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5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
+44 161 839 4423
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“hot pot” (64 reviews)
“cottage pie” (28 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere service and menu choice in this traditional busy english resturant . Lots of space and a good atmosphere to celebrate a variety of occasions with good food cocktails or traditional afternoon tea. Service to a high standard with generous scrummy lancashire dishes. Well...More

Thank MaM250357
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff were reasonably pleasant, although they appeared keen to place booked guests as close as possible to a noisy large party, even though there were plenty of quiet free tables. Negotiating the menu for food allergens felt like a bit of a battle, apparently...More

Thank Rita4801
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always amazing food chicken supreme out of this world. Staff wonderful and attentive love love this place xx

Thank gail w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travel from Birmingham. Uk to manchester just to have a meal here. We have done since it opened in nov 2012. The food is so lovely. I had the lamb shank tonight . Couldn't eat all of it. So tender. Hubby had the skewers....More

Thank kebav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only found this place when searching for a location near to the MEN. Really friendly staff, comfortable restaurant and most importantly great food. With a taste card , exceptional value for money. A shout out for Josh who provided great service with a friendly smile....More

Thank daveymitch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food (I had lovely fish & chips but the cheese & onion pie is certainly the star of the show! And the chips... oh, those chips!!!) and jam roly poly for dessert... #heaven Great service. Great atmosphere with wonderful music. Definitely a 'must do'...More

Thank janeymac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfectly brilliant homely menu and what a lovely relaxed atmosphere . I attended with a friend and it was like home cooking ( but perfect)

1  Thank 934keelan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Annies for afternoon tea and enjoy every minute, we got small sandwiches and not being a lover of smoked salmon they changed it for another one of my choice, very accommodating, the cakes were simply but nice, environment relaxing and service excellent. Will visit...More

Thank Kat2007Manhcester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for pre theatre food so did not have oodles of time. Tables empty but have to have the ritual of sitting in the lounge area and looking at menu before being seated. Long time to wait and only got a menu when seated at...More

1  Thank lellieb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Somewhat sad to be leaving a mediocre review as the staff were great; sadly the food quality just didn't come up to scratch. First they oddly insisted that we sit in the basement rather than upstairs where there were loads of tables free. Downstairs has...More

Thank slimmerthanever
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Is your restaurant a reservations only or is it an open door astablishment?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Miller0460 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what time of the day / evening you go If I were you, I'd ring in advance to be sure you got a table However, the staff here are very accommodating Hope this helps
Is your restaurant a reservations only or is it an open door astablishment?
24 March 2017|
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Response from RegHenning | Reviewed this property |
Think it's better to book in advance due to it's popularity but think it would except walk ins
Catherine M
How much is afternoon tea?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Miller0460 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how much the afternoon tea is, however I saw one being served and it looked elegant, plentiful & scrumptious So order one and see for yourself
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 4423
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Annies is owned by actress Jennie McAlpine and her partner Chris Farr. Located just off St. Ann's Square in the iconic Royal Exchange building, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Annies is the perfect setting to eat good old fashioned food and relax in comfort and style. For a business lunch, traditional afternoon tea, pre-theatre meal, leisurely evening dinner or a private party, Annies is the place to find traditional, good quality food and friendly service. Let us look after you!