Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.2
817 reviews
£25 and under
Burgers
Almost Famous burgers were born from a need for a super juicy dripping down your arms no nonsense burger – 100% prime cuts of beef, pillowy soft charred bun, melty cheese and creamy tangy sauces. We smash all these elements together to create the burgers we’ve been known for since day one.

For larger bookings (8+), please email us on gn@almostfamousburgers.com.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 817 People Are Saying
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DawnS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

A few items were not available on the menu, the food was disappointing and it was quite cold in the building

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EmilyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food was cold when it arrived and it took almost 2 hours for us to get the food. Drinks took over an hour also

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DonnaM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, we were seated quickly and served quickly.

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AdonisP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good atmosphere and excellent food. The potatoes value are excellent and the burgers very tasty!

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vipAustinH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Seated 20 minutes after our reservation.
Once seated no one came to our table to take our order. After 15 minutes we approached the host stand to order. It then took 45 minutes and our drinks had not come. Again approached the host stand and asked for our drinks.
Overall we were there for over 2 hours and no one approached our table to serve us. Had to ask for our drinks and food multiple times.
Food was good, service was non-existent.

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Hannah
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday meal here, really enjoyed it and will definitely be returning!

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JosephT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Automatic service fee for lazy bar stewards







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Maxine
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Brilliant food .

We did have 40 mins wait for food . No waitress service be prepared to order your own food through their app.

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MichaelaS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect as per usual. The manager was great and attentive and gave bacon to our dog !

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KieranS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The girl serving needs some support she looked like she was having a bad day!!

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LisaL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food the butter blood and blue burger was the best burger I've ever tasted! We all wanted to keep eating it was so good even though we were full!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying Almost Famous and thought it was the best burger I’ve ever had!

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Visited almost famous lots of times as the food is always delicious but was disappointed yesterday. Chips were dry and overly salty, burger just wasn’t up to usual high standard. Restaurant was also really cold. Quite disappointing as it’s normally a treat to come when in Manchester and the burgers and fries are unbeaten

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Adam
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service and staff are usually amazing, but on Saturday things were not great. Had a table booked for 18.00 and half of our party didn’t get their food till 7.10. Most of the staff were really helpful, we did check the food order was ok (before waiting an hour) and was informed in was in hand. We literally had to done and dash as we have tickets for a show at 7.30

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was outstanding and an overall good time !! Will be visiting again for sure !!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 21 November 2021

Thanks Samantha! We'll be glad to see you again soon!

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DeborahS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After a very long tiring day shopping I was really looking forward to sitting down and enjoying a nice meal. We were shown to our table which was right in the back away from the main restaurant. I was surprised as I had booked this the day before and it was only 6pm and not many people in the restaurant at this time. Then the waitress explained that we had to order by scanning the QR code on the table. I was tired and this was the last thing I wanted to do. I just wanted to be given a menu and order in a normal way, my phone only had a bit of power left and could not connect. As a result I just gave up and left. The staff didn’t even acknowledge that we were leaving. Ended up eating somewhere else with proper service and better atmosphere.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Great food , great service , great staff , exceptionally loud table behind us with,

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SamanthaG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Burgers were bland, chips were cold. Could have got what a ordered half the price in Wetherspoons.

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KeliD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal! Staff were so lovley will defo be back

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GillL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Cold vegan burger. Poor service. Very limited menu

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DV1993
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not a fan of using the app to order, would rather have a menu to look at and table service. I actually wasn’t that impressed with my burger, it was ok but not something i have to go back for. No dessert menu is also a killer.

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DaraghA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. No surprises. Food was peng. Service was great.

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DanS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to almost famous and the experience was absolutely superb

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lucyM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for Burger lovers. Small menu but great quality

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Food12345
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Amazing food - friendly staff - horrendous ordering system! The app was unclear; the internet signal was poor so had to join the Audi but no Wi-Fi code clearly near the tables, had to catch one of the staff. There was no Apple Pay or android pay options, there was no cash payment option. There was no split bill option. It was an awful experience from that perspective.

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JordanC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Very welcoming and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice, took ages to order as it is now all electronic and if you had any questions regarding the menu it was difficult to get a member of staff as they all seemed very busy. But all in all excellent place.

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Abbie
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine and as expected. Not great service and cold, noisy seating area.

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Lucy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and quick service, with fabulous food! A great experience all round!!!

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AbbieC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food took a while to come and was cold so felt it was overpriced for what we got.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very tasty burgers. The wings are melt in you mouth. Great fries.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

overall good

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GemmaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, I'd eat here everyday if I could 😍

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WilliamH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is banging was delicious and comes out quick

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DanG
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was nice. Staff were friendly. No complaint in terms of dining here. The only problem we had related to their location. Postcode takes you partially down the same street to some pretty curious stairs which require a lift (prams/wheelchairs). The lift didn't operate properly so we carried a pram up stairs to go round a complex housing odeon cinema. Where we saw our first direction leading to Almost Famous, then down another lift (annoyed by this point). To be taken back outside and realise we had pasted the easiest route of access earlier. We were late for our booking unfortunately. If your not familiar with Great Northern then good luck.
We then had to run out and gather other members of our party as they had the same difficulties.

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Silke
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Burger took about 40 minutes to arrive but it tasted alright

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SuzieC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Was all great, if anything the wait was a little longer than expected. But still amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , friendly, quick.
Nice food not too expensive for a city centre venue.
(Little more choice would be good though & maybe some desserts ..ice cream maybe)
Overall though ...spot on!

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GraceT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Staff very rude, walk off mid conversation about drinks! Tried to order drinks then got a rude response of “are you not ordering through the barcode”.

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Claire
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great burgers! Rapid service once you’ve submitted your order via the QR code. Bacon, bacon fries are a must!!

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 4.2 stars by 817 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.