First look at Flat Iron, Manchester’s brand new affordable steak restaurant

Beautiful steaks in a beautiful space.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 27th June 2024

Flat Iron is ready to open the doors to its first-ever Manchester restaurant – and it’s announced a huge Wagyu steak giveaway to celebrate.

The restaurant is famed for having affordable prices but still great quality meat products, utilising the often-overlooked featherblade as well as other cuts of beef.

With prices for a steak from just £14, it’s set to undercut other steakhouses by some margin, working closely with a farm just up the road in Yorkshire to source their meat.

The meat is cured in a special handcrafted meat ageing cabinet (the only Flat Iron restaurant to have one) and can be cooked quickly over a bespoke charcoal grill (also the only one in any Flat Iron restaurant).

The steaks at Flat Iron in Manchester will be served alongside sides like beef dripping chips, crispy bone marrow mash, creamed spinach, truffled macaroni cheese and green salads, plus classic sauces like Bearnaise, peppercorn, and a homemade smoked chilli mayo.


The new 150-cover restaurant spans two storeys in a Grade II-listed building on Deansgate, formerly home to Blacks outdoor clothing.

It’s a beautiful space – wooden floors, dark teal walls, huge windows, and orange leather banquettes.


That’s all tied in with the original features like ceramic tiles and huge iron pillars around the space.

At the heart of the ground floor restaurant is a magnificent marble-topped bar with a stained glass window behind.

There’s a sizeable basement dining room too for a cosy, moody dining experience.


Guests are greeted with a cup of fresh popcorn on arrival, then handed a tiny meat cleaver at the end of their meal, which can be traded in for an ice cream either on the spot or at a later date.

Rotating daily specials will feature dishes like a truffled triple cheeseburger, Scottish ribeye, and an exclusive 375g rib steak.

Flat Iron’s Head of Beef, Fred Smith, said: “I spend an unusual amount of time trying to source incredible beef and our Wagyu is properly special.

“To celebrate our new restaurant opening its doors, we will be giving away shed loads of this uber-tender beef to the good people of Manchester. Join us on 2nd July and let us know what you think.”

Flat Iron will be hosting a giveaway of 500 Wagyu steaks ahead of its official opening.


The first 500 customers in the queue from 5pm on Tuesday 2 July will be given a free steak, and a sneak preview of the new restaurant.

Flat Iron Manchester officially opens on Wednesday 3 July.

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Featured image: The Manc Group