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No:55 Restaurant and Bar, Manchester, Greater Manchester

No:55 Restaurant and Bar

3.8
3.8
41 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
No.55 Restaurant & Bar celebrates the vast array of culture and diversity in modern Manchester to present healthy and inspiring British cuisine to our guests.

The aim of our No.55 Restaurant & Bar is simple: to bring you comforting reassurance or an adventurous experience every time you visit.

Led by our Executive Chef Tan Farrell, our expert team of chefs have carefully curated a menu which boasts an appetising selection of modern British grills, with plenty of vegan and free-from options available.

We pride ourselves on championing local suppliers who are passionate about fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients, and are constantly evolving our menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Cross street

    Located inside Clayton Manchester City Centre Hotel on Portland St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea with Prosecco

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Sample our ever-evolving seasonal menus and indulge in the best of Britain with our newly-launched Afternoon Tea experience. With floor-to-ceiling windows allowing views of Manchester city centre throughout the day, the chic and tranquil setting of No.55 Bar presents a charming venue for your afternoon tea. Our fresh, seasonal menus feature a selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones with jam and cream and a selection of sweet treats (as well as vegan and vegetarian alternatives), which will be served with a glass of prosecco and your choice of tea or coffee.

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CB

    ColinB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service I would recommend this Restaurant to anybody. We went as part of a deal and was well worth it
  2. j

    jsgw

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed to have waited just over an hour to be served the poorest afternoon tea I have had in Manchester.
  3. U

    Unlucky

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The starters were all right but the main course were disappointing. We ordered a cheeseburger, two grill sirloin steaks and a portion of vegan pasta. The cheeseburger was burnt. The sirloin steaks were average. And pasta was quite pale, not much flavour in it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, food and staff!
  5. t

    tptheref

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great start to a wonderful evening pre show dinner, first class service
  6. SM

    StuartM

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    V nice restaurant at 4 star Clayton Hotel with nice atmosphere + friendly efficient staff. Can recommend the chicken breast with garlic/herb butter!
  7. PR

    PaulR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I asked for a rare sirloin and received a medium to well done sirloin. I sent it back and asked for it to be re cooked. The waitress returned and told me that chef said it was fine. It was grey inside. I waited for my wife to finish her fish dish and went for a kebab. I felt sorry for the waitresses. I was offered a free bottle of wine to compensate which I declined. I needed food not drink! Awful experience. I'll never go back
  8. DS

    DaveS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We arrived for our booking at 5.30pm which was a Groupon deal for 2 x Sirloin Steak meals with glass of wine each. The first member of staff advised that Sirloin Steak not available and so Rump would be served. I asked if there would be a refund and was promptly told that there wouldn't be. We placed our order quickly with another member of staff and provided the Voucher. At 6.15pm I had to request as to the whereabouts of our food to which we were advised would be another 5 mins or so. To be fair they provided my Wife with a large glass of wine for the inconvenience. When the meal finally arrived it was very nicely cooked and enjoyable - the problem being that we both had to rush it down as we had a taxi booked to take us to a pre-booked show (had to push out twice with taxi company due to late meal). It spoilt our evening somewhat as we had been here before again on Groupon and had no such problems. We would go again as the setting and overall hotel is excellent but the restaurant service times really do need to be reviewed.
  9. BJ

    BridgetJ2

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat. Generous portions friendly staff. Lovely place.
  10. KK

    KookyKym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good once it arrived (roughly 40 minute wait, so trusted it had been freshly cooked). Staff were friendly and polite. Fairly quiet when we first got in (6pm), but already getting much busier as we were leaving (8pm).
  11. KS

    KeithS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nickita and Sophie, running head of house absolutely fantastic. They made our evening. Very caring and attentive, a real credit to the hotel and its brand. As for the food, I had read some mixed reviews, and to be fair that is how I would score, the starter we had (mushroom soup) very tasty, but my wife’s was hot yet mine was look warm. My main was fish and chips, I couldn’t really eat it, full of oil to the point I could squeeze it out the chips, the fish was obviously frozen and not fresh as it was wet inside rather than flaky. My wife vegetarian main was nice yet her desert which was the coconut desert had no real taste. My desert was fine which was sticky toffee pudding, as I say a mixed bag really. So I think the food does need to improve in order that I could recommend, especially when there are many and I mean many other places to eat very close by. The Hotel room was lovely.
  12. KH

