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Harvey Nichols Second Floor Bar and Brasserie

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21 New Cathedral Street | Exchange Square, Manchester M1 1AD, England
+44 161 828 8898
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:30
Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 4 of us ate here before going on to the MEN Arena, I must admit it has been a while since we last ate here and they had changed the layout, it is now all a Brasserie, before it was a restaurant & Brasserie, the reception was professional and the waiting on staff were friendly and attentive, 3 had... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I visited here for drinks on a Friday afternoon. The host who showed us to our table was so friendly and lovely and made us feel instantly welcome! We ordered two pear Bellinis which we weren't too keen on and decided on some wine instead. We also decided to order some snacks as the food going to... More 

Thank GillySuttie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for afternoon tea with mum, really enjoyed, lots of food to fill us up and even gave us a bag to take home the desserts we hadn't finished. Only downside was pricey cocktails but it was Harvey nics so we expected this.

Thank Zoe R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a friend to grab a quick coffee before heading off for a busy days' shopping. We were greeted and seated next to a window - always the best seat in the house. Tea and coffee order taken efficiently and quickly. The place was empty apart from 2 other visitors - thats was good, I can imagine its... More 

Thank travelbag3011
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are extremely unhelpful and look at you like dirt. Will not be going back. Don't think the staff realise the customers are paying towards their wages

Thank njellyman
Southport, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here for a drink in order to avoid the rain. Glass of Shiraz was lovely. Service very good. Decor very minimalistic and sparse. Full of small groups of Prosecco drinking ladies. Nothing wrong with that...just an observation. Not particularly comfortable or relaxing.

Thank J3KTN
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband surprised for my 40th with lunch here - the biggest surprise was the poor standard of food and service. We were seated at a great table overlooking the city and had 2 good cocktails. We didn't see a waiter again until our food turned up 45 minutes after ordering. My hamburger was cold and tasteless. My husband couldn't... More 

Thank purdy45
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit excellent food and great value for money. Definetely try again when next in Manchester.

Thank David P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have visited the restaurant and had to send my food back! The salmon had so much soy sauce on I was unable to eat it. It was far too salty I feel the quality of the food has detiorated over the last few months. Also the customer service was very poor - no apology... More 

Thank Susan S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Restaurant is very clean and the staff friendly there just didn't seem to be enough staff to be able to cover the volume of people? The afternoon tea was average, I just expected more ... the views are lovely and it's very spacious but trying to attract the attention of the very busy waiters was very disappointing, we've... More 

Thank Tracey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$62
European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 New Cathedral Street | Exchange Square, Manchester M1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 828 8898
Last food orders generally 1 hour before closing times as noted.
Last bar orders 30 minutes before closing times.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?