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Stalls Cafe Bar - Bridgewater Hall

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, England
+44 161 907 9000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good22%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“salmon” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“pre concert” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
Lower Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3WS, England
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Reviewed 19 May 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 17 March 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 17 February 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 7 January 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 5 October 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
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Always a pleasure to quaff a few shorts here - before, during and after a concert ! The staff have always been most helpful - even those whom one has not come across before. Familiar faces amongst said staff are always pleased to serve us...More

3  Thank RobertTaggart
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Had a quick drink in the bar before the show, service was quick and friendly. The hall is brilliant for the seating and sound.

1  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Security staff a bit heavy handed, but management very good. Excellent venue for music (Russell Watson) would definitely visit again

1  Thank trickster8
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Lovely staff who work really hard to get everyones meals out in time before the concert. A sell out so they were really busy. Realy nice and light prawn starter and a goats chees and potato main - although not sure about the polenta cake....More

4  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We visited the Bridgewater in December and. had a light snack as we had arrived early. It was pleasant to sit and take in the atmosphere in anticipation of our concert. decided to then have a glass of wine. all in all quite pleasant.

2  Thank Alicia H
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Stella B
2 November 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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, 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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