Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.6
601 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Evelyn's is a neighbourhood cafe bar & restaurant set in the Smithfield Building on Northern Quarter's iconic Tib Street. The restaurant is open daily from 9am till late serving the usual suspects for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a touch of the Asian continent. Alongside the Asian inspired menu the bar serves up great artisan coffee, New World wines and a considered cocktail list.

The Daisy has recently launched in the basement and is open for pre and post dinner drinks Wednesday through to Saturday with entertainment running on Friday and Saturday from 7pm. You can always book ahead to avoid disappointed for the bar at thedaisynq.com.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
09:00–12:00 daily

Brunch
12:00-17:00 Monday-Saturday
12:00-21:00 Sunday

Dinner
17:00-21.30 Monday-Thursday
17:00-22:00 Friday & Saturday

The Daisy
5pm-late Wednesday-Saturday
Bloody Mary Brunch Club Saturday & Sunday 10.30-15:00
Martini Club Wednesday-Saturday 17:00-20:00
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Phone number
0161 834 3303
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Set on Tib Street between Church Street and Thomas street
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Parking Details
There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.
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Public Transit
The Market Street tram stop is 2 min walk from Evelyn's. Piccadilly station is a 10 minute walk up Dale Street, head towards the Arndale Market.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 601 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing I would only reccommend more variety in juices menu

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was really good but the service was very poor. Upon arriving the person at the door asked if I had a booking and I said yes and started to give him my name but then they interrupted me to walk off and seat another couple of diners. The restaurant was only half full but the service was extremely slow. During our meal we were never asked if we wanted another drink despite empty glasses. We had initially asked for table water to go with our other drinks, however we only received this after finishing our food when a different waiter noticed our water glasses were empty. Around 20 minutes after we finished eating, the waiter eventually asked if we'd like desert which we did so they gave us the menu but it then took 20 minutes for someone to come back and even ask us what desert we wanted.

The setting and the food was great but the service sadly left a bad taste in my mouth.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends. Service excellent and food really tasty. Service not rushed

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L
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

A group of us went for lunch at this cafe. The food was amazing and very tasty, however the server was rather rude and we did not feel welcomed eating there. At the end of the meal we were treated rudely when one of us tried to pay. The server answered curtly when questioned about the amount to pay and sounded clearly frustrated. Great food but bad service.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff, lovely interior with lots of plants, great food - had a really enjoyable meal there, thank you!

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We eat here a lot. Today was a let down. Food and service not even close to what we normally experience.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It wasn’t bad, but not great either. My friend had the Sunday roast, not worth the money, left feeling hungry. My meal was nice, but I wanted the vegan roast and the waitress had no idea what it was, she made enquiries and said it was ‘cauliflower’, gave no additional details so I didn’t order it as had no idea what it would actually be.

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YW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambience was outstanding, the staff were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious!

What could be improved?
I appreciate the cafe is quite popular and there are limited seats available. The bill was presented to us instead of us asking for it. It felt like we were being rushed to vacate our table. It would be nice if perhaps a member of staff could speak to guests to explain that they're booked up and would need the table to accommodate for other guests - this would definitely go a long way 😊

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MM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my fourth visit to Evelyn’s. Lovely food and cocktails, friendly staff. Service a little slow but it was a busy Saturday afternoon. My family who were visiting Evelyn’s for the first time were overall very impressed.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service a little slow but otherwise great food and ambience.

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The best food and ambience in Manchester.
Just wish the staff would drop the arrogance.
On Friday I had the chops and I haven’t stopped thinking about them since.
Long live Evelyn’s

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Value for money, lovely atmosphere

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DA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food every time. Friendly staff. Good variety on the menu.

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SU
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Well, the service was a bit strange. I booked a table for 2. When we sit, it was next to the main door. I was feeling a bit ill, so we asked if it would be possible to change to other table becausa it was cold there. They said that it wasn't possible and we offered ourselves to dinner at the sharing tablebit there were some tables free all the night. We hadn't the drinks after 10 min after start earting. So it was kind of disgusting. The waitress was a bit rude. But the chief was nice. However, the food was really good and they're nice with allergies issue.

