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The Grill On The Alley

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$$$$
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Wine Bar
As featured in Best Food in Manchester
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5 Ridgefield, Manchester M2 6EG, England
0161 833 3465
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 548
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    Very good
  • 166
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  • 74
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food shame it was over so quick

We had a reservation for 7PM on a saturday evening. The restaurant was great lovely decor and had a good vibe and buzz. The member of staff that served us was very polite and chatty. The food was gorgeous but it was such a shame how quick everything came out. I know it sounds like I'm being fussy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
mowbs88
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Thursday night with a group of work colleagues. I've been a number of times before and always thought the food and service was good as it's not a cheap place to eat. The standard of service was poor. The staff lacked attention to detail, wine was sloshed in our glasses and the waiter struggled to understand us.... More 

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Its exactly what is says on the tin!!! Great burgers, steaks and service. There are more grill places in Manchester that charge a lot more and arent quite as good. Worth a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my partner booked a table here after attending a show,what a lovely experience we had! both had the steak which was just beautiful cooked to perfection, and the staff was really welcoming and couldn't do enough for us,will definitely return again next time we are in Manchester.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Think carefully before booking... It you want brash, noisy ambience - verging on chaotic - say a 'hen do' or lads night out this is ideal. We wanted to chat and relax so the venue did not work for us. Food was ok, services was ok (felt a little sorry for staff as there were not enough of them). It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Me and my partner visited here on Saturday evening. We hadn't booked and were desperate to sit down and eat as we had been walking around for half a hour trying to find somewhere to eat. Thankfully they could fit us in but they needed the table back a hour later, which was fine as we just wanted to eat.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

We had a reservation for 7PM on a saturday evening. The restaurant was great lovely decor and had a good vibe and buzz. The member of staff that served us was very polite and chatty. The food was gorgeous but it was such a shame how quick everything came out. I know it sounds like I'm being fussy complaining that... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Two bloody Mary's and a proper Sunday roast. We had a beef and a pork, huge Yorkshire pudding with proper tasty meat gravy. The roast dinners were served within ten minutes of ordering! Service was attentive but not intrusive. The downstairs is very cosy, nice background music. Thank you!

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Cheshire UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A really good Sunday late lunch. Enjoyed the Blackened Fish Sandwich very much. In fact everyone on our table of 7 enjoyed their lunch, made more enjoyable with the fine live piano music and excellent service. Good stuff

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Bergen, Norway
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49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After a football match at Old Trafford (the event took about 7 hours), late dinner was good here. Fish and chips and a burger, quick and fine service. Beer from a microbrewery .. everything was good!

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Sulby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely brilliant evening out. Succulent Steak and Service that was impeccable. An enoyable experience all round and we will be back next time we are in the area. Our Waiter deserves special mention as he was consistent and smiling.

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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 45 - 59
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?