Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant

3.9
148 reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
Welcome to Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant we serve Caribbean dishes with a twist together with signature cocktails. Come and experience what everyone's talking about - Feel the Island Vibe!
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ValD
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Atmosphere very good along with the food and staff. We received food very quickly, food nice and hot, with genuine taste of the Caribbean. We will go there again and pass on on to family and friends.

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AnastasiaW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience the Caribbean food great customer service

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QueenZ
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Some of the waitresses are rude and don't listen to your orders and charge you more. My food was also not nice. If I could post a picture of my bloody chicken wings I would but it was slowly "cooked" it wouldn't really be bleeding that much to the point of where I don't eat my food. Waste of money. Also I asked for a booth and they put us bang in the middle without even looking at the reservation.

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LeashaG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Caribbean food restaurant in Manchester, the food tasted just like a home cooked meal and for a family of Caribbeans who have grown up eating this type of food it really speaks volumes. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, and although there were a few blips with our orders when they came out, it was dealt with efficiently and with professionalism. Our waitress was outstanding, super attentive and friendly and had such a positive vibe about her. She is a credit and I would definitely visit again. The only thing I would say is the music was a touch too loud at times and we were practically shouting at one another across the table, but none the less the music was still top form and we enjoyed listening to it

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SusanG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit! Thoroughly enjoyed! Food was excellent! Staff very friendly and attentive! Will definitely go back again!

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TemaA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will come back again. Highly recommended . It was an amazing experience

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Deborahk
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and staff. Friendly. Excellent food and really friendly and helpful staff. It was quiet as on a Tuesday but have been there when bands playing which was brilliant.

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CharlieH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

All Meals Good however our favourite and one of the main reason for having meals at Island vibes was the Red Snapper Escovich Meal which we have been told has been taken of the menu it needs to be back on ASAP Chef :) Thanks CMH

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Khadija
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jerk chicken was so delightful abit too spicy but was nice.
Prawns amazing wow.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing lovely waitress and stunning vibe

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for by 20th birthday lunch and was recognised by staff as a Returning customer, we were incredibly well looked after and there was even a cake and shot on the house!

I can't recommend the bar enough but more than that I would recommend becoming a returning customer to anyone because the staff are just so friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service is excellent, we were looked after and served quickly. Food came to the table in good time. Overall we had a lovely meal and drinks with an amazing Island Vibe 🏝☀️🍹🍽

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was beautiful and a lovely vibe with great music will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was booked for 19:00 and we were greeted and diligently looked after by staff. Staff were friendly, smiley and polite. Chefs made excellent food from starter through to dessert, great plating, presentation and quality of food. All round good evening. We were able to conduct business discussion with no distractions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Based on the fact two of my friends had an upset stomach the following day can not recommend this place. I should have stepped in and said don’t eat from the smell of the food and left

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service staff friendly and attentive
Food is amazing crispy prawn starter are a must
Cocktails are yummy
Will be back 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Decent food, a little expensive for what it was. Waiting staff were lovely but a little overa

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Nena0
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was very good we enjoyed it and will return there again.

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NickyJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I booked a table for two for the 1st date night with my girlfriend after lockdown. The table was grabbed from inside, put down n cleaned but we were seated right the entrance! Not very romantic! I had a word n we were moved accordingly n from that point everything was fine.

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ShelbyE
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice as well as the cocktails and friendly staff

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CoraG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was no outdoor heating and it was raining heavily so I went next door to North Star cafe instead
No hot drinks also only food and cold drinks

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Kayrod123
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When we visited this restaurant it was absolutely shocking! When we arrived we were the only ones so we’re seated to a table. Food and drink menus were never given to us so we had to ask for them. We then ordered food and drinks after 15 minutes of being there. Food arrived around 30 minutes later however drinks had still not arrived. The waitress came over to tell us that the bar tender hadn’t turned up just before our food had arrived and pretty much laughed in our face. 5 minutes later she came back and said he still hadn’t shown up but the owner had said he was willing to make our cocktails( ordered a pornstar martini, a mojto and a corona beer). We seen at the bar that the owner was in fact training another guy and that’s why our drinks had taken over an hour to come. The drinks eventually came after we’d finished our food and our plates were cleaned up. We weren’t even offered soft drinks on the house to eat with our food. The waitress and owner had no people skills. We won’t be coming back here ! If they’d had just been honest from the start and said they were doing some training then it wouldn’t have been a problem. Spent £50 to sit there and down our drinks after the food!

