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the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester

5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England (Manchester City Centre)
+44 (0)161 833 3465
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Ranked #105 of 1,651 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $66
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, British, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. This restaurant was recommended to me. Will def be returning to this place

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very busy the evening we ate here. Loud music and minimalistic decor made it hard to have a conversation with my dinner companion. The mixed seafood starter was good, especially the calamari which was the best ever but not good enough to lift the experience above the average.

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Richland, Wa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

So I've been here twice and I'll go back, but with low expectations for a good steak. Everything seems to be prepared well enough but I'm 0 go 2 on getting a passable piece of meat. Really, both times I've orders premium cuts of steak and been disappointed - I'm not that picky, but steak supply is an opportunity for... More

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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Booked this place for a group of 12 whilst spending a weekend in Manchester. The place is nice, but I don't think the steaks we had were particularly up to the standard I expected. However the staff were very efficient and we all enjoyed our evening here. Would try other place next time though.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had the most enjoyable evening at this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious (can thoroughly recommend the fois gras on gingerbread with rhubarb starter) and the service was the best we have had this side of Gleneagles - seemless, but attentive. Brilliant atmosphere too. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Grill on The Alley. I am glad to read that you have found the food and service to be fabulous! I am looking forward to welcoming you back to The Alley very soon! Kind regards Nicola Wallace More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Steaks great, service is friendly and you can be in and out in 90 minutes on a mid week lunchtime without feeling rushed or like your'e being ignored. It's an easy option.

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a lovely review of The Grill on The Alley. I am glad to read that you enjoy having lunch with us. Next time you should visit us for dinner, we have live music every night which makes for a great atmosphere! I am looking forward to welcoming you back to The Alley very soon. Kind regards... More

Manchester
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a table reserved at 8pm on a Saturday, but after having a couple of snifters in Spinningfields we were ready to eat an hour early. Luckily we were accommodated at a ground floor table for 2 by a pleasant hostess with a beaming smile. Nice welcome. The restaurant is on 2 levels, with the bar and kitchens upstairs;... More

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Grill on The Alley. I am sorry to read your night was not a successful one. Please note that we take all the feedback we receive, negative or otherwise very seriously and the comments you have made have been noted with the appropriate staff. Please accept my apologies... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went for my engagement meal here - fantastic food, fantastic service and the cocktails - oh my they were just amazing!! Definitely recommend it to anyone :)

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Kelsea, Thank you so much for choosing The Grill on The Alley for the place to celebrate your engagement! Congradulations! I am so glad you enjoyed your evening, the food and of course the amazing cocktails! Looking forward to seeing you again at The Alley very soon! Kind regards Nicola Wallace More

York, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had stopped the day before just for a drink at the bar in between shopping Found the staff friendly and the barman helpful and spotted what would have been a manager clearing tables instead of getting staff to do it. which is always nice to see It had a nice atmosphere and the menu looked good, if you didn't... More

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Grill on The Alley. I am sorry to read that your meal on that evening was disappointing. We take all feedback we receive negative or otherwise very seriously as we use it as a learning tool. Please note that all your comments have been noted with the management... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've been to the Grill on the Alley a few times but never reviewed it before. The first time was on an exceptionally busy Saturday evening where the food was great but understandably the service a little slow (still perfectly acceptable though). I went again in June 2014 with a couple of friends for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed... More

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Nicola W, Front Office Manager at the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of The Grill on The Alley. I am glad that you think our restauarant is one of the best steak houses in Manchester, we think so too! I am looking forward to welcoming you back for lunch some time soon! Kind regards Nicola Wallace More

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