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Proof Bar & Kitchen, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Proof Bar & Kitchen

4.8
4.8
60 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International

In Chorlton since 2007, we are proudly independent and our passion for locally sourced ingredients and small, independent suppliers is at the heart of what we do.

We like to keep things simple, fresh and as gluten free as possible.

Whilst the brunch items aren’t necessarily made for sharing, the seasonal plates and boards most certainly are. If it’s just drinks you’re after, we’ve been crafting cocktails for the fine people of Chorlton for almost fifteen years. You can rest assured that your Margarita will be balanced and your Manhattan will be perfect…or sweet…or dry.

If cocktails aren’t your thing, you’ll find a selection of our favourite wines, spirits and rotational craft beers on the drinks list too.

Coming up...
20th May - Chorlton Arts Festival: Live Music from 7.30pm
13th June - Monthly Wine Club
For more details and information on cocktail workshops and private hire, please visit our website.

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Booked 1 time today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Cafe Dining, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu, Sun 09:30–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–00:30

  • Phone number

    0161 862 9333

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Email inquiries only

  • Private party facilities

    Email inquiries only

  • Area

    Chorlton

  • Cross Street

    Free street parking

  • Parking Details

    Pay and Display Car Park 100m Away

  • Public Transit

    Chorlton Metrolink, 85 and 86 Bus route

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Brunch

Till 2pm. Gluten free bread available, please ask

  • Plated Breakfast£5.00

    sweet & sour tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms, baked beans, Gluten Free hash brown & toasted sourdough

    • Huevos Rancheros*£6.00

      two eggs poached in Rancheros sauce, toasted sourdough, sweet & sour tomatoes

      • Scrambled Eggs on Toasted Sourdough*£5.00

        • Poached Eggs with Spinach & Hash Brown£6.00

          • Fried Eggs & Chips£5.00

            • Breakfast Roll£4.00

              Barbakan roll with Frost's smoked bacon / sausage

              • Smashed Avo on Sourdough*£5.00

                Smashed avocado, sweet & sour tomatoes, sourdough

                • Sourdough Toast*£3.00

                  with Black cherry jam / Marmalade / Honey

                  • Multi-Seed & Nut Granola£4.00

                    with oat milk & berries

                    • With Natural Yoghurt, Honey & Berries (Vegetarian)£4.00

                  Sandwiches

                  Available for takeaway. Served toasted with coleslaw. Gluten free bread available, please ask

                  • Ham & Lancashire Cheese*£7.00

                    on toasted sourdough with piccalilli

                    • Garstang Blue*£7.00

                      on toasted sourdough with spiced tomato chutney, celeriac remoulade

                      • Falafel Wrap*£7.00

                        in a flatbread with hummus, buckwheat & aubergine chutney

                        Drinks

                        For our full drinks selection, see the bar menu

                        • Virgin Mary£4.50

                          House recipe, pickles, olives. Ask about allergens

                          • Bloody Mary£8.50

                            House recipe, vodka or gin. Ask about allergens

                            • Mimosa£5.00

                              orange juice & Prosecco

                              • Ballerini£8.50

                                raspberries, vanilla, Chambord & fizz

                                • Espresso Martini£8.00

                                  Stolichnaya vodka, Kahlua, vanilla

                                  • Green Smoothie£5.00

                                    Kiwi, apple, spinach & avocado

                                    • Berry Smoothie£5.00

                                      Bluebs, strawbs, rasps, apple

                                      • Fresh Juice£2.00

                                        Orange, apple, pineapple, cranberry

                                        • Booch & Brew Kombucha£4.50

                                          Ginger & Blueberry Apple & Elderflowe

                                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                          What 60 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                          4.8
                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.7Food
                                          • 4.9Service
                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                          • 4.6Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                            Handcrafted Cocktails

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                                            Neighbourhood Gem

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                                            Good Vegetarian Options

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                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

                                          • Manchester

                                            Best Service

                                          • Manchester

                                            Best Ambience

                                          • Manchester

                                            Best Value

                                          • Manchester

                                            Brunch

                                          • Manchester

                                            Handcrafted Cocktails

                                          • Manchester

                                            Late Night Find

                                          • Manchester

                                            Lunch

                                          • Manchester

                                            Neighbourhood Gem

                                          • Manchester

                                            Outdoor Eating

                                          • Manchester

                                            Good Vegetarian Options

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                                            Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                          1. ME

                                            MadeleineE

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 7 May 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Really lovely brunch. Lots of great choices Very friendly staff!

