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Café Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 2RH +44 1619372084

(((() Mediterranean
  •  - Manchester
  •  - Manchester
  •  - Manchester
  •  - Manchester
  •  - Manchester
Main course: £13
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00

Great service and excellent food

James Leighton 03 December 2017
from Manchester

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As the oldest Turkish restaurant in Manchester, Café Istanbul holds an excellent reputation of serving the most flavoursome Turkish cuisine. Café Istanbul restaurant also couples a luxury champagne cocktail bar with authentic Turkish beers.

Conjuring rich Turkish flavours, the Café Istanbul menu includes a delectable slow baked apricot lamb, as well as a tender slow cooked paprika lamb. Other traditional favourites include the stuffed aubergine, with sautéed green pepper, onion and garlic, as well as a mixed chargrill with a succulent lamb cutlet, tasty spit roasted Istanbul lamb and chicken, and skewered lamb.

Lined with bright red leather banquettes, and decorated with glittering Turkish lamps, Café Istanbul restaurant in Manchester reflects the vibrancy of its bustling surroundings. Tropical plants scattered across the dining area reinforce its exotic theme, along with the bold, Turkish inspired prints.

Just off Manchester’s Deansgate, Café Istanbul in Manchester is a 7-minute walk from Salford Central Train Station. Albert Square is a 5-minute walk away.

Café Istanbul

79/81 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 2RH

Contact +44 1618339942
Reservations +44 1619372084

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Customer reviews for Café Istanbul

4.5 (((() (based on 80 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (69)
  • large parties (30)
  • lunch (29)
  • value (28)
  • romantic (26)
  • trendy (18)
  • private dining (14)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (9)
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  • luxury (2)
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  • breakfast (1)
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  • ((((( 3 December 2017 by James Leighton from Manchester

    Great service and excellent food

  • ((((( 26 November 2017 by David Isherwood from Manchester

    Brilliant service, lovely food!

  • ((((( 5 November 2017 by Andrew Buckley from Manchester

    Had a really nice meal, not been for a while but staff and food were both excellent

  • ((((* 24 October 2017 by John Kellington from Manchester

    Can’t understand why there were not more people eating here on a Friday night! The food was outstanding, absolutely delicious! Nothing to fault! Starters and mains were ever so good, so tasty, well presented and super service! A must if you are dining out in Manchester! We have been dining here on and off for a number of years and have never been disappointed. It’s been a while since our last visit and we had forgotten just how good it is!

  • ((((( 12 October 2017 by Michelle Farr from Salford

    Arrived 25 minutes early and were shown to a table, they didn't mind that are were early. The restaurant is lovely and clean and relaxed atmosphere. It has lovely lamps hanging from ceiling, tea light on table, large mirrors and pictures. The staff were very polite and attentive, but not overly. The food options were good. Food was lovely and just enough in the portions. I had potatoe croquettes for starter and friend had feta parcels. I had stuffed chicken breasts with mushroom sauce and mashed potatoes, friend had lamb with apricot (or choice of plum) sauce and rice. We decided to have dessert also that was lovely baklava with icecream and orange with chocolate sauce sorbet. All was absolutely gorgeous. We will be visiting again and spreading the word to others. They are doing a Christmas lunch and dinner menu which looks lovely. They have disabled facilities and allow children to dine - again very relaxed happy people working there.

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by G. C. from Manchester

    Super food, excellent wine, and fantastic service. Always enjoy dining at Cafe Istanbul.

  • ((((( 1 September 2017 by Tara Bobmanuel from Manchester

    The food and service was lovely. Can't wait to go back

  • ((((* 13 August 2017 by Karen Nicoll from Carnoustie

    Lovely restaurant. Fast and friendly service. Delicious food. would definitely recommend a visit

  • ((((( 6 August 2017 by Tracy Hough from Manchester

    Food lovely, well presented, staff very pleasant. Nice environment and good central Manchester location. All in all a pleasant experience. Portion size a little small, but extremely tasty food. Drinks a bit pricey.

  • (**** 31 July 2017 by Simon Kluj from Manchester

    The restaurant was very good and the staff were brilliant. My girlfriends meal was really good and tasty, however I had the Lamb Istanbul dish and I found it very tasteless and dry.

    Also unfortuanately we were in the restaurant at the same time as some loud mouth idiot and I couldn't even hear my girlfriend talking to me. He ruined the experience for us.

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