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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 Sunday

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

A Night of Amy (Manchester)

A Night of Amy (Manchester)

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Enjoy an evening of classic songs from the late Amy Winehouse.Following a total of eight sold out London shows, A Night...

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

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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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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 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
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 24 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
3

Excellent service and good food. visited Gorilla on 21 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017 by
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 15 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by
5

Great brunch, fantastic service, can't wait for our next meal on the 26 June. x visited Gorilla on 05 Jun 2017
22 Jun 2017 by
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 18 Jun 2017
20 Jun 2017 by
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 16 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017 by
4

All great as always. Friendly service, good food! Patrycja visited Gorilla on 08 Jun 2017
10 Jun 2017 by
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 31 May 2017
07 Jun 2017 by
5

Great food and service! A good time was had by all visited Gorilla on 03 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
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 02 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
5

Great atmosphere, food and cocktails visited Gorilla on 31 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
5

Great food, service and atmosphere! visited Gorilla on 29 May 2017
31 May 2017 by
4

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

The summer salad is the best! visited Gorilla on 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
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 27 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Great food great service. Nothing too much trouble visited Gorilla on 25 May 2017
27 May 2017 by
5

Great food, good atmosphere & super staff! visited Gorilla on 21 May 2017
23 May 2017 by
4

Great food, service and atmosphere visited Gorilla on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
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 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Lovely food and great staff, overall a brilliant experience! visited Gorilla on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
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 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Excellent food. Lovely staff. Will be back! visited Gorilla on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Nicest sea-bass I've ever had! visited Gorilla on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
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 14 May 2017
16 May 2017 by
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 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
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 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
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 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
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 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Great food and drinks. Service was a little slow but staff were friendly. visited Gorilla on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
4

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great gig. visited Gorilla on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
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 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Top night out. Good food, excellent staff, and then to see The Japanese House plus two support bands. Excellent! visited Gorilla on 11 May 2017
13 May 2017 by
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 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
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 10 May 2017
12 May 2017 by
5

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

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

Good food but music was so loud we couldnt hear one another without shouting. visited Gorilla on 07 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
3

Food and venue excellent, one minor service snag but totally forgivable for a big group on a Saturday morning visited Gorilla on 06 May 2017
08 May 2017 by
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 29 Apr 2017
03 May 2017 by
4

Excellent food and atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff, will definitely be returning! visited Gorilla on 01 May 2017
03 May 2017 by
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 30 Apr 2017
03 May 2017 by
3

Fantastic venue. Had a meal and then saw a band - great night out! visited Gorilla on 29 Apr 2017
02 May 2017 by
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 29 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
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 29 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
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 29 Apr 2017
01 May 2017 by
5

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

Great food (good vegetarian options, limited vegan) and service. visited Gorilla on 26 Apr 2017
28 Apr 2017 by
5

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

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 :)
25 Apr 2017 by
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 22 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017 by
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 22 Apr 2017

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
24 Apr 2017 by
2

Hot dog's are on point visited Gorilla on 22 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017 by
5

We had a great time, thanks for having us! visited Gorilla on 20 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

good food good service in a laid back way visited Gorilla on 21 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

Love this place , great atmosphere, fab food and cocktails visited Gorilla on 17 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 by
5

Fantastic! Can't fault the food. visited Gorilla on 07 Apr 2017
21 Apr 2017 by
5

One of the best spots in Manchester!! visited Gorilla on 17 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 by
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 15 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017 by
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 16 Apr 2017

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
18 Apr 2017 by
3

Lovely food as always and visited Gorilla on 16 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
4

Excellent food, amazing service. Highly recommended. visited Gorilla on 13 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

Tasty food, lush cocktails and fab atmosphere, love eating here! visited Gorilla on 13 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Look forward to seeing you again soon.
18 Apr 2017 by
5

Lovely food, lovely waiting staff visited Gorilla on 13 Apr 2017
15 Apr 2017 by
5

Food is amazing! Love the atmosphere and attentive staff! Great Vegan options! visited Gorilla on 13 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! Look forward to seeing you back again soon
15 Apr 2017 by
5

A* service. Brilliant atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food! All round great experience. visited Gorilla on 09 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017 by
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 09 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Hope to see you back again x
11 Apr 2017 by
5

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

Reply from Gorilla

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

Excellent food and atmosphere as always. visited Gorilla on 06 Apr 2017
10 Apr 2017 by
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 08 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

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

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

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a great review. Look forward to seeing you again.
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Really enjoyed it here, good food, lovely staff and great atmosphere......will definitely visit again and highly recommend. Deborah visited Gorilla on 07 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks so much! Hope to see you back again soon x
10 Apr 2017 by
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 07 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2017 by
2

Wonderful as usual . Fab Gin of the day. visited Gorilla on 06 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a great review! Hope to see you back soon for more gin :)
08 Apr 2017 by
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 05 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for a lovely review! Hope to see you back again soon for more Gin :)
07 Apr 2017 by
5

Good value, tasty food followed by an excellent concert visited Gorilla on 03 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon!
06 Apr 2017 by
4

