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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...

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

Friendly and attentive staff, gorgeous food and a perfect Bloody Mary Really nice atmosphere too Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
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 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
3

Fab delicious food and Birthday drinks .. thanks to all your staff for making it a fun night ! Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-03
by on March 6th, 2017
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 2017-03-03
by on March 5th, 2017
5

great vibe, good service, good food. Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-03
by on March 5th, 2017
5

Good food and service. Roast dinner was swimming in gravy... maybe serve it on the side Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-26
by on March 4th, 2017
4

Excellent food and great service Visited Gorilla on 2017-03-01
by on March 3rd, 2017
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 2017-02-28
by on March 2nd, 2017
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 2017-02-25
by on March 1st, 2017
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 2017-02-23
by on February 28th, 2017
5

The food was amazing, but it would be great to have vegan options and options catering for allergies. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-25
by on February 28th, 2017
4

Great food, great venue... great music.... the first band The Nix were incredible!!.... Gorilla is the next Cavern !!! Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-25
by on February 27th, 2017
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 2017-02-25
by on February 27th, 2017
2

Great food, great atmosphere and really responsibly priced! Will be back soon. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-24
by on February 27th, 2017
5

Great service. Had the daily special fish finger sandwich and the Gin cocktail of the day. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-24
by on February 26th, 2017
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 2017-02-23
by on February 25th, 2017
5

Great food, the chicken kebab and deluxe fries were immense! Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-19
by on February 21st, 2017
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 2017-02-18

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.
by on February 20th, 2017
4

Service spot on and the special fries were even better than usual! Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-16
by on February 20th, 2017
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 2017-02-14
by on February 16th, 2017
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 2017-02-14
by on February 16th, 2017
2

Good staff and service. Will be back. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-14
by on February 16th, 2017
4

Fantastic food and service as always. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-09
by on February 14th, 2017
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 2017-02-08
by on February 10th, 2017
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 2017-02-05
by on February 8th, 2017
4

Great food and great music. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-04
by on February 6th, 2017
5

Food was lovely and service was quick and efficient. Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-02
by on February 4th, 2017
4

Great food, atmosphere and service! Visited Gorilla on 2017-02-01
by on February 3rd, 2017
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 2017-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2017
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 2017-01-30
by on February 1st, 2017
4

Good service and nice food Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-30
by on February 1st, 2017
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 2017-01-30
by on February 1st, 2017
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 2017-01-30
by on February 1st, 2017
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 2017-01-27
by on January 30th, 2017
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 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
4

Great food. Great service. Great night! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Friendly staff! Great food!! Just shame for 2nd time dessert i wanted wasn't available Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Great service. Great food. Thanks a lot guys! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-27
by on January 29th, 2017
5

great food, service and atmosphere - will definitely be coming back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 29th, 2017
5

Went to Gorilla on Thursday and had a great night. The staff were fantastic and food good. Glad they finally have proper wine glasses. Only thing stopping me gives a 5* review is that the burgers were a bit dry. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-26
by on January 28th, 2017
4

Amazing as always 😊 Pleasure to eat there will be back soon Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-26
by on January 28th, 2017
5

The mains were excellent. We had the aubergine and halloumi burgers with fries. The desserts were disappointing and let the whole meal down. They didn't match the quality of the mains. The service was great - some delay but it was a busy evening so understandable. Lady apologised for the delay twice and didn't charge for the desserts which was a very kind gesture. Nonetheless the desserts were of poor quality the evening we attended and Gorilla should aim to improve these. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-26
by on January 28th, 2017
3

The food was not tasty, the meat in the burger was over cooked. The table was not nice. Waitresses were still nice and helpful. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
1

Great experience with excellent food and atmosphere. Staff great too ..... service with a smile 👍 Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
5

Great food, tasty and well presented! Great atmosphere! The 50% Jan discount made it even better! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
4

Great bar with good food at reasonable prices. The playlist is good and at a volume you can still have a conversation Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
5

Great visit, we had pre ordered due to being a large group and going to the theatre after. All the food was delicious and we were served very promptly. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
5

Great service ,good food, nice feel to the place also liked the decor. And Probably not your target age group customer. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-25
by on January 27th, 2017
4

didn't know what to expect when we went pre theatre - it was brilliant. Loved the decor.Loved the food. Friendly helpful staff. Particularly loved the fact that cold carafe of water quietly replaced when needed. Would highly recommend. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-24
by on January 26th, 2017
5

Professional friendly staff good service. Great food Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-24
by on January 26th, 2017
4

