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101 Brasserie & Bar

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British, French, Contemporary
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Macdonald Townhouse, Manchester | 101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF, England
+44 161 236 5122
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for the first time on a Woucher deal for 5 tapas and a bottle of red wine. It was very good value, we paid £25 for 5 tapas dishes and the wine. The tapas were nicely done although small. We would certainly pop back in here at some point for a drink or snack. I could not... More 

1 Thank jpm2085
Southampton, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying on my own in the Townhouse hotel I decided to give the bar and brasserie a try rather than going out to find a restaurant. Started with a Gin and Tonic from a good selection of gin choices. Very nice but a bit expensive (probably city bar prices). Very helpful and friendly bar person. The restaurant was empty at... More 

Thank 87wendywoo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon with a voucher for afternoon tea. We were greeted warmly & shown to our table. The waiter was polite & friendly and seemed happy to have us. We were asked if we had any preferences for our sandwiches which I always think is a nice gesture and off he went. Afternoon tea was served &... More 

Thank Jenni_andy
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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886 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel so popped in here for a drink and bite to eat. Good menu, pleasant modern surroundings and helpful stay. It was good.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with family on a Saturday night. There where 11 of us all together but i don't believe that is an excuse for the terrible service and long wait for food as we where the only people eating in the restaurant. Nice and quiet restaurant with lovely decor in a beautiful building that was let down by very poor... More 

Thank crowther11
Conwy, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We met friends for lunch on a Sunday and there were 8 of us and we had to wait a while for the food to arrive (the place wasn't at all full) but when it came it was excellent and the staff had clearly taken all the order variations down caarefully so everybody was served just what they asked for... More 

Thank John M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went for afternoon tea using a voucher from Living Social. The afternoon tea was lovely, the orange scones were beautiful. The choice of cakes were nice but didn't feel homemade, tasted packaged/plastic. The sandwiches were ok, however after requesting on arrival specific dietary requirements for one of us they ignored the request, and had to ask again when the afternoon... More 

Thank Laura B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Townhouse hotel where the brasserie is. The food was presented well and seemed fresh. Service was quite slow and very distant. One of the mains was risotto, this was over cooked and like mush. Was taken off the bill but again the manager (I think) didn't seem too interested. No one checked the food was ok... More 

Thank Ash J
Crewe, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I should have been suspicious when there was no one else in the restaurant, but I was not prepared for the standard of food I received. I had the chicken and chorizo risotto and it was the worse risotto I have ever had. It looked more like clumpy cous cous than risotto and tasted even worse. The whitebait had not... More 

Thank Ginner24
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Don't waste your money here. I regret wasting my time and having to spend my money at a "restaurant" in which the food arrived late, burnt, and the staff couldn't care less.

Thank mjwoods1979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$57
British, French, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Macdonald Townhouse, Manchester | 101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 5122
101 Brasserie & Bar offers contemporary British Cuisine in a relaxed and informal atmosphere well suited to business lunches and candlelit dinners. The comfortably stylish dining room is the ideal place to enjoy some exquisite food and fine wine where diners can pop in early for breakfast or settle into the lounge bar after work for a cocktail or two. Head Chef Tim Lewis and his team create mouth-watering dishes using the finest ingredients, while the extensive wine list offers a range of fine wines from around the world. The restaurant is located within the Macdonald Townhouse hotel, a grade II listed building that lies on the corner of Portland Street and Princess Street, right in the heart the city. Free Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?