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Simple Bar & Kitchen

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Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LA, England
+44 161 832 8764
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Simple was recommended to me by a family member as a restaurant with simple, fresh ingredients and tasty food. I was hoping this would mean they catered well for vegans. However, the dish I presumed was vegan wasn't. The waitress was helpful and spoke to the chef and told me they could make the salads vegan. I ordered a warm... More 

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Thank BadF4ith
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Sorry there was not enough vegan choices for you, this is a reduced menu as we are phasing it out for a brand new menu that launches at the end of the month. Glad the waitress was helpful & they catered for you, and happy you enjoyed the wedges. Thanks for your review Roxy More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I visited Simple with my girlfriend earlier this month to grab some food - being a fairly wells established restaurant in the Northern Quarter, I expected it to be pretty decent. Upon arrival, I noticed that there weren't many other people in the restaurant - which seemed a bit odd for a Friday night. Nonetheless, we sat down and ordered.... More 

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Thank Tom A
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your review.. We have a new menu launching at the end of February, hopefully you will find it more to your taste. Many thanks Roxy More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2015

I ate at Simple on a quiet Thursday in January. The food was average - the starters were ok but the mains let the place down. My partner ordered a salad, which was drenched in sweet chiili sauce (soggy lettuce is never a good thing!). I ordered the chicken with potatoes, which wasn't fantastic, just average. The biggest let down... More 

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Thank Leemc87
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your review, we are very sorry you did not enjoy your visit! We have taken your comments inboard and will be making sure that we stick to our regular toilet checks. Many thanks Roxy More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015

Went into the Northern Quarter on Sunday 25th jan, armed with information from the internet on bars/eateries in the area. Walked by 'Simple' (not on my info list) and saw through the window, couples and groups having drinks and chats in the warm ! I decided to go in for a pre trek drink (about 4.30 pm) had a nice... More 

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Thank kaiserlegend
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed yourself & even stayed for the roast dinner.. Hopefully see you again soon, we are launching a new menu at the end of February, so pop back to try it. Many thanks Roxy More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is the second time ive been to simple bar, both of groupons, and both times ive really enjoyed it. The staff have been friendly and attentive both times, and the food and cocktails have been excellent. The menu is small but all made fresh, and the specials are tasty too, We had the nachos, chilli burger and orange and... More 

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Thank lovenewyork1
Jon W, General Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your lovely review! We hope to see you again soon.. Many thanks Roxy More 

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243 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

just came in this bar for drinks.there is a nice relaxed atmosphere it was about 8 and the diners had mostly finished. Beer was good and we all enjoyed just as a bar

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Thank cjgardens
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

Before I decided to try out this place with a companion, I've already read reviews online and they weren't very pleasant. I didn't have very high hopes but I was hoping that the reviews were inaccurate. First, I must say that the servers were very polite and friendly. They were cheerful when attending to us however, the service was pretty... More 

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Thank Shuana Y
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your review! I'm sorry the menu was not to your taste, we are launching a new menu at the end of February with a bigger variety, hopefully you will come back to try it out! Many thanks Roxy More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

We waited an hour and twenty minutes for food. When it came, three of the five meals were cold and had to be sent back. We were offered a free round of drinks after we'd be waiting an hour. Looking around the restaurant others were leaving and/or getting very frustrated. Very short-staffed. The 'free round' didn't arrive for ages. Not... More 

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Thank hel1981
Jon W, Manager at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello I'm sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience when you visited us, it certainly isn't our usual practice. Thank you for your feedback, it has been taken onboard. Many thanks Roxy More 

Manchester
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2014

Had a lovely sharing plate with my daughter. This is not just a restaurant but sells cheese, including my husband's favourite Stilton.

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Thank GeorgieManchester
Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did not stop for food, but the cocktails were amazing. We tried 4 different cocktails on the 2 for £9 happy hour deal and each one was a delight. We found the table service just for drinks was novel and a nice touch and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely come again for more happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 8764
Description
Simple Bar & Kitchen; serving up the perfect mix of delicious cocktails and fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere since 2001.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?