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21 Dickinson Street, Manchester M14GX, England
+44 161 235 2200
08:30 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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146 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a couple of drinks here. Nice environment but not too much service. The menu appeared ok but didn't try it out.

Thank Krissigu
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Despite the comments from others we gave it a go and were glad that we did. Prompt service from friendly and efficient staff - the two for one cocktails were fab - professionally mixed and with decent measures.

Thank ian_and_rachel
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We chose to eat here because they were offering 15% off on production of Coldplay tickets also it looked like a really nice place and had a good menu. It took a while for someone to come and take our order and that was the beginning of a catalogue of delays. Firstly the drinks. We did receive an apology, delay... More 

Thank Loretta F
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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87 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The menu in my room (NOT the room service menu) did not match that in the restaurant, so don't make your mind up before going down to eat. The food is fine, service good, and there was musical entertainment of high quality.

Thank DCSouthport
Staines, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Enjoyed lunch whilst at the hotel for a business meeting. Service was God and the food arrived promptly.

Thank chalie48
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I was staying at novotel with my family for 2 nights for sightseeing around Manchester. We went out one night and for lunches, but on our second night we were very tired so decided to eat at the restaurant. The drinks selection was good, although they advertise on their walls 'cocktails' and then don't have a cocktail menu which is... More 

Thank Lettie B
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Funky bar that is centrally located in Manchester, the food is fab and reasonably priced. Not sure I would come here on a night out......but needs to be experienced if you are looking for reasonably priced food. Staff are very friendly!

Thank loulee2005
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Not a big menu but very good choice as something for everyone . Service was fast food hot and well cooked. Thoroughly enjoyed it after a long day travelling .

Thank Keefdee
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Food is pedestrian - as you would expect but IU must say that the service here is amazing. I was working in Manchester and spending very late nights closing a deal. When I returned to the hotel usually after 11 am, the night staff were always very attentive and helpful, chatty and very welcoming. I will always remember Wael, a... More 

Thank ladyferrara
Southampton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Ate at the restaurant every night of my stay at Novotel in Manchester. A good menu with a variety of dishes. The burgers were delicious and I tried a special one night called a seafood 'plank' which I really enjoyed. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Philmex1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
British, International
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester M14GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 235 2200
eXchange Food & Drink Lounge takes inspiration by way of proximity to one of the first Telephone exchange in the UK. The retro chic style of eXchange gives way to a relaxed & friendly place where you can enjoy great food, drink and entertainment!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?