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Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
158 Reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean

Welcome to Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant we serve Caribbean comfort food with signature cocktails. Come and experience what everyone's talking about - Feel the Island Vibe!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    0161 282 6061

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Starters

  • Soup of the Day£6.50

    freshly made soup with grilled hard dough bread and flavoured butter

    • Islands' Spiced Crispy Squid£6.95

      with sweet & spicy scotch bonnet pepper dip made with pinto (st lucia) beer

      • Fritters & Salsa£6.25

        a classical-twist pan fried salt-fish fritter, served with cucumber & pineapple salsa and light nutmeg dressing - (with salad)

        • Island Vibe Jerk Chicken Terrine£7.25

          served with pimento and green plantain chutney, chilli oil, and old hard doug crouton - (with freshly dressed salad)

          • Tofu & Plantain Salad£7.00

            served with spring onion, cabbage and an avocado dressing

            • Brined and Grilled Wings£5.95

              Wings brined for 24 hours with the caribbean spices. Served with roasted garlic mayo and dressed salad

              • Grilled King Prawn Skewers£8.25

                Ginger, chilli, and lemongrass infused king prawns. Served on a bed of seasonal salad with lime and sweet chilli dressing (halloumi, tofu option)

                • Trini Pholourie and Dips£6.25

                  served with tamarind yoghurt and mango dips (also as a main) (freshly dressed salad)

                  Main Courses

                  • Jerk Infused Chicken ­ballantine (Grill Finish)£14.95

                    marinated chicken subprime, served with an orange and lime zest sweet potato mash, mango salsa, and a mild lime coconut sauce

                    • Juicy Jerk Spiced Burger (Grilled)

                      Homemade burger made with beef, chicken or lamb mince. Served with sweet potato wedges, tomato, sliced onion, cucumber and lettuce and sides of special dips

                      • 8 oz£13.75
                    • Classical Curry Goat/Mutton£14.75

                      Tender cut of meat without bone, infused with our well loved Caribbean spices. Served with extra virgin olive rice. And a red stripe beer marinated cabbage and carrot slaw

                      • Escovitch Flavoured Fish£13.95

                        Pan fried fish fillet, gently season with mild spices. Served with grilled pak choi, and a light curry channa

                        • Ackee Pasta Nest£12.50

                          a combination of ackee, tomato, roasted and grilled red pepper, spring onion, and coconut oil pasta nest

                          • Thyme Roasted Pumpkin Risotto£12.55

                            Thyme and pimento oven roasted pumpkin risotto. With coconut cream and freshly chopped spring onion and shaved coconut

                            • Lamb Chop with Rice & Peas£17.00

                              lamb chops three ways, with jamaican traditional rice & peas cooked in coconut cream, fried plantain and drip (sauce)

                              Grill & Sides

                                From the Grill

                                (weekly grilled special) please ask your server

                                • Grilled Vegetables / Plantain Chicken

                                  • Half / Quarter Burger

                                    • Halloumi / Tofu

                                      Bar Snacks

                                      $3.95 each

                                      • Marinated Olives

                                        • Toasted Nuts

                                          • Sweet Potato Crisps

                                            • Snack Special

                                              chef's special

                                              • Plantain Crisps

                                                Sides

                                                $3.50 each

                                                • Steamed and Grilled Sweetcorn

                                                  buttery

                                                  • Grilled Semi-Ripened Crushed

                                                    • Plantain

                                                      • Seasoned Sweet Potato

                                                        • Wedges

                                                          • Beetroot Slaw

                                                            • Home Mac and Cheese

                                                              • Fried Plantain

                                                                • Seasoned Fries

                                                                  Desserts

                                                                  • Over Ripened Banana Pancake£6.95

                                                                    molasses layered pancakes served with, bulla crumbs, vanilla and nutmeg ice cream

                                                                    • Spiced Mango Tarte Tatin£7.95

                                                                      served with shirley biscuit crumbs and rum beat chantilly cream

                                                                      • Bread and Bulla Pudding£6.95

                                                                        with spiced coconut-passion fruit sauce and a ball of toasted coconut coated vanilla ice cream

                                                                        • Selection of Fresh Tropical Fruit Citrus Syrups£5.65

                                                                          • Selection of Ice Creams£5.65

                                                                            Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                            What 158 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            4.6
                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                                            • 4.3Service
                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                            • 4.3Value

                                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                                              Franko

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall3food3service1ambience3

                                                                              The service was well below average. We were told informally that there was a shortage of Restaurant staff. The bar staff were doubling up as food serving staff, and although they did a great job, the service was slow. There was a breakdown in communication among waiters who took our requests and whose shifts ended and the staff who were on duty. We were not informed that there were no plantains when we ordered. We had to ask what alternative to plantain was available instead of the restaurant offering us an alternative.

