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256 Wilmslow road

3.5
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20 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
256 Wilmslow Road – Located in the heart of Fallowfield and housed in a former church building is what makes us one of the most iconic party venues in the area with a rich history of serving up live entertainment.

Please Note: We are only offering table service through the Butlr App. To speed up the process please download before you arrive.

BY DAY
We’re a chilled lounge for students, local residents and hungry visitors. Offering live sports, great value modern food plus your fave beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

BY NIGHT
We’re one of the top late night spots in Fallowfield attracting students and likeminded partygoers. Serving up spirits, shots and special offers we keep the music and the party going until the early hours.

On arrival you may be asked for ID/Student ID

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 20 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.5based on recent ratings
3.3
food
3.0
service
3.4
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
46% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Falliw
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Ridiculously slow service been twice recently and it’s taken over 40 mins waiting for drinks, poor

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CatherineR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Sarah, the lady who was front of house, was rude beyond words. Her attitude and customer service skills were appalling and ruined our experience, resulting in us leaving after one drink. The drinks were flat, however the food was nice. Only downside to the food was the menu had very little available. Overall, won’t be returning on the sole basis of Sarah being so rude.

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Jake
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

no food on as the oven was broken, our housemates who tried to get in about 20 mins after us were refused as the gas had gone off

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Hhhh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

first drink took 50 minutes to come, were told it was because it was busy... but it was not
burger was small/ over priced for what it was
woman behind the bar was very very VERY rude
to get to our table we had to climb over a building site and then men came and started drilling the floor next to us

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Cris
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the menu is gone, especially the hot drinks and the food. The staff left me waiting in front of the door for 10 minutes nefore someone came to seat me

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Daisy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was sat down with food menus, told to order via the app, only for the app to not show any available food. When we enquired at the bar, they said it was because they were out of the product. We tried to explain it was all of the food products. Eventually we found out they had decided to stop serving food.
Bit of a waste of time - probably should've been just told at the door.

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Jessie
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a brilliant night. Nice music not too loud either. Just the right noise level. Lovely food and with being veggie a good selection of options.

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Agirlhasnoname
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on, cheap and cheerful but still nice food. Only possible improvement would be a flycatcher or something outside to get the numerous wasps around but I get its the time of year!

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HeatherD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Ordering in the app was fine, atmosphere was good and the food was amazing but we were waiting an 1hr 20 for drinks

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Mandy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience waited over an hour for our drinks and food

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imcd
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

staff were quite rude and unhelpful, had to wait 35 minuets for two drinks

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JamesS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

I booked for food but upon arrival I was told they closed the kitchen

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AlexN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Slow service on the food which out the rest of table off ordering anything .everything else good

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SSsss
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience1

The best part of 256 is the price of the drinks really cheap £4 cocktails which is a bargain other than that it’s terrible the food was horrible and cold and it was really boring in there you could hardly hear the music which wasn’t so bad considering it was rubbish the staff service was fine you waited awhile for drinks but considering how things are since covid and having to stay seated and your drinks brought to you I can’t complain am sure they was rushed of there feet.

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Tiff
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Awful food service, wrong meals being brought to the table, meals missing items and overall bad food. Waited over 20 minutes for one drink that we never ended up receiving. Just a really poor service.

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CatherineK
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went in for a couple of drinks and after ordering on the app we didn't receive our drinks for 45 minutes. We would have bought several more drinks in there had we been served quicker. This was unacceptable.

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AliceF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed going to 256 as it has a great atmosphere and staff are friendly and drinks are affordable for students.

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Melly
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a joke I booked two tables got there didn’t even have one table no one stated we had to use cards only and half off my group only had cash they sat us outside with one table when I asked for two inside tables we didn’t get a drink we left within 5 minutes

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RP123
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Good night until manager kicked me and my friends out for something that we weren't doing and when asked to show us proof they didn't want to show it.

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BTD11
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Good luck buying anything using the Butlr app, our drinks took 20 minutes to come, and the food came separately. 3 slices of garlic bread came after an hour and mozzarella sticks came after 1 hour and 20 minutes, even though this was all the same order? The waiter was apologetic and gave us an extra side though, and the food quality was good.

I came to watch a football match, I asked the waitress when I arrived if they would play it and she said they would be. Come to kickoff they still haven’t put it on and I had to go ask for it to be put on. They played the match but left the audio off and had music playing instead, when I asked about football audio to a waiter he replied he wasn’t allowed to change it. I suspect this was a straight up lie/excuse for not wanting to change it and hope whoever reads this would be able to confirm this.

Overall, the food and drinks are really good here if you can tolerate the service. I myself will probably find somewhere else to come next time

FAQs

256 Wilmslow road does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. 256 Wilmslow road also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 225 6932.

256 Wilmslow road is rated 3.5 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.