Review: Five Guys Burger And Fries – Trafford Centre – Manchester

When you reach my age, you have pretty much eaten every burger possible and nothing surprises you any more…


Clearly, if you think every burger is the same, you are yet to dine at a Five Guys restaurant!

Doing what they do best ‘Burger and Fries’ there really is no reason to mess with perfection. One bite of my bacon cheeseburger and I was hooked. I had scoffed at a comment stating ‘heaven in a brown paper bag’… oh how wrong I was!


Five Guys at the Trafford Centre has been open just less than a month now and everything is still pristine and new. All the staff are very friendly and smiley which is just what you need when attempting to navigate the Trafford Centre. Conveniently located in the downstairs section of The Orient, to the left hand side of the main doors, you can quickly run in, grab your burger and run back out again… if you haven’t the energy you could simply stroll!


Everything screams fast, from the red and white colours to the ease in which you can order your food – however the difference is… your burger is cooked right then and there for you. They aren’t waiting, they are cooked fresh to your specific requirements.

With several burgers to choose from including normal, cheese, bacon, bacon and cheese, the choices do not stop there. You are then faced with many toppings (free) to choose from to load your glorious burger up even further.


The drinks machine… it has to be done! You can choose from over 100 flavours – Coke, Lime Coke, Cherry Coke, Peach… arrrrgh I can’t even remember there were so many… Val, the lovely manager who looked after us was a tad disappointed that we plumped for normal Coke… I will attempt something radical next time though!


It’s all about the food though and knowing the burger patties are made fresh, by hand with fresh roll stamped prime beef every single day, is an absolute winner. The burgers are mouth wateringly delicious – to the point that my Mini Me ate all of hers and still wanted more. Normally she needs encouragement to finish a burger but not this time. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy!


The chips – oh my days – my recommendation would be to order the small portion as what you do not realise is even though the cartons look small, the lovely Five Guys staff also chuck an extra shovel full in your brown paper bag! They are absolutely delicious though and the potatoes are chipped up and cooked in peanut oil – perfectly crispy and utterly tasty. The cajun fries are awesome too for something a little different!


Five Guys is definitely a family friendly restaurant I will eat in again – kids are welcomed with open arms and the pictures our trio drew were then stuck up on a board to showcase their artistic talents.

Fast food, with a difference – you cannot beat fresh meat and the burgers are divine – I still stand by my comment that if I could eat there every day and not put on weight I would!

So… heaven in a brown paper bag? You bet!




  1. amy says:

    i want to go here just for the drink machine alone!! 100 flavours omg haha! xx

    • MM says:

      You can stop and start different flavours to really mix it up – required too much concentration from me last week but will definitely make some random cocktail (non alcoholic!) up next time! x

  2. Emma says:

    My inlaws live in Florida, and my brother in law’s most favourite burger joint of all time is definitely Five Guys… Now I consider him an expert so had been hoping to try it… It’s great you don’t have to go as far as Florida to try it now! 🙂

    • MM says:

      I honestly did not know what to expect – surely when you have had one burger, you have had them all?! Nooooo… they were melt in the mouth, full of flavour and as fresh as a daisy. Your brother clearly has very good taste! 🙂 x

  3. older mum in a muddle says:

    Those burgers look fantastic, my mouth is watering. I really don’t like going to places like Macdonalds, but this is way much better. Great that they are cooked fresh, and great review… I’ll definitely be trying out Five Guys!

    • MM says:

      Ohhhhh it is so much better and the food is out of this world – it is slightly pricer as you would expect but if you load your burger up to the max and share fries between you all you still walk away feeling stuffed!!

  4. Ali at says:

    Oooh, my two love a burger, however, we don’t go to the other chains out of some sort of principle, 🙂
    So it’s good to read of alternatives if you know what I mean!
    Love the decor!

  5. Rebecca says:

    What a great place to eat. I like a lot of choice and my family all love burgers. We will have to visit next time we are near.

  6. Stacey Corrin says:

    These guys need to hurry up and introduce their chain to more parts of the country – I’m desperate to try those tasty goodies! Love the whole 50’s look also 🙂

  7. Nikki Thomas says:

    Wow they look and sound amazing! I have never heard of them before but I will certainly be keeping a look out for them.

  8. Liz Burton says:

    Why on earth did i read this post after I’d eaten a very virtuous but dull salad for dinner??! *weeps*

    I want one of those burgers – now!!!!!!!

  9. Pinkoddy says:

    Family friendly is a bit tick on our eating out box so I will know where to go next time we are in Manchester. Glad you all had a great experience.

  10. Jenny @ The Brick Castle says:

    We walked past there on Saturday and nearly went in. If I’d read this earlier we definitely would have done!

  11. Katy Hill says:

    Love the look of this place. I think we might have one near me and now I might be tempted to check it out! x

  12. Ruth says:

    Ooooh YUM! I hope they expand across the country to let other cities in on the action! That burger looks and sounds delicious. Do you know if they over non-peanutty chips too? My wee guy has a peanut allergy and I’d hate him to miss out 🙁

  13. Rebecca says:

    The single best thing about moving to Manchester are the burgers!!! NYOM!!! Now i’ve another reason to try some more!

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