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Every 1st Saturday of the month

Description

Part of the popular Trof family of Manchester bars and venues, this former theatre is one of the finest multi-purpose spaces in Manchester. Bar, restaurant, live venue and nightclub in one, this Whitworth Street gem has fast become one of the coolest hangouts in the city.

Housed in a railway arch underneath Oxford Road Station close to the other Oxford Road bars, the main bar boasts full height windows, minimal sixties inspired decor and a mezzanine area with its own Gin Parlour, offering a great range of gin cocktails and tonic mixes.

Great for after work drinks, Gorilla's excellent cocktails cost just £5 between 5pm and 8pm every day (carafes of wine also only £9). They offer draught, canned and bottled beer as well as a great range of the finest spirits. Gorilla also excels in the food department. With an all-day menu that is home to ‘The Best Burger in Manchester’ (no joke), Gorilla can hit the spot with anything from their in-house baked pastries to a good old Sunday roast. Oh, and don't leave without trying the Deluxe Fries seasoned with parmesan and truffle oil. You can thank us later.

Behind all this sits a 600 capacity live music and club space which hosts regular gigs and top drawer club nights in a uniquely decorated arena. If you’re looking for top night out in Manchester, then look no further than Gorilla. Book your table for food now or hire the mezzanine for your special event using the form above.

Photos: Sebastian Matthes

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Disco Brunch

Disco Brunch

Every 1st Saturday of the month

Get a little wild on Sundays with the Disco Brunch. From glitter and cocktails to roasts and bottomless prosecco, head...

Info

Varies based on events and nights.
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road
18
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
11:30 00:00
11:30 00:00
11:30 00:00
11:30 01:00
11:30 02:00
09:00 02:00
09:00 00:00

Location

Gorilla
54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW

Area:
Central Manchester

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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.80
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.00
Cocktail £6.50
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.25
Bottle of House Wine £16.50
Bottle of Champagne £35.00

Menus

Drinks Menu Download
Gin Menu Download
Food Menu Download


This venue serves Bar Snacks, American and International food.

A word from the chef:
Breakfast is served until 4pm. All other food is served 12pm until late. Choose from royal breakfasts and Sunday roasts, chargrilled burgers and fancy sandwiches. There’s a grilled selection too; choices include steak on the rib (think juicy cuts to share) spatchcocked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs, halloumi and chicken kebabs.

Our Review

Gorilla - Bar Review

Gorilla - Bar Review

As the new Big Daddy of Trof's family of Manchester bars, clubs, diners and gig venues, Gorilla combines all of these various functions in one well thought-out railway arch. Located on the burgeoning Manchester nightlife hotspot of Whitworth Street,...

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Foid was delish, cocktails were delish, service excellent. Visited Gorilla on 2017-11-09
by on November 11th, 2017
5

Relaxed atmosphere, good food and attentive service. Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-09
by on October 9th, 2017
4

Fantastic service for my disco birthday brunch. Lovely waiter and waitress who couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks so much :) Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-24
by on September 26th, 2017
5

Food was ok but not amazing. Service was good, staff were attentive and polite. My sister was given a drink in a dirty glass but as soon as it was pointed out it was replaced and removed from bill. I would go again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-21
by on September 26th, 2017
3

Staff were brilliant and incredibly attentive, lovely atmosphere, fab cocktails. However I thought the food was pretty average. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
4

My 30th Birthday - Gin Parlour - 50-60 Guests Food was delivered efficiently, drinks were served in abundance, and the atmosphere was pure fun! The whole team did the place proud and created a great event for my birthday. To sum up, the events team were helpful with organising, the staff were pleasant and attentive, the music was funky and upbeat, the food was yummy, and the cocktails were smashing! Thank you Gorilla! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-23
by on September 25th, 2017
5

thought we'd try the food on friday having previously only been here for a gig, the staff couldn't have been more attententive and the food was excellent we will be back Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-22
by on September 24th, 2017
4

