202 Kitchen Manchester

3.3
134 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.


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
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 134 People Are Saying
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vipNatashaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Overall a bad experience. Told they had stopped serving food, for them to take out chicken burgers to a bigger table spending more money 45 mins later. Argumentative staff. Very limited drink and food menu. Decor is dirty and tatty. Won’t be going back

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GabbieC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Placed looked lovely but some stuff looked like it had been there for ages and was worn. Service at the start was terrible had to ask twice to get served and then waited over 30mins to get drinks as we had to ask twice where they were only to be told after 30mins the bar are on them now. Didn’t stay long as we were moving onto another bar but it has more of a hype than it’s worth

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great experience for my birthday!! Thank you for making it special!

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sarahs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Music was extremely loud couldn't hear anything but music so couldn't talk to other person in my party but overall it was nice

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KellyL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We was so disappointed we walked out. Was scruffy and smelt ! Needs major work doing.

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KHen
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

£100 bottle of champagne served room temperature. Good music but a but a bit of a tacky venue to be honest.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and quick service, staff were lovely and the music was really good

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BecC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Plonked on a table left with no menu no one came to us and we kept having to flag them down to get there attention service is shocking

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SSS2021
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Salmon with mash and veg was nice and my friend has the chicken burger which she said was nice.

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AshleyB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Too loud, food went missing so had to be made again, waited 1hr 40 mins for food, drinks poor, watered down

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LaurentM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The waiter that served us was brilliant, great communication, very friendly and made us comfortable! Black waiter with long hair 🙌🏾 Don’t have his name

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

One of the staff members was such a vibe. She was singing whilst bringing drinks over and brought such pleasant energy, she’s a credit to the place.

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Kkkk
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Pretty dead, I know it's supposed to be super pink but not great for pics

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Shai
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, so lovely and very nice food and drink.

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Roxy123xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very friendly and service was quick.

The food was also nice!

We we would revisit maybe on a Saturday as we went on a Sunday so it was a little quiet.

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jonnyP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We came to Manchester especially to visit this bar and we were sooo disappointed with it, it looks very pretty inside, Great for pics...

But the service is shocking, after ordering drinks we waited 30 mins before having to ask for them.

The staff seem to preoccupied with doing instagram videos than serving the customers they did have.

Wouldn't visit again!!

(We didn't have food so cant comment on that)

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was good, we was an hour late but we were still seated. Very kind staff and understandable, got my drinks quickly however for some reason it took an hour for one of my friends drinks to come. However it’s still A good place because I enjoyed my birthday here. The photo room was a bit dirty but still took nice photos. Food is good quality makes u full

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OpenTable Diner
Staffordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Cute place, beach club kinda vibes. Staff seemed friendly however the menu was limited compared to what was shown online which was disappointing. May go back to see what it’s like on other days. Some places to take photos which was nice but wasn’t how we expected it to be.

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KatieS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service very slow
Tables too close together when the place wasn't full
Only had cocktails but we're very watery
Only stayed for 1 drink

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

I was sick after eating there. The food is not nice at all…I don’t know about the gas maybe because of the venue.

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danni
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing the only problem we had was the wrong sauce was given to us that why I marked down on food but overall it was such good night and vibe

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NikkiM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good, service was slow even though quiet period, food was brought out separately rather than together.

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UwanaE
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good place, not on the menu but the food is good!!

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Auddiner
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was bad. We stood at an automatic door pressing the button. The door didn’t open and the staff just sat there looking at us no one came out to tell us that the button don’t work and there was no sign or anything to indicate this so we stood there like idiots thinking they were closed. We were seated and told someone would be over to us shortly we waited 20 minutes and hadn’t been served so we left. Can’t rate food drink or value as didn’t stay but this form wouldn’t let me proceed before selecting a star. Wouldn’t recommend, thought the service in the Birmingham branch was bad but this one was just as bad.

