Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.3
723 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 723 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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!

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PhilW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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EmmaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KayW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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LisaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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PaigeS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even more amazing food! I just wish there was more choice on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Good value

PW
PaulW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location ambience service and food. Super tasty burgers 👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely night, all staff were lovely. Food & drinks were great x

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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PaulinaP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food2service3ambience5

We were a bit disappointed because our burgers were too salty. Salt killed all the flavours. We drank about 2 litres of water later afterwards. It’s a shame because we were in af twice before and had quite high hopes.

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jonathanh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great but not as good as when I first visited a couple of years ago. service was good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food made me ill

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Carly
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First time visiting Allmost Famous and was a little disappointed. There wasn't a lot to choose from on the menu, although what I chose was really good. The chips are amazing.

Some of the staff seemed quite rude and had a couldn't be bothered attitude about them.

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JessicaG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was stale and not as pictured on Instagram. The steak on the burger was completely raw and cold. Overall, overpriced and disgusting food. Will not be revisiting. Staff were unhelpful upon complaining and could not help with a refund! I left the restaurant with almost all of my food on my table, £40 down and hungry. Do not visit this restaurant. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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LivM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

food was absolutely delicious, could not recommend enough. Product was of very high quality and portion sizes were fantastic. The service was a little slow but, the speed of the food made up for this. We had a real issue with ordering due to the location. The online order system relied on a good signal, something that we didn’t have. the place was clean and tidy. Would recommend

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Eneary
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food good as normal only thing is the chairs are so uncomfortable

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Wezza
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The Burgers are nothing like as good a they use to be!
the patty’s were poor quality will not be going again.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Possibly the worst burger I have had for many years - what was supposed to be steak strips had the consistency of giant slugs - undercooked and fatty! The accompanying posh fries tasted chemically. The drinks were expensive (and watered down?)

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers EVER

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JasmineL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Chips where nice. Burger wasnt, meat was dry and bacon tasted like it had been reheated 20 times. Not greatfood

JC
JamesC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very overpriced for what is a pretty basic burger restaurant. My burger was sloppy and the fries were so salty they were almost inedible

The staff were friendly enough although not much for them to do as all ordering is via the website because of Covid

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Chloe
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was poor. Served half a basket of fries with the baconaise sauce covering 3 of the chips. Staff were friendly but the food was awful

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Anonymous92
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience with delicious food

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MrsG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wouldn’t bother to be honest. Food was cold took 45 minutes to come to the table, I could see it sat under the lamps for at least 20 minutes of those, surroundings were scruffy and looked grubby, maybe it was an off day.

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MichaelB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet another amazing meal, THE best burgers you’ll ever have. Bacon bacon fries still as good as ever too

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AlexB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banging food, banging cocktails, banging service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When I got there, my friends and I were greeted with kindness and respect and was shown the table.

Ordering food was easy but it took a while longer for the food to come out for me, food arrived for them before mine but I was offered an apology.

The burgers and fries arrived as expected, didn’t disappoint.

I just wish someone come over and check on us if everything was ok. I miss that pre-covid hospitality.

Overall I had a good time with my friends.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers ever, must go and try everything immediately

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DeeCee
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I normally enjoy this place but my opinion of it has gone downhill in all honesty. In terms of constructive feedback:

The toilet facilities are in dire need of repair. I like the decor and I understand the style but it’s just lazy when the toilets are in utter disrepair.

The food wasn’t as nice as it normally is, a lot more salt came through in the taste. The pho-king sauce is nothing like teriyaki and actually very bitter - what’s going on there? The blood, blue and butter special burger was ok but the menu doesn’t mention that it had onions and the chorizo does nothing. Maybe the overall disappointment was due to the reduced menu, this was ok during peak Covid, but isn’t it time to bring back some more selection?

I don’t mind the table ordering system, that seemed to work well but it would be good if the burgers could be customised when ordering?

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Aide
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really nice burger and nice fries, slightly limited menu however if you want a burger this is the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our son in Manchester and went due to it being National burger day and burgers were 50% off all day. The man who showed us to our table was polite and explained fully how to order and how the offer worked etc Staff were efficient and everything was clean. We have been to AF before and would go again

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CRRobinson
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My favourite restaurant, we needed to be table service as we were paying via voucher. Service was a little slow but nonetheless great when attended too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Chicken wings were awful, burger not great either

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Burgers, friendly staff willing to help and a nice chilled out vibe

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Sadly we sat waiting for 40 minutes after ordering the food on the app as advised by the waiter. We then had to ask where our good was to be told the order had not gone through. My boyfriend then had to go to move the car due to being longer at the restaurant then expected. They brought the food out whilst he had gone for 5 mins. Then had to ask to keep it warm. Luckily the food was warm and we enjoyed it. Poor service and no compensation. The app automatically takes a service charge and on this occasion no tip was justified

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 723 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.