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Nice atmosphere and service at Smoak Bar & Grill in Manchester. I had the full rack of ribs, they were massive.

A truly excellent deal in a excellent resturant. we enjoyed the food and every minute of the experience

Smoak grill in Manchester. Steaks weren't cooked as requested, half hour wait for table, not offered offer we were booked for. Felt like overpriced diner trying too hard to be trendy. Expensive wine in a tumbler anyone! Although we were refunded price of steak when pointed out not correctly cooked so not all bad.

Smoak Bar & Grill, Malmaison, Manchester - A pleasant time was had. The 2 (or 3) course xmassy type menu with half a bottle of wine per person was reasonable at £20 per person. This place still irritates me a though. The theming / advertising / whole idea suggest something it's actually not. There's no drama in the glum kitchen. Definitely give it a go by all means but if you ever went to the previous brasserie, which did need updating, then you may also find this place a tad irritating too.

We had the early xmas menu £20 for 1/2 bottle of wine each + 2 courses. The menu is not very special but the food is very well presented and taste very nice. We had some bread to start with, not the best bread I have had :S Wine is so so, but for this price I am happy with it. Love the atmosphere - casual n chic. Would definitely go again.

Smoak Bar & Grill, Piccadilly, Manchester

Another very tasty meal using the 2 courses plus coffee & wine for £30 per couple offer. This is such good value for dinner in a buzzing restaurant with great staff who are friendly and efficient. Mary Portas off the BBC was there the night we were so i hope she enjoyed it as much as us! Highly recommended.

Smoak Bar and Grill has replaced the original restaurant in the Malmaison Hotel and is very different. The emphasis is on grilled meats of all sorts. I thought it was pricey especially as there are several other similar restaurants in Central Manchester. However I was offered the special deal which was from a very limited menu but it was £15 for two courses including a large glass of wine so I couldn't complain. I had the crab and avocado cocktail and the salmon which were both very nice.

Smoak Bar & Grill, Piccadilly, Manchester

We had another very enjoyable dinner using the 2 courses,wine and coffee offer. I adore the cheess sticks starter and both the salmon and chicken mains are to be recommended. Service, as usual, was very good and we appreciated the addition of some M&M's with our coffee!

Smoak Bar & Grill - Manchester - uber smart venue

A newly designed restaurant area seems to work well, a lot lighter than the dark colours before

We had the 2 courses for £30 deal, with coffee and wine - awesome value, although a shame that dishes from the grill aren't included on it. Next time we will treat ourselves to steaks which looked amazing. food was still delicious though, and bottle of white was decent too. Delightful staff - possibly a bit over attentive at times though!

Smoak Bar & Grill, Piccadilly, Manchester

We had another very enjoyable dinner on the value for money £30 for 2 deal. Highly recommended.

Smoak Bar & Grill ,Piccadilly, Manchester.

It was a good thing we had booked as even on a wet Monday night, the place was bursting with people! We had the 'double daring acts' offer so ate from a limited choice menu but the crab & avocado salad plus the deep-fried cheese sticks were so tasty as were the lovely salmon and chicken/ cheese mains . Coffee and wine completed a good deal. The service was very efficient and friendly in spite of it being really busy so we're returning next week !

I dined in Smoak bar and Grill in Manchester recently and had a delicious steak. The 2 people for £30 deal is definitely worth it.

Smoak, Manchester is a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. The cheeseboard is to die for.

Went to Smoak Bar and Grill in Manchester on a week night and we had the two courses with a bottle of wine for £30 deal. The deal menu had very limited options and was not exciting but the food was well prepared and tasty.

Really good toptable deal - v good vfm.

I've heard about this restaurant from friends who gave it glowing reviews so decided to try the two courses for £30 for two people offer. The menu for the offer was limited, but the food was excellent. I had the lamb cutlet with new potatoes, whilst my friend had the seafood with creamy mash. Both were delicious and filling. The creme brulee had the perfect texture and consistency and the Charlotte Royal was tart and creamy - absolutely delish! Highly recommended.

Fantastic food, great service and exceptional value on the offer! Would definitely go back. Very quirky - perhaps too quirky for some but would definitely recommend.

Smoak Bar and Grill was a very good restaurant. Set in Malmaison Manchester, it had a fun and lively atmosphere and the food was hot, well presented and tasted good. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful although they came over to make sure we were OK too many times in my opinion. Overall, a good night out, the Double Acts of Daring menu was good, however the choice is quite limited so it would be worth requesting beforehand to avoid potential disappointment.

Fantastic value, have scored down as extra drinks and dessert nearly doubled the price. We went earlyish (6pm) it was busying up as we left and some of the tables were very close together. The offer suited me fine as there were only 3 choices for each of the 3 courses (offer includes 2 courses) but we both found something we liked. Def recommend

Malmaison was back to its best tonight thankfully. Still super busy but a lovely friendly welcome. Bit of confusion from our sever on the 3 Tenners offer but all sorted in the end. Ordered smoked salmon to start. Fresh and delicious. Followed by the lamb which was cooked perfectly with a beautiful sauce. Never wanted it to end. Red wine was smooth and tasty. All in all a great value offer and Mal is getting back to its best! Made up and would recommend.

Very good

SMOAK in Manchester on a wet Thursday evening: full and buzzing. But the meal was patchy. Caesar salads ok apart from rock hard "croutons". Good steak but separate price for any sides makes it pricey! Vegetables at least are not overcooked. Burger had no mention of tomato to which friend is allergic - but promptly replaced. The wine list is well chosen, with good variety, but some silly markups especially at the top end. Service is prompt, friendly and knowedgeable. A rather mixed experience!

