A warm welcome awaits you at Browns Manchester

Browns in Manchester is located within the converted Athenaeum, formerly one of the city’s most famous pubs, and originally the imposing banking hall of Parrs Bank. Designed by Charles Heathcote in 1902, it’s a stunning example of Edwardian baroque architecture with some beautiful art nouveau detailing, particularly in the wrought iron work present throughout our iconic building.

We’re in the perfect location for a spot of brunch in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, only a 3-minute walk from Manchester Arndale, which means that we’re one of the easiest to reach and best places to eat in Manchester following a visit to the shops nearby. We’re also a 5-minute walk from the Royal Exchange Theatre, should you wish to indulge in some pre-show drinks, or even wish to dine with us. Or you could always take a trip to see the Alan Turing Memorial in Sackville park, which is only 9-minutes away.

Whatever you choose to do, feel free to join us for a relaxing, brasserie brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the heart of Manchester’s city centre. Or, if you don’t fancy a meal, our expert, friendly teams will look after you in our stylish cocktail bar area, where you can enjoy a finely crafted cocktail (or two), a glass of fine wine or Champagne, and graze on some delicious bar snacks. However you spend your time in our Manchester restaurant, you can be certain it will be time well spent.

Our Location

Opening Hours

  • Monday 9am - 11pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 11pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 11pm
  • Thursday 9am - 11pm
  • Friday 9am - Midnight
  • Saturday 9am - Midnight
  • Sunday 9am - 10pm

Food Service Times

Monday - Thursday 9am - 10pm Friday - Saturday 9am - 11pm Sunday 9am - 9pm

Browns Manchester, 1 York Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK, M2 2AW

Tel: 0161 819 1055

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Our food & drink


Join us to enjoy a finely crafted selection of food, perfectly ideal for anytime of the day — each dish is made with only the best quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients.

With a number of rich and varied options, such as our slow-cooked salted pork belly, which comes served with a savoury apple pie, buttered green beans, mash, crackling and a red wine jus. Or how about a braised blade of beef, served alongside bubble & squeak, forestiere sauce & horseradish crème fraîche. We’ve also created a truly delectable assortment of vegetarian & vegan options, such as our powerfoods packed, winter beet salad & the coronation cauliflower — a wonderful seasonal combination of vegetables & spices.

Whether you’d like a relaxing brasserie brunch, exquisite lunch options, indulgent afternoon tea, or you wish to enjoy an evening of fine dining — you can be confident that during your stay we’ll do our utmost to cater to your every desire.

Or if you don’t fancy a meal, our expert, friendly teams will look after you in our stylish cocktail bar area, where you can enjoy a crafted cocktail (or two) from our eclectic cocktail menu, a glass of fine wine or Champagne, while you enjoy some of our delicious bar snacks.

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Make the most of your day out in Manchester

Shopping, arts, live shows, museums, open air bus tours and wonderful countryside - Manchester is a wonderful city with lots to offer visitors.

Make sure you join us at Browns for drinks, dinner or cocktails once you’ve explored the city’s highlights.

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Afternoon Tea in Manchester at Browns


Enjoy a spot of Afternoon tea in Manchester and experience a quintessentially British treat. Indulge in a selection of butter brioche rolls, home-baked buttermilk scones with clotted cream, alongside a variety of mini desserts, including our Victoria Sponge, elderflower & gin posset, opera cake, salted caramel profiteroles & much more. There’s plenty of choice to help you while away the afternoon in comfort.