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GN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place!! Excellent food, super service and great location.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch at Evelyn’s is always fantastic!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent evening, the food was fantastic, a hugely enjoyable menu with a couple of twists! The staff were friendly, professional and went out of their way to help. We'd recommend a visit to Evelyn's and we'll certainly be heading back soon!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food there. Cozy. Ended up staying for a long time

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N
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing visit ! I'm not from Manchester but I deffo will be returning to visit this hidden gem! Good and fast service , very friendly and approachable staff ! Well done !

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GM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First visit from a recommendation.

Nice tasting dishes. A very Northern Quarter venue ie Bohemian. A bit too hip for us but still enjoyable.

Very welcoming, friendly and polite staff.

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MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cafe was beautiful and the food tasted great! Service was amazing and I would definitely visit again

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit nor my last! It’s aleays such a lovely experience here. Staff, food and ambience are all top notch. Menu suitably thoughtful and interesting. Keep up the great work and I’ll keep coming back 😊👍

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked for lunch with my daughter who needs Gluten free as a rule, Evelyn’s cafe catered for her needs.Very good service and great food a little unusual but interesting and tasty.

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JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited Evelyn’s several times and always enjoyed it.

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LT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food, great ambience, lovely friendly waiter! My only gripe is whilst the coffees are lovely, £5 is a bit steep, especially as they're quite small.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I must say a was a little bit dubious as I always am about city centre eateries with an active toddler. I was very, very pleasantly surprised. I cannot fault anything about Evelyn's. The staff were so attentive and really looked after us all and entertained my daughter. She loved it. We waited in the bar area downstairs until our table was ready and there was plenty of space for her to walk around and entertain people. Food was outstanding and drinks were great too. I thought the prices were really reasonable and the choice of food was varied. I can't wait to come back again soon! The staff really do make this place. Keep up the good work.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their pancakes. Will go again!

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GB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! Great vibe, stylish, wonderful food, good value....!
Make sure that you book in advance as it gets very busy.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was brilliant except they runout of carrot cake 😂

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OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Something goes wrong when a steak is the only good plate in a vegetarian restaurant.


First time I went to Evelyn’s was a really nice experience. Even though the music was a bit too loud.


Then I went again and it had probably been my worst experience in a “semi-fancy” restaurant. Everything was far too spicy and some plates were tasteless and burn. The staff was nice in general and give us a refund of the plate we couldn’t even half eating. We shouldn’t have make the effort of eating the rest because we get sick that night.


Far to expensive for standard over spicy and over done food.

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Sunday lunch. Sizeable portions. The beef was cooked perfectly.

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SH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We chose Evelyn’s for its range of gluten free options and we weren’t disappointed.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Well, what can I say .....Evelyn's never disappoints, this time also! The food is creative, excellently cooked and served - lovely staff and setting. If i had to say a negative, only thing I would say they can improve on is the wine list by the glass - its OK but could be better for the prices! Otherwise I love this place!

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SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We visit Evelyns on a regular basis as they are one of the only places in Manchester to serve halal Sunday Roast. Food is always fantastic and the ambience is lovely. A rare find in Manchester city centre.

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CY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

evelyn's never disappoints! love everything about this place !

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SC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Sunday roast in Manchester! Lovely atmosphere

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Clearly Evelyn's is a popular spot as our booking was slightly delayed. This gave us a chance to have a drink in the gorgeous downstairs bar, although it did take a while to order and receive our drinks.
The decor is gorgeous and a welcome spot of greenery in Manchester. The food was amazing - the vegan Sunday roast offering was a dahl covered cauliflower which was beautifully spiced, with delicious veg and greens.
Will definitely be back again, though maybe at a slightly quieter time.

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IG
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely atmosphere, nice bar downstairs.

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BK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and the service was top too! Can’t wait to go again!

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely place to spend and evening or a lunchtime. Always amazing food and a lovely atmosphere. Interesting cocktails too.

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