Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant

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74 reviews
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£25 and under
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Caribbean
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4.2
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4.0
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4.2
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Arif
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about this place the vibe, service and most importantly the food!! :)

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Sharon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and timely service.... my only critic is that the macaroni cheese portion should be double the size... as for the rum n raisin icecream - delish!!

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Lojo65
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Our waitress was lovely. Dont know her name. A beautiful mixed race girl with braids. Chef was good came out of the kitchen to inform us himself that he had no lobster. But experience was good. I have had one bad experience here but its all forgiven now as i was pleased. Xx

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Nena0
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the foods there, enjoy atmosphere and the services was great!!! Recommend to everyone who loves Caribbean foods. We will defo return there again and recommend to friends.

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DawnR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Was out for my partners birthday , I know curry mutton has a lot of bones but had hardly any meat , my rice was cold and so was my partners , didn’t feel it was appropriate to complain as we come from out the area to have a nice time , don’t feel the measures for brandy are correct as a double was very small. I did question this !! But overall it’s a lovely place staff were friendly but based on everything else not sure I will be revisiting

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123ma
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service , food excellent hospitality was great , would definitely recommend

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fudge
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

didnt get outside dining as booked food amazing cocktails over priced as small glasses should b a tumbler glass 7.50 each should be a offer on them enjoyed it will be back again

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DavidB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe Great place great staff would recommend again thank you

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Xxxc
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes on the menu looked great, our food was amazing and lovely staff!! Would definitely recommend!!

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ElaineO
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Due to being a fairly new restaurant and seemingly quite popular especially during 50% off .Disappointed no dessert which is made but no alternative.But great meal lovely cocktails and enjoyable atmosphere are all the pluses .

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Craig
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was nice but took nearly an hour to come and they also didn’t have the what we initially ordered.

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Picky
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was well prepared, hot and really tasty. The night we went was very busy so service was slow. The cocktails were good!

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JE98
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Staff were very rude and unprofessional especially the mixed race girl with the blonde hair. We only received half of our order and when informing them we still did not receive the other half. Of course they took this off the bill but it’s besides the point. Staff pick and chose if and when they could be bothered to wear a mask. Potion sized are tiny and the mac and cheese is dry and there’s no doubt in my mind that it wasn’t fresh.

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Rainbow
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food1service2ambience5

Cocktails were great but food wasn't that nice and they ran out of puddings!

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DeniseS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The mains came a little late and could have been warmer. Apart from that really tasty

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and music
Couldn’t fault it

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SophieK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Food came out cold, loads of staff waiting around but had to get their attention to even order a drink

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LouiseP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, ambience would recommend to take family and friends.

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Ayeesh
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was lovley and the food was very nice. Drinks we’re lovely too

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ChristineE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attended Island Vibes Caribbean restaurant for the first time. The staff were warm and welcoming and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere. The food was hot, appetizing but feel the portions size of sides or main could be bigger. I found it great value for money and there was a diverse range of people and ages which added to the ambience. Hand sanitizing was available and staff had on face masks and seated was kept in line with social distancing. I would recommend to family and friends .

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KathrynH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere
Great food - very tasty jerk chicken

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Ddee
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasty amazing. Service was great, staff very attentive.

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Gee25
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is a disgrace to Manchester! Should be renamed the Island Vile. Food order took over an hour, wrong food arrived, under staffed & over rated, better dishes from local food Van's! Waiter took items off bill but bill was wrong anyway! From Start to finish the night was a disservice to any eateries,the best thing would be to close or employ chefs who can cook Caribbean cuisine. Place is rank!

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TomC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this place is extremely good and authentic.
Good value for money and extremely tasty.
The restaurant was very busy and there wasn't many staff on, but that didn't affect the service. All the staff were extremely polite and the service was great. Will definitely be coming again. Thanks!

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CaronM
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service! Only issue is twice I've been and twice the bill was incorrect but was rectified. I would make a mote of what you order and maybe buy drinks at bar separately. However lovely friendly people.