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ClaireP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was excellent however as the restaurant got busier, the service was poor. We were originally sat on an end table that seemed to have just been shoved on the end of a long table, with minimal room to move. We did ask to be moved and were moved straight away.
We waited at least 10 minutes for drinks, and the 2 tables close to us were waiting over 20 minutes for cocktails as the barman had gone for a break

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LauraM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely set of staff, good location and with a canopy and heaters on as we was seated outside. Great music and great atmosphere. Although the food was warm when delivered to us, it took a very very long time, as well as drinks. Me and my friend wanted our starter and main to arrive at the same time including drinks, but had finished our starter by the time we received our drinks, finished our drinks and waited more before we received our main which put us off wanting to order dessert, our last set of drinks took a very long time that we were able to change our minds 3 times before we received it. Overall it was a lovely experience, just needed to be quicker with table service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were ace! Service was really good snd the food was excellent. We had the seafood curry snd jerk chicken. Amazing would definitely go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bar with a great atmosphere and some of the friendliest staff in Manchester. The food was fantastic and quite unlike what I've had elsewhere!

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vipAnon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Second time i went there, my food was cold asked for it to be made hot and it came back luke warm. Portion was a lot smaller from the previous time i was there. It took over 40 minutes to get a drink. The waitress was lovely but stressed as many people were complaining but it was not her fault. Was not impressed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Customer service wasn’t the best, we had to wait long time to be welcomed, and we waited long time to place an order, without being informed what is not available from the menu, only to find out that what we wanted couldn’t be served. Our drinks took ages to be served and they were mixed up, with order fulfilled incorrectly so we had to wait again for another drink to arrive.
Grilled prawns for a starter were delicious.

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KatherineN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere & good service!

I would highly recommend this restaurant!

KL
KaraLuanG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and very reasonably priced, we had a great night and already booked to return in May - thank you x

MJ
MeganJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Lovely cocktails And! And a great atmosphere! It's so nice to go out again for dinner and drinks!

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Lucy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Very busy and loud. Staff not wearing face masks. Very slow service and items missing from order. One drink round never arrived. Very friendly apologetic staff, I think they had bitten off more than they could chew.

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davidb
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table but could not get a seat. Nor could the three tables in front of us waiting in the cue. After waiting for 45 mins the other parties gave up. We did to and went next door who could manage table bookings. No idea what the food is like but the service us pretty bad. It was organised chaos.

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SamJ
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poorly organised and nobody in charge. I had a table booked for 6 people, a group in front and a group behind us all had tables booked too. Because the restaurant was full and nobody was leaving, our tables were not available for us. The girls in front had been waiting 15 mins by the time we got there. After about 15 mins of waiting outselves I had a word with the manager who up until this point had pretended the problem didn’t exist.

The manager told me that people were not leaving and he could not force them to leave, so we must wait until they decide to leave. I asked him what is the point of booking a table for a specified time if we have to wait in a queue until a table came available. He had no response. There was genuinely an elderly man sitting in the restaurant occupying a table of 4 reading a newspaper with a slither of his pint left while this was going on. The manager would not compel him to leave to make room for us 3 groups despite our bookings. There was also an instance where the manager told a table to leave, they proceeded to buy another bottle of wine, and they were allowed to stay. We ended up going next door to a place called North Star Delicatessen, as did the group behind us. That place was spot on, and saved our Friday night.

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JamesB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great. Loved it. Place was chaotic and slow. Our order took half an hour for some one to come take it and then they lost it so had to wait another hour for food. There were lots of people waiting on tables that they simply couldn't clear fast enough. No doubt there was some teething issues getting back in to the swing of things. They could do with more staff because they are loosing money with all the delays and slow service.

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Sunny
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little place, waiters were so nice and they had some great cocktails. Had a really good time here with some friends would reccomend :)

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UmmarA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prawns and Mac and cheese were amazing would go back anytime.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food and great drinks. Wonderful island vibes and friendly staff. The staff were super friendly but the service was slow

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Jacq
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely brunch at Island Vibe with my daughter in law and grandson, great food, service was also great and the staff were lovely. Will defo book for an evening meal with the hubby.

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Roberta
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service from the staff was brilliant, the food was ok. The outside heater wasn't working, and it was quite cold.

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Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 148 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.