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Cafe Football Old Trafford, Manchester,

Cafe Football Old Trafford

4.3
4.3
327 Reviews
£26 to £40
English
Overlooking the Theatre of Dreams and nestled within Hotel Football, Cafe Football is a restaurant with a sports bar flair. Serving up dishes inspired by the love of football, the menu offers freshly prepared options designed to be enjoyed while watching your favourite sporting event on any of the 13 big-screen TVs.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a meal together. Besides offering a great selection for the adults, Cafe Football loves kids, and we have the perfect menu designed just for them. For afters they can make a trip to our in-house sweet shop.

We also have 2 wonderful afternoon tea options. We've taken the traditional offering and mixed it up a bit with a Savoury (Home) or a Sweet (Away) option to choose from.

So whether it's watching that special game with friends, enjoying some time with the family or having a nice meal before visiting Old Trafford next door, Cafe Football is the place to enjoy great food in a unique setting.

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2 people

20:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    English, European, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:45 Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 06:30–10:30
  • Phone number
    0161 241 0328
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Fitzsimmons
  • Private party facilities
    Match Days Events. As Old Trafford's closest neighbour we are the place to visit before during and after a Manchester United game for great atmosphere, great food and a great pint! Please visit the Hotel Football website for more information; https://hotelfootball.com/
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Parking Details
    Free offsite parking just over the road on Victoria Place. *Please note this is available on a first come first serve basis and is not guaranteed.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Tram: Exchange Quay Tram Stop (10 minute walk)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

327 Reviews
  1. Girl

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, homemade pie. The only thing I would say is, there's not much choice on the menu. The day we went, they'd ran out of some options aswell, so that limited the choice even more

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  2. LisaTuxa

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Lovely setting overlooking the canal. Lively atmosphere, great food and staff friendly. We went pre The Killers show and it was buzzing. Service was OK for such a busy place

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  3. Julie1

    London

    139 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brought the children whilst in Manchester as one is a united fan

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table when I booked a stay at hotel football old Trafford, food was absolutely fantastic and the waitress was very nice. My husband is a picky person and she advised him on a few things which was great, will book again next time we here

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  6. LauraH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for money and really lovely food. The staff were really friendly and the place had a great atmosphere.

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  7. SheilaG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On first glance the menu didn't offer much of interest (aimed at a younger generation who didn't mind how much their waistlines expanded). However, upon closer inspection dishes of interest could be found and they were delicious. The service was also good - all the staff were very helpful and pleasant.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful location with a view of Old Trafford, the menu looks good at first glance. The service is very poor considering how under staffed the café is I guess that can be expected. The food we had was pretty awful, maybe we just had poor luck. Chicken Wings Starter- Completely raw chicken under breadcrumb coating Burgers ordered- This was average but we had no appetite after the raw starter this may have clouded our palettes on the main course Drinks- Cocktails are creative and tasty so are the milkshakes

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  9. Speedy

    Liverpool

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and fabulous service. Went to eat and then watch the Europa Cup final in the downstairs Old Trafford Supporters Club, but recommend the restaurant for any occasion.

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  10. Janw

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    perfect for the footy and great food and value anytime

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  12. Robbo

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience, all the staff were right on the ball and really helpful.

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  13. Superhoop

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Returned here having had a good meal previously. Service was good, there when needed but not in the way. Portion size is good and each meal presented differently. Unfortunately had to send back the chicken wings which were on the black side of crispy. Well handled by the waitress who oversaw a fresh batch being produced, apologised and explained problems with the fryer. Did not spoil a good meal. Local craft beer, Seven Brothers went down well.

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  14. MUCHAMP20NS

    Cambridge

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Awful experience with their services this time. First they didn't give us the table we requested for. Second, the waitress called Hollie said we didn't ask her for the bill, and asked another waitress, such that she didn't give me the bills. Instead she has time to flirt other male customers 😡

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, attentive staff, great atmosphere. Really helpful and reassuring with my gluten free requirements (coeliac) and really lovely gluten free pasta. Would recommend for numerous different occasions, staff always make you feel special and welcome.

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  16. JaneG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are big Man Utd fans, so it was a really nice experience to do. Food really good, as was the service. There was a good buzz about the place. Definitely come again, and would like to stay in hotel next time as was full when we came for visit and match.

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  17. PaulC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service right from the moment we walked in, great place to go before a match & my Son was really impressed, great game too beating Chelsea 2-0, what a day!

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  18. James17171717

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent, all staff very friendly especially our waitress, can't wait to go again before the match , only bad thing is we can't get a table for future games as it's fully booked up!

