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5.4 /6 Excellent 51 Reviews

Bock Bière Café

City Centre European £££ +100
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About Bock Bière Café

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Stylish folksy Bock Bière Café brings Belgian’s sophisticated Beer Culture to the heart of Manchester. Offering a hefty selection - from Amber to Trappist - their beer menu has no equal in the far north. But not just the beer will tantalize your senses on Tib Lane here in Manchester City Centre. Dig into their diverse offering of succulent Sharing Boards (they even have fondue) or delicious Baguette Creations, while you decide which biere to sample next. Even if beer is not your thing, they have you covered with a suave wine and cocktail list and their All-Day lunch menu is worth the visit alone.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Bock Bière Café, 10 Tib lane, M2 4JB Manchester

51 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 51 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 16:34

The food was beautiful, friendly staff and great service. Had the Sunday roast fondue, and then beef was amazing. Also had the chocolate fondue, only complaint, I would have preferred more waffle. More than enough food for the 3 of us that went.

5 reviews so far 6
30.07.2017 13:19

Bock is amazing we are always made to feel special and the atmosphere is relaxed and cool. The food is delicious and very reasonable and the portions are large, great to soak up the vast selection of Belgian beers. Well recommended to visit if you are a beer lover.

2 reviews so far 6
30.07.2017 10:06

This is an amazing place! Friendly and knowledgeable staff, tasty satisfying food and a plethora of beers and cocktails. What's not to like?! Already booked our next visit.

4 reviews so far 6
15.07.2017 22:54

We enjoyed our time here..we had the cheese fondue to share and it was very enjoyable..followed by deserts..they were amazing and presented lovely. Drinks were good and the service was great. Overall a very pleasant experience and we will definately visit again.

1 review so far 6
17.02.2017 12:13

The cafe was an amazing experience as it was my boyfriends birthday and I surprised him by taking him to this cafe. I walked past it one day and instantly wanted to go there and I was not let down. I got the Italiano baguette and for £7 let's just say I left feeling extremely full. You get so much food for you money and the chips were unreal. The beer was not disappointing either and there was a large variety to chose from. I would definitely reccomend this place to anyone looking for a bite to eat and some nice beer. 10/10

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 14:01

First visit to this cafe with family, I loved ever minute of it, the rustic feel, the atmosphere and the staff were great, we had so much fun with one of our waiters. I loved the food, we had mussels and four of us shared it as a starter, it came with lots of bread and fries, which were delicious, two of us had the cheese fondue and there was plenty of food. Would have liked to try the sharing platter but will on our next visit. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 16:48

We had booked ahead to ensure we got a table as it isn't a massive venue. The tables are a little close together but that doesn't detract from the experience and the fact that it is table service means you don't need worry about getting to the bar. Very attentive staff who ensured all the tables were looked after. We had the sharing platters and they were really good as is the range of beers available. Will definitely be returning.

2 reviews so far 4
27.04.2017 10:46

First off let me say I like Bock bier cafe and will be returning but at our last visit we had a couple of issues. They were very understaffed - with 1 stressed out girl having to manage front of house and the bar on her own! This meant - despite her bety efforts - service was uncomfortably slow. Second issue is the tables have been rearranged on the first floor and 2 people in our party hit their heads on a low slung light fitting - it is a solid wooden and glass construction with a considerable weight! Food is good and beer is great

1 review so far 5
13.04.2017 08:50

Visited twice the same evening. For party of 8 we were given a table upstairs in the bunker type area, felt detached from the rest of the bar much preferred it downstairs where a couple of us returned later that evening. The atmosphere was much better even though it was late, will def visited again but will request not to be given the table tucked away upstairs.

2 reviews so far 6
17.05.2017 08:18

This place can get busy so booking is essential, especially at the weekend. The staff are really friendly and the bartender was really knowledgeable about beer and helped us try something different. We also had the fondue which was delicious :) can't wait to go back to try some more of their food!

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 12:52

Great friendly place. Had a couple of the beer off the special's list which were great. Then we had cheese fondue for 2, amazing. Managed to squeeze in a couple of Belgian choc waffles too. A good experience. A bit of a noisy crowd in but not their fault.

2 reviews so far 3
27.04.2017 10:01

Looks inviting and money has been spent on the building's renovation, so first impressions were very good. There's atmospheric lighting and matching decor plus comfortable seating, but it was rather chilly sat on the ground floor and echoey too. Loos are quite the hike, on the 2nd floor. Beer selection is distinctly average and overpriced, all the usual names at eye-watering prices. Yes, these are strong imported beers but there are suburban bars in Manchester with more variety. Food menu did not look tempting at all, a step above bar snacks really.

1 review so far 4
10.03.2017 09:15

I am from Belgium and I really enjoyed it, beer menu is great! However, I ordered a sharing board (called Olandese or something like that) and each element was nice but together it didn't really work (camembert, chips and cornichons don't go very well together...) But my friends ordered the baguettes and were really happy with it. So, good experience overall and would definitely recommend it!

5 reviews so far 6
05.03.2017 11:53

Absolutely amazing place....the staff are knowledgeable, food is delish and theyou have created a fabulous environment ❤❤❤ defo be back very very soon. Loved sitting in your air raid shelter too and our friends loved it too. Thanks for a great night.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 14:01

The food, service and atmosphere were all superb. We will definitely be back. The background music was right up our street as well. If you are looking for a quality, relaxed, city centre experience without pretension this place is perfect.

