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Evelyn's Cafe Bar

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1027 reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International

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Casual
Evelyn's is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar set in the Smithfield Building on Northern Quarter's iconic Tib Street

Our restaurant is open for bookings from Saturday the 4th of July. Due to current situation we will have a limited menu but expect the same warm experience, We've had to limit seating slightly, also when booking make sure to fill out the full form completely to save any hassle when arriving as we need your details due to government guidelines for the purposes of track and trace.

To note, we do not have a waiting area available due to our small space and current restrictions, please arrive on time for your reservation, unfortunately you may have to wait outside....whatever the weather :) ....we'll be sure to give you a warm and wonderful experience once your in.

Also to note the Daisy will be closed until further notice for both the public and members.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

ESPRESS YOURSELF

Sep 7-30, 2020·Mon-Fri 17:00-23:45

FREE ESPRESSO MARTINI WITH EVERY MAIN COURSE

What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SerafimaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, vibe was immaculate, service was also great

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MariamI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Sunday roast, had the lamb moroccan marinade and everything was delicious.

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Rhiannon
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt welcome as soon as we stepped through the door. Would definitely recommend having cocktails downstairs first! Food was amazing, service was great, couldn’t have asked for nicer staff members. Perfect for all eating diets in the centre of Manchester, you can’t go wrong!

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JOHNC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very suprised at quality and ambiance judging from the outside we were not expecting much,but turned out to be one of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had

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jenniferr
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was so tasty. Save room for dessert! French toast and gooey cookie- amazing!! Can’t wait to go back.

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Jess
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was great 10/10!! Will be back again!

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GrantB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with generous portions. Friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. We were seated near the toilets on quite a wobbly table, but aside from that, it was a lovely place to have brunch. Would definitely go back!

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Emma
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great service! Definitely recommend

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Tg20
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, the staff were as lovely as usual.

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aakibh
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as ever

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SallyA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so lovely and really accommodating. The environment in the restaurant was so relaxed, warm, and cozy! Perfect for a late lunch

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LauraC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amazing! Definitely coming back for a cocktail!

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KasimA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great and friendly service. Sunday roast was really tasty. Will definitely go again

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Initial impression was awful we were told we didn’t know where we would be sat even though we had booked and the waiter was very close to us when talking and could even be interpreted as slightly aggressive telling us we would just have to wait. We were disappointed that our table wasn’t ready 15 minutes after it was booked and when we had called on the way numerous times as we were lost there was no answer. We were told to get a drink downstairs whilst waiting for our table which we did but we were debating leaving at this point because of the interaction with the front of house staff but had secured the table with a credit card and did not want to be charged £5pp.

Once seated it was like a completely different restaurant the people who served us at the table were great and the food was incredible we would maybe consider going back again due to the food quality (all dishes were incredible) and the friendly table waiting staff who restored our faith in the restaurant.

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JamesS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Friendly and and smiling staff. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Different taste than the usuals. And I liked the menu as well as the food

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MaryK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality of the food was very good, and great choice on the menu, good options for vegans. Very friendly helpful staff, nice relaxed atmosphere, plenty of space between tables. Been once, already booked to go again.

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Bamanc
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, thank you

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AnnaKlynch
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As amazing as always! Stephen looked after us! I worked here for a short period and yeah just one of my fave spots in Manchester! The food was 10/10. So nice to have healthy options !!
Anna x

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Maxwell
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Fish and chips I’ve ever tasted in my life. Cocktails were also outstanding. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that you have the most enjoyable experience.

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MandyB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great staff, Ambiance, Food no probs for our visit !

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HeidiH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and really nice ambiance. Always enjoy going to Evelyn's!

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MisM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here loved it!! Food was amazing, drinks were amazing and the service was fab.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this lovely place at the last minute, as we wanted a Sunday lunch! Booked via this app...and everything went smoothly. Restaurant was beautiful and was a fabulous ambience. The staff made us feel welcomed, and we was happy not to see a mask in place..so felt welcomed. The food didn’t take too long, we both had the chicken Sunday lunch...and it was to die for. Highly recommended.

