Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History, People watching, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Opus One
Opus One is in my favourite part of the Radisson Edwardian Manchester. The dramatic space with a collanaded front has been stylishly done out in reds and blacks with oversized lights hugging the corniced pillars. The food is as stylish as the surroundings – think Modern British dishes served on slates with sauces and accompaniments in mini copper pans.
You’ll be offered locally-sourced British dishes with a twist and portions are big (a little too big for me). Carnivores will be in their element with choices like fillet of beef (£24.95), venison loin (£19.75) and pan-fried pheasant (£16.50). I really enjoyed the complimentary ravioli amuse-bouche the last time I ate here but my large cheese soufflé starter and gnocci main prevented me from squeezing any dessert in.
The bar next to the restaurant is a popular hangout for local office workers – I enjoy sampling the cocktails here. The restaurant is more of a formal affair with couples celebrating occasions, hotel guests making the most of a good hotel restaurant and local businesspeople impressing their clients.
As you would expect in a five-star hotel, the service is very attentive...sometimes slightly too attentive – I have only managed to pour my own wine once here.
In the Radisson Edwardian Manchester on Peter Street in the centre of Manchester.
Prices here aren’t cheap - starters average £8, mains £18 and desserts are £6.50. Keep an eye out for offers on voucher sites though – at the moment some are offering 25% off all food.
More information on Opus One:
- Price guide:
- British, Modern
- Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP
- 0161 835 8904
- Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon until late (last orders in the restaurant 10.30pm), afternoon tea served noon-5pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards: