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“Not as good as I would have hoped.”

Manchester Bierkeller
Ranked #1,314 of 2,254 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: German, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Not as good as I would have hoped.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food was okay but was basically Whetherspoons with a slightly German twist. The place was empty and seriously understaffed. The barman was also serving our food, which took quite a while. The drinks seemed okay but £4 deposit for a plastic cup is silly.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Raich H
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Take fur coats and earplugs”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Visited this place for a third time with work now - first time round it was kind of fun, swinging steins, singing along with the band and dancing on the benches. Second time it wasn't half as fun, and third time nearly drove me insane... The band are playing same songs, crack same jokes, do same tricks every single time, the music is way too loud, I had to leave several times to the Shooters bar to soothe my headache. The aircon is ridiculous - one of the units was right above our table and was chilling our food as well, few colleagues left early, because they didn't fancy catching a cold... Generally the food was ok, cooked well, flavored well, and this is the only reason this review is higher than 1*... The lady in the toilets is also a bit dodgy - if she's not employed there, why is she allowed to be there? Is she registered as a business and has some kind of contract to be there? I don't think I'll be going back, at least not until the aircon is fixed, something needs to change about the band and service - waitresses are a tad too grumpy. Though when I think about it, they are HEROES for enduring that "entertainment" all the time, I personally don't think id last a day...

Visited January 2014
1 Thank moonlightam
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Sale, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worst place I have EVER been”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

They wanted a £4 deposit for a plastic stein???

I only came her because it was a work do.

Everyone I went with agreed it was the worst work party we had ever had.

It was freezing.

The £30 per head gold package food was a disgrace. The managers had to give us loads of extra food & 2 extra pints of beer each to avoid a potential riot situation.

I left before the xenophobic entertainment that my workmates endured, thank [--]....

This is the worst place you could ever go to in Manchester!

2 Thank Andrew P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AVOID, not authentic, and terrible food, beer and staff”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The place looks like any other big club, the beer is rubbish, the food (hog roast) took ages and was poor, the security staff are overbearing

Oh, it was also expensive

The sooner this place closes down the better

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank SteveL1981
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Possibly the worst night out ever”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

The idea of the Bierkeller is great – Oktoberfest in the centre of Manchester, but the reality just doesn’t match up. The serving staff are generally fine, but the quality of the food, the plastic glasses and the overbearing security staff all leave a lot to be desired. From the description, BangkokBill786 (See review below) might have been in on the same night – it was certainly a similar experience!

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank GrahamSK8
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