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Kro Piccadilly, Manchester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
1 Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester
M1 1RG

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Peter Rydings left this review about Kro Piccadilly

Love it or hate it worth a visit to make your own mind up but if you like proper pub,s walk past

On 4th October 2013 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about Kro Piccadilly

All glass and shiny chrome with uncomfortable furniture, it does look like an upmarket café but the beer from a bank of five handpumps is first class. I dare say most people will either love or hate the surroundings, personally the word soulless, or robotic comes to mind. It does have toilets although they're so far away you may think they're in another building.

On 24th January 2011 - no rating submitted
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aleand hearty left this review about Kro Piccadilly

I suspect like many visitors to Kro, I came away more than a little bemused (particularly having previously just visited Mother Mac’s). It really does challenge your pre-conceptions of what a drinking venue should be like. ROBCamra’s analogy of an IKEA café certainly hits the mark, but you could also add factory canteen and airport departure lounge into the mix. You probably get the idea - the extended L-shape interior is all very modern, pared back and debatably sterile.

Its saving grace for the ale drinker is the presence of five hand pumps on the bar, on this occasion serving Deuchars, Landlord, Bombardier and Robinsons ‘Ginger Tom’ and ‘Chocolate Tom’. Quality was OK and at three pounds a pint a little less than I expected to pay for a trendy central bar. Service from our young barmaid was pleasant enough, but noting Chris87’s point below, I should imagine our experience on a Wednesday lunchtime was very different from an evening visit, particularly the weekend. Surprisingly busy when we called, with a decent mix of diners, casual drinkers and pushchair wielding yummy mummies, seeking revival through cake and cappuccino. Whether or not I’d return, if in the area, I’m not entirely sure. Probably not. However, I’d definitely give it a wide berth if the under twenties were coming out to play.

On 23rd January 2011 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Kro Piccadilly

Substantial Danish restaurant and bar facing onto Piccadilly Gardens, housed in the ground floor of a modern building with high ceilings and full-height windows (and thus very light and airy inside). Modern furniture, but otherwise sparsely decorated. Five real ales on handpump, comprising Wainwright, Deuchars IPA and three from Robinsons - Ginger Tom, Chocolate Tom and Manchester Icon (£3.00).

On 16th January 2011 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about Kro Piccadilly

This place isn't really a pub, it's not really a wine bar either. It's like being in a cafe in Ikea. However it usually has 5 real ales on tap and serves a pretty decent pint of them as well. It also has a good selection of wine. It's a big place but it still gets full. OK to call in for one but I wouldn't want to spend all night here.

On 9th April 2010 - rating: 5
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Chris 87 left this review about Kro Piccadilly

An odd place this: A Danish-themed bar. Didn't seem very Danish to me, and the service at the bar was bloody awful. 5 Ales were on though, which very much took me by surprise and I had two really very good pints of Thwaites Wainwright at £2.90 (I think). Not really my sort of place but adequate nonetheless.

On 19th November 2009 - rating: 6
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