Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.7
1305 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 1305 People Are Saying
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FionaR
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic. The service is always friendly. It's a real favourite.

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food

JC
JulieC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Evelyn’s and my friend and I were very impressed. The food was delicious (we had Chicken Satay), portion size was generous. The music was slightly too loud for our taste - we hadn’t seen each other for a while and had a lot of catching up to do but the noise level did make that a little difficult.
What really impressed us was the delightful service. The waiters were super helpful, cheerful and friendly and this made a huge difference to our evening.
We would definitely come again.

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vipShaikhaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing but the service could be better.

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Sonia
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious grub! And gorgeous place to sit and eat.

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MaryamA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Third visit to Evelyns.

The time we went the food took 50 minutes to arrive, we thought we’d give it another go.

Second time we came, we booked a roast for 3pm. Turned up to be told all the chicken had run out.

Third visit, maybe a charm? Nope, came for breakfast. Staff were great no complaints there. Food came quicker but the bread had mould and fungus on it!! We got the meal free but it was such a let down.

I don’t think we could give it another chance now. Sorry guys, wouldn’t recommend it. Would rather stick to Federal for breakfast - much better!

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Anonymous
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a relaxed and cozy Sunday. Offered vegan alternatives to what was on the menu. Staff were also really friendly, polite and quick with their service. We'll definitely be coming back - thank you!

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WendyW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a visit to the bar with two friends, the staff were really friendly and efficient. There was a lovely buzz about the bar but not so loud that we couldn’t hear each other. There was some interesting food choices and catered for GF and vegetarian too. Will definitely go back

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ReubenC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. Great service. Great food. Love it! Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing the service from the host was pretty poor as I had to ask where the food was on three occasions and then on the third I really had to put my foot down as the food took 50 mins to arrive. I was very disappointed as I would have assumed this should have been sorted. People came after me and had their food much earlier. I think the host messed up with the order and didn’t pass it to the kitchen but instead of apologising she just ignored me where possible. What should have been a nice brunch ended up taking over an hour and a half

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Maria
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch with a friend, everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food, and amazing coffee!

JC
JCasualFoodie
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I like Evelyn’s, I’ve been a few times and left favourable reviews across multiple platforms.

This time however, it was so so loud I couldn’t hear my company who was sat just the other side of a table. Closely packed were our neighbouring diners who, too, were incredibly loud (guessing this was down to the music and other diners being loud). The food was average, not great, not bad enough to complain - average. The coffee was gorgeous however!

Staff were polite enough but not overly attentive. The cafe is busy so this is understandable but still my rating is based on service.

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sarahmarie
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place for dinner, great staff, amazing cocktails and a cool vibe!

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CathyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere, good service and interesting food

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NanJ
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is quite a wonderful place for people to hava a memeorable brunch. The buttermilk pancake is so soft and the fruits in it are fresh. The free culcamber water is also really good to match the pancake. Also, the service there is really kind and full of passion. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends and I will be there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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jenniferw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat restaurant in Manchester! Highly recommend, always have great food and service.

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DanniS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great warm atmosphere, we'll be back, also was great value

HM
HayleyM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evelyn’s was a pleasant surprise for our group on a Tuesday evening. The space was cozy and inviting, the staff were incredibly friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. I think we found a new regular spot.

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Prishap
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast! Highly recommend this place! Friendly staff and good service.

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MarcusR
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really nice food. Maybe not to automatically put chilli flakes on everything - especially if it isn’t in the description. Interesting menu with varied choices. Be nicer if it didn’t play the music as loud. One of the best breakfast or brunch venues in town

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SalmaM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast here yesterday and such a lovely place. Jason is lovely there and served us. Highly recommend. Loved the shakshuka and smashed avocado with poached egg! A must visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Took my partner here for breakfast, the place was lovely but far too busy, we felt very hemmed in and claustrophobic, atmosphere was extremely noisy and with people literally elbow to elbow you could not hear yourself talk, had a waiter literally lean over my shoulder to discuss a bill with another patron in the far corner, we also waited nearly an hour for food so we had to rush due to parking, the serving staff forgot to put our drinks through but then offered them on the house food was amazing just wish the place was better it left a disappointing experience for us. Don’t think we would rush back.

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MaisieBo
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food and wonderful vibe. Evelyn’s always delivers

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LailaM
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Sunday roast. Was delicious. Really enjoyed it.

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LouiseD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really very lovely and the service was excellent. On our way out we spotted the Sunday Dinner being served up and it looked amazing, so will be heading back to try that!

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TineM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Nice staff, great food. We felt very welcome and would recommend it for a night out

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as ever, will be booking again soon.

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DazS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, cool menu, lovely service, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service!! Would recommend!!

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RegA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating a much delayed anniversary with two nights in bussling Manchester and Evelyn's supplied delicious food and a great atmosphere. Best beef burger ever and super cheesecake!
But the bottle of Coke supplied for £3 would have been more properly at home in a doll's house or in an episode of Gulliver's Travels. It was comfortably the smallest amount of liquid that I have ever bought anywhere in the world, including some pretty exotic bars in high spots, for the actual amount spent! Come on Evelyn's ... while spoil a nice dinner with a deceitful "price gouge"?

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday dinner and service was friendly and attentive. Second time I have been in two weeks and we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably the best Sunday roast experience I have had so far, staff were very friendly and accommodating. Managed to get a last minute booking. I would definitely recommend.

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RabiaH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! Jason was a wonderful host and really made us feel welcome. Can’t wait to head back!

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had the most amazing brunch and it was super quick and delicious! i think our waitor was called jared and he was super helpful and friendly! absolutely recommend this place, especially if you like the healthier side of things for brekfast - the bircher oats were delishhhhh

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Ruth
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice touches like fresh water being brought to the table without needing to ask.
TFC roll as a brunch dish is inspired - absolutely delicious.
Love Evelyn’s!

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FluerS
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just absolutely stunning staff, the setting probably makes it one of my favourite places in Manchester - pure date night vibes. Food was beaut, wine was stunning. Just overall stunning - couldn’t recommend this gaff enough

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WendyD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has got even better! Love tha restaurant.
It’s very cool and welcoming but the food is the winner.

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 4.7 stars by 1305 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.