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Cafe Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
+44 161 833 9942
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (21 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
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Reviewed today

Beaitifully presented, well cooked, good variety of food. Service is excellent and a great atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SwintonJme
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on a weeknight in November to try out the new look Café Istanbul I have been visiting Café Istanbul since I was a child. We have had numerous family birthdays there and it has always been faultless. One time my dad and his mates...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank leweasel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh tasty salad, lean flavoursome meats and tasty sauces and relishes. Closes relatively early and is above average priced for a kebab takeaway on the down side but definitely a cut above in terms of kebabs.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bazdev71
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a few years since we ate at the Café Istanbul. Since then it has been totally revamped and it has a smaller, simpler menu. What a difference. The décor is modern and the light is excellent. A most pleasant atmosphere in which to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pwilliamsLancashire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually hate this place so much. I had come here a while ago and have never ever been back since despite loving Turkish food. I ordered iskander and my husband ordered the mixed grill. We asked for some hummus and bread for starter. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Mazza123x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant people and tasty food. We don’t in Turkish cuisine restaurants often so can’t compare although we enjoyed the experience. :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GringeUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had several lunches meals since it has been reopened after several months of being closed for refurbishment. I can’t praise it enough. Superb food, fast service, great atmosphere. All freshly prepared and cooked in front of you to a very high standard. Lahmacun, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KNT793
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here twice and enjoyed the 2 course deal. The restaurant has recently been refurbished and has some pros and cons. It does feel more like a very nice cafe than a cosy restaurant. The door is straight from the street so it can...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DJGR
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a booking of 8 at this resturant for a family birthday meal. The food and the service was lovely and they made sure we all got our meals exactly how we wanted them. The resturant is clean, bright and has modern decor. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SASA2224
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Cafe Istanbul It’s my first return visit to Cafe Istanbul. It was good before but I was blown away by the changes! The decor is much more contemporary now & I really love the new open kitchen where you can see the lovely fresh meat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LemonTree1903
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January 23, 2018|
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Response from ColoTolo1994 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’ve no idea. I’m sure the restaurant will be of help to you if you ring them.
Stephen S
February 8, 2015|
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Response from GPB45 | Reviewed this property |
Probably too late to be of use but see my post. Toikets are down steep steps so wheelchair access into the restaurant itself may not be your only issue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 833 9942
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We are proud to be the longest established restaurant in Manchester, serving Turkish and Mediterranean food for over 35 years. Based upon traditional cooking techniques, we delight in serving high quality Turkish cuisine, using only the highest quality ingredients cooked to perfection.
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