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the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester

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Seafood, Steakhouse, British, Wine Bar
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5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England
0161 833 3465
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 528
    Excellent
  • 368
    Very good
  • 161
    Average
  • 73
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice Place for a Quick Bite

We ate here as a couple in October and we had booked a table. We choose to eat fairly early about 4.30pm as we were going to the MEN Arena that night. We had to be out by about 6.30pm so we gave ourselves 2 hours in which to sit and have a chat while we ate our meal. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
juliat20
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We ate here as a couple in October and we had booked a table. We choose to eat fairly early about 4.30pm as we were going to the MEN Arena that night. We had to be out by about 6.30pm so we gave ourselves 2 hours in which to sit and have a chat while we ate our meal. We... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was my first time back to The Grill On The Alley after around 18 months due to not have a chance to visit Manchester as much as I used to. So pleased and over the moon it's still as fantastic as ever before. I brought my mother for her first Blackhouse experience and she simply loved it. The quality... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fashionable restaurant tucked away behind the main street of Deansgate. This was my second visit here after a very pleasing first experience. The food won't blow you away and I would describe it as having a middle of the range British menu, but the service is the best I've had in Manchester. All the staff are warm (a challenge for... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First time at this venue last night. Went with a small group of friends. I've been to the sister restaurant on New York Street near Piccadilly Gardens so had an idea of what to expect. Wasn't disappointed! The table was booked for 18:45 and when we got there the place was busy and had a great atmosphere. Service was efficient... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Food was nice but Bill was over priced. Asked to fill In a questionnaire to get 20% off bill, filled it in on their tablet for them....no discount given

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We got to Manchester after a long delayed flight back from Shanghai, so all we wanted was to have something to eat. This was at 10.20pm. They were clearing the tables but they let us in anyway. Then we have starters and mains. The 'BANG BANG chicken skewers' were lovely and not too spivey at all. The other half had... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

They have the best ribeye steak I have tried in Manchester. Service is also great. The worst thing to me are the starters: very small and expensive

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Gary H, Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Dear Kaesar N, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Next time you visit may I suggest that you try the rib-eye from our 'Best of British' menu, this is a selection of premium cuts that change monthly- highly recommended! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grill on the Alley soon. Kind... More 

Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Atmosphere very lively. Really good food and the sharing platter is great with varied choice. My only disappointment was the music, which whilst good, was far too loud, making conversation extremely difficult.

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Gary H, Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Dear DPee2013, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The sharing plate is one of our most popular dishes- a little something for everyone! The live music is something that we have on 7 nights a week and something that we find really adds to the overall experience of The Grill on the Alley, may I apologise... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were advised on arrival that what I had planned to have to eat wasn't available so that annoyed me so I didn't really enjoy it and haven't been back but the first time we went was gorgeous soba bit inconsistent but great restaurant

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Gary H, Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Grill on the Alley. I am pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to us. However I am disappointed to read that on your second visit items on the menu which you came to eat were unavailable. We do endeavour to have all items on the menu available... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Finally got round to writing a review - This place is magic. There isn't a whole lot to be said other than excellent! A very stylish interior with live music on a Saturday night. Fabulous. This may be too loud for some people but it didn't bother our party. The service was some of the best I've experienced and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 833 3465

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 61
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, British, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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