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Kim By The Sea

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49 Old Birley Street, Manchester M15 5RF, England
+44 161 232 7667
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here regularly now for over 2 years and have never been disappointed. Posh it is NOT, easy-going it IS. Wear what you like! In addition to the regular menu there are always interesting specials which change often enough to satisfy those of us who dine here often. I believe there are about 4 chefs and the food... More 

Thank greenandy2016
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here during my work break. 30 minutes in and I am still waiting for my food. I would understand if it was busy or if I ordered something complicated or off menu, but I ordered a chicken sandwich and a side of chips! 30 mins+ for a sandwich and chips! I'd say avoid if you are in a... More 

Thank Katsiniaouros
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and drink as always! We love Kim by the sea !! It's a little secret place in hulme, a hidden treasure ❤️

Thank chrislodgeylodge
Manchester, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

KIM BY THE SEA..... Proud to say it's our local. Lovely little eatery. Fab reasonably priced food 🍲. The 🍋 lemon pistachio cake is great - and we often take a slice home. Large portions. Nice juke box. The most relaxed CAfe/BAr/restaurANT I've ever been in...... 'CA-BAA-ANT' if you will. Friendly staff. Comedy 😻. What else do you want?!

Thank nickfranklin100
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great place opposite the garden centre, great staff. Food good value for money. Great atmosphere in unlikely location.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I usually come to Kim by the sea for a full English, which is bloody fantastic, great portion and for under £6 Service is hit and miss though, the staff are lovely but can be forgetful (there's been a few times we've had to ask for our coffees a few times, once on a busy day it took over 40mins... More 

Thank Delise C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Kim by the Sea arrived at4.30 expecting it to be ticking over but only one other person in only had a drink. But will go back one evening .

Thank Mariepmwigan
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Quirky interior, quirky location, really good food and local locals. Kim by the Sea is located in the Homes for Change complex - a coop run building that embodied the spirit of Hulme from the past (for those who remember it). But it's now grown up, been cleaned up, and the prices are usual for Manchester. The food is really... More 

1 Thank elaine e
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Have passed this plague many times and never been in until recently(although it's only 400yards away ) really warm atmosphere . Great service and the food was top notch . £8 for a Piri chicken burger with hand cooked chips . The portion was terrific . We will go again !!

Thank Steve B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Always friendly staff , food delicious, nice surroundings. Really recommend the veggie fish&chips ! Only point I would add is that they don't let dogs in, unlike most similar eateries in the surrounding area.

Thank Robert P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Old Birley Street, Manchester M15 5RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 232 7667

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