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The Banyan Tree

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Unit 3 Moho Building | Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY, England
+44 161 835 9906
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I ate here this evening and we were just blown away! We were a little skeptical given the location but now we can't wait to keep going back again and again. Lovely staff who are considerate and informative. The food----- to die for! So so so fresh! Everything homemade and obviously cooked with passion. The chicken strip... More 

Thank Wilkie87
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering The Banyan Tree, I was welcomed by a lovely waitress with a big smile. I made my way to a seat and was promptly asked if I'd like a drink. Shortly after my drink arrived, I was offered breakfast. When it arrived it was well presented and very tasty. A typical English breakfast to start the day. The... More 

Thank CheekyD
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live not far from The Banyan Tree so here quite a bit (mainly for breakfast) - it's a great little place, food is always first class and can safely say one of the best breakfasts in Manchester. The team are always friendly and make sure you're well looked after.

Thank Jamie B
Mossley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Bought a meal for two through Groupon at the Banyan Tree although I had not been there before so didn't know what to expect. It was a bit off the beaten track so we had to drive so my partner couldn't drink but I suppose we could have got a taxi from the Railway station but I had heels on............. More 

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track of Castlefield central. Nice feel to the place, chicken strips were massive, food all round very good quality. Very nice little chilled bar/restaurant. Would visit again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, good brekkie & good prices. We've been a few times now as our friends live nearby and we've always had good food.

Thank FranandWilson
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely cozy bar with live music on a few nights. The food is very nice. I had stuffed chicken breast which was delicious. Staff are very friendly and cool. It is a bit away from the centre but if you are around it worth the try.

Thank poyan82
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a Groupon offer with our friends and the food is A class on presentation, quality, and taste. There is a great choice and you wouldn't be disappointed on anything you chose. I have heard several recommendations and it lives up to it.

Thank Joan P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had the £18 for 2 offer from groupon (main and dessert) really tasty menu and something for everyone. Struggled to find a parking spot though and area seemed a little rough around a block of flats being constructed. Restaurant was quiet and small but service was quick and friendly. Would recommend.

Thank HannahDawn87
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

4 of us came for a Sunday afternoon lunch after purchasing a Groupon Voucher. We had a varied selection of main meals and all were delicious. The deserts were fab with the chocolate brownie being described as the best they'd ever had. Would definitely be back even without a voucher!

Thank Vicki C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 19
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 Moho Building | Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 9906
The Banyan Tree is a unique Restaurant and Bar situated on Ellesmere Street on the edge of contemporary Castlefield. The name is based upon on a tree that is famous in South Asia. In most traditional villages of South Asia, a huge Banyan Tree provides a meeting place for the community. They gather in its shade to chat, relax or discuss important issues and make decisions. We provide a perfect space to meet and relax with friends or business colleagues. Welcome!

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