Good food in a great setting. Staff very helpful and efficient. Will definitely eat there again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-21
by on September 23rd, 2017
5

Always a great time at Gorilla! The food is on point...especially the Steak Frites. On top of that the staff is 10/10 and they've got a decent selection of feel good music. There is a reason my girlfriend and I are in there when ever we get a chance Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-17
by on September 19th, 2017
5

The Sunday lunch was great,the staff couldn't be faulted...the table was small and we were squashed in,the music was intrusive. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-17
by on September 19th, 2017
4

Lovely venue. Nice meal, pleasant staff. Went to gig, great sound, stupid prices for Red stripe in cans - oh well. Gin parlour, again, very nice. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-15
by on September 17th, 2017
4

Love this venue, we had an amazing time, we are vegetarian and they had plenty of options, the food is first class, the cocktails gorgeous (£5 each in happy hour til 8pm) the ambience is chilled, the staff are amazing, so friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to ensure your night is the best ever, Thanks to Caitlin who ensured ours was, she made sure we had seating in the balcony with our names on (as I have a disability), in short, we had a brilliant night, and we definitely would go again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-15
by on September 17th, 2017
5

Great service, great food, great value & great fun! Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-02
by on September 7th, 2017
5

Amy and the rest of the team were super helpful for our video production in the club room. Thanks so much for everything! Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-29
by on September 6th, 2017
5

One of the best Sunday roasts in town. I'm a coeliac and always feel safe to eat here! Also it has a top atmosphere, good music and lovely staff. Highly recommended! Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-03
by on September 5th, 2017
5

Table was pre booked for 10 people, all set out ready for us, we had 1 waitier take all our orders and serve drinks and food. Every meal was exactly what we asked for and all the food was locally sourced from independent suppliers, no supermarket muck! Brilliant, will use again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-09-02
by on September 4th, 2017
5

Great food, Large portions, Fast, Efficient and Knowledgeable service! Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-30
by on September 1st, 2017
5

Lovely food and friendly staff-service could have been faster, Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-24
by on August 30th, 2017
4

Bottomless prosecco was excellent, roast dinner was excellent, music was good, great atmosphere, very good value for money. The waiter was very attentive. Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-27
by on August 29th, 2017
5

Lovely variety of food, nice place with great service and very close to Palace Theatre. Would have given five stars but music too loud for my liking Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-17
by on August 19th, 2017
4

Fave place for food, drinks and music in Manchester 😊 Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-09
by on August 17th, 2017
5

Table was ready when we turned up. Food was good, service was good. Can't get better than that Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-12
by on August 16th, 2017
5

Loved this place! We were early for our reservation but staff were happy to set us up a table. Food was amazing and service even better! Great place to be on a Saturday afternoon! Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

We couldn't recommend Gorilla enough! We arrived early to our dinner booking on Saturday...all 14 of us! And the staff bent over backwards to accommodate us! Giving us a table in the bar to have some amazing cocktails..the expresso martini was a favourite😉bar staff and (I think) the manager there were very friendly! when shown to our dinner table..upstairs, We had we had the place to ourselves..which was brilliant,as 14 girls can be a tad bit loud! They opened the bar upstairs too..to save us running down to the bar below! The servers in the restaurant were a good laugh and very friendly. The food was out of this world...by far the best food iv had in a long time! Definitely the best I had in Manchester...wish I didn't live so far away in Ireland or I'd spend many a Saturday there listening to their good music, enjoying there fab food and treating myself to many espresso martini's😉 Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-05
by on August 9th, 2017
5

very good! i had a group of 17 people and the staff were very helpful. the organisation could have been slightly better (was not chased for food orders, the bill was chaotic and after ordering 2 bottles of prosecco I was billed by the glass) but we got there in the end (basically a bit too much responsibility is put on the customer). food & drinks were great. Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-06
by on August 8th, 2017
4

Visited on a Saturday early evening to meet with friends for a bite to eat prior to going to the cinema at HOME. I booked a table online and we were seated upstairs - the service and food was excellent. The atmosphere within Gorilla was lovely with a good variety of age groups both dining and drinking. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will most definitely return. Visited Gorilla on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
5