Smoak Bar & Grill, Manchester: Good bye Malmaison Brasserie, hello Smoak Bar & Grill, their new concept. We're glad it's just a concept. The offer is great but the food was just nice. Their new theme is 'too themey' with the menu not really tying in with in. American style grill, with no real grill influence. Italian starter, French main, American style dessert, what's going on? Full of busy fools, served by 7 people, repeating orders over and over again, manager's attitude shocking! Get a grip!

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Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1LZ This is no longer a French themed restaurant it now has a American theme a bit like Henry J Beams with a fine dinning menu along with fine dinning prices. The wine menu is expensive and bread are not priced on the menu. Lots of staff but service not good, we waited 20 mins for wine the starter arrived with wine as soon as we finished the starters the mains arrived a bit of time between courses was needed . food good but not attractive.

Very slow service and restaurant at the moment can only be described as a corridor, food was okay but nothing special.

Really really nice top notch

Great choice of venue for pre-theatre meal. Food and service very good, although the decor was very dark

Malmaison Brasserie Manchester. Main restaurant area and bar is being renovated so there is a temporary area close to the hotel reception. Took advantage of the £30 meal for two, have used the offer before but the menu choice this time was very limited and not very impressive.

Went along to Malmaison Mcr. Thursday evening.It's handy for Piccadilly Train Station so perfect venue.Table booked for 8.30 seated ok.Arriving we were suprised to find the restauraunt closed for refurbishment.Directed to the front entrance of the hotel.Seating is arranged around the reception area of the hotel. Opted for the £30 deal for 2.Bill came to £59 after drink on arrival, bread olives & veg to go with meal! Food and Staff ok but pushy with extras to up the bill. offer white wine tasty.

Malmaison Brasserie very busy not terribly organised took ages to get a drink and our food. We were charged with an extra bottle of wine which we did not ask for. Food was ok not the best.

Lively Friday evening venue but couples dine in hotel recption/access to rooms thoroughfare .

Friendly service.

Cold mocha inspite of asking them to microwave first attempt, 2nd mocha still cold.

Had the special offer meal & was a bit disappointed as it was definitely not as good as the one we had in London. The food was not as hot as it should have been, which was odd as we were the first in the restaurant. Service good, but the ambience was odd: everything was red & it therefore was rather dark & looked somewhat risque (Moulin Rouge etc).

Food good value but not as much choice as j would have liked

2 courses plus coffee and very nice wine for £30 was excellent value. The menu was quite limited. Choice of 3 starters and 3 mains. The soup was excellent. The asparagus with poached egg was quite nice but the egg was hard and the asparagus quite cold. The salmon fishcake was good and the duck leg was cooked perfectly. The staff were friendly and attentive in just the right measure. The ambience as ever with Malmaison was relaxing.

Went to Mal Maison, Manchester, to celebrate a friend's birthday. Food and service was top class and very good value (2 courses- starter and main -, coffee and a bottle of wine £30 for 2 people!) Portion sizes were a little small but the quality was so good and it was a bonus that there was still room for pudding! Were seated in a different room as brasserie was being refurbished but setting was still as lovely as expected. Waiter brought my friend a free glass of bubbly for her birthday!

Very nice food with a great atmosphere

A most enjoyable dinner at the Mal. Very good value and well prepared classics

We ate at the Malmaison Brasserie in Manchester last night. The service was great (although we did have to remind the waitress we'd ordered bread), staff were helpful and friendly. Food was brillinat, we both had the chicken parfait and the duck confit.

Would definitely go back.

The waitress was amazing. She knew everything about the menu and with side dishes would compliment our meal. A lovely eveing.

The evening was perfect. I went on tuesday and enjoyed it that much I had to bring another friend to try it out. Both of us were very impressed

Food was excellant, apart from in my opinion the potato rosti was burn't. Even though the head chef said it was meant to be like that. If you are a fan of cheese, they had one of the finest selections, I have ever come across with a very knowledgeable waiter to boot. However what lets this place down is the service, far to slow even though it's a small place with plenty of staff. The deal was well worth the £30 if you can handle poor service.

Malmaison Brasserie, Manchester. Service was friendly as usual. Food was flavourful, and the wine excellent. Although the £30 deal appeared good value, after adding 2 sides of vegetables and a nicer wine it was £60+.

Great food in a lovely restaurant with very helpful staff. £30 2 course & bottle of wine deal was great!

Good food and good value.

I have eaten in Malmaison Brasserie before and enjoyed the experience. The maitre d' was not aware that we had booked the Double Deal-and asked for a voucher, a touch embarrassing, though this was quickly dealt with. The mushroom starter had flavour if a little on the "nouvelle cuisine" side of portions. The guinea fowl was perfectly cooked and sat on a melt in the mouth potato rosti. Side of carrot and peas-nowt special. Apart form a wobbly table and a waitress with limited English-very good!

Got a fantastic warm welcome back to Malmaison Mcr after not visiting for a good few months. The deal is fab, our red wine was delivered promptly and tasted good. Recommend the Pork and also Mushroom to start, both great. For main went for the lamb...arrived looking like crazy lamb fingers but boy did they taste good! Yum! Shared a fries...tasty. No room for dessert. Overall a fab experience and brilliant value...thanks mal...you rock!

Visited Malmaison on a Thursday evening. Eat on £30 two courses, bottle of wine and coffee for two offer. Good value. Limited selection but good quality food. Would visit again.