About The Living Room - Manchester

80 Deansgate
Manchester, M3 2ER
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The Living Room Manchester offers ample space and facilities for any private occasion, from birthday parties, private dining and business meetings to wedding receptions and more.
Perfectly placed along Deansgate, The Living Room is one of Manchester's most revered Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
For groups of x7 guests or more, we need a redeemable deposit to make a reservation. (amounts vary with event/reservation type)

Due to demand, all reservations in the Xmas Period (21st Nov-24th Dec) will require a minimum redeemable deposit of £5pp. to confirm.
New Year's Eve reservations require full prepayment in advance for our Set Menu, details of which will be released nearer the time.

All deposits involved in reservations are strictly non-refundable in the event of cancellation or no-show.

For more information, and all reservation enquiries in general, please contact us on:

0161 832 0083

manchesterpa2@thelivingroom.co.uk

Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Global, International, Grill, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of operation:
Restaurant:
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 - 22:00;
Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 23:00.
*excluding bank holidays

Bar:
Monday - Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00;
Thursday & Sunday 11:00 - 01:00;
Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 02:00.
*excluding bank holidays

Cross street:
St Mary's Street

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
£26 to £40

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0161 832 0083

Website:
http://www.thelivingroom.co.uk/

Entertainment:
DJ every Friday and Saturday;
Saxophonist on Saturdays;
Live music! Saturday 7pm-9pm.

Parking Details:
Public car parks close by, The nearest being the NCP car park on Blackfriars Street.

Public Transport:
Rail: Victoria Station/Salford Central. A free bus runs from Piccadilly station until 7pm every day which stops directly outside The Living Room.

Executive Chef:
Rafal Margieski

Private Party Facilities:
The Living Room offers ample space and facilities for any private occasion, from birthday parties, private dining and business meetings to wedding receptions and more.

All functions can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

For more information on our private hire rooms and all reservation enquiries in general, please contact us on:

0161 832 0083

manchesterpa2@thelivingroom.co.uk

Private Party Contact:
Lewie Busby: 0161 832 0083

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Living Room offers ample space and facilities for any private occasion, from birthday parties, private dining and business meetings to wedding receptions and more.

All functions can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

For more information on our private hire rooms and all reservation enquiries in general, please contact us on:

0161 832 0083

manchesterpa2@thelivingroom.co.uk

The Living Room - Manchester Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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4.1

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Group Bookings (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Lunch (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
People Watching (21)
Brunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Casual (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (17)
Outstanding Value (13)
Cosy (12)
Live Music (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (8)
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Neighbourhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (6)
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Tasting Menu (5)
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 19 February 2017

Went here as stopped a few times for drinks, but never eaten here. We all ordered the Sunday dinner- food was excellent and reasonably priced. the staff were attentive and very helpful with menu choice - Will go again

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Myself and my husband visited the Manchester restaurant on Sat 20th Feb.We were really impressed with all aspects of our visit to the restaurant.We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and overall ambience in the restaurant.The service was fantastic too.The meal was great value for money too.I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone and hope to visit again soon.

Tags: Modern Decor, Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Food was great,great atmosphere.stayed late for music and drinks aswell.me and my missis had a great night.will be going again.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Live Music, Romantic, Dancing, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

We ate on Saturday tea time and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

We both had the Fish & Chips which were excellent.

Would definitely visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Staffordshire)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Lovely elegant decor. Service friendly and efficient. Food was lovely. We were a party of 5 having a pre MENA meal. To enhance the ambiance there was s fabulous pianist/singer playing while we ate. We all chose burgers which were delicious. Would definitely return. Would be nice to have drinks at the very spacious and elegant bar downstairs.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Modern Decor, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Me and my wife enjoy the food and the drying it was very nice

