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“Best meal we had in Manchester”

Zinc Bar & Grill - Manchester
Ranked #688 of 2,296 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$72 - US$72
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Best meal we had in Manchester”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were so wrong! We read reviews before going and were expecting somewhat overpriced food of mediocre to good standard. Party of 8 for a family get together so it was going to be a tough crowd. Food was excellent. I mean really excellent. I had the rack of ribs and it was "to die for" I had a full rack and gave half away to those who hadn't so they could taste how amazing it was. Others had steaks (various steaks, various preferences), sharing platter, etc. All were really impressed. We are a fussy crowd to please with at least one "hates everything" party member (me :-)). Even the coleslaw was amazing (and I hate coleslaw). The puddings were to die for. The food was so good, there was a lot of sharing going on so I got try both the truffles, the ice cream and the apple tartine. The surprise winner was the apple tartine - looked unappetising to me but the smell and the taste was an absolute winner. The service was really really good; that rare combination of enough attention to feel you were not wanting for anything but, at the same time, enough distance and sublety to avoid that feeling you can get of being crowded or hurried by staff. These guys n gals really seem to understand what people need when they go out to eat and delivered it without it seeming like an effort to them. We loved our visit in every way, so much so that we forgot we were out in public.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Great quality of food. Nice service without being overbearing and speedy in the food appearing. Only one bugbear, which is they never seem to have the Steak & Lobster on the menu. Recommended otherwise

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Oldham
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Could be so much better”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

I attended the Zinc Bar and Grill with 20 colleagues from work as a reward for the hard work we had carried out the previous 12 months.
Not being a person who goes into Manchester much, I was first charges £4.50 for a pint of Boddington's ( Ouchhhhh), was not expecting that.
We then waited in the bar area whilst we all had a natter and was then called up for our meal after about an hour.
I chose Duck Spring Rolls as a starter and that's all I got.
Two Spring Rolls lost on a plate with some kind of sauce in a little container. No garnish or salad to go with it. having said that, the Duck Rolls were very tasty.
The main course I chose was a chicken and again was very tasty but all I got with it was a small cup of chips, ( again no garnish or vegetables).
My sweet of choice was rurbarb bakewell with a small blob of ice cream.
Just to clarify, all the courses were very tasty but in my opinion, there no colour or imagination put into the food.
Management paid for the food which was very nice of them but I do not think I would go back on my own steam.

  • Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Friday eating out with friends”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

The bar was bubbly but it was really quiet in the restaurant for a 6.30 sitting so we had excellent service. I had smoked haddock and leek risotto with a poached egg and it was cooked perfectly. The smoked haddock flavour was subtle and the dish thoroughly enjoyed. The porn star martini was delicious too.

  • Visited April 2014
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Fantastic steak”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Made an ordinary Saturday lunch extraordinary. The food arrived quickly and was cooked to perfection. The staff are very attentive and pleasant. Will def recommend

  • Visited April 2014
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