Croma

Address: 1-3 Clarence Street, Manchester, M2 4DE, England
Telephone: 0161 237 9799

- Budget

4.5

Reasonably-priced pizzas are topped creatively next to Manchester’s Town Hall.

Croma is always my first choice for a quick and tasty pizza. The cocktail list makes it a good option for a pre-night-out meal with friends - I love the signature Croma Martini - but the laid-back atmosphere means that you feel equally at home popping in wearing jeans after a hard day’s shopping.

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Food and drink

Thin-crusted pizza bases are topped imaginatively and sit on the menu alongside salads and a few pasta dishes. I was sceptical about the Inglese pizza (topped with bacon, egg, sausage and Worcester sauce; £6.75) when I first saw it on the menu but friends love it. Other quirky choices include Tandoori Chicken (indulging Mancunians’ love of curry; £7.45) and Chicken Caesar Salad (£7.65). More traditional options such as Margherita and Parma are also on offer for those with more conservative taste.

Recommended dishes

Despite the imaginative range of options, I am yet to try a pizza that beats my favourite topping of Florentina (fresh spinach, free range egg, olives, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella and tomato; £6.95).

Ambience

Food is served in stylish surroundings – think crisp white table cloths and brown leather seats – but the atmosphere is laid back.

Service

Friendly staff serve pizzas efficiently in this busy restaurant. The speedy service makes this a good choice for a pre-theatre or night out meal.

Location

Smack in the centre of Manchester, next to the Town Hall and within walking distance of the main shopping areas, Croma is a great option for a post-shopping or pre-night-out meal.

Price advice

Pizzas range from £4.95 for a Margherita to around £7.95. House wine is £12.95 a bottle and look out for some great offers such as a free bottle of wine when you dine.

Tables to book

It is not possible to book unless you are part of a group of six or more diners.

Branches

There are other branches of Croma in south Manchester (Chorlton) and north Manchester (Prestwich) - see the website below for details.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • No fuss

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