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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff x will be back.

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HarveyM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Quite pricey but what expected when in town centre. Didn’t mind paying the bill as the food was very nice and the steak cooked to perfection! Hanging scewers were also tasty but a bit difficult to get around. Only let down was the price of the cocktails, overall 7-8/10, would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I felt like Fred Flintstone after I'd been to the Smokehouse. The Big Smoke special was great value - and even more so on 50% off food Mondays. We were absolutely stuffed by the end. I still wasn't hungry the next day! Great food but very busy. Booking recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Service was poor when we were at the table, starters were ok but main food was just warm. Drinks from the bar took ages to arrive

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, great menu choice. Well worth a visit. I shall definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here many times. This occasion my friend and I had one of the mixed platters which is a good mix of the meat dishes they serve. Staff are friendly and are always walking the floor to assist with what you need.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with great tasty food would definitely go again

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Lawro
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now my favourite place to eat in Manchester. A nice chilled vibe with exceptional grub

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DrSushi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting Manchester to get a feel for the city. Smokehouse gave us a very good taste!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a family meal for our daughters birthday.
Absolutely fabulous food, great waiter service, really nice atmosphere and a very well decorated place.
would definitely return, Brisket and burnt ends were to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, amazing service I would definitely visit again and recommend to anyone. Just a heads up, the 911 wings are not to be underestimated!!

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HelenK
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Staff were absolutely fabulous at the restaurant - unfortunately the food let the place down. Chicken wings were over fussy, and not cooked in the chosen sauce, this is just drizzled over. Order fillet steak for main, while it was cooked correctly on visual inspection (rare) but on eating the meat was very dry. Maybe we got a bad evening but it was a little disappointing.
As mentioned the staff were great and the atmosphere was lovely.

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Danny
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxed atmosphere. Staff attentive. Food so tasty, can’t help picking off others plates! Great portions. Definitely worth booking!!

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jojod
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Been a few times now always great food. Waiting staff always friendly although one young girl this time seemed a bit rude. Also not a lot of cocktails available on the menu as they had run out of a lot of spirits. Not great for a Friday night during happy hour!

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vipMark
London
160 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid burger and pizza place. Family friendly.

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DebbieR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We nipped in hear following a drink in Manchester. We had a sharing platter between 2 that was so huge we took some home with us. The food was really good. The service was mixed but we felt we were in and out too fast. It is a modern warehouse style restaurant that's great for a quick meal or meeting with friends but not what you would class as 'fine dining'.

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RichardA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we've been and had the big smoke again. It's absolutely amazing! Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came out as a group of 4 on a reasonably busy Friday night. Ordered two of the sharing platters as we couldn't decide what to try and we all agreed we made the right choice! The food was delicious and it was just a shame we couldn't manage to finish it as the portions were huge! We were disappointed that there was no tank beer available as this was one of the main reasons we decided on coming to the Smokehouse, but swift service and delicious food did go some way to making up for it.

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vipExtraValue
London
23 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Had the beef brisket. Burnt ends were nice. Brisket slices were a bit dry and a bit underwhelming flavour wise. Veg was excellent. Wife’s burger was decent and so were the sweet potato fries. Service was terrible. It was like I had offended them when I walked in. Nice interior and ambience overall. Cocktail was delicious and well made. Offer for 50% on a Monday was good value. The cocktail 241 happy hour was good value. Probably best coming for drinks here.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We booked for a late lunch on Saturday. We were shown to a table quickly but when my husband tried to order a tank beer he was told there wasn’t any despite all the signs still showing a date for the tank. I ordered a glass of house wine, however when it arrived the glass had two large chips on the glass.
We had the sharing platter, which was good value for money but not overly hot, it appeared to have been left for a long while before being brought to the table.
When I tried to order another glass of wine I was told that they had run out of that type of wine but the waitress said they had another which was similar but just a little more expensive. The wine was much nicer than the house wine, however when we got the bill it was almost £3 a glass more dearer.
All together this could have have been a nice lunch but the little things brought it down.

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LauraW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

food wasn't great, burger bun was burnt to the point it had to be taken off. Pulled pork was more fat than meat. Service was good, however did not return to ask if food was ok so could not rectify issues.

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NoGa
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food portions very large but flavour disappointing - . Had sharing platter . Chicken dry and not much flavour. Pulled pork best. Good value due to Monday offers- . Had run out of all draft beers except Erdinger and brewdog. Also run out of garlic mayonnaise? !! Overall disappointing. Won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience4

When we arrived we were informed that all draught beer/drinks were unavailable, along with the bottled beer we initially decided on. A number of items on the regular menu were also not available on the night, although I'd give them benefit of the doubt and have to assumed we just chose the worst possible day to have a meal. The restaurant forgot one of our drinks that we ordered and after ordering our food, a selection of cutlery and plates were unceremoniously dumped on our table in a pile for us to sort through and work out who needed what.

