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“Why Did We Wait So Long?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Parlour

The Parlour
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Ranked #256 of 2,185 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Salford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Why Did We Wait So Long?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Firstly, we are not quite local to Chorlton but travel there semi-regularly on shopping/eating/drinking trips. Secondly, we tend to stay rigorously to the Wilbraham Road/Barlow Moor Road crossroads and within 100 metres east and west. And thirdly, we couldn't quite believe all the great reviews about The Parlour. Surely this bar couldn't be so good that it would merit a 10 minute walk from our normal route?
The truth is that the detour was worth every metre of the walk. Not only did we discover the part of Chorlton that the locals have known about for years and which has helped to justify the area's reputation for individuality but we also discovered one of the nearest realisations of Orwell's Moon Under Water that fantasy hadn't previously mapped out. From the stripped wooden flooring to the tastefully quiet background music to the quirky mush mash of furniture The Parlour ticks all the boxes in declaring itself fiercely independent of corporate image. Having read great things about the menu regarding its support for local suppliers we were not disappointed. Local butchers, W Frost supply the meat and the great kitchen team work the magic. The steak and ale pie was pleasingly full of melt-in-the-mouth tender beef cooked with plenty of onion and celery in a satisfyingly rich gravy and topped with a proud cap of puffed pastry while the Cumberland sausage wheel sat jauntily atop a mound of the yummiest mustard mash I have ever tasted. The accompanying mini jug of gravy was chunky with sweet onion and balanced rather than overwhelmed the flavour of the sausage. A comprehensive and competitively priced wine list and some fine local beers on draught (Redwillow's Seamless and a brace from Moorhouse's during our visit) provided the liquid entertainment.
Service was friendly and efficient and we will definitely be looking forward to our next trek through the back streets to experience The Parlour's culinary delights.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went new years eve and had a great time. Was greeted by lovely friendly staff with a glass of bubbly then given some really nice food which was continually offered throughout the night. Amazing atmosphere and it was free to go in. Will definitely go back :-) Elaine +Danny

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best sunday roasts ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

Eaten here loads. Sunday roasts are the best we've ever had. Recently celebrated my husbands 30th here and all the family came, no one could belive how amazing the roasts were. They also do great food throughout the week, Amazing homemade chips, the veggie burger is amazing. Always a really friendly service, good prices for the high quality and a nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Best Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited here for a Sunday roast after it was recommended and were very impressed.

It's a fairly small place with several tables and with a great oldie pub feel located in the chic Beech Road area of Chorlton. It was busy when we arrived and had to wait for a short while for a table to become available.

We both went for the roast beef which was as perfect as a roast could be. Served medium rare and accompanied with delicious roast and mash potatoes, red cabbage and roasted carrots and parsnips and topped with a huge homemade Yorkshire pudding. The portion was generous and we both left totally satisfied. I believe the meat comes from Frosts Butchers who is well renowned for supplying top quality meat. An excellent meal all round and probably one of the best roasts I have had in recent memory and good value at £12. The only slight downside was that service seemed a little disorganised and we probably waited for 20 minutes however the quality of the meal made up for it.

Will definitely be visiting again, if only for the roast.

Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice…”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Went for Lunch on a Friday afternoon. Nice enough decor and the food was Nice
I was not blown away but it was perfectly pleasant

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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