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“Outside dining very welcome”

The Restaurant Bar & Grill
Ranked #187 of 2 470 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$65
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Located in the heart of the city centre, on John Dalton Street near Albert Square, you will find the Restaurant Bar and Grill. As the flagship restaurant of the Individual Restaurant Company, this eatery is striking and contemporary in appearance. Situated on two floors, the restaurant provides the ultimate dining experience, with a stunning suspended staircase leading from the long bar to the large first floor restaurant. Attracting a cosmopolitan mix of diners, The Restaurant Bar and Grill is a popular choice for local business men and women as well as visitors to the city. The efficient and welcoming team, coupled with the exceptional selection of food and the lively atmosphere, make this bar and grill a must for dining.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside dining doesn’t come much more welcome than during this absurdly hot weather, so the opportunity to eat al fresco at this longstanding Manchester restaurant wasn’t to be turned down. And, indeed, it was a very pleasant experience to be seated in the comfy seats enjoying good food. The yellowfin tuna starter was good, and the chicken fillet main course was also good. The lemon sole also got a good review, although their popular Dover sole was, unfortunately, not on the menu. The piece de resistance here is always the Malteser ice-cream which, again, did not disappoint. The service here was good too, with our waiter getting extra brownie points for checking whether we wanted the coffees before, with or after our desserts - a trick that many places get wrong. The menu isn’t as wide as it once was here, which is a pity, and they no longer do the excellent fries that they once did, but there’s a reason why this place has been here for so long - namely, that it serves good food at reasonable prices and well.

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Kayleigh E, General Manager at The Restaurant Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jeff,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent visit at The Restaurant Bar and Grill Manchester. I am glad that you had a great experience and I will share your comments with the team.

Kind regards
Kayleigh Edwards

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and outstanding all round. Went for a business lunch with a group and the food, wine and service was great throughout.

Nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent. Will definitely return!

Thank Nik2017K
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Hello Nik2017k,

Thank you very much for sharing the experience you had with The Restaurant Bar & Grill Manchester with others here on Trip Advisor. The fact that you had a great experience means a lot to us and we loved reading about your visit.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

On arrival greeted by the lovely ladies downstairs took our coats and upstairs to our table the waitress then took over and took mine and my partners orders we eat out quite regularly at high quality places and so far this was ticking all the boxes we both ordered the squid to start and that is the only thing that ruined our experience the squid was perfectly cooked inside not rubbery at all like it can get while over cooked but the batter it was in was too thick for something that cooks in a 45/60 seconds all I could taste was flour and for a dish which isn’t the cheapest on the menu I expected perfection which was disappointing but I ordered the fillet of steak for my main and was made up easily one of the best cooked steaks I’d had in a while absolutely beautiful and my partner enjoyed the duck with pak Choi which made up for the disappointing start this is a great restaurant with great atmosphere and lovely staff and great cocktails overall good time just a little hiccup.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We arrived at noon and we were invited to the bar on the terrace where we had a pre lunch cocktail. Then seated on very comfortable sofas for the lunch. Chose starters of Beetroot and ricotta and Chilli fried squid. We both had the roast beef with lovely roast potatoes, carrots and peas, yorkshire pudding and gravy. A very decent meal and we ate the lot. It was so very pleasant sitting outside in the sunshine. We had a lovely time and everyone who served us was friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The food for both of us was really good: haddock risotto, prawns tempura, ox cheek stew, lemon sole, all super. Wine was good if over-priced. Service was poor from our server who didn't have (or care to) have a handle on who needed seeing to next and spent too much time chatting with other staff. Because we had waited 10 mins for our order to be taken, one of the management team (Pepe ?), took our order. Because we had waited 10 mins for our mains to be cleared, Pepe again moved our plates... and this was when they were not busy. Oh, and another person got our bill and took our money. Get rid is what we say.

So, all in all, super food and we will go again.

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Thank david n
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