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“A relaxing atomsphere to eat, drink and enjoy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pitcher & Piano - GT Bridgewater

Pitcher & Piano - GT Bridgewater
31-33 Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3BD, England
+44 (0)161 228 7888
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Ranked #955 of 1,764 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $51 - $51
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“A relaxing atomsphere to eat, drink and enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Last night, myself and two friends decided to take advantage of a rare night off together and head into Manchester’s Deansgate Locks for a bite to eat at Pitcher and Piano. Located along a strip of railway arches that carries the Metrolink line above, it incorporates two floors, both with outdoor seating overlooking the canal. On a rainy night though, inside is a lot more inviting, with comfy leather boothed seating dotted around between the two large rooms.

After browsing their menu of homemade burgers, mains and salads, I went for their ultimate burger – The New Yorker (£13.45). Two 4oz beef burgers, one chicken breast, two rashers of dry-cured bacon, Butler’s Secret Mature Cheddar and beef chilli. A BBQ burger (8oz beef burger, dry-cured bacon and Butler’s Secret Mature Cheddar topped with jalapeños and BBQ sauce – £9.95) and Halloumi Salad (Pan-fried halloumi cheese, roasted butternut squash, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, radicchio, sunflower seeds and lemon & caper dressing – £8.95) were also ordered along with a round of drinks involving Brookyln Lager (5.2%) for myself. I’ve tried Brooklyn lager before when I was last at Odder bar, it’s a light malt, soft with a slight dryness. There was a lovely roast malt aroma being released on the aftertaste and was a very easy drinker!

Our burgers arrived, presented stacked high with a small bowl of skinny fries on the side. Toppings of beef chilli dripping over the sides of the burger made this an impossible one to eat without the use of a knife and fork, but the size of the burger would deter the most able person. Piping hot through out, with the fries never once becoming stone cold. For an ultimate burger, it was finished rather quickly, yet it was the right amount to decline a dessert and also to not feel like your craving more. A good sign!

We finished our visit chatting in the surroundings of this rather cosy environment, with some ambient music and the company of a few couples dotted around. It felt relaxed, which after a day in Manchester, is sometimes what you need before the commute home. And if your me, you’d have in your hand a Patron Coffee over ice. Heaven. We didn’t stick around to sample their drink delights this time, but I’ll be back – I noticed a Raspberry Sherbert (Bacardi Superior Rum, Chambord and Disaronno Amaretto shaken with lime and cranberry juice) that has my name all over it!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“2 meals on Monday offer at £5 each”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Very good apart from the chcicken Katsu dish and beaware they are pushy with drinks!

Visited October 2011
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Great Harwood, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lunchtime Cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

The choice of drinks and food at reasonable prices for a city centre could not be matched.
The service was excellent along with a smile and attention.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Nice for a drink in the...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

Nice for a drink in the summer!

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“Good for a drink.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

Good for a drink.

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