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Café Istanbul

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

(((() Mediterranean
  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
  •  - Greater Manchester
Average
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

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.

Tracy Hough 06 August 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 73 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (62)
  • large parties (27)
  • value (26)
  • lunch (25)
  • romantic (23)
  • trendy (16)
  • private dining (11)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (7)
  • entertainment (4)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((* 30 July 2017 by Judith Southart from Manchester

    Excellent food. Good friendly service

  • ((((( 15 June 2017 by Margaret Peasegood from Manchester

    Relaxed atmosphere for a long lunch and wonderful personal service. Loved the stuffed vine leaves.

  • (((** 10 June 2017 by Jennie Acheson from Manchester

    Sharing platter excellent. Turkish wine went really well with food

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by Janice Pollard from Stalybridge

    Very good meal food was lovely friendly Staff nothing to much trouble very impressed

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Peter Coxon from Manchester

    Pre theatre meal early bird menu was excellent value good service good food staff were friendly I've been to cafe Istanbul many times over a number of years and have never been disappointed -recommend the mixed starter

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Sonia Higgins from Manchester

    Arrived at cafe Istanbul seated promptly by friendly staff . Great service and attention given throughout our visit. Food choices were very good. Portions were quite big and tasty! Free glass of prosecco for Mother's Day.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Christian Williams from Manchester

    Delicious food. However they didn't get the booking through the app so we had to sit in the bar. Julie was an excellent representative for the restaurant.

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