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Review of 24 Bar and Grill

24 Bar and Grill
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Ranked #271 of 2,436 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Me and four friends visited 24 Bar & Grill before going to a show at the palace theatre. I was a bit sceptical about the venue as when we arrived it was empty (minus staff) which I found odd for a city restaurant on a Thursday evening. We sat down 15 minutes late (even after arriving 20 minutes early) partly our fault as we lost track of time talking in the bar area but no one came to ask if we would like to sit down? odd. The table ordered almost the same starter/main with all of us opting for the paté starter and four of had the pigs cheeks for main and one had the chicken main course (By the way, we dined off the 24 taster menu). Starters came relatively quick and we all tucked in, personally I found he paté far too garlic-y but it was edible although far to much paté for the amount of bread provided (one piece of a small thick loaf). Mains followed, again we didn't have to wait long for these. Pigs cheeks where delicious, literally fell apart and melted in your mouth... PERFECT. The only thing that put me off visiting again was the waiter, he seemed like he was trying far too hard and we requested the 10% service charge to be taken off as we all prefer to decide ourself what we would like to give as a tip, he seemed highly 'annoyed' about this and the tone of voice he used to say 'WELL, I'll have to print a new bill now!" wasn't exactly professional. Nevertheless we all enjoyed out meal and found it very relaxed and would probably visit again if passing.

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Thank Kayleigh A
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Visited this reataurant whilst staying at the hotel. Must say i was pleasently suprised.
Staff were friendly, efficient and courteous.
We both had a lovely meal, well presented, tasty and good value.
Would definately eat here again.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Pleasant atmosphere , staff efficient ,polite and attentive.
Starters - Chicken liver parfait good size portion very nice
Mussels as for chicken
Chicken skewers as above
Main -- Half lobster , small lobster but nicely cooked
Rib eye steak stone cold when brought to table returned to chef , explanation it had been resting !!! Brought back now tough and still only lukewarm.
Pizzas enjoyable
Wine good quality but ,as always ,expensive
No dessert but we had Irish Coffee and Jamaican coffee , both only luke warm apologies by barman not charged.
Given price the disappointments cancel out the good points

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Thank mark666
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I stay at The Arora a great deal and 24, The Arora's bar and restaurant is great.
24 has a particularly large and impressive cocktail menu at really excellent prices and some of these are wonderful. Top of my list is the Porn Star-a delicious concoction. In second place, is Wonder Years, creamy, delectable and competitively-priced. For the real ale enthusiast, there are some very interesting beers.
Food is relatively simple, but very well-cooked, well- presented and, yet again, very competitively-priced. Ambiance is really relaxed and it is a pleasure to be in a modern environment which is not pulsating and throbbing with unpleasant music, dominated by a by a particular group, but soothing and cool and totally relaxing. Highly pleasing, is the eclectic clientele who range from trendy eighteen year olds to the "switched-on" elderly. This is a stylish little gem with excellent staff who are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
It is great hanging out here-a simply marvellous place to chill. My only worry is that word will get round and it will be too popular!

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Thank tessie1
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

A work colleague suggested 24 Bar & Grill to meet for the 2 for 1 cocktails to kick start our Friday night however we stayed all evening! Alan & his colleagues make truly the best cocktails in Manchester and the service we received was wonderful - which included some of our group making their own cocktails with the help of Alan of course! We didn't eat in the restaurant but had some bits & pieces from the bar menu, all of which were tasty and good value. All the food I spied being served in the restaurant looked super so I intend to return with my boyfriend for a sit down meal soon. The atmosphere was great, good music and fabulous big booth seating so our group were able to have a great catch up. Highly recommended!

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Thank Rebecca T
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