Wood Manchester

British, International, Modern European·

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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
British, International, Modern European
Cool, Dark and moody, Fine dining, Fun, Luxury, Romantic, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
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About Wood Manchester

Simon Wood’s career in food began back in 2015 when he swapped data science for his lifelong passion of cooking up unpretentious fine-dining cuisine, and he now heads up his own restaurant in Manchester.

Simon created Wood Restaurants – there are now two – in order to showcase his own style of unintimidating high-end dining with a focus on purity and simplicity. He and his team of talented chefs blend passion, creativity and some fine ingredients to create modern interpretations of traditional dishes that sing with flavour.

This stylish spot for modern British cuisine resides between Deansgate and Oxford Road stations in the pedestrianised First Street development. With its glass frontage, open kitchen and cool blue/grey tones throughout, it’s trendy enough to fit in nicely with the shiny newness of the area. Deep blue banquette booths provide comfortable seating that’s both intimate and convivial and allows for views of the chefs working their magic.

Wood exclusively offers tasting menus, taking diners on a culinary journey. Lunch menus are seven courses, while dinner menus are an even more extravagant nine. Wine flights are available to accompany the menu, carefully paired to bring out the best in each dish. The dishes themselves are playful, celebrating British produce in elegant and unusual platings. Fermenting and pickling are used here as well, ensuring as little is wasted as possible. 

You might see 'best bits of the chicken' with lamb bacon, peas and beans, or Orkney scallop with sea vegetables and foam, before desserts like Exton Rose strawberries with buckler sorrel and cereal milk. To book your visit to Wood Manchester, simply fill in the details on the right. Simon Wood and the excellent team will be happy to accommodate dietary requirements, although they are unable to allow dairy-free and vegan menus. 


Does Wood cater for allergies or dietary requirements?

Wood will try its best to cater for dietary requirements, but do make any special requests at the time of booking.

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Can you book at Wood Manchester?

Yes, via email, phone or Opentable

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What is the dress code at Wood Manchester?

Smart Casual

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Does Wood Manchester offer gluten-free options?


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What is the menu like at Wood Manchester?

Fine Dining Tasting Menu

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Meet the team
Wood Manchester

Simon Wood

Head chef

Simon Wood first opened WOOD Manchester back in 2017, bringing his unique culinary style and hand-picked team to the heart of Manchester's bustling city centre. He is passionate about fine dining, artistic plating and teaching, all of which is evident from a meal at his restaurant. He has also contributed to and written many cookbooks covering a range of topics. 

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Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4RA

0161 2365211


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-13:45
Sat 12:00-13:45
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu 17:00-23:00
Fri 17:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun Closed


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