Evelyn's Cafe Bar

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874 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International

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Good Vegetarian Options
Evelyn's is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar 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, dinner and mouth watering roasts on a Sunday all with a touch of the Asian continent. Alongside the Asian inspired menu the bar serves up great artisan coffee, modern 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 6pm. You can always book ahead to avoid disappointed for the bar at thedaisynq.com.

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MB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The place and the atmosphere is really nice. The food is also nice but the hot drinks are not worth the price. Very small portion. Also steak in the breakfast menu was out of stock at 10.30 in the morning which I was disappointed about as it’s my favourite dish there. Overall is decent and I will come back just for that steak

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I found my food was okay although my wife didn’t enjoy the shakshuka. The service and waiters/waitresses were all really good however we were let down by the food, the price and noise levels. I understand it’s busy but I don’t know why the music was so loud.

Probably will not visit again

CJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was excellent, prices were reasonable and the bar staff were incredibly adept. Couldn’t have chosen a better place for a Valentine’s meal and they made the Mrs very happy. Can recommend the steak as well as the crab and shrimp burger.

VH
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful when we come here! As two pescatarians, there is SO much choice on the menu! The food is always so tasty and we're always spoilt for choice! The flapjack rhubarb crumble with custard is an ABSOLUTE WINNER!!!!!!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ran out of steak, told us we’d be getting roast instead, no alternative provided.

MJ
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely and good priced. Service a bit slow and every time you have to try to catch someone attention.

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a healthy brunch. Lovely and peaceful environment. A perfect choice if you need gluten free dishes.

C
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Expensive food for quality and size. Expected more from this place. Probably will not come again.

SR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gorgeous food in a cool laid back restaurant with healthy / vegan options. Love this restaurant.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had late breakfast here with family. The food was excellent with some interesting choices on the menu. We choose the restaurant because it has a number of GF dishes. If in Manchester again I would definately consider eating here.

HJ
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional food with a modern twist and good attentive service.

S
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great.

HP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s a shame, this was booked long in advance for my boyfriends birthday. Our waiter was lovely but the service was very slow. We ordered and only when our food was being served were we notified that things had run out?! This seemed a little strange as it’s a city centre cafe and it was only half way through the day. We were disappointed I don’t think we’ll be back

WB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - Tuna Tartare was stand out and all the staff were super !

HS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very fresh and exciting flavours. Dessert was stunning, served at the table by our lovely waitress.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Poor roast for vegans/vegetarians.

KM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food & lovely decor. Staff are friendly. It gets very busy at the weekend so booking advised

CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My burger was nice, (ECB burger) but the chips that came with it were half hot and half stone cold!! Very strange. My friend had the steak and eggs and instead of chips it just came with these rubbish crisp strands that were neither crisps or chips. Also, the two seater tables are far too close to each other.

DS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Disappointing all round . Booked in advance, given a chair far too low for the table. Placed near the gangway to the toilet. Food took an extremely long time to come. The bean burger was extremely tasteless and in seasoned and the bun was far too hard. To be fair this was taken off the bill. There was no vegan mayonnaise. Only one vegan desert which there was none left so very disappointing . I had high expectations and maybe I shouldn't have

AS
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious meal taking advantage of the 50% off deal. New menu was great and really enjoyed the aubergine schnitzel. Came with my partner and a couple friend and all enjoyed our food. The new bean burger however is quite hard to eat - very sloppy burger (though tasty) with a rock hard bun makes it really hard to eat. Great service and beautiful place as always

BV
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my meal, small plates for starters were good to share. Diverse menu selection and all dishes had a "unique" twist that wasn't too far. The staff were super friendly and wasn't rushed, spent 2 hours there so could catch up with friends properly. Really nice feel and vibe to the place will 100% go again and recommend, best meal I had in the last 12 months.

MP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was nice but expected abit more, only bad thing i can say really, atmosphere is lovely, staff are friendly and location is good for drinks afterwards

R
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Really disappointed. Heard great things about this place, unfortunately they didn’t have the same menu as was advertised in the website so I had to change my order to the vegan burger which came recommended by my server. I wish I hadn’t bothered. The bun was hard and chewy, the “burger” its self was just mush that fell out of the other side when bitten into. The chips where hard with oils and way over cooked.
I’m just glad it was 50% off or I would have been fuming at the £12 price tag for vegan burger and chips.

So so so disappointed.

EV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food. Well cooked. Healthy. Only disappointment was dessert. Lovely place, well dressed, good ambience. Perfect for day or night.

IG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Evelyn’s cafe bar . It’s a place I go every weekend and never get tired of. It’s become a place of me and my friend to catch up on weekends.
Cute lovely place

AR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting the restaurant on Sunday. The staff were fantastic and the food was gorgeous. Keep up the good work!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great, friendly staff who really care. Versatile menu. Gorgeous restaurant. Would always recommend

L
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little cafe! My friends are veggies, so they really enjoyed their meal and were impressed with the selection. I loved my tuna poke bowl, was surprisingly filling and very delicious. Server's were lovely and prompt, and we loved the decor! Would come back again. :)

FG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buttermilk pancake & steak+egg are my favorite!!! Absolutely love them! Pancake is light and fluffy, different from the traditional pancake, similar to the Japanese soufflé. Steak is tender and not dry, the fries are so crispy and flavorous. The top 10 restaurant from my point of view!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl who served us was brilliant! I didn’t catch her name, food was amazing and very much enjoyed it at a quieter time

AM
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beetroot salad was a little boring compared to what I was expecting, but fries were delicious. The waitress was very friendly and attentive.

RG
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and a great atmosphere and lovely staff - I would definitely recommend to anyone

FC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before arriving I hadn’t heard of Evenlyn’s but it was so amazing from start to finish. The staff were amazing, the choice in menu, taste and service was 10/10! Very impressed!!

S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I normally do love Evelyn’s but feel on this occasion it wasn’t up to its usual high standards. The steak was quite fatty compared to the last time I had it, but the flavours of the non fatty parts and the chips were incredible. The portion size is spot on also. Service was another thing that let it down sadly as our drinks order was forgotten about and then arrived wrong but given the fact I’ve been before, I think it was just a one off!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best restaurants in Manchester. The food is fabulous, the decor is delightful and the service is superb. We can't stop going back for more.

MD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about ECB fills you with satisfaction and is always a great place for a catch up a date or a visit from friends. It’s location is ideal for pre/post/midway-through shopping in NQ, and there’s not a bad selection to be made from the menu. The cocktails are delicious too!

EK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing & the service was fabulous despite the unexpected business! It was a really relaxed & comfortable environment, stayed for 2 & a half hours and we were not rushed at all. 10/10

JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff and atmosphere. Good food. Wine expensive but nice.

LK
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Evelyn’s great food , lots of choices for vegetarians. Staff are wonderful, so friendly and the cafe itself has a great ambiance.

FM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brilliant place to go - fab cocktails and food. Can’t wait to return!