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Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
+44 161 835 1210
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (13 reviews)
“soda bread” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
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1 - 10 of 270 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been in here when it's been really busy and when it's quiet and it's fair to say it is still one of my favourite pubs in Manchester! Great atmosphere, great food and fair prices, and not to mention just how stunning it is to look...More

Thank Shelby M
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shelby M. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Waxy’s with some family visiting from Ireland. Food was beautiful and a excellent pint of Guinness. Bar staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Can’t wait for my next visit.

Thank Derek2349
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Derek2349 Thank you for leaving such a positive review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards The Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time in Waxys, came over on my brothers stag and we were never treated as good. All the staff were great and made sure we had an enjoyable night. The music was brilliant, great range of Irish tunes and it is...More

Thank ksweeneyboi
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ksweeneynoi It was an absolute pleasure having you. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Waxys quite a few times over the years and it just gets better and better Brilliant atmosphere with regular live music. Very tasty food and of course the best Guinness for miles.

Thank katmal78
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Katmal78 We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Call in with a few friends for lunch and drinks. Disappointed that there was no harp on sale in an Irish bar! When staff were asked they politely informed me that management have been trying to get harp from their supplier. Food was great, bacon...More

Thank Dicktation101
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dickation101 It was an absolute pleasure having you. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch. Service was good and the food was very reasonable priced. Central location and family friendly.

Thank AW788
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AW788 It was an absolute pleasure having you. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed August 8, 2018

I cannot recommend Waxy's enough. I booked here for a last minute stag do (due to being let down elsewhere) and although the top room was incredibly warm and definitely needed some fans or A/C, the customer service was astounding, the place was amazing and...More

Thank Gemma M
GarethMoore_27, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Hi Gemma, It was an absolute pleasure having you. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again very soon. The Management team

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Visited the pub after last visiting during the Christmas break and had a fantastic night, thought it would be the same, very disappointing, not an inch of atmosphere or Irish music, i'm sorry the Charlatans, Artic Monkeys etc.. as good as they are do not...More

1  Thank SharSK4
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi SharSK4, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the music, if you had of let us know we would of happily changed it for you. We hope to see in the future. Kind regards Management.

Reviewed July 27, 2018

So tonight was out celebrating my friend’s 57th Birthday. At end of night got a round at last order bell. We were approached by one of you bouncers. Who told us to drink up. We were drinking up. However he stood in front of our...More

1  Thank Gillies K
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hi Gillies, I am very sorry to hear about this. Can you email me privately gmmanchester@waxyoconnors.co.uk and I will investigate this. In terms of the door staff, we use a company who provide us with them so we will look into and deal with the...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Went in to celebrate my birthday with my family, had a great time the bar staff are very friendly and polite and can’t do enough for the customers. The food and service was great and so was the entire time we spent there.

Thank Kathhodges
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks a million for the positive feedback Kath, I do believe that the staff do all they can for the customers and I'll be sure to pass the feedback on. Kind Regards Management Team

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pinkymanchester
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Malcolm A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure - only ever popped in for a beer before the cinema.
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Linton A
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Kay M | Reviewed this property |
the food was so bad I dont think they could even cook a carrot well I would try the chinese in the printworks where they have a selection of choices but have a look at what is on offer before you take a table
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farrah5410
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Traveller1578 | Property representative |
Hi, children are not allowed on Saturdays or after 5pm Sun-Fri. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
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Description
Waxy O'Connors is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre within The Printworks entertainment complex. Waxy's is regarded as a unique venue with a labyrinth of 3 bars, covering 4 levels and 9 separate areas that are all linked by a maze of staircases & passages.The interior decor features church like timber carvings, stained glass windows & distinctive tiled floors, but most unusual is a 250 year old tree! The Waxy's tree was brought over from Ireland in 2002 and is now at the heart of the pub stretching from the back of Church Bar right up to the Sofa Gallery on the fourth level. A sight you cannot miss on arrival!Waxy's is renowned for creating hearty Irish influenced food, with it's signature dishes being Irish Stew, Clonakilty Black Pudding with Cabbage & Bacon & Stuffed Chicken (a chicken supreme filled with Irish cheddar & Ballymaloe Relish, wrapped in bacon & served on mash with a chive cream sauce)!....and of course you can't beat the All Day Irish Breakfast with black & white pudding! The Bar is well stocked with all the big names and a well selected wine list compliments the menu. The Guinness & Irish Coffee are both Fantastic!Whether you are after somewhere to enjoy a chat over a glass of wine, a bite to eat whilst shopping, a welcome lunch break or an after work get together, a place to cheer on your team or you just want to dance and laugh the night away WE HAVE IT ALL AT WAXY'S!!
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