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62 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE, England
+44 161 236 0856
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“smashed avocado” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
62 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had heard good things about this place but was very disappointed with my French toast as it was completely burnt at the bottom.

Thank RB1159
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, reasonably good service, and delicious coffees. Unfortunately, the food was the let down - my friend ordered the beef brisket hash, and the ‘hash’ was just plain boiled potatoes. Another ordered the pancakes & pork belly; the pancakes were much more like English...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Free opened in the Northern Quarter and offered difference in decor and excellent food. The standards and quality remain the same when one would think they may have spread the staff to their new Didsbury outlet. This is not the case and both offer all...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is clearly of a high standard and the environment is well thought out but when we visited they were understaffed. We had to wait a long time for our meals and when they were delivered they were no longer warm. Our drinks...More

4  Thank olivia c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious veggie breakfast, could have had slightly more beans but the sausages are great and lovely sourdough bread

1  Thank EE15
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Went to Fress to meet a friend for an early bite to eat. While the staff were attentive, the drinks and starters were great, but the issue was with the main food. We ordered the steaks, one medium rare and one rare. Sadly we had...More

1  Thank FayeC251
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here yesterday for lunch. The food was bland and unappealing. I had the full English. My sausages where well over cooked. My fried egg was undercooked, black Pudding dry, and the bacon poor Quality. Heard good reviews about Fress, but I’m afraid it is...More

3  Thank WJLD
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Staff were lovely to talk to and decor was lovely 👌🏼 Food tasted great however I didn’t really think there was much to the Niçoise salad. I would go back but try something else as my friends Korean chicken was good!

Thank hayleymorgan15
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Dress is our go-too place if we need a brunch and we're in the Northern Quarter. Great setting, great food and the staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank clem0w
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Went for brunch on Sunday and honestly couldn’t fault it. It was really busy when we walked in but we only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table. When we sat down the service was super quick. The menu is amazing! I had...More

Thank Hebe94
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Questions & Answers
6 September 2018|
Response from Jennifer H | Property representative |
Hi yes we have a copy of the certificate from our meat supplier.
6 September 2018|
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Response from terryengland2016 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure,check direct.
28 January 2018|
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Response from Jennifer H | Property representative |
Yes our chicken is halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 0856
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FRESS Café, Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is the only place in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to make everything fresh in house. We pride ourselves on using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to make our tasty dishes. Our chefs meticulously prepare everything from our ice cream to our chilli sauce themselves. We serve fresh seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious mouth watering dishes and cocktails throughout the day.
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