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Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro, Manchester, England

Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro

4.3
4.3
550 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Sicilian neighbourhood Bar and Bistro in Manchester Northern Quarter.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Breakfast Thu–Sun 09:00–12:00
  • Phone number
    0161 834 7800
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Ask info to info@siciliannq.com
  • Private party facilities
    Ask info to info@siciliannq.com
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    High Street
  • Parking Details
    There are several parking in front the location in Turner Street and a SIP car parking just at the back called Edgehill Street
  • Public Transit
    Metro Link stop: Shudehill Interchange or Market Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Italian Afternoon Tea

    £25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our Italian twist on the popular English Afternoon Tea. It comes with any Coffee/Tea/Chocolate Before you buy the experience please be aware we do not serve guests with any kind allergies (mild or severe or cross) or any kind of intollerance The chef will prepare a selection of our traditional products from arancinetti, mini pizza, crocchette, bruschette sunshine, salted cannolicchi, focaccia, garlic bread, mini mozzarelle with pesto and dry tomatoes. And as sweets mini cassatine, cannolicchi filled with 3 different creams, Sfogliatella napoletana, tiramisu, pistachio and almond pastries, pistachio mini cake.
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  • Pistachio LOVERS Menu

    £30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    📅 Sunday to Saturday ⏰ 12.00-9.00pm, Saturday 12.00 to 16.00pm A special luxury three-course set menu dinner created for Pistachio LOVERS. It’s pure pistachio heaven. You will enjoy an incredible array of tasty dishes to choice featuring the highest quality ingredient. There are two savoury antipasti to choose from: arancino pistachio and pistachio cannolicchi . There are three mains to choose from: tagliatelle pistachio&mortadella, gnocchi with creamy pistachio, basil and peanut pesto with parmesan, and ravioli For dessert, you can choose from brioche gelato bun, layered pistachio cake, cannolo stuffed with pistachio cream, or the legendary pistachio gelato.
    Pistachio LOVERS Menu photo
  • Dine at fix price

    £25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    This offer is available only as Prepaid on Opentable. (not sold directly at the restaurant) One starter, one main and one dessert per person from restaurant's menu. No set menu, don't worry! You can choice whatever you like from the normal menu. Come and try our amazing food Before you buy the experience please be aware we do not serve guests with any kind allergies (mild or severe or cross) or any kind of intollerance.
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What 550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Italian

  • Manchester

    Italian

550 Reviews
  1. CraigS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately I was billed incorrectly. The waitress added a £27 bottle of wine to my bill. I paid without checking and left the restaurant. I returned to request a refund as well as to refund the £10 service charge - a total of £37. This has not been refunded and I am chasing the restaurant for my money.

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  2. Fooood

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food feels very reheated and not freshly prepared. Pasta is definitely not fresh for the prices not good enough

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  3. MariannaP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, the food is just amazing, everything fresh, cannolo is the best cannolo I’ve tried super super recommend. This is the second time for me, I will come again for sure and I will bring friend with me. Staff super nice and friendly.

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  4. GeorgiaJ

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, we couldn’t help but make really loud mmmm and yuuuuum noises😂 We did the bottomless Tuesday option- they weren’t strict on what you ordered which was a breath of fresh air and meant that we really felt like it was real value for money. Will definitely be coming back with more friends to do this again! Only slight complaint is the toilet seat is hanging on by a thread which can be precarious after all the wine!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to eat. Lacks ambience, chairs are quite uncomfortable and could be a little cheaper to say the quality of the food.

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  6. Shauna

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian in Manchester! Amazing food and lovely, friendly service. Went for the wine experience with 3 courses which was great. Would 100% come again!

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  7. GeorgeL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting from London. Fantastic food and great staff. Very attentive. Really good value for money, with decent portion sizes. Left very satisfied. Even got a free pistacho liquor shot! Highly recommend.

