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0.3 miles from Manchester Arena
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit every Saturday with Gilbert The Westie. Amazing greeting always with a smile from Katie. Great service and attention from all of the staff, Steve, Anya, Sophie to name just a few. The food is always excellent. If you are in Manchester it's a...must visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Manchester for the bank holiday weekend and had a look online for the best rated breakfast places, we wanted it to be near our hotel and this place came up as number 1 in the area so we booked in for this morning...(Monday 1st April). The reviews seemed good with the odd bad ones which made us a little hesitant but honestly we were SO impressed and couldn’t have chose a better place to eat before our journey home. We were booked in for 11:30 but arrived at 11 as we got packed up and checked out quicker than we thought - we wouldn’t have minded if we had to wait for our table as they were busy but they said the table was ready which was nice as we were all quite hungry! The decor of the place is really cool and cosy and all the different furniture and lights is really attractive. Our waitress was so lovely and really attentive, we are so sorry we didn’t catch your name! We ordered a mixture of cappuccinos and orange juices, the juice was really tasty and seemed fresh, we own our own coffee shop back home so are always picky with our coffees but the cappuccinos were delicious, I added salted caramel syrup to mine which was a nice touch, we liked the coffee so much we got another round before leaving ☕️ The food was genuinely really tasty! I ordered eggs Benedict with added mushrooms which was SO delicious, I must say I’m not a huge fan of chunky bread/sourdough and think normal thick sliced toast or a muffin is better and easier to eat but their sourdough was actually so lovely and wasn’t too hard or crispy, it all went so nice together. My partner had the monte cristo sandwich which literally melted in the mouth it was so good (of course I had to try it), my stepdad went for the poached eggs, feta and avocado on sourdough and he said it was tasty and ‘different’ but in a good way, and my mum also had the eggs Benedict with avocado and got a sausage Pattie on the side which we shared and that was very succulent and yummy! Honestly the food was delicious and so fresh so hats off to the kitchen as the place was really busy with queues out the door. We will absolutely be going back when we visit Manchester in the future. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pre booked, because it’s busy. Crowd waiting to be admitted at 9am. I had full breakfast. Sausage was meaty, smoked bacon good, and the beans excellent. Slice of black pudding let it down. Dry! The sourdough was ok. Very hard crusts. Tea was good.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place for breakfast and brunch. Would highly recommend to everyone. French toast is out of this world and the breakfast buns .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place exceeded my expectations. The coffee was lovely, and I had the Eggs Benedict which was delicious. The cured bacon was on another level. Will definitely return. Thank you to the lovely girl who squeezed us in as it was busy! 10/10!!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Nice food and nice staff. Lots of options on the menu, including vegan options. Great little find for our short stay in Manchester.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Fabulous breakfast with great service. Would thoroughly recommend the french toast! Lovely staff and funky decor, worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We hired PKB at Angel Gardens for my daughter’s birthday, but sadly on the day there was a flood. We were offered an alternative venue at Barton Square and it was fantastic. The staff, led by Sian went above and beyond to make sure that...we all had a great time. I would recommend PKB for breakfast, lunch or for private hire. It’s a great place and the staff really are the best!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

I understand that sometimes people fall through the cracks, I understand that having to wait during a busy period is expected but to not be able to order when every table around us has order. We called somebody over 25 minutes after we got there...and ordered. We then asked how long our food would be after 20 minutes, the man who came over to us started giving out about realistic expectations to us. We pointed out that we were only asking for an update and not to rush it and that our booking was, and we got there, 45 minutes ago. There is no need to be rude to us. We were not even annoyed at the time. All I would ask is that when asked a question about timing just to give us an update and not to bite our heads off. Also, if I ask if it is possible to remove an ingredient and you say yes I don’t need to be quizzed about why I am removing it. The replacement waiter and the other people were nice. Food was okay.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

Slow service, sullen staff average food. Very disappointed. Have been looking forward to trying for a while but sadly will be sticking to federal or Ezra and gil

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

What a lovely find. We were up in Manchester for a Peter Kay Concert. This place is vibrant, lovely staff and excellent food. I think it is excellent value for money. I will go again in future and try the lunch menu. A good find.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Didn’t really rate my breakfast here! It was very mediocre. I came as it looked good on Instagram. Unfortunately, the dish didn’t live up to expectations it came in a tiny bowl I would use for cereal at home. Eggs are inexpensive so I’m not...sure why the dish was this stingy for the price. I got the Turkish eggs, I’ve attached what they were supposedly meant to look like vs what they actually looked like. The coffee was nice though!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Average coffee, slow service, to busy to talk to each other. When I asked if I am going to get my coffee. Young lady just ignored me. Hope management will realize how bad this place is been run

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Great food lovely atmosphere however our order was forgotten and we waited for atleast half an hour and had to speak to a waitress however once we had made the complaint they treated us so well and got our food out incredibly fast and apologised...by discounting our food. Understandably this was an accident so would go again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

I have been to Pot Kettle Black for a coffee before, but this was my first time for lunch. I happened to be in Manchester around midday and popped in on the off-chance that there would be room for me. Fortunately there was: there was...space around the raised table in the centre. It was quite busy with a mixed clientele - shoppers, students, people working on laptops - and there was a pleasant atmosphere. I went for the "brekkie bun" which was very tasty. The coffee was good too, Service was efficient and pleasant. I will go back another time and try something else from the menu. I am looking forward to it.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Pot Kettle Black is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5