We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Common

$$ - $$$
As featured in MANchester
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
39-41 Edge Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW, England
+44 161 832 9245
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 230: English reviews
Bolton, Lancashire
Level Contributor
82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called into this place mid-evening after having eaten elsewhere. They were very welcoming even though we were only having drinks. The food looked so good that some cake had to be ordered - very nice. Good atmosphere and definitely a place we will come back to and try the food.

Helpful?
Thank Patch66
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1,156 reviews
533 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went one late December afternoon for a meal with colleagues from work as our original choice was booked up. Glad that we did ! There were 8 of us and all pronounced the food to be of good value with no complaints. Personally, I loved the salt beef sandwich. Nice vibe in here too and pretty laid back with excellent... More 

Helpful?
Thank david n
Bourges, France
Level Contributor
72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place where you can eat good cakes but a bit too noisy. For you to be able to order, you have to be patient.

Helpful?
Thank Laure L
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review. Our cakes are by Blawd - check them out, it's an independent bakery who bake cakes fresh on our premises. Apologies on the noise, occasionally we have DJs on so it may have been one of those times - if not we can turn the music down in areas of the... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of hipsters or their bars, so I expected not to like this place. A friend had booked a meal for 9 of us just after Christmas. We turned up and I was actually very pleasantly surprised at first, it was nice and the staff were very friendly and not a silly looking moustache in sight. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Nafyde
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here before heading over to the Arena. Not a big menu to choose from but the Maple bacon burgers and the sweet potato fries are delicious. Nice choice of beers, I can recommended Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The place has a great atmosphere and feels really chilled.

Helpful?
1 Thank Wildy1964
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the review! That's great to hear. We're having a menu re-up soon so make sure to pop in again. Sierra Nevada is a CLASSIC. Thanks David Common More 

London
Level Contributor
660 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for a coffee with friends and it's a nice place, with a very trendy feel to it, shabby and student like, but with it meaning to be that way. It was very busy with streams of people still coming in, so clearly very popular. The staff were young and friendly and the cakes were very good. Coffee... More 

Helpful?
Thank nomadlad
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you very much for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. David Common More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
189 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Googled here after our train from Leeds was royally late. Was listed as one of top places, we narrowed down as they served blood Mary & inventive dishes plus sides. Vibe here reminded us of NY soho ~ anything goes esq. Welcomed wonderfully. Personally I liked the ability to settle before you get up to go to til to order.... More 

Helpful?
Thank FoodiemonkeyUK
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to review. Much appreciated on all fronts! Big believer in our Bloody Mary spice mix, glad you are too. Big fan of Leeds this end, you guys are spoiled over there with great options so always great to hear reciprocal transpennine favourability. Hope to see you again! David Common More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place was really cool. We went as a 4 for brunch and it did not disappoint. Finally a place that serves lemon with tea and does a decent latte too. The menu had a good variety and the eggs benedict, cooked to perfection. We did wait a bit for the food as they were busy but we didn't mind.... More 

Helpful?
Thank fowlermrrichardf
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the review - that's super to hear! In burgers and brunch we trust. Thanks David Common More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Came with friends and had the maple bacon burger. The flavour was unbelievable and it was very juicy. It was so much nicer than I could have ever expected! Small portion but really really nice. Plenty of craft ales on tap, but quite pricey! All in all, gorgeous food and well worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank Mr J
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hey, Thank you for taking the time to review. That's great. The maple bacon burger has a big following. Our selection is ever changing on tap. Cask beers being the cheapest and then we always aim to have a spread of prices/origin/styles/percentage on keg so the cost will vary. Often we recommend to have the higher percentage beers/particular styles in... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Lazy, lethargic and slow staff. The food is good and fun but the service is terrible and so is the setup and organisation - not too keen on the music that's played in there too. I've been to Common a few times and have enjoyed the food every time but never liked the food ordering process and the search for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ath18
David77134, Guest Relations Manager at Common, responded to this review

Hello, Sorry to hear of your bad experience. We're always looking to improve on our offering so it's good to hear feedback. We have DJs on a Friday and Saturday quite often so apologies if they weren't to your taste if you visited on a weekend. Our day to day playlists switch up quite often. We think the ordering process... More 

Travellers who viewed Common also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Common? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Edge Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 832 9245

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Common staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?