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The Restaurant at The Refuge, Manchester,

The Restaurant at The Refuge

4.5
4.5
636 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International

From small plates to Sunday roast, our Dining Room menus take their influences from all over the globe. An informal, but informed setting for a weekly catch-up or a gathering of your nearest and dearest. Sleeves up, dig in.

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2 people

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Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 233 5151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Cross street

    Whitworth Street and Oxford Street

  • Parking details

    NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street

  • Public transit

    Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Food for Thought

To Share

  • Local Sourdough£5.00

    roasted garlic and chive butter

    • 'Nduja£3.00

      • Olives£4.00

        caperberries, piquillo peppers, borettane onions

        • Chorizo Ibérico Bellota£8.00

          truffled acacia honey

          • Pittas£2.00

            • Padrón Peppers£6.00

              satay, peanuts

              • Smoked Aubergine£5.00

                red pepper and tomato, labneh, pine nuts, chives

                • Beetroot Muhammara£5.00

                  Aleppo pepper, black olives, seeds, pomegranate

                  • Taramasalata£7.00

                    salt and vinegar potatoes, salmon roe

                    Small Plates

                    3-4 Small plated per person is a Good place to start

                    • Gochujang-Glazed Pork Belly£6.00

                      • Cactus Tacos£6.00

                        black beans, coconut yoghurt

                        • Burrata£8.00

                          zhug, black olive, nigella, sundried tomato, chillies

                          • Charred Radicchio and Endive£6.00

                            grapefruit, dill

                            • Halibut Ceviche£9.50

                              red onion, lemon, crème fraîche, almond, sumac

                              • Beer-Braised Mussels£7.50

                                cream, zhug

                                • Tofu£11.00

                                  choi sum, pickled enoki, soy, ginger

                                  • Chicken Thigh and Old Spot Pork Tagine£9.00

                                    apricots, pistachios, mint

                                    • Lamb Shawarma£14.00

                                      roasted garlic toum, zhug, slaw, green chilli, onions, lahuhua

                                      • Jackfruit Shawarma£9.00

                                        zhug, slaw, green chilli, onions, lahuhua

                                        • Cauliflower£6.00

                                          coconut yoghurt, harissa

                                          • Green Lentil Daal£5.50

                                            ghee, ginger

                                            • Feijoada£5.50

                                              coconut yoghurt, almond

                                              • Jacob's Ladder£15.00

                                                kecap manis, peanut praline, sesame

                                                • Cod Loin£15.00

                                                  butter sauce

                                                  • Tikka Octopus£13.00

                                                    saag, burnt tomato

                                                    • 8oz Onglet£15.00

                                                      confit garlic

                                                      • Gem Lettuce£5.00

                                                        carrots, peppers, chicory, cucumber, sorrel

                                                        • Triple-Cooked Chips£4.50

                                                          gochugaru salt, ssamjang mayo

                                                          Eat Well MCR

                                                          Stay all day, play all night

                                                          • Ghost Fries£2.00

                                                            Adding this to your order a simple way to help our charity partner Eat Well MCR feed people in our city, each portion pays for a meal for someone in need

                                                            Refuge Roasts

                                                            On Sundays we do things differently. Step aside small plates, it's the platter that matters

                                                            • Refuge Roast Platter for Two£39.00

                                                              Grass-fed rump of Lancashire beef, half a roast Cumbrian chicken, rare breed pork loin, thyme and salt roast potatoes, glazed carrot, Vimto-braised red cabbage, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, pan gravy

                                                              Cocktails

                                                              • Don't Leave Me This Way£14.00

                                                                Don Julio Reposado tequila, Disaronno amaretto, Martini Rosso

                                                                • Like Clockwork£9.50

                                                                  Ketel One orange vodka, limoncello, orgeat, lemon

                                                                  • The Queen's Peach£9.50

                                                                    Takamaka spiced rum, peach liqueur, lime, mint, Prosecco

                                                                    • The Paul Bearer£11.50

                                                                      Bulleit bourbon, lemon, egg white, gomme, red wine float

                                                                      • Mr Black's Forest£10.50

                                                                        Olmeca reposado tequila, Mr Black coffee liqueur, cherry brandy, lemon, ginger ale

                                                                        • Salford Sling£9.00

                                                                          Slingsby rhubarb gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, pineapple, lemon, grenadine

