Manchester Journals

Eating Out At The Trafford Centre

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A travel journal to Manchester by dkm1981

Quote: There are numerous places to get something to eat at the Trafford Centre, but here are just a few . . .

Exchange Bar and Grill

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Restaurant

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The Exchange Bar and Grill is the Trafford Centre’s biggest restaurant and has been serving American Diner style food there for twelve years. It is one of my favourite places to eat in the Trafford Centre because it offers good food, a laid back atmosphere and pretty good value for money.The restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Orient food hall and is open every day from around 11am until 11pm (this varies from day to day, but is a rough guide). The restaurant has plenty of tables, although my favourite place to sit is one of the booths around the edge of the restaurant. I prefer these because they are more comfortable and I think they offer a little more privacy than the other ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2011

Exchange Bar and Grill
The Orient, The Trafford Centre
Manchester, England

Pizza Express

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Restaurant

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Pizza Express is another of the restaurants in the Trafford Centre that has a popularity that I don’t really understand. I went on a recent trip because I had vouchers, so I thought I’d give it a try. It was OK, but not great is the best summing up I can give.The restaurant is located on the upper floor of the food hall, close to the entrance of the Odeon cinema complex, which makes it a popular stop for the pre film diners. The restaurant is open from 11.30am until 11pm everyday except Sunday when it closes an hour earlier at 10pm. It is a long thin restaurant that is quite stylish in design, with glass tables and fancy chairs. There are lot of tables crammed into a very tight...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 7, 2011

Pizza Express
The Orient, The Trafford Centre
Manchester, England

Nando's - Manchester, Trafford Centre

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Restaurant | "Nando's"

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Nando’s seems to be a very popular choice of place to eat and I’ve heard so many people rave about it that I decided to try it. We went to the one in the Trafford Centre on a recent visit to the shopping mall in Manchester. I must say I didn’t think it lived up to the hype – other people must be seeing something that I’m not!Nando’s is located just inside the door of the main entrance into The Orient food hall and I think this was my first problem with the place. A lot of the tables are located in the entrance way and it gets very draughty in there when the doors open, which is quite frequent considering how many people pour through the doors each day.My second issue with the p...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 7, 2011

Nando's - Manchester, Trafford Centre
The Orient, Unit 15a, Trafford Centre
Manchester, England 17 8
+44 (0)161 748 7

A Whole Lot of Choice!

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After a hard days shopping at the Trafford Centre in Manchester, you’ll probably want to treat yourself to something to eat. Whether you want a quick bite, some home cooking or a more formal sit down meal, there is so much to choose from that it’s hard to decide!The main place to go is The Orient which is in the centre of the shopping mall at the front. The Orient is designed like the deck of ship with lots of features like a swimming pool in the middle and ropes around the edges. It also has a ceiling that is designed to reflect the sky outside; it is light blue with clouds during the day and it turns to a darker blue with glittering stars as it gets dark outside. It is quite a pleasant p...Read More

ChaoBaby

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Restaurant

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Chaobaby is an oddly named but excellent buffet restaurant serving Thai food. It is one of the newest dining places in the vast Orient dining area of the Trafford Centre in Manchester. It is apparently part of a chain, but not one that I am familiar with, so I was unsure what to expect when I visited the other night. I am pleased to say that I wasn’t disappointed.The restaurant is located on the upper floor of the shopping centre and is spread both inside and outside. I say outside, by that I mean that it is, like many of the restaurants here, meant to look like outside, when in actual fact it is under the ceiling of the Orient area that is designed to look like the sky outside. We chose t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 7, 2011

ChaoBaby
The Orient, The Trafford Centre
Manchester

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dkm1981

dkm1981
Blackburn, United Kingdom