63 Degrees


SquareMeal Review of 63 Degrees

According to chef/proprietor Eric Moreau, 63 degrees is not only the perfect temperature for coffee, but also a touchstone for cooking in the modern idiom – hence the name of this Parisian-style bistro in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Menus are written in French (with English translations) and the kitchen adheres to its culinary credo with the likes of pan-fried scallops, caramelised fennel and vegetable shavings followed by entrecôte steak with béarnaise sauce and vegetable ‘bayaldi’ or chicken breast (cooked at 63 degrees, of course) with gratin dauphinoise and a sauce of morels. To finish, look no further than fraisier revisité (a strawberry cake baked at the aforementioned temperature). Two-course weekday lunches are good value, a five-course tasting menu is available on Tuesdays, and the concise all-French wine list does its job.

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About 63 Degrees

63 Degrees is a family-owned French fine dining restaurant located in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. 63 degrees is said to be the perfect temperature to brew coffee, however for this restaurant, this temperature is key to the slow and low cooking technique of many dishes on the menu.

The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday, serving dinner. Lunch is served from Wednesday to Sunday. The interior is simple and stylish, with a selection of large and small tables, laid with white tablecloths and fine crockery.

You will find an a la carte menu, there is also a set lunch menu and a Tuesday tasting menu available. The a la carte menu features French favourites such as home made foie gras, and pan fried scallops served with leeks. You will also find escargots, lobster and a vegetarian starter of lentils and wild mushrooms.

When it comes to main courses you will find a delicious sounding lamb stew with yellow semoule, and their famous tender chicken dish cooked at 63 degrees served with a truffle paste. You will also find a traditional beef fillet dish, plus seafood options such as lobster with tarragon and sea bass fillet served with citrus. Perhaps you might like to indulge in a few side dishes such as the 3 flavoured rice, or the creamy dauphinois potatoes.

For those with a sweet tooth you will find a good selection of desserts including a chocolate fondant, a sweet chestnut cream and a vanilla crème brulee.

When it comes to the drinks menu you will find cocktails, as well as a very substantial wine list featuring a great selection of French wines by both the bottle and the glass. There is also a good range of champagne and after dinner tipples including vintage port, cognac, Armagnac, and of course, dessert wine. You can also opt for fresh tea or coffee.


Is the restaurant located within easy reach of the high street and shops?

Yes 63 Degrees is close to the shops, located at 104 High Street.

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20 Church Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1PN

016 1832 5438


Opening Times

Tues-Fri 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm (Fri -12M) Sat 12N-12M


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