Friendly, attentive staff and delicious chicken burger! visited Gorilla on 03 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! The chicken burger is a firm favorite. Hope to see you again soon.
05 Apr 2017 by
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 02 Apr 2017

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
04 Apr 2017 by
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 02 Apr 2017

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!
04 Apr 2017 by
2

It was amazing. Thanks so much! visited Gorilla on 02 Apr 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you!! Hope to see you back again soon :)
04 Apr 2017 by
5

GREAT SERVICE + WELL LOOKED AFTER visited Gorilla on 31 Mar 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
5

Great food, great price, great atmosphere visited Gorilla on 31 Mar 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you! Hope to see you back again soon :)
02 Apr 2017 by
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 31 Mar 2017

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.
02 Apr 2017 by
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 30 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2017 by
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 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
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 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
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 26 Mar 2017

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.
28 Mar 2017 by
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 26 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
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 25 Mar 2017

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!
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Food was nice the 40 minute wait for it was not! visited Gorilla on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
3

Amazing food/service & atmosphere. Halloumi skewers are beaut! visited Gorilla on 23 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Excellent food and good atmosphere. visited Gorilla on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
5

Hi the food was really great and service was good. Eating upstairs away from the hustle and bustle was perfect visited Gorilla on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
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 24 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
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 23 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
4

As always friendly service and good food visited Gorilla on 21 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017 by
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! Grant visited Gorilla on 19 Mar 2017

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!
21 Mar 2017 by
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 sharon visited Gorilla on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
5

The staff and service was great. It was our first time having a sunday roast and it was excellent. visited Gorilla on 12 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
4

good food good drinks good service visited Gorilla on 17 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
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 15 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 by
1

Great service and food! Would definitely recommend. visited Gorilla on 10 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 by
5

Amazing food and cocktails! Service was excellent! visited Gorilla on 11 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
5

Great food atmosphere and gig after visited Gorilla on 11 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
5

Nice food and good service from pleasant staff. visited Gorilla on 11 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
4

Excellent food, good music & great atmosphere ! visited Gorilla on 12 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
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 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
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 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
5

Such a lovely atmosphere and the staff were brilliant!!! Thank you visited Gorilla on 11 Mar 2017
13 Mar 2017 by
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 10 Mar 2017
12 Mar 2017 by
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 05 Mar 2017
08 Mar 2017 by
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! stb4jab visited Gorilla on 04 Mar 2017
07 Mar 2017 by
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 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

Friendly and attentive staff, gorgeous food and a perfect Bloody Mary Really nice atmosphere too visited Gorilla on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

Our waiter was very good and the food was delicious. No one had any complaints on that side. However the bar man came over and said we were being too loud (at 8 o'clock on a Saturday night). The main problem was the fact that the deposit that I had paid was not taken off of the bill. If we had not have checked, Gorilla would have had an extra £45 on the bill. This really tarnished the experience. visited Gorilla on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
3

Fab delicious food and Birthday drinks .. thanks to all your staff for making it a fun night ! visited Gorilla on 03 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
5

Waitress made a slight mistake with our order and could not have handled it in a more friendly and professional way, excellent service. Would definately recommend and will be back soon. visited Gorilla on 03 Mar 2017
05 Mar 2017 by
5

great vibe, good service, good food. visited Gorilla on 03 Mar 2017
05 Mar 2017 by
5

Good food and service. Roast dinner was swimming in gravy... maybe serve it on the side visited Gorilla on 26 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017 by
4

Excellent food and great service visited Gorilla on 01 Mar 2017
03 Mar 2017 by
5

Myself and my partner really enjoyed the food provided .. She had the chicken kebab and I had the steak. All cooked perfect and nicely presented. Washed down with a nice Peroni and Penot wine. Nice relaxed atmosphere and will return again soon..... The gig was great too !!!!! Fenech Soler made it a perfect night. visited Gorilla on 28 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017 by
4

Had a great time at Gorilla, who accomodated a large party of us for early evening food. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal, the vibe was nice and the staff really friendly. visited Gorilla on 25 Feb 2017
01 Mar 2017 by
5

Visited for dinner before a Thursday night gig at Gorilla. Firstly the staff were very helpful in managing to still fit us in despite being late to arrive. The food was excellent quality, well priced, and I'd be prepared to visit again just for the bread & dripping starter. Service remained good throughout the evening, food arriving promptly, and friendly wait staff. visited Gorilla on 23 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by
5

The food was amazing, but it would be great to have vegan options and options catering for allergies. visited Gorilla on 25 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017 by
4

Great food, great venue... great music.... the first band The Nix were incredible!!.... Gorilla is the next Cavern !!! visited Gorilla on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
5

I've eaten at Gorilla on numerous occasions and the service/food has always been very good, There was an hour gap between our starters and the mains, and the dish I frequently order was cold and pretty substandard, Given the average price of mains, I had expected it to be better. visited Gorilla on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
2

Great food, great atmosphere and really responsibly priced! Will be back soon. visited Gorilla on 24 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
5

Great service. Had the daily special fish finger sandwich and the Gin cocktail of the day. visited Gorilla on 24 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by
5

