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Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.5
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898 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Global, International
Evelyn's is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar set in the Smithfield Building on Northern Quarter's iconic Tib Street

Our restaurant is open for bookings from Saturday the 4th of July. Due to current situation we will have a limited menu but expect the same warm experience, We've had to limit seating slightly, also when booking make sure to fill out the full form completely to save any hassle when arriving as we need your details due to government guidelines for the purposes of track and trace.

To note, we do not have a waiting area available due to our small space and current restrictions, please arrive on time for your reservation, unfortunately you may have to wait outside....whatever the weather :) ....we'll be sure to give you a warm and wonderful experience once your in.

Also to note the Daisy will be closed until further notice for both the public and members.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 898 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, delicious, fresh, nice portion sizes. Service was a little slow, with only two waiters, we had a table booked, and when we arrived we waited about 10 minutes for someone to come to the front to seat us, there is no one stationed at the door/ front desk so it’s a bit confusing when you arrive, especially as there were a lot of walk ins too. Would be back for sure, as the food was amazing!

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SuziL
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First place we went to post lockdown and the service was brilliant. Food delicious and all round lovely experience even though it could have been a bit anxious. Special thanks to the guy (sorry we didn't get your name!) who brought me a candle in my brownie for my birthday!

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KayK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food menu is not how it use to be and found it oily and greasy. Also the quality was pretty poor 😕 . Disappointed this time. I could not eat it and had to feedback to waitress. But the waitress was pleasant although she mumbled 'each to their own after giving feedback and chef did not charge me for my mains. Also the variety on the menu was out-of stock so much to choose from

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davidc
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and felt safe and looked after. Will be back

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MariannaM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is pretty with plants and wooden features. The brick wall also gives it such nice interior character. The service was great, the people were very nice. The food was soooo good!! Very happy with the choices and affordability. Will be going back for sure!

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LaurenW
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Lovely cocktails
Beautiful surroundings

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Chris
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and restaurant was great. Staff were great and felt at ease/ safe despite the COVID situation.

MJ
vipMajaJ
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Restaurant prepared with tables set up supporting COVID measures. Food good but, green curry a bit tasteless but deeps and duck salad very good. Service good, but should kept it distance a bit more and shame not to see any PPE in anyone. Menu printed on regular paper which seems great ideas for one time use but girl/ waitress collected them after we place the order.
We will be back for sure once things will settle a bit

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TomF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night as always. Food was amazing, service was excellent and mood was very romantic.

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JDMH1234
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely amazing! Service and the venue itself was fantastic. The only thing I would say is the tables for 2 are quite cramped...we had 2 people beside us sitting on the same side of the booth meaning it was tight/invasive for us; I felt that this should have been picked up on when being first shown to table (there were plenty of free alternatives). Just a minor detail though and wouldn’t stop us from coming back.

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CatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a Tuesday evening after a day in Manchester for my birthday, have been a few times for luch before and loved it so thought we'd give it a try. The food and service were both excellent it was the perfect and to a lovely day.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent vegan options, nice friendly staff, good value, great location in Northern Quarter.

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DeborahM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely lunch. Great setting fab ambiance excellent service. Will definitely go again

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CurtisW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, relaxing atmosphere, great vibes! The food was scrumptious! Great vegan food, both me and my partner were more than satisfied to say the least. Will definitely being attending again soon!

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Anon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was great food. Glad I reserved in advance and table was ready instantly. Price was not ideal for two thin slices of roast been with trimmings but flavour was great and cooked perfectly

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Natb
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was very slow! Took 20 minutes for someone to take a drinks order...food took over half an hour which was very long considering it was an order of 2 pancakes. No one came over to apologise or explain the wait. When we did get the food it was really good! Would be willing try again

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JaneG
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely cafe

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Hamna
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food here and service was excellent, staff were really friendly and helpful

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SmithyQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty brunch classics. Great coffee. Best of all friendly service. One of the best food spots in Manchester!!

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vipDavidClarke
Manchester
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Offering a cornocopia of dishes from all corners of the world to suit any palate. Housed in a trendy, cosmopolitan environment.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great presentation, lovely staff very knowledgeable on the menu and how meals are made. would high recommend. Even gave me fresh mint leaf tea.

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Brownie
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, catering for carnivores, pescatarians and vegans without compromising on quality! Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely airy room and vibrant atmosphere. Will definitely come again next time I visit my daughter in Manchester!

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Ewhurst
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a cool place, food yummy, service friendly and professional. I would come back again 100% and recommend to all.
A few observations, nothing that would deter me from a next visit, wanted to be honest:
Toilets could do with some TLC, the service was a little slow, to be fair it was a Sunday and extremely busy, but would expect that to be catered for. Music was so loud you could not hear yourself think, the waiter actually agreed and asked for it to be turned down.
All in all great place.

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Graham
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service what more do you ask for

They even did me a Yorkshire pudding and gravy as a starter the gravy is incredible and being a Yorkshire man this was unreal

MB
MohammedB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The place and the atmosphere is really nice. The food is also nice but the hot drinks are not worth the price. Very small portion. Also steak in the breakfast menu was out of stock at 10.30 in the morning which I was disappointed about as it’s my favourite dish there. Overall is decent and I will come back just for that steak

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Hassan
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I found my food was okay although my wife didn’t enjoy the shakshuka. The service and waiters/waitresses were all really good however we were let down by the food, the price and noise levels. I understand it’s busy but I don’t know why the music was so loud.

Probably will not visit again

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ConnorJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was excellent, prices were reasonable and the bar staff were incredibly adept. Couldn’t have chosen a better place for a Valentine’s meal and they made the Mrs very happy. Can recommend the steak as well as the crab and shrimp burger.

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VictoriaH
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful when we come here! As two pescatarians, there is SO much choice on the menu! The food is always so tasty and we're always spoilt for choice! The flapjack rhubarb crumble with custard is an ABSOLUTE WINNER!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ran out of steak, told us we’d be getting roast instead, no alternative provided.

MJ
vipMajaJ
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely and good priced. Service a bit slow and every time you have to try to catch someone attention.

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Angelica
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a healthy brunch. Lovely and peaceful environment. A perfect choice if you need gluten free dishes.

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Carmencita
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Expensive food for quality and size. Expected more from this place. Probably will not come again.

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SarahR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gorgeous food in a cool laid back restaurant with healthy / vegan options. Love this restaurant.

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Markj
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had late breakfast here with family. The food was excellent with some interesting choices on the menu. We choose the restaurant because it has a number of GF dishes. If in Manchester again I would definately consider eating here.

HJ
HakanJ
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional food with a modern twist and good attentive service.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!!! The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great.

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HarrietteP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s a shame, this was booked long in advance for my boyfriends birthday. Our waiter was lovely but the service was very slow. We ordered and only when our food was being served were we notified that things had run out?! This seemed a little strange as it’s a city centre cafe and it was only half way through the day. We were disappointed I don’t think we’ll be back

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WilliamB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - Tuna Tartare was stand out and all the staff were super !

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HelenS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very fresh and exciting flavours. Dessert was stunning, served at the table by our lovely waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Poor roast for vegans/vegetarians.

FAQs

Evelyn's Cafe Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Evelyn's Cafe Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 834 3303.

Evelyn's Cafe Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 898 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.