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AdeleD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love everything about Evelyn’s - it’s my go to place in the Northern Quarter.
The food is top class and offers something for everyone - highly recommend their Sunday roast as well.
The staff are so friendly and accommodating and I always enjoy the funky music they have playing in the background. Gives the place an even cooler vibe!

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MartinS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hi

First time at Evelyn's on Saturday 5th Sept. Recommended by a friend. Lived up to its high billing. Good food, lovely service and nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the new menu, me and my partner had a lovely evening and food was faultless! Our favourite was the french toast - OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!! Thank you!! ☺️

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FarzanaK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time everything was perfect.
Also a big thank you to Priya she was brilliant.

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Marzy
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Staff just did not look happy, food wasn’t worth the money and never received the water I asked for. It wasn’t even busy.

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AlexanderF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the service was fine, but I didn’t feel entirely safe. Very little effort was made to distance customers and no staff were wearing masks.

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Eddie
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived the staff were extremely welcoming and immediately made us aware that certain items were not available and also kindly made us aware all food was halal. We ordered the charcoal and lavender coffee and I must say it’s the best coffee I’ve had to date so things were looking great.. I ordered pancakes for breakfast and they were extremely light and puffy and again the best pancakes I’ve had to date... The food was lovely, staff were extremely polite, welcoming and helpful and the ambience was lovely.. It was quiet and relaxed and it actually had a feeling of being sat in a cafe in New York. I will definitely be returning.. Thank you

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holly
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was nice, and the ambience was delightful, but staff need more training in handling dietary requirements.

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vipExtraValue
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provides the best level of consistently high food and service in Manchester. Generally never lets me down.

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Aimeebee
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at Evelyn's. The manager is always friendly and helpful and the staff are welcoming.

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Mezalli
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and the service was excellent. We were really taken care of, I would definitely re-visit

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Nassira
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, food was presented and tasted great..

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GraceK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Busy Sunday lunchtime, arrived 15mins early did ask the guy who greeted us if we could wait elsewhere whilst waiting for our table to clear, he was dismissive and quite rude frankly saying there was no possibility of us waiting elsewhere we'd need to come back bang on our table time.

On returning for our table this time even running a few mins late ourselves, the table isn't ready still so we were shown downstairs to a waiting bar area (not sure why the first guy couldn't have seated us down here from the outset) waited another 15mins after our table time to be seated. From here on out the food was nice and service to a good standard with a very attentive waitress although we did wait in excess of 40mins for food to arrive, the chicken was cooked beautifully for the Sunday roast however.

Overall the dining experience didn't get off to the best start or welcoming from our first interaction which is a shame. I would return again as the food was nice but maybe not at such a busy time when clearly it takes more effort to just be helpful or attentive to customers from the off.

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Lunchatevelyns
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Though we had a lovely time and wern't rushed at all. We did feel the service was a little abrupt, nobody was wearing masks or properly social distancing on service which suprised me and would be good to know prior. The food was not as well presented as times i had been there before though it was tasty and it wasnt the best experience ive had there as usually its really good.

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DickieHand
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great service and felt very well protected with COVID-19 regulations without impacting on the general atmosphere.

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LinaA
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Unfortunately our time at Evelyn’s was extremely horrible. We had a booking for three at 12.45 for my friends birthday, and ordered maybe half an hour later. At around 2.30, we were still sat with no food. People had come in, ordered, ate, and left before us. Even those that ordered the same meals!
Eventually, when our meals came, one was burnt, another was raw, and the final salad was bland, confusing and not worth the price tag.

On top of that, the servers were quite rude- one who avoided us even though I was obviously attempting to get their attention, and another who told us to “order a salad next time”. None had masks on, and we found they got extremely close when we had our order taken at the start.

It was overall very frustrating, and extremely embarrassing for me as I intended to start my friends birthday off pleasantly. We ended up walking out, humiliated, disappointed and hungry.

Honestly, if I could give 0 stars I probably would. The lemonade we actually got served somehow justifies the one star, and I appreciate the floor manager phoning us two days later- him obviously as horrified as we were.

I was recommended Evelyn’s, and so am so disappointed this was our experience. This is not a restaurant I think I would ever feel comfortable revisiting to purchase from, or recommend to anyone. I really hope the staff considers our experience, and learns from it, so no one has to feel as humiliated as we were.

FAQs

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

Evelyn's Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.