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Sinclair's Oyster Bar

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2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
0161 834 0430
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 55
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 9
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  • 38
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outside in the sunshine

Called in here for an afternoon drink. Great beer especially the extra stout. Great prices. We did not eat but the food we saw being served looked great. Plenty of seats outside in the sunshine. Would definitely visit again and sample the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Andre B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I feel it is my duty to bring to your attention the seriously bad attitude of the manager in Sinclair's Shambles Manchester. Last Sunday 25th May we went to Sinclair's with a view to having a drink some and some food, there was nine adults and one child aged 9. Seven of us went into the bar whilst my daughter... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Called in here for an afternoon drink. Great beer especially the extra stout. Great prices. We did not eat but the food we saw being served looked great. Plenty of seats outside in the sunshine. Would definitely visit again and sample the food.

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dukinfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

a good bar for cheap drinks and to drink outside,bar staff the worst I have ever seen.we did not have food.terry

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Came here on both Saturday afternoon and returned again in the evening. Beer was fabulous (Sam Smiths) and the only blight is that being a City Centre outdoors pub you have to put up with plastic glasses which is understandable. Service was fine and the place had a good atmosphere. Still trying to get over how low the prices are... More 

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Salford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love coming here, it's great all year round, warm and cosy in winter and has a vibrant beer garden in summer! The beer is cheap, the atmospheres great and everyone is friendly. What more could you ask for really!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Seriously plastic pint glasses and below average beer. Our bartender appeared bothered by us ordering. I can put up with a lot in a pub but none of us will bother coming back. Get a grip on your pub. We're on holidays love pubs and take a lot to turn us off.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was a Monday afternoon and the sun was shinning on this cute little pub... All of the ale was by one company, but no complaints from me as they served me a snakebite and black... We stayed a good couple of hours chatting to various people who came to sit at our table.. Would definitely recommend to others.. Bit... More 

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stoke-on-trent
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very busy pub but lots of atmosphere! we use this pub every time we go to manchester. Beer is a reasonabe price but the wine is a lttle on the expensive side,lovely here in summer as you can sit outside an take in Manchester!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our day in Manchester turned into a mini heatwave so it was good to find somewhere with outdoor seating in the sun in the city centre. We only had a sandwich, it came with chips and salad garnish. Didn't use the loos or go inside so can't comment

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I always like to be fair and constructive in these reviews, so here goes... We have visited Sinclairs a few times, beer is fine, and good value as expected from a Sam Smiths pub, though especially good value for the location. The pub has a certain charm about it, though on the last visit the staff did not seem particularly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 834 0430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?