We enjoyed our meal at Gorilla. The food was good and the service excellent, very friendly and polite Aussie waiter. We also were able to ask for the music to be lowered a little(two of our party being slightly deaf and couldn't engage in conversation). We liked the informal atmosphere too. Good venue for the Palace Theatre and maybe you could advertise for a pre or post dinner theatre deal.Thankyou. visited Gorilla on 23 Feb 2017
25 Feb 2017 by
5

Great food, the chicken kebab and deluxe fries were immense! visited Gorilla on 19 Feb 2017
21 Feb 2017 by
5

Pretty good, limited but sufficient menu choice including healthy and veggie options. It would be good if hostess would tell you soup and specials when she seats you. Staff were friendly and efficient. Will go back visited Gorilla on 18 Feb 2017

Reply from Gorilla

Thank you for your review. We have taken on board your feedback with regards to specials. Also, today we have launched a brand new spring menu which has a lot more vegetarian options added on! Look forward to seeing you back here soon.
20 Feb 2017 by
4

Service spot on and the special fries were even better than usual! visited Gorilla on 16 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017 by
5

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My boyfriend and I visited Gorilla on Valentines Day. I picked the restauraunt, which usually does not end well but myself and my boyfriend both thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was brilliant, the atmosphere, decor and music were all grest, and importantly every single member of staff we talked to were really friendly and attentive. We will definitely be returning when we come back to Manchester for a second time. Thanks for a lovely Valentines meal guys! visited Gorilla on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by
5

I'm a returning customer to Gorilla who has recommended this bar and eatery to many of my friends. However, when I ate there on Tuesday with my partner and two friends, the place was extremely understaffed and the service was lacking. Our server didn't apologise for the wait on 25 minutes for our first round of drinks and an hour for our food. Simple steps of service such as asking if we needed any more drinks (we had one drink each in the first hour and weren't offered another until we asked) and checking up on us during the extremely long wait were missing. The restaurant didn't seem busy so I'm confused as to why the service was rather neglectful. The food was also lukewarm when it arrived after over an hour. It's a shame as Gorilla was one of my favourite places to eat in Manchester. visited Gorilla on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by
2

Good staff and service. Will be back. visited Gorilla on 14 Feb 2017
16 Feb 2017 by
4

Fantastic food and service as always. visited Gorilla on 09 Feb 2017
14 Feb 2017 by
5

Big thanks to Gorilla for letting us have the studio for a 3 days of training. As always world class service! Thanks to the team we was really well looked after. visited Gorilla on 08 Feb 2017
10 Feb 2017 by
5

Sunday Roast was tasty, staff was friendly and were quick to accommodate our request for a bigger table. Music was a bit loud though, had to shout to speak to our friends... visited Gorilla on 05 Feb 2017
08 Feb 2017 by
4

Great food and great music. visited Gorilla on 04 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by
5

Food was lovely and service was quick and efficient. visited Gorilla on 02 Feb 2017
04 Feb 2017 by
4

Great food, atmosphere and service! visited Gorilla on 01 Feb 2017
03 Feb 2017 by
5

Amazing menu & food. Great atmosphere, love the decor :-) The server forgot to bring the fries with our order, then brought the wrong fries, but did not charge us for either, which we appreciated. It might be an idea to use a pen and paper to take customer orders, so they don't forget things next time. Otherwise all good and will be back :-) visited Gorilla on 31 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017 by
4

Food excellent (2nd visit and both consistently delicious), however, very slow to be served with first drink hence only 4 stars. visited Gorilla on 30 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017 by
4

Good service and nice food visited Gorilla on 30 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017 by
5

Drinks and food are always great, love the atmosphere and the staff are fun and helpful. Varied menu, great selection of drinks and never takes long to get served at the bar even if the person in front of you is ordering 20 cocktails. visited Gorilla on 30 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017 by
5

Had a fantastic time at gorilla. Booked a table with 50% off which I didn't need to remind them of... they rang me on the day aso my special instructions were I was disabled and couldn't stand for long and I was also attending the concert after they got me seating for the concert. Which is perfect for me... as I could sit and still see Alex Clare and my other half could stay with me and stand up when he wanted and get us drinks from below. Price of the meal was brilliant and drink prices were really good... fantastic all round thanks to all the staff.. you were all fantactic visited Gorilla on 30 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017 by
5

We went on a Friday night in January, pre Trentemoller gig (Also in Gorilla). This was a 1/2 price offer night so incredibly busy. Food was great, but service was slow for both drinks and food. When the bill arrived the 50% discount had not been applied, so it had to be recalculated. Nice restaurant and what we needed as we were going to the Trentemoller gig. Just needed more staff. PS the beer was also very good. visited Gorilla on 27 Jan 2017
30 Jan 2017 by
3

Good service, tasty food at a reasonable price and so handy for. Oxford Road Railway Station and the O2Ritz. Will definitely go there again. visited Gorilla on 27 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by
4

Great food. Great service. Great night! visited Gorilla on 27 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by
5

Friendly staff! Great food!! Just shame for 2nd time dessert i wanted wasn't available visited Gorilla on 27 Jan 2017
29 Jan 2017 by
5

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