Evelyn's Cafe Bar

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889 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.

What 889 People Are Saying
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JDMH1234
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing! Service and the venue itself was fantastic. The only thing I would say is the tables for 2 are quite cramped...we had 2 people beside us sitting on the same side of the booth meaning it was tight/invasive for us; I felt that this should have been picked up on when being first shown to table (there were plenty of free alternatives). Just a minor detail though and wouldn’t stop us from coming back.

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CatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Tuesday evening after a day in Manchester for my birthday, have been a few times for luch before and loved it so thought we'd give it a try. The food and service were both excellent it was the perfect and to a lovely day.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent vegan options, nice friendly staff, good value, great location in Northern Quarter.

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DeborahM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely lunch. Great setting fab ambiance excellent service. Will definitely go again

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CurtisW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, relaxing atmosphere, great vibes! The food was scrumptious! Great vegan food, both me and my partner were more than satisfied to say the least. Will definitely being attending again soon!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was great food. Glad I reserved in advance and table was ready instantly. Price was not ideal for two thin slices of roast been with trimmings but flavour was great and cooked perfectly

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Natb
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow! Took 20 minutes for someone to take a drinks order...food took over half an hour which was very long considering it was an order of 2 pancakes. No one came over to apologise or explain the wait. When we did get the food it was really good! Would be willing try again

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JaneG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely cafe

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Hamna
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food here and service was excellent, staff were really friendly and helpful

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SmithyQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty brunch classics. Great coffee. Best of all friendly service. One of the best food spots in Manchester!!

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vipDavidClarke
Kent
30 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Offering a cornocopia of dishes from all corners of the world to suit any palate. Housed in a trendy, cosmopolitan environment.

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Rachel
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great presentation, lovely staff very knowledgeable on the menu and how meals are made. would high recommend. Even gave me fresh mint leaf tea.

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Brownie
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, catering for carnivores, pescatarians and vegans without compromising on quality! Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely airy room and vibrant atmosphere. Will definitely come again next time I visit my daughter in Manchester!

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Ewhurst
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a cool place, food yummy, service friendly and professional. I would come back again 100% and recommend to all.
A few observations, nothing that would deter me from a next visit, wanted to be honest:
Toilets could do with some TLC, the service was a little slow, to be fair it was a Sunday and extremely busy, but would expect that to be catered for. Music was so loud you could not hear yourself think, the waiter actually agreed and asked for it to be turned down.
All in all great place.

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Graham
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service what more do you ask for

They even did me a Yorkshire pudding and gravy as a starter the gravy is incredible and being a Yorkshire man this was unreal

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MohammedB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
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

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Hassan
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
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
ConnorJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
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.

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VictoriaH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
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!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
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
vipMajaJ
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.

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Angelica
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.

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Carmencita
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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

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SarahR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Markj
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
HakanJ
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional food with a modern twist and good attentive service.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HarrietteP
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

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HelenS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Poor roast for vegans/vegetarians.

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KeiraM
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

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ClareD
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.

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DannyS
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

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BenV
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.

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AbbeyS
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

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MichaelP
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

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Rob337
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.

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vipExtraValue
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.

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IreneG
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

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Evelyn's Cafe Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 3303.

Evelyn's Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

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