                                                                            2. BH

                                                                              BeautifullyHuman

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We fully enjoyed our dining experience at island vibes.. I was so full couldn't finish my food. I'm looking forward to eating in very soon! And sipping on those delish drinks! I loved the entire vibe and super chilled too See you soon!

                                                                            3. CW

                                                                              CarolW

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              The staff polite and friendly very professional, the ambience was very nice lighting, soft nice reggae music in the background and the service and food dishes excellent and tasty.

                                                                            4. BH

                                                                              BeautifullyHuman

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Belly full! Coctails yummy! Planning my next visit already! See you soon!

                                                                            5. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great music, great food, great vibe

                                                                            6. a

                                                                              ambridgemassive

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Table booked for 1pm. Staff welcoming although it appeared that the cleaner was finishing off. A bit cold inside as sliding doors open for a short while so the floor could dry. Food and service was good. Need to purchase larger jugs for water. Would recommend this restaurant.

                                                                            7. W

                                                                              Warmers

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              So many amazing choices I ended up ordering 5 starters to share and everything was top quality.

                                                                            8. AD

                                                                              AnnaD

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 February 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Amazing vegan stew, I want it again! Only issue was the music was super loud. Staff really nice and polite too.

                                                                            9. SC

                                                                              SarahC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              I had the Christmas Jerk Turkey and my friend had the Jerk Chicken, we both really enjoyed the food as it was full of flavour. I just loved the Caribbean spin on the traditional Christmas. I also love the presentation and the waiter was very attentive too.

                                                                            10. C

                                                                              Carl

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 December 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              Good friendly service, food was good and tasty. Overall a happy experience.

                                                                            11. VD

                                                                              ValD

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                                              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.

                                                                            12. AW

                                                                              AnastasiaW

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 November 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Experience the Caribbean food great customer service

                                                                            13. QZ

                                                                              QueenZ

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            14. LG

                                                                              LeashaG

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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

                                                                            15. SG

                                                                              SusanG

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              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!

                                                                            16. TA

                                                                              TemaA

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                            17. D

                                                                              Deborahk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            18. CH

                                                                              CharlieH

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              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

                                                                            19. K

                                                                              Khadija

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 20 August 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Absolutely amazing lovely waitress and stunning vibe

                                                                            21. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            22. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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 🏝☀️🍹🍽

                                                                            23. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 June 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                                                                            24. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            25. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              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

                                                                            26. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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 👍🏼

                                                                            27. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Bristol

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 14 May 2021

                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience3

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

                                                                            28. N

                                                                              Nena0

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 8 May 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                            29. NJ

                                                                              NickyJ

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            30. SE

                                                                              ShelbyE

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                            31. CG

                                                                              CoraG

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              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

                                                                            32. K

                                                                              Kayrod123

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              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!

                                                                            33. CP

                                                                              ClaireP

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              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

                                                                            34. LM

                                                                              LauraM

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              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!

                                                                            35. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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!

                                                                            36. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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!

                                                                            37. A

                                                                              Anon

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              1.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              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.

                                                                            39. KN

                                                                              KatherineN

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 April 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Delicious food, lovely atmosphere & good service! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

                                                                            40. KL

                                                                              KaraLuanG

                                                                              Manchester

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              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

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

                                                                            Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                            Google Map for Island Vibe Bar & Restaurant

                                                                            414/416 Wilbraham Road Manchester, Lancashire M21 0SD

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Chorlton

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Wed–Sun 12:00–21:00

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Caribbean

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Business Casual

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              Street Parking

                                                                            • Public Transit

                                                                              Two minute walk from Chorlton tram stop. Turn left at the top of the stairs!

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              MasterCard, Visa

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