Good food but didn't have the ingredients for lots of things on the menu Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-30
by on August 1st, 2017
3

Fab meal, service was great. Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

I love this place for a drink or for a good gig, but it might be a bit too noisy for a dinner. The food was good and the service was excellent, though! Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-28
by on July 31st, 2017
3

Food was brilliant, but also attended a gig afterwards, sound was shocking could not hear the vocals at all on second support act or main act Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-23
by on July 28th, 2017
3

Took my partner here last Sunday for his birthday and we had a roast, it was absolutely gorgeous! Great alternative music , lovely staff and best gun and tonic ever! We loved it so much that we planned to have our breakfast here the following morning before catching our train. The reviews for breakfast looked amazing, as did the vegetarian choice which is a rare find being a vege.. we were greatly disappointed when we discovered Gorrilla did not open until 11.30 (why advertise breakfast but don't serve till late morning)? Meaning we would miss our 12 o clock train. So we sat on the steps of oxford Rd station eating a disappointing Sainsbury's sandwich 😩😩😩. We will definitely return to try your breakfast though and have passed on to friends and family our lovely experience. Keep the good work up . Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-16
by on July 18th, 2017
5

I visit Gorilla on a fairly regular basis and the staff are, without exception, friendly, helpful and attentive without being at all pushy or overbearing. You have a great recruitment policy. The cocktails are great too!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

It was great. Great atmosphere and great music. Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
5

As always- great food, great coffee, amazing bloody Marys and fantastic service! Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-02
by on July 4th, 2017
5

As always the Sunday roast is large and delicious! I'm. Coeliac the kitchen and waiting on staff are very aware of this and I feel safe eating their tasty food z the service is good and o is the music and atmosphere. Fully recommended! Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-02
by on July 4th, 2017
5

Great service that was fast, friendly and efficient and really good music and atmosphere. I also thought it was great that the cocktails were £5 on a happy hour even on a Saturday, and that the venue took food table bookings on Saturday evenings. I would have given it a 5 star but the music was that little bit too loud early on in the evening for chatting with dinner. But the choice of music was so good it didn't matter so much especially because the venue is more of a bar atmosphere anyway. Would definitely book again Visited Gorilla on 2017-07-01
by on July 3rd, 2017
4

Best bar in Manchester! Strong drinks, nice food, great music, cool staff...what more could you want?! Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-30
by on July 2nd, 2017
5

Pre-gig eats. Great service and excellent meal. Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-27
by on June 29th, 2017
5

Special gin with strawberries was delicious as were the 3 meals we had. The service was good and the people who served us were very pleasant and helpful Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Food was nice but with it being a Friday night some of the tables i.e. ours are right next to the bar and people are basically standing on top of you while you are eating and people were constantly knocking me through the meal. That really was the only issue we had but made us just want to eat and get out as quick as possible. Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
3

Excellent service and good food. Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-21
by on June 23rd, 2017
5

We came for my sister's 21st birthday brunch and we loved it! The food was amazing, the service was excellent and so friendly (sorry I can't remember specific names). Everyone said happy birthday to my sister and we got prosecco on arrival as I requested, Definitely will be coming again! Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-15
by on June 22nd, 2017
5

Great brunch, fantastic service, can't wait for our next meal on the 26 June. x Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-05
by on June 22nd, 2017
5

We had a nice Sunday lunch. The portion was a good size and the chicken was delicious. My boyfriends beef was well done but he still enjoyed it. But then we saw another beef come out which was nice and pink so I guess it's a shame there wasn't consistency with that. We could have done with a little more gravy. You can buy more but I still think the amount to start wasn't enough. But yes, overall it was a nice lunch . Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-18
by on June 20th, 2017
4

Really good food, came relatively quickly, tasty. Would be good for you to establish a Gluten Free menu though? We were told GF options were available and to just say what was wanted, but it turned out a lot of the menu wasn't appropriate. Also the music was very very loud! But will be coming back again, definitely. Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-16
by on June 19th, 2017
4

