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.
You took my booking online but you were closed for refurbishment !!! Waste of time & parking fee and a total embarrassment with my guest !!! WONT REBOOK EVER !
Accepted booking but was closed...
All minus if I could, your such idiots
We arrived to find it closed. We had confirmation from yourselves the day before and had not had a phone call, text or email to say you would not be opening. We were celebrating my birthday so I, and my children were very disappointed.
After accepting my booking on line and sending me a reminder we turned up to find the venue closed
It is impossible to leave a meaningful review as although accepting my booking for lunch, the Clarence was not open when we arrived and the was locked with no prospect of opening. One star is very generous.
What a joke you are
Thank you so much for great service and delicious meals on Monday night for my partners 50th. Everything went without a hitch and the staff were attentive and efficient. The chef was also welcoming and so friendly - he even bought my partner a birthday pint. Highly recommended!
Food did not taste entirely fresh. Prepared starters left in the fridge. My fish was overcooked and the mashed potatoes I ordered were just crushed new potatoes. Desert was dry and overcooked. I think you need a new chef.
We had a fantastic evening. Our waiter Chris, aka Jon, was superb and pulled out all the stops to ensure our evening was pleasant and entertaining. Would highly recommend. Chris is an absolute asset to the Clarence Team.
Loved it. Excellent food. Fantastic service. Will definitely be back. Ideal for dinner before The Met.
I’m afraid that our experience this time was poor. A half empty restaurant, food that took almost an hour to arrive and when it did it was cold. Three people on the table and each one ate alone as food was returned three times. One inept waiter who relayed a completely incorrect message to the kitchen and no communication. All in all a very disappointing experience. Such a shame as we have had some excellent meals in the past.
I feel that the clarence has lost some of its sparkle, there is not the same kind of atmosphere there used to be but the food was good .
Excellent staff. We held a small family event. Food and service was superb. Fantastic value for money
Really enjoy coming to to the clarence but unfortunately the service and food wasnt quite right today compared to past visits. Not a problem we all have off days! And me son loves it with you! So will be back!
The meal itself, and the service during the meal, was excellent as usual. Prior to the meal the service was pretty poor. I needed a booking for 7 people, but 6 is the maximum on the site so I took the advice for larger parties and tried to call. Nobody answered. I was left to book for 6 and hope I could get in touch later. I tried to call a further 7 or 8 times and never got an answer, so I sent an email that also went unacknowledged. Unsurprisingly, we turned up to a table for six an some panicked staff when we told them we needed 7 seats.
Fab Sunday lunch for the second time I’ve visited
Beautifully cooked fillet steak and chips.
Classic but not tired food. Warm atmosphere. Service could of been a little better but overall it was a lovely experience.
The only reason the food and drink score is down is because nearly half the dishes on the menu were no longer available. This, at 7.00pm on a Saturday night, is not acceptable.
Good service excellent food friendly staff. Excellent hardworking Team and chef
Our waitress was lovely but the service was rather slow. This wasn't a problem as we weren't in a hurry, but if we had had somewhere to be it would have been a concern. The food was great and the beer was nice & obviolsly well kept. We would definitely return.
Food well presented and tasteful. Service excellent.
We really enjoyed the meal, the food was cooked well and it was good value. It would be great if you could expand the vegetarian options. Thanks