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   poor by jaine barron

very unhappy, poor food, over priced and rude owner, i.e. at one point in the night I glanced over to the bar to find her glarring at me. Will not be going back. Will not be

   breath of fresh air by Dominique

thought the food was absolutely delicious and the salted cod is definitely a taste authentic Portuguese food...you could tell everything was homemade from the delicious flavoured butters and tapenades given with the bread to the kiwi ice cream- yes it is fairly pricey but you are paying for an excellent standard not pretentious surroundings not often found in manchester.

   ripped off !!! by k. w. bailey

The food was not portuguese as advertised. The service was poor, the food was a bitter disappointment in particular a dish recommended by the head waiter (Peri peri chicken livers) was tasless and not even a hint of peri peri. The bill came as a shock all in all a pretentious place that doesnt deliver. Our visit to Luso spoiled our evening and we wont be returning.

   Disapointing by Pedro Ramos

Maybe it was our unlucky night but we left very disapointed. Staff was nice and polite but the choices that we made on the night had nothing but Portuguese names. This is not the Portuguese cuisine at all. Has nothing to do with it. I have dined in many Portuguese restaurants in London and you can get the real stuff there, why not in this one? The prices charged deserve real Portuguese food. One word of advice for the Restaurateur: 'You make a huge mistake when you ignore your Portuguese customers and you only let yourself down by doing that!' Plenty room for improvement.... and bring some real Portuguese cuisine not just the names! All the best for the future!

   Disappointed by Angelina

On first entering Luso the reception was great the staff friendly,& it had a chilled laid back atmosphere. The decor clean and simple. The menu was interesting with a nice new take on flavours and spices. However on tasting I was disappointed. I had a meat dish laced with cumin which was more like a dish of cumin. Because the atmosphere was so good and the service so friendly we decided to give Luso another go. This was a bad decision. My partner had the stuffed trout. The trout was clearly rotten and shouldn't have been served. I had a vegetarian dish of carrot tart which was quite poor and not fully warmed through. Potentially Luso could be a good restuarant and to be honest the atmosphere was so good that I hope the mistake of serving rotten fish and almost good food changes for the better. All in all I would describe Luso as Nearly but not!

   Luso lunch Deal by Denise Hopper

To cheer up a dismal wet Sunday afternoon my husband & I decided to sample the lunchtime deal at Luso's which consisted of a starter,a main course & a bottle of wine for 2 people costing a total of £44.After sampling the delicious rose wine we were asked if we would like bread with the meal. This came as a selection of 3 different breads with 3 small pots of spreads (sardine,goat's cheese & a flavoured butter )The bread was not fresh but the spreads compensated somewhat.Our starters of salt cod & egg on a shredded bed of potatoes were tasty.The main course of chicken piri piri arrived in a tasty sauce.My husband asked for some bread to eat with his main course, declining the accompanying 3 spreads. It wasn't until we'd left the restaurant that we realised we'd been billed a total of £7.90 for '2 breads'.We are regular visitors to good quality restaurants both in the UK & on frequent travels around the world ( just recently dining at the Michelin star restaurant at the Negresco in Nice )& have to say that we were dismayed by such an inflated charge for bread after being offered it after we'd placed our order. Why is it that bread & water are not offered as standard in many British restaurants or failing that an explicit charge be included to the bill?

   Vegetarians - watch out for poor choice. by Claire

Vegetarians don't bother going here. Online menu promised a few main course options, upon arriving I found the options were gone bar one. So no choice whatsoever. Food was nice, but very very overpriced, side orders (which were necessary a rip off).

   Delightful Dining by Lise Raper

My first experience of Portugese cuisine and hospitality and I was definitely not disappointed. Amazing food from starter to dessert. Every meal was a real taste sensation! A perfect atmosphere and excellent customer service to match....Dining at Luso is a real must when visiting Manchester.

   Fantastic Night by Ann

The booking was made at short notice for 10 people on a Sat night! We arrived on time as promised and were dealt with pretty quickly. We did have to wait a liitle while for our orders to be taken but then everything flowed with precision. We met a couple form New York the atmosphere was chatty and relaxed-we will be back!

   Luso is lovely by Greg

The food at Luso is so good that it should make the chain restaurants in Spinningfields round the corner ashamed of themselves. At last, real originality, real flair and real, honest value. This is , quite simply, one of the best restaurants in town and with any justice they'll be here for many years to come.

   Fantastic by Anon

I can't recommend Luso enough. The service and quality you'd expect from somewhere like Stock or Gaucho with a menu full of unusual dishes and a price far less than you'd expect for such a good evening's experience

   Try Luso, it's brilliant by Mary Kent

We ate at Luso for my birthday this year and I was really glad we did. The food was lovely and made a great change from the Indian-Chinese-Italian-Thai circle you get locked into in Manchester. I had the assiette of fish, which was gorgeous Ė best fish Iíve had in the city so far, much better than some of the fish restaurants Iíve been in. Donít really know Portuguese food that well but Iíll definitely be exploring it again after seeing what Luso has on offer


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