2 reviews so far 4
02.04.2017 22:40

2nd time here. Lovely place to relax with friends. Nice ambience, great choice of beers. Staff serving were abit miserable and service was slow. Food platters weren't quite as good as previous experience, seem to provide more bread to compensate for reduction in other bites. The meat platter should have had pork but didn't - no apology or substitution.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 08:20

Fantastic place, food was fab, especially the chocolate fondue. Staff were lovely and had plenty of time for you. Definitely will be going back again.Husband loved the Belgium beers, it reminded us of many lovely weekends in Belgium. Xx

1 review so far 6
22.05.2017 10:48

What a great place for a Sunday lunch, enquired about a vegetarian Sunday Roast with the gravy fondue when we booked and it was bloody lovely. Thank you BBC, brilliant setting and a kool atmosphere!!

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 07:59

what can I say apart from WOW - building & decor & fabulous, staff very friendly - you must try the Sunday Roast Fondue - it's gorgeous, will be going back very soon, can't wait.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 09:46

We went to Bock Bierce for birthday beers on Saturday. Booked a table which was great as it was quite busy. Great beer selection with my favourite Vedett on draught. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 08:49

Fantastic food especially the Sunday lunch fondue! Staff great and friendly especially lad who was downstairs. Beer good especially the Bock Beer! Will all definitely come again! Thank you for a great afternoon!

2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 19:43

Fabulous Sunday roast with a twist, will definitely be back again. Plenty of meat, veg and gravy and we loved the waffle!!! Also fantastic value for money!!! Service really friendly as well.

1 review so far 4
18.03.2017 12:01

The selection of beers and the atmosphere is great however the service was terrible, it took almost an hour for our food to arrive and we were forever trying to catch the attention of a waiter as they only seemed to come round about every 45 minutes.

1 review so far 6
01.04.2017 11:11

Table was ready and waiting on time even though the place was very busy and popular on a Friday night. Excellent service and great range of beers and food to sample.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 15:05

Lovely intimate bar with a fanstastic selection of Belgian beer and table service which is a big hit with me. Far enough off the beaten track to avoid idiots :)

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 11:23

Had a great afternoon here,we had a vegetarian sharing board which was very tasty! The place has a great atmosphere,great selection of beers and friendly staff,would definitely recommend this place!

1 review so far 6
15.05.2017 17:12

Awesome Sunday roast. Great selection of beers. Friendly and efficient staff. Great value for money. All set off by some fab jazz music on a Sunday afternoon. We'll be back.

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 10:14

A quality little bar serving lots of really nice European beers (and other drinks). Nice surroundings, table service, good food and drink , what more can you ask for?

2 reviews so far 6
04.06.2017 11:51

Fantastic atmosphere and amazing food, what a find. Highly recommended. Guy who looked after us (was sorry not to ask his name) was brilliant, excellent customer service given.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 18:18

Great beers, especially the option to have 3 1/3 pints of on tap beers for tasting. Food was great too, will definitely be coming back to Bock!

5 reviews so far 6
10.04.2017 11:19

always amazing....and again we will be back. awesome food and Maddy and Ben are great hosts. see you again soon and keep up the great work

1 review so far 5
22.04.2017 17:53

huge food portions at very reasonable prices, helpful staff who know about the drinks and a great quirky venue in the heart of the city but enough out of the way.

5 reviews so far 6
21.05.2017 22:32

always a great atmosphere with amazing staff and a fab selection of beers too and the staff really know their stuff. Food is delish too

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 20:18

What a lovely experience, great food and lovely staff. We had the Belgian Sunday lunch which was superb. Freashly cooked and great taste Highly recommended

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 08:18

Nice beer and food, a bit different from the usual places. The staff were friendly and the service was good. I would definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
19.05.2017 07:39

Very good choice of beers and the fondue was really good. The music was also enjoyable and we will definitely be going back there again.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 21:01

Staff were friendy and accommodating. Food and atmosphere were great. Sharing plaster and moules were really good. Definitely recommend - will go again for sure.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 09:12

Met up with two friends for a few drinks and some food. Great selection of beers, buzzy atmosphere, awesome sharing platters. Will definitely come back!

1 review so far 5
22.06.2017 22:17

A beer lovers paradise and great food to go with it. Cosy and unpretentious and a beer menu so extensive I will have to pay a few more visits

1 review so far 5
14.04.2017 07:09

Great beer (but very expensive), great service and a nice atmosphere. The food was mostly good, but the sharing platter was let down by the soggy, limp chips.

2 reviews so far 5
06.08.2017 10:13

Loved the food, the setting and the beers! Good veggie choices, great selection of beers and the food was good value too. Some of the staff were excellent.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 09:35

Myself and my boyfriend love this bar, it's so cosy, we love the table service, and the food was lovely! We're constantly recommending it to friends and family!

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 12:37

Love this place!! Only thing is device was abit slow. Other than that, perfect! The food is excellent and you could spend hours trying all the different beers

1 review so far 5
10.06.2017 18:29

Lovely place, great beers and kind staff! I can't ask more :) Will certainly be back to try some of your platters and other drinks

1 review so far 5
05.05.2017 14:47

good food, good selection of ale and most of all, wonderful staff !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!

1 review so far 5
06.08.2017 20:36

Booked in on a Sunday and had the Sunday lunch fondue followed by the waffle stack to share. Both absolutely lovely. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 3
04.06.2017 11:57

Booked for 12 weeks ago but they were unprepared. No tables set up, no thought given to how we might all be seated and have a meal. This is a bar for a small group only.

5 reviews so far 6
20.03.2017 21:41

what can we say, our new absolute favourite place for drinks and the food is awesome too....perfect

1 review so far 3
26.06.2017 11:03

Nice venue. Draft and bottled selection fairly standard Belgium beer selection. Beer prices a little high (£7.50 for a bottle of St Bernardus Abt 12) but food excellent. We had the cheese fondue

1 review so far 2
23.05.2017 12:37

Frites we're soggy and it would have nicer to have had the option of a single serve of modules frites and fondue instead of having to share. We were disappointed although the beer was lovely.