This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.
The Drop Bar Cafe
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Unfortunately It was closed when we turned up for our booking! It should have said somewhere on their website or Google
Don't bother booking, you turn up and it's closed.
Go to Pull Up bar on the edge of the Northern Quarter instead.
Second time I have booked here and it wasnt even open other customers also outside who had booked
The restaurant was closed and we travelled all the way from Leeds. Disappointment.
This place is a hidden gem. Good vibes good service great staff unbelievable food 👌🏽 If you haven’t been yet, then this needs to be at the top of your agenda for every night of the week.
Quality food, service and price. Definitely recommend.
Amazing visit. Food second to none! Great service. Cash only (for some reason). But we saw this ahead of time so we’re prepared.
It was shut!!
Great food, ambience and service. However they are fairly understaffed and the wait on drinks is about 30 minutes, meaning we cancelled our second round of pitchers because they were very busy. Just need an extra person on I’d say! Felt for the waitresses, get more staff on!
No hand sanitizer, staff weren’t wearing masks.
Food was great, but staff weren’t very very good. Got served warm corona beers and asked to swap as they hadn’t been chilled. Peroni beer came which was also warm, but they put it in an ice bucket.
Got told it was cash only when I was about to pay and of course during covid 19 most don’t do cash so it wasn’t the most hygienic especially as there was no hand sanitizer around.
Didn’t have a physical card so had to pay via bank transfer to a private account which was strange and staff weren’t very apologetic.
Would go again based on the quality of food, but hopefully a better service will be provided.
One of the nicest meals I’ve ever had! Gorgeous food and great atmosphere. Unfortunately there was a few things they didn’t have on the menu however probably just because it was busy. One of my fave restaurants now! Can’t wait to come back
We had no idea and was never told even when booking online that this restaurant is cash only!! We were only told when we received the bill! Some of our party had to walk in the rain to the nearest cash point- luckily some had debit cards and not just credit cards!!!
A restaurant in 2020 that doesn't take cards is very antiquated and restricts people from attending. Not to inform customers at the time of booking is unacceptable and also at the height of the Corona pandemic isn't right at all!
Fantastic service, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Music was great. Food was absolutely delicious and the cocktails were great. Overall fantastic evening thank you so much!
Celebrating our wedding anniversary somewhere a bit different, we couldn't have chosen better. Relaxing musical vibes in a socially distanced safe space. Great cocktails, succulent food delivered with friendly and charming service. And a bill that was easy on the wallet (cash only here though remember). Recommendation is obvious.
We ordered ginger mojito cocktail pitcher, when it arrived to the table it was a jug of ice, the drink was very bitter and watery and not as described, i'm not sure how it had been made but it was the worst drink i have ever tasted! Thankfully when we complained we had a refund for the drinks. But it did make thw experience less enjoyable for me. I feel this place used to be great. Maybe not so much any more.
Big portions presented well.
Rice & Peas could have been a lot hotter was the opinion of all of my group. My choice of main was the fish i was disappointed as it lacked seasoning and therefore tasted bland to me. Fried dumplings were overcooked on one side for all of our party but soft and doughy inside can happen if you rushing to cook them maybe next time this happens guys dont serve them instead if you dont have time to make fresh batch explain to customer that had an accident with the dumpling and ask if they want them later than their main or if they want it removed from the bill. Better impression and great customer service. Rest of the party chose different mains , Ackee, curry goat etc. With the exception of the previously mentioned Rice & Peas on the whole they enjoyed their meals.
My companions have eaten at The Drop before and agreed they would again but would ask that the Rice be served hotter .
Waitresses so rude!!! Both time I’ve been now, deffo all need a lesson on customer service!
Said they was closed when we had booked a table
Great food, welcoming staff and a nice vibe 10/10 highly recommend
We had x2 servers. One was lovely and bubbly. The other a bit more dazed.
It took x3 attempts to order drinks as everything we selected they would return 5-10 mins later saying it was out of stock.. our food arrived before our drinks and we had to ask 3 times for water. Again the girls were lovely but just unfocused.
Food was really nice, but pricey for the portion size. Sides are very expensive Especially the salsa which is a very small bowl for £5!
None of the staff wore masks and there was no social distancing measures inside or out. No hand sanitiser in place on entry. There was some at the bar though.
It was also obvious the restaurant were not asking if customers were from the same household and behind us was a table of 7 loud younger girls, they were not social distanced from each other or asked to do so. We were disappointed we’ve been visiting the drop on and off for 3 ish years now and each time we leave less satisfied.
Delicious food, would definitely go again. It was busy and service was slow, and whilst tables were 1M apart it was difficult to keep distance and no other precautions taken.
Food was outstanding.
Found it slightly spenny but it was gorgeous.
Need to have an option for cashless, especially in these times
We had the Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Dumplings and Rice N Peas. All of it was amazing and washed down with a pitcher of Zombie which was great value for money. Thanks so much guys for the great service and lovely time
Mike & Annette
We got there and was given 5 minutes to order because they only served food until 10 but we booked a table at 9.45. The food was terrible, slimy chicken that was pink. Service was really bad. They wanted to just close the restaurant and get everyone out. Was really bad. The waitresses were drunk?!
Great food and lovely staff. Will be back soon for some curry goat
Really enjoyed the food only downfall is that the restaurant is so small that people were being turned away due to being fully booked. Would be great for The Drop to have a location upgrade. Other than that absolutely fabulous and highly recommended!
Food was gorgeous! The staff were amazing and so attentive. Lovely atmosphere didn’t want to leave
Amazing food, great setting and amazing service. Only let down is there is no card machine. But the food makes up for this by a mile. Genuine authentic Caribbean food.
Huge servings of delicious Caribbean food! Cash only though
Love this place, I always order the hench box even though it’s massive and I can never finish it. I do this because it has lots of different bits on it and is excellent value for money.
Absolutely gorgeous food, if you have not been here before please try. They made such an effort for my daughters birthday. Run by people that care. Try the Rum punch.
First time eating in, thought I’d visit after ordering food and it being amazing! The restaurant did not disappoint the cutest vibes very intimate and cosy, with a banging playlist. There was only one lady working when I came in at about 7 serving everyone making drinks etc she was so friendly and warm exactly what you want! My food came and it was the wrong thing as there was a little misunderstanding of what I ordered she dealt with it superbly and it did not take away from my experience. Will definitely be going there again one of my favourite places in Manchester and great value for money, very large portion sizes and amazing quality food. Cannot praise it all enough
This is my all time favourite restaurant and I am never disappointed the food is delicious and always served at a perfect temperate and the portions are generous
Outstanding in every way. Especially the goat curry, jerk chicken, dumpling and plantain.
Fabulous food and great tunes. We’ll definitely be back.
Relaxed, welcoming ambience with great, friendly service. Food and drinks were great too! We will be back and would definitely recommend.
The food was amazing and the staff were really friendly. Big hearty portions for the roast dinner. The chicken pan gravy is a must. Accommodated dairy intolerance with no fuss
The Drop Bar Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Drop Bar Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 286 3317.
The Drop Bar Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.