Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.7
1354 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 1354 People Are Saying
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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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AnnaY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NatalieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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YasminS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Judinner
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 🙂

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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.

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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.

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EduardoB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly service and good food

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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.

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KerryM
Manchester
3 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.

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AdessaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely brunch

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Telford
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff & super friendly the breakfast was great the pancake is a must.. only the down side was too much noise from the kitchen machine Mixer

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Owes
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy environment, wasn’t comfortable. Nothing special about the food. Fish and chips is a no.

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MaryF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

friendly staff - delicious iced coffee - great atmosphere :)

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nessa
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience, it’s rare to find somewhere that has got it all.
Amazingly pretty place.
Great food .
Cocktails I wish that were coming by the bottle instead of glass it was that good.
And every member of staff we spoke to was nice, friendly and helpful.

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Lottie
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and I am so glad I could finally go back and find the same friendly face and the healthy and original menu.

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Shola
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was nice at the time however I spent the rest of the night throwing it straight back up, my partner and myself were left with very upset stomachs after the roasts:(

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Eema1
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was poor and our server was passive aggressive 🥴

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Effy
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for brunch. Service and atmosphere were lovely and the coffee was delicious. Unfortunately the food was not. We had an ECB Breakfast and a superfood salad.

The breakfast was tasty (especially the sausages) but I found the seasoning a little overpowering which was a shame - so I didn’t finish it all!

The superfood salad was again very overpowering. So much raw garlic, it’s all I could taste for the next few hours! Beetroot slices had dried out and overall there wasn’t actually a lot to it. Could do with a few more veggie chunks (to bulk it out) some nice subtle seasoning, and a lot less raw garlic.

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Piccalilley
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate breakfast at Evelyn's and it was brilliant, great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food very good and like the vibe, service was a little lax, took far too long whilst not busy to take even a drinks order.

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leec
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I booked Evelyn's on a Thursday night due to having a new Dine card to try out which was no problem at all to the restaurant. The food was absolutely superb again as it has been many times previously. I can highly recommend their stunning fish and chips which are wonderfully seasoned and the chips are dusted with chilli flakes. Delicious. The only course myself and my friend would miss next time would be the strawberry cheesecake which was not very nice at all but we both guessed it was vegan as we ate it. Our own fault as we didn't spot it on the menu. We'll definitely be returning yet again.

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GabrielleH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lamb dinner, was delicious and tasty.
Great, friendly service, as always.
Looking forward to returning xx

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 1354 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.