PLY

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Pizzeria

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PLY lies in the heart of the Northern Quarter on the corner of Lever Street and Stevenson Square. A bustling bar and pizza hangout with a mirror tiled, woodfired oven.
Our Neapolitan, sourdough pizzas are served up alongside a carefully selected and regularly refreshed range of craft beer, fine wine and twists on classic cocktails.
We have curated a programme of exhibitions and events delivered by artists from all over the world, alongside a doodle wall and our book exchange – where you can spend a good few hours with a book and your favourite bottle.
Drink, doodle, work, eat, look, read, relax.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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SL
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best vegan pizza ever! Staff were lovely and ambience was great. Music was sometimes a bit too loud but other than that is was perfect.

JE
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The band was extremely loud and a very odd choice. Conversation was virtually impossible. Shame as everything was very good.

KC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious pizza’s excellent food, wonderful service. Thank you

B
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely pizza and nice beer, just the service was a little slow when it wasn’t that busy.

YC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Liked the pizza base but no vegetarian cheese only vegan cheese which was awful- can you get vegetarian cheese?
Didn’t really like the bread with dip

J
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable meal with good service and a decent selection of drinks available, bonus was have live music on at the time of the meal.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and good craft beer. Real causal type atmosphere could imagine it being a really good place to just drink when it’s busy. They allow dogs which makes it even better, bringing a bowl of water over for her.

B
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Went there for pizza . This is the kind of pizza I like, nice crispy crust and fresh ingredients. (Not that soggy stuff you get at Rudy’s and noi Quattro.)
Gabriel was very informative and during service was looking if all was fine . And it was .
Left happy and well fed. Thank you. A

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loud and ‘cool’. There was a band finishing up playing as we started our 9pm dinner res.

HW
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were late (sorry) due to taxi taking us wrong place but we were welcomed nicely. Loved the live band, great ambiance, service too was great. Enjoyed food. Have pizza oven envy! (I should explain hubby has one in the garden so it’s a real quest to find great pizza!) Definitely recommend.

KD
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

I went with a friend who is vegetarian and struggled to find anything on the menu as all you cheese was either none vegetarian or straight to vegan cheese that she did not like and does not melt well on pizza. It would be good if you found a happy medium.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food - pizza is the best in Manchester!! Lovely service as well!

EN
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, great food as always, service fantastic and they made any cocktail we asked for if they had the right ingredients. Also had a band on which were entertaining and not too loud.

KA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good pizza only issue was the center of both pizzas were soggy which meant having to eat with a knife and fork.

LW
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing. A very limited menu based around pizza but they are the best pizzas you will have. Great drinks menu and great atmosphere. The food was a little slow on the most recent visit, but our wonderful waiter took a couple of drinks off the bill, unprompted. Love this place.

IG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ambience, cool vibe, and nice staff. They had a live band playing which kept it interesting. A little too loud for talking (but that's just like any other city centre restaurant really), but we managed to find a table by the windows which was fine.

LI
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it here. We live in Shropshire but I am from Manchester so when we were visiting for the weekend decided to bring my partner who is from London, to Ply. He has quite the discerning palate when it comes to eating out, in particular with pizza!!! His opinion was that Ply was wonderful. From the food to the decor and artwork, we are hooked! He even thinks that it gives the London chain Franco Manca a run for its money!!! High praise indeed. Well done....keep it going x

RW
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Nice enough place, good drinks selection and OK pizza. Pizza let down by a substandard tomato sauce - no depth of flavour.

CE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Was recommended to me by a friend and it didn't disappoint! Fantastic friendly service, although a little pricey it was worth it. Will be back!

NB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

Great pizza, service a bit slap dash and the noise levels are unbelievable! Live singer that had no mic control, so wailed at full pelt and a dj who played the loudest music. A rowdy after work crowd who were drunk by 6pm but also had to shout at each other over the noise. This is no place to catch up with friends!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Music is too loud

GG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing pizzas particularly the Vulcano. We all had a great time.