All great as always. Friendly service, good food! Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-08
by on June 10th, 2017
5

I got tickets to see The Staves with my Mum for her 65th birthday. The team at Gorilla went above and beyond to find her a seat for the performance - thank you so much for your help and understanding! Prior to the gig we had food in the restaurant which was reasonably priced and very tasty - We had a lovely bottle of red to wash it down and our waitress was brilliant. We made a night of it and, following the Gig, we had drinks in the bar area before catching our trains back to Bradford / Liverpool. Overall a fantastic experience at Gorilla. We were a bit apprehensive about attending the gig due to the events which had occurred in Manchester the previous week. However, throughout the event, Gorilla appointed extra security staff who were helpful and reassuring - We felt safe alongside fellow attendees. Boss night all around - I will be returning very soon. #WeStandTogether x Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-31
by on June 7th, 2017
5

Great food and service! A good time was had by all Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-03
by on June 5th, 2017
4

My friends and I had a delicious meal before we went to see Haley Reinheart. The staff were really friendly and their customer service was fantastic. We all agreed we'd be back to Gorilla very soon. Thanks for a great night! Visited Gorilla on 2017-06-02
by on June 4th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere, food and cocktails Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-31
by on June 2nd, 2017
5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-29
by on May 31st, 2017
4

Disco brunch was amazing! top service, food and music. Cant wait to come back Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-28
by on May 30th, 2017
5

The summer salad is the best! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017
5

Brilliant location for where we were going, easy to find & get to. Brilliant music, food and drinks. Booked a table & it was a brilliant place to sit. All staff members where fantastic, lovely, great customer service. Really worth the money (really good value, fresh, & tasty) and time spent well. Thank you for the brilliant start to our night. Will definitely call again & recommend to anyone ❤️⭐️😍 Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-27
by on May 29th, 2017
5

Great food great service. Nothing too much trouble Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-25
by on May 27th, 2017
5

Great food, good atmosphere & super staff! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-21
by on May 23rd, 2017
4

Great food, service and atmosphere Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Really enjoyed Gorilla. Visited for the first time on Friday night. Food and drinks were all great and so was the service. I will be back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-19
by on May 21st, 2017
5

Lovely food and great staff, overall a brilliant experience! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-19
by on May 21st, 2017
5

My visit couldn't have been better, attentive and friendly staff, great food, perfect location for the O2 and to top 8f off the headline act at at the next table. Then I get home and see the band I came to see (Destrage) had sat on the table we did just before us and out a picture on Instagram. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-19
by on May 21st, 2017
5

Excellent food. Lovely staff. Will be back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-19
by on May 21st, 2017
5

Nicest sea-bass I've ever had! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-19
by on May 21st, 2017
5

Great staff in the bar/ restaurant and food was decent too. The club venue at the back of the building is dire. Way too hot on the evening with no ventilation and too dark to see where safe to sit on the floor in the hour before the acts started. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-14
by on May 16th, 2017
3

Glad we made this great choice for brunch on our weekend trip to Manchester - so good we went back again on the Sunday too! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
5

Great night at Gorilla. Good food beforehand then out and around the corner to watch 'From The Jam'. Superb performance and excellent sound for such a small venue. Getting a little sweaty just added to the experience. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
5

For such a big group (25!), everything went very smoothly! Mainly thanks to the guy serving our table who was doing a bloody great job. Food was great too and all came out together. Set us up for the night perfectly. Nice one. Cheers. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-13
by on May 15th, 2017
5

Great place, lovely food, good service, staff trained well in customer service. Great vibe in the bar. Super venue for gigs. I loved it here Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Great food and drinks. Service was a little slow but staff were friendly. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017
4

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great gig. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Service with a smile and on time esp at a busy hour. Food up to expectation. Good cocktails. Good sounds. On the whole good vibe prior to gig across the road at the ritz. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-12
by on May 14th, 2017
5