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

Popped in for dinner prior to an evening out and it was excellent. Good food, great service and fabulous recently renovated surroundings. A must if visiting Manchester.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Modern Decor, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Was there on Valentine's day and food and atmosphere was great just one minor issue was that the set menu offer said there's a glass of champagne included when in fact it was prosecco.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Went here for valentines with my boyfriend and was seated in a cosy booth with live music playing on the grand piano. there was rose petals and chocolates on the table😍 also amazing, friendly service! food was excellent and so were the cocktails! overall one of the best evenings i've ever had, and will definitely be returning again soon!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 February 2017

I came in on Valentine's day with my partner, when I booked the table I was asked if I wanted the ala carte menu or the Valentine's day set menu; I chose the Valentine's set menu. When we arrived we were given the ala carte menu and not even the choice of the set menu. The tables were not set up for Valentines either. Anyway, the food was gorgeous, the staff were lovely (although they seemed a bit pre-occupied at times with setting up for other valentines tables). I just started to feel like we were a hindrance for dining whilst the staff were setting up. If I knew that I had my first Valentines booking at a certain time, I would make sure that all the tables were ready for that first arrival. Sorry for sounding super negative; I still had a nice time.

Bradley

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 12 February 2017

I booked for my girl for early valentine day and she love it! She said " my man done really well" 👌

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Great food and cocktails (as always), fast and efficient service from polite, attentive staff, Francesca in particular. We dined in the upstairs dining room and really enjoyed the pianist, however the music from the lower bar area was a little loud for the time of night 9 O'clock.

One minor criticism is the low height of the seats at our table. I am five foot five but had to sit at the edge of my seat to enjoy food and drinks, it did get a little uncomfortable at times. Other than that I definitely recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Modern Decor
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 (Liverpool)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Great food and ambience. The Living Room simply delivers what you want.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Modern Decor
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Amazing I felt like a queen for the night! Food was outstanding and it is such a special place with a magic atmosphere.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Amazing service, was looked after from start to finish

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Everything was perfect lovely food and delicious cocktails, friendly staff with excellent service! Really enjoyed our afternoon at Living Room Manchester

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Really enjoyed the food. Especially the prawn starter.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 February 2017

I love this place and the food is just cooked to perfection!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Dancing, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Family Style, Modern Decor
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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Food was awesome. Liked the redecoration and atmosphere was buzzing. Evening slightly spoiled by Piano singer screeching far too loudly to the extent that you couldn't hear the waitress or the person next to you. Someone playing a Grand piano adds to the occasion but no need for the singer to be so loud - turn the microphone down and focus on the piano playing rather than average singing.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 31 January 2017

Ive been going to the Living room for years, but recently they have updated the interior and upstairs area. It is very pleasant and the food is far better than what they charge. Would 100% recommend to anyone.

Tags: Modern Decor
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 29 January 2017

We had dinner on the 29th January and the steaks we both had were cooked exactly as ordered and were nice and tender. The refurbishment has been done to a very high standard with tasteful decor. Would certainly recommend a visit. The service was very good by the waiter called Harry.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 29 January 2017

I enjoyed my sunday lunch

food- lovely

staff- very helpful

Tags: Casual, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 29 January 2017

Really enjoyed our meal service was fab by a young lady Doni I think her name was ,she was very friendly and made a fuss of my freind as it was her birthday would definitely be returning on our next visit to Manchester

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Family Style, Casual, Good for Groups, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Had to send the steaks back, ordered rare but were well done. Table was booked for 9, didnt get food until 1045. Waitress was lovely.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Served and seated in time. Very professional staff, but welcoming also. The waitress offered her options and thoughts on the food. She also was dealing with a difficult customer next to our table who complained about her steak. She acted professional at all times. Brunette girl with glasses. 10/10 well done

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 28 January 2017

The service was superb from arrival to departure

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Service started of half arsed but once the girl took over my table she restored my faith. Staff finish getting ready in full view of customers and stand and drink. I know it's not upper class but in my opinion there's a minimum standard all restaurants should follow. Food was good, and that's what I went for.

