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Livebait - CLOSED

22 Lloyd Street, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5WA, England
(0161) 817 4110
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Famous for its fresh and simple seafood, Livebait hooks Manchester diners with its cheerfully inviting approach to dining. Old favourites such as cod and chips and Dorset crab are crowd-pleasers, but the menu also features more unusual options, such as the fragrant fish & shellfish curry and the sustainably caught wild striped sea bass. The black and white tiled restaurant interior matches the straightforward attitude of the kitchen, while lighter bites are available all day in the bar area.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Famous for its fresh and simple seafood, Livebait hooks Manchester diners with its cheerfully inviting approach to dining. Old favourites such as cod and chips and Dorset crab are crowd-pleasers, but the menu also features more unusual options, such as the fragrant fish & shellfish curry and the sustainably caught wild striped sea bass. The black and white tiled restaurant interior matches the straightforward attitude of the kitchen, while lighter bites are available all day in the bar area.

167 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Use to be a great restaurant serving great seadfood but last few vists were a little disappointing. Restaurant closed in late 2013

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I had a terrible experience here and it would take me hours to write all the problems I faced, no wonder it's door are closed.....looking forward to Reds True Barbecue in its placed though!!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I'm a lover of seafood and so this restaurant was perfect for me! I admit that it is a little expensive, but all of my food was amazing! I had the classic fish and chips and I certainly couldn't complain about the portion and my starter was whitebait that I'd never had before and absolutely loved it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We last visited, or should I say, attempted to visit Livebait back in August, having booked a meal a few days earlier. When we arrived, the gates were closed & padlocked & there was lots of litter in the entrance. The place looked derelict, so we assumed they had ceased trading? Like people who have already written reviews, we wasted... More

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

As a huge seafood lover, my partner took me here as a surprise. I absolutely loved it! Great choices on the menu. My partner who isn't much of a fish fan, really enjoyed the meal too! The waiters were fantastic and very friendly. Loved the decor too! Will definitely go again!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

the secnd time we have experienced terrible service, this time we left without eating, waited for 45 mins for the order to be taken, in fact still waiting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a table reservation on a seriously hot day. There is no air conditioning or fans and we were drenched. The food was over cooked. The waiter tried hard against all the odds. No wonder there were only three other tables with customers.

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Lancashire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Booked a table for friend's gathering on 10th August and although the booking was taken and my contact details given 2 days previous, we arrived on 10th to find the doors closed and no signs of life. I suspect this restaurant is no longer trading and we fell unlucky having booked a table as it closed down. We did eventually... More

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Poynton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I booked this restaurant for my mum's 70th birthday celebrations. I spoke to a gentleman on the 6th August and booked for the 10th August. We all travelled into Manchester for lunch at Livebait but when we arrived at the restaurant the gates were padlocked and the restaurant was closed! You can imagine my reactions - confusion, disappointment then anger... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I ha a meal with two pescatarians who appeared to enjoy their mussels, whitebait and prawns. I had the only vegetarian starter and main but it was really good. The salad with beetroot and goats cheese was fresh and delicious and the main of gnocchi with a sage sauce was excellent. This staff were friendly and the venue has A... More

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