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Common

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39-41 Edge Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW, England
+44 161 832 9245
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In all honesty we didnt even know of this place and we had tried a couple of others that were packed out when we stumbled across this little gem. We ordered a latte, hot choc, homemade custard donut, lemon meringue cake and a burger and chips. OMG!!! everything was lovely, i only like a half shot in a coffee and... More 

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Thank cazwild76
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have the veggie breakfast, white bean sandwich and chicken burger - very tasty we scoffed the lot and was full for hours. Dx

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Thank DMx2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through the northern quarter with my 2 aunties and sister...each of us has a dog with us. Walked straight in, ordered coffee and cake and had a wonderful time. Exactly what we all needed. The salted caramel brownie was amazing. Defo going back for another next time I'm in manchester xx

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Thank HELENE L
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are so slow and then they forget what you ordered. Would not recommend eating here as there are so many other places near by with better service.

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1 Thank Mark E
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed Common Bar several times and hadn't had the chance to visit, I am now here for the first time - I am actually sat in here at present (13:26). There is a good menu, choices include brunch, small plates, burgers, big plates and also a sandwich meal deal for £6 (any sandwich with fries or salad only... More 

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Thank Emma T
Ennis, Ireland
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a strange place indeed! We had brunch here one Sunday morning and it was amazing. We all loved everything we ate and there was a great selection however the music was so incredibly loud we couldn't hear one another. In the end we actually ran out the door as we couldn't take it any more. I've honestly been... More 

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1 Thank vonbe123
David77134, Public Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello, Sorry to hear about the volume! Occasionally there are noise malfunctions when the staff might not be aware how loud the music is in certain sections - if you have a word at the bar we're always happy to turn down the music and we can isolate certain sectors of the bar too. Thanks David Common More 

Bolton, Lancashire
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Called into this place mid-evening after having eaten elsewhere. They were very welcoming even though we were only having drinks. The food looked so good that some cake had to be ordered - very nice. Good atmosphere and definitely a place we will come back to and try the food.

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Thank Patch66
David77134, Public Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review. We're launching a new menu soon so make sure you come back at some point. Thanks David Common More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,233 reviews
556 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went one late December afternoon for a meal with colleagues from work as our original choice was booked up. Glad that we did ! There were 8 of us and all pronounced the food to be of good value with no complaints. Personally, I loved the salt beef sandwich. Nice vibe in here too and pretty laid back with excellent... More 

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Thank david n
David77134, Public Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review. Much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your Christmas meal. Hope to see you again David Common More 

Bourges, France
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

A beautiful place where you can eat good cakes but a bit too noisy. For you to be able to order, you have to be patient.

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Thank Laure L
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review. Our cakes are by Blawd - check them out, it's an independent bakery who bake cakes fresh on our premises. Apologies on the noise, occasionally we have DJs on so it may have been one of those times - if not we can turn the music down in areas of the... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I'm not a fan of hipsters or their bars, so I expected not to like this place. A friend had booked a meal for 9 of us just after Christmas. We turned up and I was actually very pleasantly surprised at first, it was nice and the staff were very friendly and not a silly looking moustache in sight. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Edge Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9245

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?