The food itself was fairly good, although the chicken was a bit dry all the flavours were good and portion sizes are certainly nothing to be complained about. It also took a frustratingly long time to be brought the bill after asking for it to be brought over.

Again, not sure if we picked the worst night when everything happened to be unavailable, but after reading a number of good reviews for here we were really let down and have been left with a slightly sour opinion of this place - not really sure I'd recommend here over the numerous other excellent places in the city that are within the same price range (or cheaper) after my experience

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Kiwigirl
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and tasty food. Shame out of the tank beer and onion starter as was looking forward to them. Can recommend the back ribs starter.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and when unsure what to chose, the waiter was extremely helpful. Only downside was the food came out super fast, too fast in fact and therefore wasn't too hot. However despite this, for 50% off on a Monday you can't complain. Food was still extremely tasty and the service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time here on Monday with family and yet again top notch! Shared a garlic bread with cheese as a starter was lovely then I opted for the chicken skewer and garlic fries as a main and a few mojitos to wash it down! My girlfriend went for the full rack of ribs and loved it she also had a selection of cocktails which she loved! The staff always go out of there way to make you feel comfortable and are great with kids Majorly recommend 👌🏼

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ThomasL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant BBQ. Great atmosphere and decor. Staff were great!

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BVida
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were a group of 7, ordered 2 portions of Nachos and 2 portions of chicken wings as starter to share and after, each one had a main. Sizewise the portions of Nachos and wings were a bit dissapointing (small) comparing to other simmilar places like Red's true BBQ or TGI's, but they were tasty, although nothing special about them. For main I ordered the 8Oz loin (rare) it wasn't huge either and the meat was a bit overcooked for my taste (closer to medium than to rare) but still, the meat was tender and juicy so I didn't complain.
They have a good beer selection, and the food quality is good, the service wasn't bad, but I did feel like a couple of the waiters that came over seemed a little bit annoyed when we took a couple extra minutes to choose the starters (nothing major, they were never directly rude, however it doesn't make you feel very welcome when the person taking your order rolls their eyes because you are taking a bit too long to chose between bbq sauce or chilly)
Overall the experience wasn't bad, but deffinitely won't become one of our regular spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Could not fault staff & service . My only point of note was that for £15 I got 3 cuts of meat (not particularly large), 2 pieces of bread and chips. I would say my choice was over priced for what it was. May be try again before I judge.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The whole experience was amazing, the staff, food & service was spot on! Will definitely re-visit in the near future.

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Nadia
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Myself and 4 friends went on a Monday as it was 50% and it was amazing. We got 2 of the big smoke sharing platters between 4 (which were £20 each as it was half price) so an amazing £10 per person and you get SO much food. We took left overs away and had the enxt day for lunch! My other friend is a veggie and she was pleased with the choice she got, especially considering it is a smokehouse... Would definately recommend, especially on a Monday when it's half price.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service food atmosphere was brilliant

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Manchester Smokehouse & Cellar for my partners 30th birthday. There was a group of 9 of us and service was quick, food was amazing! I would definitely recommend the The Big Smoke.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the SmokeHouse with my friends for a get together. We found the restaurant to be warm and cosy and the ambience was just right. The staff were fantastic, always polite and friendly and if we had a problem it was sorted very quickly with a friendly attitude. The music was just right volume wise so we could talk and catch up, and the lighting was lovely too. Best of all was the food - it was really lovely and I was happy to see that there were quite a few vegetarian options with being vegetarian myself. A fab place and night :-)

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tracey
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience4

First waiter that took our order was a very nice guy.
The food arrived. 3of our party were happy with their starters but 2 of us were not.( the mac cheese balls were still freezing cold inside) we sent them back having to wait another 10mins to eat. The waitress we spoke to about the cold food was quite rude in her manner.
3 of our party ordered their mains which looked and tasted good and 2 ordered chicken skewers. Again the chicken was cold at one end of the skewer. Rather than sending the food back and not being able to all eat together, We ate the warm part of the meal and left the rest informing the same waitress as before to let the chef know. She never bothered to come back to us. Won't be eating there again.😐

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time certainly won't be the last.

Went on the Monday half price deal great value but would be happy to pay full price

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and staff who couldn't do enough to help, and great food as always! 50% off food on Monday is a fantastic deal, and the whole experience was enjoyed by the whole family! Staff even did a birthday surprise for my mum at no extra cost - will definitely return and would recommend every time.

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JMAN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best place to eat in Manny.
Everything about it was quality and just gave off a chilled vibe.
Very decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was not as nice as last time if I’m honest. Not sure if the chef has changed or something? Maybe just an off day 😞

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Manchester Smokehouse & Cellar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 832 0393.

Manchester Smokehouse & Cellar is rated 4 stars by 274 OpenTable diners.