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Sinclair's Oyster Bar

2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
0161 834 0430
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Ranked #739 of 1,655 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What's happened to Sinclairs? I have been going there for years, recently there must have been a change in management, as the staff are appalling & surly. Complain at your peril. Waited 50 minutes for naff food, whilst listening to the staff complaining & swearing all the time in earshot of the customers, whom, they seem to view as an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

What a place! Quirky, relaxed, cheap, history laden, friendly, the list goes on. There's only one Oyster bar and I'm glad I found it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Arranged for 12 of us (including 2 x 12 year olds) to meet up here for a few drinks, having checked that they had a kids menu and therefore presumably allowed kids in. Right? Wrong! The lovely security gentleman on the door, with no attitude problem whatsoever and not a thought about his own self importance was deeply apologetic when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

It's got a great location and has really cheap booze and the food isn't bad either , it's best to go when it sunny , when it's raining it too small a place to house everyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Cheap and cheerful, the Oyster Bar is a great location for a pint with your friends. Not really a date location as it does get pretty busy but you could go for a couple of drinks midweek if you aren't looking to impress. Beer is good there; Sam Smiths only provide beer to their own tied pubs and it is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Dreadful food experience. Out shopping and decided to go for a quick lunch. Unfortunately decided to stop here. Two glasses of wine - given plastic containers to drink from complete with lipstick marks. Steak pudding - distinct lack of steak. Southern fried chicken burger - two fried fillets of chicken in a bun with no added extras. And it's a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't be put off by some bad reviews, some people may have genuinely had a bad experience but this happens everywhere and it will happen in sinclairs too but as a regular visitor of this establishment I can safely say 99 out of 100 people enjoy their experience. It's a fact that a higher percentage of disgruntled people will feel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is really popular. Just to note as they have so many people they do have to be a bit more strict on dress code. Beer was tasty and fairly cheap overall. Very nice atmosphere and it's cool to sit inside or outside! Well worth a visit sometime

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This a is a good place if you can sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. The beers are cheap and good. The bathroom and up a tricky staircase but ok. The food is pricey and best avoided. In poor weather when you need to go inside its less good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A good location a pub with history but the staff need some custom service training. It's cheap it's busy and I know it's difficult to smile all the time but I go in a lot and the staff are so rude and miserable all the time

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