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  8. AntoP

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing Sicilian feast at Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro! The arancino con pistachio was heavenly, followed by a delicious pasta with meatball and parmigiana. The focaccia on the side was a perfect addition. And don't even get me started on the desserts - the brioche, mini baba, and pastiera were absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this place for an authentic Sicilian dining experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience! The special of linguine pasta alla vongole was the best I have ever had! Definitely a must try.

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  10. AndiL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food & lovely staff- thoroughly recommend!

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  11. StephenC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    another fabulous meal with family, this time I had the meatballs with tagliatelle and they were amazing - the young waitress was so nice and helpful as well - we'll definitely be back

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  12. sally

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were both fantastic. It’s a cosy little restaurant that makes you feel like you are in Italy. We tried several of the pistachio dishes and they were all outstanding (the pistachio liqueur was also fantastic) and the truffle & mushroom pasta was superb. We will definitely be back.

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  13. JayneS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As a group we dined here early evening on a Saturday. The restaurant is lovely, and our table was perfect for our group. We were straight away asked if we wanted water and bottles appeared. Bottled water amounted to £16 on the bill, it would be nice to have been offered tap water as we hadn’t realised that the fairly small bottles were £4 each! That aside, the food was fabulous, majority of staff were lovely (one waitress wasn’t quite so friendly), Prosecco was nicely chilled. Ambience was perfect and would highly recommend trying it. Lots more to try on the menu so will definitely return (but will ask for tap water next time!) complimentary limoncello as we were leaving was a nice touch - thank you.

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  14. JamesC

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food! We had the Italian afternoon tea and we were absolutely blown away! The savoury selection was very fresh and delicately made, whilst the sweets were light, fluffy, crispy, gooey... the list goes on

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  15. ChrisP

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, lovely wine, we had the Merlot. The food was above average, nice dessert! Just a small mix up with the bill at the end , but sorted out immediately!

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  16. giorgial

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and hospitality. Authentic recipes and great quality of ingredients and wine. Every pistachio course is divine and cannoli is incredible too. If you love sicilian food, do yourself a favour and book here!

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  17. StephenC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy restaurant with great food and service

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  18. LiamN

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious especially the arancini but the service was very slow

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  19. EmmaB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Starting with the positives: the food was excellent! Unfortunately the service really let the restaurant down - the front of house staff were nothing short of rude. One meal was forgotten ( with no apology when it did finally arrive), as was a round of drinks (again no apology when we asked for them again). One of the meals was served with ham after a request for no ham (religious grounds)- which at the time of ordering we were assured could be accommodated. The member of our party actually offered to pick a different meal if it couldn’t be made without ham and we were told it wouldn’t be a problem. When we informed the staff that the meal had some ham in - there was no apology and we were met with “so what do you want to do”. We then said “can you just let the kitchen know” and they replied “ok - well do you want some money off or something” to which we just said yes ok. We then asked for dessert menus which didn’t materialise - then the waitress came back to the table and asked “what do you want to do” again….replied that we were still waiting for the dessert menus and then we finally got some - maybe 20 minutes later. When the bill came there was no money knocked off for the ham incident and so we had to remind them again.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great good and lovely atmosphere. The service was super quick and the food was so delicious and so authentic

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  21. AlisonH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is delicious but service terrible! They expected us to choose after having menus for just 2 minutes. Brought the mains when we had not finished starters and gave the impression they wanted us out for the table despite booking! Won’t be going back.

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  22. JenniferB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, exceptional food and excellent cocktails, ideally a couple restaurant, romantic, trendy. not really catering for children.

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  23. KateT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service and setting. Great value for money. Food was really fresh and tasty, Particularly the antipasti sharing platter and the spaghetti al fugo

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  24. AndrewN

    County Durham

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue and great vibe. Attentive and friendly staff/service, but the food was a bit of a dissappointment and not great value. Nonetheless and enjoyable experience,

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  25. NINANASA

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was perfect. Enjoyed the place and atmosphere. Will definitely be back

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  26. LucaC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a very nice meal, in a hidden small gem. Very friendly waiters straight from sicily. I would recommend to everyone as we even got a free dessert!