Food was fab thank you Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-23
by on January 25th, 2017
5

Wonderful staff.. very attentive and polite Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-22
by on January 24th, 2017
5

I would love to be able to review but our table was given away as we were slightly late. The booking process doesn't allow for any discussion, I did say that we were at the theatre and so our arrival would depend on the time that the show finished. We checked with the theatre and they said it would finish between 5 and 5.15 however it was later than that and we didn't get to you until 5.45pm . I do understand but there appeared to be a lot of empty tables that could have been put close together to accommodate us. We had chosen your restaurant as one of our party had a problem walking so this was then an inconvenience for us having to try and find an alternative place to eat. I have given 1 star as the girl on the door was pleasant even though nothing could be done. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
1

Great service. Only minor point was happy hour cocktails we were not told which you could have in the offer. Will come back again as great enviroment Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
4

Always a great night at Gorilla. Our reserved table was there on arrival, the service was great and the drinks tasty. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

The overall experience of gorilla was exceptional. From the food to the service there was nothing to fault. There was a slight wait on the food however it was Friday night and the waitress did give us 2 cocktails on the house, in particular the Spanish waitress and the barman upstairs were so accommodating for myself and my girlfriend. Gorilla is on of our favourites Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-20
by on January 22nd, 2017
5

Excellent service,Staff were so helpful and friendly. The food was high quality and main course was substantial. Will definitely be back. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-19
by on January 22nd, 2017
4

Disappointing portion sizes for the price. Waffle stacks with only one waffle does notta make a stack people! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-19
by on January 21st, 2017
2

We went before a show at the palace theatre. The food was fantastic and service was good. Would definitely dine here agsin Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-19
by on January 21st, 2017
5

Keep it up the way it is Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-17
by on January 19th, 2017
5

GORILLA is ideally placed for the theatre and the atmosphere and staff were great. The variety of food was good and I had three courses. My starter of salt and pepper wings was novelly presented but was slightly overcooked and would have benefited from a dip. My main of steak and frites was again good value but only because there was a 50% offer. I say this as it was slightly spoilt by the peppercorn sauce which was watery and more like gravy with pepper but it lacked actual peppercorns. The redeeming feature was the dessert the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream was outstanding. I have been previously and enjoyed my food so hope that this was just a one off. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-16
by on January 18th, 2017
3

I attempted to book online, as there was an offer for 50% off food for reserving online. However the website was having some issues. I decided to phone up instead. Spoke with Emily who booked me in for 3 people and confirmed that 50% off would still be valid despite not booking online. We arrived to find that our reservation had not been put down anywhere. However, the staff member available was very accommodating for us anyway. The interior of Gorilla was brilliant. Food came (2 burgers and Steak). It all looked, smelt and tasty lovely. Staff were always available should we need anything, and they were always very polite and friendly. The bill came, however 50% had not been taken off. I explained the situation to the staff member and happily validated the offer. Price wise it was very reasonable for the meal we had. I think I would only eat here again should there be any more offers (especially 50% off food). The standard price is a bit much for a lunchtime snack. Overall very nice and would definitely recommend coming here in January thanks to that 50% off deal! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-16
by on January 18th, 2017
4

Drinks are great. Service was a little slow and the food quite greasy when it did arrive. But 50% off food for booking online is fantastic. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-16
by on January 18th, 2017
3

Lovely food, very friendly service. I'd definitely go back! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-15
by on January 17th, 2017
5

Although the food took a long time to arrive at our table, the quality and servings were very good. The service staff was even better !! Personable and pleasant young lady! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-15
by on January 17th, 2017
4

We were going to the Palace Theatre and arrange to have lunch before the show, we were seated immediately, the waiter was very friendly and pleasant and looked after us well. We had various meals but the general opinion was that the food was very good, nothing fancy but extremely tasty and well presented. Would defo go again Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
5

I love this place, great food & lovely service. Will definitely be going back. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
5

Food and service INCREDIBLE. Love the place. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
5

Staff, food, ambiance all 2nd to non...... fab, fab, fab !!!! I had been before, my friend's first visit and she was delighted with everything too. We will both be back asap. Advise you book before you go, so you are not disappointed. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
5

Tasty food, friendly stuff, a place with character - we had a good time. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-14
by on January 16th, 2017
4

The food was lovely and the staff were great. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-13
by on January 16th, 2017
5

Excellent venue and good choice of food. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
5

