The Anthologist One St Peter's Square

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48 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Overlooking St Peter's Square, The Anthologist boasts an unrivaled setting right in the heart of Manchester. The Anthologist at One St Peter's Square will offer an everyday escape all-year round.
From quick catch-ups over freshly ground coffee to relaxing after work cocktails in one of our many gorgeous spaces, sit back and relax and we'll take care of the rest.

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What 48 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Neale
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere service and food. Fish pie and fish and chips were amazing.

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MathB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good restaurant! The staff is incredibly nice and the food is good, both in quality and in value. The location is lovely but the noise is a bit much

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Steak wasn’t cooked had to send it back ‘ there was a jug of water on the table which was from the previous people & was poured into my glass

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EmmyN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for eating out. The food was amazing Beyond my expectations I’d definitely back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
22 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Yet again fantastic service and good food on a convivial atmosphere.

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JulieC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous atmosphere for early on Friday evening. Very attentive and helpful waitresses. Excellent food. Noise levels high, but it was probably the busiest time of the week &, as requested in the booking, we were shown to one of the quietest tables. Recommended!

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PatT
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First time dining here. We were going to the theatre so good to see a pre-theatre menu which was good value. Service good and efficient, even though our waitress mentioned it was her first day at the job, she was professional, had a good manner and checked we had everything we needed. All in all, a good first experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

First time to eat with you good atmosphere and delicious food but it was served really quickly from giving our order the starters arrived with 5 mins followed very quickly with the mains so felt rushed and over too soon not exactly making a night of it !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
22 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect place for a meal before a show at the Palace theatre. Great service and very friendly staff.

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Zekiel01
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked a table here for 2 on Saturday at 8PM, was seated very quickly and had a good selection of food that was available. We both went for chicken breast and was served very quickly! The chestnut sauce that came with it was absolutely beautiful and I would definitely recommend it😍 shame about their was no brownie available to have otherwise I would of ordered it but again I would come back again!

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks Zekiel01 for your 5 star review - it means a lot to hear good feedback and we'll pass the message on to all the team here at The Anthologist. We hope to see you very soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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CynthiaM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit but will book again had a very good experience

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PhoebeL
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great service

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TraceyH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellect service and food. Great relaxing atmosphere.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely menu - great atmosphere - not too noisy near the bar - a bit noisier near the entrance - lovely outside seating area - highly recommend it for pre theatre dining 👏👏👏

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viplizzielichfield
Derbyshire
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The food was nice (not brilliant but fine) however for a meal with friends it was far too loud. I didn’t realise there was no separation between bar and restaurant area so too noisy to have a good conversation.
Better places to have a meal on a Saturday night - but the drinks looked great if that’s what you do fancy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great central location. Perfect Pre theatre dinner with friends. Really nice menu and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Guinea Fowl special was lovely! Great service & nice surroundings

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Sara
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great service good food but music too loud even at 5.30pm

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hi Sara, Thank you for your 4* review, I'm so pleased you enjoyed both the food and service. I apologise that you found the music too loud, I do hope this doesn't put you off from returning to us! Many Thanks Lucy

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Mandice
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Pleasant setting, inside & out. Food choice & quality excellent.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thanks for your feedback and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and you would recommend us. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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Arthurm
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the pre-theatre experience. The atmosphere was lively, staff were attentive. My wife’s food was good, my main course less so. The batter on the fish and chips was undercooked and soggy which spoilt the meal. Overall though a good time.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 1 July 2019

Hi Arthurm, Thank you for leaving your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your pre-theatre experience. I'm sorry to hear that our fish and chips wasn't up to our usual standards. We do hope this hasn't put you off visiting us again. We hope to see you soon Many Thanks Lucy

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HeleneE
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There was a great selection of food and very diverse. Excellent.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 1 July 2019

Hi Helene, Thank you so much for your 5* review and your lovely comments. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Out of town guest

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you so much for your 5* review, we hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks The Anthologist x

