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Almost Famous - Great Northern

4.4
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134 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Burgers
Welcome to Almost Famous - Great Northern! We look forward to serving you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 134 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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DeanR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need mac n cheese balls back asap favourite place in the world

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ZacO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually good service but this time it was exceptional, especially with the restrictions that are currently in place. Unfortunately I didn't catch the name of the waiter but he was brilliant. Menu was limited but we didn't mind as we were just glad to be there and the food was fantastic as always!

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sarb
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Missed almost famous ALOT during lockdown and visited the first weekend back open and it’s better than ever !!!

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Gingernuts
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food was ok, nothing special. Service was ok too, fairly quick.
However the restaurant was mucky in terms of the floor and tables. Especially in the current COVID circumstances, I'd have expected to see more cleaning while we were there and just in general, the place felt grubby

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AnastasiaF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was quick, food was good. Drinks are a little pricey but the cocktails are really good! Highly recommend

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SamS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got to say, I absolutely love Almost Famous - it's reliable and always good. They've handled the new way of working pretty damn well and when the new self ordering comes in they have well and truely nailed it. The only down side is the cost, it feels like the cheaper alternatives are taken off the menu and you are left with much smaller choices (only 3 burgers and 2 types of fries) and these are all highly priced, between a group of 4 eating the usual burger & chips with drinks it cost us just over £20 per head which feels more than usual.
Besides the cost though the quality and atmosphere is just as good as ever, the staff are as brilliant as ever and it is a damn worthy treat, I don't think I'll be going every week though :)

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RoselleB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a place with great burgers then Almosg Famous is the place to go. The cocktails are amazing too with the service being the cherry on top!

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EmmaW
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and excellent service would definitely recommend

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TiaR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peng 10/10 would bang so tasty so delicious yummy

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HollyH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as Always. Staff friendly and food came fast.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opening night with the new measures in place. Fantastic service, quickly seated. Tables well spaced. Staff wearing relevant PPE and made to feel welcome and comfortable. Had worries about going during the pandemic but I left highly impressed with how the restaurant have made it as safe as possible for the public and for staff. Amazing food as always. Who can resist baconbacon fries and those burgers? Will definitely be visiting again soon. Well done on a successful first night AF!

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leahbeano
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was lovely to be back as regular customers. Just hard to understand people with the masks on. And wished there would of been abit if louder music creating more vibes. Cos all you could really hear is people talking.

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AmandaE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Considering there's the Covid measures in place, AF GN managed these really well and broadly it went smoothly, aside from a few hiccups on the first day back.

One observation I would make that can't be avoided is that I'm deaf and obviously, can't lip read when people are wearing face masks, so shield might be better in some cases.

Food was great as usual and all the staff worked really hard to give a smooth, hassle free experience. Just book and turn up or cancel if you change your mind.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service, overall a great time as always

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TomJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food , great staff , and great service. Perfect for date night or a gathering 👍🏼

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Neilp102
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

As a prevoiusly regular diner at Almost Famous I was massively disappointed to say the least. Firstly ,my partner ordered a simple lime and soda only to be brought a lemon and soda, when quizzed the waiter stated it was their version of it .??
Menu only had 3 burgers on it and as I am veggie I questioned why there was no veggie options on.(I have ate the portlandia and phok meat here many times) .server said they would swap the meat for a veggie patty. When it arrived, my first bite I knew it was meat. I called a waiter over and when I told him the issue he stated they weren't doing veggie burgers?
No one seemed to know what was going on ,they then back tracked and said it was a veggie patty,I can assure you from experience it was not I paid up and left having had a pint and a handful of fries . Very disappointed as I have always loved the food in here.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decent first experience back in pubs/restaurants. Well implemented social distancing system and it felt relatively normal.
Burgers and wings were fantastic and just what we needed. Can’t go wrong with Almost Famous.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sadly the limited menu really let it down. Excellent service from the staff though

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CharlotteR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service and overall was a wonderful experience

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MarianaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the customer service too. The staff was wearing PPE and following all safety procedures.
It was nice to go back.

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AdamR
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, really had a good night will deffo be going back

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MeganB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was lovely, service was a bit slow but it was the first day of being open after lockdown so it was understandable. Chips were too salty but the burgers were excellent

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FrancescaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, felt very safe during this pandemic. Food was absolutely amazing as always thank you for a lovely experience.

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CallumP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic after a short wait, the servers were very helpful and weren’t overbearing and my friends and I really enjoyed our time spent here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. Food and service was top class. Will definitely be back soon

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VictoriaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always so good! Cheap but so tasty! Cocktails are fab too.

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Neilp102
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We come here quite regularly and always find the food to be very good and portion sizes large. We dont eat meat so have the portlandia and phok meat burgers ,they are absolutely delicious and would recommend them to anyone not just non meat eaters .

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EmmaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Was fairly busy so had to wait for food. But when it came it was worth the wait.
I’ll be visiting almost famous again.

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Jazz
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Will definitely be returning.
Staff were lovely. Cocktails are a little pricey but they are nice. Food is just another level off amazing. And the atmosphere is really uplifting.

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BradG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Great experience, would recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place was very cold, it made the evening uncomfortable.
Food was average. Staff were lovely, very helpful and couldn’t do enough for us.

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Gjaaa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The food was good but took half an hour to come to the table but considering how busy it was then that’s fine. The waiter was extremely unpleasant. She took the order wrong and then rudely and aggressively said I had only
Ordered 1 burger for a table of 3 after one one burger had arrived (and we questioned where the other burgers were) and then stormed off without even trying to fix the issue. We asked for the bill as we were in a rush (which we had explained to her already) she got the bill and slammed it on the table and walked off without asking how we even wish to pay. So we had to call her over again for a card machine.

Horrendous service. To be honest, we have never had this sort of service at Almost famous before, it’s always been great. So this was pretty disappointing especially when I was introducing my family to them for the first time after bragging about it. But then just having a burger between us. So we left to get a kebab after and actually really appreciated the lovely service we got there.

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ElliotB
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional burgers yet again. Love this place and glad i chose it as my birthday destination. Friendly staff and got one of the tables with sweets in as my kids loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table for 2pm for a very special occasion - arrived to be told there wasn’t a table ready and we had at least a 60 minute wait for food... next time just tell me and I’ll book elsewhere!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. it’s not just the burgers. The fries......

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was terrible, the place wasn't that busy but appeared to be understaffed as nobody seemed to be able to take our order at all - after around 20 minutes of waiting we finally could order drinks but were told to wait and somebody would come and take the food order. after another 15 minutes, the drinks arrived and the same waitress took the food order. The food, much like the drinks took a lifetime to arrive (It was really tasty though). The waitress at times sounded almost condescending when we asked about the long waiting time

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yeah brilliant always recommend 🍔🍟😁

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have taken the family here 3 times now and we’ve always had great service and the food is always excellent.

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MayraB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Es recomendable porque la comida está buena pero teniamos una reserva para doce y nos dieron dos mesas separadas. Pedimos juntar otras mesas porque las que nos dieron eran las de sillones y nos dijeron que no.. estuvimos un montón de tiempo y todo es tiempo hubo mucho lugar vacío como para haber juntado mesas y listo. Era martes! Y no estaba lleno. Tardaron un montón en tomar el pedido de la comida.

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Nice food, really poor service. Lots of kids more interested in playing on their phones rather than customer service. Food was nice when it arrived but took over 40 minutes and it wasn’t even busy. Service let’s the place down

FAQs

Almost Famous - Great Northern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 244 9422.

Almost Famous - Great Northern is rated 4.4 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

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