Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.2
901 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 901 People Are Saying
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PeterF
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic and the staff were superb. Can’t fault it whatsoever.

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Review
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bit annoying that the table wasn't ready for the time we'd booked it for, made us late for the plans we'd made after.
Appreciate it was busy because of the offer but staff were more harassed that hospitable.
Food came out quickly, but wasn't particularly hot. Not the best, but certainly not the worst.

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ChloeH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

Good atmosphere, good service and great food! Triple nom burger and phoenix fries are my go to every time.

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SamanthaK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Love the food and staff mostly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50% off burgers, amazing as always

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Uche
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slower given it wasn't that busy but beautiful burger, can't complain!

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warrenh
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Tasteless food , wont go again.
Booking for 7 , but needed to wait 15 min , that was ok , but no pint glasses upstairs so had to wait for them too.

CS
ChrisS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service by KY

Perfectly cooked, can’t wait to come back

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Mamoftheboys
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

You need to make it clear that steak on a burger will be raw and fries come covered in paprika….. not to everyone’s taste! Sadly we will not be returning!

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stephenp
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cold fries again, not quite the famous they think they are. Having to send something back , again, ruins the experience

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent! Gerard was helpful and friendly! Lunch here was the best part of our day!

CS
ChrisS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff, food arrived quite quickly, highly recommend, bacon bacon fries are to die for!!!!

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Jake
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent & quick service from all staff, great food and atmosphere

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lb46
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always - not one bad item - lovely venue and the most friendly, helpful staff who were great with our baby daughter and were the first restaurant to, when seating us, explain where the baby changing was and bring her some paper and crayons. Such a great detail and just another reason we love AF!

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alant
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spot on, our burgers came out to how we wanted them. And the bacon bacon fries are a must!

SJ
SJam
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juicy burgers just the right size. Good portions of fries. Friendly quick service.

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Jane
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best burgers! Service was a little slow, we booked for 7:30pm but didn’t get seated until 8:00pm. It was so busy but worth the wait!

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GazS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Especially at 50 percent off burgers but even without that! Lots on a burger and just a perfect size, not too much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food great service nice place to catch up with friends. Be back soon.

JM
JoeM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Visited on a Monday night so was fairly quiet as expected. Food and drinks (mainly drinks) took a while to arrive which wasn't great given how quiet it was.
I got the 'Phoenix' burger which was one of the nicest I've ever had from anywhere and the Bacon fries were top-notch as well.
My girlfriend doesn't really eat red meat and there was only 1 chicken burger which is where I think they could improve as there were ~10 beef burgers.
Definitely worth a visit if you haven't been before and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

JP
JimmyP
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looked after by Molly. Serve was great & the food was amazing as always. The massive daiquiri was incredible. Loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Staff made us feel a bit uncomfortable. Other than that everything else was alright… burgers are not as big as they seem on Instagram… which was good for us.

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Huffdaddy76
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, best burgers in Manchester by far

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Simona
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was really good, everyone really nice and friendly

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Gemac
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great, couldn’t fault how fast the food came out. Waitress took our order, missed items off but that was fine as the manager made sure we got them soon (also got a drink to compensate). However we order more drinks and the same happened again, the order wasn’t what we ordered. We tried to get someone’s attention but nobody came over at all. However they were quick enough to make sure we paid the bill. Nice enough place but service is none existent

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Elle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I am a big fan of Almost Famous. I love the burgers from here as they are different to other places and have a quirky twist. I just couldn't help but feel a little disappointed last time as it was really cold in the restaurant so I had my coat on the whole time. I'm not sure if there was an issue with the heating as I saw some electric heaters being used at other tables but it was really cold so I felt like me and my partner were rushing a bit as we were uncomfortable. If it was warmer we would have stayed a bit longer and got some cocktails. The food wasn't hot either, it was slightly warm, but I was so hungry I just ate it, it was still tasty, but like my food to be piping hot.
I would still return, but probably to the Liverpool resturant as I've always had a great experience at that one!

MM
MattM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Food was nice as always but was given a dirty glass with lipstick on twice and the toilet roll in the toilets was just on the floor so unable to use and was cold whilst sat down - great offer on food though

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Burgers were burnt which was a shame, staff were friendly

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AbbieG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really attentive service (without being overbearing) and an overall fantastic experience

SG
StuartG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d forgotten how good a burger can taste….but Almost Famous made me remember! Great food and cheeky cocktail for some at lunchtime. Well worth a visit if you like great burgers, and not to forget fries with equally calorific toppings.

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Matt
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, very accommodating with us as we have a new born son and the food is always amazing!

JM
JakeM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Recommend to anyone

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Hughesey
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great staff. Lovely atmosphere

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Matt
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They had 50% off burgers which was good, love the bacon bacon fries! Every time I come here no one ever asks if your food is ok they just presume it is. Only down thing is we was sat by the entrance and it was freezing another customer had to get up and tell them to shut the doors at the entrance. Other than that was fine

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FYFYFY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Another disappointing visit to AF Great Northern - server didn't submit my order to the kitchen correctly, lots of menu items unavailable, no check-backs or general customer care from serving team. We used to absolutely love AF - our fave place to eat - but it's really gone downhill :(

MC
MeganC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very nice but I was expecting a bit more really. I had heard great things and my expectations were high but the food was quite average. The burgers were not as big as I had expected, our fries were slighty undercooked. All round not a bad meal but I won't be rushing back anytime soon.

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have loved Amost Famous for years but this last trip was awful. It wasn't very busy yet my diet Pepsi took 15 mins to arrive. Our food arrived but my burger was cold and tasted horrid. So disappointed as I usually love it. Not keen to rush back

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DanielS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten, and the sides were amazing too! Easy to order using your phone at the table. Service was quick and efficient. Will be back!

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Emma
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience2

With the pandemic still ongoing it was very quiet, shame but still enjoyed it.

DT
DanielleT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ive had in a long time will defo be coming back to try the rest of the menu

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 901 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.