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₹636 - ₹2,545
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Steakhouse, British
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coffee cold,tea luck warm, Pot of tea put on table, by one member of staff.then another brought cup & saucer then 3rd came with milk, No trays used for any of the food served Bacon butty just ok 2nd dish cold,replacement not much better,we paid...but with hindsight we shouldn't have.it wasn't even busy. Shame really as I'd been twice before and everything was fine on my previous visits. wouldn't go again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

Recently held a works function here and the bar manager Carmen couldn't have been more helpful. All of the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a brilliant night. A huge thank you from me for making it a night to...remember.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 January 2022

We came to this place for a birthday & it was so disappointing. Entering the building, we were IDed, that wasn’t an issue but the bouncer was quite rude about it. We chose to sit at a booth, we were a group of 7, so...the 1 menu supplied on the table was not enough, so I proceeded to ask other tables, who weren’t using their food menus, if we could use them. As I was walking back to our table, the bouncer grabbed me, telling me intensely, in my face, that I should not be getting menus from other patrons. I calmly explained that I’d asked other people politely & we only had one menu between 7. He was not happy with this, continued to berate me and got the manager over to sort the situation. She was clearly a bit confused & explained to the bouncer that it was fine. I felt very attacked after that altercation. We ordered our food & drinks at the bar, the service was so slow & drinks were being made one at a time. The staff were more interested in chatting & dancing to the music. They did warn us there was a wait on food, that was a good heads up. The food was very sub par & the service was just slow and not very attentive. I certainly would not visit this bar again. The toilets were an absolute disgrace & the only woman’s toilet was blocked. Truly disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

Had time to spare as we were waiting for National Express coach change & needed to eat on this really awful wet day in Manchester so chose this place. Very few people in there at lunchtime so that should have told us something - just...wanted to get in the warm and out of the rain! However, after we had ordered more people did come in....2 tables of just males, obviously celebrating a birthday of a colleague so the atmosphere changed from a quiet lunch to something very noisy. Waited quite some time after we had ordered (thank goodness we were in before the group or we may still have been there). Food was nothing to shout about and the waitress maid an error when my husband ordered extra cheese on his burger we saw that they'd entered it on the bill twice....so beware.When he questioned this the waitress insisted that he'd ordered 2 lots of extra and there was no way that she was backing down! I've had better so will not be returning.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

Called here for what looked like a good menu and a nice modern restaurant but was sadly mistaken upon entering. I asked for a pino grigio, probably the most popular wine of the moment and was tild we don't have any and all they had...was a bottle and a half of sauvignon blanc which i don't like, the barman said they were waiting for a delivery so someone isn't keeping up with the ordering. My husband bought a lager which he said didn't taste right but i wanted to move on anyway. The music was so loud you couldn't sit there and chat. There were only about 4 people in so that should have been a clue. We moved next door to the slug and lettuce where i had a lovely chilled pino, we shared a fantastic sharing combo, the music was in the background but you could hear it ok and it was quite vibrant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

We saw it was 50% off on Mondays so nipped in for lunch. It wasn’t great unfortunately. The pizza undercooked, the burger dry and greasy and the nachos with barely no cheese or toppings. The food strangely took a very long time to come out...also as it was very quiet. Next time I will pay extra and go somewhere with better quality food. The 2 guys working on the bar gave a good service which was the only positive but it wouldn’t be enough to make me go back.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Stopped by at this place to grab some lunch before getting the train. The bar was not the cleanest and we should have left really but decided to stay. Wish we'd have gone next door. Service was not the best at all. Very slow and...it felt like the waiting staff didn't want to be there. Would def not recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We walked into the almost empty (which should have been alarm bells!) Bar and grill on a Saturday evening. We took a booth and the girl who served ( and I use the term lightly) us, brought over some food menus when we asked. She...took our drinks order and after waiting near 15 minutes she came back over only to tell us that wee should order at the bar, but she begrudgingly took our order anyway. We had ordered burgers and a steak, which would have a normal turn around of anything up to half an hour. Some other tables came and we got lost in conversation with our friends, but as we began to check our phones for the time, we noticed that we'd been sitting 40 minutes. We talked some more, and began to notice the tables that had walked in later getting served. One of our group went to the bar to check on the status of our food, only to be told after checking with the kitchen that they'd lost our order. They're attitude and service was appalling, and I couldn't stress enough how poor a dining experience it was. We left at that point, having waiting close to an hour for food that they didn't have and been ignored by staff that couldn't be bothered to check.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We visited after being refused entry to a number of pubs that wouldn't allow us to take our grandkids age 7 / 12 in, some would allow them in if we were eating I found it very strange that such a big city didn't cater...for families? We visited on Wed for drinks with the blessing of the staff for the kids to have a soft drink, we enjoyed it so much we returned the following day for lunch which was really nice, well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We came here for a colleague's birthday and at first I was a bit underwhelmed as the decor is quite tatty. However, the friendliness of the staff and the excellence of the service and food made me feel much more positively about the experience. I...had a steak and carmelised onion sandwich and it was delicious, with a very generous portion. They catered for 20 of us really well (even though a few of the meals were a bit later than others arriving). I would have given this five stars but I think the owners could do with investing a bit in redecorating and refurbishing the place to match the great service from the staff. There's a lot of competition round here and it wasn't that busy but with a bit of TLC it could be a thriving bar and restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Must say the food here is excellent and service attentive and friendly , however please turn up the heat

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Everything about this Bar and Grill is amazing. Bar staff are really cheerful and polite. They make you feel welcome as soon as you enter. I ordered a Portland Stack Burger - and it was the best burger I'd ever tasted. Piping hot and full...of flavour. I cannot recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

stay over last night at britannia hotel. booked a table here for 8pm. omg the food was fantastic i had ceasar salad loads of chicken, cocktails 2for 1 amazing, but the service was the best we have ever had anywere, so friendly and attentive, reccommended...100%. thanks guys sue n markMore

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

OK - I'm writing this only because my wife actually enjoyed this dump. Obviously there has been a change of hands since the last reviews. My wife ordered a ribeye that according to her was what she expected. My T-bone was overdone to a point...of inedible. I tried to tell the server - but to avail. The overpriced bill still came with no apology. Please avoid this place.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Sunday after the game we were very hungry and noticed the restaurant portland grill . The restaurant was fairly quiet but we took our seats and ordered 3 T-bone steaks. It come with mash potatoes and steam vegetables. The food was lovely and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: May 2017
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