                                                                          • The Glamour of Manchester£13.50

                                                                            Plymouth gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur, Champagne

                                                                            Classics

                                                                            • Classics

                                                                              Sometimes you just want an Old Fashioned or a Negroni. Speak to us; we are nice. We will endeavour to make you any classic cocktail that we can

                                                                              Softs

                                                                              • Belu Still / Sparkling

                                                                                • 250ml£2.50
                                                                                • 750ml£4.00
                                                                              • Coca-Cola£3.20

                                                                                • Diet Coke / Coca-Cola Zero£3.00

                                                                                  • Appletiser£3.00

                                                                                    • Sprite£3.20

                                                                                      • Fever-Tree Ginger Ale / Ginger Beer£2.00

                                                                                        • Fever-Tree Tonics£2.00

                                                                                          Indian tonic water / Refreshingly Light / Mediterranean / Elderflower

                                                                                          Champagne & Sparkling

                                                                                          • Stelle d'Italia Prosecco NV Italy

                                                                                            • 125ml£6.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£31.00
                                                                                          • Francesco Cirelli Wines of Anarchy Pet Nat Frizzante NV Italy

                                                                                            • Bottle£37.00
                                                                                          • Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve Brut NV England

                                                                                            • Bottle£60.00
                                                                                          • Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV France

                                                                                            • 125ml£12.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£65.00
                                                                                          • Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial NV France

                                                                                            • 125ml£15.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£90.00
                                                                                          • Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial NV France

                                                                                            • Bottle£80.00
                                                                                          • Veuve Clicqout Yellow Label Brut NV France

                                                                                            • Bottle£75.00
                                                                                          • Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV France

                                                                                            • Bottle£95.00

                                                                                          White

                                                                                          • Care Blanco Sobre Lias, Spain

                                                                                            • 175ml£6.00
                                                                                            • 375ml£11.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£22.00
                                                                                          • Quinta da Lixa QL Vinho Verde, Portugal

                                                                                            • 175ml£6.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£12.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£24.00
                                                                                          • Sartori Pinot Grigio, Italy

                                                                                            • 175ml£7.25
                                                                                            • 375ml£14.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£27.00
                                                                                          • Réserve Roquemolière Picpoul de Pinet, France

                                                                                            • 175ml£7.75
                                                                                            • 375ml£15.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£29.00
                                                                                          • Martin Codax Alba Martin Albariño, Spain

                                                                                            • 175ml£9.25
                                                                                            • 375ml£18.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                          • Frost Pocket Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

                                                                                            • 175ml£9.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£18.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£36.00
                                                                                          • Fazi Battaglia Passerina IGT Marche, Italy

                                                                                            • Bottle£34.00
                                                                                          • Bodegas Verum Ulterior Albillo Real Parcela No.7 & 9 Spain

                                                                                            • Bottle£38.00
                                                                                          • Ixsir Altitudes White, Lebanon

                                                                                            • Bottle£40.00
                                                                                          • Joseph Drouhin Chablis, France

                                                                                            • Bottle£42.00

                                                                                          Rosé

                                                                                          • Il Sospiro Pinot Grigio Blush, Italy

                                                                                            • 175ml£9.25
                                                                                            • 375ml£18.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                          • Planeta Rosé Sicilia DOC Italy

                                                                                            • 175ml£8.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£16.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£32.00
                                                                                          • Château Léoube Organic Rosé, France

                                                                                            • 175ml£10.25
                                                                                            • 375ml£20.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£39.00

                                                                                          Red

                                                                                          • Care Tinto Sobre Lias, Spain

                                                                                            • 175ml£6.00
                                                                                            • 375ml£11.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£22.00
                                                                                          • Boheme Primitivo Salento, Italy

                                                                                            • 175ml£6.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£12.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£24.00
                                                                                          • Ramón Bilbao Rioja Crianza, Spain

                                                                                            • 175ml£7.25
                                                                                            • 375ml£14.00
                                                                                            • Bottle£27.00
                                                                                          • Trapiche Melodias Malbec, Argentina

                                                                                            • 175ml£7.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£14.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£28.00
                                                                                          • Les Mougeottes Pinot Noir, France

                                                                                            • 175ml£7.50
                                                                                            • 375ml£14.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£28.00
                                                                                          • Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa

