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54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW, England
+44 161 407 0301
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was nice atmosphere however no Guinness and lack of space to sit as half was reserved for people eating .. but was a Saturday

Thank Jacqofall
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't have the food we wanted - it was only 7pm! we all ordered grilled chicken - they'd run out of that as well! Great if you want a drink. Poor if you want to eat well. Ended early up with a burger. Lacklustre. Staff were nice enough, though wet - with the exception of Phil at the bar. Wouldn't... More 

Thank BBlogger1
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for a meal and drinks with a friend, who has cerebral palsy. Ate and drank a full three course - or tried to! My friend, who has a disability accidentally dropped his glass. It happens. They said he was drunk. We explained about his disability, they said it was alcohol induced and 'you would say that' . Awkward.

Thank JennyDawes
Cannock, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time, love the look and vibes of this place. Only downside is why so many chairs at the bar? It was difficult trying to get a drink and I was uncomfortable as people were trying to eat at the tables and had to squeeze and knock past them to get a drink which I felt tight... More 

Thank Matthew E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across here on a Sunday after warehouse project. Relaxed place to have a curer pint and a burger. Friendly staff and relaxed music. Will visit again.

1 Thank Berlin1992
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading high praise of their breakfasts online I talked my friend into visiting here on Saturday morning. Was pleasantly surprised there was no wait for a table and our orders were promptly taken by a friendly waitress who looked pleased to be there. The venue was also spot on with a lovely feel about it. My criticism was our... More 

Thank Nikkinoop
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here on Sunday evening around 8pm. I come here around once a month and the food has always delivered (not this time). I made the suggested to my friend to go for a roast here and it's my favourite place, but I figured it was busy so I best call to check the roasts were still going and... More 

Thank Vanessa C
London, England, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a heavy night out 8n Manchester, nothing will sort you out like a full English with a large mug of tea in this cheery, friendly cafe. Nice tunes, nice staff, nice food. Let your hangover ease in style.

Thank Andrew T
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best burger in Manchester??! Maybe years back but not now. You've been living off that reputation for too long! What you haven't noticed is many of the competition have not only caught up but surpassed you. You should really change the website to say 'average burger' maybe include 'definitely not worth waiting an hour for'. After-all honesty goes a long... More 

Thank sbsb678
Stafford, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to watch GONG with a colleague who'd never seen them - what a treat!! The band were awesome - Steve Davis (yes the snooker player) did a warm up DJ set and GONG were on fire. The venue was excellent - just about right for the crowd and the staff were friendly and chatty. Good acoustics, great night

Thank 509Martin
TROFManchester, Manager at Gorilla, responded to this review

Hey Martin, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, really glad you enjoyed the GONG gig as we did too! Keep your eyes pealed on our website for future gigs where Steve Davis will hopefully be visiting us again soon. look forward to seeing you at the next gig! Danielle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Bar, British, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 407 0301

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