Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.3
565 reviews
£25 and under
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
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 565 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OwenR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers were class, made up for the lack of choice on the menu. Staff were nice and not too expensive

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MariaD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent food, average service- food took quite a while to arrive (35 mins for 2 burgers) but was delicious when it arrived

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CarolineL
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Music was a little too loud - service took quite long

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AirisaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fries were the best part of the meal! Nice fresh burgers.

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Chan
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing, so attentive and very amazing with my little boy! They go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your time there.

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TomS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place great burgers food was fresh. Crazy that you pay£12 for a burger and chips not included tho. Staff are amazing would revisiting

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KevinS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Been here lots of times before and loved it. Very limited menu now. No help whatsoever from staff. Had to order drinks on app. Then left as menu was poor but no one told us about. Give it a miss.

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MarrianneG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Staff were very accommodating when we had to change our booking time but then o think they forgot about us as it was 40 minutes before our food and drinks arrived. The food and drinks tasted great though.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMZING and fast the service was really nice !!

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PaulaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

very limited menu compared to our last visit
burgers ok … fries not great value for money
an expensive McDonalds !!

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LindseyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Only 4 burgers to choose from and drinks took ages to come.

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Tatiana
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite place to go for a nice meal. Food is amazing, drinks are always on point and the ambience is just awesome! It’s always such a lovely place to go and the staff are always so nice!

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BarrieScott
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor overall service. 40 minute wait for food. Presentation of food poor. Overall won't be back

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Hi BarrieScott, I do apologise for the wait on your food on this day. Like the rest of the industry we have been struggling. Rest assured that the issue has been noticed and resolved. Thank you for taking the time for your review.

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Ali1
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Whilst we were aware before going that there was a limited menu when we arrived - despite there being a member of staff behind the bar there was only one cocktail on offer through the app.

Particularly where we were sat there wasn't alot of social distancing in place.

I would recommend this restaurant but only when back to the full menu.

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Ali1, thank you for your review. We are currently working with a limited menu due to the pandemic. On top of this unfortunately we experienced a very hectic weekend. I’m sorry that you had to experience our shortage of options on this day.

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OrintaP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger i ever had 100% recommended place
Good value for money

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

If you find a better place let us know! Always great to have you OrintaP. Hope to see you soon!

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AliceC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our drinks came after we had finished our food. We had to ask 3 staff members before they got our drinks too us.
Overall not enough staff for upstairs and downstairs service
Limited menu compared to what is advertised online for drinks and food
Overall disappointed

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VictoriaF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly, lovely attentive staff. Amazing food!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Cheers VictoriaF! You’re welcome anytime! See you soon!

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SamuelP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Menu needs updating massively, not enough choice

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Hi SamuelP, glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Rest assured in the up and coming weeks we should have a more extensive menu. Keep up to date on our social media! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Russ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really quick service. Limited menu but great tasting food. Only downside was £60 for 3 burgers, 2 lots of chips and 3 drinks.

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

We’re glad you really enjoyed our food Russ! Rest assured a full menu will be up and coming in a few weeks. Keep up to date on our Instagram for more information!

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service the staff were so nice and friendly! Burgers were really nice too!

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NicholaJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food and drinks, great service and friendly staff
Thanks 🙌🏻

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Cheers NicholaJ, glad you had a such a great time! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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hollmoore
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such an amazing time spent in Almost Famous. food was amazing and the girl that seated/served us was so lovely. would definitely come again as well as recommend to everyone :)

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

Yes Hollmoore! Glad you had an awesome time with us! Our servers are mega and always try their hardest for the best guest experience. We would be welcome to have you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonely food but should come with chips for the price you pay

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DecT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place always awesome food, fast service and friendly staff!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

We're so glad you had a great time with us DecT and we hope to see you again very soon!

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Charlotte
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, cocktails and music. Will definitely be back!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

The music is definitely the best part here. Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon Charlotte!

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Bigeat
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

No where near as good as it used to be. Don’t waste your money here.

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

I'm sorry we didn't meet the standards of your visit. If you could be more specific with the issues you had, or addressed them on the day with a member of staff, I am sure we could have dealt with those problem there and then.

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SaraF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it here! Given a large accessible table as a member of our party is in a wheelchair. Food came quickly and was so tasty!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

We're glad to accommodate you as always SaraF! We hope to see you again very soon.

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Ruthy
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here two days in a row as we haven’t been for 18 months 🤣 food amazing.

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

We hope your withdrawal symptoms haven't been too crazy! We're glad to have you back twice in a row Ruthy!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and easy to talk too ordering was easy and just very well organised

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Wednesday was a very busy day for us, so thank you for being so understanding and appreciative of our hard workers here. We hope to see you again soon Anonymous.

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EmTeeCee
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average, mainly due to Covid restrictions negatively impacting choice. Burger was decent but fries were cold. Service was efficient and friendly

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi EmTeeCee, thank you for the review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our burger. As for the fries, please next time do not hesitate to get the attention for one of our staff to remedy any cold food. This could have been dealt with in a matter of seconds!

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TomC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class all round. Love this place, good service, good food and a top night

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Best burgers in Manchester? or England?.. or the world! Lovely to have you dine with us TomC, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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Ruthie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a lovely time ! There was a large group of us and being able to all order individuality on the app saved awkward splitting of the bill after wards .
Staff were great.

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Ruthie, I'm glad to hear that you found our ordering system easy and simple to use! Our staff work tirelessly to provide quality service. We hope to see you again soon!

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MarinaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we love it! The atmosphere is great as well!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Glad you had a great time MarinaR! See you soon!

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Fran
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed with the menu choice and the quality of the food which we had to send back some of the order as it was wrong

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi Fran, I'm sorry to hear about your experience of the food here. I hope that the issue was dealt with on the day. We would love if you could give us another chance as our food is usually top quality!

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JenniferT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our time and was nice to sit outside in the shade too. The staff were great! The food was not quite as nice as usually (we used to visit quite often pre covid) but it was still good and good value for money compared to other burger restaurants that aren’t half as nice!

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi JenniferT! It's always nice when the sun is out! What's better than eating a burger and getting a tan at the same time! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m a good reviewer so I know whwt

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

This statement is questionable as is your review mate.

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JamesS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, only one cocktail being served at the time but still really enjoyed this place

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi JamesS, we do apologize for the lack of choice on the day. Hopefully on your next visit, we can better accommodate you with a wider variety of drinks!

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Delta145
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Good wasn’t as good as normal, chips were OVERLY salty. Our food came before our drinks, we were half way through our meal before we got the drinks

Almost Famous - Great Northern
Responded 7 days ago

I’m sorry about the delay on your drinks Delta145. I’m sad to hear that you didn’t mention anything about your food on the day as we would have arranged for a new set of fries for you! Thanks for the taking the time to leave a review, and we will hopefully see you soon!

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Worst experince so far since the easing of covid,sat at a table outside because we was 10 minutes early and are table inside wasent ready which was fine with the weather being nice but no explanation on how the service work was sat 20 mins with no waiter insite so we went back into the resautant to be told we had to scan the table which took us to the app to order are food. We wasnt explained any of this on arrival at this point we asked to be seated inside as it had gone cold outside.we was give a table inside but the service off the staff was shocking because off covid the world as gone mad and when we did tell the staff how we felt it was blammed on covid.

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BenB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Food was amazing but waiter forgot some of our drinks, the online ordering didn’t work properly and there was a hole in the wall of the men’s bathroom.

Food was a bit pricey but tasted amazing, and I was happy to even find a frazzle in my burger. I only wish the menu had a few more options

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 565 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.