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The Printworks

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Address: 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS, England
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+44 161 829 8000
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06:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The 16-year-old leisure scheme houses a state-of-the-art IMAX cinema, fully...

The 16-year-old leisure scheme houses a state-of-the-art IMAX cinema, fully equipped gym and health club, complete with a 20m swimming pool, and 16 bars and restaurants. All in the heart of Manchester! From 6am until 3am, the scheme is alive with activity. Visitors can catch a spinning class before work, pop in for lunch, watch the latest blockbuster or meet friends for a drink after work. Thanks to the newly opened Exchange Square Metrolink stop and the recently renovated Manchester Victoria station visitors can be at the scheme in minutes. The Printworks has an excellent choice of bars, cafes and restaurants offering everything from light bites to three course meals, noodles to burgers, European cuisine or something from the deep south. Not only does The Printworks have a great offering for food and drink but it also has a stellar events calendar. Make The Printworks a one-stop shop for entertainment in Manchester!

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A nice place to be...

We went to the Printworks to visit the Hard Rock Cafe. Made some shopping there, bur ended up at Harvester for lunch

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the pictures which is inside the Printworks Manchester and to be honest I was a little disappointed by how dirty the place actually is! It needs shouting down and giving a good clean, as the floors are stinky and the chairs aren't very clean either. The staff are helpful enough, but I would highly recommend you pick a... More 

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Ski
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Printworks to visit the Hard Rock Cafe. Made some shopping there, bur ended up at Harvester for lunch

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Thank Penntagon
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello, glad to hear you had a good time. You will have to make sure you visit again to have a burger at Hard Rock Cafe. They are legendary and they have their World Burger Tour coming up soon! More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The print works is such a fun places to eat! theres a wide range of restaurants from buffets to bars!! I love it so much here I would definitely recommend eating here if you need a choice of restaurants!!

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Thank Naeve S
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hi Naeve, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. That's great! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found lots of places to eat and drink. We hope to see you here again soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,364 reviews
649 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

From the grand corner frontage, this place is deceptive in that it looks larger from the outside and certainly more imposing. Sure it has several chain eateries, a cinema and a number of chain bars but does lack independent traders / places/ However, still worth a visit.

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PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello David, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Peachy Keens is great to try if you fancy something a little different and make sure you watch this space as we hope to have new venues opening later this year! More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Came to the imax cinema in the Printworks complex. Easy to find with your sat navigation but you are guided to the centre past the Printworks Car Park. Avoid parking here. For our short cinema visit we were charged £9. We exited the car park via one stairwell to find a group of drug addicts smoking crack cocaine. We changed... More 

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Thank prestoncouple2013
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry you had issues locating the car park in order to start your visit to The Printworks. We are not affiliated with the car parking any way nor is it owned by us therefore we have no control over the signage or conditions. Thank you for all... More 

Saffron Walden, UK
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336 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A bit dark when you enter, but as your eyes adjust there are a huge selection of restaurants to eat in, live music on the stage in the middle and it is served by a large multistory car park, trams at Exchange Square and Shudehill.

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Thank nigeljcook
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We like to call it ambiance rather than darkness but we are working on making the scheme lighter and brighter! Great to hear you found lots of places to eat and drink and liked the music. Hope to see you here again soon! More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Can't fail to find somewhere to eat or have a drink here. Wetherspoons, Frankie and Bennys, Yates, Harvester, Hard Rock Cafe to name but a few. There's also an Odeon cinema. As you walk through its full of life and very vibrant.

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Thank Millymolly77
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you had a good time and found somewhere to eat! Hope to see you here again soon. More 

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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

we called in here as we saw an advert in a travel guide and what a place its full of bars restaurants also a cinema, its only a short walk from the centre and the corn exchange nearby, well worth a visit I bet its rammed on a weekend and a great atmosphere too recommended visit while your here

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Thank iananjo
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you back here again soon. More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A lot of variety with restaurants and bars for most young adults and older. Great layout of the building, where everyone can enjoy their experience.

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Thank jhumph2
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time here. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Manchester printworks is amazing!! Not only has it got a great atmosphere to it but it's got sooo much choice for food and drink! From a casual Nando's to a more sophisticated Prezzo's Italian! There's a simoulator machine and cash machines too! Also a weatherspoons for some cheap drinks for a night out!!! Deffo check this out if you're in... More 

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Thank AmeliaEmily
PrintworksMCR, Guest Relations Manager at The Printworks, responded to this review

Hello AmeliaEmily, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time here and were pleased with our offering. We also have the UK's largest cinema onsite here! Hope to see you here again soon! More 

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