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  19. Speedy

    Liverpool

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous staff and good food in friendly and casual surroundings. Recommend Cafe Football to couples, groups, and families for a fun night out especially if there is live football on. We were celebrating a birthday and staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. Will definately return.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great food and great atmosphere on a match day. Enjoyed it a lot.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A must of any footie fan or united fan,food and service was very good had views of the ground and showed live football on screens.50 yards from old Trafford a must if your visiting.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service in a great location food was outstanding

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  23. Gunslinger

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no finer place to have a meal either on matchdays or not. Being so close to the Theatre of Dreams and the Mega Store and on matchdays you can use the dedicated train station as well

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went after the Manchester United vs West Brom game for my Mum's 50th Birthday. All staff were fantastic with this, making the occasion excellent for us. The food is brilliant and great value. Would recommend to anybody who loves great food, a good atmosphere, and brilliant staff

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  25. MUFCok

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great but it's very expensive for the simplicity.

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  26. MUCHAMP20NS

    Cambridge

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good place to watch football there.

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  27. AlexO

    Manchester

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry Gary, but the service was more "Ralph Milne" than David Beckham. Three times we were sent the wrong drinks and main meal, had to wait 20 mins for the first drink to arrive and you are losing a fortune, had service been quicker I would have had at least 3 more pints during the game. The service was like Arsenal on a bad day, plenty of staff looking pretty and busy but frankly going nowhere and completely ineffective. The food was pretty average at best and we were over charged on fries as the waitress mistakenly ordered additionals that were not required. Season tkt holder at OT - grew up with class of 92 and love what you have done but the service really was a shambles - that said the place was clean, great coverage of the game, great location and half time oranges are a great touch as is the sweet shop. But - but - BASICS! I'd sum it up like a very disappointing 3-0 loss at home.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really impressed with decor.Excellent location for football fans.Fantastic for a birthday treat for family.Amazing food.Pleasantly surprised and good prices.Really enjoyed our visit and would definitely return and recommend.Thanks for the cake and singing for my Son too.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we visited cafe football after the football match and had a lovely meal. nothing was to much trouble for the staff and we all had a brill time, will definitely visit again again, would recommend to anyone weather they like football or not.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food fantastic the staff where amazing couldn't fault it at all thanks again will see you soon

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  31. AdamNewell

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for all occasions, love the place. Food is superb, pretty good value. Great setting, staff are great. Very family friendly.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really enjoyed my visit, excellant food and great service, me and my 2 friends would definitely return..

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food good, combined with excellent service and atmos. Excllent touch with birthday treat for my daughter. Thoroughly enjoyable, and will definitely be back.

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  34. Kev1980

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our food but the service was terrible. Our waiter disappeared for 15 minutes and obviously didn't ask anyone else to look after the section of tables we were sat at

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a tour of Old Trafford and booked lunch for 2 adults and 2 children. Food was excellent but they got the order wrong for one of the children so we received 20% off our bill which was good. Food and staff were great, let down by waiting on food arriving at our table, restaurant wasn't really busy at the time but wouldn't put us off going back if we were down again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely and the staff couldn't of been any more helpful than they was. I booked it as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and they put ballons out, gave me a good view of the Screens and then after we finished our meal they surprised my boyfriend with a Sweet cake! It was worth the money and I will be returning again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in Old Trafford for the match with the kids. Ate here for 3 of our 4 day stay. Had the Friday steak deal and the £10 lunch deal and an after match tea. Food was fresh, tasty and well cooked. Loved it......I never leave reviews but for Café Football I have.

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  38. Mates4ever

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our food was truly amazing and we cant wait to come back someday.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service and general atmosphere of the restaurant (on a football match day) was great - but our visit was spoilt by our table being adjacent to the main entrance door which meant we were in an ice cold draught all the while we were there. Even wearing coats and scarves, we were still cold throughout our entire meal, hence the 'overall experience' review being marked down as only 'fair'.

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  40. cliff997

    Lincolnshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent start to a visit to Old Trafford, good food and drink and brilliant sporting atmosphere.

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Cafe Football Old Trafford is rated 4.3 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Football Old Trafford does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

20:00


Google Map for Cafe Football Old Trafford

Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0SZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:45 Breakfast Mon–Fri 06:30–10:00 Sat, Sun 06:30–10:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    English, European, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free offsite parking just over the road on Victoria Place. *Please note this is available on a first come first serve basis and is not guaranteed.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest Tram: Exchange Quay Tram Stop (10 minute walk)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Fitzsimmons
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 241 0328
  • Private party facilities
    Match Days Events. As Old Trafford's closest neighbour we are the place to visit before during and after a Manchester United game for great atmosphere, great food and a great pint! Please visit the Hotel Football website for more information; https://hotelfootball.com/
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