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Stylish and folksy Bock Bière Café in Manchester brings Belgian’s sophisticated beer culture to the heart of town. Offering a hefty selection - from amber to trappist - Bock Bière Café’s beer menu has no equal in the north. But not just the beer will tantalize your senses on Tib Lane here in the centre of Manchester. Dig into a diverse offering of succulent sharing boards (eve fondue is available) or delicious baguette creations, while you decide which biere to sample next. Even if beer is not your thing, Bock Bière Manchester has you covered with a suave wine and cocktail list and an all-day lunch menu makes visiting worth it by itself.
Attention beer lovers, we’ve got just the place for you! Bock Bière Café in Manchester, right on Tib Lane in the city centre, is a haven for anyone fond of delicious, crispy pints of liquid gold. Serving up lots of Belgian and European beers and grub, it’s the ideal place to go with a gang of pals on a Thursday evening or for a bit of daytime drinking over the weekend. The cosy surrounds of this Bock Bière Manchester will make you feel right at home, and with so many beers on offer, you’ll easily find yourself spending hours here enjoying some sharing boards and trying out different bevvies!
Manchester residents in the know are well aware that it’s worth getting in for Bock Bière Café’s Happy Hour from 5pm onwards Monday to Thursday, when certain bottled beers are two-for-a-fiver. And it’s not just beer on the menu either – you can enjoy a great selection of continental coffee, spirits, wines and more at Bock Bière Café as well. Bock Bière Café in Manchester also has a brilliant European menu with an express lunch between 12-2pm every day with salads, savoury waffles, fried cheese sandwiches and soup available. Or if you’re not in the mood for a big meal but want to pick at something, Bock Bière Café’s sharing boards are a great choice. Book a table now and see what all the fuss is about.
The roast dinner fondue was amazing will definitely visit next time I’m in manchester, fantastic service too they were all very attentive and couldn’t do enough for us
Bock is awesome. Massive choice of beers to suit all tastes, great food and service and comfortable surroundings. Would definitely recommend and visit again. A++++
amazing fondue roast dinner meat so tender everything was perfect, staff were very helpful and friendly would definitely go again when ever we are in Manchester
A great Sunday lunch concept expertly delivered by the staff at Bock Biere cafe, we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was excellent, i have no hesitation in recommending this place.
Can't fault the food as it was amazing and the atmosphere is really cosy. Was a shame about how some of the servers treated us however. They made a mistake on our order then argued it with us to say it was our fault (we ordered a veggie option and they brought out the meat option). After arguing their point they made a rude comment to say the mains we had ordered were not veggie.. we knew this as when my friend (non meat eater) tried to order the fish board we were told it wasn't available the waiter then made a point to say she wasn't a veggie but a pescitarian (pedantic or what)I felt it was really unprofessional and rude as we were polite about the situation and they couldn't seem to accept they had made a mistake. The waitress even returned making faces saying she always double checks insinuating we were lying . It created a really awkward vibe over something really miniscual. They did change who served us (off their own back) he was really lovely and you could see he was working hard. I would definitely return as the food was great. I would just recommend some of the staff work on their manners!
Our experience of Bock Biere Cafe was a really good one. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the food was fantastic and it was something different/fun. The drinks options were great and I really loved my beer flight. The only downside was that our table was a bit too small for the number of people (we could barely fit the food on and one person had to have a bread basket on their lap). Other than this though, I can say that I have already highly recommended Bock Biere Cafe to some friends whilst at my son's football match on Saturday morning and again to some other friends whilst at my daughters dance class on Saturday afternoon. I will be back soon with my husband! :-) NB. I've marked "noise" below as average but, this is a good thing as I wouldn't want it to be "mute". If "perfect" was I option, I would have chosen that and so the rating would obviously be much higher.
Food was fantastic but we waited for 20 minutes for our drinks so I had to go to the bar to re-order them. I was told that the waiter who had taken the orders handwriting was illegible so the barman didn't realise there were drinks on the order! I gave the barman my full order again to be sure we'd get what we wanted which was a little alarming. It was very busy so the food was very slow coming out (50 minutes from ordering), we were told about this and the staff were very attentive after I pulled them about the drinks so that wasn't really too big an issue for us. I would go back but I do hope they look at their kitchen wait times (we only had bread and oils, calamari and shared a moules frites) and possibly train staff better on order taking and customer service as we saw a lot of people trying to get attention from waiters even though our service was good. Overall not a bad experience but wouldn't go back on a weekend or specials night.
We've been here a few times now, however, the last experience I had was a bit mixed, had to book a table 2 weeks in advance for Sunday lunch, not that I'm complaining as the food is exceptional & a real treat, the table we had was very small & virtually in the walkway, with diners/staff constantly passing, we did ask to be moved to another one, but was advised they were all booked even though they were empty!! food was still excellent apart from having to have the flame for the fondue relit on 2 occasions as it kept going out, but all that aside the staff are really pleasant & helpful though they are run ragged, a definite if you are planning a Sunday in Manchester, but, I would suggest booking well in advance as you won't be able to get a table on the day.
Bock Biere was highly recommended for it’s infamous Sunday lunches, couldn’t make a Sunday so went Monday! I’d booked via Quandoo and messaged to say as I was vegetarian could they do half and half Sunday lunch. I didn’t receive a response so presumed it would be okay. However upon arrival told that the Sunday lunch is made for two meat eaters, due to the size of the meat. So if you want a vege option you need to pay an additional £6 for vege balls and the meat eater would get both portions of meat. Oh and pay an additional £3 for vege gravy too! I explained that it would have been good if they had messaged/ called beforehand rather than save embarrassment at the restaurant. We had to swap our plates as they were dirty with dried on food. Found the plates which were the size of saucers way too small. After initial hiccups found the meal to be lovely, service was good and the vege option was tasty. Only other recommendation would be to put signage up for the toilets! Thank you
We were blown away by the overall experience. Service was threat and the starters were, although unpronounceable, wonderful and could have eaten them all day! We had the Saunday Roast fondu for mains and it was nothing short of spectacular!! Neither my wife or I could recall a better roast and the fondu idea is a great one! Wanted so much to give full marks but the desert was quite poor. We had the sharing platter of deep fried doughnut type things with chocolate and creme freche but it was very over cooked- mostly burnt -and the sauces were in tiny ramakins garnished by a deftly spliced strawberry. Very underwhelming but we were rushing to beat the parking meter and because the rest was so incredible, we walked out in a great mood! Up the desert game and I would go every Sunday rather than my Mums!!