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Evelyn's Cafe Bar

4.6
4.6
1557 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International

Easy-going Neighbourhood Cafe Bar with middle eastern/ asian inspired menu. Known for being a go-to destination brunch and dinner spot amongst locals and travellers. Evelyn’s is humble, unfussy food made with love in a relaxed environment. Cooking over charcoal adds to the menu's identity and gives the food personality and attitude.

DJs play Fridays and Saturdays in The Daisy, a Parisian inspired cocktail den in the basement. Expect late night bougie escapism with plush, loft apartment style houseparty vibes. Walk-ins welcome but bookings are highly recommended.

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Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Brunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 834 3303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.

  • Private party contact

    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Cross street

    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street

  • Parking details

    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.

  • Public transit

    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Menu

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What 1,557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for Brunch

  • Manchester

    Great for Brunch

  • Manchester

    Great for Lunch

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  1. MK

    MuhammadK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got a bit late to the booking but we’re still accommodated. This is probably my go to for breakfast/brunch. Lovely ambience. Got the shaksuka, fresh orange juice. Egg avacado and cappuccino. All made to perfection and came quickly made from the kitchen.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, my second visit and will be back again!

  3. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Over-priced for vegans and didn't make sense as a roast dinner. I was offered the 'vegetarian option' to include a Yorkshire pudding and then was charged an extra £1, which brought the price to the same as the meat options. Roasted cauliflower was a curried cauliflower (of which clumps of curry paste made it quite inedible) also, it did not go with a roast dinner. The veg and Yorkshire pudding were bland so we had to leave a lot of the food. Unfortunately, there are many better places so I wouldn't go back. Expensive disappointment.

  4. RB

    RachelB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food that is both tasty and healthy. It really packs a punch flavour wise and has some interesting and unusual dishes. The decor is relaxing with a cool, eclectic vibe. Service is always friendly and with a smile. Love this place

  5. E

    Evelynsyesterday

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent tasty food and great helpful staff and ambience . Felt very well looked after

  6. H

    Happy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Food was generally really good. All my friends enjoyed their roasts and the coffee was really nice. I had a vegan roast which I didn’t really like much as it was basically just a whole cauliflower. Staff were really lovely and accommodating.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The food was of very poor quality, very disappointed.

  8. CC

    CharlieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated quickly, friendly staff. Great food and nice ambience. Cocktails were also fabulous!

  9. F

    Farrah

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Usually one of my favourite places to go to for brunch, I decided to take two of my friends (never been before- wanted to go and see for themselves) along for a birthday brunch. We were looking forward to it for almost a month! I hate to say this, but, on this occasion, it was not the best experience. I was so disappointed. Luckily, I had booked a table since it was a busy lunchtime period. We arrived, got our table which was fine - we weren’t asked for drinks upon arrival. A waitress came over a good 15 mins or so later and asked for our food order. Food arrived, 2 of 3 dishes were fine, the 3rd dish - a spicy beef salad arrived without any beef. We then asked for pancakes to share, again, we had to wait for to get somebody’s attention so that we could order drinks. The drinks order arrived and was incorrect - we had ordered 3 coffees, what we received was 2 coffees and a mocktail. We asked for the bill, we paid. Then a second waitress came over with a card machine asking us how we’d like to pay!

  10. DK

    DavidK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable afternoon brunch in great environment with a chilled vibe. Food and service was great and staff very helpful and friendly. Definitely book ahead to avoid disappointment. Will return and can easily recommend. The steak and egg was great and the poach pear dessert heavenly. We'll worth visiting.

  11. LC

    LouiCowles

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Drinks came after our main course. Food was very plain for the price, £35 for two people to have breakfast. Bit overpriced

  12. ZG

    ZoeG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    Cold food (fridge cold so it hadn't been re-heated properly), nice staff but three change overs of waiter and we were just forgotten. Desserts forgotten despite advanced ordering and repeated reminding. We had to get our own condiments, waiters just ran off and we had to get up from our table repeatedly to engage the staff.Offered a discount but wasn't given it

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, quick service, good money and oh m you the desserts were no plus ultra.

  14. N

    Niamh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant cool atmosphere with amazing drinks and delicious inclusive menu choices

  15. m

    manchesterfi

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful cafe bar with delicious food. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was vibrant with lovely music but you could still talk over dinner. Absolutely perfect!

  16. E

    Ejay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this venue. Great service, staff were welcoming and friendly. Food was amazing, lovely flavours and good portion sizes too. Lots of choice both food and drinks wise, great value for money.