                                                                                            • 175ml£8.00
                                                                                            • 375ml£15.50
                                                                                            • Bottle£30.00
                                                                                          • Quinta Do Crasto Douro Red, Portugal

                                                                                            • Bottle£32.00
                                                                                          • Château Villegeorge L'Étoile de Villegeorge, France

                                                                                            • Bottle£34.00
                                                                                          • Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah USA

                                                                                            • Bottle£37.00
                                                                                          • Santadi Cannonau di Sardegna Noras, Italy

                                                                                            • Bottle£38.00
                                                                                          • Ixsir Altitudes Red, Lebanon

                                                                                            • Bottle£40.00

                                                                                          Natural / Minimal Intervention

                                                                                            Orange

                                                                                            • Verum Naranja Orange, Spain

                                                                                              • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                            • Martín Códax Orange Wine Albariño, Spain

                                                                                              • Bottle£40.00

                                                                                            White

                                                                                            • Vins Petxina Celler 9+ Blanc Vi Natural White Organic, Spain

                                                                                              • Bottle£35.00
                                                                                            • Ottella Back to Silence Lugana, Italy

                                                                                              • Bottle£40.00
                                                                                            • Erich Machherndl Pulp Fiction No.8 Green Label Organic, Austria

                                                                                              • Bottle£42.00

                                                                                            Red

                                                                                            • Vins Petxina Blanc Vi Natural Negre Organic, Spain

                                                                                              • Bottle£32.00
                                                                                            • Domaine Cazes Côtes du Roussillon Rouge 'John Wine', France

                                                                                              • Bottle£36.00
                                                                                            • Chaffey Bros Pax Æterna Grenache, Australia

                                                                                              • Bottle£40.00

                                                                                            Refuge Loves

                                                                                              White

                                                                                              • Ktima Kir-Yianni Assyrtiko, Greece

                                                                                                • Bottle£33.00
                                                                                              • Mesquida Mora Sincronia Blanc Organic, Spain

                                                                                                • Bottle£38.00

                                                                                              Red

                                                                                              • Ktima Kir-Yianni Kali Riza Xinomavro Vieilles Vignes PDO Amyndeon, Greece

                                                                                                • Bottle£39.00
                                                                                              • Casa Valduga Terroir Cabernet Franc, Brazil

                                                                                                • Bottle£42.00
                                                                                              • Kadarka 17 Sauska, Hungary

                                                                                                • Bottle£45.00

                                                                                              Last updated: March 17, 2022

                                                                                              What 636 people are saying

                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                              4.5
                                                                                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                              • 4.5Food
                                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                              • 4.2Value

                                                                                              NoiseEnergetic

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                                                                                              • Manchester/Greater Manchester

                                                                                                Good for Groups

                                                                                              • Manchester

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                                                                                              1. TG

                                                                                                TatianaG

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Lovely restaurant that i think is so underrated. Food was incredible

                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                Lancashire

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Food and service outstanding and stunning interior

                                                                                              3. BC

                                                                                                BarryC

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Booking was really straight forward. Arrived early and had a couple of drinks. Great atmosphere created by the impressive building, decor and a DJ playing a range of excellent stuff. Bar staff were all friendly and helpful. Small sharing plates of food were very tasty if a little pricey. All in all, a great early summers afternoon celebrating our anniversary. Cheers.

                                                                                              4. OT

                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                Hampshire

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Everyone we met were delightful and exceptional service etc

                                                                                              5. G

                                                                                                Gareth

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                Gap of 20 minutes between partner being served their food and my own food being served (one of which was frozen chips). Partner has a food allergy - those with allergies are poorly catered for (their matrix doesn’t really detail plates just single words). When my food arrived it was warm, not hot, chips are frozen. The dining room is beautiful, such a shame they’ve chosen style over substance.

                                                                                              6. TG

                                                                                                TanyaG

                                                                                                Yorkshire

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                Great building and atmosphere. Food is nice but the service really lets it down. We were treated as an inconvenience. Menu’s snatched from us when we didn’t want a dessert, ignored and our menu questions were treated as though we shouldn’t be asking

                                                                                              7. HT

                                                                                                HannahT

                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Staff were amazing and very helpful. Food was delicious

                                                                                              8. SW

                                                                                                SiobhanW

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great service and delicious wholesome food. Fabulous historic building too.

