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Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.5
1066 reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
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
What 1066 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sabiha
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always amazing at Evelyn's and never fails to disappoint. 45 mins wait to order our food only because we where forgotten but it was absolutely worth the wait. Friendly staff and the ambience is just great.

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BryonyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, so nice, all the staff were very helpful and nice, such a nice atmosphere and really loved the vibe. Would definitely recommend and come back again!!

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Penguin
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buttermilk pancakes were amazing and the staff are really friendly

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AbbieL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love Evelyn's. The attention to detail, the food, the service, ambience was at its usual high standard. Covid safety adhered to and respected which felt clear but comfortable allowing me to enjoy my meal and relax. Thank you.

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Saja
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was brilliant, ordered the beef burger and crispy cauliflower both were perfectly cooked, berber chips was so good highly recommend

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Neta
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - the food is delicious, the service is kind and fast

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AminaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every second from start till end! Got the table we wanted, menus are all online which is fab! Covid-19 procedures in place & everyone wearing a masks 👍🏽 Me and my friend both got the lamb shoulder and it was just perfect! I can’t find anything to fault. Will be seeing us again 😊

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DavidR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVELYNS is by far our favourite place in town! The breakfast and pancakes are our favs and part of our Weekend routine for years now! Jason is an amazing host and a friend!

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NafesaZ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Menu very limited but food was amazing. Definitely reccomend going here.

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Anonymous
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to brunch spot in Northern Quarter. The food is always amazing as is the service and vibe inside.

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IramK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food (halal which is a bonus) and great atmosphere!

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Mistyhart101
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I should say I normally love it here. Have to add though I was disappointed with the vegetarian roast dinner... mainly because they swapped the gravy for a spicy Thai sauce 😂 if there’s ever a combination that doesn’t work... to their credit they replaced it with a dry version. Obvs it wasn’t that great because one of the stars of the show of a roast is lashings of gravy. They also make the cauliflower and carrots with a sort of harissa/Moroccan flavour, which just doesn’t work for me on a roast. No need to improve a perfect recipe!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast dinner was incredible

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CatherineW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

This time around was disappointed - we asked whether the roast was rare and was told it was very rare - it came medium. Only small serving for a Sunday lunch and minimal vegetables. Drinks are lovely but it feels like the menu has been pared back and the dishes aren't as adventurous as they used to be.

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Angelee
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had a lovely time at Evelyn's. The food played the staring role as it tasted amazing and was presented beautifully. The cocktails were delicious. Overall the service was good, however I was hounded at the door to put my mask on. I understand you need to wear a mask when off your seat and moving around the restaurant but I don't understand why someone chased us as we were at the door leaving.

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RebeccaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places for brunch in Manchester. The food, drinks and service is great and the place has a lovely relaxed atmosphere

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SarahJ
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with some unusual things on the menu - lovely evening!

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NiallW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal. Service was great and so was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We arrived at a busy brunch time, so it was understanding that the staff were a little rushed. We did have to wait a little while to be served, but expected at this time.

I ordered the veg burger which had nice flavour but was quite dry.

Overall the lunch was quite nice, however it wasn’t very pleasant having the staff sat on the table next to us with a crate of napkins folding away, ruined the vibe a little bit.

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Loulou
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Absolutely gutted to be met with the experience that we had after being told great things about this brunch spot.

In light of everything going on at the moment I was shocked at how poorly me and my friend were treated. Especially when we’re both overly polite people.

It’s a good job Jessica was lovely and looked after us thoroughly because some other members of staff weren’t so welcoming.

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Arbab
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great, I purchased the steak and egg and i would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of going. As great as the food was, in a weird and wonderful way what would bring me back to the cafe would be the staff.

From the moment i walked into the door to the second i left the staff were polite and helpful. They respected the covid boundaries that had to be put in place but still made it feel like i was welcome. They really did make me experience all the more better.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff. The southern guy was a delight!
The ambience was perfect. Wonderful hanging plants everywhere and lovely music. Not crowded at all.
Social distancing measures in place and concisely explained upon entry and whilst seated.
Clean!
Tasty food, especially the Taiwanese chicken starter.
Lovely espresso coffee.
Would definitely go again during a weekday evening since it’s not as busy and it’s a lovely midweek treat.

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TheCrimsonFlynn
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bangin roast, lovely gaff and nice atmosphere.

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HuwG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday roast and good COVID-19 precautions.

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NA87x
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing staff, super friendly and helpful.
Food was yum. Felt safe.
Really clean. Bathroom wasn’t the Best But not their fault!
Really enjoyed it thank you!! x

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maxwellw
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great service and fantastic menu which catered for gluten free!!

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ChantelleH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quite a small menu but choices available were decent enough. The food was beautiful and the portion sizes were good.

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HannahK
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, cocktails and food! Would 100% recommend and return!

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MJHQ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was immaculate, however I was very disappointed to be asked to where a mask to walk 3m, from the entrance to the table, only to take it off after sitting at table - what's the point of this rule?!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, nice atmosphere

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DavidH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Evelyn’s is always excellent

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Nyam
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I had booked a table for two which was fine , when we got there we were shown to our table. We waited quite a while before someone came to ask us for drinks order. I ordered the fish which was okay but too many bones. My friend ordered the steak but it was too fatty. Overall didn't enjoy the dinner. I have been before though for lunch and enjoyed.

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ddddd
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had to wait a while to be seated despite a reservation, however i appreciate this was on a busy Saturday lunchtime. because of this our coffees while waiting, were on the house. good food, okay price, staff were brilliant.

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Unknownfoody
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Didn't understand why none of the staff had masks on but kitchen staff did. Would have preferred them to come to me with mask on rather than a visor.

Food was yummy and over all good but noisy music for 1030 am

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GrahamH
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurants are the ones with the best staff, the waiters at Evelyn's really made our night. Funny, witty, charming and a real couldn't do enough for us attitude.

The food, as always, was incredible, love the smaller menu compared to other restaurants and its always full of things I wouldn't normally order but trust the kitchen to nail perfectly.

Had an amazing night, will be back very very soon.

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Benjamin
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, relaxing environment.. have missed this place. Great measures in place

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davidm
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and great service, would not recommend to enemies!

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SerafimaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MariamI
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, quick service, well informed staff

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 1066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.