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Evelyn's Cafe Bar, Manchester,

Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.5
4.5
1973 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
Now walk-ins only for Brunch, with Dinner bookings from 5pm & all day Sunday

Evelyn’s is an easy-going local restaurant serving brunch classics by day and refined, small plates by night. With the kitchen centred around a charcoal Inka grill, live fire cooking adds personality to the dishes, taking inspiration from Levantine and Pan-asian favourites. A go-to for the local neighbourhood and travellers alike, the food is seasonal and humble while the intimate setting ensures that the focus is on the food and experience. Evelyn’s accepts bookings for Dinner (from 17:00) and all day Sunday (full roast menu), with Brunch operating on a walk-in basis.

Below Evelyn’s, The Daisy is a Parisian Pigalle-inspired bar with local resident DJs playing every weekend. Expect late-night escapism with a plush, loft party energy and a refined drinks menu. The Daisy welcomes walk-ins, but booking is highly recommended.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 10:00–22:00 Brunch Mon–Thu 10:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3303
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.
  • Private party contact
    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street
  • Parking Details
    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.
  • Public Transit
    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,973 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for brunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Great for brunch

  • Manchester

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Manchester

    Healthy

1,973 Reviews
  1. guheshwara

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service wasn’t great. Asked for extra gravy and it didn’t come for 20 minutes. After asking 3 times all I got was attitude from the staff. The Yorkshire pudding was the worst ever. Dry like eating paper. I sent the first ones back. The replacements also weren’t great and maybe the 20 minute wait was the chef getting his own back. Even though they sent out actually crap good.

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  2. ClaireG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious Sunday roast with great service! Thank you for making our girls catch up even more special :)

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  3. DeborahL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous will be back totally enjoyed well worth a visit

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  4. CasualDinner

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food ! Service was a little slow but overall the dining experience was great xx

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  5. AndrewS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch and lunch. Well managed front of house even during very busy periods, nice, cheerful and attentive team. Food was excellent and good size portions.

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  6. ClareS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As returning customers we thought we knew what to expect, but sadly we were a bit disappointed this time. The menu has changed and its all small platters, which were OK, but the previous menu was so good, this felt mediocre. What was also frustrating was that we were seated on a table for 2...which is not ideal when ordering several small dishes. Our drinks had to go on the floor, even the waitress said, the tables were small for the plates!! Some thought required in this set up. Not sure we'd come back again

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food , chilled atmosphere, we will return !

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  8. Silvia

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy restaurant in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Staff was friendly but overall food was below expectations: hummus was delicious but for instance buttered beans had an overpowering taste of vinegar.

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  9. FionaK

    Lincolnshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked Evelyn's for my partner's 60th. There were four of us, we went downstairs first into the cocktail bar - a little dark, but friendly, knowledgeable staff and enjoyable. After drinks we went upstairs and ordered several different plates and were not disappointed with any. Fabulous flavours, beautifully presented. Service was perfect, timing of food was excellent. Very helpful, friendly, and happy staff. Thank you so much for a fabulous meal in a comfortable and beautiful environment.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best hummus ever

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  11. MarkP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My parents and I visited Evelyn’s on Mother’s Day. Service was great, food came quickly, and it was absolutely delicious. Both of my parents loved it too. We all had a Sunday Roast - 10 out of 10!

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  12. Bluenose

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was poor (Sunday Roast). Quality of ingredients was good but execution and flavour was poor. Service was rude from start to finish.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprised to learn that the servers don’t receive the service charge on the bill. I thought this practice was all but ended in the UK. Servers were excellent, they deserve their tips so bring cash if you tip! Food was tasty but could have been a bit hotter, 1 slice of beef is a bit tight for a £22 roast dinner! Even if it was a thick slice!

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  14. Rg99

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive for what you get given. Burger but no fries? Food was very tasty but not a lot of it for the money you’re paying. Also very limited gluten free options

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  15. Customer

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I based my review in 4 aspects: Food: My friend and I ordered at the same time, her food came but was delayed. I ordered only fries which were lost, when they came after my friends food came, they were burned and cold so I returned them. Price: It is expensive and small portions Environment: It looks nice inside but it gets hot because it's open kitchen. Customer service: The 3 waitresses were struggling with the place being full Friday night. When I explained the issue with my order they removed it from the bill.

