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5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
+44 161 839 4423
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“hot pot” (67 reviews)
“cottage pie” (28 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Afternoon Tea with my Daughter. The Sandwiches & Cakes were delicious the only thing I didn't like were the Scones they were very dry. Friendly staff nice atmosphere.

Thank mancunian47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had eaten here before and quite liked it but I wasn't very hungry when we came for lunch this time so decided to have a starter and dessert. I opted for corned beef has, which I love. Very disappointing, a tasteless sludge. The lemon posset...More

Thank JaneD1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked Annies for a pre-theatre meal and enjoyed 2 for 1 on all courses with our Tastecard. The food was deliciously home cooked. I had the Lancashire rarebit for starters and the cheese and onion pie for mains. My vegetarian husband...More

Thank Dindda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Annies as found it on my Tastecard. Had a steak and salad, my friend had veggie hot pot,.. the hotpot looked great and the veg was lovely and fresh, I was a little disappointed with my salad but it was really quickly sorted...More

Thank bridgybb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place which I have been wanting to go to for a while. The cream tea did not disappoint and the place is absolutely beautiful! The only disappointment we had was a female member of staff who was very rude and hardly...More

Thank Lynnylynn87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place after asking a Manchester 'helper' for somewhere to eat that wasn't a chain restaurant. He said try Annies it's definitely not a chain it's a little bit quirky! And quirky it is! It has a very eclectic feel inside, of...More

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in when the cafe was about half full and asked for a table for 2. Waitress snapped "what for?" Before seating us at a table for breakfast. The staff were all stood behind the counter moaning and muttering between themselves. Before we had been...More

Thank catherine m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was superb and the service absolutely faultless. We had cocktails to start with in the lounge area downstairs then we were seated within the restaurant area. Three of us had the fillet steak which was cooked extra well followed by a delicious cheesecake....More

Thank tomgarth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for food with group of 6. Had a drink in the lounge area first which was very relaxed & chilled out. It was quiet so had table service, staff were very friendly & helpful. I had the fishcakes to start and fish &...More

Thank Gemma_0001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this restaurant prior to going to the theatre. The restaurant is in a good central position. We arrived and we taken downstairs to the dining area which had very pleasant decor and a nice ambience. We had pre dinner cocktails in the very...More

Thank brownbear65
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Nearby Attractions
Royal Exchange Theatre
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.03 km away
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.25 km away
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.04 km away
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.07 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your restaurant a reservations only or is it an open door astablishment?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Miller0460 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what time of the day / evening you go If I were you, I'd ring in advance to be sure you got a table However, the staff here are very accommodating Hope this helps
Is your restaurant a reservations only or is it an open door astablishment?
24 March 2017|
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Response from RegHenning | Reviewed this property |
Think it's better to book in advance due to it's popularity but think it would except walk ins
Catherine M
How much is afternoon tea?
22 February 2017|
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Response from Miller0460 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how much the afternoon tea is, however I saw one being served and it looked elegant, plentiful & scrumptious So order one and see for yourself
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Old Bank Street | Royal Exchange Building, Manchester M2 7PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 4423
  • E-mail
Annies is owned by actress Jennie McAlpine and her partner Chris Farr. Located just off St. Ann's Square in the iconic Royal Exchange building, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, Annies is the perfect setting to eat good old fashioned food and relax in comfort and style. For a business lunch, traditional afternoon tea, pre-theatre meal, leisurely evening dinner or a private party, Annies is the place to find traditional, good quality food and friendly service. Let us look after you!
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