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202 Kitchen Manchester

3.2
3.2
196 Reviews
£26 to £40
Soul food

The Trap Food Kitchen With style. Soul food, done differently.

Amazing atmosphere, delicious cocktails and a vibe unlike any other - all in the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester.

Last food bookings 9pm.

16 year olds and over only after 5pm. No casual sports brands after 6pm.


Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 17:00–23:00
    Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    07399 144751

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. TG

    TaylaG

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    when we got to the bar it wasn't even open and we wasn't even told this in advance

  2. AW

    AliceW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It was shut and we weren’t notified of this despite having a booking so only found out after walking 15 minutes in the cold to see a sign at the front door.

  3. SB

    StaceyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible! We came all the way to Manchester and booked this restaurant for food we got a taxi there and walked in the FREEZING cold down the road to 202 to find it was closed, we did not get a message cancelling the booking so we could find another reservation, I even had a “are you still coming?” Email 🤣 defo will DEFO come here ever again and will make sure all my friends and family know what poor customer service this place is.

  4. E

    Emma

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    If I could rate 0 stars I would! Why take our booking if the restaurant is going to be closed - it was the only place in Manchester that we had booked for food and none of us had eaten all day! Absolutely ruined the start of the night . I will NOT be going here or booking ever again! I think it’s a joke - We turned up after the confirmation mail was sent the night before to tell us that the booking was still going ahead - absolutely no communication and nothing online to tell us that it’s was closed, just a sign outside of the restaurant when we got there, absolutely ridiculous, how you can run a business this way is beyond me. DO NOT BOOK 202 kitchen !!

  5. S

    Sophie

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I booked 202 kitchen a week in advance. Booked it as me and some friends were staying over in Manchester. I got to the restaurant and it was closed with a sign saying go to some other bars. I never got a call from them telling me it was shut down or any sort of communication. Would not recommend at all.

  6. HI

    HollyI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Cancelled our reservation and never told us. Couldn’t find anywhere else to eat in Manchester on a busy Saturday so we had to go home to eat, and this was my friends birthday which we all travelled up for

  7. RK

    RihanaK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Service is terrible here. Really slow. Have to ask several waiters for the same thing before it was actioned. Was called 2 hours before my reservation to say the menu was very limited due to problem in the kitchen. Drinks are overpriced. Tables are crammed together.

  8. DB

    DannielleB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Didn’t eat here just had drinks. Really nice environment, based on Miami and the game GTA vice city. Could have done with more decoration based on this as the atmosphere was a little dead, probably due to clientele and the drinks were on the higher end.

  9. NM

    NikeeshaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Was a really nice meal and atmosphere. Would’ve been good if they had the full menu but I understand the circumstances.

  10. A

    Alice

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    There was a problem with the kitchen so there was limited menu. There was only about 3 meals available so we decided not to eat. We decided to have a few cocktails and gins before we left, service was very slow to say it wasn’t very busy. I don’t think I would visit again. Looks a lot better online on Instagram!!

  11. c

    ches

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    the kitchen was broke and we had to choose off a very small menu

  12. P

    Paige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely day, nice staff, lovely cocktails, good music. Just a shame there was issues in the kitchen but would definitely return

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Was closed when we arrived

  14. C

    Christy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I rate low for all because they allowed me to book a reservation when the restaurant was closed and then they said I’ll get charged if I don’t come for the reservations.. make it make sense my

  15. D

    Dmdm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Kitchen closed before we received all of the food we had ordered an hour before. Drinks took a long time to come and had to keep chasing them. Toilets were very unclean. Half of the menu was unavailable and had already sold out at 7:30pm

  16. L

    Lauren

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Waited an hour for food to come for the order to be completely wrong and getting charged for things we didn’t order to also wait half an hour just for the bill

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Disappointing food, very bland and unseasoned. Good atmosphere, great scenery just disappointed with low spice and bland food

  18. B

    Billie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Waited for 20 minutes to get our drink orders taken, when the drinks came there was hair in one of them. 4 out the peoples food came however one of us had to wait for their lamb, it came by the time everyone finished their food. Very unimpressed and disappointed considering it was my friends birthday

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Staff were great, the only thing that was disappointing was the food option, there was only a burger and no vegetarian options, the food came out at separate times which I received a burger on its own. My friend was vegetarian and the only option for her was fries.

