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Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge

4.7
4.7
163 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Piano bar with live music, exquisite cocktails and full table service 7 nights a week. Inspired by the cabaret clubs of New York and Berlin. With a warm Manchester welcome.

More than just a bar, Sonata welcomes our guests with warm hospitality and live music every night. Relax and enjoy the entertainment as our friendly team serve you at your table.

Sonata is the ideal setting for a spontaneous drink or a special night to remember. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Please note we are not a restaurant (although we do offer cheese boards and other nibbles).

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0000000000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Cross street

    Next to Mr Thomas's Chop House, on alley between St Ann's Sq. and Cross St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    St Peter's Square Metrolink

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Sonata

    £20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us at Sonata and make your Valentine’s Day a truly special occasion. We have live music from 6pm – 12am with two incredible acts: the dreamy chilled stylings of Ali Roocroft and the simply gorgeous voice of Domonique, each serenading you with pop and jazz classics in their own unique style. Tickets are just £20 per person including complimentary chocolates on arrival. Your table is guaranteed for 2 hours from any time of your choosing, ensuring your visit to Sonata fits in perfectly before or after your dinner plans, and you'll enjoy both acts during your 2-hour seating. Live music approx. 6pm - 12am. Your table will need to be returned two hours after the time of your booking. All tickets are non-refundable.

What 163 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Ambiance

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Lively

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Ambiance

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Manchester

    Hot spot

  • Manchester

    Lively

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  1. FR

    FloR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Not bad prices for drinks, and we had free tap water provided without even having to ask. The service was great, even though we were there to see a performance the staff were still really attentive yet never got in the way of the show. Can't wait to come back!
  2. MR

    MaireadR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening watching Olivia would definitely come again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere
  4. R

    Reggie

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    First visit and wont be the last! Fantastic venue, great performance @harrieteaves
  5. AH

    AmeliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every minute, service was outstanding and the music was fantastic, loved the overall vibe. Will be coming back.
  6. S

    Saul

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a superb venue and experience. The music is wonderful, the service is great and everyone is there to enjoy great jazz and a wonderful experience and night out. Thank you for a lovely and life affirming evening.
  7. W

    Wing

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Great chilled venue to go for a drink. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. We go there early at 6pm so was quite quiet so we were given the choice of where to sit. Upon being seated we were told about the happy hour offers and was shortly brought some water and pretzels. The drinks were brought to us quite quickly. It's the first time being in a piano bar like this so it was very unusual to watch a great performance but with people talking loudly around the room and unfortunately the cocktail shaking at the bar was a little distracting of the ambience of the room but it is a necessary evil. Overall thoroughly enjoyed the evening and was there for 2.5hrs. It started getting busy so thought we'd move on to allow others to have the table. The staff did say typically you're able to sit for 3 hours subject to business levels. I'll definitely be back.
  8. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, great cocktails , great music, great service , overall a great evening experience
  9. J

    Jules

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Sonata. Our table host was a gorgeous man who treated us with kindness and care. It was my birthday and he brought us a lovely platter of chocolate which was exquisite. Thank you so much for making our experience a wonderful one. The pianist was brilliant and very talented. We will be back! Julie, Rob and Francesca X
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here, my husband found it and we booked it for a Saturday night. Absolutely loved it, highly recommended!! Can’t wait to go back. The singer Laura was outstanding. Service was so quick and staff were great. Such a good vibe.
  11. G

    Georgi

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere and brilliant musicians.
  12. MW

    MikeW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    First time here. Had a good evening, great to be able to reserve a table, excellent friendly and attentive service, good cocktails, entertaining and intimate.
  13. KJ

    KarenJ

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  14. R

    Rebecca

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, lovely staff, excellent entertainment
  15. S

    Sally

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had an amazing time for NY! Definitely recommend, the atmosphere is perfect and the bands were great. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The acoustics were very good too, could hear equally the singers and the instruments.
  16. g

    gazzathom40

    Manchester

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to celebrate New year's eve. Great live music, continual canapés and 1st class service. Well done Dale and team.
  17. LN

    LNN1987

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic end to 2022 and start of 2023 ! It was such a good evening spent with friends for New Year’s Eve The two acts were superb , especially the act on for midnight They really did make everyone celebrate and brought people together As for the service it was brilliant as it has been before Being table service is good as you don’t have to worry about going to the bar and distracting yourself from the music and your friends so it’s more relaxing I would not recommend enough and cannot wait to return
  18. CD

    CulletonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have just had our first super and very enjoyable New Year's evening here with great entertainment and very attentive staff and a fabulous atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a vist and we will be definitely going back.
  19. PC

    PhilC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sonata Bar's first New Year's Eve party and what a great success it was. Fresh and tasty canapés served by professional and friendly staff. Two excellent bands played four sets and rang in the bells at midnight. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
  20. RI

    RosemaryI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great night lovely staff,venue and music Food a little bit overly cheesy and cold quiche
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owsome place to go and enjoy nice drinks and music!
  22. C

    Craig

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb music 7 nights a week. Staff are great. I had two lovely cocktails last night: a "Scotch Mist" (imagine a ice cold lemsip but with a good glug of whisky) and an Old Fashioned. What I love most about it is the wide range of people that can enjoy it here. Young couples on date night, to old couples on date night, to individuals enjoying the music, to groups of friends having a great time.
  23. TG

    TomG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place, great vibe and fantastic music. Only negative was the pricey drinks
  24. RE

    RebeccaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't skip this place! High quality cocktails and bar nibbles, lovely staff, great music and lovely atmosphere.
  25. CS

    ClaireS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    First time at Sonata last night. Had an amazing time, lovely cosy place, great service, amazing cocktails and the band was outstanding. I will definitely be returning.
  26. LC

    LizC

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Excellent night. We were not sure what expect of an open Mike night but were blown away by the quality of the performances. Later the indomitable Jeremy Sassoon entertained us and as usual we thoroughly enjoyed his performance and that of his very talented bass accompanist. Jeremy never disappoints.
  27. SH

    StephanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place! It is so well run, the staff are excellent and very attentive, the atmosphere is spot on and the talent on stage is unbelievable. It’s an absolute gem - we can’t wait to visit again!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, very chill. Good place to go AFTER having something to eat.
  29. JC

    JacquelineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Great evening, nice ambience, something different!
  30. SS

    SeanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another brilliant night in Manchester's finest venue
  31. LN

    LNN1987

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another visit and another outstanding evening It was a fantastic treat that Jack Woodhead was performing and we planned to see him I encourage to book in advance to avoid disappointment Yet again the service is impeccable and drinks great Cannot wait to come back for anotwhr evening
  32. D

    Deaders

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening spent listening to the Cabaret. The service was excellent. Only small plates of food but great quality. A brilliant addition to Manchester.
  33. P

    Paulo

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet again wonderful time here at Sonata. Great show... Great staff and great owner.
  34. S

    Shiv

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue - loved the cabaret show, the waiting staff were brilliant. Cheese platter excellent. Wonderful way to spend an evening
  35. M

    Mitch

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Staff are very attentive and friendly.
  36. W

    Windy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great evening. Top notch place with really friendly staff. We didn't eat but had to rate the food to allow us to finish the review. My wife and I will definitely be going again. It's nice to find somewhere that an older generation can go to enjoy a night out.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A little hidden treasure, staff were lovely and attentive. If you like a chilled environment and live music, this is a must.
  38. G

    George

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A brilliant place to go. More jokes would be good though.
  39. M

    Mulberry16

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing staff you could ask for - happy, friendly and attentive. Great entertainment and venue. I hope it will be a massive success 😍
  40. S

    Scott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent establishment. The staff were very understanding over the fact we were late arriving. Upon arrival, I was impressed with the venue. The general lighting and ambiance were great. We were seated to our table, with the service coming to us, rather than going to the bar. The live act was absolutely stunning. The performer's name was Marsha I believe and the supporting pianist was fantastic. The drinks were pretty good too (I was driving, so only had coffee and coke). My only real quibble with the place was the lack of food options. However, considering its quite a small venue, you get the impression they're trying to create a more personal and comfortable environment. it is very forgivable in the grand scheme of things. Overall, venue is great, the atmosphere was spot on, the service were polite and attentive, and the live performance was borderline flawless. Will definitely be coming here again.

FAQs

Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 163 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


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sonata Piano and Cabaret Lounge

St. Ann's Alley, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 6AJ

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Next to Mr Thomas's Chop House, on alley between St Ann's Sq. and Cross St.

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 6:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    St Peter's Square Metrolink

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Wine

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