Interior view of 1853 Restaurant

1853 Restaurant

At our new 1853 training restaurant, you’ll dine in a friendly and relaxed environment, where our service team will host you for lunch or dinner and serve you a selection of high-quality food.

You’ll be given special attention by our team and will enjoy a menu that’s always changing and innovating to reflect local, seasonable produce and the skills & talents of our chefs who are working and training in our state-of-the-art kitchen.

Run by students in our Industry Excellence Academy for Hospitality and Catering, our 40-seat restaurant and bar will also have street level access so passers-by alike can enjoy the tasteful talents of our students dishes.  

You can find us in Manchester city centre right next door to the AO Arena at our brand-new City Campus Manchester. We’re open for lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from 12-2pm (last reservation / sitting at 1.15pm) and Thursday evenings for dinner from 6.00-9.00pm (last reservation / sitting at 7.00pm).

Our lunchtime menu comprises of small plates, of classic and contemporary dishes, delicious desserts and modern starters with a set tasting menu for the evening. 

Special themed evenings are also run in conjunction with the Chefs' Forum so you can expect some special guest chefs from time to time. 

Details on how to book will be released soon as we decide on an opening date our 1853 to the public.