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming place with a lovely chatty ambience and chilled background music. Seated quickly and served at the right pace for 3 course meal. Lovely open kitchen; food was very tasty and good range for vegetarians. Will return

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased your enjoyed your whole experience at The Anthologist, we hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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PatriciaM
Manchester
21 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very eager to please and we had great service. Very nice place. Will go again.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 12 June 2019

Hi Patricia, Thank you for your super lovely review of The Anthologist Manchester, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and everything was up to standard! We can't welcome to see you again very soon :) Many Thanks Lucy

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vipLManchester
Manchester
39 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Met a friend here for pre-theatre concert meal. We chose from the pre-theatre menu, which had a great variety of choices for carnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarian/vegans alike. This menu is also very well priced. We were attentively serviced by friendly waiting staff. Would definitely go again. Thanks to all the Anthologist and Drake & Morgan staff.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review of your recent visit! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and will be sure to pass on your feedback to all the staff. We hope to see you again very soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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CharlesK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was full of colour and had a nice relaxed feel. Being a Monday evening it was quiet but chilled. Beautiful decor I must say and most comfortable. The food was ok and service prompt. I had grilled swordfish on a bed of mango salad. It was a little overdone. All in very tasty. Would I recommend? Yes probably.

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AnnieH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very pretty and very good food and drinks so I recommend a visit. My only qualms were how loud it was (you did have to shout over the table) and it was a bit of a struggle to find a waiter to pay the bill but it will have felt worse as we were in a hurry. Overall, great place I'll go back again!

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Annie, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased to hear that you would recommend us! I am sorry you found it a bit loud, we do get a little busy on an evening and weekend! We do hope to see you again soon! Many Thanks Lucy

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BarbaraW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The non-alcoholic drink I ordered was virtually tasteless. The restaurant was far too noisy for us - the combination of an eating area and a bar area probably contributed to the high noise level. The fish pie I ordered lacked seasoning. We had to wait 45 minutes before our starter arrived which is unacceptable as the restaurant at that particular time wasn't busy. Overall a disappointing experience.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 10 April 2019

Hi Barbara, Thank you for leaving your feedback on your most recent visit to The Anthologist. I am disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy you experience with us. I am keen to investigate your visit further, if you would like to drop your contact details on an email to lucy.wood@drake-morgan.co.uk Many Thanks Lucy

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AnonymousAnt
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The shell in the korean steak taco was quite stale and ruined the whole taste of it.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi Ant, Thank you for leaving your review. I'm sorry to hear that your steak taco wasn't up to our usual standards. If you would like to discuss your experience in further detail feel free to drop me an email at lucy.wood@drake-morgan.co.uk Many Thanks Lucy

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vipSteveS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The bar was very noisy but that was to be expected for early Friday evening. The service & food were both very good. I’d highly recommend the menu.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi Steve Thank you for your lovely words. We love hearing back from our customers, and yes we can get quite lively on a Friday. I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Jo

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CarolW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service and with a smile. the staff could not do enough for us. the menu was limited but very impressive and for the price just amazing.

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 26 March 2019

Hi Carol Thank you so much for your kind words. The time will be delighted to hear your feedback. I really do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Jo

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JacquelineS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Nice ambience and good value for money.

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PaulE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely top notch in all area's good value to the money. The waitress was friendly and very professional 5 star

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DanW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Fairly standard bar menu, (pre?) cooked very quickly. Service was fine. Relatively pricey for what you get. Comfortable/ clean modern spacious bar and seating.

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DaveG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was our first visit and we enjoyed it. The service was good and so was the food. The only negative was the "music". I like dance music but when you can only hear the baseline, it becomes somewhat tedious and then annoying.

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NickB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Too noisy for a comfortable dining experience, more like a bar than a restaurant

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Paul2408
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Dinner before theatre so needed quick service,good food and wine. All met

The Anthologist One St Peter's Square
Responded on 7 February 2019

Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again very soon! Kind regards Lucy

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AncaP
Manchester
1 review