WOOD Manchester

4.8
463 reviews
£41 and over
British
The concept of WOOD Manchester is a tasting menu of unintimidating high end dining. From MasterChef Champion 2015 Simon Wood, we bring together passion, creativity with powerful flavours – delivered with playful authenticity.
Seasonal inspiration can be found throughout our Tasting Menu experience.
Maximum party size of six guests.
WOOD Manchester is somewhere you can enjoy a stylish relaxed dining experience.
Our tasting menu may take up to around 3.5 hours.
We aim to offer modern interpretations on traditional flavours focusing on simplicity & purity.
All bookings cancelled on the day will be subject to the full menu charge per person.
Bookings cancelled up to 48 hours before the date of the reservation will be subject to a £50 charge per person.
We cannot cater for a Vegan or Dairy Free Menu.
We do not offer a children's menu, but if they are over the age of 8 and willing to try the menu they are more than welcome to join.

Support WOOD Manchester during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 463 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.8
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4.5
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JaneF
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Made to feel so welcome. All staff do knowledgable about every course.
Just had the best night. Food was fabulous. Highly recommend

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Annie
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We took advantage of a January offer to try out Wood and we were not disappointed. Our meal was excellent value - proper fine dining with attentive but never overwhelming service. Overall the food was very good but a couple of dishes could have handled a bit more intensity of flavour. Just how I love to eat many small portions served over an extended period of time. Would definitely go again.

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Wimmy
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Wood and all expectations were exceeded. Words cannot describe the tastes experienced here. I can only describe the tastes with sounds that should only be heard in the bedroom. We will be returning

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Victoria1901
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and service as usual. Had a fantastic time, would highly recommend

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SamuelK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from the warm welcome through to the beautifully prepared food. Very attentive staff without being too fussy. Overall a fantastic restaurant and highly recommended.

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Manchester
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb experience! Felt a little lightheaded when the bill arrived. But well worth it

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AshleyD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my partner here as a birthday treat and we weren't disappointed. The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious! We have been to many Michelin starred restaurants in the UK and I'd definitely rate Wood more highly over a couple of those!
We finished off with cheese heaven at Homage. The staff were attentive and very friendly, and the surroundings were informal and relaxed. Mr Wood made several appearances throughout our meal. We will definitely be back here! 5/5

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JoshC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service by our waitress Payton and all the other service staff.

Was amazing to sit so close to the pass and see food being prepared.

Ham, egg and Chips and Suckling pig are highlights and really showed just how good food can be!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening in the very competent hands of Johnathon who looked after us with great knowledge and efficiency.

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vipColinD
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience. Dining time needs to be 2.5 hrs max, this can be delivered, whist still providing the same customer experience. Not for regular dining, probably 3/6 monthly or S.Es. 12.5% service charge too high based on £ value. Enjoyed the E2E experience & QoS excellent. Well done all. Bit cold in venue at times. Thanks again!

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PatrickK
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you, we really enjoyed the evening with you.

JJ
JayneJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an experience!! The food was exceptional, the tasting menu was just perfect.

The staff were so attentive, nothing was too much trouble and James the sommelier, was amazing with his vast knowledge of every wine.

I would definitely recommend this very special restaurant for a special occasion, or for any occasion actually!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service… thoroughly impressed

LJ
LucyJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine, seasonal paired wines were incredible and relaxed accommodating staff!

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Petals
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, attentive staff, great value. Will definitely be back soon.

RF
RichardF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delectable food set in a great ambiance with attentive staff which all contributed to another lovely meal at Wood.

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AmyNib
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was second to none, would definitely recommend.

