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The Banyan Tree

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Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Unit 3 Moho Building | Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY, England
+44 161 835 9906
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We sat at a table for 15 mins and were ignored by the staff who appeared to be more concerned with feeding themselves , they were aware that we were waiting to be served one lad looked directly at me , sat down with the rest of the staff put his back to me and in an attempt to look... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I returned to the banyan tree after a number of years living elsewhere, looking forward to coming back. I found the place to still be lovely and the food was good. However the member of staff on duty was quite frankly rude to me and I felt compelled to write a review. After waiting for over half an hour for... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Banyon Tree after purchasing a Groupon for a main and dessert for two. We hadn't realised exactly how far out of the city centre the restaurant is located so in the dark drizzly night it did feel like a bit of trek (little did we know it is just minutes walk from the Cornbrook tram stop!). We... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Been here twice for breakfast. Delicious both times. Good selection on the breakfast menu. Try their Banyan Breakfast at 7.95. 2 massive, tasty sausages and rashers of bacon, 2 eggs, 2 field mushrooms, 2 grilled tomatoes and a hash brown. Left me completely stuffed. Great value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Banyan several times, absolutely great bar and restaurant. Would highly recommend a visit if you're in the area. Food is great, coffee is lovely and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

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Thank mrsjpuk
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

For £10-£20 meal with a drink there ain't many better places to go eat, calmed and relaxed setting with the news channel on TVs and mellow tunes on the speakers. I've ate most of the menu and it's all good. Benches, tables and couches to sit and eat from. Should easily be higher than #200 in Manchester!

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wigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a Thursday night. Booked using Hilife. The menu we were given was limited but a nice choice of tapas style starters - although a couple were not available as they change menus each weekend. Luckily we were able to find alternatives to suit. The starters were small portions but sufficient for our appetite (lamb kofta and meatballs) we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. I live in the building next door and it's always nice to pop in every now and again for food or a drink. A tad pricey but we are in Manchester City centre. The atmosphere is always great and the staff are friendly. They have quiz night which I have yet to try out but it's always... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place few times and never let us down. Food is full of flavour and well presented with a decent size portion. The cocktail menu very good and the staff is always smiling and attentive.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our first watering hole each time we go to Manchester to visit family and we love it. Friendly staff, warm welcome and they sure know ho to fix a good gin and tonic. Nice beers too and food choice seems good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 Moho Building | Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 9906
Description
The Banyan Tree is a unique Restaurant and Bar situated on Ellesmere Street on the edge of contemporary Castlefield. The name is based upon on a tree that is famous in South Asia. In most traditional villages of South Asia, a huge Banyan Tree provides a meeting place for the community. They gather in its shade to chat, relax or discuss important issues and make decisions. We provide a perfect space to meet and relax with friends or business colleagues. Welcome!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?