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Stalls Cafe Bar - Bridgewater Hall

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, England
+44 161 907 9000
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
6 Apr 2018
“Bar in concert venue”
2 weeks ago
“Expensive wine and poor food”
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, England
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

I had the most beautiful meal here with two friends just before the Cliff concert. I had reserved a table but we were shown through to the restaurant but it was the cafe bar menu. It was very select and a few choices of starter,...More

1  Thank LMSLancashire
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Lots of better places to eat near the Bridgewater Hall and the convenience of being on site did not compensate for the lacklustre food, small portions and slow service. Will be trying somewhere else next time.

Thank HilaryJ800
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A quite, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Not rushed by the waitress who provided excellent service. We opted for a seafood main course with duchess potato and florets of broccoli. It was perfectly presented and so very tasty. The fish was flaked into it and the...More

Thank Coggie60
Reviewed June 5, 2015

We always use the the Stalls cafe bar when we are going to a concert.The service is very good ,efficient, and friendly.You have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your meal.The food is of an excellent standard and very reasonably priced. A good tip...More

1  Thank Nigel V
Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Bridgewater hall have a series of free concerts on some fridays in the hall foyer . A great place to listen to these ( with restricted view ) is the stalls cafe . Wide range of music and well know musicians playing for an...More

Thank 814AlanW
Reviewed May 19, 2015

After a lunchtime concert our party of four have had a very enjoyable meal each with wine, desserts and coffee. The food was tasty and is good value for money.

Thank Derek K
Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Bought tickets for a concert a couple of days hence, then decided to try lunch. Pleasantly surprised by how good and reasonably priced. The chicken burger (with salad and fries) was tasty and filling; the prawn with dill sandwich was good too. Service was great....More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed February 17, 2015

I met a friend here for lunch in December. The menu choice was limited, the food was bland and pretty tasteless. The space where the cafe is located should be really attractive but instead seems somewhat bleak. Disappointing and not to be repeated.

1  Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed January 7, 2015

Pre show Dinner was not good - last year was excellent but 2014/5 was a great disappointment. Starter not good - soup fine - main course COLD - creme brûlée very poor. Altogether a bad way to see off the old year. Will not go...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have eaten here with friends and family before a show and I have never been disappointed. The menu is not long ( a good sign I always think), but what there is is top class, fresh, well- prepared, flavoursome and a pleasure to eat....More

1  Thank Kath S
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October 12, 2018|
Response from 814AlanW | Reviewed this property |
Very much doubt that they will open Xmas day. Suggest you contact them via the Bridgewater hall website. Trip advisor does not allow link to be posted
Stella B
November 2, 2015|
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Response from Nigel V | Reviewed this property |
It varies from day to day but there is a choice of a bout 5 starters and mains.The staff are usually very helpful so it might be a good idea to give them a call.I have eaten there several times and not had a bad meal yet.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 907 9000
The Bridgewater Hall contains two restaurants. The Stalls Cafe Bar and the Charles Halle Restaurant. They are open to the general public but are targeted at patrons of the Bridgewater Hall .THe head chef is Marco Tedde. the cooking style is mainly central european. BUT intending diners need to be forewarned!
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