Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.2
755 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 755 People Are Saying
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super tasty and filling - wasn't as fussed on the chips but the burger was gorgeous!

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Cheesehater
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

One particular female staff member was extremely rude

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Arrived 15 minutes early as it was a busy weekend. Was then told to stand outside in the freezing cold untill our table was ready and wasn’t offered a seat inside, a drink or anything while we waited. We then came back as it was 3 minutes before our booking and we were told to wait for 3 minutes by an obnoxious waiter.
Food arrived 40 minutes after seating and wasn’t as fresh as should of been.
Overall the way we were treated was terrible. We was not made to feel welcome atall and the venue was poorly heated & the gentleman on the front desk had an attitude because I asked him could we sit somewhere warm whilst we waited for our table. He told us the table was not ready then proceeded to take us to a table which had been empty the whole time we were there. Staff approached our table while we were still eating and proceeded to take away food that had not been finished and said “I’m just taking the empty’s”. I was still eating from the tray!. Nobody asked if we needed anything and also the staff did not smile once. Zero passion, terrible service and I won’t be going again.

KS
KS2021
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very friendly staff, food was amazing, we will definitely be back! Also, very good cocktails!

GH
GavinH
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Milk shakes are now available which are not on the online menu as new.

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Jade
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely gorgeous. And the vegan burger is the best I’ve ever tasted. The seating could be more comfortable and more spaced out, and it was quite warm in there. The staff were super friendly. We had issues processing out order so the staff took the order in person. Will definitely go back again. ☺️

RH
RyanH
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Outstanding food. Best burger I’ve had in a long time!!

AP
AmandaP
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burger, delicious as usual, great atmosphere and very helpful staff

MD
MarkD
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Ordered on the app. Waited 25 minutes for drinks to arrive. Had to call a waiter who said sorry the order didn’t print. I was trying to get someone’s attention for 15 mins. Everyone ignored me

AW
AlexW
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Does what it says on the Tom, a great place if you want a good 'dirty' burger with dirty fries.

Doesn't have many options outside of than window 😜 don't expect a side salad, spicy bean burger or things like that.

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Kotsideli
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve ever had 👌🏻
Can’t wait to have another one 🍔

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amyp
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Please go back to actually taking orders rather than going through the website. Quicker and simpler

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Kara
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service, the food was brought out just ten minutes after ordering! Was so flavoursome, good portions as well! The cocktails were amazing. Great value for money, we’ll definitely be back.
Thank you to all the staff for a great experience.

XL
XLbg
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were seated fairly quickly. Upon arriving I asked if we could have menus instead of QR codes being scanned as some of us were intending to pay cash. We were forgotten about until I got up to ask at the till and someone wuite rudely said ‘you were asked if you was ok paying with the QR code and you said yes’ to which I had to then correct the gentleman and the lady who I’d previously spoken to them apologised and said it was her mistake because she now remembers. Our food took a while to the come out once ordered and it was freezing cold which got sent back. Coming to pay we’d asked for the bill and someone yet again forgot about us so brought it over after 10/15 minutes. We had then payed part cash part card and left. Walking through the great northern there was a lady with green hair who opened the side door and shouted ‘erm ladies you haven’t payed’ with a smug look on her face. This was absolutely disgusting accusing us of not paying and walking out on the bill. The embarrassment she tried to cause was uncalled for and instead of checking with her other colleagues she automatically presumed. This dining experience was terrible

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Sarah111
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Wouldn’t go back .. it felt dirty , table was full of sauce and sticky when we where seated . most of staff miserable apart from one Man that helped us because I couldn’t order on my phone app. No desserts served and no milk shakes . Also cocktails on the menu not available so could do with an update . The whole place needs a good clean!!

SL
SimonL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Usually a big fan of Almost Famous, but on this occasion it just wasn’t very good. While the burgers themselves were as excellent as always, the chicken wings and chips were just far too salty. None of our table could eat them they were that bad. Not sure what happened there. Real shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Standard of burger has gone so poor. When it first opened in the northern Quarter it was a good place to have a tasty burger. It’s now Burger King standard with top prices. Absolute con. What a shame!

