Lava Café Bar


The Melon Farm

Slow pub crawl


Pub guide

Pub stagger


Address.  Castle Quay, Castlefield, M15.

Directions.  Near Key 103, just off the Chester Road/Mancunian Way roundabout.

Map.  Click here.

Phone number.  833 2444.



Key facts

Opening hours.  Not sure.

Happy hours.  Some wines are £7.50 up to 7pm every day and a large house spirit plus mixer is £3.50 all day.

Draught lagers available.  Castlemaine XXXX, Stella.

Nearby pubs.  Choice, Dukes 92, Barca.



Do say.  What an innovative menu and intimately lit bar.

Don't say.  Jesus, those rocks are hot (and it smells of chip fat).

Not to be confused with.  The lav(atory).  Obsidian (= igneous, clever lava joke from barney).  Fab Café (for the menu, e.g. fish finger butty).  Jilly's Rock World.  Any chippy in town.

Smells like.  Chip fat (see above).

Other notable features.  Large jar of smooth peanut butter.  Lava Rock meals.

Page last updated.  December 2006.


Internal links

Slow pub crawl entry.  Not applicable.

Restaurant link.  Not applicable.

Pub stagger entry.  Click here.


Spaceman/barney rating:  6.5/10


Pool table.  No.

Jukebox.  No.

Quiz machines.  No.

Fruit machines.  No.

TV facilities.  One.



Menu.  Worldwide pizza menu.  Fairly standard but expansive food selection.

Quality.  Not tried.

Bar snacks.  Olives, piri pri new potatoes, pistachio nuts, peanuts.

Nearby outlets.  Kebab shop off roundabout.



Location.  Out the back.

Quality.  Clean and smelling of detergent.

Quantity.  2 washers, 2 pissers and 1 dumper.