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Cafe Balzar

Olympic House | Terminal 1, Airside, Near Gates 1-15 Concourse Entrance, Ringway M90 1QX, England
+44 161 437 6830
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“breakfast” (42 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Olympic House | Terminal 1, Airside, Near Gates 1-15 Concourse Entrance, Ringway M90 1QX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Efficient service, friendly staff and good food and coffee. Reasonable prices for airport food and drinks. Would certainly go here again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank studio1812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a one course run and a glass of fine before a flight and it was a really nice experience. Service was good. Prices quite reasonable. Cross between French and North Africa cuisine. Would come back again

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bunnySouthport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is in terminal one this place give us a feel of a friendly, laid back bar. It is great for having a pre-flight drink and relaxing before you get on the plane. It offers views out over the runways which is always interesting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great experience yesterday, looked after by Maciej and his team, always consistent - brilliant!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here as part of the captive audience in Terminal one. Surprisingly good food, steak and frites and a burger. Drinks not cheap but, heck, you’re on your holidays! Would definitely use this again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Grossly over-inflated. All the appeal of a cattle byre. Tables need clearing quicker. Service is fast but sullen. Good view if you can find a table by the windows.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dragongeorge
Reviewed 16 October 2018

After a terrible experience at another restaurant in the terminal we tried here. We both ordered burgers, I had the French one, this was very tasty, not a lot of food on the plate but certainly enough. My wife went for a cheese burger and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1969steveb
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I can highly recommend the porridge with apple and cinnamon compote, it was outstanding. Also bought was scrambled egg on toast which was also delicious. Two cups of coffee served by friendly Nubelia made us feel human again and ready for take off. Thanks great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sue_uni10
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We had breakfast here while waiting for a flight. Although our order was taken and the tea arrived, the food didn't despite people around us receiving theirs. When my husband complained it suddenly appeared and although my porridge was fine my husband's bacon sandwich was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank susiedu
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Really good food at an uncivilized hour! Homemade Granola was heaven, and his bacon egg sausage bap with pots of tea. Good price for airport food. Staff really under pressure to keep up with serving/clearing tables.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carol J
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Questions & Answers
Emma G
8 July 2018|
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Response from Drink_chaser | Property representative |
Yes they have an allergen menu available. You can pre check it on the website if you google cafe Balzar Manchester allergen menu. It won’t allow me to attach a link sorry.
28 August 2016|
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Response from 944jonathanb | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The cafe will be open. We have flown early morning and there isn't an issue! Happy holiday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olympic House | Terminal 1, Airside, Near Gates 1-15 Concourse Entrance, Ringway M90 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Ringway
  • Phone Number: +44 161 437 6830
  • This restaurant is at Manchester Intl Airport (after security)
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