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Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

€€ - €€€Irish, ,
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
+44 161 835 1210
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish stew” (12 reviews)
“soda bread” (3 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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€€ - €€€
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Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to celebrating Paddy’s day in an Irish themed pub but was thoroughly disappointed. I have been to this bar before and had a great time with my family. There were too many people in the bar bordering on being unsafe but definitely...More

Thank Barry P
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Barry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad on previous occasions that you have enjoyed your experiences with us. Patrick's Day is and always will be the busiest day in an Irish bar and queues sadly can't be avoided....More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Absolutely heaving when gigs are on at the arena. Friendly bar staff. Relaxing place to chill with friends before a concert

Thank Tracy D
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Tracy D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kidn regards Management.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Friendliest staff I have encountered in a while. Each and every one was pleasant and full of character. Great food, served timely and great atmosphere. Will definitely return here on a trip to Manchester. Thoroughly recommend for food, drinks and the craic 👌🏻

Thank NAHMCCroft
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi NAHMCCroft, We are delighted to hear you had such a good experience with us, and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very proud of our staff, they are great. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Management.

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

If you are at the Printworks in Manchester you must try Waxys. Always a great atmosphere and the customer base is always friendly. The staff are very attentive and if there is something you want that is not on the menu just ask. They try...More

Thank Eamonn A
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Hi Eamonn, Thanks for your review. Our staff work hard to cater for everyone's needs and I feel more often than not that we succeed. Hope that you can come visit us again soon. Kind Regards The Management Team

Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was an excellent place the staff were very friendly and the meal was excellent I will certainly tell my friends and family to go there

Thank margaret o
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi Margaret, Thanks a million for your kind review and I'm really glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope you get the chance to visit us again soon Kind Regards Management Team

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Excellent staff excellent service and excellent place to be. Definitely one of my favourite places. Xxx

Thank Caroline B
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi Caroline, Really glad you had a good time in our venue and we hope you can pop in in the future! Kind Regards Management Team

Reviewed 25 January 2018

Really helpful and knowledgeable staff. Has a great atmosphere and love the live music. Great for a quiet drink during the week.

Thank Ravi L
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hi Ravi, Thanks for your kind comment and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. The staff do plenty of training on product knowledge so I'm glad it appears to be working! Hope you can visit again soon! Kind Regards Manageagement Team

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Great hosts, fantastic choice and outstanding décor. I love pubs with a hundred floors and trees growing in it. Unpretentious, lovely food and not OTT on booze prices.

Thank embembooshkin
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review! Waxys' certainly has a unique style and charm! We hope to welcome you back at some stage. Kind Regards Management Team

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I met up with some friends in Manchester they suggested this pub and I have to say I loved the quirky and spacious style. Which way to go and which staircase to take? Staff were very friendly and helpful, Guinness was lovely and food was...More

Thank INge C
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi, I'm glad you had a positive experience in our venue! Many people get confused coming down the stairs but the venture down is worth it I hope! We take great pride in the taste of our Guinness, it helps makes an Irish Bar a...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We headed her after watching Liam Gallagher at the Manchester Arena. We love the atmosphere and the staff in this place. The only downfall to this particular visit was the really poor singer! Awful.More

Thank tix83
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hi, I appreciate your kind words about our staff. They work very hard and are always delighted to get positive feedback. I'm sorry the music wasn't to your taste. To be fair Liam Gallagher would have been a hard act to follow! Pay us a...More

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pinkymanchester
4 November 2017|
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Response from Malcolm A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure - only ever popped in for a beer before the cinema.
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Linton A
19 May 2017|
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Response from Kay M | Reviewed this property |
the food was so bad I dont think they could even cook a carrot well I would try the chinese in the printworks where they have a selection of choices but have a look at what is on offer before you take a table
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farrah5410
25 February 2017|
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Response from 825riki | Property representative |
Hi, children are not allowed on Saturdays or after 5pm Sun-Fri. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
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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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