Opus One

Address: Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, M2 5GP, England
Telephone: 0161 835 8904

- Expensive

4.1

Modern British food is served in five-star style in the centre of Manchester.

Opus One is in my favourite part of the [node:120878]. 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.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

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.

Location

In the [node:120878] on Peter Street in the centre of Manchester.

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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