Thursday 2 November, from 11.30am

Come along to a special lunch at James Martin Manchester and hear from an FBI-trained kidnap specialist and former head of the Greater Manchester Police Hostage Negotiation Unit. Kevin Taylor will explain how the techniques he has honed during his career can help you in your business.

Tickets are £35 per person and include:

  • Arrival drink
  • Two-course lunch
  • Talk from guest speaker Kevin Taylor

Kevin's lunchtime leadership talk will cover world-class listening and communicating, how to say no, motivating your team, and managing conflict.


If you miss it, we can't be responsible for the consequences!

Main Course

Beer braised beef cheek

Barley, pumpkin, smoked roscoff onions

Vegetarian Option

Pumpkin and sage tortellini

Roasted squash, wild mushrooms, sage butter


White chocolate and whiskey croissant butter pudding

Single malt ice cream

Shared tables

Customers will be seated on sharer tables of up to 12 guests.

Cancellation Policy

Full pre-payment is required to confirm the booking. We regret to inform customers that payment is non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of the decrease in numbers or cancellation of the booking.

Over 18s

Manchester 235 is a strictly over18’s venue - anyone under 18 years of age will not be permitted entry. We operate a Challenge21 policy and those who look under the age of 21 will be asked to produce a valid up to date form of photographic identification (passport or driving license) in order to prove their age, failure to do so will result in entry being refused. Anyone under 21 years of age will be asked to sign up to our Player Rewards program. It is the responsibility of the party booker to ensure that everyone in the group is aware of this policy.

Entry Policy

Entry is at the discretion of the management. Any guests acting in an inappropriate way or overly intoxicated will not be permitted entry and any payments will be lost. Management reserve the right to refuse entry.

Membership & Player Rewards

Entry to Manchester235 is free and membership is not required to enter the casino. We run a Player Rewards program, which rewards you for your play and on spend in the bar and restaurant. The program is free to join. Any guests wishing to sign up will require a valid passport or driving license photo card and can sign up at reception.

Free Car Parking

Free unlimited car parking is available for all Total Reward card holders at both the NCP Great Northern car parks when using Manchester235's facilities. Total Rewards is free, instant and easy. Simply take your ticket to the reception within 30 minutes of parking the car where your ticket will be stamped. Upon departure you simply take your ticket to the cash desk and the friendly cashiers will validate this as you leave. This offer is only valid for time spent enjoying our facilities. T&Cs apply.

Dress Code

The dress code at Manchester235 is smart casual. We do not allow tracksuit bottoms, football shirts, sports shorts, hoods or work clothes. We also kindly ask that all long coats are left in our cloakroom at reception. For reservations in the James Martin Manchester restaurant, no fancy dress / themed wear are permitted.

Opening Hours

Manchester235 Casino is open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day). The James Martin Manchester restaurant is open 7 days a week; Monday- Thursday from 5pm-10pm, Friday- Saturday from 5pm-11pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.


We have a piano vocalist playing every Thursday (7pm- 10pm), Friday and Saturday (7pm- 11pm) in the Vega Lounge followed by a DJ from 11pm-4am.


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