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About Menagerie Restaurant

A Contemporary American restaurant & bar Indulging guests in a mi casa es su casa ambience with luxury finishes and flavours.

Menagerie is set in the heart of Manchester city centre.

The menu features a US’ interpretation of international dishes, favouring social dining tapas style with beautifully presented dishes.

One New Bailey
Bridge Street
Manchester, M3 5AY
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Asian, South American

Hours of operation:
Serving Food:

Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Bar:

Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday & Sunday: 12:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 02:00

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
£41 and over

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
0161 832 3818

Website:
http://www.menagerierestaurant.co.uk/

Entertainment:
Expect the unexpected, every aspect of Menagerie is designed to engage guests with performance at weekend alongside theatrical gastronomy & mixology. Featuring a champagne chandelier where our aerial performer serves drinks to the table (advance reservations only)
Please Note for all reservations after 7pm Friday and Saturday night, we do require a £15 non-refundable deposit per person which is redeemable on the evening against your food bill. W e provide world class performances for your enjoyment. Our shows include aerial performers, acrobats, dancers, singers, fire breathers, drag artists & many more.

Catering:
Menagerie at Home
Offering the full Menagerie experience in a venue of your choice.
Full event service available. Options include:

• Bar Hire & staffing
• Full catering & staffing
• Set menus, substantial canapes - bespoke menus available
• Performers & DJ
• Venue dressing
• Design & print

Parking Details:
Street parking available by the main entrance and down the side of the building on Bridge Street.

Public Transport:
Situated directly next to Salford Central Train Station. A 15 minute walk from Victoria train station. Bus Stop a 2 minute walk away on Bridge Street.

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining at mezzanine level for up to 30 guests with privacy drapes or open glass balustrade for guests to view the restaurant and be included in the atmosphere whilst dining. Access to private balcony overlooking the restaurant.

Please Note for all reservations after 7pm Friday and Saturday night, we do require a £15 non refundable deposit per person. £10 per person will be deducted from your bill on the evening and £5 will be retained as an entertainment cover fee. Our entertainment cover fee is your guaranteed "ticket" to the catwalk performances we present every weekend; ensuring we provide world class performances for your enjoyment. Our shows include aerial performers, acrobats, dancers, singers, fire breathers, drag artists & many more.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menagerie Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Late-night Find (38)
Dancing (37)
Romance (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Lunch (31)
Live Music (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Authentic (16)
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Notable Wine List (15)
Happy Hour (13)
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Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Cosy (11)
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Tapas (10)
Quick Bite (9)
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Tasting Menu (9)
Outstanding Value (8)
Private Room (8)
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Open Kitchen (7)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Waterfront (5)
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ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 6 days ago

Was my second time at this place and its a great vibe! Food was amazing and service was first class

Dining Occasion:Date
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food3
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service3
value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall happy with the experience - thought the music was abit loud, maybe could have been quieter then louder when the performers where on or when it got later. Service was okay - but where we were sat, seemed to be a meeting point for the staff when they weren't doing anything. The £5 each entry cover for the performers, was unnecessary, especially when we had already paid £15 deposit each. Performances was a little weird!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Booked 3 months in advance, was so worth the wait. Service was outstanding the restaurant and bar staff couldn't do enough for you. We ate in there at 8pm food was great and left at midnight we wasn't rushed we had the table for the whole time the live entertainment was amazing. Honestly one of the best places we have been in Manchester.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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food3
ambience4
service1
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 June 2017

I asked for a special request upon booking and this was completely ignored 👎 other restaurants have carried out my request so I wasn't prepared to settle for less & wanted to leave immediately but my partner convinced me to stay. Another annoyance was when I asked for a specific placing of my dish because I didn't want the two food mixing together in which was also ignored. However, waiters made sure we were okay every now and then which was thoughtful. The music is pumping & lively so it's fair to say that the atmosphere is enjoyable. The food tasted good even though what I saw on this app and wished for wasn't on the menu upon arrival.

