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the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester

5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England
+44 (0)161 833 3465
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Ranked #108 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $47 - $62
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We had our third consecutive Christmas party at this restaurant and for the third time running it didn't disappoint! Due to the large number of guests (approaching 100 people), we have to reserve the entire lower level of the restaurant. This prevents the other diners from being disturbed by our festivities and also allows for a perfect self contained area... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

2nd time we had been here, first time was great - 2 years ago, we had been to my sons Ph.D graduation at manchester uni so thought it was good last time .....I appreciate it was the run up to Christmas and it was very busy, but we booked weeks ago, but was sat at the back next to the... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Came here last night for our anniversary meal as was recommended by some friends. The staff were very helpful and friendly, we were seated in front of the piano which was nice and the music was lovely. We had a starter a main and my boyfriend had a desert (my desert was a Bellini!) and the bill was reasonably priced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Cannot really fault this place Food tasted amazing! Staff were lovely and the place had a great atmosphere Good steak !! Garlic bread came with fresh garlic to rub on yourself, thought it was a nice touch The only slight downfall was the burger my partner had, he said it tasted great!!! But it was pink in the middle and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visited as I'd heard many good reviews from friends. Warm greeting, modern decor, relaxed atmosphere however, the Waiter seemed as though he was reading from a script and disinterested. I must have chosen the wrong meal. Chicken, highly disappointing. Having ordered with high expectations and anticipating a chicken breast in sauce, instead arrived a wafer thin piece of over cooked... More 

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Leeds
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Ducked in here on a wet Sunday early evening. So glad we did. Really good service. Noisy kitchen, noisy background music. The food more than mad up for it. The decision was made that meat was needed and as it just off Deansgate and the rain was getting heavier, the grill seemed to be a dry sanctuary. Great T Bone,... More 

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Torrisholme, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited this restaurant a few times now and never had a bad experience. We visited for a dinner and a birthday lunch during a stay in Manchester and both meals were fabulous. The atmosphere is always fantastic and my birthday lunch of a wagu burger was fantastic - our waiter was Brian who was an absolute credit to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We booked our Christmas works night out here for 19 people. When we arrived we were stunned to find that we were seated on separate tables, even though our organiser had spoken to the restaurant about seating prior to the evening. Apparently it is stated in the terms and conditions - we will be checking! The bar staff were lovely... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great space, good atmosphere and busy. Staff slow and not attentive. Food good but think it could be better was a bit cold. Average price.

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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

An excellent place I would highly recommend. Atmosphere warm, cosy, modern. Food, I had a burger, really nice, juicy and tasty. Service fast and friendly. Prices, very reasonable for Manchester city centre. Will most definitely be going back.

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Additional Information about the GRILL on the Alley - Manchester

Address: 5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)161 833 3465
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 47 - 62
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, British, Wine Bar

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