Open 7 days a week, and serving food from 12pm right through until 9pm (10pm Fri and Sat). Please note; Mon - Thurs we serve sandwiches only 3pm - 5pm. On Sundays we offer a menu featuring just the classics, but our popular Sunday roasts are available until 6pm, or we sell out (often earlier), so booking is recommended.
Reservations aren't always needed in the restaurant, however we strongly recommend that you book to avoid disappointment. Please note - our restaurant is situated on the first floor, up a flight of stairs. Unfortunately no lift is available. If you are unable to use the stairs, please let us know when booking a table and we will be happy to reserve you one on the ground floor. The same menu is available throughout the building.
We don't serve food in our first floor restaurant on Mondays & Tuesdays and from 5pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays, but the same menu will be available to enjoy on the ground floor.
If you'd like to book a party or a table of more than 6 people, please call 0161 464 7404, or email [email protected]
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Families and Children Welcome
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Dogs Welcome
- Event Space
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Baby Chairs
About The Clarence
Set across four floors, The Clarence offers something for diners and drinkers of all tastes.
The Ground Floor is a sympathetically-restored traditional pub with lots of original features, offering a welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy Manchester's best pub food. Serving 6 real ales, including some made in our Silver Street micro brewery in the basement, there's also a formidable range of wines and spirits. The full menu is available to enjoy in the pub.
Our restaurant is on the first floor, with tall windows providing a light, airy space in this beautifully restored building. With full table service provided and our chefs working hard at the pass, this is the place to come for the full dining experience with table service.
On the top floor is the Fallen Angel, our intimate cocktail bar, open at weekends or occasionally by request (and available for private hire). If you're lucky, this is the place to enjoy pre-or-post-meal cocktails or to spend your night in style, with table service for drinks.
The restaurant had a nice ambience, however we where all quite cold sat in the restaurant. Despite the restaurant upstaires being fairly quite, we had to ask for our order to be taken. Then we waited 50min for our food, Which when it finally arrived was excellent however the portion size was small, had we known this we would have definitely ordered starters. The desserts were nice, and baised on the quality of the food it was good value for money.
Really bad service. See my review on trip advisor.
On arrival we wea informed that 2 meats out of the four on the sunday lunches were not available, although the service was good , the restaurant lacks atmosphere, there isn't a lot to draw me to going back as lack of the full menu happened on my previous visit.
They were understaffed and we were served by a chef but his work was exceptional! He had to serve all the tables upstairs on his own and he did I tremendous job. The food was fantastic and like I said the service was friendly polite and excellent. They should be proud to have such a stellar staff member.
Normally enjoy eating at the Clarence but this was a farce worthy of Fawlty Towers. We were kept waiting then asked if we knew what we wanted to eat. Saying no we were then asked if we would like to see a menu. This was a long time coming once we were sat at the table. We asked for a drinks menu but told there was only a wine menu. We decided to go for three lots of fish and chips but were told after a wait that these weren’t available. Not the end of the world so we asked for three Clarence burgers. After a further wait were told that these were also not available so we settled on the sirloin steak. This was cooked competently but was served with non-crispy oven chips and vegetables that were clearly left over from the Christmas lunch menu. We asked to see the dessert menu from which there was only Christmas pudding and sticky toffee pudding. Sincerely hoping that the service and food improve before we visit again
Fabulous, thank you.
Food was hot and tasty and plenty of it. No complaints whatsoever.
Came for our works Christmas do. Great food and atmosphere. The staff was friendly and lovely and couldn’t do anymore for us. Jon especially was very helpful from booking the table. Fab service
Service terrible but apparently people were off sick. Waited an hour for main courses and waiter didn’t even know what mulled wine was. Food arrived and we got 1pc of turkey we complained and to be fair only got charged for 3 meals
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon on Sunday. Great food, excellent service from the whole team, especially Chris in the private function room, who looked after us superbly.
Extremely disappointed, I’ve been many time with friends and had a lovely time, however firstly it’s not made clear the limited menu in Sunday’s, my daughter is gluten and dairy intolerant so the menu was very limited, we waited 45 minutes for our food, when it arrived one was wrong, we where told it would be taken off the bill, but it wasn’t. The dining srea looked untidy. Please no excuses about it being Christmas as your meant to be able to deal with busier periods, and it wasn’t that busy.
Really enjoyed our Sunday roast. Great service. Excellent staff and a good atmosphere. Thank you.
We were a group of old friends, happy to chat and the room was quiet so talking at a reasonable pitch was possible. The food took a bit to arrive but everyone enjoyed it. The young waiter needed more experience in pouring drinks. We had to ask for salt and pepper to go on the table- I noticed no tables had condiments. The food was good, we enjoyed our choices. It was quite busy as there was a pre Xmas gathering on the top floor so our food was a little delayed but that didn’t matter. The ambiance was good.
We were looked after very well indeed, even down to music choice and volume. The lovely guy who looked after us all was exceptional. Food was very good, drinks were a bit pricey & the gin & cocktail selection were very limited. But we all had a great time, would def come back & recommend to others Thank you 😀xx
Good service, lovely food and great staff...
Visited with some friends, as we have for the last few years just before Christmas and came away very disappointed. The bar area was very cold, lacked atmosphere and you had no pie of the day. Also came in last week and you had no eggs!!! Would usually have stayed all afternoon as usual but left at 3pm. Staff did very well in trying circumstances. Standards will have to get better soon or you will be losing trade
Simply the best sunday roast we've ever had. So much so I had to tell the chef personally. Lovely restaurant that has become a Christmas tradition after we've been on the Santa Express.
Thanks for the Christmas dinner. We enjoyed ourselves. Couple of issues - only 3 very young staff were on hand - it took about 20 minutes for our first drinks. The only other table on the floor was a very large and rowdy works do - conducing a quiz night whilst we ate. The starters and dessert were great - the group felt the Turkey was dry in the mains. We love the Clarence but not the best night we've had there unfortunately.
We booked our work Christmas do at the Clarence and they catered for 14 of us. They were great and the food was wonderful. They also were able to easily cater for our specialist dietary needs too and were happy to put out a high chair for one of our colleagues children who also came along. The atmosphere was good and they couldn't have been more attentive and welcoming. We have been here before for work meals and are likely to keep coming back. Many Thanks
Good food, good drink and a good atmosphere
Good quality food in a comfortable and atmospheric location.
Not sure if we came on an off day as we have previously had good experiences. No record of booking (despite receiving a confirmation email that day before) so we’re stood waiting for 15 mins while a table was found. 1 option of tap beer, no sav blanc wine and a vastly diminished gin selection- it felt like it was about to go under......
Service was slow & the food was just OK. It's a shame as we usually enjoy our visits to the Clarence.
Got there late because of traffic but no issue and was accommodated without a fuss. Food and selection.of wines very good. One of us needed gluten free options and once again, fair selection. Would happily dine there again.
Always lovely food, good service and a good time. We will be back