Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.6
1367 reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
Easy-going Neighbourhood Cafe Bar with middle eastern/ asian inspired menu. Known for being a go-to destination brunch and dinner spot amongst locals and travellers. Evelyn’s is humble, unfussy food made with love in a relaxed environment. Cooking over charcoal adds to the menu's identity and gives the food personality and attitude.

DJs play Fridays and Saturdays in The Daisy, a Parisian inspired cocktail den in the basement. Expect late night bougie escapism with plush, loft apartment style houseparty vibes. Walk-ins welcome but bookings are highly recommended.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1367 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and service
Especial attention with one of our group guests that didn’t like the food as was too spicy, and ended up not eating the meal. Kindly we weren’t charged for it.

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Elby
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Staff were lovely, but forgot to give us menus on the way in.
Food wasn’t great, I got one tiny carrot and 2 roast potatoes, the only thing somewhat sustainable was the Yorkshire puddings and gravy, myself and my partner both left still hungry so had to go elsewhere for more food.

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Amyy
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tasty food and our waiter was very good but the food was slow. We waited 40 mins for our breakfast. The kitchen staff were clearly very stressed.

AK
AliK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a good experience, I’ve been coming to Evelyn’s for some years, always make a point of coming when I’m in town, and will continue to do so

SD
SeanD
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s a nouveau industrial style decor with great classics with a slight twist. I’d definitely recommend the pancakes (which are fluffy pancakes)

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victoriao
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely evening here - food was all delicious though crumble and custard lukewarm and couldn’t be heated (but tasted yummy)!
Service and staff were all lovely.
Will def return!

LK
LauraK
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely time at Evelyn's. The service was very good, with really nice, friendly staff.

I have a lot of veggie/GF friends and I chose Evelyns for the variety of food on the menu and it did not disappoint.

There was a little mix-up with our table - nothing major and the team was very apologetic and we received a round of drinks on the house!

Would absolutely go again!

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jacke
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing evening! My only minor issue would be that I was sat near the door and got a few cold drafts. Other than that, the food was amazing, the wine was tasty, and the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Thanks for a brill night.

SM
SarahM
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute find! beautiful restaurant, food, service and staff! we had an amazing evening, the service was fast and the food is some of the tastiest we have had.

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NorthernLight
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stylish but relaxed, fantastic staff, delish freshly cooked food.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cafe and lovely staff, menu could be more varied but overall so nice

JB
JulieB
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as usual, lovely atmosphere would highly recommend going

CG
CGfoodloVer
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Evelyn’s is a beautiful cafe and we have always enjoyed going there. However I ordered the poached eggs and they had a strong vinegar taste, it is just not necessary to poach eggs in vinegar. It ruined them to be honest.

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome from friendly staff, great service and delicious food. Will definitely return when next in Manchester !

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Jack
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were recommended this Sunday Roast.(we like a good roast) The vegan Roast was inedible & the 3 beef roasts were at best average. The veg was interesting but still not up to standard, but the beef (the main ingredient) was very poor. This ranks as our worst Sunday Roast so far this year & I will be “Roasting” the person recommending this place & redirecting them to at least a doz better Sunday Roasts

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely atmosphere to encourage anyone in , a menu to relish .. we had breakfast after a very late night and it ticked all our boxes .. and we are a fussy foody bunch we love our nosh and so we will be back !

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Vman
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb place for breakfast in the NQ, there is a reason you need to book. It’s super causal but very hip. The food is great along with the service which is exceptional. Well done all

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AdamS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So friendly, superb service, tip-top food. Pitta and labneh starter is excellent.

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AnnaY
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, will definitely be going again.

NM
NatalieM
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu choice for food and drinks. Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend to everyone.

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YasminS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and venue. Did not disappoint after recommendations from friends

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Judinner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for allergens! The food was super tasty and there was really friendly service

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CaroleR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice.
But remember to book ahead
as very popular

MB
MaryB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for lunchtime catch-up. Food very good and service excellent

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San31
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! The Sunday roast was one of the best I’ve ever had. The staff were absolutely brilliant and attentive, the ambience of the place was on point. Will definitely be visiting again

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Haania
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
The ambiance was great.

NP
NeleaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that little place - cozy and inviting. The food as also good!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, brilliant service as well, it was attentive but not overdone and the bill was good value. Can’t wait to come back and try some lunch options.

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josie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so nice, the waiter paid such good attention to us. He was really friendly, super on it with water top-ups and really knowledgeable in his recommendations. The venue is really nice and great choice of dishes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish and chips , lovely atmosphere and fantastic friendly staff , wouldn’t hesitate to go back or recommend

PS
PaulaS
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our time at Evelyn’s. I love the simple clean decor. Middle Eastern chicken is just yummy. We’ll be coming again 🙂

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My three aging schoolfriends and I met here at 2pm on Thursday 18th November. It was all delightful; the food, the ambience and the service - especially the service. Being 60-somethings, we found it quite hard to hear each other at times - not because of the other customers, but rather the hard furnishings and floor which are ubiquitous these days. By about 3.30 our noise level had raised to the extent that we hardly noticed the place had nearly cleared. So next time we'll meet at 3.30. There will be a next time! We were bemused by the amount of the service charge. It seemed to be about 7.5% of the bill. We think that's insufficient, if not downright rude. 10% is surely the least staff might expect.

MB
MaisieBo
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The staff always go out if their way to make your feel welcome and the food is delicious.

EB
EduardoB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly service and good food

CB
CatherineB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First return to Evelyn's since the re-opening and it is just as good as before. Great atmosphere and fantastic food.

KM
KerryM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food as always
The staff are very professional and friendly

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Ramblingcritic
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sunday roast was really nice, I just wish they gave some extra gravy to pour over. Staff were friendly and service was good. Nicely decorated which is good as the view out the front window is of a parking garage. I would definitely go back again.

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FBash
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast at Evelyn’s! Staff were super friendly and approachable. And everything is halal!

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Uzi80
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this place over the weekend as a couple of friends recommended it and it was fab! Everything is halal. My husband and I went for the Sunday roast and it was cooked to perfection, with so much flavour. Service was so attentive, and the staff were super friendly. The vibe and whole place was the perfect way to spend a Sunday. We will defo visit when we are back in Manchester.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Roast took an hour to come after sitting down but was tasty! Would go back to try other bits on the menu.

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 4.6 stars by 1367 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.