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55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ, England
+44 161 696 9700
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Grafene for lunch and did the Taste 5 tasting menu with paired wine. Overall we were extremely impressed and would definitely return. Food is very good and we enjoyed all the courses and the surprises! If I would make one comment on...More

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Paul R, Owner at Grafene, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Grafene. We really appreciate the feedback James - all the comments are perfectly valid and easy to rectify- the temperature of the food is critical and we will work with the team to ensure the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tapas menu is exceptional and the staff were delightful, professional and very friendly. 100% recommended and equal to most London restaurants.

1  Thank sarah p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had just enough time to have the tasting menu before walking to the Palace theatre. We were the first customers of the evening and were shown to our table just after 5pm. The following 2hours were filled with exceptional service and outstanding...More

1  Thank Barry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visual delight receiving the dishes of food is without doubt the best in Manchester. I was delighted with the mixture of original and well balanced flavours that hit the pallet.

1  Thank davidwalter2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grafene is a lovely restaurant in the heart of Manchester. The tapas menu is fantastic and the cocktails amazing. The staff can’t do enough for you, very welcoming. The private dining experience was perfect. Keep up the good work - we will be back.

1  Thank Alison J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and several friends had the private dining experience on 6 October. Absolutely adored it! The food was exquisite. Loved the professionalism of our waiter, yet he could quickly adapt to be in on our humour. Felt so at home, yet thrilled by every course...More

1  Thank kimsywoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We won a prize for two yesterday for a tasting session with flight of cocktails! Yes you read right, a flight of cocktails, forget wine when you can guzzle cocktails with an amazing meal! 5 courses matched with creative delicious cocktails plus a snack course...More

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my god! What a place... what an experience! Everything from first entering the door to getting our coats was pure perfection. The only reason Manchester does not have a Michelin Star is because there is none of the stuffiness associated with the so called...More

1  Thank Louise U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my son's 21st Birthday celebrations we wanted somewhere special that would make it a night to remember,. We had heard about Grafene and after speaking to them we booked a table for 6 people. From walking through the door we were treated to a...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a real experience which really made my wife's 70th birthday celebration a success. Our waiter was very attentive, and explained the constitution and tastes to be found in each of the courses, as they were presented - and the quality of the food...More

1  Thank Jondos2014
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13 January 2017|
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Response from Amber S | Property representative |
Hi Joanna We do have high chairs available, we don't do a childrens menu however we can do smaller versions of all our dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$26 - US$91
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 King Street, Manchester M2 4LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 696 9700
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Grafene is our modern take on relaxed fine dining, offering quality throughout. Our style is a refined take on British eating at its flavoursome best, with a unique combination of menus - British Tapas at lunch and early evening to 7 to Taste for the full Grafene experience or of A La Carte offer of 3 courses with home made breads and surprises. Head Chef Ben Mounsey leads one of the most talented kitchens in the City, who serve up quality flavours and unique dishes at every plate, from stunning mains to flawless desserts. But Grafene is anything but formal. Join us for a relaxed lunch, enjoy bar treats whilst catching up with friends or colleagues and stop by to try one of our experimental cocktails at the bar.
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