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Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
+44 161 835 1210
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (12 reviews)
“soda bread” (3 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met up with some friends in Manchester they suggested this pub and I have to say I loved the quirky and spacious style. Which way to go and which staircase to take? Staff were very friendly and helpful, Guinness was lovely and food was...More

Thank INge C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We headed her after watching Liam Gallagher at the Manchester Arena. We love the atmosphere and the staff in this place. The only downfall to this particular visit was the really poor singer! Awful.

Thank tix83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place could hardly be described as busy, there were plenty of staff on duty, could you get served at the bar? Not a chance!!! We watched a couple leave who had been waiting for ages, after about 10 minutes we finally got served, we...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met my sister in law and her 16 yr old niece on Saturday lunchtime to have a meal at waxy oconnors but refused entry as niece wasn't 18 by a doorman . So much for friendly Irish family restaurant marketing. Won't be recommending to...More

Thank AnnemarieErin
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I only came in with a few friends and this place is brilliant, great choice of music, a great selection of beer and a super atmosphere about the place, and the staff were great and very smartly dressed. I will be back and will bring...More

Thank Adam D
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We found this place at the Prinworks and what an amazing place that is behind the door, it looked like it was carved out of some adventure, it was so Irish that I expected a Leprechaun to jump out of somewhere. We walked down the...More

Thank Hilmir K
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

I'm really glad that you enjoyed your visit to Waxys! It is indeed a very unique setting and one in which we are very proud of. The next time you are around the area make sure you call in again! Regards The Management Team

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Was in Manchester with friend for concert went here for dinner as my friend had been before we had steak it was cooked perfectly lively peppercorn sauce drinks good priced toilets clean nice friendly staff go here if you want a decent steak meal

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been coming to Waxy's for a number of years. I make it there every time I go to Manchester to see a gig at the Manchester arena or for any other event. Very authentic atmosphere as most of the staff are Irish which...More

Thank Robtay010
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review! I certainly agree with you that it is a unique venue and one with much charm! It is especially cool this time of year looking out from upstairs at the xmas markets and the shoppers coming and...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We called in here on the way to a concert at the 02 arena , it was a very nice atmosphere as soon as we walked in , which was nice as it was early Thursday evening , the staff were really pleasant and they...More

Thank karen230665
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Make sure to pop in gain when you're next in Manchester. Regards The Management Team

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

When visiting Manchester, we always pay a visit to Waxy O'Connors as we alway's have a friendly reception from the staff, the guinness is gorgeous and the place has a fresh feeling to it plus you can feel relaxed and enjoy a decent beverage and...More

Thank lmn79
GarethMoore_27, Manager at Waxy O'Connor's - Manchester, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi, I'm delighted to hear of your positive experiences here at Waxys. The staff work very hard to provide a warm welcome for all and we pride ourselves on the taste of our Guinness! Next time definitely try the food, you won't be disappointed! Regards...More

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Questions & Answers
4 November 2017|
Response from Malcolm A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure - only ever popped in for a beer before the cinema.
Linton A
19 May 2017|
Response from Kay M | Reviewed this property |
the food was so bad I dont think they could even cook a carrot well I would try the chinese in the printworks where they have a selection of choices but have a look at what is on offer before you take a table
25 February 2017|
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Response from 825riki | Property representative |
Hi, children are not allowed on Saturdays or after 5pm Sun-Fri. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 3 The Printworks, M42BS | Corporation Street, Manchester, Manchester M4 2BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 835 1210
  • E-mail
Waxy O'Connors is located in the heart of Manchester's vibrant city centre within The Printworks entertainment complex. Waxy's is regarded as a unique venue with a labyrinth of 3 bars, covering 4 levels and 9 separate areas that are all linked by a maze of staircases & passages.The interior decor features church like timber carvings, stained glass windows & distinctive tiled floors, but most unusual is a 250 year old tree! The Waxy's tree was brought over from Ireland in 2002 and is now at the heart of the pub stretching from the back of Church Bar right up to the Sofa Gallery on the fourth level. A sight you cannot miss on arrival!Waxy's is renowned for creating hearty Irish influenced food, with it's signature dishes being Irish Stew, Clonakilty Black Pudding with Cabbage & Bacon & Stuffed Chicken (a chicken supreme filled with Irish cheddar & Ballymaloe Relish, wrapped in bacon & served on mash with a chive cream sauce)!....and of course you can't beat the All Day Irish Breakfast with black & white pudding! The Bar is well stocked with all the big names and a well selected wine list compliments the menu. The Guinness & Irish Coffee are both Fantastic!Whether you are after somewhere to enjoy a chat over a glass of wine, a bite to eat whilst shopping, a welcome lunch break or an after work get together, a place to cheer on your team or you just want to dance and laugh the night away WE HAVE IT ALL AT WAXY'S!!
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