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Evelyn's Cafe Bar, Manchester,

Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.5
4.5
1959 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
Now walk-ins only for Brunch, with Dinner bookings from 5pm & all day Sunday

Evelyn’s is an easy-going local restaurant serving brunch classics by day and refined, small plates by night. With the kitchen centred around a charcoal Inka grill, live fire cooking adds personality to the dishes, taking inspiration from Levantine and Pan-asian favourites. A go-to for the local neighbourhood and travellers alike, the food is seasonal and humble while the intimate setting ensures that the focus is on the food and experience. Evelyn’s accepts bookings for Dinner (from 17:00) and all day Sunday (full roast menu), with Brunch operating on a walk-in basis.

Below Evelyn’s, The Daisy is a Parisian Pigalle-inspired bar with local resident DJs playing every weekend. Expect late-night escapism with a plush, loft party energy and a refined drinks menu. The Daisy welcomes walk-ins, but booking is highly recommended.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 29 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 10:00–22:00 Brunch Mon–Thu 10:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3303
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.
  • Private party contact
    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street
  • Parking Details
    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.
  • Public Transit
    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,959 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for brunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Great for brunch

  • Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Vegetarian-friendly

1,959 Reviews
  1. Rg99

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive for what you get given. Burger but no fries? Food was very tasty but not a lot of it for the money you’re paying. Also very limited gluten free options

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  2. TraceyB

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal with friends , everything was just right . My only complaint is I wish it was closer to home (Cumbria) but it’s well worth it

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  3. Atem

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was sensational, the lamp chops are incredible

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  4. JuliaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evelyn's is great. I've eaten here a number of times and its excellent for allergens (I'm coeliac/gluten free and dairy free). Food and drinks are v tasty and decor is lovely

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  5. Judinner

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evelyn’s is always great, I’ve been a few times. The food and drink are excellent and they’re brill for allergens (I’m coeliac/gluten free and dairy free). Will always come back :)

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  6. AnnD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved every aspect of our visit. Good to try some different flavours too!

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  7. RJHa

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious vegan food, amazing service and a great atmosphere

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  8. AlexandraC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some dishes were great like oyster teriyaki. We didn't like kohlrabi. The price is a bit high

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  9. Callum

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest roast I’ve had in Manchester! Me and my friends go to a new place every month and have done for over a year. This is now N°1!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really nice could have been a little warmer!

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  11. dh59

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it, it was my birthday and they gave us a candle and everything, even free desserts as well. It was my second time there loved it both. Would definitely recommend

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  12. Hisham

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the Sunday roast. Both the chicken & lamb options were very good and excellent value for money. I want to come back to try their brunch!

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  13. Notvisitingevelynsagain

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The main desk staff was very rude to me and my friends and the serving atmosphere was so hectic. The guy at the desk was very intense and reminded me and my friends that we have to eat on the clock which I didn’t know that we have to summarise chats over food with friends to just 1h and 15 minutes :))) didn’t even catch my breath after seating down and was asked to order drinks. Another friend was 15 minutes late but we were ready to order food and they rudely just asked how long is she taking?!.. After my friend just finished her drink they immediately took it from her shoving the hand to grab the empty drink as another reminder to keep it short and get the f out as soon as we have been served cuz they treat gotta people like in a fast food shop.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited 35 minutes to be seated at our pre-booked table

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  15. HelloHelloHello

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is small plates so we ordered about 8 for the four of us but the first four all came separately by about 10 minutes each which was quite strange and slightly annoying when trying to eat one small plate between four then having to wait a while until the next! Other than that, the food was lovely and the ambience was gorgeous. Lovely place for a drink too!

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  16. SakinahM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner, here at Evelyn's. The service was good.

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  17. KatherineN

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Evelyn’s We had a great wine recommendation and ordered loads of small plates - everything was delicious Standout for me was the salmon tartare and the Hispi cabbage …. Very good value for money and fabulous service

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  18. DManc

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Restaurant with a really nice vibe. Amazing delicious food, we had mixed pickles as a starter and then 4 plates to share between 2 of us. The Salt Cod Roe was amazing! Background music but not too noisy.

