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The Molly House

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26 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3NB, England
+44 161 237 9329
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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174 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I really love this bar. It has a friendly welcoming vibe and is very unpretentious. It's a bar you feel able to talk to strangers in, so if you go out on your own, try this bar, you will soon be chatting. It kinda feels like a house party where you have to pay for drinks ! the bar prices... More 

Thank pauljbManchester
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240 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

I love this place - massive selection of spirits, friendly service that isn't corporate, quirky interior that makes you want to sit and stay, a nice mix of people without pretentiousness. Tasty tapas served from a tiny kitchen. I like the fact that they are doing it their way. Reminds me of Via Fossa when it was good. I can't... More 

Thank Digby98
Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This quiet, understated and welcoming establishment is the perfect venue for leisurely afternoon drinks in a calm and welcoming environment. With a fabulous range of hand pulled beers, bottled lagers and countless bottles of gin, vodka and whiskey to mention a few there is more than enough choice for the discerning customer. Authentic tapas served hot and well prepared is... More 

Thank James2252
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This bar serves great food and it has an unusual assortment of beers. It isn't the cheapest but it also isn't the most expensive! A G &T is £5 but it has a couple of food deals depending on the time you eat. Quirky, pleasant and memorable.

2 Thank barry t
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Lovely bar hidden at the back of Canal Street. Great beer and cocktails with lovely tapas served in the ground floor bar. Can get very busy especially at weekends and has been known to run out of my favourite gin ... especially when I'm there. If you want to know what a Molly House is then google it.

Thank Rosemary M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

An amusing, if expensive, location on a back street in Manchester's so-called Gay Village (which is becomming less and less gay by the hour - though that's not the point of this review). I ordered 2 large gins (a premium one, Botanics, I'll agree) and we split a bottle of Fevertree tonic. The price was £17.60. We didn't stay for... More 

Thank pauljschofield
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Popped in to get some tapas, loved the selection available. Food arrived promptly and freshly prepared. Terrific selection of nibbles on the vege and seafood sharer boards. Brilliant flavours and nicely presented. Best of all, reasonably priced. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the bar has a good buzz, is clearly a favourite. Wish I could visit more often!

Thank budgetstayer
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Go early and you'll get very good tapas and a nice glass of wine in a relaxed environment with newspapers provided. Looks like it gets a little lively after 9pm.

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

I've visited the Molly House multiple times over the last few years (twice this week alone!) and cannot find any fault with the place. Their tapas selection is extensive and delicious (especially the prawns, spanish black pudding & chorizo, patatas bravas and spicy diced pork fillet). If that isn't to your taste, their burgers and sweet potato fries are a... More 

Thank TRKiernan
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Provides a relaxed atmosphere where people can hear themselves talk. Also does decent pub grub. Comfortable

Thank Gary D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 237 9329

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