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  27. LizD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely little hidden gem. The table next to the radiator was a squash for four people though and should only really be a table for 3 max.

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  28. littleobt

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really tasty and arrived hot. Starter, main and dessert was top notch. There were only a couple of waiters and they seemed stressed (don’t blame them). This meant service was realllllllly slow.

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  29. Cochyn

    London

    370 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    370 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We'd been looking forward to this, a family reunion. The waiting staff seemed irritated when we didn't order instantly. Starters - arancini - were very good. Pasta main course was bland, but filling. Three out of four of us were planning on ordering desserts. The waitress said: "Well, IF you think you have time!" I was surprised to have an email from the restaurant, clearly a corporate response, saying how thrilled they were to have been able to serve us, and offering a discount on our next booking. We won't be using that.

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  30. SarahB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Where do I start? The food was out of this world and such a nice atmosphere and very attentive staff well be coming back for more ♥️

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  31. Keiron

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, really nice staff. Very attentive and approachable. Thank you

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  32. janinem

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place. We were made to feel really welcome, great service delicious food. Possibly the best tiramisu we've ever had! Awesome pistachio liquor too!
    Sicilian NQ Bar & BistroResponded on 4 February 2024
    grazie molte!

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  33. AndyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent vibe, amazing food and cocktails great menu plenty of choices

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  34. NINANASA

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and tasty. We had the : course deal online. We weren’t rushed and plenty of choice . Definitely would go back. The food portions were just right and the atmosphere was just right . We went on a Friday lunch time so didn’t rush out. We were there over 2 hours as it was quiet

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  35. Pasta

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Too expensive for a plate of pasta. The server was awful and because of her we decided to leave earlier than planned. Although we had a table reservation and arrived early, we were asked to move our seats to the end of a bar. My friend ordered Parmesan cheese, but the waitress said they didn’t have it. I then asked if my pasta was coming without the cheese as well, although it says Parmesan cheese on the menu. The waitress then made me look crazy and started convincing me that my dish doesn’t come with any cheese (it did in the end). You’d hope that the waitress would know the menu! She also started explaining to me what the Parmesan cheese was, although I didn’t ask for an explanation (or needed it). At some point she also swung by our table and without any questions poured the remaining water into the glass, which we found weird. She did it so rapidly that we felt like she was annoyed with our presence. Don’t get me wrong, the pasta tasted good, but it’s not worth the hassle of dealing with that waitress.

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  36. MennaW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. Food excellent, great service, nice ambiance. Would recommend.

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  37. PeterM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic dinner with amazing foods and a very kind and friendly waiter! Thank You!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely terrible. Food was microwaved and inedible. Toilet was stinking and filthy. Service poor. Avoid!

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  39. EmiliaS

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very small restaurant, was sat on stools on the bar which felt quite cramped and had staff passing us regularly. Was slow to be served and noticed other peoples food came out before ours. Bug zapper on the bar table was also off putting. Staff also took our olives before we were finished. Food itself was very nice.

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  40. MollieK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    food was lovely, atmosphere was great and was a super busy Saturday evening. Unfortunately our table was still occupied when we arrived for our booking, the staff were doing what they could to put us on till the table was free but unfortunately it meant we didn’t get sat for 25mins. We were offered olives and they were super apologetic but it just meant we had to rush + miss ordering starters as we had a show to attend after.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro using the Order Online button. Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 7800.

Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro

Sicilian NQ, 14 Turner Street, Manchester, England M4 1DZ

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00 Breakfast Thu–Sun 09:00–12:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are several parking in front the location in Turner Street and a SIP car parking just at the back called Edgehill Street
  • Public Transit
    Metro Link stop: Shudehill Interchange or Market Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 834 7800
  • Catering
    Ask info to info@siciliannq.com
  • Private party facilities
    Ask info to info@siciliannq.com
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