Ten Restaurant Manchester - reader comments
in Lounge 10 is like being centered around a main staircase over
3 floors with little or no room for people passing to use the toilets.
There were 21 of us on the bottom floor and they should never have
agreed to take such a large booking as we were incredibly
cramped and were almost sitting inside the kitchen at one
end and the cloakroom at the other. The live music is one
person with a mic going up and down the staircase, quite pathetic
really. The toilets are communal and smelt of urine with
a palm reader in there and a toilet assistant, not a huge room.
I dont see what the attraction is myself its the worst £140.00
I've ever spent."
- Lisa, Manchester 22/4/08 (visited on a saturday evening)
found this disappointing. Having booked a table
well in advance and requested one that wasn't in a corridor (based
on other reports) we were disappointed to find that we had been
placed in a busy corridor. Everybody had to walk past us to get
to the toilets and the waiters had to squeeze past to get to tables.
As a result it was not romantic or relaxing as we spent
most of our night dodging passers by. The food
was OK but nothing special and the drinks were
a bit pricey. The singer and table magician were
excellent. All in all a good idea that doesn't
quite work in practice. Not one we'll be recommending."
- melanie, wigan 14/4/08 (visited on a saturday evening)
a nice evening, the food was ok, not the best l've had,
but very nice. Had a very good singer l
think his name was Victor. Sang some nice songs through the evening.
We went up stairs to the powder room and found a real Romany fortune
teller and had our fortune told. Unusual to find
a clairvoyant, but she was very good, eerie, but true; a lovely
lady. We had a nice time to end the evening, We'll be back."
- Dave Lacey, Manchester 26/9/07 (visited on a wednesday evening)
my job working for a top catering company in the UK, I have eaten
food cooked by top chefs such as Gary Rhodes, Paul Heathcote and
Anton Adelmann so I know good food when I see it! I've eaten at
Lounge Ten twice and both times have not been disappointed. The
food has been excellent and the extra touches such
as the live music, magician and a free limo at the end of the meal
really make it an extra special night out. My only
comment would be that you need to ask for a table upstairs, because
I think it might be a bit cold downstairs. Other
than that, this is defintely my favourite restaurant in Manchester
so far. We will definitely be back again!."
- Judith, Cheshire 3/9/07 (visited on a saturday evening)
been to this restaurant approx 8-10 times now, brought my employees
for xmas last year, had my hen night in the boudoir and have always
thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is excellent and
have never had a tiny complaint, the waiters are friendly
(management sometimes a bit stoney faced though). I think the prices
are what you would expect to pay for a central Manchester restaurant,
the singers are excellent and Tony the
magician is amazing (even booked him for a party I had).
I would definately recommend it but it is a bit chilly on
the ground floor so try and ask not to be sat there when
- lisa, manchester 26/7/07 (visited on a saturday evening)
gave this restaurant 4/5 because of the dessert
- I had After Eight Brownies with Mint Ice Cream. It was out
of this world and the presentation was amazing!!!! Apart
from that - it was EXTREMELY expensive and the
music was very loud. We were sat downstairs close
to the door and they left the door open, so I was quite
cold all night. The food was OK - the
Piri Piri Chicken came with a Jerk Chicken Spring Roll which was
VERY spicy - I can not eat spicy food and would therefore have appreciated
if there was a warning on the menu. The decor is very impressive
and definitely worth seeing. In the toilets they had a
girl there, who 'helped' you wash your hands - It was intimidating
and not nice. I later heard that she was a clairvoyant, but still
- I find toilet assistants inappropriate, especially
in a place this small."
- nancy, manchester 11/6/07 (visited on a tuesday evening)
hearing good reviews, I've been wanting to
visit Lounge 10 for a long time. That's maybe why I never turned
around when hearing how loud (and bad) the live
swing music was from the top end of the street!!! There's nothing
worse than trying to have a romantic meal in intimate surroundings
with a heavily amplified drunken crooner slurring away to a backing
tape at the end of your table. But that's what gives Lounge 10 it's
uniqueness. They're trying to recreate that 19th Century
Parisian Moulin Rouge feeling. Live entertainment
and sexy surroundings - paintings of naked Roman orgies,
velvet curtains and candlelit stairways really add a touch of class.
The food, whilst amazingly presented, was nothing
special, yet incredibly overpriced. Even with a
£20 discount using my Hi-Life card, the bill still came to
a whopping £40 and that was for just 2 courses and one bottle
of still water!!! The Mediterranean lamb I opted for wasn't a patch
on the same dish being offered by Bacchanalia just around the corner.
I'm surprised I could taste it at all after having my tastebuds
almost cremated by the boiling hot Parsnip and Honey Soup starter.
Whilst there may be many better alternatives in town for good food,
for great surroundings, Lounge 10 would be hard to beat."
- matthew, manchester 7/6/07 (visited on a wednesday evening)