Escape to Freight Island

4.6
579 reviews
£25 and under
International
At its very heart, Escape To Freight Island has been created as a new urban environment where you can find your own space to escape. A cutting-edge space with a brilliant selection of restaurants, bars, innovative culture spaces and an intimate festival vibe.

22” Pizza by the slice from Voodoo Rays, a special wood-fired Asador grill from Baratxuri, stunning tacos from Madre and a master pâtissiere and coffee from Krum. A truly unique way of ordering drinks features in the Freight Island Bar, which alongside it's extensive beer and ale selection from the like of Camden Town Brewery and Pomona Island, also has a beautifully curated cocktail menu and wine list.


Experiences

  • Kantina

    £38.00 per personPrepaid

    May 28 - May 31, 2021

    Tickets for the Kantina Weekender are £35 + a £3 booking fee. The £35 is fully redeemable as credit which you can spend on tasty food and drinks during your booking. Kantina is an opportunity to (finally) come together and celebrate the joy of food, showcasing some of the UK's most prestigious cooks, cocktail makers, the world's best brewers, and local food heroes. We welcome Sam Buckley (Where The Light Gets In) Simon Martin (Mana), Mary Ellen Mctague (The Creameries), Brad Carter (Carters of Mosely) Mitchell Ibrahim (Ombra) LERVIG , Deya Brewery, The Jane Eyre + many more (and more to be announced!).
  • Kantina - for Hospitality workers

    May 31, 2021 only

    Hospitality Industry Ticket. Proof of employment will be required on confirmation

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 579 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Another fantastic time at Freight Island. Food is nice and very quick service. Unbeatable atmosphere ambiance and service can’t wait to return

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HannahV
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday meal
For my boyfriend.

Recommend the salt and pepper wings 😍

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kathleeno
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Freight. Guaranteed good times had by all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Stylish venue with great music. Service good. Food and cocktails good but small portions and expensive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing food and a good atmosphere!

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Hannah
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Everything ran on time, amazing venue space. Friendly staff. Great selection of food & drinks

RJ
RichJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice experience, great atmosphere and relaxed vibe. Well organised and you don’t have to wait long for food. Would add some more cocktail choices to the menu. Also would be a good idea to have pics of the food on the app so you know what you are getting. Some of the food we had seemed overpriced for the portion size.

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SadieK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience last night was absolutely fantastic. From being greeted at the entrance gates, to the high quality of food and drinks and service. 5 stars for everything. Bare in mind the weather was awful (cold, wet and rainy), the hosts were friendly and attentive and we were sat up on the DJ tables under the heater so could take our coats off. The tunes the DJ was playing were all great and we were kindly told we could have our table longer, so gladly bought another bottle of wine and more food. At the moment it’s extremely difficult to find a good place to eat and drink outside but last nights experience proved otherwise. Everything was spot on and we really appreciate the hard work and effort of all the staff there. We’ve been having to go to places like dive in the nq, where we don’t like the music, food or drinks but it’s warm and inviting. Freight island has the best of both worlds

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, fast service and good armosphere

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Nxij
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We felt safe. The QR system is a bit clunky....had to order for drinks and food separately so 4 different payments. A good buzz to the place.

DE
DanE
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Completely surpassed my expectations. Freight Island is run really well, has great service and a great atmosphere. I’ll look forward to coming again.

RB
RachelB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere and service. Weatherproofed brilliantly and lots of heaters. They’ve nailed it!

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Georgina
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.
Atmosphere was fantastic.
We really enjoyed and will be returning when we can find availability!

SH
SteveH
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved our first visit. Great concept and good food and drinks..will definitely be back.

MS
MzSparkle
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, gave a really cosy feeling. Food was amazing, staff are friendly.

Got to get my next reservation set.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and vibes

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Ollie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere, great food and great drinks. Bit on the pricy side but worth it for the atmosphere

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Chodearama
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Having not been out for a while we were looking forward to this visit. We had to wait for about 15 minutes passed our booked time while they sorted us out a table.
Drink and food service was prompt. We ordered burgers from Patty Queen. Both burger were pretty overcooked and cold when they arrived, at £9 apiece without chips I was disappointed. With the set up of Freight Island it was difficult to get a waiter/waitress to mention this to so we just ate it. Service was very good but just disappointed with food quality and prices.

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AnnaL
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great concept, tasty food and well organised. We had a table booked, arrived slightly late, but were looked after as soon as we got there. Food was really tasty. Would definitely recommend.

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Kadi
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a brilliant place to eat outside. Great choice of food and drinks, energetic atmosphere and efficient table service. Highly recommended this place.

AR
AlanR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good overall, atmosphere was amazing. Will go again soon!

GH
GemmaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really helpful helping me amend and accommodate different people for my booking, atmosphere was amazing and service was quick & food tasty! Thank you! X

EC
EmmaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. staff all quick and very attentive

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saraht
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nightmare ordering system, food very overpriced for the quality. Quite a corporate vibe, however the music/DJ was quite good. Confusing table system - felt like they haven't quite nailed this as we were rushed out of our table and the place even though there were tons of spare tables and seats which were clearly not booked up (felt like we could have simply been moved elsewhere rather than rushed out)

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Siobhank
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The app to order food and drinks could do with a little work. Can’t go back to order from different places without losing everything already entered. When you click back it takes you out of the venues restaurant and bars.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, drink and the Greenhouse was stunning!

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CatherineB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

These guys have really mastered how to make the outdoors feel like indoors. Fantastic food, some great alcohol-free drinks and really efficient online ordering. Perfect evening out even in a Manchester hailstorm.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food. Slightly on the expensive side for street food but overall a great experience

MS
MathewS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great first time here.
Could do with more cider selections at the bar.
Everything else was fantastic though.

DG
DanielG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything perfect apart from the bouncer being rude.

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Livliah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After spending all day in the city, drinking & dining outside for our anniversary, Freight Island has to be my favourite! It was warm and dry, staff were lovely, so much choice of food and drink (albeit a little pricy) BUT ordering through the app is effortless and everything is just brought to you! Great atmosphere and I can’t wait to come back soon!

ML
MariaL
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food would visit time and time again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the service, the food was unique and delicious, the table was spot on. Wasn’t sure what to expect so it was a real pleasure.

Thanks all at freight island.

CJ
ChloeJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Its pretty expensive but that's understandable considering how much has gone into the place, which has a great layout and atmosphere. It was horrible weather when we went but we felt sheltered in a booth with a personal heater. Had a 22inch goats cheese pizza to share between 6 of us and it was delicious.

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ChristinaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Excellent atmosphere. The only real downside was the ordering process, no menus, then really long arduous process to look at each outlets offerings as you have to go into each outlet separately then each type of drink separately to see what varieties were available! Same with food!Took 30 mins to even get first drink. Not good when you only have 2 hours. Menus would be good. You can then still order online, just go directly to whatever bar/restaurant on the app- after viewing the whole menu.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from beginning to end!

The weather was awful but you had everyone inside under heaters. Staff were always around and food and drinks came out very quick!

Would 100% come back again and recommend to everyone

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Phoebe
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun experience and a well equipped venue. Would recommend.

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Annie
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in the plant room, food was really quick to arrive and super tasty. Drinks were lovely, my only small wish was that there were more cocktail options but that’s just personal preference. I would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with v friendly staff would deffo recommend for any event

JB
JordanB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant concept. All staff really helpful and pleasant from the door staff to the servers. Drinks where fabulous, food was good can’t wait to return!

FAQs

Escape to Freight Island is rated 4.6 stars by 579 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.