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Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.4
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206 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 206 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was slightly underwhelming, chips could have done with some extra time in the fryer!
Wings were cold
Price was good.
Drinks were good.

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Georgia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We love almost famous- one of our absolute favourite restaurants so choose it to be the 1st place we visited for the eat out to help out scheme. We arrived for our 845 booking to be asked if we could come back in 15 mins because there were no tables. We understood that it would be busy so of course didn't mind. When we arrived back there were still no tables but were asked if we would mind sharing a bigger table which of course we didn't mind. We ordered straight away and proceeded to wait over an hour and a half for our food. All of those around us waited a similar amount of time. When the food arrived we didn't receive any apology for how late it was and they forgot one of our burgers. On showing us the receipt to prove we hadn't ordered the burger the waitress realised her mistake and got it straight away. The other burger was also cold. Food was great as always despite some of it being a bit cold however the total 2 hour wait for food and lack of apology or explanation ruined the experience for us. As I've said one of our favourite restaurants and we've never had a problem before so just hoping its growing pains with the new systems.

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MooReview
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had booked a table for 8.30pm and ordered via the QR code and placed the order at 8.38pm. We then waited 1 hour and 10 mins for two burgers and fries to arrive. At no point were we alerted that there would be a significant wait on food. When the food arrived. It was plonked on the table and no cutlery or napkins were offered - which during the middle of a pandemic I think it’s awful that we were expected to eat with our hands. When our drinks arrived, the waiter was touching the glass and can at the point we would drink out of - and I also saw this around the restaurant, as well as members of staff touching. Now I am unsure whether these individuals live in a household together but I think it’s fair to take the assumption that they don’t so therefore shouldn’t be touching or within 1m+ of each other without precautions. Overall a poor experience when we expected better.

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Eater
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great place, great food and very safe socially distanced etc
Service a little slower than usual but understandable due to new deals around eat out to help out

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Phill
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Busy Monday night food took an hour to come and chips were cold.
Other than that great value for money, however I’d say Solitas just edges it!

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EatWithTrisha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Came to food blog the best deals for the new scheme - could’ve ignored the fact we waited over an hour for food if the food arrived hot. Unfortunately it was barely touching warm! Which is the worst when you’re so hungry. I do understand restaurants can’t be 100% everyday especially with the rush from the new scheme etc. Other than that we got sat down straight away, waitress helped me decide on how to modify my burger as I don’t eat beef & drinks came instantly X

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RayAnt
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! With the eat out eat in scheme the price is even less but the quality of the food is still at a high standard! Definitely will be going back even after the scheme ends

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Richard
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend burger was excellent. Chips were fantastic

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WenS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We weren’t aware that it wasn’t a full menu when we dined. The Burger options were not the best that Almost Famous offered. It would have been better if it was advertised what the menu was on social media platforms and/or the entrance to the restaurant.

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chloeg
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great value and even more so with the offers on. The best burgers ever

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KateN
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always love the food quality here the burgers never ever disappoint best burger and fries in MCR

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Ichosethis
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Family meal out. The burgers were amazing and the Rishis meal offer was also brilliant! But the wings were stone cold. We had 5 at our table. Table 57. But all of our wings were stone cold. I don’t know if it’s the sauce on then had been refrigerated so much that it took any heat out the wings. But that’s was a disappointment. Other than that the meal was great and the atmosphere was good too!

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MattC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was good. However it took over an hour and a half to come for our table of 2. And even took over an hour for our drinks to come to us, which were only soft drinks. We went during the new Eat Out Government scheme so I can appreciate it may have been a little busy but many larger tables around us were served promptly but even after flagging to the staff that we had been waiting a while and told our order would be prioritised, we still waited over an on hour and a half to food by which point we were just very disappointed. The food came eventually and was good value with the offer but wasn't as nice as our previous visit, and they did bring me the wrong flavoured wings. By this point I didn't want to wait any longer and was more interested in finishing our food to leave.

I can understand when a place is busy that wait times increase but this was a frankly ridiculous wait and every table around us was served very quickly. Even after I politely asked the waitress to check on our order and apologised too there seemed no urgency and they were happy to leave us waiting, even for our drinks.

I think we will steer clear for a while and try alternatives in Manchester.

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DanC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice vegan burger, dripping with flavour. Nice service, really enjoyable place for lunch.

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Grantley
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Good vibes and great food! Service was excellent and we felt very safe and well looked after.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. We've been to AF lots of times prior to Covid and love the place. Post Covid they have put in place lots of safety measures to keep everyone safe. The food is still top notch! Highly recommended......we'll be back in a couple of weeks.

