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Obsidian Bar & Restaurant

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18-24 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4LG, England
+44 161 238 4348
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went after a wedding. Service was good. Waiter was pleasant. Prices, cough cough. Stayed open till late or early hours in morning. Good location

Thank steviewhitmore
Milford Haven
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

When we went it was very quiet, but still had a nice atmosphere. The staff were attentive but not intrusive and the food was well done. It was quite expensive, bit worth the money. I will probably be visiting again at some point.

Thank 88tpm
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Had a great time at this bar. Highly recommend ALL the cocktails and if you are lucky, you might even get to learn how to make a cocktail of your choice (or two)....

Thank KavandLio
Manchester, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

close to the main action in the city centre and good service even in busy times. mixed bunch get in here so always interesting as well. watty

Thank Watty5657
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

A last minute booking made in the afternoon after doing a google search for steak and seafood restaurants in Manchester. Really good food. Very good service from friendly staff. Beautifully clean and highly recommended.

Thank ConstanceWales
Wilmslow, England
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205 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Great atmosphere and a range of food that is well cooked and well presented. The staff are very attentive

Thank stokewood
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

As a guest of the Arora hotel, I ate all my meals at this great restaurant ... why stray when the best is right on the premises? Superb food, great service, and very reasonable prices. A winner!

1 Thank A2redhead
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Hidden Gem of a quality cocktail bar and restaurant formerly known as Obsidian on Princess St. 24 has the cheapest Ron Zacapa 23 rum in the city at £6.25 a shot!! My fav rum in the world!! Cocktails are prepared with love & passion by excellent Manc mixologists keen to divulge their extensive knowledge. Relaxed and chilled vibe for after... More 

1 Thank Brian W
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Having been once before with friends, we decided to stop in for cocktails prior to dinner in Chinatown. The cocktails were amazing and the staff very skillful, the Little Green Monster being testament to this. I had the Steak & Kidney Pie followed by dessert of Custard Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream, and my partner had the Gnocci with Blue... More 

Thank P1nd3y
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

Couldn't make a dirty martini as no olives but creating a soy sauce and basil martini, and knowing that it tasted similar, shows a real skill!

Thank TruthMonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18-24 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 238 4348

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