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James Martin's Menu At 235 And Pictures

Here's what you can expect in the third 'big' opening in three weeks

Published on September 30th 2013.

James Martin's Menu At 235 And Pictures

JAMES Martin Manchester is open and here's the menu.

He also said he didn't think the location in a casino was a problem as long as the restaurant experience was good enough.

Sounds excellent, an honest to goodness sounding list with lots to interest the foodie. 

The space itself - the old Linen restaurant - in Manchester 235, the opulent casino on Watson Street in the city centre, is a picture. There's a lovely contrast between the sturdy but warm brick vaulting of the old railway warehouse the restaurant occupies and the softening fixtures and fittings of a stylish restaurant.

James Martin Manchester

James Martin Manchester

The Confidential team were along for the opening event last Tuesday with James Martin himself in fine fettle telling us: "I want to give Manchester a restaurant full of good value, top quality food, with excellent service. I want people to come back again and again, to really enjoy their visits."

Well of course he does.

He also said he didn't think the location in a casino was a problem as long as the restaurant experience was rewarding.

Confidential will be in shortly to measure his aspiration against his achievement.

You can book a table at the restaurant here. 

 James Martin Manchester - the a la carte menu

To start

Whisky and vanilla cured salmon, chargrilled cucumber, ketchup and pickled ginger  - £7.50

Thai crab risotto, lemon grass, kaffir lime and chilli - starter £7.95, main £12.95

Duck liver parfait orange chutney and toasted sourdough - £7.50

Deep fried soft boiled organic Goosnargh hens egg, mushrooms and British truffle mayonnaise -  £6.95

Seared west coast hand dived scallops, black pudding and a tamerind, palm sugar and ginger chutney - £8.95

Caramelised white onion soup, Quick’s cheddar cheese rarebit - £6.25

Smoked beef fillet and beetroot salad, bone marrow fritters and grain mustard dressing - £10.50

James Martin Manchester

James Martin Manchester

To follow

Braised short rib of beef, pearl barley and parsley risotto, roasted onions  - £16.95

Pot roast Goosnargh chicken wild mushrooms and tarragon sauce - £15.95

James Martin at workJames Martin at workSlow roast belly of Redhill pork, braised cheek, pickled baby apple and cider sauce - £16.50

Steamed brill, smoked mussel, white bean broth and candied fennel -  £18.95

West coast plaice, herb dumplings, rock samphire,  potted Morecambe Bay shrimp dressing - £15.95

Roast butternut squash gnocchi charred violet artichokes and cumin brown butter - £12.25


Cumbrian Lakeland Fells - 8oz £28, 12oz £42

28 day aged Hereford – 6oz £19


28 day aged Hereford - 14oz £30

Rib eye

British Wagyu – 8oz £38

28 day aged Hereford – 10oz £26

Fillet steak

British Wagyu – 8oz £49

Cumbrian Lakeland Fells – 8oz £32

Rib of beef for two 24oz  £69

All meat is served with chips, onion rings and flavoured butter. Sauces (all £1.50), peppercorn  Béarnaise, red wine, bone marrow and black truffle.

Sides orders (all £3.50)

Chips, mash potato, star anise braised carrots, seasonal greens with garlic and herb butter, green beans with crème fraîche and smoked bacon, dressed salad leaves, cherry tomato, shallot and basil salad with sherry dressing.

Additional bread   £2.50

 James Martin Manchester


James Martin Manchester


To finish (all £7)

White chocolate and whisky crossiant butter pudding, single malt ice cream

Caramelized lemon tart and crème fraîche

Hot sticky toffee pudding, toffee sauce and condensed milk ice cream

Vanilla panna cotta with warm doughnuts, apple and blackberries

Plum and almond tart

Rich dark chocolate mousse 

Candied hazelnuts and praline

A selection of British cheeses, grape chutney, parkin biscuits and celery

Sweet treats £4.50 


James Martin ManchesterJames Martin Manchester

James Martin ManchesterJames Martin Manchester

Thanks to Carl Sukonik for the pictures.

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12 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Calum McGSeptember 30th 2013.

Sensible prices and a bloody good menu! Good luck to Mr Martin!

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AnonymousOctober 1st 2013.

I'll have a sensible £49 fillet steak then!

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2013.

Looks very good. I'm going next Friday so fingers crossed it tastes as good as it looks!

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KFPSeptember 30th 2013.

Additional bread is £2.50. Is that if you want bread over and above the complimentary bread which is served before the starter or is all bread charged for?

3 Responses: Reply To This...
IanSeptember 30th 2013.

I would imagine you a choice of some to start also.

MGSOctober 1st 2013.

Thank god we cleared that up!

Mike JonesOctober 1st 2013.

Lmao!! :-D

AnonymousOctober 1st 2013.

Sounds like he's taking a gamble to me !

AnonymousOctober 1st 2013.

If its the same Loser bouncers on the door downstairs who refused a small group (6 people) entry who they felt were "overly giddy" then the restaurant will struggle for business!!

AnonymousOctober 1st 2013.

Poor James Martin - reckon he got spoilt with easy living doing fluffy cooking programmes for TV instead of working his butt off at the stove. Can't really see this schmalzy set up lasting very long.

Marrow manOctober 2nd 2013.

Bone marrow fritters. Now we're talking

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