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  16. Atem

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was sensational, the lamp chops are incredible

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  17. TraceyB

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal with friends , everything was just right . My only complaint is I wish it was closer to home (Cumbria) but it’s well worth it

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  18. JuliaW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evelyn's is great. I've eaten here a number of times and its excellent for allergens (I'm coeliac/gluten free and dairy free). Food and drinks are v tasty and decor is lovely

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  19. Judinner

    London

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Evelyn’s is always great, I’ve been a few times. The food and drink are excellent and they’re brill for allergens (I’m coeliac/gluten free and dairy free). Will always come back :)

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  20. AnnD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved every aspect of our visit. Good to try some different flavours too!

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  21. RJHa

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious vegan food, amazing service and a great atmosphere

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  22. AlexandraC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Some dishes were great like oyster teriyaki. We didn't like kohlrabi. The price is a bit high

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  23. Callum

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest roast I’ve had in Manchester! Me and my friends go to a new place every month and have done for over a year. This is now N°1!!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really nice could have been a little warmer!

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  25. dh59

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved it, it was my birthday and they gave us a candle and everything, even free desserts as well. It was my second time there loved it both. Would definitely recommend

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  26. Hisham

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the Sunday roast. Both the chicken & lamb options were very good and excellent value for money. I want to come back to try their brunch!

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  27. Notvisitingevelynsagain

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The main desk staff was very rude to me and my friends and the serving atmosphere was so hectic. The guy at the desk was very intense and reminded me and my friends that we have to eat on the clock which I didn’t know that we have to summarise chats over food with friends to just 1h and 15 minutes :))) didn’t even catch my breath after seating down and was asked to order drinks. Another friend was 15 minutes late but we were ready to order food and they rudely just asked how long is she taking?!.. After my friend just finished her drink they immediately took it from her shoving the hand to grab the empty drink as another reminder to keep it short and get the f out as soon as we have been served cuz they treat gotta people like in a fast food shop.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waited 35 minutes to be seated at our pre-booked table

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  29. HelloHelloHello

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is small plates so we ordered about 8 for the four of us but the first four all came separately by about 10 minutes each which was quite strange and slightly annoying when trying to eat one small plate between four then having to wait a while until the next! Other than that, the food was lovely and the ambience was gorgeous. Lovely place for a drink too!

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  30. SakinahM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband enjoyed his birthday dinner, here at Evelyn's. The service was good.

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  31. KatherineN

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Evelyn’s We had a great wine recommendation and ordered loads of small plates - everything was delicious Standout for me was the salmon tartare and the Hispi cabbage …. Very good value for money and fabulous service

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  32. DManc

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Restaurant with a really nice vibe. Amazing delicious food, we had mixed pickles as a starter and then 4 plates to share between 2 of us. The Salt Cod Roe was amazing! Background music but not too noisy.

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  33. SueF

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely find in the Northern Quarter. Sunday lunch was amazing and the staff really lovely and friendly

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  34. Frances

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the servers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and I will definitely be returning over and over again. I have Coeliac disease and I usually have to miss out on a lot of things but at Evelyn’s I felt completely confident and looked after, the menu is amazing and the gluten free options were superb with a dedicated gluten free fryer meaning I could have a wide range of choice. The servers were so helpful and kind, a particular shout out to Elsa who finished off our evening with genuine customer service and made our night.

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  35. Evelyn

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service started relatively friendly but shifted to be rude and pushy at the end even when we were still within our table booking time - we took the service charge as they were so rude at the end. We couldn’t order two of the main things on the menu as they were out but it was an early dinner booking on a Saturday. There was such a delay between dishes that our food got cold before we could even eat two dishes at once and they also forgot our last dish. It wasnt busy and there were still a few tables free - so just seemed to be poorly run, with no customer service. The prices do not reflect quality and the decor is tired. First and last time at Evelyn’s ; would not recommend.

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  36. KateS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and food. And they very generously allowed us to stay after closing, to finish out bottle of bubbles. And the food was beautiful.

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  37. HeatherM

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and wine. A little squashed at table but ok.

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  38. KelseyJ

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast in Manchester, great vibe, not too busy!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried this place for the first time and what can I say very nice atmosphere and friendly attentive staff food a little different to your norm but absolutely delicious and very well presented I would recommend to anyone it’s a lovely little place will definitely be back

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  40. RachelS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food and lovely atmosphere. Great place to celebrate a big birthday

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FAQs

Evelyn's Cafe Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Evelyn's Cafe Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 3303.

Evelyn's Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Evelyn's Cafe Bar

G18 Smithfield Building, Manchester, M4 1 NB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 10:00–22:00 Brunch Mon–Thu 10:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:00–16:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.
  • Public Transit
    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3303
  • Private party facilities
    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.
  • Private party contact
    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303
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