Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.6
1426 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 1426 People Are Saying
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vipKateBurton
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Evelyns is one of our faves and this visit delivered everything we love about the place; great food, lovely laid back service and a chilled ambience.

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SunnaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I went to Evelyn’s the week before the lamb was cooked perfectly! I decided to take my partner to try it yesterday and the meat was not cooked well. As well as the service was very slow and they didn’t even have any custard left to eat with the pudding! Won’t be going back.

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LadieswhoBrunch
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sunday Brunch was lovely, we all have different dishes, which were equally tasty.
Service was attentive even when it was busy, you just need a bit of patience while they try to serve everyone.
I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout was fantastic. Also the cocktails were fab. Lovely environment

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Missy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was lovely but could have had a normal size portion of couscous as there was very little and mostly chicken and salad. The atmosphere was very chaotic this was a big put off for myself as when having a conversation i was talking quite loud and it was quite frustrating. The massive downfall in this place was the toilets. Absolutly discusting and vile. If i had seen the toilets first i would have walked out. Just wasn't very appealing and very run down. The tables were quite next to each other which felt abit awkward. I think this place is overhyped by the name. Wouldn't go back again.

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KathK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was unbelievable! We waited for an hour and the food still was not ready! No one even bothered to check on us! We have to ask! This is terrible. They did apologize and free our meals but still, waited for an hour is unacceptable! The food is alright but not impressed.

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Nish
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great when it eventually came. We waited an hour for food and then rushed off the table as soon as we had eaten as they had another booking. Quite disappointed with the service and the way way we was treated when they received their payment. There was another 4 tables available. Such a let down with the service.

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LesleyS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food was excellent with not too long a menu which I like. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was a little noisy and hard to hear a conversation at times. Toilets a bit of a let down compared to the rest of the cafe facilities.

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oliverl
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. My number 1 spot in Manchester for sure.

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GabriellaD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking food, friendly service and a lovely scenic restaurant. Could not fault one thing.

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Chris
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch. Ambience just right - lively but relaxed.

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NeelamK
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Evelyn’s for brunch & the Sunday roast (on separate days) and we thoroughly enjoyed both. Our favourite was the Sunday roast. The ambience & service at the restaurant was great.
The only downside was that tables are very close together but that is just a small issue.

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AnnB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food , staff excellent room was a bit noisy would recommend

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MarkR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely visit to Evelyn's cafe & bar. Throughly enjoyed the Taiwan Fried Chicken starter and Satay Chicken main, great service and atmosphere as usual.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was impeccable. Couldn’t fault it in any way. 10/10 will definitely come again.

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Hengabecka
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I like most about Evelyn's is that you get the 'treat' of a restaurant experience but there are lots of healthy options on the menu! At last, dishes that include a decent amount of vegetables. And if you feel like being decadent, the cocktails are lovely.

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Review25
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really love time here, great staff, lovely food and atmosphere.

RH
RachelH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, Outstanding service, a bit more expensive than some other places for breakfast but worth every penny 👌

SM
SheunesuM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and even lovelier food! Would and do recommend to everyone I know!

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Trisha
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab food, very friendly staff, good atmosphere. Try the peanut butter and jelly cappucino 😉👌

GH
GabrielleH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, as always.
Highly recommended 5*

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Lissyloo
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was awesome. Staff were really friendly and the ambience was laid back (the music was a tad too loud for me though). I've been before and I will return.

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AarefahM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately we found the Sunday roast very bland and potato's were dry

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SallyD
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch, the food was delicious and fresh and different with grapefruit in the sauce on the avocado toast with poached eggs on.
Was served promptly and our waiter was also outstanding, very knowledgeable and friendly. Altogether an amazing brunch and can’t wait to return to sample the Sunday roast that looked fantastic too! Thank you to everyone there.

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PeanutCHRC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well… firstly Daisy’s awesome bar, cocktails were super disco awesome, felt like an 80’s rockstar sat in there. Service was exceptional.
Evelyn’s - even better food was incredible and the Margaritas were amazing especially 1 after another… keep that shiz coming man….
An exceptional place both the bar and restaurant… highly recommended but I’m not telling anyone because I want it to be little secret place!!! See you very soon

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RachelB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food, friendly service with a smile and cool boho decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed and happy

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TaraB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Evelyn's plenty of times and they never fail to provide great food, great service, friendly service and ambiance. They also serve fabulous coffee ☕

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely AMAZING food. So wholesome, fresh and filling! The flavours melt in your mouth so beautifully, 10/10!

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Mehz
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is very flavoursome and tasty. The waiter was absolutely brilliant. I didn’t get his name but he had a red T-shirt on and seemed of Far Eastern origin. He was superb in helping us decide what to choose for the kids as their is no kids menu. Would be 5 star if they had kids menu. Also love the fact that it is halal.

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AliD
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish and sides are full of flavour. Highly recommended

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Saff
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience 10/10! I would definitely return again soon.

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Seejay
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, food was very tasty but the lamb steak and rib eye steaks were a bit fatty / difficult to cut through, even with a steak knife! The chicken starters were very tasty!

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FionaC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely thank you . Staff polite and everything went very smoothly . Thai green veg curry was excellent , it’s got a good feel , decent music . I would recommend. It’s quite dark and romantic really . It’s cute .

SA
SAdam
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with pleasant service. Would definitely return and recommend.

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Catstott
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good, friendly service. Had the burger and tofu laksa - tasty stuff for sure but, being picky, probably too much lime. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service, both incredible!!

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Chris
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit there with family, I've been meaning to go for a while and glad I finally did. Food was great and a nice place for lunch/brunch. Will go again :)

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MaryT
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommmed Evelyn’s Bar if you’re looking for a tasty and cosy meal

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As my second visit, there was definitely an improvement for the service and foh team. Very friendly and attentive. I will see you soon.

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 1426 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.