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The Observatory Bar

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Manchester Airport | Terminal 2, Airside, Gate 210, Ringway M90 1QX, England
+44 161 489 6039
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neston
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 sausage muffins with an extra egg on each how hard can that be! The other couple on our table got there's first an it was cold then after a good 20mins we were still waiting, so when I asked where ours was they said " wellness thought it was a duplicate with the other two already eating"... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this bar for a change before we flew out for early breakfast.Would not recommend this bar/ restaurant the food is awful and cold don't know how anyone can ruin bacon and eggs and for the sausages couldn't describe them as they were exceptionally greasy,not good. So will not be going back there

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Thank Carol S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Flew out today 12/15 at 6:45 got my pint and relaxed. Travel a lot alone so I observe all the places I go to and this is my favourite, not because it's a nice reberb ..because of the disrespectful way the management treat the staff, appalling. I can name different accounts I was left gob smacked by the gent in... More 

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1 Thank millie-johnsonx
Consett, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We called in here mid morning for a quick pre-flight beer and I noticed that the former Observatory Bar is now part of the Cabin Bar chain which feature at a number of domestic airports including Newcastle, Stansted and Leeds/Bradford. Realistically the only aspect of the place which has changed is the name and the menu as the physical appearance... More 

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3 Thank Simon O
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this bar with friends just before we fly out, I have to say the customer service here is disgusting, snobby staffs, can't even speak the simple English, ordered some food and drinks, it's way to expensive, total rip off, the food was served which was luke warm, told one of the staffs couldnt even answer or say anything... More 

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Huddersfield
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185 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Can't think of too many positives here; actually can't think of any. Slow service, food was cold, coffees were luke warm, tables needed a wipe down, and expensive. Only gets a star because I have to. Note to self for future - AVOID

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1 Thank terrierjez
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We was there early but still it's just a matter of stand at the bar (anywhere) to get served and there is no one clearing the tables after people have left, in need of a little work. If your going to charge silly prices then you need to offer a great service.

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2 Thank Leyly1
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135 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Tables and area dirty. No logical order of service at the bar. Ridiculous prices 2 pints of shandy £9.80 kids running round not enjoyable start to holiday

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1 Thank paulanchris
Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Went there last week and only had one drink as I think £4.50 for a pint is just a complete rip off when it costs £2.20 a few miles away. how do you justify these prices is beyond me. Tables not clean and not enough Staff on to cope with the amount of customers. Shocking

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2 Thank rikdj
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

First of all, let me start by saying that this was an airside bar in an airport, which probably doesn't set the bar terribly high. But that said, the service was not what I would expect from a professional establishment. Had I not been about to get on a plane and go on holiday for a week, I'd have made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manchester Airport | Terminal 2, Airside, Gate 210, Ringway M90 1QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Ringway
  • Phone Number: +44 161 489 6039
  • This restaurant is at Manchester Intl Airport (after security)

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