James Martin Manchester 22

Manchester 235, Great Northern, 2 Watson Street , Manchester, M3 4LP

SquareMeal Review of James Martin Manchester

TV chef and heartthrob James Martin has moved into new territory with this “absolutely fabulous” self-named “gem” attached to Manchester 235 – the hottest entertainment and casino complex in the heart of the city. Inside, the restaurant itself has been completely refurbished with industrial-chic decor, studded girders, exposed brickwork (note the unusual ceiling) and an open-to-view ‘meat market’ specialising in British-reared Wagyu and beef from the Cumbrian Lakeland Fells. Otherwise, the menu gives native regional ingredients an eclectic spin – perhaps Red Hill pork cheek with kale velouté, apple and black pudding crumb, Himalayan salt-aged lamb accompanied by braised neck terrine, grapes, ‘leek grass’ and red wine or poached lobster paired with squid, black pasta, shellfish consommé and spring onion. There’s also a full line-up for vegetarians, while desserts might see sticky toffee pudding alongside peanut parfait with William pear and malt loaf. In short “high-quality food with a price tag people can afford” – all backed by “excellent service” and a well-spread wine list.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Manchester Central 100m

St Peters Square Station 196m


Address: Manchester 235, Great Northern, 2 Watson Street , Manchester M3 4LP

Opening times

Sun 12N-5pm Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sat -11pm)

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