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Cafe Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
+44 161 833 9942
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is very good, ambience is agreeable and the food is good but not special.Once this was a novelty, but now the proliferation of Turkish restaurants means that the dishes here are no longer unique.If you are in the town centre then this is a...More

Thank philip c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited cafe istanbul for a friends 'get together' and it was superb...excellent staff,service etc.Some ordered off the early bird menu and some off the main menu...all 6 of the party were impressed and agreed to return soon.

Thank dorf10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a number of times and never been disappointed. Lunch time menu is fantastic and offers a great variety of Turkish dishes. Wine list is also surprisingly good.

Thank IdLiketoRogerMoore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I've known of Café Istanbul for 15 odd years and have never been. More the fool me. Following on from my summer Cretan adventure this seemed like the obvious next step... This is a family run, independent business, so you are guaranteed top service....More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just had a great evening for my wife's **th birthday she would not be happy to divulge her actual age. Our group was 8, from arriving to leaving the level of service was excellent,food as always delicious and plentiful,staff extremely attentive and very...More

Thank frankroyle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t understand why there aren’t more people eating here on a Friday night! The food is outstanding, absolutely delicious! Nothing to fault! Starters and mains ever so good, so tasty, well presented, super service! A must if you are eating out in Manchester! We have...More

Thank claretgk
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The food was so good. I am a big fan of hummus and tabouli salad and I was surly not disappointed. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ágústa H G
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Good place for a quick meal after work. Big restaurant, open kitchen and full of flavour Turkish food. Exactly what I need when I'm starving. Good prices for glass of wine. Tzatzik to die for. For sure will be back

Thank Sayuri89
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Booked table for 5:30pm for two. Arrived 25 mins early, shown to a seat straight away. Ordered starters of feta triangle parcels and potato croquettes. Mains apricot lamb and chicken breast, all was gorgeous. Melted in the mouth mains. Desert sorbet and baklava , again...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Had been a few years since we had eaten here but last night had the pre-theatre menu. Excellent food (especially the vegetarian moussaka, and I'm not a vegetarian), served attentively with warmth and humour by the staff. Decent food at a good price.

Thank TurfClaret
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Stephen S
8 February 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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