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The Olive Delicatessen

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36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
+44 161 236 2360
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We arrived in Manchester hungry and set out to find something relatively light for lunch, since it was a bit late. We found this deli and were glad we did. We each got a bowl of homemade soup (spicy parsnip), and split a hummus avocado sandwich. Both were very good. The sandwich was made to order. We were surprised when... More 

Thank garhuff
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2015

First, let me start off by saying that this deli has so much potential. Great location with a nice idea behind it. That unfortunately is all it has going for it at the moment. I have been in a few times and given it a fair try, however, each time it has been increasingly poor! Just when I think it... More 

Thank Yogi_Rae
Belfast, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Went here for breakfast as part of my hotel stay with a local hotel for 3 days, the breakfast was nice choice, but personally, i found the food over cooked, the bacon was not great quality, it tended to be either black or like cardboard,did try and ask for lightly cooked but still not great. You had choice of either... More 

Thank Trevorlt
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130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

Recent visits have been better. Lovely food and good atmosphere in there. Lasagne and salads are great. Customer service still really hit and miss. Either really pleasant or failing on the basics. No eye contact, or acknowledgment on leaving let alone thanks for visiting. This happens even when it's quiet. It's such a nice place to have locally but some... More 

2 Thank ross1979
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great service and great lunchtime food. I've been to this deli so many times, it's right next to the gay village and has a lovely vibe about it. I'd always recommend the chicken/pesto panini.

Thank stuartroberts1
Leicester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The breakfasts here are ok - unfortunately there was a hefty delay between our two breakfasts (we wouldn't mind if we had been told about it, it also was not busy at all - there was only another couple in at the time) and we weren't offered any sauces etc (ketchup as standard with my fry up!!) so the service... More 

Thank SamanthaLily
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Looking for a big tasty breakfast post-wedding and to round off a fun weekend away before heading home North we chose The Olive based on location and previous reviews. I was dubious and should have trusted my instincts. There wasn't much in the way of communication/interaction from the single waitress and the place was empty bar one other diner. I... More 

Thank Wiggy2
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Used this for breakfast whilst up in Manchester on a course. So glad I found it. It has a lovely friendly vibe and the porridge is so creamy and delicious. The cooked breakfasts look really nice too. I'll be having one of those on my last morning. They have a great array of sandwiches and flat breads. I'd be getting... More 

Thank Simon S
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I love down the road from Olive Deli and have been wanting to try it out for months. I had my friends visiting this weekend so I decided it would be a nice opportunity to visit. There were 2 members of staff in the deli (one boy, one girl) and we were not even greeted with a 'hello', smile or... More 

3 Thank Daisy S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This may be a little shabby chic deli but I had the best breakfast sandwich ever (and I eat a fair view) beautiful soft bread and packed with sausage and bacon. Friendly staff and good coffee to accompany

2 Thank Neil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36-38 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 2360
Friendly, independant deli/cafe located close to Piccadilly train station and Canal Street. We serve homemade breakfast, lunches, cakes and coffee with a wide range of vegetarian options to eat in or take away!

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