Top night out. Good food, excellent staff, and then to see The Japanese House plus two support bands. Excellent! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-11
by on May 13th, 2017
4

We had a smashing meal, music was brilliant and the service was five star...great place, great food, great ambience and great team running the place. Thanks xx Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-10
by on May 12th, 2017
5

Loved the aubergine and halloumi burger, and the Sbagliato cocktail was fab - great idea having happy hour 5-8 every weeknight! The place was buzzing. Would be nice to see a few more vegetarian/vegan options on the menu though. Service with a smile! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-10
by on May 12th, 2017
5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be returning.
by on May 11th, 2017
5

The Hake with greens and the thumping Hip Hop made up for my sister and her friend being complete pains. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-04
by on May 10th, 2017
4

Good food but music was so loud we couldnt hear one another without shouting. Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-07
by on May 9th, 2017
3

Food and venue excellent, one minor service snag but totally forgivable for a big group on a Saturday morning Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
4

Staff were great. Food tasted fantastic just wish there was more of it! Had the chicken kebab but could've eaten more. The passionfruit cocktail was delicious. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-29
by on May 3rd, 2017
4

Excellent food and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff, will definitely be returning! Visited Gorilla on 2017-05-01
by on May 3rd, 2017
5

Waiter and service was great! However, we had a booking for 4pm and upon arrival we were told we would need to wait 10 mins. After 10 mins the table still wasn't ready so we were offered a drink each on the house. Unfortunately, we realised we were in fact charged for the drinks offered to us for free after considering the cost of bill once we had already left. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-30
by on May 3rd, 2017
3

Fantastic venue. Had a meal and then saw a band - great night out! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-29
by on May 2nd, 2017
5

Prebooked stag ho from Norway. Just perfect. Food,drinks and service superb. But the highlight was the vibe and look of the place. So cool. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-29
by on May 1st, 2017
5

Really friendly staff and good venue. Good to be able to book a table on a Saturday night. However food for 3 of us had way too much chilli and was almost too hot to Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-29
by on May 1st, 2017
3

On the odd occasion that we eat out in Manchester city centre, Gorilla is our destination of choice. The mixture of formal dining in an informal setting is spot on. Food is always excellent quality at the right price ... and the staff are great. It's worth the short walk from the tram at either Deansgate or St Peters Square ... and ideal for pre-theatre or concerts given proximity to the Palace Theatre, Library Theatre, 02 Ritz & Bridgewater Hall. Just make sure you book in advance!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-29
by on May 1st, 2017
5

Halloumi starter was a bit salty, but apart from that, great night in the grill and watching Valerie June. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017
5

Our enjoyment of the excellent Valerie June gig was enhanced by the quality of our meal. Relaxed service, good food and an understanding attitude when Manchester's appealing traffic made s late for ourooking. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-27
by on April 29th, 2017
5

Great food (good vegetarian options, limited vegan) and service. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-26
by on April 28th, 2017
5

Homoelectric had a better vibe - this Sunday was the quietest ive seen disco brunch Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-23

Reply from Gorilla

Sorry to hear of your thoughts on this Sunday's Disco Brunch - It was a quieter week than normal but as it is the week before a bank holiday weekend it naturally is a quiet weekend. This Sunday and the following Sunday Disco Bruches are already almost fully booked so I'd recommend coming back to one of those. Hope to see you back soon :)
by on April 25th, 2017
2

It was a lovely experience. Everyone had fun and the space was perfect. Only negative feedback was people thought the burger was overcooked and small for what its name was. The chicken sandwich however people thought was amazing! Staff were all great and really hospitable.Should be 4.5 not 4 stars. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-22
by on April 25th, 2017
4

