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Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

Certificate of Excellence
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
+44 161 835 1210
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Worle
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in Manchester overnight find waxy O'Connor's nice friendly atmosphere decided after a drink to have something to eat the food was absolutely superb had 3 small plates mushrooms rarebit chicken wings followed by two of their lovely steaks went back two hotel a lot fatter than when we laughed really good night thank you thank you to all the... More 

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Thank Harold B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in there on Friday evening st Patrick's night the ladies toilets was absolutely disgusting when my friend mentioned this to the female manager she was given a load of abuse from the female bouncer what happened to the customer is always right , there was no toilet paper , glasses smashed all over the floor , we both have... More 

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Thank Nicm97ar
Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for lunch, Guinness very good but friend ordered steak £15 which is pretty expensive for pub grub - very fatty only three bites were edible staff were not interested when advised of this so will be giving this pub a miss in the future. Customer service terrible.

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Thank Sheilaxx12015
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your feedback and I am sorry to hear that your meal was not enjoyable, I don't recall a similar complaints about the cut of steak that we sell and also very surprised by your comments regards the staff reaction, we have a long serving team and this seems very much out of the norm,... More 

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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my girlfriend for a few drinks after we got food. The pints are nice and there was live music until 10pm then it turned into a late night bar. It's well decorated and the staff are nice. Plenty of seats and toilets are in good condition too. Well worth a look 👍

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Thank Karl C
825riki, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Hi Karl C, thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully we will see you soon. Kind regards, Shannan More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Sunday afternoon, ordered a Guinness it was half filled as it needs to settle before being topped up, however it was only topped up on my third time of asking, not amused. Music was great though and the decor and atmosphere is good

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Thank twar1979
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and sorry if your Guinness took to long to be poured, we do ask the staff to leave it the correct amount of time to settle so perhaps this was the case? If not again sorry about that, glad to hear you enjoyed the music and atmosphere! Cheers More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friday teatime, decent atmosphere and pint. Staff were excellent and service was very good. First time visit, will be back

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Thank mallyduk
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! Glad to hear we have gained a new "regular" ;) Hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say. Stopped for a quick pint in my way to the M.E.N and wished I hadn't. I've been in lots of bars in Ireland and don't remember one ever looking even partially like this place. The decor was all wood and no atmosphere. Choose to try another place you'll be grateful.

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Thank Jamfoz
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks for your interesting review? Don't quite understand it but thanks anyway? Cheers More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With friends thought we would pop in for a few drinks before hand. One of my friends ordered the Chicken Pie with Mash and Vegetables -- He said it was amazing, we was able to get a bite of it and i have to agree it was amazing and the white sauce that came with it made it even better.

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Thank Gemma H
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks Gemma, yes we LOVE the white sauce and our peppercorn sauce as well! Cheers More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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231 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on my own a while before meeting friends. As a 40 something yr old female I felt perfectly happy on my own and didn't feel daft at all, nobody paid any attention to the fact I was Billy no mates and that was nice. An older, relatively sensible crowd who were enjoying watching the rugby.... More 

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Thank ASkelton
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, its nice to get your feedback as its very important to us that everyone feels comfortable in Waxys either alone or in a group. Cheers More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Was here last week and the draught Guinness was the best pint I've ever had, it was that good I had 6! Really great place, great staff can't wait to go back, oh and the fish and chips was lovely, 10/10

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Thank Darko L
825riki, General Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this review

Six! You are indeed a connoisseur! We also think we have a great Pint! Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M42BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
Description
Waxy O'Connors is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre within The Printworks entertainment complex. Waxy's is regarded as a unique venue with a labyrinth of 3 bars, covering 4 levels and 9 separate areas that are all linked by a maze of staircases & passages.The interior decor features church like timber carvings, stained glass windows & distinctive tiled floors, but most unusual is a 250 year old tree! The Waxy's tree was brought over from Ireland in 2002 and is now at the heart of the pub stretching from the back of Church Bar right up to the Sofa Gallery on the fourth level. A sight you cannot miss on arrival!Waxy's is renowned for creating hearty Irish influenced food, with it's signature dishes being Irish Stew, Clonakilty Black Pudding with Cabbage & Bacon & Stuffed Chicken (a chicken supreme filled with Irish cheddar & Ballymaloe Relish, wrapped in bacon & served on mash with a chive cream sauce)!....and of course you can't beat the All Day Irish Breakfast with black & white pudding! The Bar is well stocked with all the big names and a well selected wine list compliments the menu. The Guinness & Irish Coffee are both Fantastic!Whether you are after somewhere to enjoy a chat over a glass of wine, a bite to eat whilst shopping, a welcome lunch break or an after work get together, a place to cheer on your team or you just want to dance and laugh the night away WE HAVE IT ALL AT WAXY'S!!

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