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  19. SueF

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely find in the Northern Quarter. Sunday lunch was amazing and the staff really lovely and friendly

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  20. Frances

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the servers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and I will definitely be returning over and over again. I have Coeliac disease and I usually have to miss out on a lot of things but at Evelyn’s I felt completely confident and looked after, the menu is amazing and the gluten free options were superb with a dedicated gluten free fryer meaning I could have a wide range of choice. The servers were so helpful and kind, a particular shout out to Elsa who finished off our evening with genuine customer service and made our night.

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  21. Evelyn

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service started relatively friendly but shifted to be rude and pushy at the end even when we were still within our table booking time - we took the service charge as they were so rude at the end. We couldn’t order two of the main things on the menu as they were out but it was an early dinner booking on a Saturday. There was such a delay between dishes that our food got cold before we could even eat two dishes at once and they also forgot our last dish. It wasnt busy and there were still a few tables free - so just seemed to be poorly run, with no customer service. The prices do not reflect quality and the decor is tired. First and last time at Evelyn’s ; would not recommend.

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  22. KateS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food. And they very generously allowed us to stay after closing, to finish out bottle of bubbles. And the food was beautiful.

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  23. HeatherM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and wine. A little squashed at table but ok.

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  24. KelseyJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast in Manchester, great vibe, not too busy!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried this place for the first time and what can I say very nice atmosphere and friendly attentive staff food a little different to your norm but absolutely delicious and very well presented I would recommend to anyone it’s a lovely little place will definitely be back

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  26. RachelS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food and lovely atmosphere. Great place to celebrate a big birthday

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  27. IdilioN

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place to eat I was surprised with the service staff really good.

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  28. RachaelC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner with friends. January deal was 30% off food which was great value. The drinks were delicious and the chocolate dessert was one of the best puddings I've had in a long time!

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  29. TomosL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a date night! Lovely ambience and great food. Lots of Gluten free options on the menu.

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  30. Jules

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, atmosphere and service Would definitely go again

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  31. NurZ

    Singapore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambiance is okay. Service is very slow. It took almost 45 mins before our food came. Food is decent but not 45 minute worth of wait. We came on Sunday for brunch just before their roasts which could be why food was late. I think the restaurant need to have a think on how to approach brunch and roast Sunday so it won't come at the expense of long wait for food. No apology or explanation from the staff which is a shame.

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  32. LydiaB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu was a little light. I also don’t think the tapas delivery works with your menu. You end up getting main dishes without sides and we had chips as a dish and then didn’t get anything else for ages. Just a weird way of doing it when the menu is not cohesive enough for tapas. I also think the cost for a glass of wine was extortionate

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  33. LisaF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only my second visit and did not disappoint. Gorgeous food and excellent service with a lovely atmosphere.

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  34. TomH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic time at Evelyn's Cafe Bar. A short yet varied drinks and food menu with a clear focus on quality. Thanks for having us. :)

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  35. BenM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food perfect as always! Service is amazing the staff are lovely. And just a chilled out lovely environment.

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  36. EDBJ33422

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and really good prices as well. Still rated it a 5/5 but the kitchen was closing when I was about to be seated, so had to order everything in one go. Great staff who understood my friend was running late and accommodated nicely. Will be telling everyone about it!

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  37. MariaT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing because the product is top and the kitchen team outstanding. Thanks for an incredible experience :)

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  38. NickyH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely place, food expertly prepared. Everything was delicious!

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  39. Tannz

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was incredible! The seating and interior were cosy and well-designed.

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  40. DebbieM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evelyn’s cafe is very funky and unique. The food there was delicious. I was amazed by all the different flavours. The Key Lime pie topped everything off. The staff were lovely too.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Evelyn's Cafe Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Evelyn's Cafe Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 3303.

Evelyn's Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1959 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Evelyn's Cafe Bar

G18 Smithfield Building, Manchester, M4 1 NB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 10:00–22:00 Brunch Mon–Thu 10:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.
  • Public Transit
    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3303
  • Private party facilities
    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.
  • Private party contact
    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303
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