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Kro Bar

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Sandwiches, British, Scandinavian, Danish
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325 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG, England
0161 274 3100
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Today
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food OK, Shabby Venue

This particular Kro Bar is in the middle of Manchester University, so ambiance is obviously out of the question. It also faces a busy road, outside seating being as un-atmospheric as that inside. The toilets were scuzzy, with neither paper hand towels nor drying machines - fine if you fancy eating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
RossManchester
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Manchester
Good for:
  • Large groups
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here before a concert at the church next door. What a lovely meal - my daughter and I had prawn and salmon salads with fiery horseradish relish - scrumptious. My husband had a tasty burger and chips, although he didn't like the homemade tomato sauce. Mojitos were 2 for 1 - so it would have been madness... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Been a few times now just for drinks, Haven't tried the food but what I saw looked good, good fairly priced drinks, bar service was a little low but staff friendly enough, they do some great deals during the week especially for students, will be back soon

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Zurich, Switzerland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A relaxed yet lively, studenty bar cum simple eatery centrally located in the Manchester University area. The front area has a nice, long wood bar with comfy sofas and some tables. There is wooden bench seating in the back. Music is loudish and lively - we enjoyed it. We had a delicious late breakfast - eggs on English muffins or... More 

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Manchester
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130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This particular Kro Bar is in the middle of Manchester University, so ambiance is obviously out of the question. It also faces a busy road, outside seating being as un-atmospheric as that inside. The toilets were scuzzy, with neither paper hand towels nor drying machines - fine if you fancy eating with sodden fingers. That said, prices are reasonable. Both... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I booked a table with a friends for a celebration, I had a good prospects about this place. After been in this place I paid a lot of money for a hamburguer (arround £12) for a completly dry and burned meat. I my case for 2 people I paid £40 for 1 started, 2 main courses and 2 pints... It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good beer and place to hang out with friends especially after uni. But one of the staff threatened or said he had the right to kick us out of the place over a crisps and being rude as well. Not even allow to put into our bag so we let him take it away. Bad customer service Bad impression especially... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

First of all; they have a Danish menu, NOT Dutch (I would know because I am Dutch). The KRO bar is a student bar and offers different snacks and mains. These are overpriced and are not really big portions. For a student bar the food is ok. Staff is very helpful. Upstairs is more comfortable to sit, because downstairs are... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good beer selection, both on tap and in bottles. The food is strongly elevates traditional Gastro Pub fare in that it has an extensive menu and offers a variety of Dutch favorites, which definitely compliment the beers! I was there twice over the weekend, first enjoying the Danish meat balls (Frikadeller) and next enjoying the pork schnitzel with fried egg,... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are lots of places to eat in Manchester, all of them offering up pretty much the same type of food. Kro Bar is different. It's menu is unique and tasty. I am not going to go into details all I can say is go for yourself and try this place out it is well worth it. Like a lot... More 

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Cheshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife and I ate a pre gig dinner here, and although the staff were helpful and pleasant, the place itself was dirty and, well, sticky. The tables were sticky, and the menus were sticky (my pet hate) and the dado rails needed a good ol' dusting too. The food was ok - what you'd expect from student bar I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 325 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 274 3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, British, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?