Albert's Shed

4.6
4152 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Reopening in December 2021 with a brand new look! Albert’s Shed is a stylish city centre restaurant with the advantage of a location at the centre of the Castlefield canal basin.
The restaurant has ample car parking and provides a picturesque environment for dining out with friends, family or colleagues.
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Lulu
Manchester
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The falafel starter was incredibly salty and didn't come with pitta, unlike stated on the menu. The linguine, however, was amazingly tasty as was my husband's Malayan curry. Staff were incredible. Atmosphere was warm and alive. Apart from the very disappointing starter, I'd possibly go again.

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justineh
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went for lunch the portions were perfect for lunch time and the food was generally ok. The service was a bit chaotic with a starter missing and 2 steaks mixed up for the main. Probably would not return

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DianeW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked for family celebration for graduation. Great menu and plenty of choice for pescatarian , vegetarians and meat eaters. Particularly impressed with our waiter who made very helpful suggestions with menu choices. Thank you

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Chrissy
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit back to Alberts Shed since it reopened Dec 2021. Missed the place, food still good and tasty, atmosphere relaxed and laidback. Melissa who served us was very friendly and polite, she seemed to be relaxed and organised looking after the customers. Good January special menu. Look forward to visiting again soon

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Superdave
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Nice to go back to Albert's after the refurbishment and some old friends on the lunch menu Holly the waitress was lovely the afternoon's lunch was excellent as was the house wine a change from what was on the wine list very nice

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SteveH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress (Holly) was superb and handled our many requests with with professionalism and enthusiasm. She added much positivity to a lovely occasion. I hope she is there to look after us again and again. The food, as ever, was wonderful with a rich selection of both gorgeous food and drink. The restaurant was presented impeccably as always.
Well done Alberts Shed 👍👍👍

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Jules21
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening with family. A bit slow to get us seated but after that we could not fault the service. The food was Albert's usual high quality and there was a good atmosphere. It was nice to see a restaurant that was buzzing during these difficult times.

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abbo
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall we had a nice time at the restaurant the only quibble we had is regarding the drink service, drinks order was taken and did not arrive before food was served and we also had to prompt for the drink order on a few occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very rude front of house meet by a very ignorant josh who to be honest probably the worst experience trying to spend £150 in my life, don’t bother your money will spend anywhere

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the 2 course for £14
50 and dessert. I was very happy with my meal and service. The restaurant is lovely since it's been refurbished

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RebeccaM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great family catch up in fabulous surroundings with lovely food.
The service was good but a little short staffed however this did not spoil anything at all

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StephO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and lovely food, the team were super friendly

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since reopening continue to be one of a favourite place to eat highly recommend.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,. Staff very friendly and polite. Food top quality. Had an amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve: I couldn’t ask more. Really nice atmosphere. A brilliant singer, a very attentive waiter, beautiful food made all the experience very enjoyable. I really recommend the venue for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve early dinner , food and service excellent, lovely live singer creating a great atmosphere. Really enjoyable night.

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LorraineL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE at alberts shed was amazing, service and attention to detail second to none. The food was delicious everything was cooked to perfection, we weren’t rushed to our next course and the time between courses was just right. We didn’t have to wait for drinks at all and the order was always right.
Staff were pleasant and helpful nothing was too much trouble.
I was also extremely impressed that the staff were aware of prior conversations regarding our evening that had taken place the day before and came over to acknowledge this without me having to explain.
Well done Alberts you were exceptional thank you.

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NeilB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service fantastic and food fantastic bar the lack of vegetables on the main course..

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent customer service & great value for money

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LH43
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so nice to come back after nearly two years. Really missed the place and the food was as tasty as all ways.

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m00nigan
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Visited the restaurant with family early evening. We had all looked at the menu online prior to arriving and had pretty much decided what we would eat. When we arrived the restaurant was very quiet, but we were OK with this. We sat down and were told that pizzas were unavailable along with the scallop starter. This was a disappointment as my son had wanted both these items.

Highlights
- The goats cheese salad (starter) was delicious
- The rosemary focaccia was really nice and light
- The Malayan chicken was really nicely cooked.
- The haddock risotto was nicely cooked but would have benefited from something like asparagus to give it a different texture.

Not so good
- The mushroom and tarragon soup was an intense meaty mushroom soup but there was absolutely no tarragon whatsoever. Even some chopped and stirred through before serving would have added some freshness.
- The pan roasted cod and Malayan chicken uses exactly the same sauce which is a creamy, coconut and turmeric based sauce. Needed more spice/heat.

The service was excellent but overall we came away slightly disappointed.

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EleanorD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great prices (especially the lunch menu!) and friendly helpful staff. Will be back again!

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HayleyW
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & even better table service. Great meal

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AlanJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to see Albert’s shed open again in castle field .. always one of my go to restaurants in Manchester. Nice to see the interior has had a refresh.. nice relaxing colours and comfy seats. Staff as always very attentive but not overly so. Set lunch menu is really good value with a good choice of dishes. Can’t recommend it enough

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Brooky
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was amazing. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from the team tonight. Thank you. Only criticism was my meal was missing an item

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AnnetteH
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely from start to finish excellent service and value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Birthday and Christmas celebration, arrived and they stated that due to staff shortages they were closing after we left. Only 1 other table being served in the restaurant, staff were cleaning and clearing away. Many of the items on the menu unavailable!!!
Not a good atmosphere or pre Christmas experience for us …..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Came last week however the atmosphere was our as it was empty due to bloody Covid scaremongering again! Surprised you made any profit because of Covid. Food lovely though! Bravo

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NickS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was mixed, wine list and drinks service was very limited.
Food was very average, over cooked steaks and a very disappointing chowder put a damper on our evening.

We have been here before and in the past everything was good, hopefully this visit was a blip and they can improve

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive, pleasant staff who couldn't do enough for us. Lovely place to visit for a special occasion.

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LorraineP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely anniversary dinner

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ChrisM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad that Albert’s Shed has reopened. We have been there 3 times in the last few weeks to celebrate Christmas with various friends and family.
Fantastic food, service and surroundings. What more can you ask for?
Hopefully there will be no more Lockdowns and this lovely restaurant will thrive.
Merry Christmas to all the team there and thanks for all your hard work.

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EvaD
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal in Albert’s last night! A huge well done to the team as they short staffed with staff isolating and they didn’t let it affect the service!! You guys are superheroes!

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JoanneG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Friendly helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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PaulH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really relaxed, but safe space and the food and staff were excellent well done all involved in making our visit an enjoyable one.

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere & very festive. Can’t wait to come back.

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TinaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Glad they’re back open. Enjoyable night and wonderful food

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Danielle
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience, food was highly disapointing, drink order took ages, so much so our starter arrived before our first drinks.
The waiter never asked if everything was ok with our food, which it wasnt.
We much prefer alberts worsley & will not be dining at alberts castlefield ever again.
It has just reopend & teething problems are understandable & to be expected.
However our experience fell well below those slight reopening blunders that could be acceptable.
Terrible customer service & poor food quality.

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AlexM
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great. Food was good and the wine list impressive for a venue such as this. Bit of Christmas noise but that added to the atmosphere. Will absolutely be going again.

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Albert's Shed is rated 4.6 stars by 4152 OpenTable diners.

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.