KM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved my pizza, each member of staff who served us was excellent, down to earth and just cool!

Would go again and would recommend Ply to anyone.

Plenty of big tables and booths, great selection of drinks and the menu was varied in terms of ingredients and flavours which gave it that extra quality - as a veggie I didn't feel too limited. Keep it up.

HB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great and the atmosphere was really nice. Couldn't hear and wasn't bothered by the happy hour crowds from our table. However, one of the pizzas went cold really fast!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

This is somewhere we frequent when we visit Manchester and somewhere we love coming to. The food was as always lovely. The original server who took our order was helpful and polite and we discussed vegetarian options. On arrival of our food he’d unfortunately got the order wrong however this was swiftly acted on and despite waiting 10mins for the pizza to return we had started our meals. The end of the meal however was nothing sort of rude!! The young waitress came to get our payment and one of the party asked that the tip we wanted to give went to the original server and not herself! To then have this young lady snatch the payment card and be abrupt was quite astonishing. I proceeded to tell her this after we’d got our coats to leave to which I was replied a ‘bye then. Never in all my times of dining out have I been spoken to so rudely!! A course on customer service wouldn’t go a miss with this arrogant and rude young lady After parting with £80, that will be the last of our hard earned money going to Ply. Shane because we love it but as a customer that level of service is unacceptable.

PM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Superb place with lovely staff and ambience, most likely in double figures with the amount of times I’ve visited now and it’s not dropped it’s standard once. Superb

OB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, beer slightly expensive...................

KT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was great, the service was poor. We were waiting by the sign when we arrived (having pre booked) for 5 minutes and weren't acknowledged by anyone, I then went to the bar to be told to wait by the sign. Finally got seated and the first person was great at keeping on top of drinks orders. Then when it came to the food order, the staff didn't know how to use the ipad. It finally got ordered (even though we had an extra pizza added to our bill!). Food was great and arrived in good time. We were then waiting around an hour with no drinks, when we wanted to get the bill. We finally received this and after 10 minutes I had to go up to someone and explain it was wrong, we then waited another 10 minutes to get a new one and finally paid. It's a shame as the food really is great, but this put me right off.

S
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was delicious however the service was appalling. The time it took to even get our order in of a drink was far too long. Once we eventually got an order in and some food arrive the plates took so long to be cleared following our starters that we had to stack up the plates and move them to the end of the table. In addition to this when trying to order a second bottle of wine it took over 15minutes before we were able to ask our hostess despite making many attempts to catch her attention. The service ruined a potentially very good and enjoyable meal.

CM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and quick service.
We will definitiv be back.

FH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. I love to visit when I'm in Manchester!

IP
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First time in Ply and was very very happy with the amazing food
Will definitely be back very soon

E
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service leaves something to be desired - please IGNORE their sign about waiting at the door to be seated. Nobody will come and you will stand there like a complete lemon. The bar staff should acknowledge you on arrival too. Just saying you'll be a minute, will go a long away. Ok, aside form that, food was great - brilliant having 50% off deal; and the beer was on happy hour. So all in all, a very cheap night out (for January anyway)!

CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing place, wonderful friendly staff that cant do enough for you. A chilled yet vibrant atmosphere and excellant food. Truely fab and great to take a teenager.

AH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous pizza, great wine, nice atmosphere & value for money. Can't ask for more than that :-)

JJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good atmosphere. Good pizza. Definitely worth a visit.

a
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service, amazing food
Overall an amazing experience at a beautiful restaurant

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza in a funky venue with super service. What more do you want?

NC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with friendly staff and tasty pizzas! We were a big group so pre ordered for lunch and the food came fast and was really tasty. Great for groups or couples due to the variety of different seating. One of our group is dairy free which was no problem at all with their vegan menu. Would go again and highly recommend!

Y
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place it super yummy, the pizza is so delicious!