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Megan
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never ever return to this venue!! Arrived at the venue to be seated on what only can be described as a bed shipped from love island, we never requested this and I’m not sure how anyone would be expected to eat a meal from this bed? We immediately asked to be moved to a normal table which took around 15 minutes after another party left. We then ordered drinks via the online app which took from 30 minutes to 1 hour for the each drink to arrive!!! One member of the party never even received their drink and after several attempts of asking a variety of staff it still did not arrive, their response would always be “the bar is so busy”. It even resulted to us standing by the bar and asking the bartenders however their response would be “someone else is looking into it for you”. After waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes, the drink still did not arrive.. after asking for the manager 30 minutes prior (who again did not arrive) we decided to ask a random man who looked like he could be the manager as he was walking out of a staff entrance if we could have a refund. We eventually got the refund and left swiftly to find a bar which could actually provide a drink - would highly not recommend 202 Kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff were super friendly and we were greeted with a smile. Atmosphere was lively with good music.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was really excited about visiting this venue after seeing instagram, however the service fell short of this. The app did not work to take our payments it took them an hour to get this working - rather than just take our drinks at the table. I understand covid legalities but the app not working is not my problem! We would have left this venue and gone elsewhere but we had other commitments nearby. The cocktails themselves were lovely, but the staff do need to understand if you're visiting an area with limited time and there is an issue they need to be quick thinking and solve this, not just wait around - overall this tainted the experience and I won't be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived after 10pm for dinner and drinks, not realising the kitchen shut at 10, but the manager and chef went above and beyond for us, served and cooked us food and were so so accommodating. Honestly couldn’t recommend enough and can’t wait to come back 🤍 the nicest staff, best vibe and perfect for a night out.

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Catherine
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Customer service was poor and rude staff.
Wasn't sure if was due to being a young group, but surely everyone should be treated the same!

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AUME
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Booked a table for dinner and was told the kitchen is closed on arrival. What’s the point of accepting a booking time when you know the kitchen will be closed ? Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great here! Staff were so polite and food was delicious! Plus there was quite a good portion. The only thing that let this down slightly was the wait for the food however everything else was brilliant!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I would recommend, but if you're not a sweet tooth, this place isn't really for you. They have a few savoury dishes, but some are sweet weirdly enough (e.g. the burger). If I could go again, I'd get the lamb chops. I didn't like the chips.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Visited 202 Kitchen for a birthday dinner I organised for a friend. It was absolutely fantastic. All the staff were extremely helpful, drinks were delicious and the place is gorgeous. They made my friend feel very special with a free drink to celebrate her birthday and they took pictures for us which was amazing. I plan to go back in future!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time! Great service I don’t know why people are saying it’s not with what hospitality has been through for 18 months. Venue is stunning and perf for a little girly trip to enjoy cocktails and light bites or ‘small tings’. Thank you 202

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ShelbyH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for drinks for an hour very slow service. Won’t recommend

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got to the restaurant for a booking to eat and was told there was no food left and the kitchen was closed although nowhere on their website does it say what time last orders are and still allowed me to book a table for food for 4 when the kitchen was going to be closed. So no food and then they closed earlier than it was due to so we didn’t even have time to order a second drink as they kicked everyone out and didn’t even offer or announce a last drinks offer. Finding the restaurant was also impossible as the wrong address comes up on google and takes you to their old address still which is now closed and a different venue. Neither satnav or google maps could locate the restaurant at all. There was no lights in the bathroom at all and when asking the cleaner about the lights we were just told “no there’s no lights” and the furniture was filthy and covered in stains. Overall experience was absolutely terrible and I don’t know how the restaurant is even in business.

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Henna
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night! Thank you to our beautiful waitress Oyin! Will definitely be returning back. X

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kels
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

202 was very clean and very beautiful to look at all workers were very respectful and kind.

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Brown08
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice venue, very pink and quirky, nice spot for pictures. Very limited menu however I was very happy with my food and drink choices. Would visit again

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katieh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service, cramped tables.
Issues with drink ordering.
Difficult to find.
However hostess was lovely and so helpful with us, couldn’t have done more!

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202 Kitchen Manchester is rated 3.3 stars by 134 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.