The Drop Bar Cafe

4
57 reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
Clean Caribbean Cuisine, Cafe Chilled, Restaurant Grade, Home of the Hench Box

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 People Are Saying
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4.0
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Would definitely return! Thank you!

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James
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Best Caribbean ive ever had. Cant wait for my next visit.

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Jade
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great food!
Pitcher of cocktail was a bit small - only two glasses

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cerip
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good apart from having to go look for a cash point as they wanted cash. They should inform you before you book so you are prepared

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Beth108
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing flavours, massive portions. Great drinks too - I had a pitcher of ginger mint fruit fizz (non-alcoholic) and loved it.

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NickyDisco
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, helpful service! Would definitely recommend!

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AnthonyE
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book, had choice of inside or out. Extremely tasty food will be ordering takeaways during lockdown. Particularly liked the Jerk Chicken and Beef, incredibly tender

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WilliamH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good food and vibe. Just was slightly cold as the heating appeared to not be working. Otherwise great tho, I'll go again

JK
JazzieK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my visit to The Drop, absolutely love the food which is great value for money.
Service is excellent, really lovely friendly staff.
I have been more than a few times and always had the same excellent service
Thank you The Drop staff

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samanthaj
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect cocktails was the best and the staff we’re amazing.. thank you everyone at the drop .. we will no back with our children !!

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jxrdxn
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, amazing friendly service and a good vibe. Nothing we could complain about at all!

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Saturday Date Night dinner at The Drop was beautiful! The food was just amazing and so tasty. Will deffo be booking in again soon :-)

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TopDiner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and lovely food. Service was slow with it being Friday night. It was busy when we went and there was constant deliveries being picked up. Can’t fault the food and the ladies did the best the could considering there was only two of them working and a packed restaurant. I would highly recommend.

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Kristoffee
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly staff, great experience! Will definitely return (when we can)...

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Ginsburg
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, efficient and friendly service, great vibe and good value for money. We were really impressed and will highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Waited over an hour for our food as our order was given to a delivery driver. Multiple delivery drivers in and out stood very close behind us. No social distancing. We were sat on a small table close to the toilet. Not worth the money.

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JamieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. The only item I would say is underwhelming was the jerk halloumi. The rest of the food was amazing. Great service and music. Would definitely recommend and I can’t wait to go back.

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AlisonH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty food, good vibe and pleasant atmosphere. I'll be going back

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Nona
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty Jamaican food, great music/DJ! Colourful Caribbean interior, very cosy... I tried ackee&saltfish with sweet potato fries&fried plantain... Nice portion&yummy! The rest of us tried the hench boxes which is a selection of dishes served on a long plate, decent portion... Everybody loved it! I'd like to come back to sample more. It's cash only just so you know it in advance!

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JessicaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately It was closed when we turned up for our booking! It should have said somewhere on their website or Google

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don't bother booking, you turn up and it's closed.

Go to Pull Up bar on the edge of the Northern Quarter instead.

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Kaya
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Second time I have booked here and it wasnt even open other customers also outside who had booked

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and we travelled all the way from Leeds. Disappointment.

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Dcs93
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaddyO
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, service and price. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing visit. Food second to none! Great service. Cash only (for some reason). But we saw this ahead of time so we’re prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was shut!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

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!

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SamG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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.

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EmB93x
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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CaronM
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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!

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AsmaK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MarkE
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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LoupP
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 .

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SophieB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Waitresses so rude!!! Both time I’ve been now, deffo all need a lesson on customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Said they was closed when we had booked a table

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, welcoming staff and a nice vibe 10/10 highly recommend

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Kimber
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

FAQs

The Drop Bar Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. 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 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.