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Grill on the Alley

Restaurants, Steakhouse
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Grill on the Alley, Manchester
Grill on the Alley, Exterior, Manchester

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Smart steakhouse serving wagyu beef and lobster. Book a table the next time your bonus hits

Although restaurants of its ilk are ten-a-penny in Manchester these days, The Grill On the Alley has been filling the bellies of Manchester folk with steak, seafood and cocktails for years with very few complaints.

Once you've sunk a few passion fruit slings at the bar, you’re led through the closely packed tables by a friendly member of staff. The dining room features a grand, open kitchen; the decor is all wood, exposed brick, low lighting and leather booths, both comfortable and lively when the restaurant is full – which it usually is.

Starters are varied, with classics and a few surprises making it difficult to choose just one. Luckily, a sharing plate is available for the indecisive.

Steaks are, of course, the main draw. Offering premium quality, 28-day aged meat, the restaurant intriguingly serves a different breed each month. Choose from ribeye, sirloin, rump, fillet or T-bone with porterhouse and chateaubriand available for two hungry people to share. It’s also one of the few places in Manchester to offer the daddy of all meats, ultra tender wagyu. There’s also the option to go surf and turf by adding a skewer of king prawns, baby scallops and crayfish or, for maximum decadence, half a lobster.

It's not just about the steaks though; desserts are simple yet refined classics, if you can manage one after such an epic meat feast. Alternatively, liquid desserts are available from the bar.

By: Shaun Barnes



Address: 5 Ridgefield
M2 6EG

Users say (3)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Me and my partner went for dinner on Friday night and had a brilliant time! The steak was amazing as were the sides, the drinks were great and even though we were delayed our table, the hostess sorted us out with some free drinks.

The live music was a bonus.


Loved every minute!

Went for a celebration on a Monday night. Really good service, brilliant variety if delicious cocktails with delicious (cooked) oysters, steak & liquid desserts!

My only 'fix it' comments are that for a steak restaurant their steak knives are rubbish! I gave up with my steak cos it was too much energy in the end & the 'surf' add on of prawns and scallops were overcooked & tasteless. But the lovely waiters, ambience & cocktails mean none if that really mattered.

Wanna go again, right now!