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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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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
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 556
    Excellent
  • 376
    Very good
  • 170
    Average
  • 75
    Poor
  • 36
    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
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For a steak i recommend this place, food is really good, been there a couple of time now, and it has always been a good experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
zano92
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Have frequented grill on the alley over 10 times over the last 3 years and have never been let down The food has always Ben Devine and the drinks served perfectly Great for any occasion

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Leirsund, Akershus, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

With high hopes of a great piece of meet we choose this grill-place for our Manchester-stay. When we arrived at 830 pm, the place was crowded, and it was really, really loud. The buzz and sound of people talking, or should I say shouting, to eachother to communicate by their tables was uncomfortable. The waiters ran back and forth, doing... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I booked a table for 6 of us on Saturday night. We were seated at our table & were quite cramped, the place is lovely even though a little too dark for my liking. I do like good lighting!! The food was very nice, the service was ok. We kept having to ask for drinks that we had ordered &... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Not much to say on this... Easter Monday visit service ok. Food ok. Simply just ok. Not inspired at all to continue the review just ok. Sorry

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

For a steak i recommend this place, food is really good, been there a couple of time now, and it has always been a good experience

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visited with a group for a 50th celebration. Service and food fabulous and served piping hot. Extensive menu and I would challenge anyone to not be able to find something they could order. Make sure you leave room for pudding.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

OK food, slow service. Please serve food on plates, not silly bits of slate. I'd heard good things about this restaurant but found the food to be quite average.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to eat. I did go for the wagu steak which is not worth the money, go for the ribeye which was awesome! I don't regret the fillet and I am happy to have tried it but after trying the ribeye it would be hard to justify it to myself again! Everyone was pleasant and I enjoyed the... More 

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Gary H, Manager at The Grill On The Alley, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of The Grill on The Alley. It is always nice to hear from another happy customer. I am looking forward to welcoming you back to The Alley very soon. Kind regards Gary Hall More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I have eaten a few times at Grill on the Edge and always enjoyed it so going to Manchester with family members thought would try Grill on the Alley expecting the same standard. Oh no!!! was I disappointed. The staff couldn't cope with the amount of people booked in the restaurant, the meals were cold, the sauces for the steaks... More 

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Gary H, Manager at The Grill On The Alley, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Grill on the Alley. I am sorry to read that on your most recent visit the service wasn’t quite at the standard you would expect and associate with the Blackhouse brand. We pride ourselves not only on the quality of food we serve but also the level of... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely atmosphere-nice and lively and busy. Service was great and food was absolutely lovely and nicely served. I am pretty picky but I would recommend it to anyone and will certainly return

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Gary H, Manager at The Grill On The Alley, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for the Grill on the Alley. It’s always pleasant to read that guests have spent their special occasions with us. I am pleased to read that the service and food were to the standard you would expect and would associate with the Grill on the Alley. We look... 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 45 - 60
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?