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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Went here for a Saturday lunch - really liked the jerk chicken burger that I had - there was loads of it too! I would definitely recommend

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Saw the 50% off food and the 16 of us were hungry and in the party spirit. One of our party called in from the bar we were in and booked the table. Staff were really helpful and obliging. We had a long table in...the Tusk part we ordered our drinks. Two cocktails for a tenner, we ordered a selection of burgers, pizzas and dirty fries, huge portions and with the discount worked out at £8 each with a generous tip. Amazing value, good food too. We had a great time thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Called in for drinks with friends decent prices and deals the bar area seemed dark good location in the northern quarter

Date of visit: July 2018
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WalrusManager, Manager at Tusk, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Hey michael w Thanks for leaving a review after your recent visit to Tusk! We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Georgina

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went for cocktails with 3 friends as a birthday treat we were ignored by one member of staff and the other one only looked up from chatting when we had to shout him

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

I bought the groupon voucher online to get 4 cocktails for £15, and became apprensive about visiting after reading the reviews which said they were unwelcoming to people using vouchers - however I think they others may have been visitors may have been drinking in...a different bar entirely! We visited on a Sunday evening and were greeted by a friendly doorman, and friendly bar staff as soon as we walked in. We sat down and the bartender explained how the voucher worked, we noticed pretty much everyone in there was using them too so you won't feel out of place. Great cocktails (and a great choice with the voucher too), and a great atmosphere, even with table service so you can relax that bit more! Would definitely return (even without a voucher) - they have a 2 for 10 offer too!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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WalrusManager, Manager at Tusk, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear cbolger95 Wow! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your voucher and experience and I will personally pass on your kind comments regarding service to the Tusk team. As you can see through previous...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I purchased a voucher for tusk from Groupon for 4 cocktails & the value of each cocktail was £8 but as the £8 cocktails were not appealing we decided on more expensive ones and were happy to pay the difference, however when we came to...order we were firstly told that we could only use our voucher at the smaller bar (not sure why as it is all one place) then when we did move to the small bar had to wait around half an hour before being served (it wasn't even busy, but it seemed the waiters were more interested in serving the females first than my boyfriend who had gone to get the drinks) when he finally did get served he advised that we had a Groupon voucher but wanted to order the more expensive cocktails and would happily pay the difference to which we were told under no circumstances could we purchase a more expensive cocktail and pay the difference due to us having the Groupon voucher, when we asked why it was a firm 'no' I would have happily walked out at this point but money had already been spent on the voucher and we didn't want to be further out of pocket, so we had to settle for the £8 cocktails that were absolutely disgusting, they tasted more like a children's non alcoholic cocktail than one that was meant to have alcohol in it,the only way to describe them was it was a large glass of ice, sugar and colouring with little to no liquid until the ice melted. I can safely say we will not be returning there again. I know everyone has they're own experiences and some may have been great, but this review is of MY experience and I can honestly say it was pants!!! rubbish service, rubbish cocktails and rubbish value, there are far better cocktail venues in Manchester that are more than happy to accommodate.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visited last week and will not be going back. Arrived at 12.30 to find it closed, though it advertises opening at 12. Came back a few hours later with a groupon deal for 4 cocktails up to the value of £8 each. Approached the bar...and asked if we could have the £8.50 cocktails and I would pay extra. Was told no you can't do that you're paying groupon. Well if I pay you the extra then I am not paying groupon. The purpose of the groupon deal is to encourage new customers to visit. Maybe someone should tell the staff. Order a solero cocktail which was literally juice and ice. Picture attached which shows how much ice was in the glass. To summarise rubbish experience, rubbish cocktails, much better places in Manchester.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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WalrusManager, Manager at Tusk, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Natalie B, It is unfortunate that on this occasion you did not have the same experience as so many of our other Groupon guests had! This offer was one of our most popular deals and we received excellent feedback on both service and drinks....More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Thanks to Jack and Nathan for making our late afternoon treat so enjoyable. Great value cocktails and lovely food.

Date of visit: May 2017
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WalrusManager, Manager at Tusk, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Janice P! Thank you so much for the 5* review! I will ensure your kind words about Jack and Nathan are received! Kind regards, Georgina

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Oliver our bar tender for making our cocktail class amazing!! Also Casey Jo for organising!

Date of visit: April 2017
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WalrusManager, Manager at Tusk, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Mrso041215, Thanks for the feedback and 5* review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your masterclass! We must admit they are so much fun! I hope to see you again in the future, Kind regards Georgina

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Called in one Saturday night a couple of weeks ago. Bought 4 cocktails, which were delicious and ordered food. Music in the background was of an average level, however, this all changed at 7pm when it was cranked up to an ear busting level! I'm...used to loud music but this was far too early and we couldn't even begin to think about eating food there. Left soon after. Need to make their mind up whether they are a club or restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Such a brilliant bartender, absolutely made our night. Go to this bar, so much genuine manc fun! Go Steve!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great midweek visit. The drinks were tasty and the atmosphere was lively. Staff were lovely, in particular Steve. Thanks!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Tusks Manchester last night 18th March 2017 with friends as we had tickets for Elbow concert and wanted food & couple of drinks before show. We found a table bought cocktails ordered food & all sat down to chill,chat & have fun....... The Chilling,chat...& fun lasted literally 10mins as the music was turned up too a ridiculous level of noise where you had to shout and as we was sat near the speaker felt like we was in a night club. Other people sat around were looking astonished and was saying they are leaving. My husband asked very politely the bar man "Could the music be turned down slightly?" Bar mans reply was " No.....as people want it loud" I myself had come up to the bar now and heared his comment and told him " When we walked in to Tusks we liked what we saw & the embience of the place (music not too loud ) that we decided to order food & drinks" How ever if Rude bar man had told us when ordering food that at 7.00pm the music would be turned up to Night Club level we would of walked right our of Tusks. Your rude bar man told me too calm down and was actually smirking about the fact that we was asking for the music to be turned down. Another bar man did try and sort problem but music was obviously not going to be turned down so we cancelled our food order & left,followed by two full tables of people. I have been in pub/restaurants where they turn music up at 9.00pm and I quite understand that as you want younger clientele but please 7.00pm........ My husband & myself live in Heaton Moor & have not visited Tusks here yet & after last night fiasco probably never will....... After leaving Tusks feeling angry & upset about the way YOUR Staff YOU hire were so rude we walked into Dough Pizza House to friendly staff,delicious Pizza,excellent wine,good conversation with music you could hear but not blasting and had a fabulous night. Will be returning back to Dough Pizza House & recommending to friends & family as for Tusks.......i think you know the answer to that!More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A friend and I walked into Walrus and stumbled upon Tusk as the two are linked together on the inside. I was delighted at our find. No only does the bar have a great happy hour but the bar man who was working that night...was the most informative bar worker I had met in a long time. You could tell he was incredibly passionate and he changed up the happy hour cocktails using the same ingredients, only making it his (better and preferred) cocktail. Probably the best Tommys margarita I have ever had. The bar itself is very chilled out and relaxed and a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Tried Tusk for the first time for cocktails with friends and was pleasantly surprised. The cocktail menu is a bit different from the standard fare which we liked; it's good to have a bit of variation. Service was good. Only thing we didn't like was...how loud the music was - we were in there about 5pm for pre-show / meal drinks and wanted to have a chat which was very difficult. Totally understand the music being louder later in the evening. I'd still go back though.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Tusk is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4