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Albert's Shed

20 Castle Street | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4LZ, England
+44 161 839 9818
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 Castle Street | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4LZ, England
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Clean modern dining room,busy for a Wednesday. A bit of a delay getting drinks but as I said it was busy with 2 large parties. The menu is is not huge but you would need to be over fussy to not be satisfied. Quality &...More

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank rolyrat123
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The lunchtime deal of £10.95 for 2 courses which is offered for lunch, well most of the afternoon is as always excellent. Not a huge choice but something for everyone and always great quality and service.

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Heard a lot about Albert's Shed so visited on a Sunday evening. Everything was OK to good but no special "wow" factor. Staff friendly & attentive, starter of shredded/potted duck was very bland but main of smoked haddock risotto was excellent. All round good experience...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank LancashireVoyager
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Very nice food and the set menu was excellent value. Dined as a large group and there were no problems with service. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank C_2014
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We booked months in advance and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, wine and service. It was extremely busy but this did not affect anything. Our waitress was superb, the wine was reasonably price and the roast loin of venison was one of the best...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Chelly1972
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Heard and read a lot about this place. Overall was disappointed by the food and the experience. I have got to be honest I was expecting a more interesting menu.

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Sue E
Reviewed 26 July 2012

I went here for the first time with my family.. the service was outstanding... with very attentative and friendly staff.. and the food was lovely.. the portions are just right.. I thoroughly recommend the salmon and gruyere fishcake starter.. and the shoulder of lamb from...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank angelcake71
Reviewed 22 July 2012

This place was recommended very highly to us. We have been twice now, once in the early evening, and once at lunch time. The food is to die for! Best I have eaten in Manchester! Good wholesome home cooking. Tasty! This is out favourite eatery...More

Thank RoystonBling
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Went here for lunch as I was looking for somewhere reasonable for my birthday and overall thought it was ok. The staff on the day, very pleasant and catered for our every need. My highlight was the food being hot, had to blow it first,...More

Thank msdiesel
Reviewed 20 July 2012

First visit was for a lunch menu which was very good value for money 2nd time was for dinner and was left disappointed. Wine was corked and service was sloppy

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank MrandMrsStanley
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18 November 2018|
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Response from TopWorldTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - you are asking the wrong person. We are reviewers and nothing to do with the restaurant. You need to ask the management about their future expansion plans.
24 May 2018|
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Response from Caroline H | Reviewed this property |
Casual dress, jeans + T-shirt is fine. Wouldn’t recommend shorts! Quite a relaxed atmosphere there, but equally acceptable to get dressed up. Hope this helps.
Jacqui W
27 April 2018|
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Response from thebadger007 | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry about late reply just never saw your message yes it has a small car park right next to it but soon gets full but there are other places to park really near and free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Castle Street | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4LZ, England
  • Public Transportation: If arriving by train - we are a 2 minute walk from Deansgate train station and a short taxi ride from Piccadilly Station. If arriving by Metrolink - we are a 5 minute walk from G-Mex Metrolink station. If arriving by road we are very close to the end of both the M56 and M602. Look out for The Beetham Tower (Hilton Hotel)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 9818
  • E-mail
We are unashamedly a family business. Albert is the uncle of the owner, Jim Ramsbottom, and led the conversion of Dukes 92 in the early 90’s from the original canalside stable block to the Manchester food and drink institution it is today. Albert used to store his tools in the shed where they stayed until the plans for Albert’s Shed were formed. He agreed to move out of the shed to make way for the restaurant on the condition that we named the restaurant after his beloved shed! We have no such excuse for this restaurant, but we couldn’ t think of a better name. So Albert lives on…and why not?
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