Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.7
1266 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 1266 People Are Saying
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FluerS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sammm
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast dinner was lovely service always professional

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AlbertR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibe as usual - food and drink top level as always

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely little place. We had a great time and enjoyed the food x

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating as needed to come earlier. Lovely flavours and clever combinations. I had the Satay on rice noodles and was great and the others had sea bass fish and chips which was also very good.The chef was flexible and prepared a special dish as one of us has allergies.

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NickyC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Fantastic food; brilliant service from lovely staff. The ambience is great too. Everyone I’ve taken here has become a huge fan. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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Hirokihito
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Fries are too soggy. Both TFC and cheese burgers are too salty with overwhelming flavors. Was rushed two times to order despite getting seated at 2pm when it’s not busy at all. Only good things are the pancakes and the restaurant design.

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Rose
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than your nans Sunday dinner! The beef is the one!

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AndrewL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends over great coffee and a good meal. Allergy friendly.

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FiachraH
Cork
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 service, 10/10 food

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ColetteL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Busy but very tasty food in a cool industrial setting -a great Saturday night out in Manchester’s Northern Quarter!

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Buggs
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! The food was so delicious

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Komal
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was lovely but it was expensive and small portion though

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Loljame
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, fairly small portion. Servers were not too attentive but very warm and welcoming. I would come again and try the burger! It looked great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and it was perfection. The food was some of the best I’ve had in Manchester

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LouiseA
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and cocktails and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and music.

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Sags
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to chill and relax either as a date night or with friends.

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Rishi
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The quality of the food and the serving sizes were excellent.

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T4sh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good. There was a service charge added to the bill. Would go again

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SophieL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favourite brunch spot, everything was perfect. The staff, music, atmosphere and food. Easily the best spot in Manchester

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GraceJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was speedy - super welcoming and friendly. Food was amazing, need to come back to try more. Atmosphere was also great.

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LaurenS
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service - exceptional food - wonderful drink selection ! The staff are a rare breed of wonderful customer service. Highly recommend

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Ashh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Friendly staff although my dining companion had an allergy and was told they would bring over an allergy menu, which was never brought. Also I can't recommend a venue which charges 75p for soy milk. Portions on the smaller side including disappointingly small brunch cocktails for the price, and removing the celery from the Bloody Mary brought the glass down to 3/4 full. Again nothing against the staff and the space is lovely, just can't really recommend. They were flexible about our booking when I called which was much appreciated.

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CraigLivi
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely team , great set up - love the plants everywhere. Food spot on , roast beef tasted so well

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TraceyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food amazing and lovely mocktails/cocktails. Perfect for brunch and a long overdue catch-up with friends x

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Sahar
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pancakes ever! Great ambiance, good food, excellent service! :)

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and vibe! All portions weee really filling and loved the aestehtic

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Ruhela
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

As a family pre-covid we loved Evelyn’s post-covid the menu has been cut down a few favourites off the menu, dessert isn’t as good as it used to be.
The food that is on the menu…on Friday wasn’t made as usual.

I’m absolutely gutted Evelyn’s is slipping.

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here the place was cool the staff where friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was recommended as good place for brunch in Manchester was okay , shakshuka was basic , cured sea trout was good . Must try is the PBJ cappucino

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Holly
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and very friendly and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Easy and tasty!

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ClareH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service! We will be back :)

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tazr
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to food this place was amazing!! The pancakes were so good we ordered them twice!!!! 😍

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Gemma
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I’m already thinking when can I go back.
The menu is so different, great variety and good veg/vegan options.
Tandoori Trout was delicious! Nice cocktails too, the pineapple mimosa was tasty. The ambience, the lighting and the mass of plants makes it a really relaxing place go be. Would be a good place for a date or for a catch up with friends. We had our table for ages and were the last to leave but we never felt rushed at all.
Service was excellent. ❤️

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vipHeatonfoodie
London
33 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner for 4. Really tasty food, great venue and very good value for money.

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Hmks
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The lamb steak too chewy, flavour not great. But atmosphere and service really good

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JenniferH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. My choice of fish had sold out but the server was on hand to talk me through alternatives and I ended up with something I’d probably not have tried but was so glad I did as it was delicious!

Restaurant was quite lively for a Saturday brunch service, but I think that’s true of a lot of places at the moment. We were seated quickly and not rushed to eat up and leave.

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MagdalenaR
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was lovely and big portions

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 1266 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.