Pro's - food was good in the most part, got a table where we'd asked for one, and they were able to cancel a couple of the pre orders on the day for two of the party who were unable to attend Cons - as a table of 13 people, two people were served their meal 30 minutes before the rest of us. Having fully finished eating before the rest arrived. The staff didn't even acknowledge this or apologize which I found very odd. I ordered the steak rare and it came medium/well done, I ate it because the food took an hour to arrive and my two friends has finished their meal quite some time before. When the meal was booked with Amy I explained it was a birthday booking and requested complimentary bubbly or shots for the table. Amy said this would be done, and it wasn't. I'd have rather she just said to begin with that it wasn't going to happen as I didn't feel comfortable to ask for this on the the night. Nice place for food and drinks for a small table but clearly the staff aren't really trained to manage a large table, it was quite disorganised and the whole experience lacked attention to detail. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-22

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for taking the time to review. We'd like to discuss this in further detail with you if you could please email gorillabookings@trof.co.uk Many Thanks
by on April 24th, 2017
2

Hot dog's are on point Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-22
by on April 24th, 2017
5

We had a great time, thanks for having us! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-20
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

good food good service in a laid back way Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2017
5

Love this place , great atmosphere, fab food and cocktails Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-17
by on April 22nd, 2017
5

Fantastic! Can't fault the food. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-07
by on April 21st, 2017
5

One of the best spots in Manchester!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-17
by on April 19th, 2017
5

It was okay. Thought the prices were slightly steep for the amount of food on the plate, but it tasted good. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-15
by on April 19th, 2017
3

Great venue, food but the waitress that we had just didn't seem that friendly. The Australian guy had more banter. The girls were too busy on reception looking at something to even thank us and say goodbye. It was my Birthday so just felt a bit like we were not that welcome Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-16

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for taking the time to review. We'd really appreciate some further information on your comments above if you could email gorillabookings@trof.co.uk
by on April 18th, 2017
3

Lovely food as always and Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-16
by on April 18th, 2017
4

Excellent food, amazing service. Highly recommended. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-13
by on April 18th, 2017
5

Tasty food, lush cocktails and fab atmosphere, love eating here! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-13

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
by on April 18th, 2017
5

Lovely food, lovely waiting staff Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-13
by on April 15th, 2017
5

Food is amazing! Love the atmosphere and attentive staff! Great Vegan options! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-13

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! Look forward to seeing you back again soon
by on April 15th, 2017
5

Booked online through an easy process, when we arrived we were shown immediately to our reserved table. The place was full and buzzing, the waiter was friendly and attentive and the food excellent, served piping hot. We booked for a Sunday early evening and all of us had a roast dinner which was enjoyed by everyone. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-09

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Hope to see you back again x
by on April 11th, 2017
5

Great food, great drink, top service (especially by the Australian/NZ guy) Will be back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-09

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Will be sure to let Dan (Australian Guy) know :)
by on April 11th, 2017
5

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-06
by on April 10th, 2017
4

Food delicious, we shared the chicken kebabs and halloumi kebabs -both yummy! Service was good and drinks reasonably priced. Very busy and good atmosphere. Altogether, would definitely go again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-08

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for your great review! The kebabs are always a great shout. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
by on April 10th, 2017
5

We absolutely loved the experience of Gorilla. 6 of us visited and ate and drank. we will be back!!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-08

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a great review. Look forward to seeing you again.
by on April 10th, 2017
5

Really enjoyed it here, good food, lovely staff and great atmosphere......will definitely visit again and highly recommend. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-07

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks so much! Hope to see you back again soon x
by on April 10th, 2017
5

Went for pancakes and was told they had run out (clearly not freshly cooked) so ended up getting 2 starters. Overall disappointed with what we got for our money Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-07
by on April 9th, 2017
2

Wonderful as usual . Fab Gin of the day. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-06

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a great review! Hope to see you back soon for more gin :)
by on April 8th, 2017
5

Lovely, fresh food. I had the Halloumi and Roast Pepper kebab and a side of hummus. I felt satisfied and full but not stodgy. The selection of gins was great! I would definitely come back. Thank you Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-05

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Hope to see you back again soon for more Gin :)
by on April 7th, 2017
5

Good value, tasty food followed by an excellent concert Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-03

