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Cafe Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
+44 161 833 9942
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (69 reviews)
“mixed grill” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Arrived to delightfully friendly staff Waited on superbly in lovely surroundings We had starters which were wonderful then the main courses which were a delight and plentiful Wouldn’t hesitate to return Reasonable price 78 quid for 2 which also included bottle of wine bottle of...More

Thank philipcole3
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Went on a lunch and was served just a lot of homous while my 2 friends ate their whole meal. After they had finished, a good half 45 mins in my main still hadn't come out. I had to get it to take away. When...More

Thank jc_bowyer
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Terrible service and food was bland and tasteless. The restaurant was not busy and there was two floor staff and a manager working, but we were ignored. The food looked great, vegetarian mousaka which had no taste whatsoever and my partner had chicken which was...More

1  Thank Laird Driss M
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Ate here with my friends, the lamb they served us was disgusting, not fresh, tasteless and greasy. Also the beer is expensive

Thank Rob E
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Quick visit after work with business partner to catch up on the day.. it was a Tuesday night, so relatively empty.. which was a shame Service was spot on, couldn’t have asked for more! Food, lamb donor was amazing, but rest was good, not amazing...More

Thank JKZ10
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Istanbul many times over the years and as always a nice experience! Excellent tasty food, pleasant surroundings and helpful friendly staff at hand when needed.

Thank GrossBruder1984
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Booked online and received a very warm welcome on arrival. We have been visiting the Cafe Istanbul for many years and the standard has always remained high. Portion sizes are excellent and all the food is very tasty. They certainly know how to flavour and...More

1  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed April 5, 2018

I love eating the mix grill. Very good service. The meat is always freshly cookd and juicy. Have visited on several occasisons and the service/food have been consistant. Very hearty portions.

2  Thank maliksaif
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

The food at Cafe Istanbul is delicious and we’ve always thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The only disappointing thing is that we’d love to have a takeaway to enjoy at home but they don’t do takeaway or deliver!!! Anyway.... it’s well worth the long drive into...More

Thank Mispolly
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Never disappointed. The food is always fresh and tasty and a very generous portion. Ambience is lovely. Definitely worth a visit. My go to place whenever it's a retail therapy day!

Thank MsAisafi
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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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