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food5
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value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 3 June 2017

My boyfriends birthday, second time of visiting and it was amazing!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 25 May 2017

I booked this restaurant for my daughter 21st. It certainly had the wow factor as soon as we came through the door. The service was amazing and so was the food. The staff came over with a birthday platter with sparklers and sang happy birthday. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Fantastic time was had by all and we had a age rang of 21-71 years old. We will definitely coming again and would love to see what it's like at night. X

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 21 May 2017

We were excited about visiting this venue whilst in Manchester and it certainly didn't disappoint! One of the best dining experiences we have had in the last few years. Awesome food at realistic prices.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food1
ambience3
service5
value1

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Service was really good - cocktails were ok - food was nothing special had not much flavour - our fantastic waiter brought us minced truffle in truffle oil to add on top of the zero flavoured truffled mac n cheese (they use truffle flakes which must have lost their flavour) pork chop main zero flavour , chilli lamb main zero flavour, tempura sea bass zero flavour, tuna tatare zero flavour, chicken and waffles pointless ordering as its soooo minature, the shows were soooo boring, pointless, the music level was almost turned down when they were on, no way of announcing them, but as i said no point to announce such boring, dead, unexciting, unenthralling, non entertainment, we celebrated my brothers bday, they said they would send out a birthday plate, happy birthday written in chocolate piped onto a plate with one measley choc dipped strawberry and one normal sized profiterole is nothing to send out! They should haved piped the happy birthday onto the donut dessert plate we had ordered. service was amazing - but yeh food nothing special at all, and entertainment not entertaining! I live in London, the owners need to come and visit some real restaurants and then sort their act out in their own venue!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Came for my birthday! Really nice place, good food, good service!!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Absolutely loved our visit here and will now be our first of many more to come. My new favourite venue! Already recommended to many friends since I ate here!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Modern Decor, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Molecular Gastronomy, Bar Seating, Tapas, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Dancing, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Waterfront, Private Room, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Family Style, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Spicy
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food5
ambience2
service5
value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 May 2017

Food was great, service was amazing but you had to shout across the table to be heard because the music was like a club, other than that i can't complain

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Late-night Find
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food5
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service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 7 May 2017

first visit for my daughter's 20th birthday request and we were delighted.

the atmosphere; food; service; bespoke mocktail drinks; array of entertainment & surprise birthday desert dish were second to none!!!

we all loved it; including my other teenager and partner who are on occasions can be very difficult to please.

thanks so much for the experience!!

Audrey; Trafford; Manchester

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vegan, People Watching, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Family Style, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Modern Decor, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Fantastic restaurant!!! Great food, lively bar and the music was brilliant. Will definitely be back again

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Modern Decor, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Dancing, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Very modern decor, fantastic vibe and atmosphere. Shows we're different acts (dancer, fire water) every 20 minutes. Food was tasty but came cold, sent it back still cold but manager gave a discount. Food was tasty just st not hot enough. Small plates as starters were delicious. Spent all night here and had a fab evening.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Amazing food, great service from a lovely girl who served us - really chatty and nice.

cocktails to die for!

Menagerie as a whole was a great dining experience, the interior is gorgeous and a real must go to in Manchester.

Made it even better bumping into the beautiful Seema!

Cant wait to return x

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, People Watching
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food4
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service2
value2

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 30 April 2017

We wasn't informed of the set menu and left one of my vegetarian friends left with a meal she did not like as no other options were offered to her and she was simply declined when requesting any alternatives.

The entertainment was good and the food was lovely, the waiter was pleasent but it was a shame about the standard of service regarding the food.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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food3
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Good food, good cocktails, excellent entertainment and great music! Decor is lovely. Worth a visit for definite

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Dancing, People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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food3
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service2
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Had to request deposit was deducted from final bill as it had been missed and we had been warned in advance that it has happened previously.

The attitude of staff getting it resolved spoilt what was an excellent dining and entertainment experience.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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food3
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service1
value1

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

I'd eaten there before and the food and service was exceptional. It's somehow lost its food theatre and the service just got worse as the evening went on.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 23 April 2017

Bland food. Rubbish music that kept stopping. No enteratainment from 4-7pm on Sunday even though the website says from 4. Stressy waitresses. It was a special occasion for my boyfriends birthday and expected a lot more! Nice decor would only go back for a drink at a push but don't bother for food there's lots and lots of places in Manchester which serve beautiful food, Neighbourhood, Tattu, Australasia etc

Dining Occasion:Date
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service2
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Terrible experience
Food cold poor value for money
Table late wasn't ready
Poor entertainment
Overcharged
Wouldn't recommend

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Dancing
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Brilliant night as always! Stunning decor, great service and food and fab entertainment and music!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Modern Decor, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Fun
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food5
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service4
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Fantastic meal, great atmosphere and the food was better than we expected. The show was a surprise but made the night fun. The service could do with a little improvement but staff were polite.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Had an amazing meal and time here. Unique restaurant, it's an amazing experience from beginning to end. Looking forward to visiting again.

