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Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
+44 161 835 1210
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the door !! Door staff turned 4 people 50plus who just wanted a cheeky drink before home Door Person so aggressive and disrespectful and at 8.40 said bar shut :-/ loss cus he needs a reality check

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Thank Gary H
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi, Gary H I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us. If possible can you confirm what day this occurred on? My email address is gmmanchester@waxyoconnors.co.uk, feel free to drop me an email. Regards Shanann More 

Maud
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub restaurant.Friendly staff.Lively atmosphere and live music.Menu ggod choice and very reasonable prices.

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Thank Jill W
Ireland
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for a drink Sunday evening after the Marathon. We had one drink and left as it was Messy in there and no atmosphere. We are Irish and will always call into an Irish Bar when away but this was not an enjoyable one which is a shame as it is in a great location in Manchester City.

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Thank CarrigGirl
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Carriggirl I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us, If there is anything you wish you chat with us further, please leave us an email at gmmanchester@waxyoconnors.co.uk Kind regards Shannan More 

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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

went in for a few to drinks before we started our shopping the place itself is nice and clean and staff are friendly but jesus the music's to loud especially at 12 in the afternoon

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Thank Ian B
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Ian B, Thank you for the review, sorry to hear that the music was to loud. If you visit us again and this happens please inform us and will rectify the situation. Kind regards Shannan More 

Worle
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Manchester overnight find waxy O'Connor's nice friendly atmosphere decided after a drink to have something to eat the food was absolutely superb had 3 small plates mushrooms rarebit chicken wings followed by two of their lovely steaks went back two hotel a lot fatter than when we laughed really good night thank you thank you to all the... More 

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Thank Harold B
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Harold B, Thank you for the positive review, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. I will let the chef know you enjoyed you're meal with us. Hopefully see you soon. Kind regards Shannan More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Was in there on Friday evening st Patrick's night the ladies toilets was absolutely disgusting when my friend mentioned this to the female manager she was given a load of abuse from the female bouncer what happened to the customer is always right , there was no toilet paper , glasses smashed all over the floor , we both have... More 

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Thank Nicm97ar
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks for your review & I agree that yes the bathrooms should be checked more regularly, even on the busiest day of the year this area should be as organised as the rest of the venue. I can though assure you that there were plenty of bar staff on and we couldn't actually get anymore behind the bar, the glass... More 

Bali, Indonesia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Visited today for lunch, Guinness very good but friend ordered steak £15 which is pretty expensive for pub grub - very fatty only three bites were edible staff were not interested when advised of this so will be giving this pub a miss in the future. Customer service terrible.

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Thank Sheilaxx12015
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback and I am sorry to hear that your meal was not enjoyable, I don't recall a similar complaints about the cut of steak that we sell and also very surprised by your comments regards the staff reaction, we have a long serving team and this seems very much out of the norm,... More 

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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend for a few drinks after we got food. The pints are nice and there was live music until 10pm then it turned into a late night bar. It's well decorated and the staff are nice. Plenty of seats and toilets are in good condition too. Well worth a look 👍

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Thank Karl C
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Karl C, thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you soon. Kind regards, Shannan More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday afternoon, ordered a Guinness it was half filled as it needs to settle before being topped up, however it was only topped up on my third time of asking, not amused. Music was great though and the decor and atmosphere is good

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Thank twar1979
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and sorry if your Guinness took to long to be poured, we do ask the staff to leave it the correct amount of time to settle so perhaps this was the case? If not again sorry about that, glad to hear you enjoyed the music and atmosphere! Cheers More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Friday teatime, decent atmosphere and pint. Staff were excellent and service was very good. First time visit, will be back

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Thank mallyduk
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Glad to hear we have gained a new "regular" ;) Hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
Description
Waxy O'Connors is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre within The Printworks entertainment complex. Waxy's is regarded as a unique venue with a labyrinth of 3 bars, covering 4 levels and 9 separate areas that are all linked by a maze of staircases & passages.The interior decor features church like timber carvings, stained glass windows & distinctive tiled floors, but most unusual is a 250 year old tree! The Waxy's tree was brought over from Ireland in 2002 and is now at the heart of the pub stretching from the back of Church Bar right up to the Sofa Gallery on the fourth level. A sight you cannot miss on arrival!Waxy's is renowned for creating hearty Irish influenced food, with it's signature dishes being Irish Stew, Clonakilty Black Pudding with Cabbage & Bacon & Stuffed Chicken (a chicken supreme filled with Irish cheddar & Ballymaloe Relish, wrapped in bacon & served on mash with a chive cream sauce)!....and of course you can't beat the All Day Irish Breakfast with black & white pudding! The Bar is well stocked with all the big names and a well selected wine list compliments the menu. The Guinness & Irish Coffee are both Fantastic!Whether you are after somewhere to enjoy a chat over a glass of wine, a bite to eat whilst shopping, a welcome lunch break or an after work get together, a place to cheer on your team or you just want to dance and laugh the night away WE HAVE IT ALL AT WAXY'S!!

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