Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.3
640 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 640 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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Noise · Energetic
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewG
Manchester
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After not being at Almost for a long time after previously being a regular visitor. ( work nearby )
It was AWESOME.
Thanks amazing way to spend my birthday with my kids.
They are bug fans also

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Pieater
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Shocking way overpriced food, worst of all the whole place was filthy dirty. Never again.

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R1999
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I received my order after more than 30 minutes. It is a long time for burger !

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dannym
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Epic tasting food. Thought the burger was a little on the small side but getting the loaded fries made up for it
Could do with better beer to choose from but other than that it was brilliant

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BigBen69
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited nearly an hour for food, when it came everything was luke warm and after five minutes was stone cold. There was only 50 characters of space to write notes on food, so I couldn't ask for what I want. Portion sizes were atrocious and the cost of subpar food was ridiculous. I will never eat there again. Also the cutlery was dirty.

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Dazv
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was really looking forward to eating here following really positive reviews however i felt somewhat let down. Burgers were quite small, and not as juicy as you would expect and the bacon fries were just far too salty. Service was good and a good selection of drinks. All in all i would describe my experience as average.

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MattE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been coming to this Almost Famous for around 7,8 years, always been great. This time however it was really poor. Our food took over an hour to arrive despite it being relatively quiet. Drinks came fairly promptly, which was a relief due to the food wait times. Also the system of ordering from the app, whilst convenient, confines you to using you phone at the table quite a lot. There's very little interaction with members of staff which feels a bit cold. The food wasn't particularly hot when it arrived either and the pulled pork was quite tough and rubbery.

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GaryA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best burger and fries, we’ve ever had, bit limited on the choice of beers
Will definitely be going back and excellent experience overall

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Foodie
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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SamW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant claimed my booking did not exist and refused to seat us

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Avoid
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The app to order food was terrible, it did not explain what anything was. So it was basically useless. The food took an hour to arrive, and when it did it was stone cold. It wasn't even busy. with food and service like that I'm amazed how they stay open. extremely disappointing, and a waste of time. Sent the food back, so wasted over an hour, and had nothing to eat, it ruined our evening.

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Steph
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff, nice chilled atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely time on a date with my partner , food, drink and service was excellent the only minor problem was where we were seated as it was on the corner of a couch that was at a strange angle when there were plenty of other more suitable tables available

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My burger was cold and tasted like viniger and the chips we to sogy

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MathildeG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

food was not great - staff not very nice ... i was very disappointed

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were met with a sarcastic comment that we were late (even though we had rang ahead as stated on the website when booking. The table was filthy and we had to ask for it to be cleaned. When the waiter did clean it, he sprayed me with the antibacterial cleaner by accident! (I hope it was antibacterial!). The floors were sticky and the general feel of the place was unclean. Considering the current climate, I wasn’t at ease at all throughout this experience. The saving grace was the food- that really was great, very tasty, however not huge value for money as the burgers weren’t as big as what they are advertised to be. Overall; a disappointing experience.

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JacquiH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience1

The burgers have shrunk since we were there last there pre lockdown. The order by app is a great idea but surely this will impact on staff tips as we are doing all the work ourselves.
There was no atmosphere and the place had a general grubbiness to it.
I used the disabled toilets and the toilet seat actually had chunks missing off it, so not ver hygienic at all.
The place needs an overhaul.

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Huffdaddy76
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always best burgers in Manchester. Had the new special with steal on what a belter !

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, Especially the chicken burger! Would 100% recommend for burger lovers.

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AmyLou
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Over rated burger was fine but fries were overpriced and tasteless paid over £5 for chillis and pulled pork that was dry and some sauce
Cocktails where nice with first sip but soon turned to water with how much ice was in the glasses I bet if was not 1/4 of the cup with the amount of alcohol meal for 2 with cocktails £50 would have rather gone five guys

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The burger was really nice and the portion of fries was large but they came warm rather than hot. Food did take a while to arrive but was almost expected on a busy Friday night. Overall nice experience

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GraceD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was average. My partner and i both had the butter, blood and bleu burger and found that there was just too many flavours going on, which was a massive disappointment. The phoenix fries were delicious, as well as the BBQ chicken blasts. Also, there were two members of staff kissing behind the bar, which we found very unprofessional and made us quite uncomfortable. Overall, it was a very disappointing experience.

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EmilyL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, so delicious! Staff were lovely. The atmosphere and vibe were amazing would 100% recommended to others. The cocktails were also delicious!

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RobS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A bit disappointing and drab. The food was average and chips limp and sloppy. Just cook as they are required. Dont leave them sat. I'm rough cut but the toilets were minging. We had the occasion, we had the company, the food , cleanliness were poor for ¥150 ...and no alcohol free beer. Get with the programme. You ain't unique anymore.

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SARAHW
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious but the restaurant looks tired and upstairs going to the toilet is really dark and the stairs need repair

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IanL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual, we have been here many times.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Would definitely dine there again

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Honestly disappointing, took absolutely ages for the food and drinks to arrive, the coke was so full of ice it was finished after afew sips, the burger was underwhelming and the prices extortionate for what you are getting. We won’t be returning unfortunately.

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food , greeter & server were both super friendly & helpful .
Fries ( with cheese & bacon bits ) weren’t as delicious as usual ( only had cheese slices I believe ?) but other than a couple of overly boisterous groups spoiling the vibe - a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were friendly and helpful.

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KylieB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely disappointed!!!
Would not go again, never had service so shocking in my life, you’d get better service at a Wetherspoons.
Only upside is the burger was nice, but for the size, what you get for your money (items are very expensive) it’s not worth it. The staff was ignorant and we was left an hour before we was even asked what we would like, after flagging someone down at least 5 times!

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Jashers
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food very average, service was awful. Took 45 minutes to get food and drinks. No update from staff. We had a table upstairs where it was too dark to even see what you were eating and staff didnt seem to bother with anyone sitting upstairs.

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shanef
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend almost famous

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SiobhanH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Waited 35-40 minutes for food to arrive. Another 30 mins for a second order of drinks. Chips were slightly cold.

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MayaB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious burgers and large portion of fries. Energetic atmosphere for a Friday night meal in the city!

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Carls
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Burgers getting smaller, redneck sauce on wings overpowering and not nice.

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RaissaG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and good ambiance. Plus staff was lovely.

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JustAPerson
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was ordinary and overpriced for what it was. Nothing unique.

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foodlover
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is excellent but disappointed with reduced menu, no cocktails and wasn't even able to order a Lemonade for my son as there was none available. I've eaten at AF many times so this occasion won't put me off and I will be back....hopefully the menu and item availability will be back to normal by then

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Really poor experience. Service was none existent, came sat me and my family on a high table when i clearly had some older members? I asked for another spot which was met with thats all. We had to scan our the barcode to even see the menu… again i had older members asked for a paper menu for them to look at instead brought us yet another code to scan? And said please all book using one phone on the app as easier for them… great thanks! So after all looking on our phones and paying UPFRONT sorting out money who to send it to and me taking orders doing their job for them… ( this would be impossible for anyone without a smart phone) we then waited 30 mins for drinks & 45 mins for food ish… chips saltier than salt lake and burger was nice but mine was burnt obviously. This was for my brothers 20th birthday who loves burgers he did enjoy his though which was good! I also went to the toilet up a million flights of stairs with no lights and no toilet roll in them either :) go here if you fancy a hyped up burger king :)

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 640 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.