Had a really lovely time. Accommodated all 13 of us very well. Staff very friendly and made the overall process easy, from booking To the night itself. Thankyou! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
5

Fantastic place, food was brilliant, cocktails to die for and nice friendly waitress. Will definitely be back. Try the G&T cocktail 🍸 Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
5

Food and service were excellent. Steak was cooked perfectly rare and the hake was beautiful although the skin could've been crispier. We had a really lovely meal, thanks. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
4

Went for birthday dinner on own unfortunately as friend had been unwell but thought would still go out anyway. Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. Very nervous experience going out for dinner for one but the staff really looked after me. Couldn't have done more. Made to feel very welcome and not frowned upon for taking up a table to myself. Food was amazing service was excellent and atmosphere was really nice. Really recommend this place. Couldn't thank the staff more. Made my day. Thankyou. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017
5

Like the venue atmosphere and staff. Two steaks were ordered, one rare and the other medium. They were identical when they arrived and my knife wasn't sharp enough. However tasted great anyway so not an issue ultimately. Disappointed with the first bill which was full price when it should have been 50% off having booked the table online. Good job one of our party noticed after which the error was rectified. Notwithstanding our review we wouldn't hesitate to go again. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017
4

Food good, service good, seating comfy! Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017
5

very happy with service and food, am a regular visitor and happy recommend Gorilla often to friends Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-11
by on January 13th, 2017
4

Wow. Amazing food great atmosphere and I have to say the nicest and hardest working staff I've seen in any restaurant. Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. Honestly well done guys food amazing. Definitely going again. Thankyou Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-10
by on January 12th, 2017
5

Really lovely servers / wait staff Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-10
by on January 12th, 2017
5

Good food, quick friendly service, great value, will go back Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-10
by on January 12th, 2017
5

Really friendly staff and lovely food :) Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-10
by on January 12th, 2017
5

Lovely staff, great atmosphere, delious food.. shame I was driving so couldn't take up the cocktail offer but will be back without the car Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-09
by on January 11th, 2017
5

I never went. No-one responded despite my "e-booking", and leaving messages on the answering machine and with a member of staff. I tried to call on a number of occasions to chase, but the phone wasn't answered. I gave up in the end. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-07
by on January 9th, 2017
1

First visit to Gorilla , good food, good atmosphere , very pleasant staff. Don't seem to have any "down south" which is a pity Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-06
by on January 9th, 2017
4

Diggy place, good food, tasty cocktails, friendly staff. Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-06
by on January 8th, 2017
5

We had a great night :-) * Friendly staff * Well prepared and tasty food * Good value * Lovely atmosphere We look forward to returning :-) Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-06
by on January 8th, 2017
4

Staff were very pleasant and hard working - great food and great service. Private room with no disturbances. Only one small point - bar shut a lot earlier than I anticipated, so my guests had to go elsewhere for the last hour or two. Not a major problem, but I would have liked to go a little longer Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-04
by on January 6th, 2017
5

Noone welcomed us when we arrived and we just hung by the door for a while which was a shame but our waitress service was brilliant and the food was lovely. Shame there were no roasted parsnips despite them being on the menu Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-04
by on January 6th, 2017
4

Good food (portions are a bit small though), easy on the salt next time but really friendly staff. overall would go again :) Visited Gorilla on 2017-01-02
by on January 5th, 2017
3

It was a great way to see in the New Year, as always the staff were lovely! Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-31
by on January 3rd, 2017
5

Delicious food, friendly and efficient service from the staff. Very enjoyable night. Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
5

Splendid night out! Would go back in a heartbeat 💜 Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2017
5

Always excellant...keep up the good work...!!!!! Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-21
by on January 2nd, 2017
5

Great food, great atmosphere, lovely staff! Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-22
by on December 30th, 2016
5

Love it always my favourite place, great atmosphere, great good and lovely staff Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-23
by on December 27th, 2016
5

Always beautiful food.. Fantastic service, never disappointed Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-22
by on December 24th, 2016
5

Both the staff and the food were fantastic. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Amazing venue. Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-21
by on December 24th, 2016
5

Great service and wonderful food, will definitely book again. Really good veggie food!! Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-21
by on December 24th, 2016
5

We chose Gorilla Restaurant in Manchester because on our first visit before our theatre show we were really looked after with excellent food and service and got to our show in good time. This time was for my wife's 60th birthday. She really enjoyed it, especially with the free range chicken, very tasty! Thanks so much for the bubbly and making it so personal. See you again soon. Love Mike and Rachel x Visited Gorilla on 2016-12-20
by on December 23rd, 2016
5