                                                                                              9. MR

                                                                                                MarkR

                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Excellent roast sharing platter, friendly staff and beautiful venue. Music just at the tipping point from being comfortable for a restaurant to turned up too loud

                                                                                              10. C

                                                                                                Carrie

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                The Sunday roast sharing platter is heaven on a plate! We enjoyed every single mouthful and my teenage sons who usually are never full, were fully satisfied and did not want desserts - which is unheard of for them. We will be back soon :)

                                                                                              11. LT

                                                                                                LolT

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                The perfect spot for Sunday lunch! Staff are amazing

                                                                                              12. RS

                                                                                                RichardsonS

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Food and drinks outstanding. Expensive but it’s worth it because the food is definitely up to standard!

                                                                                              13. JH

                                                                                                JuliaH

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Lovely food, full of flavour and with great veggie choices. Excellent service and great surroundings - really enjoyed our meal.

                                                                                              14. JJ

                                                                                                JJamesE

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Fantastic Food, highly recommend to anyone. The staff were brilliant and very attentive. Lovely place

                                                                                              15. L

                                                                                                Lisa

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Lovely small plates for sharing, we had about 3 dishes each

                                                                                              16. JS

                                                                                                JolantaS

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                Lovely place & fantastic service. However some of the plates of food (burrata) were not of the usual high quality standard & another dish (lamb) was poor. I noticed on another table that it was altogether abandoned by other diners. Not sure if cookery skills or savings are to blame but def needs to be sorted out.

                                                                                              17. HF

                                                                                                HelenaF

                                                                                                Kent

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Cant wait to go back. Food was lovely, staff were excellent. The hotel is Stunning.

                                                                                              18. L

                                                                                                Liam

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                Some dishes were good like the pork belly but others were sub Apr. Muscles were gritty so hadn't been cleaned properly and the shawarma has been shrunk considerably yet ramained the same price

                                                                                              19. H

                                                                                                Harry

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                                                                We are in the main restaurant not the bar. Service was great, server understood all menus and gave recommendations. Long wait from starter to main, apology was free drinks but that came with plastic in the ice. Chicken was underwhelming, chips were raw. The venue is beautiful. Worth a looksee but after a lovely stay previously at Kimpton adjoining the Refuge it was very underwhelming.

                                                                                              20. TM

                                                                                                TonyM

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Food was absolutely gorgeous and tasty, if I was being critical, food could of done with being slightly warmer, but other than that, staff, place itself was spot on

                                                                                              21. KC

                                                                                                KellyC

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                This is the second time I have had a Sunday lunch in The Refuge. The whole building is just stunning with a great atmosphere. We had booked but on arrival we couldn’t find a member of staff to book us in so we just wondered around until someone helped us. We ordered drinks which were slow to arrive. The food was delicious, we shared a roast platter but unfortunately, like the first time, there were no stuffing balls left! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Overall it was a good meal in a fabulous place.

                                                                                              22. B

                                                                                                Belle

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                We were sat through to a table that had to be pulled apart to make it for two instead of four, despite there being two booths for two available and other tables set for two with i. The restaurant. We were put next to a vent that was blowing out freezing cold air, So much so we moved along a little and I put my coat back on. After having no one come and take our order after 20 minutes I walked back over to the girl on the front desk of the restaurant to ask if we needed to order at the bar. She asked if we had been sat through to a table to which I replied, yes, you sat us through. She said she would send a waiter over, after 5minutes she came over to take our order. We had decided to have the sharing roast platter with some stuffing balls. We were told there were no stuffing balls. So we asked for broccoli, we were told again this was unavailable. We also ordered two coke zeros. After about 10mins another waiter came over to us with some water and informed us that they had run out of Coke Zero and would Diet Coke be ok. We said this was fine. Two 200ml diet cokes arrived, the menu stated they were 330ml. When our food arrived it was cold. We were so hungry we just wanted to eat and leave. The roast beef was inedible and it was barely a ‘roast’ dinner with only two tiny carrots and some cabbage drowned in gravy. The bill came and we had been charged £3 each for the 200ml diet cokes. Extremely disappointed in all aspects of the visit.

                                                                                              23. ET

                                                                                                EmmaT

                                                                                                London

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                Fabulous building. Great atmosphere as soon as we walked in. Friendly staff, but the food took a long time to come out. We waited for over half an hour from one plate to the next. That said, food was delicious and I would definitely go back and recommend.