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon!
by on April 6th, 2017
4

Friendly, attentive staff and delicious chicken burger! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-03

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! The chicken burger is a firm favorite. Hope to see you again soon.
by on April 5th, 2017
5

As always, top notch roasts and excellent service. The staff are always so friendly and this time very accommodating of our large party of 16 who (possibly annoyingly for the staff) turned up with a couple of extra people. Definitely one of the. Eat roasts in Manchester! Thanks xxx Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-02

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for your lovely review! I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our staff. Hope to see you again soon :) x
by on April 4th, 2017
5

Food was good but there was a live dj on and the music was too loud to have an enjoyable dinner. I would have booked for somewhere else if I had known. Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-02

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for your review, sorry to hear the music was too loud for you. We do have Disco Brunch every sunday with DJ's all day but we'll be sure to take your feedback on board with regards to the volume. Hope this does not deter you from returning!
by on April 4th, 2017
2

It was amazing. Thanks so much! Visited Gorilla on 2017-04-02

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you!! Hope to see you back again soon :)
by on April 4th, 2017
5

GREAT SERVICE + WELL LOOKED AFTER Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-31
by on April 3rd, 2017
5

Great food, great price, great atmosphere Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-31

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! Hope to see you back again soon :)
by on April 2nd, 2017
5

We always love our dinners at Gorilla. I had the fantastic haloumi kebab dish this time. The vibe is always great on a Friday night and our server was the sweetest. Drinks came out really fast too. Thank you Gorilla! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-31

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks so much for your lovely review! Great to hear how much of a good time you had. Hope to see you back again soon.
by on April 2nd, 2017
5

Been coming to Gorilla for ages, but this was the first time I had ever eaten there - and myself, and friends were not disappointed! Excellent food, and a great place to go for drinks only too. I will be back very soon. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-30
by on April 1st, 2017
5

One if the best burgers I've eaten, absolutely yum and I he bottomless prosecco was an excellent deal too. Gorilla is a bright, lively place to be with excellent service and excellent food. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-26
by on March 28th, 2017
5

Booked a table for Mother's Day Morning for Brunch. Got a great table, had a great meal and the staff were incredibly friendly. One note is that the coffee seemed very over-priced, especially considering how small the mugs were. But apart from that, we have a terrific time! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-26
by on March 28th, 2017
5

We were in Manchester for our aniversary. I had liased with the venue prior to us coming to book a table for the disco brunch they do on a Sunday. We booked a table for 5 and thought this would be a great way to start our night out... When we arrived we were rudely told that the brunch had finished at 4! Then why did you book is in for 5 and go on about how great it is?! The waitress made us feel like this was our mistake and we felt stupid and embarrassed. Because we had a gig to get to we stayed for food and drinks anyway as we didn't want to traipse round and find somewhere else to eat, but we really bed rushed spending our money here after there had clearly been so much miscommunication between the people that work together at Gorilla and we were made to feel like it was all our fault. None of their posters or website specify the Sunday disco brunch finishes at 4. But there is some small print on the menu that they made a point of showing us multiple times. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-26

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for taking the time to review Gorilla. I'm very sorry to hear of the experience you had, we have taken your feedback and will use this to feed back to our staff and ensure that they are fully aware of the timings for brunch bookings. Again apologies for the experience, we hope you still had an enjoyable anniversary weekend.
by on March 28th, 2017
2

Ambience was lovely even the food was nice but service was very slow and we were forgotten too and we were told our ticket with the order got lost, made Mother's Day a bit of a stinker. Not sure if I want to go back. My second visit maybe it's always bad service? Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-26
by on March 28th, 2017
2

From the moment we stepped in to Gorilla to the moment we left, the customer service was incredible; extremely friendly, happy and super cool staff! Each one of us in our party of five had something different to eat, and we all agreed that the food was 10 out of 10. Next time we are in Manchester, we are most definitely heading to Gorilla!!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-25

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for your lovely review! It's so great to hear how much you enjoyed it and i'll be sure to pass on your thanks to our staff. Look forward to seeing you back at Gorilla soon!
by on March 27th, 2017
5

