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Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro, Manchester, England

Sicilian NQ Bar & Bistro

4.2
4.2
532 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Sicilian neighbourhood Bar and Bistro in Manchester Northern Quarter.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 16 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

  • 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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  • 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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What 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

532 Reviews
  1. giorgial

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  2. StephenC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Cochyn

    London

    368 reviews

    2.0

    368 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. JoannaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, attentive staff and buzzing atmosphere on a Saturday evening. Would thoroughly recommend

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  25. PaulW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very cramped space not a place if you enjoy meat I will not be going back Mocktails were very good

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  26. Disappointeddiner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Over priced and menus full of low cost ingredients. Won't be returning.

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  27. AmyG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious and such good value! I couldn't even finish my meal because the portions were so big. Would highly recommend!

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  28. MiaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the restaurant was a cute little place very good atmosphere.

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  29. NatalieL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place, great staff & great food. We will definitely go again.

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  30. DomB

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bruschetta too salty but staff took on board and notified the chef. Attentive. Great service. But pasta exceptional as were desserts and the staff are wonderful. Tiny tiny complaint.

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  31. MaisieBo

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Full of character and great food. Very attentive staff. It’s really nice to visit a small independent restaurant.

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  32. EmilyD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Such lovely, fresh and beautiful food as well as amazing service and cozy environment. Always a relaxed atmosphere too!

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  33. NoelNoel

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable evening post Christmas which made the place quiet we think for a Friday night. Just love Sicilian food and we were not dissapointed! Clams starter was delicious and one vegetarian among us was full of praise for the menu! Wine choice was a little limited and possibly some lower costs wines could be included but a great meal and very friendly staff!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wine list has only two options. Two Sicilians red wines we tried one of them and the experience was horrible. The Gnocchi a Rabiatta was too spicy that it was impossible to eat. The waiters are nice but the meals are really below average. I will never be back

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  35. MarkP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cosy vibes with friendly staff. Food was excellent. Would recommend.

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  36. DanielC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. The menu is kept relatively small and well-focused, with dishes simple, traditional and excellently prepared. A place to go for exquisitely made pasta, gnocchi and arancini. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, although it felt they could perhaps have benefitted from an extra waiter on a Tuesday night.

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  37. AnnaD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The afternoon tea was lovely and loads of food. Such friendly staff. Bruschetta was wonderful!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine please avoid it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nonostante sia scettico ad andare in ristoranti italiani all’estero ho provato in quanto anche i miei compagni di viaggio volevano cibo Italiano e con grande sorpresa ci siamo trovati benissimo ! Ottimo cibo e soprattutto grande disponibilità da parte dei proprietari che sono italiani. Abbiamo provato tagliere , ravioli , tagliatelle e melanzane alla parmigiana qualità del cibo e porzioni davvero buone , provatelo !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always made to feel so welcome from the wonderful staff. They had created a romantic vibe for New Year’s Eve with rose petals which was a charming ambiance. The drinks and food is always of a high standard!

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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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.2 stars by 532 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

20:00


Booked 16 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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