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Escape to Freight Island, Manchester,

Escape to Freight Island

3.5
3.5
3218 reviews
£25 and under
International
IN THE HEART OF THE DEPOT, MAYFIELD. AMONGST THE HISTORICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE LIES A CULTURAL HUB OF FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT.
MULTI-VENDOR, MULTIFACETED & MULTIDIMENSIONAL WHERE PEOPLE MEET TO FORM NEW MEMORIES & EXPLORE NEW POSSIBILITIES

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0161 000 0000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gary Weir
  • Private party facilities
    Please email for more information regarding private events
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Mayfield Depot
  • Parking Details
    There is an open air car park across the street, priced at £3 for 12 hours.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 3,218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.2Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Child-friendly

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for groups

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester

    Child-friendly

  • Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester

    Good for groups

  • Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester

    Great for live music

  • Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester

    Most Booked

3,218 Reviews
  1. LisaW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the last game of the season and were given a great table close to the bars and dj area. Lots of people - mainly city fans, but I'm fine with that! Great atmosphere, good music, gorgeous food and drinks flowing - all reasonably priced. What more could you want!

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  2. Becky

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked to sit outside, spent money on a taxi to be seated inside on arrival. I asked the host if we could sit outside and she said there was no space so I asked if there was a waiting list we could join and she walked away without answering. Left straight after so completely wasted journey and taxi fares there and back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived on time for booking nobody seemed to know what sports were being shown in the bars. After asking for a certain sport to be put on in the empty sports bar nobody could seem to do it so after about 10 unites of waiting found it in a smaller bar downstairs. Food orders from 3 separate retailers was ok but nothing special for the price (£14 for a brisket sandwich from smoking coal) the kids burger from the indoor burger place was good and fries were tasty. My partner had a chicken wrap that was just ok. Every pint I have had here has been flat and tasteless. Wait time for food and service at the bars was good but overall I think there are better places in town offering similar type experiences for much better value. ( hatch and Mackie Mayor)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The host was really friendly when we first arrived as were the people on the door. However, we were a bit disappointed that we had reserved a table but had to then queue at the bar for drinks (which took 25 minutes to be served). The drinks selection was poor - all the cocktails were on tap which are never nice so we avoided those and went for wine instead. The Malbec was good but it was incredibly overpriced. £36 for a bottle of Malbec? We then ordered food and it was a busy evening as it was Eurovision night so fair enough there was a long wait. However most of the food vendors had to stop orders at 19:30! So by the time we actually ordered food we had a really small selection of vendors to choose from as all the popular ones had sold out. Perhaps you should put a system in place where some orders are held back and those who have taken the time to reserve a table get first priority so as to avoid disappointment. We ordered from Fuku and the food was fine. It was a bit dry so we had to order some extra dips after our initial order. The person working at Fuku was extremely rude and unhelpful when we picked up the dips - NOT what we would expect after we had just spent £30.00 on food there. The food was also kind of cold and not what I expected after waiting 50+ minutes for it to be ready to collect. One final point is that the bass/sound system was completely off so whilst we could watch Eurovision (the whole reason why we were there) we could barely hear a word of what was being said and the music sounded like it was being played through a megaphone. Echo echo echo galore! Otherwise the experience was…fine. We would give the food another shot at some point from other vendors and hopefully it’ll be better.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a group of 5 we ate at different places. All were amazing. Quality of food was very high. XxX

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great atmosphere and would definitely visit again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had heard good things about Freight Island and even though the venue and atmosphere were enjoyable the food unfortunately wasn’t. We ordered nachos and a chicken burger from Pattersons and they just tasted of fat and were, in fact inedible. We had received a message saying that our food was ready but when we approached the stall the member of staff eventually told us that it wasn’t ready but then handed items from other orders. Disappointed is an understatement!

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  8. MayJ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Only one bar open to get drinks so it took about 35 mins to get drinks orders placed. Really impacted the social flow of the day as you'd lose people to the queuing for long periods of time. Saw 3 people fall on the uneven steps going up to the main entrance of the building, so I think that needs to be looked at. Missed having any table service like I believe you used to get so you're having to now look at your phone every few minutes to check if you've got a text to get and get your food. Have been here a few times over the years but this time has put me off coming back as everything just seemed like hard work.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service staff all friendly and approachable. Went out of their way to make our experience enjoyable 😊

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  10. JackieMac

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night, great food and service! We will definitely return.

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Escape to Freight Island is rated 3.5 stars by 3218 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Escape to Freight Island

11 Baring St Manchester, Manchester, M1 2PY

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Mayfield Depot
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is an open air car park across the street, priced at £3 for 12 hours.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gary Weir
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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  • Terms of Use
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