Food was nice the 40 minute wait for it was not! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-25
by on March 27th, 2017
3

Amazing food/service & atmosphere. Halloumi skewers are beaut! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-23
by on March 27th, 2017
5

Excellent food and good atmosphere. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-25
by on March 27th, 2017
5

Hi the food was really great and service was good. Eating upstairs away from the hustle and bustle was perfect Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-25
by on March 27th, 2017
4

Food excellent, as was the early service. However we were presented with our bill at 9.50 without being asked if we needed anything else, and waitress was a bit sharp. Also we weren't able to leave a tip, there was no option to add it to the bill, and leaving it on the table isn't really an option, and our original server deserved it. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-24
by on March 27th, 2017
4

Great food and staff. The music was a bit loud (in volume, not genre) for being so early in the evening. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-23
by on March 27th, 2017
4

As always friendly service and good food Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-21
by on March 24th, 2017
4

From someone who thinks Roast Dinners are overrated, I absolutely love the Roast Beef dinner at Gorilla and Sunday was no exception! The beef was medium rare and tasted so good - not dry and over cooked which was welcome! Right amount of vegetables and the red wine gravy was ace. We'll be back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-19

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for your lovely review! Our beef roasts are a firm favourite its great to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back soon!
by on March 21st, 2017
5

Fab service really looked after. Staff were great especially girl on front desk. Cocktails a fiver which was good just the place to go before a gig in the Gorilla. Highly recommended Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-18
by on March 20th, 2017
5

The staff and service was great. It was our first time having a sunday roast and it was excellent. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-12
by on March 20th, 2017
4

good food good drinks good service Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-17
by on March 19th, 2017
5

One star and only because Zero wasn't an option! We didn't stay! Despite having booked for dinner a few days in advance we were allocated a table right next to the door and so close to the bar that I couldn't take my seat. My dinner guest and I left Gorilla and ate in an Italian restaurant that was much more welcoming! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-15
by on March 17th, 2017
1

Great service and food! Would definitely recommend. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-10
by on March 17th, 2017
5

Amazing food and cocktails! Service was excellent! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 14th, 2017
5

Great food atmosphere and gig after Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 14th, 2017
5

Nice food and good service from pleasant staff. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 14th, 2017
4

Excellent food, good music & great atmosphere ! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-12
by on March 14th, 2017
5

Slight delay with the kitchen and our waitress disappeared when we wanted to pay but great food and atmosphere- plus awesome house g&t cocktail 🍹 Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 13th, 2017
4

Great venue, both restaurant and club. We came for the Pigeon Detectives gig and ate first. The starters were much nicer than the main I have to say!! I can understand though that it was a very busy night. We were told that there was a c40 minute wait for our food which was fine. Will most likely eat there again but maybe on a less busier evening. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 13th, 2017
5

Such a lovely atmosphere and the staff were brilliant!!! Thank you Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-11
by on March 13th, 2017
5

Fantastic atmosphere and fabulous food and drink. we really enjoyed it. Let down just a bit by slow drinks service. This was the 5th large scale dinner we have had with you (normally linked to music at The Ritz) and we use the bar fairly frequently as it is only 400metres from our office on Princess Street so you could say we were regulars and 'fans'. Thanks. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-10
by on March 12th, 2017
4

The staff at Gorilla were extremely accommodating for a rowdy crowd which included a few crazy kids. The service was fantastic, the food was incredible and to top it off the tunes were mint and there was free glitter station. Brilliant! Thanks Gorilla 😘 Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-05
by on March 8th, 2017
5

Just a little,disappointed that the sponge pudding and custard has gone off the dessert menu, other than that, all food was delicious and are waiter was more than happy to switch the tomato soup to the soup,of the day so we could have the cheese toastie, given the diner doesn't like tomatoes! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-04
by on March 7th, 2017
4

Food was amazing and really good service. It was so easy to book and the host were so accommodating, thank you. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
5

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