So much more than your average concert venue, Band on the Wall on Swan Street also features a restaurant known as The Picturehouse where you can indulge in some of Manchester’s best eats while drinking a number of tasty imported beers. This hip Northern Quarter dining spot is open every day of the week except for Wednesday and serves food from 5pm until 9pm, plus beer and drinks until late. On the menu you’ll be met with several different international options including the Jamaican-inspired jerk chicken, the Lebanese-style spicy lamb kofta or the Indian masala fried fish served with your choice of vegetarian curry. Whether you’re already catching a show at Band on the Wall or you’re just dropping in for a meal at The Picturehouse, a reservation is the best way to guarantee a table.
Great to be able to eat at the same venue before seeing a band. Friendly staff and good value, tasty food. Will be back again and again.
Superb value, top quality food in a relaxing, informal setting. Where else can you chat to leading musicians over a beer, whilst enjoyed some delicious home-style cooking from the menu. We had a superb evening, will be back asap.
We had the spicy fish and chicken curry , both dishes were very good. Service was pleasant an attentive too. A really good experience followed by an excellent night in the club. Thank you!
Service brilliant! Laura found us on mobile to say food would be delayed .... But then great service, attention etc, even reserving us seats so we would not have to rush to get good seats for amazing The Necks concert!
Good food from a very limited menue, this is a bar that serves food, it is not a restaraunt ! Good wine, and a good selection of beers. It is very much a place where people sit and wait for the main event. I enjoyed the experience, but it is not for anyone expecting lots of frills.
I love BOTW, food is reasonably priced and always excellent. Great music venue fantastic atmosphere. I'm lucky as it is within walking distance of my home. Often visit to see acts I have never heard of and am very rarely disappointed.
The menu is basic as it says on the website but the food is good and service was quick despite me ordering just after the 12 piece band had placed theirs. Good food at a reasonable price.
Good food and drink. Got free tickets to another gig because we reserved a table. The gig was fantastic. Will definitely be back in two weeks to enjoy more music.
Choice of only one veggie meal but the stew was really good and enjoyed the pineapple salsa on the side. It was very busy and they were only serving people who had booked a table.
Excellent service, ambience and food. For me, my ideal pre-music experience. Complemented by a good choice of beers and house wine which lives up to the place.