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Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.3
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378 reviews
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£25 and under
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Burgers
Welcome to Almost Famous - Great Northern! We look forward to serving you.

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
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 378 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Expensive for what it offers. The burgers and the fries were really tasty and filling. The environment though was not the best, it’s more like a pub than a restaurant. The music is too loud, the seats and the tables are not classy at all and uncomfortable.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very helpful coudnt do enough to help us I would highly recommend food was delicious portion sizes are big .very pleasant atmosphere will definitely be going again soon .

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Huffdaddy76
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service my favorite place for a burger

JG
JimG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not met at the door for at least 5/10 minutes waiting not even acknowledged- was really exited to taste the food - no lunch deal on as was advertised- when food came it was less than average dirty glass for the only good thing was my can of ginger beer - very poor

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DanielB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and for approximately £20 per person with a drink it's great value in Manchester.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit during lockdown restrictions and exceptional service, food and value, loved it and couldn't recommend it more

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bit expensive but amazing food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AlexB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Unreal food. Lenthy wait for the food but well worth it. Hands down the best burger and fries in town

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ChloeG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Almost famous never disappoints. The burgers are so tasty and the loaded fries are too. Even though it’s currently a limited menu due to the restrictions with the pandemic, there is a lot to choose from. Also the cocktails are super nice from here too.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They've taken the halloumi burger off the reduced menu.

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CraigH1977
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and really fantastic value too. Highly recommended. The best burger I've had in years!

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grace
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great. Ben made us feel welcome and at home. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Went above and beyond my expectations

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AlexH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service was to be expected, and was actually pretty good. Value for money wasn't really there, but the food was really good in terms of taste, just expect a little more for your money.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food arrived quickly and there was a good amount of social distancing going on.

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ScottF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to be awesome! The return of eat out to help out made it even more reasonable!

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Theleeunit
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Took the opportunity to visit on the final Rishi lunch offer in September provided by AF themselves.

It just felt 75% of the usual quality and wow factor of what I’ve always had from AF in the past. I don’t know if that’s cause the promotion would have hit pockets too hard if it was 100% or not but that’s how it felt, if I’d have paid full price for what I had, I’d have left extremely disappointed compared to previous visits.

The wings ice were cold and tiny although lashed with sauce which was the only saving grace,

I ordered a crack shack but was served with a STK2020 which wasn’t raised as an issue as they’ve both been great in previous visits however it would have been nice to be told you’d ran out of fried chicken as the pot of blue sauce was delivered on the side as opposed to on the burger. The burger itself was nice and juicy but was far too clean compared to normal, it wasn’t dripping in sauce and flavours. The Bacon bacon fries were hot but didn’t seem to have as much sauce as normal either.

All in all, it just didn’t feel like the standard Almost Famous quality I love and rave about to everyone. Normally you’d leave stuffed and dreaming of eating it all over again as you walk out the door but this time it felt reduced, sub par and just not quite as it good have been. I’d have been wounded if I’d paid full price. I know the place needs to make money, but I was tempted in by the idea of the impeccable Almost famous quality at a half the price, Only to receive something in line with the quality of what I’d pay £10 for at the local pub. My massive concern for AF being, is this a coincidental one off? Or is this the new norm? I honestly don’t know If I’d rather keep the past memories of AF in high regards or chance a return to be wow’d again like times past.

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CK0161
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Value for money was fine but the quality of the burger was lacking. The two beef burgers were slightly overcooked and dry. When I come to almost famous I expect a thick juicy messy burger. The plate was dry after I’d finished. Some would like this but when I dine at a place like this I expect indulgence not clean eating. Everything else was great, the fries were perfect.

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CraigT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Loved the £10 offer. MEGA VALUE. more of this please.

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Shelly
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly and helpful staff, they were great with the kids too, will certainly be returning in the future

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RyanO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fed two people for £36 including a tip, was brilliant. The £10 meal deal is well worth it. Always want more afterwards. Will always come back. I like the online menus too, much better.

KB
KellyB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want an outstanding burger then Almost Famous is the place to go. We will be definitely back

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AliceD27
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went because Almost Famous did one more day of the eat out to help out deal which was amazing. I am also lactose intolerant and they cooked my burger on a different grill to accommodate to my dietary needs which was amazing, most places get pretty awkward about lactose intolerance, they usually just assume I'm vegan, so this made a nice change. The food was amazing as always and customer service was incredible. Was also very Covid safe. Will be back soon! Thank you guys 😊

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EB1972
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

3 quid for a 50p can of bars cream soda is a bit of a joke. Maybe dont give the cans to the customer. Other than that a great meal and service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the better half for tea as we should have been getting married on that day the staff went out their way for us and we couldn’t have been more made up with the service, thank you all and see you again soon

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StewartA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Sat next to the biggest bunch of pikey gobshites ever. Food was ok, wont be back.

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amyd
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've not been to almost famous in about a year and boy did I miss it! The food was amazing, as usual, and the service was so quick! Also the lunch time deal yous had on just added to it! Cant wait to come back!

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I am aware we are all having to adjust to a new reality but for me this is not the way to deal with it. There are not enough hand sanitizers which in a restaurant is just not good enough. I'm also Ok with using my phone to order with but I relly am not Ok with having to pay using my card on my phone before I can place my order.
Had I not been with my daughter I would have not stayed. The staff were all good and the food was good this is not their fault.

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DanielleO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Staff were fine but to be honest my food was cold & the burger seemed smaller than usual. Paying just over £16 for a burger and chips I’d expect it to be outstanding.

JM
JamieM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really nice food and good value for money will be going back again

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The restaurant seemed to be very understaffed with only 3 servers who were running around literally! Consequently the drinks took 20 minutes to arrive -we could see them waiting on the bar and when the food arrived most of it was stone cold. We were eventually asked how the food was we were offered fresh burgers but by then we had eaten the cold ones as we were starving. The food was tasty but a disappointing experience overall.

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hollyvond
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been Almost famous a few times but this time.. it was just meh. The images they use to show off the burgers are definitely not how they actually look. My Bf has the 2020 steak and it was dry, the wings tasted like they had been boiled in brine water , his teriyaki sauce was more like a bouron sauce. The only good thing was the fries and drink! If I had paid the full price of £50, I wouldn't have been happy. Only went there as they had the Eat out, Help out scheme and there meal deal was burger wings fries and large drink £10 which was great.

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HollieL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Was really looking forward to coming here as it’s normally really good. We were so disappointed, the burger was tasteless, the meat tasted really cheap and were thin not thick like they normally are. The wonderlust fries were the most saltiest things I’ve ever tasted they were horrible. Had to ask for cutlery twice. Won’t be coming back for a while.

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sophiej
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It's quite drafty and very dark where we were stood upstairs. And I understand they were busy but we weren't given napkins or cutlery and had to ask a passing server for both. Other than that good great as per

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ChelseaW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest food I’ve had in a long while, great value! Will deffo be going back soon!

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UnderstatedCrab
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Burgers were smaller and very bland. Shame really as this used to be the best place for a dirty burger but I won't be rushing back after my most recent visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the new 2020 steak burger. AMAZING! Really delicious! Wanted more!! 😋

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Roya
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the meal deal on the eat out scheme and it was very good value for money.

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Samantha13
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food
Friendly service
Great deal with the eat out scheme

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is amazing, service was super quick, and friendly on the interactions we had. All the rules adhered to. Will forever be recommending AF to everyone.

FAQs

Almost Famous - Great Northern does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Almost Famous - Great Northern also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 244 9422.

Almost Famous - Great Northern is rated 4.3 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

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