Almost Famous - Northern Quarter

4.2
179 reviews
£25 and under
Burgers
The original Famous, If you can find us, you deserve the rewards.
Almost Famous burgers were born from a need for a super juicy dripping down your arms no nonsense burger – 100% prime cuts of beef, pillowy soft charred bun, melty cheese and creamy tangy sauces. We smash all these elements together to create the burgers we’ve been known for since day one.

For larger bookings (8+), please email us on manager@lucklustliquorburn.co.uk

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 179 People Are Saying
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Jacob
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food good as always, shame some items not available.

Service though friendly was a little slow.

However, always enjoy my time :)

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FrancineW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Not been here for many years (since the fire) but don't know why as they are the best burgers in town! Half price burgers in January so excellent value. Cool place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with wife and 2 kids, all of loved the food and enjoyed our visit

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RUTH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good drinks, brilliant service. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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CoryG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, fast food times! High quality food! Will definitely be coming here again!!

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Huffdaddy76
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Almost famous it's my favourite burger place in Manchester. The service is brilliant and love the vibe especially in the Northern Quarter one.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a little early be seated right away. The food was delicious - I had the Famous burger -soo tasty. Looking forward to my next visit.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I visited Almost Famous tonight. Firstly we couldn’t find the place, there’s a tiny plaque on the wall, after asking a few people we eventually found it after my friend called their number.
The servers were really friendly and we were shown to our table given a menu and ordered our drinks. We then ordered two famous burgers, fries and bbq wings. The food was served really quickly and really fresh. We both really enjoyed the food and found the atmosphere really pleasant,we could see why it was so popular.
We asked for the bill and I was a little surprised to see a service charge of £2.50. We paid the bill but didn’t leave a tip as I would usually do due to the added service charge which I think is a little cheeky.
I would recommend Almost Famous but there are lots of eateries I wish to try so won’t be returning. Thanks

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SJJ2
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere, good value and staff so friendly!

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Andywalker
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Every bit from start to finish the staff also

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LeahB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food. Friendly and polite staff.
Can’t complain. I will be back.

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SASA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Firstly not good for anyone with mobility issues as it's on the 2nd floor with no lift,can only say it's a ok place nothing outstanding ,was busy 50% off burgers obviously helped ,selection was limited due to items already sold out ,with lots of other venues in NQ probably wouldn't rush back but would say it's a place to tryout

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paulf
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, fast and delicious. Great service as well!!!

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Call
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was nice , but felt the burgers would have a little more flavour to them. service was okay but fairly slow, had to wait quite a while around 45 mins

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service a little slow but food was incredible 😍😍

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Carad
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal an service was great an great value!

KB
vipKimBoPower
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good casual dining experience.
Felt little dark inside and awkward space to get into the venue. Was comfortable and warm once in.
Food is great. Love the burgers however the steak on mine was very chewy.
Would go again as up there with best burgers in Manchester…prefer the other venue at Great Northern.

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LucyK
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food3service2ambience1

We were really looking forward to our meal at Almost Famous especially since it was 50% off burgers and we had never been before. Service was extremely slow even though we were there when it wasn't busy. It took about 30 minutes for someone to come take our drinks order and then another 20 for our food order. Our food took about 40 minutes and we could see other tables who arrived after us being served before us. The chicken burger was completely black and I am shocked the chef allowed it to be taken. When I got up to give it back, the waiter straight away said 'wow that is burnt' and took it to get another one which I was thankful for. 3 of us had finished all of our food by the time the second chicken burger came so my sister was eating on her own. Also items that were requested on the burgers were missing. The waitress was good and did not charge us for the chicken burger (which we had to request) but unfortunately we won't be back.

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JenM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was so understanding and accomodating with my daughter who was a bit overstimulated and upset by the picture we'd been seated next to. Despite being really busy, he moved us to another table.

JP
JamieP
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was incredible. Service was a little slow at times but can’t really complain due to covid etc as may have been short staffed

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George
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible. Staff were great. Service was brilliant. Everything was great, only I think the burgers should come with sides for the price that they are. Nevertheless, would 100% come back

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Can’t fault them.
Only issue we had was finding the front door!!!
Other than that we will definitely be returning.

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JSchofield
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, friendly service. Food and beer both great. Will be back.

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H000
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is class as always, best hangover scran you can find, been my choice for my birthday the past 4 years and never dissapoints, service was lovely even started putting sparklers in a birthday shot for me, went above and beyond other than that, 100% great

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thomasb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

was very excited to try here, burgers came without any bacon or salad, very sorry looking burger compared to the amazing pictures and left pretty disappointed.

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AdeleP
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Felt like we were walking into a drug den
Felt like a transport cafe !!!!!

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HannahB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was nice but nothing special. It looks amazing but lacks the flavour of a special burger a d chips.

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AmitaC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all the burgers were amazing! The atmosphere was great. 5*

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere. Quality of the food was good. Came out in a reasonable amount of time and was hot a delicious.

Service was good

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quality burger, always decent.

Wings below par, just small with a ridiculous amount of sauce.

Fries top.

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GraemeP
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Hard to find if you don't know where you are going. Needs better signage at the entrance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Took ages for them to take orders for drinks, then even longer for food. The food came out fairly quickly but it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped it would be.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found it difficult to find the place as it has no sign. And we had to ask someone. I enjoyed the food it was good value for money for city centre eating. The toilets were not 100% clean and hand sanitise was limited.

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NeelD
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve visited Almost Famous a few times a few years ago. It was (and still is) a Manchester institution.

My criticism on this recent visit stems from the fact the prices are a little steep for Manchester (even with inflation), coupled with the fact that the vegetarian options seem to have been drastically reduced from the glory days.

Staff + ambience were great as to be expected.

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Gabrielius
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place, great food, burgers and location!! And prices!! Gonna get there asap

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Garyb
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor Waiting time/staff attention.

Food ok only better due to 50%

wouldn't RUN back

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Codge
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pig and waffle are out of this world and the burgers are fantastic.
The staff are brilliant.
The only little thing is the price of the soft drinks... I go with my two daughters so that's 3 large cokes which is over £10! But everything else is great, a fantastic place with beautiful food.

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victoria
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal and cocktails. Friendly staff. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience. Food coma!

GH
GeorgeH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Huge portions so be careful, one fries between two is plenty. Nice vibe and good service too.

FAQs

Almost Famous - Northern Quarter does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Almost Famous - Northern Quarter also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 244 9422.

Almost Famous - Northern Quarter is rated 4.2 stars by 179 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.