  20. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic time spent at 202 Kitchen for my 30th birthday, all thanks to Maria that got us booked in, looked after us and sorted all our requests ( even the birthday surprise). The food was delicious and the service was great! The restaurant is exceptionally decorated too - so many photo opportunities for a big group of girly girls like us. Thanks for a really enjoyable time!! We will be back

  21. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! We absolutely loved it. Would definitely recommend!!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    The staff at the door continued their personal conversation whilst we stood waiting to even be acknowledged. They then couldn’t find my booking. We were then sat in between three large groups and completely ignored by staff who were more preoccupied attending the larger tables. The music choices were ok but the DJ decided to cut off every track once he got a reaction from the room. Everything looked dirty and patched up and the toilets were vile.

  23. AN

    AmyN

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Was a lovely place, food was really nice, table was sticky and the service was slow to cine take our order but food came quickly. Overall very lovely

  24. M

    Myday

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food was not great but Moe was amazing, extremely helpful and great service.

  25. GM

    GraceM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked 202 kitchen got there and it was shut???

  26. LS

    LilyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I am sooo disgusted and wish we never went to this place. Food took 30 mins to come (which is fine) then drinks didn’t come so my partner went to the bar took another 40 mins waiting. Sat back down, the bartender came over with the drinks and spilt them all over my partner. We walked out. It wasn’t his fault because mistakes happen but the whole experience was shocking! When she first sat us down I asked her to move us to a proper table and she said I will go and check n then didn’t come back over to us. We ended up moving ourselves and then they ran over and said we can’t sit there and finally moved us. Most of the staff don’t have a clue what they are doing! The girl on the door was RUDE and no help at all. The bar staff were doing shots partying instead of serving. I’m so disappointed! We left, didn’t eat or drink anything. Absolutely disgusted.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    What can I say about 202 kitchen? Well apart from the service absolutely nothing, we booked for food but when we saw it arrive at the table next to us we decided to just drink up our first drink and leave. The waiting service was good but your only as good as what your selling and unfortunately it was all just overpriced and low quality. If you want selfies and no atmosphere this is your place.

  28. E

    Emmie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was nice but service was extremely slow, the restaurants nicely decorated

  29. TT

    TaliahT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The service was shocking we had to get up and find a member of staff to serve us then ask for the bill. They gave us the wrong drinks then when we paid our bill and left they called us to say we hadnt paid our full bill even though we had recipts and proof so they ended the call with no apology.

  30. DC

    DavidC

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Staff were great but not very much selection in the menu (only 2 dishes) and very overpriced for the food and drinks.

  31. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, the best vibe, Good music & great service 10/10 👌🏻

  32. AK

    AbbyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    It’s a cute spot but the food is sub par & drinks don’t taste the same even when you order the same cocktail twice

  33. c

    cryptic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely customer service, the waiters and staff were very friendly and attentive.

  34. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Was excited to go here, we were seated and we ordered drinks. 30 mins later no drinks and we asked to order food but they said they weren't serving food anymore despite us booking for dinner and being asked if we were here for dinner which we said yes - never mentioned we wouldn't be able to. Had to get 2 staff to chase drinks and they said they'd forgot. So after 1 hr no drinks no food and watching other people be served food we left.

  35. JP

    JParks

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Extremely poor service, around 40 minute wait to be served follow by a wait time of around 25 minutes for a drink

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Cocktails were great as was the atmosphere, the service was a bit slow however Maria was very accommodating as we were quite late for our booking. The menu was a bit basic but still tasted good, definitely would just go for the drinks next time. Great place for girlfriends and very aesthetically pleasing!! Had a lovely time.

  37. A

    Abbie

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Place was pretty dead but took ages to get a drinks order taken. Staff were all just standing around conversing. Drinks were ok, but not worth the price - mojito had no sweetness just severely bitter. One plate of chips took ages to come because of a “queue in the kitchen,” but once queried about turned up right away. Weird atmosphere.

  38. CT

    ChelseaT

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me & my 4 friends loved this bar! The vibe, food & drinks were 10/10. A must visit if in Manchester.

  39. RM

    RowanM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience1

    202 Kitchen was absolutely freezing cold to the point that I felt I needed to put my jacket on. The music was unbelievably loud so much so that myself and my friend could barely hear eachother speak. The food was nice albeit a little overpriced however the service was great.

  40. MS

    MayaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amaZing Will for sure go back !!!!

FAQs

202 Kitchen Manchester is rated 3.2 stars by 196 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 17:00–23:00
    Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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