Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Pot Kettle Black Barton Arcade
Brunch, independent coffee and bakehouse set in a beautiful Victorian Arcade. Situated between St Ann's Square and Deansgate.
I booked to bring my boyfriend here at the weekend because I love the coffee and have had some nice brunches here before. When I ordered, I was informed that you no longer serve gluten free bread which was really disappointing as it states it is available on the menu. My boyfriend really enjoyed his pastries but I ended up with a meal I didn’t really want. I’ll always come back for coffee but it would be great if you could update your menus. Thank you :-)
Hey, Sorry about this. Just checking where you found the GF bread available online. We haven’t had it on our menu since we launched our bakery. The quality of the stuff we were buying in was awful and it wasn’t good enough to sell. We are working on our own recipe but aren’t happy with it yet. Thanks for your feedback and looking forward to hearing where it still says we serve GF bread. Sorry. PKB
This is a great place for breakfast / brunch Lovely menu and great staff Always visit here when we are in Manchester Excellent service from our waiter Alex We will be back
The food and coffee along with atmosphere is always perfect. I have to say, we have been 3 times this week and the service is lacking. We had to Physically try and get someone’s attention at 4 points yesterday and all other occassions. The coffee was ordered and forgotten twice and the extra butter ordered at the time order was placed was forgotten on 3 separate days. We love it but we don’t love the lack of attentive service sorry
Great service and great food. Really can’t wait to come again. The staff couldn’t do enough!
Incredible! Love the atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food - unusual menu - just brilliant.
The booking process was easy. When I arrived, I felt very safe. All Covid secure measures were obviously in place. It was a lot quieter than pre-pandemic. Service was excellent and I really enjoyed the avocado on toast. The flat white was as delicious as always. This was my first visit back since March and I'll definitely return. Thank you.
Superb service, very kind to my dog as well, bringing him water.
Food & Drink: It was tasty enough across the board. The highlight was the chicken we had. Veggie breakfast was decent. French toast was nice and the ice cream was delicious. Very rich and quite filling. Drinks were alright. Nothing too bad. Coffee sizes are quite small. Atmosphere: It was nice. Quite busy, but didn't feel like we were squashed in. Service: Drink took half an hour to get to us due to machine error not printing our orswe. And after half an hour wait one of us got given the wrong drink. After I left I realised we were charged for a pain au chocolate we never received. Didn't bother going back since the service was quite disappointing the first time around that we can't be bothered to put ourselves through that again. Value for Money: Coffee were pricier than the amount given. Tea was priced fairly. Food price was also fine. Overall: It was a rather disappointing experience based on reviews from news site I found online when looking for a brunch place. I probably wouldn't be proactive in returning, most likely will only come back if people i know wants to try it out. The experience isn't so terrible that I would dissuade people from trying this place, but I won't outright suggest this place either.
Excellent on all fronts. The Breakfast Sandwich and the Coffee are on point 👌🏻
A very good experience as always!
First time we’ve eaten out since lockdown. We all felt completely safe. Thank you so much.
Quick service and fresh pastries
Outstanding breakfast and best coffee i have had for a long time , team at Potkettle black are very professional obviously well trained by John and the team 5 star food and service
All round fabulous! :)
Fantastic service from start to finish even with a delay as our food ticket went missing. We where made to feel exceptionally welcome throughout our visit. The food was amazing and we will definitely be returning in the future
My favourite spot in Manchester for food, never disappoints!
Really enjoyed everything about our visit.
Really well organised in these testing times, always good food and friendly staff.
Lovely venue, great service and delicious food. Can’t wait to visit again.
We got to PKB and were immediately taken to our table. We looked over the menu and after a few minutes the waitress came to take our order. Our drinks turned up not longer after and our food then followed. The food as always was cooked to perfection! The service was on point, friendly without being forced.
Good overall, pastry was a bit stale however
Lovely little place set inside a cool arcade. Highly recommend a lunchtime visit.
Excellent brunch yesterday for my family of 7. Great menu choices and brilliant service. I thoroughly recommend Pot Kettle Black.