Almost Famous, Manchester

When I visited my brother in Manchester, which feels like ages ago now, I was completely overwhelmed by how many interesting bars and restaurants there were. I pretty much wanted to go to all of them which wasn't entirely possible since I only stayed one night. However, Jamie was very keen for me to visit Almost Famous, which he assured me sells the best burgers.

Almost Famous Manchester Menu

Unfortunately, I'd just eaten my first kangaroo burger of 5 years at Walkabout (hardly an inspiring establishment, I know, but there isn't a branch anywhere near me) so by the time we reached Almost Famous, I was too full for a meal.
Almost Famous Manchester Love Hate Marmite Fries
Don't let me fool you into thinking I was too full to eat, mind you! The menu, which has an awesome late 80s/early 90s feel, was rammed with interesting sounding dishes but in the end I plumped for the LoveHate fries which are covered in Marmite butter and served with a Marmite dip.

Now I love Marmite. I'm one of those people. I did think my chips were a little too generously slathered with the stuff though. Next time (because you better believe there will be a next time!) I'll ask for my chips to just come with the dip so I can control how Marmite-y they are.
Almost Famous Manchester Achocalypse Wow
At the back of the menu, the milkshakes caught my eye so I decided to have one as a pudding substitute. Achocalypse Wow looked yummy, with chocolate fudge, brownie and melted marshmallows, but I wasn't expecting it to arrive looking like this! I cannot even tell you how good it tasted.

Almost Famous was a fantastic place to eat- quirky, innovative and, most importantly of all, delicious. I love the whole retro kitsch feel to the place and the staff were friendly. Despite the calorie-laden menu, it's not particularly fatty friendly as the chairs have really uncomfortable metal poles either side that were digging into my chunky thighs. Next time, I'll be sure to ask for a booth- and not eat before hand so I can sample more of the menu. I really want to try those burgers! 
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8 comments:

  1. Marmite chips sound AMAZING. As does that milkshake! x


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  2. Ooh this place sounds awesome! :) Im counting down 6 weeks till I get back home to Manchester for a few months and I can not wait! Making a list of all these cool places to take my Husband, as he is American! :) This definitely makes the list! :) xx

    Lucy x |~ SweetIsAlwaysInStyle || Lifestyle Blog ~

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  3. I've never tried Almost Famous, but those milkshakes have guaranteed a visit on my next trip down to Manchester! x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  4. I love Almost Famous, they really push the boundaries with what can go in a burger, I mean cheerios and a pop tart, really!? The bacon fries are my absolute favourite from them, though the mac and cheese balls are pretty incredible too. Red's True BBQ is another great one in Manchester and I love Get Baked in Leeds for their burgers. Me and the boyfriend are going to Splendid Kitchen tonight which looks really interesting, I love trying out new places, especially anywhere that has bacon and cheese in abundance. I'll stop rambling about food now haha. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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  5. Oooh Almost Famous sounds like such a lovely restaurant to visit. You have made me really want to go! :-) I’m a sucker for milkshakes and yours looks unreal!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  6. We've had an Almost Famous nearby in Leeds for ages but I've still not got around to visiting - those milkshakes make it look like it'd be worth the trip though!

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  7. Next time go to SoLita! Far better ;) Or go to Red's True BBQ for ultimate meaty delight!

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  8. I recently went to the one in Leeds and OMG it was incredible!! Must've eaten a weeks worth of calories but so worth it!

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