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Almost Famous - Great Northern

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192 reviews
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£25 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 192 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Grantley
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Good vibes and great food! Service was excellent and we felt very safe and well looked after.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. We've been to AF lots of times prior to Covid and love the place. Post Covid they have put in place lots of safety measures to keep everyone safe. The food is still top notch! Highly recommended......we'll be back in a couple of weeks.

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Sydney
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere as always, despite what is going on! Waitress was very nice! Asked for a drink off the menu and she was able to get it for me 10/10 customer service can’t wait to go back!!

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DavidP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time attending since Covid hit, staff we’re brilliant and explained the new procedures for ordering food was quick and one good thing you don’t have to wait around for the bill at the end

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AdamF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Food was amazing, music and atmosphere perfect!

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Jake
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Almost Famous Great Northern and it lived up to the hype. Really helpful & friendly staff, quick service and great food, I'd definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails was amazing

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BeaM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience - got a call 5 minutes before my table was due to tell me the kitchen was closing soon. As soon as we got there, we were put on a table, told to scan the QR code and order the food and the member of staff walked off. Not to mention how hard it is to understand someone wearing a mask, at least body language and tone could be a bit friendlier to enhance the experience. Ordering via an app that also asks for a service charge when you’re getting absolutely no service is actually quite shocking! The minute the food arrived we were told to order more drinks if we wanted as it was last orders right that second. And when we queried some food missing, we were just told to re order what we wanted on the app as there was no tickets in the kitchen instead of being more helpful. We felt rushed and just like they wanted us to be out as quick as possible. Whilst I appreciate the table was booked for late and the new measures in place due to Covid-19, I still think the service was extremely poor and has really put me off coming back which is a shame as I really rate Almost famous and always had pleasant experiences. If your kitchen shuts at 9:30pm, maybe considering your last booking being earlier than 9pm would provide a better and less rushed customer experience. And staff being friendlier and more accommodating during these difficult times would make the experience loads better too.

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LucyP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good social distancing measures. Limited menu was good. Only criticism was that the food was only just warm enough when it arrived

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AshleyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not happy with the service messed my order up twice ! Then over charged me beer was so flat asked for another twice won’t be coming back for a while

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Waited a long time for drinks. Requested sauce with food and waitress arrived with sauce after I had finished food.

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AnnaN
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can definitely recommend!

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Paulw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been here before and it was a much more pleasurable dining experience. My recent visit was just ok. Its hard for restraunts to provide a good dining experience with all the new rules in place. Burger and bacon bacon fries were really nice but the chicken wings were no better than a cheap supermarket brand. Will go back if and when we go back to normal.

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KelleW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the epi centre of burgers......absolutely out of this world ...food ...service 10/10

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Melissa
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Should make it clear that they are offering a seriously reduced menu. Made the journey especially and was really disappointed with the very limited choice. Although, they still seem to be serving all cocktails and drinks £££!
Had to ask for cutlery and napkins, which we didn't get. Couldn't be bothered asking again.
Shame because we did love it here.

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EloiseS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Have some quite serious food allergies and these were taken really seriously and the allergy information I was given was great and our server was really helpful :)

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MichaelB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always an awesome burger. Doesn't matter which one you order, they are all great.

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2020LE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Service, Great Menu, The food arrived fairly quickly and tasted incredible. Overall it was close to perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Staff super friendly . Very covid safe with more than adequate social distancing measures in place.
Ordered via an app and food came really quickly .
Limited choice of burgers at present due to covid; which is perfectly understandable . We ordered the Phoenix burgers...... bacon and salt overload unfortunately and we didn’t really enjoy them at all. Shame really as it’s put us off a bit . Maybe we’ll give it another go when a bit of normality resumes

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience1

Amazing job at making customers feel safe but unfortunately it had a knock on impact on the overall experience with our visit being extremely fast and lacking in atmosphere. It must be a hard balance to strike but the balance wasn’t here.

The limited menu was disappointing and my burger was heavily salted

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was amazing, not too expensive. Perfect for a date or family night

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chrisd
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I preciously visited the Liverpool Almost Famous location a few days before and was really looking forward to going again. But i will not be going back as the experience at Almost Famous, Great Northern in manchester was very disappointing compared to mine and my partner's previous vist to there liverpool location. As the food tasted completey different even tho we ordered the exact same meals as last time.

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EthanD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great staff, great service and even better food!

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Saxon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Nothing vegetarian available, despite a reduced menu that only had four options. Had to go down the road to Honest burger (which was delicious) and who had several veggie options.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When you go to the website it says you are doing a stripped down menu.so you click on the menu thinking you are getting the stripped down menu.no you still get the full very disappointed when you get told that you can not order of that menu.sort it out it’s very confusing and very disappointing.also was sat at a table next to a window with a big crack in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service as always. Was feeling slightly anxious about all the COVID 19 procedures but it was easy going and staff made sure to tell you/explain what needed to happen. Great food.

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ShaunB
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Limited menu which is obvious under the circumstances but the food did not disappoint, scrumpy!!!

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Cheshireplumber
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the burgers, so big and juicy! The fries were as amazing as always!

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Zippy123456789
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out for a long time and faultless from booking through to arrival, seating, ordering, quality of food and payment . Only slight negative was the reduced menu choice - well done Almost Famous !

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LornaH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Having been here about a year ago, we were excited to come back. Disappointed is an understatement! They have a reduced menu - which we were not informed about before - which is literally 4 burgers and 2 fries options. I ordered the vegan burger as I’m lactose intolerant, and it looked like it had been thrown together in the dark (which is very possible, given the lighting situation in there!) Value for money was awful, as was the service. Given the current situation, you’re asked to order on your phone which is fair enough. However, they tried to add a 10% service charge to the bill when the waiter who seated us literally couldn’t get away from us fast enough! When the food arrived it was practically thrown at us and, again, the second waiter was off before we had chance to ask for condiments. Overall, a very poor experience and I can say for certain that we will not be visiting here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food as usual, felt totally safe during the current COVID circumstances. Thank you for being our first restaurant experience since lockdown! Couldn’t have chose better!

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Bec92
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fave food place! Just didn’t like sitting upstairs as didn’t feel like we was actually there in the normal atmosphere but still great food and service as always

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AmandaL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Where we sat smelt musky it was like they had used a dirty mop or smelly dish cloth put us off our food really.

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MichaelaS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT!! AS PER USUAL - delicious burgers, reduced menu but everything is perfect on the smaller menu

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Kris
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, restaurant was set out really well for social distancing would definitely go again and recommend!

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GraceN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I came for our first meal our since lockdown. We felt very safe and well looked after. Only negative was maybe the music was slightly too loud.

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BigA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Bit pricey and the burgers are like half the size and the fries have less than half the toppings they usually did. But overall still amazing because of the flavour

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Samp
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Always good food there.

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BronwynC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food amazing interior !!!!staff are so lovely

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Huffdaddy76
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing burgers and wings as always, was very quiet when we visited seem to have nailed the covid situation and ordering is easy enough

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 4.5 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

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