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MrsDee
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

After waiting over an our for our food, we were told that 3/6 of the dishes we ordered, were not available and had sold out the day before.

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TanyaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good vibes. The service was great . The food was good . I would visit again.
If you are thinking eating at this restaurant . I would say go for it .

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Shozza
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious and our waitress was lovely nice atmosphere would definitely recommend to my friend's

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Lynds
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Mixed feelings about Island Vibe. Cannot fault the food in any way, it is gorgeous! We had the mutton curry and jerk chicken, the curry is a favourite which is why we came back to the resturant after discovering they are part of the eat out the help out scheme.

Now understandably the government scheme boosted the customer volume massively and the service staff were obviously pushed and working very hot temperatures. However the waiter and waitress really lacked attentiveness to their tables. We watched staff debate over the iPad everytime food came out of the kitchen. They had obvisouly mixed table numbers up. We watched as a plate of food was brought out a out on an empty table next to us.. 15 minutes later the waitress collected it and took it to the table behind! This didn't go down well! It took over an hour for our food to come out, we would have probably had 2-3 more drinks but we're never approached when glasses were empty and trying to make eye contact with the staff was impossible. When food was served, I was given the wrong meal (it looked like the same plate that was returned to the kitchen from the empty table!)

As I said at the beginning the food is amazing and we will be back but probably on a quieter day. The nicest thing was meeting the chef who did is rounds of the tables, asking how the food was, this is a real nice touch and not something that happens often! The barman and front of house lady were lovely and worked hard to make amends after the errors of the serving staff.

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Miz246
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was ok. Wanted lamb chops as they were on the Menu but was told non left. Cocktails weren’t that great. Need more choice of cocktails. I wouldn’t go again

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SherylS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Island Vibe bar and restaurant was absolutely amazing the food was great and the service was very high standard

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StephenL
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It didn't seem like an outdoor table had been reserved for us. We had to take the one that was at risk of rain. Luckily it stayed dry.
Table service for food and rink which is good but very very slow.
I asked for the food bill and it took ages to arrive. When it did, it was wrong. I asked them to correct it and when it came back it was still wrong. I then asked for it to be corrected again and asked if i could pay. That was around 7.30pm. The bill did not get back to us until we were ready to leave and that was around 10.30pm. That's when they advised that it was cash or bank transfer only. Luckily I was able to scrape together the cash for the food bill. Someone else paid the drinks bill via bank transfer.

I don't think we'll return on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday as it was obviously extra busy due to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. We will probably return for drinks outside of these days.

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AdamF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the main meals were perfect

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Disappointedgirl
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our food came out, jerk chicken and currried goat but no rice. We waited over 30mins for our rice and by that time the rest of our food was cold. They also tried to charges us full price when the 50% offer was on. Funnily enough when we raised the issue the waiter already had our discounted receipt to hand?.....I smell some fiddling going on!

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Magpie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

I had a really nice meal, although it was nothing fancy and the menu was small, it was tasty. Some of the potion sizes are more like a lunchtime portion than an evening meal.
Overall it was a good experience.

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MichelleM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food would highly recommend.

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ChantelleB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

After waiting an hour for the food the night was very good and the food was excellent and delicious. The staff did say that they had only just reopened so that was why the service took so long

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CaronM
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Really nice vibe- will definitely be recommending

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ErrolW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I appreciate that restaurants are opening at a difficult time so when they sort themselves out we probably would go back. Table where we sat not clean, waitress took our order then disappear. Eventually we just got up and left they did apologise but was too late. The waitress left in the middle of her shift so like I say I can understand things difficult I like the food and place but the service needs looking at

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Laurz
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from Hayley, fantastic food and just like the title the place has a great vibe. Between four of us we tasted most of the dishes on the menu and all were delicious. Covid measures in place, everywhere is very clean and safe and can't wait to go back. The chef even came out the kitchen at the end of the night to chat to us about the food. Fabulous place with great people running it.

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