Dining Occasion:Date
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

I booked here on Open Table 5-6 weeks ago for my birthday night out. I did actually email them directly and did not get a response. When we arrived we were placed on a booth, which was more near the bar than the catwalk, so this was disappointing. We ordered our drinks with the waitress, who was very rude and not attentive. We was then approached by a man who said that we had to spend the deposit on food. Neither me or my friends were hungry and I explained that we booked the table of the presumption that it was for drinks, I mean come on, why would anyone want a sit down meal at 10.30pm?! I replied that we didn't really want food and if we could spend it on drinks or get our deposits back. He replied no and said that the deposits was non-refundable. This was not explained on the phone. After much deliberation, me and my friends reluctantly ordered food. The waitress told us that we could spend the £15 deposit on drinks. We explained that we was told differently and decided not order any more after being told different things. Whilst waiting, another waiter went to take our cutlery and we had to explain that we had ordered food. He then slammed the cutlery back down. Another case of miscommunication. We was not impressed with what was served. The chips that came were undercooked and soggy! The rude waitress and another waiter came and took our plates away very in a rudely manner, pretty much snatched the plates! As soon as we eaten we asked for the bill and left, which was again taken by the rude waitress who looked at the lack of tip in disgust clearly written on her face and left. May I add, in regards to entertainment, we saw on girl dance on the catwalk for approx. 2 mins to one song. World class entertainment they claim and ask for £5pp on top of the bill? I think not. Overall, if your wanting to spend your night out at pretentious bar for pretty Instagram and snapchat photos, then this is the place to go. We will not be returning and was highly disappointed.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Amazing place with a fab menu. The staff cannot do enough for you and the whole place has a great atmosphere. Love it!!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: People Watching, Modern Decor, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Private Room
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food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Cocktail glasses arrived with lipstick on them, not very good considering it was £12 a cocktail

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fun
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Amazing food and service loved it and my mum had a lovely day thank you

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Booked for Mother's Day lunch and very pleased with everything from atmosphere, food, service, ambience... will certainly be trying out the night scene soon!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Family Style, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Modern Decor
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food2
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Saturday night , food passable, service good.Loud music negates any conversation
Dancers good fun. Destination venue not for foodies or a good natter

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: People Watching, Dancing, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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food1
ambience3
service2
value1

 
 (Lancashire)·Dined on 24 March 2017

Food was terrible and over priced. I could have made better at home myself

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Casual
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food4
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service2
value3

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Entertainement was great but service really let it down. Staff were rude and unattentive

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 12 March 2017

I couldn't get hold of the restaurant to let them know I was going to be 15 mins late and when I arrived I was told the kitchen was closed which was weird as it was 9:30pm :/ it's usually a good go to place but maybe everyone wanted to go home early

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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food5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 12 March 2017

Well worth a visit, we went late afternoon but want to go back on an evening to experience the live music.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service5
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 (Manchester)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Lovely food and a great atmosphere. The music was great and so were the cocktails, in particular the "queen bey". Great place for a night out, I will be coming here again.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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ambience4
service3
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Good food although the menu doesn't really blend well together - sushi, mac and cheese, sliders all very lovely but a random mix!

Great value for money but I felt the service was rushed. On a Saturday night we have ordered and had all our food out to the table within half an hour. Not very long to enjoy the acts unless you took your time with drinks etc like we did.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Lancashire)·Dined on 4 March 2017

I booked a table for a small group for my friends hen party. At first the table seemed good however when the entertainment came on we quickly realised we were in the worst possible position to see the entertainment on the catwalk. I specifically asked for the best possible table when making my reservation as it was for a special occasion. We did complain and they took the entrainment fee off our bill but it was still very disappointing as we couldn't move tables.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Cant wait to go back! Excellent service and food - the entertainment was brilliant, the staff are really friendly and helpful and the cocktail menu is great!

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Modern Decor
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food5
ambience2
service5
value1

 
 (Manchester)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Food amazing. Service spot on. Drinks overpriced. Bar full of kids

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Good atmosphere, although the food was good, some of it was expensive, 2 small sliders for £12 is not good value.
The service was great and the choice of drinks excellent.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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