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Sydney
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere as always, despite what is going on! Waitress was very nice! Asked for a drink off the menu and she was able to get it for me 10/10 customer service can’t wait to go back!!

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DavidP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time attending since Covid hit, staff we’re brilliant and explained the new procedures for ordering food was quick and one good thing you don’t have to wait around for the bill at the end

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AdamF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Food was amazing, music and atmosphere perfect!

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Jake
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Almost Famous Great Northern and it lived up to the hype. Really helpful & friendly staff, quick service and great food, I'd definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails was amazing

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BeaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience - got a call 5 minutes before my table was due to tell me the kitchen was closing soon. As soon as we got there, we were put on a table, told to scan the QR code and order the food and the member of staff walked off. Not to mention how hard it is to understand someone wearing a mask, at least body language and tone could be a bit friendlier to enhance the experience. Ordering via an app that also asks for a service charge when you’re getting absolutely no service is actually quite shocking! The minute the food arrived we were told to order more drinks if we wanted as it was last orders right that second. And when we queried some food missing, we were just told to re order what we wanted on the app as there was no tickets in the kitchen instead of being more helpful. We felt rushed and just like they wanted us to be out as quick as possible. Whilst I appreciate the table was booked for late and the new measures in place due to Covid-19, I still think the service was extremely poor and has really put me off coming back which is a shame as I really rate Almost famous and always had pleasant experiences. If your kitchen shuts at 9:30pm, maybe considering your last booking being earlier than 9pm would provide a better and less rushed customer experience. And staff being friendlier and more accommodating during these difficult times would make the experience loads better too.

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LucyP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good social distancing measures. Limited menu was good. Only criticism was that the food was only just warm enough when it arrived

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AshleyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not happy with the service messed my order up twice ! Then over charged me beer was so flat asked for another twice won’t be coming back for a while

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited a long time for drinks. Requested sauce with food and waitress arrived with sauce after I had finished food.

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AnnaN
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can definitely recommend!

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Paulw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been here before and it was a much more pleasurable dining experience. My recent visit was just ok. Its hard for restraunts to provide a good dining experience with all the new rules in place. Burger and bacon bacon fries were really nice but the chicken wings were no better than a cheap supermarket brand. Will go back if and when we go back to normal.

KW
KelleW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the epi centre of burgers......absolutely out of this world ...food ...service 10/10

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Melissa
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Should make it clear that they are offering a seriously reduced menu. Made the journey especially and was really disappointed with the very limited choice. Although, they still seem to be serving all cocktails and drinks £££!
Had to ask for cutlery and napkins, which we didn't get. Couldn't be bothered asking again.
Shame because we did love it here.

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EloiseS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Have some quite serious food allergies and these were taken really seriously and the allergy information I was given was great and our server was really helpful :)

MB
MichaelB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always an awesome burger. Doesn't matter which one you order, they are all great.

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2020LE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Service, Great Menu, The food arrived fairly quickly and tasted incredible. Overall it was close to perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Staff super friendly . Very covid safe with more than adequate social distancing measures in place.
Ordered via an app and food came really quickly .
Limited choice of burgers at present due to covid; which is perfectly understandable . We ordered the Phoenix burgers...... bacon and salt overload unfortunately and we didn’t really enjoy them at all. Shame really as it’s put us off a bit . Maybe we’ll give it another go when a bit of normality resumes

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience1

Amazing job at making customers feel safe but unfortunately it had a knock on impact on the overall experience with our visit being extremely fast and lacking in atmosphere. It must be a hard balance to strike but the balance wasn’t here.

The limited menu was disappointing and my burger was heavily salted

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing, not too expensive. Perfect for a date or family night

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chrisd
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I preciously visited the Liverpool Almost Famous location a few days before and was really looking forward to going again. But i will not be going back as the experience at Almost Famous, Great Northern in manchester was very disappointing compared to mine and my partner's previous vist to there liverpool location. As the food tasted completey different even tho we ordered the exact same meals as last time.

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EthanD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great service and even better food!

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Saxon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Nothing vegetarian available, despite a reduced menu that only had four options. Had to go down the road to Honest burger (which was delicious) and who had several veggie options.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When you go to the website it says you are doing a stripped down menu.so you click on the menu thinking you are getting the stripped down menu.no you still get the full very disappointed when you get told that you can not order of that menu.sort it out it’s very confusing and very disappointing.also was sat at a table next to a window with a big crack in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service as always. Was feeling slightly anxious about all the COVID 19 procedures but it was easy going and staff made sure to tell you/explain what needed to happen. Great food.

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 4.4 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

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