  17. JC

    JayC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time going to Evelyn’s and was so impressed the decor, the ambiance and our server she was great really fantabulous she is a credit to your team and business I can’t remember her hair but she had blonde curly hair

  18. P

    Pete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hey! Amazing experience at Evelyn’s last night. I’ve only ever been in for brunch, but I’ve gotta say, the dinner service last night was bloody excellent. Upon arrival, the host greeted us quickly and took us down to their cocktail bar, Daisy, whilst our table was being prepared. Ben, our server/bartender was welcoming, informative, and humble as he took our cocktail orders. The host then came to notify us that are table was ready before our drinks were made, but assured us that they will make it to our table above at Evelyn. Top notch! Now it was dinner time. As a vegetarian, I was really impressed by all the veggie options on the menu. I also loved being surrounded by all the nice green plants in the restaurant too. Our lovely server, Elsa explained the specials and recommended both the Pita bread dishes to start and share. Delicious! During this time, Ben also reappeared from downstairs and delivered our cocktails. We really enjoyed witnessing the amalgamation of both businesses working as one unit to deliver a fluent service. I did feel bad for requesting drinks from downstairs, but Elsa and Ben reassured us they were happy to do it for us. The main course I had the Thai green veggie curry, whilst my friends had the lamb dish and the cheeseburger. I was blown away by how green my curry was, it looked so rich in herbs and veggies. All 3 of us really enjoyed our main course and felt reasonably full after the decent portion sizes. Always room for dessert though! We requested all 3 vegan delights from Elsa, and upon serving she gave us the last of the crumble from the chef’s dish. It was a really nice gesture, and overall we enjoyed her friendly, personable and attentive service. Both cocktail rounds were fantastic by the way, the Daisy provided intuitive signatures, and absolutely nailed the classics. Love me a Rapscallion, and that twisted Sazerac was just delicious. Thanks for the amazing experience guys. Pete

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute cafe bar! Heard quite a bit about it and I can see what the fuss is about! Also popped downstairs to check out the cocktail bar, it looks lush.

  20. CB

    ChloeB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and the staff were incredible!

  21. a

    angelam

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fabulous eating place , I had a business meeting here on Tuesday after reading reviews on open table . Our waitress was tremendous , so attentive and such a lovely lady from the Emerald Isle 😍Loved all the decor too especially the plants ! Food was amazing will most definitely return asap ! Well done team Evelyn 💙

  22. HB

    HarrietB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Booked Evelyn’s for Sunday lunch due to the amazing reviews and they did not disappoint! My sister is difficult to impress as she is a chef, and finding somewhere which lives up to the reviews is tricky! We could no fault anything about the food and the lavender lemonade was delicious! Would go back again and try the weekday menu in a heartbeat!

  23. AK

    AnshulaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was okay but food was great. Ambience was amazing!

  24. M

    Mart

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place in the northern quarter Lovely atmosphere Lovely food Fantastic coffee

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Evelyn's as a native visitor to Manchester. Travelling with a coeliac friend for her first time in Mcr and had heard good things about Evelyn's gf offerings. We had booked for breakfast and the staff were incredibly welcoming and accommodating in explaining the gf options. I ordered the sourdough pancakes and my coeliac friend the shakshuka with gf sourdough. My pancakes were delicious clouds of custardy goodness and I would have died a happy woman having eaten them. My friend's shakshuka was 'bloody lovely' and she would order it again in a heartbeat. The cafe is beautifully decorated and the vibe is very chilled. Hoping to squeeze in another visit before we head home.

  26. G

    Gmoz

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really fresh food. Great service and a really nice ambiance. Would definitely return.

  27. KR

    KlaudiaR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food. The burger was delicious and we’ve been before for breakfast for not for dinner. We plan to come back for the Sunday dinners

  28. B

    Bob1

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s our favourite place in Manchester When we lived in the city we went very often! I’d go most days if I could Food is always delicious Staff are fun and friendly

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Sunday lunch. Probably one of the best in Manchester.

  30. RS

    RobinS

    Norfolk

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little place. Friendly staff and really interesting food options. A long way from the Full English but none the worse for it!

  31. AC

    AaronC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot, was there for brunch. Need to book in advance for sure.

  32. A

    Alice

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5

    Fabulous location, environment, decor, atmosphere and friendly service - just a shame the food was so mediocre and poor value for money, sparse and pretty flavourless portions

  33. VD

    VictoriaDC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal. They food was fabulous, the service was very friendly. I would go back again.

  34. GB

    GB123

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant which is consistently excellent. Food was divine, service excellent and a lovely atmosphere.

  35. IL

    IsabelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely staff, gorgeous venue. Never disappoints 😀

  36. RA

    RuthA

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Menu seemed to be limited, either expensive or lacking sides included, e.g. no chips with burgers. Draft beer would be good too.

  37. JS

    JSLondon

    London

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Evelyn’s was rightly busy when I visited. The food was great - wonderfully fresh and full flavoured. Also all the staff were extremely friendly and this contributed to the great atmosphere. Loved the spiced pear margarita!

  38. LR

    LeighR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and incredibly friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere

  39. CW

    CamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, great service made an enjoyable catch up with friends

  40. EK

    EvangelosK

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Friendly and quick service, really nice food and cozy atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Evelyn's Cafe Bar

G18 Smithfield Building Manchester, M4 1 NB

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Set on Tib Street, between Church Street and Thomas street

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Brunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a NCP car park on Tib street and is directly opposite Evelyn's entrance.

  • Public transit

    The Market Street tram stop is 2 minutes walk from Evelyn's. The restaurant is 5-10 minute walk from Piccadilly train station. Head along Dale Street towards the Arndale Market. We're on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 834 3303

  • Private party facilities

    Evelyn's and The Daisy are available for private and corporate events. Please get in touch with the team directly on 0161 8343 303 for any enquiries. We have packages to suit all occasions whether it's a dinner, party or a product launch.

  • Private party contact

    Angus Pride: 0161 834 3303

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