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5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
+44 161 839 4423
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Liverpool England
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A perfectly brilliant homely menu and what a lovely relaxed atmosphere . I attended with a friend and it was like home cooking ( but perfect)

Thank 934keelan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Annies for afternoon tea and enjoy every minute, we got small sandwiches and not being a lover of smoked salmon they changed it for another one of my choice, very accommodating, the cakes were simply but nice, environment relaxing and service excellent. Will visit again soon

Thank Kat2007Manhcester
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for pre theatre food so did not have oodles of time. Tables empty but have to have the ritual of sitting in the lounge area and looking at menu before being seated. Long time to wait and only got a menu when seated at a table. Food overpriced and mediocre. Peeling wallpaper in bathroom, cheap fairy lights and dark,... More 

Thank lellieb
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Somewhat sad to be leaving a mediocre review as the staff were great; sadly the food quality just didn't come up to scratch. First they oddly insisted that we sit in the basement rather than upstairs where there were loads of tables free. Downstairs has the ambience of an 80's dungeon nightclub not commensurate with an olde English afternoon tea.... More 

Thank slimmerthanever
Manchester, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined with a couple of friends for dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We had not visited this restaurant for some time and were happy to see that the traditional feel was still there. The restaurant clean no stained seating, as on my first visit. The service was excellent, booking at short notice, arrival at the restaurant and... More 

Thank Alison G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited midweek booking a table of 14 for 8pm. There were only a few diners there when we arrived and no others turned up after us so you would expect that we would have the undivided attention of the staff. Despite this the service was slow and the food average at best. Not a venue I would return to... More 

Thank Howard B
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior is a tradiitional tea room/library that you might imagine in a stately home. Quite dark with a lack of natural light (even with great mirrors) it is probably suitably atmospheric for a late afternoon cup of tea and slab of cake but for early morning breakfast comes across as gloomy. Breakfast is hearty (decent sausages and black pudding)... More 

Thank Bobs-big-vacation
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong it was nice but the priceses are abit extortionate abit of pisstake if you ask me

Thank Byron s
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to go to this restaurant because we have a Taste Card which entitled us to 50% off the food bill. It really is a beautiful place. We had a Rib-Eye Steak with Blue Cheese sauce each. This was the nicest steak I have ever had. The decor is wonderful. The music finished everything perfectly (Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald... More 

Thank DtheBamboo
Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

£11.50 for a pot of tea for two,plus two scones served with jam and cream is too expensive. Had to wait quite some time to have our order taken then a further wait to be served also non of the staff smiled

Thank Charles S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 4423
Annies is owned by actress Jennie McAlpine and her partner Chris Farr. Located just off St. Ann's Square in the iconic Royal Exchange building, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Annies is the perfect setting to eat good old fashioned food and relax in comfort and style. For a business lunch, traditional afternoon tea, pre-theatre meal, leisurely evening dinner or a private party, Annies is the place to find traditional, good quality food and friendly service. Let us look after you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?