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Sinclair's Oyster Bar

2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
+44 161 834 0430
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
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“sam smiths” (15 reviews)
“city centre” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub
2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
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21 - 30 of 360 reviews

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

As we approached at 2pm (just looking to see if there was a free table outside for lunch) we were surprised to be instantly questioned for ID in a rude and superior way. The 2 bouncers were extremely patronising and looked us up and down...More

3  Thank Edenmess
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The month has an R in it so why no oysters for sale in an oyster bar? I was going to explain that it was an old custom to only eat oysters when there is an R in the month foe heath safety reasons but...More

1  Thank AMAZO1949
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

New dining room! Bookings now being taken! Soon to be selling oysters please be aware cash ONLY.....

1  Thank natalieholroyd
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Can’t beat it - cheapest in Manchester- proper ales n lagers - all organic, quirky old world inside & large outside area.

Thank Warwick_Rochdale
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

Been visiting here for years. A really good cash only pub next to the royal exchange and Harvey Nick. A number of small slugs and an abundance of cheap beers.

1  Thank IAN O
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Been a few times before it’s a must each time in Manchester. Great beer lovely quaint pub. Would recommend you go.

Thank sarahbank
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Imagine 2 days before Christmas the bouncers and owner are complaining about people being loud, absolute muppets. We had our own room, all spending without causing any harm or even annoyance to anyone. Bouncer argued saying we didn’t have permission to move a table, until...More

1  Thank JacobQuinn
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Sinclair’s Oyster Bar is the first stop on our annual pre-Christmas visit to Manchester. It is such a treat! Cosy, quirky with a fascinating history and quite possibly the cheapest bear in the North West. Be sure to read the history of the pub on...More

Thank dlestersmith
Reviewed December 4, 2017

A pint of cider and a pint of lager £5.30 - can't beat that in Manchester city centre I don't think!!

Thank camperchick2015
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here for a drink after some shopping lovely staff outside area was clean lovely little pub

Thank Cherrie-rose D
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September 27, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Perry1406 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, I am a beer man, so can only answer that the beer is cheap, but I should think all their stock is similar good value
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Howard L | Reviewed this property |
Outside I don't see a problem, it's large area but inside is quite compact.
David R
August 19, 2016|
Response from 113Sharon | Reviewed this property |
I think underage can only go in if they are having a meal by law. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Bar, British, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cathedral Gates, Manchester M3 1SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 834 0430
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