Manchester

    Booked pre theatre meal package for myself & daughter. Choices for this deal limited to certain menu items.Both starters were very good but my main (burger) was tasteless and basic - had better fast food ones. Daughter's was better (big chunk of bacon loin)and tasty. Ordered a coffee which came stone cold - apology was given and fresh was brought but shocked when got bill that cup of coffee was [$]!!

  • ((((( 24 February 2013 by Allllll from Manchester

    Had a meal at around 5.30 and the service was great, te food was lovely and there was a really nice atmosphere to the place.

  • (((** 16 February 2013 by leelee from harrogate

    Friendly service. Good food. Wine not cold but huge tub of ice soon solved

  • ((((* 10 December 2011 by Blue from Manchester

    We dined at 6.30 prior to a show (at 8.30). The hotel was packed with Christmas revellers yet the restaurant remained well serviced and separate from the bustle.Had 'a selection of breads and oils' whilst we waited - turned out to be 4 slices of a cold supermarket bloomer, with a few mixed salad leaves - again, supermarket selection. Home made, warm rolls would have turned this into an excellent choice - the oils were fab!Main course and dessert were tremendous - more than made up for it. Pre-theatre special - two courses for [$] - excellent value.

  • ((((( 17 September 2011 by Leanne from Manchester

    Great food and service.

  • ((((* 10 July 2011 by china from edinburgh

    Went to Tempus with 5friends for my 30th birthday. Went on a sat night at 8pm. The food + staff couldn't have been nicer. Staff were happy to help.

  • ((((* 12 June 2011 by Abs from Manchester

    We booked Tempus for a pre-theatre dinner, before going to the Palace Theatre. Having read a poor review previously, I was a little nervous, and made a point of letting staff know that we were going to the theatre for the 7.30 show (we arrived at 5.30pm). I need not have worried as the service was excellent. I had expected a particular "pre-theatre" menu having seen pre-theatre dinners at a fixed price advertised. In fact, the deal is that you get a discount off 2 or 3 courses if eating in the pre-theatre time slot (5 - 7pm), which equates to the advertised fixed price if you go for the lower of two price bands for the main course. Starters and deserts are all the same price. A nice touch was that the bread that arrived before our food was a good foccacia served with a few marinated olives, butter and tapanade. After this, my very fussy 16 year old had an excellent homemade tomato soup instead of a main course, while I had shoulder of lamb and my friend had the chef's special that day (pork with a mustard sauce). Two of us couldn't resist the trio of chocolate (icecream, white chocolate cake and chocolate and nut praline in a dark chocolate cup), whilst one went for the eton mess, which was tasty but a bit light on the meringue. We had a bottle of the house red with our meal, which was very drinkable and served at the right temperature and two of us had coffee afterwards. Despite my concerns after looking at a previous review, we were all done by 6.45pm, and had time for a quick glass of wine before the show!

  • ((*** 21 May 2011 by JC from cumbria

    We booked the table prior to theatre visit. Table booked for 17:30 and Main course did not arrive until 19:00 when we really should have been leaving. Food arrived cold - not sure if this was the usual standard for this restaurant, but they were expecting a large party although this should not have impacted on our experience !

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