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CD99
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burgers and the dirty fries are unbelievably good. Would eat there again in a heartbeat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eleanor is amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

DC
DawnC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great burger and chips we had good service food came quickly

DG
DanielG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I have ever had I'm my life I will be back 100%

AC
AngieC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Great place and lovely staff. I always recommend it to friends

LF
LisaF
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food you won't be disappointed if you decide to eat here

DR
DRtlpe
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very limited menu. Very little option for vegetarians. Very expensive for what it is.

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shanef
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend

BL
BenL
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We travelled 30 mins to come and dine with you to be told at the door they weren’t accepting walk ins despite half the restaurant being empty.

We initially walked away disappointed but after looking online we were able to book a table for straight away.

Upon return the host seemed unhappy that we had managed to secure a table mumbled about the kitchen being busy, seated us and stormed off.

Food arrived Luke warm, bacon fries were cold. The wings were hot in fairness - our order must have been waiting for them.

There servers looking after us were lovely and we ate the food which was amazing as always if a little cold.

Despite this we still enjoyed ourselves and the food, I didn’t intend on complaining but as I received an email asking I thought I may as well give feedback as we have dined with you for years and always score you 10/10

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AndyT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If you haven't been before you REALLY Should.
The burgers are always awesome and they do some really interesting things with fries. ..you ll see.

NG
NatashaG
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn’t great no service as all through the phone staff were miserable and scruffy, food was well too salty not a great experience at all considering how much I come here really terrible experience first time back in last few months to the point where it’s put me off from coming back any time soon

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User1
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was relatively tasty, I did enjoy that aspect if my experience however the 45+minute wait for 2 burgers and one portion of bacon fries wasn't the most enjoyable time of my life, especially when the restaurant itself wasn't particularly busy.

WB
WillowB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was shocking. Waited over 20 minutes for our drinks order to be taken. Staff were not attentive at all. We spent most of our evening trying to desperately grab their attention. Glasses were dirty (had lipstick around the rim) and drinks were too strong (hardly drinkeable). Food was good but wouldn’t go back due to everything else.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Although we had a bad start to our son's birthday meal. Because although I had booked for 5. Including me in a wheelchair. We were shown to a table for 4. I said can we have a bigger table as there is 5 of us. My son will be here in a minute. We was then shown to an even smaller table for 4. Again We would have been cramped. With me in the wheelchair as an after thought. With my back and hair squeezed in between our table and a table for 2.
Again I said can we have a table for 6 as there is 5 of us, and pointed to a table we had passed.
Reluctantly we was eventually shown to that table.
After that bad start, our server was fabulous. The food was delicious and our son had a wonderful birthday meal.

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Valentine
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I feel that the fact that they didn't have any red wine or chicken burgers left at 8pm was a bit disappointing for a burger place!

PW
PhilW
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasent courteous staff,quick service,hot food,well worth a visit

ES
EmmaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always!
Great, quick service and really easy to order from the QR code.

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Aiden
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place been so many times one of my favourite places to eat in Manchester.

KW
KayW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, maybe a little pricey but drinks and sides reasonably priced. Don’t like paying for a service charge when ordering meal as I like to see how good the service is before deciding how much I want to leave.
Restaurant was open and spacious but we were pushed in to a corner - would have been nice to have seen a bit more than the photo booth and a broken pane of glass. But only in restaurant for 45 mins as service was so quick.

LJ
LisaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed the food & ambience however I did put on the booking it was my daughters birthday meal & it wasn’t acknowledged on the day. I feel the having to order on the app ourselves takes away the interaction & personal feel that perhaps people prefer- we certainly do

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Yeh good, staff nice. Food excellent as usual. Shame about the big screens either side of us blocking the view of everything. Plus less able to attract waiter attention when needing things.
But still highly recommended and will go again no doubt

LH
LyndaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were recommended Almost Famous, knowing our 14 year old grandson would love the burgers! He thoroughly enjoyed it

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 755 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.