                                          2. LB

                                            LisaB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food, exceptional staff! Where did that 7 hours go?

                                          3. PS

                                            PauletteS

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 15 April 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great choice of lovely food, including Gluten free, and service was 1st class

                                          4. D

                                            Drugman1962

                                            Manchester

                                            15 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on 27 March 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience3

                                            Booked here for breakfast on Mother's Day as I'd left it a bot late for anywhere else. We were very pleasantly surprised by both the food and the service. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. The food was tasty and good value for money. Never thought of going here before but would definitely try again for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

                                          5. PB

                                            PaulB

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 March 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service and drinks selection. Staff were ace

                                          6. C

                                            Connor

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 25 February 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I had a really enjoyable experience in Proof. The staff were so attentive from start to end; friend, funny and suggested alternative cocktails to suit us. Both food and drink were great. I hope to return again

                                          7. D

                                            Daisy

                                            Exclusive

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 12 February 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service, dog friendly, lovely coffee and really good food! Would definitely go again!

                                          8. NG

                                            NaomiG

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 29 January 2022

                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                            The staff were lovely, we didn’t end up eating there in the end though as the food menu you was very limited. Would definitely for back for drinks though and the vibe was nice

                                          9. MD

                                            MeganD

                                            Edinburgh

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 24 January 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of the best places to eat in Chorlton. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free and vegetarian, which is great for us! Cannot recommend this place enough!

                                          10. LD

                                            LouiseD

                                            Lancashire

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 14 January 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Friday night and we had a lovely cocktail while choosing food. Two food platters between us which were lovely and good value, along with a nice bottle of white. Service as always was absolutely excellent. Chilled night, great service, good food...highly recommend!

                                          11. k

                                            kagnel

                                            Manchester

                                            8 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 13 January 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                            Really enjoyed our evening here. Good selection of cocktails and v friendly service. The food is well cooked. Loved the buttermilk chicken. Fairly limited evening menu. More like snacks to go with drinks. Daytime menu looks great .

                                          12. SY

                                            SophieY

                                            Manchester

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 January 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food is great quality and perfect for sharing. I’m always impressed that they have such a long cocktail list and every cocktail I’ve tried is always good. And the service is amazing, super friendly and attentive

                                          13. E

                                            Ella

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 December 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Really good service and cocktails :) not too fussy but still really fab x

                                          14. MG

                                            MattG

                                            New York Area

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 16 December 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great staff with a fab vibe!

                                          15. L

                                            Laura

                                            Manchester

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 13 November 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic food and service as always! Visited for brunch which was delicious and the team were lovely.

                                          16. NM

                                            NicoleM

                                            Lancashire

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 31 October 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            I spent a rain Sunday afternoon sheltering in Proof The food and cocktails delicious and staff warm and attentive.

                                          17. j

                                            jessicag

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 30 October 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Such a lovely place. The service was friendly and every thing we ate or drank had real care and attention paid to it.

                                          18. B

                                            Bongo

                                            Manchester

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 October 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            We were party of 9 and they managed well. A couple of very minor issues like runnier yokes for a couple of the poached eggs but that is nit picking.

                                          19. B

                                            Barbara

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 9 October 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a great time, lovely food and enjoyed a sharing platter

                                          20. L

                                            Lisa

                                            Manchester

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 29 August 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Really lovely little bar, fantastic cocktails and brilliant service.

                                          21. LT

                                            LeeTJ

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 28 August 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We booked for my birthday, it was bank holiday weekend and we were quite a large party. The bar was doing table service, they did an amazing job of keeping up with what was ordered and who had ordered what.