    KymH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a really nice stay at Clayton hotel, very clean comfortable rooms and great service.
  13. MK

    MichelleK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The service was very poor. The booking included unlimited drinks of tea/coffee and a glass a Prosecco. We were only asked once if we wanted a drink. I had to go to the bar area to request further drinks. The Prosecco was never mentioned and we left without asking rather than waiting further.
  14. JP

    JeanP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was fabulous,The staff were all lovely n polite .Nikita in the bar was very obliging and helpful.Elle in the restaurant was lovely too and the manager brought us a surprise chocolate tray for my husbands 80 th birthday,which was unexpected!A great experience all round would certainly visit again,high.y recommended.The breakfast was super plenty of choice for everyone and again all the staff were very pleasant.
  15. AM

    AlyssaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was really nice however I have an issue particularly with the £6.50 bread, it was 4 tiny loaves and was not worth the money. I thought it would be enough to tie us over because it took them an hour to bring out our steak but alas it wasn't. When the steak came out it was great other than my medium steak being very much rare. It just would have been so much better with a lesser wait time, better value bread and less noise from the men watching football downstairs. The decor was gorgeous though there is definitely an attention to detail in the venue, overall 3/5
  16. DS

    DarrenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcomed with a smile and seated immediately in a comfortable booth. Ordered drinks which arrived promptly and food arrived in timely manner which was cooked perfectly. Would recommend for location, experience and value for money.
  17. AW

    AndreaW

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Menu was limited, but what we had was fine, the desserts very good. However, they were clearly very short staffed and the staff that were there were very stretched. Waited 45 mins for our mains.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    HAD A NICE BOOTH TABLE. HAD TO WAIT QUIET A WHILE FOR THE DRINKS AS THEY HAD TO GO DOWNSTAIRS TO GET THE VODKA. THE FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD BUT THE CHOICE ON THE GROUPON MEAL OFFER WAS LIMITED TO THREE CHOICES. WOULD BE GOOD TO HAVE THE OPTION OF PAYING A LITTLE EXTRA FOR A STEAK SO WERE LEFT DISAPPOINTED. THE PLATE WAS HALF EMPTY TOO SO NOT A LOT ON THE MAIN COURSE. THE STARTER WE HSAD WAS PATE AND WHILST THE PATE WAS GREAT, ONE SLICE OF TOAST ISNT ENOUGH UNLESS THE PATE IS 5CM THICK! COME ON…GIVE SLIGHTLY BETTER PORTIONS AND A LITTLE MORE CHOICE.
  19. SC

    SineadC

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Disappointed with quality of food. Very bland and not good value.
  20. H

    Hughesie

    Bedfordshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Restaurant inside the Clayton Hotel. Clean and Tidy. Met promptly and seated quickly. Service was good. Food was ok. Had Hummus for starter. Very tasty and Chicken for main course. Well cooked although a bit plain for me.
  21. EC

    ElaineC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again outstanding service especially by restaurant manager I think she was called Nichola? Couldn't do enough for you. I have a severe allergy and eating out is scary. But not here. Beautiful surrounds amazing food with top class service highly recommend 👌
  22. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed through the Groupon offer and got the 2 course dinner and breakfast included. The evening meal and breakfast were both great! Would recommend staying here and will be staying again in the future.
  23. k

    keithu

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place to eat and great service Will defo return
  24. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous afternoon tea The staff were lovely vwry friendly and nothing too much trouble Nikita was outstanding she is a credit to the hotel and the team she works alongside
  25. BJ

    BlakeJ

    Amsterdam

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience with a view of the street below. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We went for the meal for 2, which was very good value and cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.
  26. L

    Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It took over 40 minutes for them to bring out our afternoon tea. The sandwiches were incredibly boring with not much selection and they had clearly been left out for a while before serving as the bread was nearly stale. The scones were rock hard and tastless, however the jam and cream were well presented and nice. The sweet slection was fairly good, nice carrot cake and toffee tart with macarons dotted about to fill up the space. I'd booked for the afternoon tea for 4 with prosseco and luckily I had a voucher for the meal so I did not pay full price, however if I would of had to pay the full price, £100, I would've left feeling utterly robbed and unsatisfied. The £47 groupon voucher I had did alleviate the pain somewhat, but I will not be returning for afternoon tea there anytime soon. The hotel itself looked very pleasant and the setting was immacualte, the staff were also very nice, just a really big shame about the food selection, quality and wait time. I would not recommend going unless you have voucher like I had.
  27. AO

    AliceO

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Bought a deal when booking the hotel, but we must of told them a zillions times but they treated us like we weren't important, to say when I booked I said it was anniversary! The service was very poor, my husband asked for a drink which they forgot. They didn't ask if everything was OK or that we needed anything, then when we were waiting for desserts menu we then had to tell them about the offer we got again! They quickly git the menu but by this time we couldn't wait to go after we rushed pudding through. Food was bland.
  28. M

    Mark

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Booked a table for 8pm. On arrival, staff were Somewhat confused about the booking; greeted by “can I help you with something?” Service very very slow. Food took ages. Menu was uninspired to say the least. Burger was served overdone in the extreme. Atmosphere and seating arrangements weren’t great. No wonder it was quiet. Described as a “fine dining experience”- fake news of the highest order! Will not be back!
  29. AH

    AndrewH

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice relaxed oasis in busy city centre. Disappointing over cooked steak but salmon risotto and smoked salmon excellent
  30. MI

    MarkI

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Staff friendly and helpful, but do need some basic training, didnt give enough time to make choices. Staff all disappeared making up tables for breakfast, leaving us waiting over 40 minutes for our desert to arrive after asking why taking so long. Bottled Wine very expensive
  31. B

    Belle

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very limited menu choice as we had a groupon voucher and treated differently to other dining guests. Given a piece of paper as a menu Limited healthy choices of food on menu. Server didn’t know what was included in the deal and had to ask ! Breakfast on the other hand was amazing food/ service and the hotel 🏨
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Staff and service was amazing.
  33. NW

    NicolaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Myself and husband both had steak it was so over seasoned with salt i could not eat it the chips we’re also the same will not be returning.
  34. EC

    ElaineC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal with impeccable service. I have a serious food allergy to sesame (Anaphylaxis). I do worry when eating out but was in very safe hands. The staff went over and above with service to please us. Cannot recommend highly enough
  35. JT

    JoanneT

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful and intimate place to dine and great service
  36. KM

    KennethM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Sooo much pepper that I had to order (and pay) for a new steak...
  37. M

    Mirish1976

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Food was just okay curry very hot and rice was very hard .My partners meal looked and tasted a lot better . The biggest issue in this restaurant is the staff and their lack of warmth to the customer . The place was not busy but they still failed to check in with diners to clear plates , check if deserts were required or drinks needed ordering . There was one waitress who to be fair was helpful but apart from that I’m afraid the rest of the staff including the manager need to really up their customer service skills .
  38. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from the team. Food cooked to perfection. Will definitely return.
  39. HG

    HelenG

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very welcoming. Johanna and David were excellent at looking after us. Unfortunately we waited an hour for our main course which when arrived was extremely good. For the inconvenience we were given our desserts for free. The seating is very comfortable and relaxing. I would certainly visit again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Starter good main course overcooked and not enough staff so waiting a long time also brought wrong wine which we had to pay extra for! Too short staffed to argue as no time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

No:55 Restaurant and Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for No:55 Restaurant and Bar

55 Portland St, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 3HP

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located inside Clayton Manchester City Centre Hotel on Portland St.

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Meat

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathaniel Farrel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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