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Folk Cafe Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, International, Healthy, Diner
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169-171 Burton Road, Manchester M20 2LN, England
+44 161 445 2912
10:00 - 00:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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Middleton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want an over priced greasy meal then this is the place for you, but I warn you check out the toilets first and if they don't put you off food then you deserve all you get! Avoid this place like the plague! Apart from the disgusting food the place itself must have styled itself on a 1980's benadorm... More 

Thank foodie54014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for a quick dinner at 6.45........even at 6.30 at night it was buzzing...but we were shown a banquette/ table straight away. They were really quick to take our orders and the food arrived really promptly Gorgeous winter saad.........warm cooked broccoli spears and kale with road peppers.....mixed with salad leaves....tomato chunks and goats cheese in a french dressing.... More 

Thank Jan B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice bar, good food and not crazily priced. it's a nice middle ground between some of the more hipster bars and a traditional pub. I had my first date with the love of my life here and the bar staff were lovely and friendly and provided some short, impromptu bar-counselling midway through this 'interesting' date.

Thank Benita C
Strabane, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for food, was given the meat pizza instead of veggie. Guy working took pizza off bill and gave us free beer! So pleased, don't get customer service like that often! Cheers guy, made my night! Food was amazing also

Thank cmcanenny000
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice place to go in the evening for a pint or two and some nice bar food. Fish finger butty (made with proper piece of fish, not frozen fish fingers) very nice. Pizzas quite good too. Tasty and filling. Good selection of real ales.

Thank ge0rge9876
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We go for a casual drink. Birthdays. Any excuse. Lovely staff. Great drinks. Lovely food. Dog friendly.

Thank alex w
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped my son at University, we had a quick pint snd steak sandwich,best flavoured steak sandwich. Intresting flavoursome sauce. Really nice venue and location with other boutique hip places on the road. Would recommend for a fun place

Thank Jayesh P
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Looks nice enough. Food is totally dull. I'd really like to rave about this but there's nothing to say. Husband had the steak and chips, but it was very fatty and chewy so despite being hungry he hardly touched it. Chicken kebab was like summat I'd rustle up at home in a hurry and think was crap. The roast veg... More 

Thank Angie D
Management response:

Dear Angie, I am really sorry that you did not enjoy you’re experience, but we do welcome your feedback. It is through people coming forward with their experiences that we can improve what we do. Over the past six months we have been working hard to improve our food and our service. From reading more recent reviews I believe we... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We took our grandson for an early tea and this was fantastic as mon-fri between 3pm-5pm kids can eat for a £1 and the food was great he had a pizza freshly made and it was really good and the staff are so helpful and the drinks are good as well can seat outside or in nothing is a problem... More 

Thank julie b
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Always busy, always buzzing; great cocktails - funky lil bar with lovely booths and a smoking (literally) outdoor area. Not a lot to say except, as I've not yet eaten there (will update review once I have) but....it's always great night out there. Great lil place.

Thank saharaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Bar, International, Healthy, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169-171 Burton Road, Manchester M20 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 445 2912
A casual cafe/dinner experience with friendly service, an original interior and a large covered terrace. Food is served all day with a menu ranging from the classics to more globally inspired dishes. If you're thirsty we have award winning coffees, craft beers, specially selected wines, boutique spirits and a range of interesting soft drinks.

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