Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.6
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832 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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AS
London
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place!! We loved it so much and couldn't choose so we came back thr next day. 😍

BS
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant surprise and much appreciated Sunday lunch. Would recommend to anyone who likes food and having a nice time.

A
Dubai
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food didn’t arrive for all of us together . One of us had his breakfast while the other two waited for almost 20 min to get our food! The food was ok. The coffee wasn’t hot enough. It’s not the usual quality of food or service I’m used to, since I’ve been here before a number of times.

NH
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankyou for the last minute table, and switching my meal to a vegan option.
Much appreciated.

Always get sincere friendly service at Evelyns; usually only go for breakfast but this evening meal was amazing.

We forgot to tip as in a rush.... double up next time :)

G
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance of the restaurant but I was so disappointed with the food - I had avocado and egg on sourdough and it tasted lovely but the portion sizes were so small. Definitely not somewhere to go if your hungry which I was at the time! I had to order a side of wedges to fill myself up, and I’m a small woman with not exactly the biggest appetite. Such a shame because it’s not exactly cheap. I went there for a business meeting having been there for coffee before and thinking it was really cool but felt so embarrassed when my mentor was given a fairly average meal.

D
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food with lovely staff who did not rush us. Only thing I would say...2 slices for the mushroom brunch not 1 please!

AP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Andrew was great. Thanks for looking after us! I'll see you again soon x

AH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place with a good atmosphere, food was fairly priced, but the drinks were a bit expensive.

C
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really good time! Really nice people and the food was excellent! Will come back!

ST
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service especially as I have a number of allergies that seemed no problem to accommodate.
Have already reccomended and will visit again to try more if the menu. We just had the Sunday roast on our visit and will Defo be going again

A
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is definately the best bfast in Manchester. Well worth every penny.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not been before, enjoyed the food and atmosphere will visit again.

L
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my Sunday roast and French Toast dessert. The cocktail I got was real interesting, tasted lovely. Service was real pleasant. Enjoyed the music, atmosphere and decoration in the restaurant. Perfect intro to the city's dining as it was my first time in Manchester. If and when I return, I'd definitely eat at Evelyn's again:-)
With love,
A Londoner.

HR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches in Manchester!! We got food envy of the table next to us who had pancakes, so we ordered them as a brunch dessert!! A must visit.

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and fantastic service. Everything was lovely even which was a tribute to the staff as it was packed. Been before will go again.

ZK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Customer service needs improvement. I understand they were busy on Saturday morning, but I’ve asked to serve us just the drinks before the food comes (nothing too complicated, just two Americano) and they said that I’ll have to wait! So I had to wait 40mins to be served and chased the waiter for the payment! The food was good though, just a bit overpriced.

BJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting at this place for a first date made me look good. The steak thing she has had really thin fries which she kept dropping and it was adorable. Anyway now we are in love thanks Evelyn’s

R
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Lovely setting to enjoy a meal. However, service was poor. We were spoken to very rudely and felt quite uncomfortable at times. Food was average and expensive. To be honest, if staff were warmer I would give this place another chance .

AW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favourite city centre restaurants! Food is always packed with flavour. Served by a charming and helpful young lady.

NZ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cafe with good ambience and foods ! recommended for dates and hangout place with friends or family

SC
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was perfect as always but had to ask for menus 10mins after being seated and service was just really slow and hard to get attention when needed.

H
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Went to Evelyn’s on recommendation but had a very bad experience, our savoury dishes took about 30min to come out and we’re missing ingredients, hot drinks were luke warm and deserts finally arrived over 45min after we finished our savoury dishes even though we placed the order when we first sat down. The most annoying part was being told they were going to be out in a few minutes and then hearing the same every 15 min until we were finally told they hadn’t been started yet..
Portion sizes tiny for the price and flavours not there on the savoury dishes at all.
Won’t be visiting again.

LH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic experience overall. Only reason not getting five stars is that one of our dishes (French Toast) was surprisingly smaller than the other dish (Pancakes). Given both very similar dishes, for one to be less than half the size was disappointing.

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going out for my dad's birthday, some of us are vegan and vegetarian and some have allergies, so we picked Evelyn's because of the vegetarian and vegan options. We had booked for 8 o'clock on Sunday evening.

Steven - the manager rang us at about 6 o'clock to let us know that they had run out of some meals, which was a lovely thought to let us decide. He assured us that we could pick off the main weekday menu as well, even emailing us the menus to help us decide.

From when we got there it was a really friendly experience. Our waitress Yemi was an absolute delight, laughing and joking with my dad and explaining the menu, suggesting drinks and just generally being very helpful.

The food was gorgeous, and as the menu has many plant-based choices we were able to share food and everyone could try.

We had brought a cake for my dad and Yemi, without being asked, put some candles in it for him, which was a lovely touch.

Honourable mention to Jake and Luca the bartenders who made us some gorgeous cocktails including a bespoke mojito for my dad.

And as a lovely touch, they took my dad's drinks off the menu.

All together a delightful evening. Thank you to all.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent music. Relaxed atmosphere. Probably my favourite restaurant in Manchester right now.

EH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped in the door at Evelyn's it was a lovely experience. The food was beautiful and full of flavour. The service was fantastic, very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend.

HV
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous place, fantastic service and loved that the lychee lemonade was big enough for 2 glasses - very good value and presentation.
Sadly my Choice of the coconut chicken was out - and weirdly I had a feeling this might be the Case (the description sounded amazing so I knew it would be popular and it was so busy) I guess my feedback would be to ensure you have surplus ingredients for the more popular dishes. I think the crab burger could have been served with more to increase the portion size and maybe with something other than a lettuce leaf - for the money and as advertised as “big”.
Anyway, we would definitely come back, it was lovely overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, lovely people. They present unique tastes!

K
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Roast was a decent portion and left everyone full. The lunch pancakes and SOOO GOOD! And the honeycomb on top is just delicious. Definitely try it!
Vietnamese Coffee wasn’t anything special though
Overall my group had a good time there :)

JR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve always been impressed, every time we’ve been 10/10 for everything, but we just felt the food was just not up to your usual standards

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavours, atmosphere and staff

KA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a bridesmaid proposal. Staff were very accommodating for my balloons/Brad Pitt mask and the service was fantastic. The staff even gave their own reviews of their favourite Brad Pitt films. Couldn’t be happier with how well they treated us. Excellent food too - thank you so much!

HW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Evelyn's was recommended to me by a friend and did not disappoint. My tuna poke was delicious and perfectly seasoned, my boyf has the courgette burger and spicy fries, which he said was also delicious. The room was buzzy and the décor really on trend. The servers were very nice, and avoided that too cool for school attitude that a lot of similar places have

BS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our night at Evelyn's Cafe - great food and service. We will go again!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First year anniversary meal, from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out, you are made to feel very welcome. The food is amazing

c
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant nice atmosphere. The food was great too

BC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start of great night with friend
Great food and good service
Thanks

GB
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to eat and socialise!
Great food. Lovely vibe lovely staff.

AC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always, and more than happy to check for specific allergens not listed on the menu. Super helpful staff, a good atmosphere, and great value are some of the many reasons we keep going back (as well as the amazing brownie!)

B
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The decor and ambience is amazing, we were seated quickly which was great. The taste of the food was amazing and great presentation but most of the group felt the portions were small which meant we had to pick up a further snack at the next place.