202 Kitchen - Manchester

3.7
229 reviews
£26 to £40
International
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The Trap Food Kitchen With style
Soul food, done different.
What 229 People Are Saying
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3.7
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Anonx
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was basic and tasted off. Chicken was something you’d get from an Iceland bag of wings. Drinks were overpriced for what they were. The venue was cold. Overall just a bad experience

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Anna
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was very bland-chicken had little to no flavour, chips were very standard, and the corn was hard. They also got our order wrong. Great places to take pictures and lovely cocktails but food was pretty poor.

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AmyP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Would have been nice if drunk underaged young girls were removed after food, spoils the atmosphere and makes the place feel cheap and trashy, especially when they get to a point of falling over the tables, screaming with glass smashing and are still not removed from the premises

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KL19
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food & drinks were incredible however the service was shocking. Waited 40 minutes after being seated for someone to take our drinks order. Then when we needed a refill, another 30 minutes.

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RosaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Love the decor but the food was ok for some but poor options for vegan so disappointing

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Cmxxx
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The music was too loud that I couldn’t here my friends talk and the food was inedible. However the drinks were fab and the staff were super friendly and incredibly helpful! It was very cold too, luckily I had taken a coat but when booking I didn’t realise it was pretty much outside!

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Itsme
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food wasn’t great, place looked tired and was very quiet.

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elis
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a good time and I can say the same for my friends who were there with me. I had been at202 before but Saturday night was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was just beautiful and our table was situated near the bar and the bathroom and we still had an amazing view. Our waitress was very lovely and friendly we ended up tipping her quite a bit afterwards but she’s deserved more. I will be making more reservations in the nearby future

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Dtown
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst experience I have ever had, the cocktails was horrible, the food was cold and the overall service was terrible , would not recommend and would definitely not return.

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JadeH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my bithday, so pretty and staff we’re amazing 💖🥳

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was 2 sisters meeting up after being apart for 6 weeks so was a really lovely thing to do

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Uche
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’d definitely recommend! It’s beautiful and good food at reasonable prices! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Really good vibes. Although the food is not the best and very weak cocktails

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Elz12
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food was wasn’t the best and also cold, had to wait ages to order even though they were stood about chatting

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Chezza
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Hi, we had some difficulties re seating due to new covid rules. I didn’t like our tables being split up and strangers being placed in between us. I felt that increases the risk of exposure to the virus.

I was told the tables in between households had to be there by law, when they then seated strangers on those tables I was extremely angry because working for the nhs myself, I saw risk to the strangers and to us as a family. It did not make any sense.

I do think it’s very important that people managing venues during this time, apply common sense.

The manager was very helpful and understood my grievance. The staff attending tables were so beautiful. Thank you for making our experience precious. You really are a lovely team.

I was disappointed in the food. Not even my 2 year old daughter would eat the wings and she loves chicken.

They just look and taste so undercooked and flavourless.

The ribs were okay, but tasted like a cheaper version of tgi’s and other diners.

The venue is so pretty that you just expect the quality of the food to be much better.

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LornaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The venue is lush.
The food is poor
The chicken wings need seasoning and cooking to completion.
We could not eat our wings. Someone on my table ate the wings and has been feeling sick.

The prawns were tasty
The ribs were okay
The mac cheese was okay
The burger was disgusting- why thigh? Who makes chicken burgers with the thigh?

The food is basic American diner food in a lush environment.

The waffles were cold
The sweet potato chips partly cold, partly over cooked.
The corn, over cooked and stew tasting.

Personally, I think a lot more effort needs to go into the food.

I was so disappointed in the food. Sorry but it’s the truth.

Meanwhile, what a charming staff team ❤️

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NathanS
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was poor and was too much of a party atmosphere considering is somewhere to eat

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EricaW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters went and loved it! Will definitely be visiting again very soon, great service, great food and they loved the pink ambience! 😁

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Jacko
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was vile. Greasy, cold and over priced. Couldn’t even eat it. I think it had been re heated from the day before. Cocktail was £10 for a small glass of nothingness. I’m so angry I paid for it. Wish I hadn’t. Don’t bother going it’s awful.

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Noor
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to book for your birthday, I got a courtesy call before we got there and as soon as we reached 202 Kitchen the staff were amazing and so helpful.
We asked to move to middle part of the restaurant and were accommodated straight away.
Really enjoyed the drinks and deserts and lastly we took loads of pictures as they have the best deco and interior.
Even though we were very limited with time Lilly went out of her way and did everything we requested and she went the extra mile and made my birthday celebrations extra special.
I can't wait to visit again soon.

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AbiM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Two for one on house cocktails when we went. We didn’t even know about it until they told us. Super friendly staff and great for insta

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FeayeB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good atmosphere and decor, loved the cocktails. Would definitely go back

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Oliviatuxford
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest food and prettiest cocktails, the toilets are amaze and it’s not even cold when sat outside, my new fav place in manchester

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Definitely an experience for the younger generation. Staff were lovely, but It felt tacky and the food was disappointing. A few okay cocktails but nothing special. Felt very instagramy but it was freezing being all outside. A one time visit I think for me.

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AbbyL
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here the other day and the atmosphere was lovely! Will definitely visit again!

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Emmajayne
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved it , food was nice suited the place not many options x

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XXXX
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Really great food better than expected! Frozen cocktails lovely but a bit on the small side
Decor wss gorgeous and even though it was pretty much outside the heaters did the trick
Staff horrifically rude when we were paying the bill

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JNG98
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Seems very disorganised. We were queuing for 20 minutes for our table even though we had booked. We could see that several tables were free, it was just that no one had cleaned them. They also came over and asked for our last orders before closing but 15-20 minutes later the drinks still hadn’t arrived and we were told we had to leave.

I don’t really mind things like this, particularly when it’s busy, but it seemed that the staff were too frantic to be apologetic- so the service wasn’t great.

However, I will say that I liked the atmosphere, the interiors are lovely and drinks were also pretty good. But the wait times for the table and drinks means I most likely wouldn’t return.

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Shauna
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the setting was cold sat near the entrance but would definitely go again

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CRCI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow. Took an hour to just place food order but generally not bad.

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LouiseB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Definitely worth coming here! Everything was amazing!

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sdfidoqwsdbfskalcbsha
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Severely tacky interior in a run down building, kinda feel like you're in a greenhouse. dire service and menu, food options limited, expensive and 1/10 taste, cocktails look like they are from a 1* all inclusive menu. Expensive and totally over-hyped, also big groups of boys getting tables to perve and shout inappropriate and uncomfortable things at girls.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, maybe add a few more cocktails to the menu but other than that it’s a great place

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LadyK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing service, delicious cocktails!

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LilyE
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food wasn’t worth the money, it was nice but there was quite a lot of it. The cocktails were expensive and quite small. The atmosphere was nice and the staff were very helpful. I would recommend but many not if you have a budget

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WillC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, nice drinks but I think they are slightly overpriced!

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food and drinks. Will definitely visit again!

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dannyh123
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

really amazing atmosphere would recommend and am coming again!

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Birdy1088
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place. Would suggest that the waffles are warm. And make the chicken burger with a breast or give the option.

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EmilyG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice place to be, nice friendly staff and gorgeous food, only thing I would change is the temperature as it was quite cold

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202 Kitchen - Manchester is rated 3.7 stars by 229 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.