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value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 27 January 2017

Amazing food. Amazing atmosphere. Not the cheapest place but well worth every penny.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Modern Decor, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Lancashire)·Dined on 22 January 2017

Excellent menu option, good value for money with a very pleasant ambience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Shocking service, shame as seems a great place, ordered starter and mains at the same time as service so so slow, 1hr and 30 mins later mains were brought out and some were cold, asked to speak to manager who stated he was in kitchen at time our order went through and it took 26 mins from order to getting to our table, when explained this was not the case as ordered starter and main at same time because service was so bad and we had already waited over 20mins for our first drinks to arrive he stated" not going to argue, I was in the kitchen and it took 26mins' He did give 50% off the bill as we wasn't happy at all but his attitude is shocking, I even have proof of the time we ordered starter/main from a picture the waiter took as we were ordering and clearly can see even our drinks were not on table, shame a grown man/manager has to feel he has to lie than just admit they had made mistake and forgot our order. Definitely will not be recommending to anyone

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Very nice restaurant, satisfactory service, but I don't recommend the steak.

Tags: Modern Decor, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. This place was recommended and was truly a great find. We booked on same day taking advantage of 30% off for January so the price was a bonus.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 January 2017

We had our first date here 10 years ago, so it was only fitting that we returned. The food was excellent, the cocktails Devine. A little noisy for my liking. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Really nice food, abidance relaxing. Would go again

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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Not knowing Manchester well, but there for the weekend for work, we went to The Living Room based on other reviews for dinner on Saturday. Most reviews say it is good but it is loud.

YES, it is loud downstairs in the bar area, which permeates to the upstairs dining area.

There is a live Pianist but even though his voice was amplified was unnoticed at the other end of the restaurant. It was Saturday night. A 21st birthday party. Centre of town. Expect it but embrace it rather than find it annoying. You want quiet, don't go on a Saturday night!

Limited but good menu. Prices very reasonable. The Steak and Lamb Rack ordered was cooked to order and served correctly. Scallop and Black Pudding starter was fine but seem pre-prepared. Perfectly acceptable and good eating for the price.

Not Haute Cuisine but this is not what you are here for. This place is to have fun.

The service was super friendly though a little erratic. We did not care.

People watching was the best entertainment of the evening. Girls on a birthday do eating starters only and plenty of cocktails... dressed in the tiniest of dresses , and the highest of heels. Tons of makeup and miles of (some really funnily bad) hair extensions. Guys in buttoned up shirts, a size too small, noshing on Steaks and beer. All on the pull and all enjoying themselves enormously.

By the time we left (wishing we were 20 years younger), the bar was almost rammed. The music turned up to eleven ! It was only just gone 9pm and the night was just getting going.

I was going to say this is the perfect place if you are in your 20's or 30's but there were plenty of older people (much older than me and I am 50!) having a ball and not caring a damn about it.

Review based on a Saturday night on town and not midweek. Things change.

Go with an empty tummy and your tongue in your mouth. Leave with a smile.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Dancing, Modern Decor, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Excellent food and service apart from the barman crashing lots of glassware to the floor immediately behind me, Accidental, but we were all sprayed with glass, my chair had to be replaced, and found glass crumbs in my dress later. . . could have been a lot worse and we were all very shaken by the incident. No request by manger to check every one was well - although no one appeared injured was a shocking incident. Drinks were on the expensive side. All in all enjoyed our evening, thanks.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2017

Fantastic meal on Saturday night. From arriving to leaving service food drinks and cocktails Can't fault anything loved it will be back!!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 January 2017

It was overall very good, the only suggestion from my side is to lower a bit the music volume, however the hole concept is very nice and the food delicious. A place to go back and recommend.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 January 2017

Had to wait forty minutes for the staff to let us know they didn't have both bottles of rosé after finally getting a drink.

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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 January 2017

I booked this restaurant as my boyfriend was returning from working away in Saudi Arabia and had never been for dinner in Manchester before. We were not disappointed - the seating was fantastic, with live piano music, fantastic cocktails and the food was amazing. I already can't wait to book my next night out here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Modern Decor, Dancing, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Romantic
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