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Lemony
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food. Some really unique and lovely delicious dishes. Service was great and wine was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The taster menu was excellent. The sommelier knew his grapes and told us about the wine with such confidence and told it like a story. All the waiters were great explaining each course with a confident knowledge. All in all a brilliant night out

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JWWR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night had, very friendly welcoming staff on entering and carried on throughout our experience. the food was excellent and its nice to see a good wine/champagne list that is very reasonable and caterers for everyones budget. Will be returning for sure. If you like being looked after with great food and ambiance then its a must try 👍👍 well done team Woods.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous night at Wood enjoying the tasting menu. The food was superb, beautifully presented and delicious, with some really interesting dishes.
The service was spot on - the staff were knowledgable and attentive, they were so warm and friendly without being overbearing.
We really enjoyed the seasonal wine flight and enjoyed chatting to the sommelier about the different choices.
We can’t wait to go again!

KR
KateR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning lunch, our third visit and it gets better every time.
The ambience is great, absolutely love the background music.
The greeting is very warm, staff are excellent, taking time to speak to us.
The food is sublime, the last course, suckling pig was Devine.
We enjoyed the wine pairing, all wines were excellent and Charlie was fabulous too and James. Our host Jonathan was lovely and remembered us from last time which we thought was really nice.
Well done Simon you’ve got something really special.
Can’t wait to return and also visit Homage for the cheese

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MikeMc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was mine and my wife's 1st experience of wood and my god! It certainly won't be our last. From the initial communications to the moment we walked out the door we were treated like guest in their house. We were there for my wife's birthday and it did not dissapoint.

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josieh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and a service that was exceptional. Fantastic value too with your January offer. Can’t wait to return.

KW
KateW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our 7 course lunch tasting menu. The food was delicious, presentation was perfect and excellent service from all of the staff

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RaysonW
Munich
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Tiny portions, over complicated food
The quality is very good though
Get back to a more basic offering
With bigger portions please
Desert for example was tiny

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AnneM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Brilliant service. Well done everyone at Wood.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful meal, first visit to this establishment, thoroughly enjoyable from the amuse bouche through to the final dessert (well actually we had the cheese to finish !) lovely attentive service from Ella, and Charlie who gave a wonderful description of each of the wines on the seasonal menu. Would recommend as a treat for anyone visiting (or living in ) Manchester. Thanks Tim & Linda

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Mancwizzard
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food,service & ambience all excellent.Have eaten here many times & never been disappointed.Added bonus upon arrival tonight :we were informed that a 2 for 1 offer was in place.Keep up this standard & a Michelin star will be well deserved.

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DavidH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent sharing menu with well paired unusual wines

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Ekaterina
Qatar
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food and great service, unfortunately didn’t feel at ease as all the personnel were not wearing masks, while we are in the midst of a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year Eve Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing.
Beyond excellent!!!!!

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MichaelH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Great night great service thanks

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WoodyAtWood
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is one of the finest we have experienced. It is up there with some of the finest in the country. Easily as good or better than some of the Michelin houses.
Flavour combinations and elements are wizardry , the meal experience is exceptional and the service is impeccable. We have been to Wood many times and will continue to do so.

KM
KathM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this amazing restaurant. Whole experience was brilliant from walking through the door to eating the outstanding fine dining food. Made my birthday treat so special 😀will definitely return.

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Aimee
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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TomN
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner experience at Wood. We had the full tasting menu with both classic and season wine pairing which were both exceptional. High-quality fine dining dishes, impeccable service and a lovely atmosphere. We were very well looked after by Charlie on wine duty and James the GM. Will definitely be back again.

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StephenC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tasting menu is extravaganza on eclectic, crafted delicious tastes and flavours

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FrancescaK
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sublime food, the service was attentive but relaxed. The atmosphere and music was soothing but plentiful. The wait between courses was just right, we weren't rushed. The attention to detail in the food and the service was impeccable! We hope to be returning soon!

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seanf
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent, from the quality of the ingredients to the knowledge of the staff. We Will be definitely returning in the new year.. .

FAQs

WOOD Manchester is rated 4.8 stars by 463 OpenTable diners.

WOOD Manchester does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://woodmanchester.giftpro.co.uk/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.