                                                                                              24. RI

                                                                                                RemaI

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                Lovely ambience, dog friendly, great service, friendly staff, good food and reasonably priced. Would go there again.

                                                                                              25. MW

                                                                                                MeganW

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                Beautiful venue and great drinks and service. The food was super average. Everything was pretty heavily salted and overall just not as good as it sounds on the menu.

                                                                                                The Restaurant at The RefugeResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                Thank you for your review and feedback Megan, we always welcome guidance on how to improve our guest experience. We're are thrilled you enjoyed the ambience, drinks and service, but we do apologise for falling short on your expectations of the food! We have passed your comments onto the kitchen team and we do hope to see you again in the future.

                                                                                              26. PK

                                                                                                PaulaK

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                An excellent dining experience! The food, service and ambiance was sublime. Really enjoyed the whole time there. My only request would be a better explanation of what the dishes actually are on the menu.

                                                                                              27. A

                                                                                                Anya

                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Always a great meal at The Refuge. Beautiful setting, great food, friendly service.

                                                                                              28. S

                                                                                                Sunday

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                Outstanding restaurant I would recommend the Sunday Roast Platter for two, it was very scrumptious. We will be visiting again. Thank You

                                                                                              29. DK

                                                                                                DanielK

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                The food was a big let down. The roast dinner for 2 meat portions were so small. The food was also served tepid and cold. Considering we've been trying to dine here for ages was a big disappointment. The staff are very good extremely attentive and polite.

                                                                                                The Restaurant at The RefugeResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                Thank you for your feedback Daniel, we appreciate all the reviews we get as they help us strive for better customer experience. We're sorry to hear you thought our platter portions were small, we usually get many comments on how our guests can't finish it all! We have passed on your comments to the kitchen to improve our Sunday Roast offering, we hope you come give us another chance some time soon.

                                                                                              30. H

                                                                                                maxH

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great food and location, probably the best Sunday roast I’ve had. Will visit again

                                                                                                The Restaurant at The RefugeResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                Thank you for the review Max, we really appreciate it! We hope to welcome you back soon.

                                                                                              31. OT

                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Great value for money, beautiful building and ambience, service was outstanding and they’re even dog friendly. We will definitely be returning

                                                                                              32. ND

                                                                                                NormaD

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                First visit, won't be the last. Huge place, bar area, eating area and relaxing area. Had to Google some of the food on menu 😂 but wow, just amazing. Will definitely return.

                                                                                              33. MB

                                                                                                MichaellaB

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Gorgeous food in a lovely setting. Came for my birthday and was not disappointed

                                                                                                The Restaurant at The RefugeResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                Thank you for the review Michaella, we really appreciate it! We hope to welcome you back soon.

                                                                                              34. WP

                                                                                                WendyP

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                Perfect. I just love the refuge! Great food and the DJ on Saturday afternoon was fab.

                                                                                              35. BG

                                                                                                BenG

                                                                                                London

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                A good meal with a cool ambiance. Lots of tasty sharing plates.

                                                                                                The Restaurant at The RefugeResponded on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                Thank you for the review Ben, we really appreciate it! We hope to welcome you back soon.

                                                                                              36. PG

                                                                                                PennyG

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant is lovely and the atmosphere on the loud side. Loved the food and wine.

                                                                                              37. GP

                                                                                                GarethP

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                What a lovely setting for a business lunch. Lovely high ceilings, great ambience, lovely food and quality service Keep it up

                                                                                              38. C

                                                                                                Ceebeeby

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                9 reviews

                                                                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                New menu since I was last there and it did not disappoint! Loved the pork belly but the lamb shawarma and Jacob's ladder short rib were also really lovely.

                                                                                              39. RR

                                                                                                RoseanneR

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                The food was amazing, the service was amazing. I can't fault anything about it.

                                                                                              40. KK

                                                                                                KellyK

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                Good food will come again, recommend the beef Sunday lunch, the beef was divine, melt in the mouth

                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                                                              • Protective equipment

                                                                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                                                              Google Map for The Restaurant at The Refuge

                                                                                              Oxford Street Manchester, M60 7HA

                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                Whitworth Street and Oxford Street

                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                Manchester

                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                Casual Dress

                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                NCP, Manchester PalaceEuro Car Parks, Pritchard Street

                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                Two-minute walk from Oxford Road Station. 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly & Manchester Victoria.

                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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