The Cosy Club

Bars and pubs Central Manchester
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

A branch of the popular chain, bringing drinks, food and good times to Corn Exchange.

The Manchester joint is The Cosy Club's tenth outlet, which as a venue boasts dressed stone walls, reclaimed wooden floors, floor to ceiling windows, mahogany panelling, outside seating and plenty of nooks and crannies. 

The menu is made up of all the usual suspects borrowing from around the world for popular and well-known dishes such as burgers, sandwiches, paninis, tapas and mains including Thai beef noodle salad, game stew, buttermilk fried chicken and Moroccan tabbouleh, as well as brunch classics likes ham hock hash and creamed scrambled eggs.

This means that it's probably more likely to be the decor that that gives the restaurant any notability than the food itself, as the space is full to bursting point with old-world charm and 'quirk', with framed pictures sprawling across the walls, plush seating and mounted animal heads. A little over-stylised, perhaps, but it certainly provides little more comfort factor than other chains often do.

Just after a drink? The cocktails are separated into long and short drinks, with a maple and pecan old fashioned, rum espresso martini, kir royal, blackberry mojito and a hibiscus and elderflower cosmopolitan providing ample choice - and good reason to park up in one of those leather armchairs.

By: Jess Hardiman


Venue name: The Cosy Club
Address: Corn Exchange
Exchange Square
M4 3TR
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As the name would suggest, Cosy Club is a solid choice if you're looking for somewhere cosy to drink. It feels more like it would be at home in the countryside somewhere, with comfy surroundings, a well stocked bar and a range of board games to keep you occupied all afternoon. If you're hungry, the menu contains all your usual gastro-pub favourites, along with a few surprising alternatives (where else would you find tapas alongside pie and mash?)

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From the name I thought I'd hate this place, it looked very twee from the outside. Actually it was a pleasant surprise on entering, while it was twee it was a lot gutsier than I'd imagined, nice mix of vintage furniture and really great slick artwork in frames, interesting to look at and comfy (though I should have guessed that, right?)

The location is good in the centre of town and on our visit we were able to get a large area to plonk ourselves down in (a relief on a Thursday after work!). There was a cocktail deal on making the drinks super reasonably priced and the made a great old fashioned!

Cute, well worth a visit, would be a nice place for casual group drinks.