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Cafe Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
+44 161 833 9942
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (63 reviews)
“doner kebab” (5 reviews)
“mixed grill” (20 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 2RH, England
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1 - 10 of 425 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We have just had a great evening for my wife's **th birthday she would not be happy to divulge her actual age. Our group was 8, from arriving to leaving the level of service was excellent,food as always delicious and plentiful,staff extremely attentive and very...More

Thank frankroyle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can’t understand why there aren’t more people eating here on a Friday night! The food is outstanding, absolutely delicious! Nothing to fault! Starters and mains ever so good, so tasty, well presented, super service! A must if you are eating out in Manchester! We have...More

Thank claretgk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was so good. I am a big fan of hummus and tabouli salad and I was surly not disappointed. The service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ágústa H G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for a quick meal after work. Big restaurant, open kitchen and full of flavour Turkish food. Exactly what I need when I'm starving. Good prices for glass of wine. Tzatzik to die for. For sure will be back

Thank Sayuri89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked table for 5:30pm for two. Arrived 25 mins early, shown to a seat straight away. Ordered starters of feta triangle parcels and potato croquettes. Mains apricot lamb and chicken breast, all was gorgeous. Melted in the mouth mains. Desert sorbet and baklava , again...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been a few years since we had eaten here but last night had the pre-theatre menu. Excellent food (especially the vegetarian moussaka, and I'm not a vegetarian), served attentively with warmth and humour by the staff. Decent food at a good price.

Thank TurfClaret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solo visit on a quiet night (I think they were preparing to close) but the staff were full of smiles. Interesting menu with plenty of hummusy/lamb/onion salad type options. I had chicken livers in Worcester sauce with a jelly on the side. It was good!...More

Thank Howcaplefamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

heard alot of good things about this place so thought id try it out. chicken wings were a couple of days old, and small. mixed grill was good, meat was juicy, but not enough on the plate given the price. staff were pleasant, atmosphere was...More

Thank ryan g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go here quite regularly with the family. They serve authentic Turkish food (the meat is all halal), staff are really friendly, i have never had a bad meal here. The place is nice and clean with an open kitchen and well spaced out seating...More

1  Thank Sab120
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Excellent Food, used the 'Table Now' App to get a 30% discount from the whole bill. Restaurant was very quiet, but the service brilliant and would highly recommend.

Thank Neil W
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Stephen S
9 February 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
US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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