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Proof Bar & Kitchen, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Proof Bar & Kitchen

4.7
4.7
69 Reviews
£25 and under
Global, International
In Chorlton since 2007, we are proudly independent and our passion for locally sourced ingredients and small, independent suppliers is at the heart of what we do.

We like to keep things simple, fresh and as gluten free as possible.

Whilst the brunch items aren’t necessarily made for sharing, the seasonal plates and boards most certainly are. If it’s just drinks you’re after, we’ve been crafting cocktails for the fine people of Chorlton for almost fifteen years. You can rest assured that your Margarita will be balanced and your Manhattan will be perfect…or sweet…or dry.

If cocktails aren’t your thing, you’ll find a selection of our favourite wines, spirits and rotational craft beers on the drinks list too.

Coming up...
20th May - Chorlton Arts Festival: Live Music from 7.30pm
13th June - Monthly Wine Club
For more details and information on cocktail workshops and private hire, please visit our website.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Café, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 am–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    0161 862 9333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Email inquiries only

  • Private party facilities

    Email inquiries only

  • Neighborhood

    Chorlton

  • Cross street

    Free street parking

  • Parking details

    Pay and Display Car Park 100m Away

  • Public transit

    Chorlton Metrolink, 85 and 86 Bus route

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GG

    GeraldineG

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on the terrace and it was great. Staff were in and out. Food was lovely.
  2. FI

    FfINW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast 😊 Good veggie options and lovely coffee
  3. P

    Polly

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First visit to the cafe for breakfast, food was excellent and a lot of vegetarian and gluten free choices all listed on menu. Will definitely return.
  4. NM

    NualaM

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and excellent service. The prices are great for the quality of the food. There is an extensive menu and I would recommend the cocktails
  5. VC

    VinnyC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food was great but it was dead we were the only people inside and I think there was one couple outside
  6. BA

    BiancaA

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come here often. This time for the happy hour. It’s really good value for money. Food and cocktails are great, music is awesome and service is always good too. We had a slight hiccup when it came to the bill (our waitress told us house spirits were £2 but they’re £3) but it was a very minor and easy mistake and the £1 difference won’t put us off returning! Surprised this place doesn’t get more packed! Try the nachos!
  7. HW

    HelenW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Lovely food with a great vegan selection. Cocktails are fab too. Will definitely go back
  8. P

    Phyl

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    (Brunch): simple, but very tasty, fresh food. Fabulous! Lovely owners who have been intelligent in their refurbishment of the business during the COVID pandemic.
  9. DT

    DerrickT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, would thoroughly recommend
  10. ME

    MadeleineE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely brunch. Lots of great choices Very friendly staff!
  11. LB

    LisaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, exceptional staff! Where did that 7 hours go?
  12. PS

    PauletteS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of lovely food, including Gluten free, and service was 1st class
  13. D

    Drugman1962

    Manchester

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Booked here for breakfast on Mother's Day as I'd left it a bot late for anywhere else. We were very pleasantly surprised by both the food and the service. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. The food was tasty and good value for money. Never thought of going here before but would definitely try again for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  14. PB

    PaulB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and drinks selection. Staff were ace
  15. C

    Connor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a really enjoyable experience in Proof. The staff were so attentive from start to end; friend, funny and suggested alternative cocktails to suit us. Both food and drink were great. I hope to return again
  16. D

    Daisy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, dog friendly, lovely coffee and really good food! Would definitely go again!
  17. NG

    NaomiG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The staff were lovely, we didn’t end up eating there in the end though as the food menu you was very limited. Would definitely for back for drinks though and the vibe was nice
  18. MD

    MeganD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in Chorlton. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free and vegetarian, which is great for us! Cannot recommend this place enough!
  19. LD

    LouiseD

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday night and we had a lovely cocktail while choosing food. Two food platters between us which were lovely and good value, along with a nice bottle of white. Service as always was absolutely excellent. Chilled night, great service, good food...highly recommend!
  20. k

    kagnel

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed our evening here. Good selection of cocktails and v friendly service. The food is well cooked. Loved the buttermilk chicken. Fairly limited evening menu. More like snacks to go with drinks. Daytime menu looks great .
  21. SY

    SophieY

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great quality and perfect for sharing. I’m always impressed that they have such a long cocktail list and every cocktail I’ve tried is always good. And the service is amazing, super friendly and attentive
  22. E

    Ella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really good service and cocktails :) not too fussy but still really fab x
  23. MG

    MattG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff with a fab vibe!
  24. L

    Laura

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always! Visited for brunch which was delicious and the team were lovely.
  25. NM

    NicoleM

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I spent a rain Sunday afternoon sheltering in Proof The food and cocktails delicious and staff warm and attentive.
  26. j

    jessicag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a lovely place. The service was friendly and every thing we ate or drank had real care and attention paid to it.
  27. B

    Bongo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were party of 9 and they managed well. A couple of very minor issues like runnier yokes for a couple of the poached eggs but that is nit picking.
  28. B

    Barbara

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, lovely food and enjoyed a sharing platter
  29. L

    Lisa

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely little bar, fantastic cocktails and brilliant service.
  30. LT

    LeeTJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked for my birthday, it was bank holiday weekend and we were quite a large party. The bar was doing table service, they did an amazing job of keeping up with what was ordered and who had ordered what.
  31. N

    Niamh

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing friendly service, thanks for a great night!
  32. CP

    ChrisP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the cocktails were lovely. The service was excellent 👌
  33. CD

    ChrisD

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely evening at Proof. We had the small plates which were great and the service was excellent. Very friendly and professional staff.
  34. S

    Skipatron3000

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Osaka local pop up kitchen was great. Service was also great with attentive staff. Noisy table of ‘lads’ was the only downer but that’s not the fault of the venue, which is always a friendly relaxed place to visit. Highly recommended
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and excellent service. Good cocktails. Mackerel pate very nice
  36. J

    James

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always friendly staff and superb cocktails
  37. PK

    PeterK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A pleasant terrace raised above street level makes it feel intimate. Attentive but not invasive service. Beer range was a bit limited but what we had was good. We didn’t eat though we have done previously and enjoyed the small plates.
  38. SM

    ScottM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent with a great atmosphere. The only downside was drink prices which were slightly expensive.
  39. PM

    PaulM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as always. Great laid back brunch vibe, very friendly and attentive staff and delicious food!
  40. AD

    AnnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food as always. Music a little too loud and the new ‘sun roof’ is quite hot and not very shady

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Proof Bar & Kitchen using the Order Online button. Proof Bar & Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 862 9333.

Proof Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Proof Bar & Kitchen

30 Manchester Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 9PH

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Free street parking

  • Neighborhood

    Chorlton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu, Sun 9:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:30 am–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Café, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pay and Display Car Park 100m Away

  • Public transit

    Chorlton Metrolink, 85 and 86 Bus route

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0161 862 9333

  • Catering

    Email inquiries only

  • Private party facilities

    Email inquiries only

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