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Simple Bar & Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LA, England
+44 161 832 8764
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Booked for brunch here and omg what a find , really don't want to write a review and keep this bar a secret , we loved it , great service , really lovely atmosphere , and the food fantastic , thank you so mum for making a mother and daughters weekend in Manchester so lovely another nice memory for my... More 

Thank mary k
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a p*ss take. Had a voucher for bottomless prosecco brunch, booked weeks ago, only to turn up today to a derelict bar. We went next door and found out it had shut down on Saturday night. Clearly some con artists trying to milk everything they can out of a failing business and ripping people off. If you have a... More 

3 Thank Claire W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. Do NOT go. Advertise offers that they are incapable of fulfilling, leaving customers out of pocket. After tickets and vouchers have already been purchased they will refuse bookings. Especially make sure you watch out for the bottomless brunch scam, they will refuse vouchers on any weekend bookings despite T&Cs allowing such bookings.

Thank benjiunit
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

On arrival we went to grab one of the many free tables but given it was a Saturday lunchtime thought it best to check we could sit anywhere... we were snappily told "no" by the person we asked who then stormed off to get someone else to help us, then moodily cleared us a table. Anyway.. the menu looked delicious... More 

Thank Moneypennyjennie
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Got a voucher for Christmas Great experience Great food Lovely staff Oh and wonderful Prosecco Will visit again. Thank you

Thank alipieManchester
1 review
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I had bought vouchers for bottomless prosecco and brunch for 9 ladies and it was just fantastic, the staff were amazing, food was great and we had unlimited prosecco for 90 minutes could not ask for more!!

Thank Louise L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I come back to Simple time and time again as, unlike so many other places in the Northern Quarter, it has good wine, good food, good service and a good price. Recently came here for the brunch deal and both the service and food were amazing. No pressure or embarrassment about asking for more drinks as the bottle was left... More 

Thank ElleSheffield
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Waiter took the phone call and said we could have a table for two and when I told him we had already paid in advance he said they where too busy with advance payments and it would be next year, are they having a laugh, happy to take payment but not to give the service absolute joke!

2 Thank Lesbiano99
Jonathan W, Owner at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi The wowcher deal does state limited availability as we have to ensure we accommodate both our customers on deals and full paying guests. Simple was closed over the Christmas period which would also add to your delay. Feel free to rebook I guarantee you will enjoy the deal More 

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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't get as far as trying this place. Booked to enjoy a bottomless procssecco and brunch purchased on a deal several weeks in advance. Literally when on my way into Manchester to simple I received a phone call to say they didn't have a drinks licence for that day. Needless to say the deal wasn't as good as I once... More 

Thank Tom1912
Jonathan W, Owner at Simple Bar & Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi The drinks licence issue was unfortunately out of our hands and we obviously could not break the law I'm sorry you were inconvenienced and yes there are other places to try but I guarantee you will enjoy your visit if you re-consider More 

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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Lovely food, great service and reasonable price for food and wine....will definately be back soon...

Thank lizbell499520

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
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
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?