                                          22. N

                                            Niamh

                                            Glasgow

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 28 August 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing friendly service, thanks for a great night!

                                          23. CP

                                            ChrisP

                                            Manchester

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 21 August 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and the cocktails were lovely. The service was excellent 👌

                                          24. CD

                                            ChrisD

                                            Manchester

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 August 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had a lovely evening at Proof. We had the small plates which were great and the service was excellent. Very friendly and professional staff.

                                          25. S

                                            Skipatron3000

                                            London

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 30 July 2021

                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                            Osaka local pop up kitchen was great. Service was also great with attentive staff. Noisy table of ‘lads’ was the only downer but that’s not the fault of the venue, which is always a friendly relaxed place to visit. Highly recommended

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Manchester

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 23 July 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great staff and excellent service. Good cocktails. Mackerel pate very nice

                                          27. J

                                            James

                                            Dublin

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 July 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always friendly staff and superb cocktails

                                          28. PK

                                            PeterK

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 17 July 2021

                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                            A pleasant terrace raised above street level makes it feel intimate. Attentive but not invasive service. Beer range was a bit limited but what we had was good. We didn’t eat though we have done previously and enjoyed the small plates.

                                          29. SM

                                            ScottM

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 13 July 2021

                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                            Food and service was excellent with a great atmosphere. The only downside was drink prices which were slightly expensive.

                                          30. PM

                                            PaulM

                                            London

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 11 July 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Superb as always. Great laid back brunch vibe, very friendly and attentive staff and delicious food!

                                          31. AD

                                            AnnaD

                                            London

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 10 July 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great service and great food as always. Music a little too loud and the new ‘sun roof’ is quite hot and not very shady

                                          32. L

                                            Laura

                                            Manchester

                                            4 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on 4 July 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fantastic brunch! Really delicious and the service was great.

                                          33. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Manchester

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 26 June 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Team Proof were fabulous as always. Great service and food - they really looked us (it was for my birthday).

                                          34. LS

                                            LucyS

                                            Manchester

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on 24 June 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Delicious food and really friendly, helpful and attentive staff!

                                          35. DG

                                            DavidG

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 19 June 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service, great cocktails and nice food and not expensive

                                          36. AO

                                            AnthonyO

                                            Manchester

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 June 2021

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            A great place to chill out and relax with a cold beer.

                                          37. KF

                                            KatieF

                                            Manchester

                                            7 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on 18 June 2021

                                            overall3food4service4ambience3

                                            Excellent hash browns. Great new menu and a strong espresso martini. Proof have upped things up a notch and I shall be returning. A great neighbourhood café bar.

                                          38. l

                                            lobsterlover

                                            Manchester

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 June 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Friendly, great food, nice atmosphere- would recommend

                                          39. CP

                                            ChrisP

                                            Manchester

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on 12 June 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Good food and atmosphere, and excellent service. Would definitely recommend

                                          40. RG

                                            RachelG

                                            Devon

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on 11 June 2021

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Lovely cocktails and really good staff! Loved our evening out here

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                            • Contactless payment available

                                          FAQs

                                          You can order delivery directly from Proof Bar & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Proof Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 862 9333.

                                          Proof Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                          Make a booking

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                                          Booked 1 time today

                                          Order delivery or takeout

                                          Delivery

                                          • Order online
                                          Google Map for Proof Bar & Kitchen

                                          30 Manchester Rd Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 9PH

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross Street

                                            Free street parking

                                          • Area

                                            Chorlton

                                          • Hours of Operation

                                            Mon–Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu, Sun 09:30–23:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–00:30

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Global, International, Cafe Dining, Cocktail Bar

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress Code

                                            Casual Dress

                                          • Parking Details

                                            Pay and Display Car Park 100m Away

                                          • Public Transit

                                            Chorlton Metrolink, 85 and 86 Bus route

                                          • Payment Options

                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            0161 862 9333

                                          • Catering

                                            Email inquiries only

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            Email inquiries only

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