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) #209 of 1,814 Restaurants in Manchester $$ - $$$ , European, British
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (80 reviews)
“pizza” (53 reviews)
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing meal last night at Velvet! From the atmosphere to the food & the service it was just brilliant, thank you!

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Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classy ambience with lovely fish tank in the stairwell as you walk down. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. We had steak, handcut chips and mushrooms with a lovely roquefort cheese sauce.Steak could have been more tender. A little bit on the pricey side...More

Thank debbietr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Velvets and regularly meet friends there for lunch which is both good value and excellent food.

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Thank Janet R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I wanted something to eat and drink so we ordered Crispy duck and Peppered steak pizzas and wine, This was on offer for £22. The pizzas came out within 20 minutes loaded with topping and presented very well. These tasted very nice...More

Thank FunJustJustin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Velvet is a great place for a meal as well as accommodation. We really enjoyed the food. nice surroundings as well as atmosphere (still can't get over the aquarium situated in the staircase). The hotel is excellent as are the staff, where nothing seems to...More

1  Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Velvet always used to be the go-to place for a quality meal in the Village, but over the past few years I have seldom had a truly satisfactory experience. It was never all bad, but just seemed to have fallen way behind the competition. Sadly,...More

1  Thank smartinmcr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us decided to go for a meal at the weekend as part of a day we had planned together. When we arrived we ordered our drinks although there was some confusion about what we had ordered when they started to bring our drinks...More

1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I posted a negative review just recently and it was bounced. They said I'd reviewed services I didn't experience. Well that's just untrue. I was negative because the service I received was bad. We've been regulars here for years and it's always been great. Even...More

Thank Brian85361
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wide range of drinks including a good choice of cocktails, good value and efficient and friendly service.

Thank TG29JG29
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Service you could expect in a Truckers Cafe circa 1970. Lady "greeter" pointed us vaguely to a table, showed no sign of being pleased to see paying guests, felt we were interrupting her day. Very few people in the restaurant, now I know why. Ordered...More

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2  Thank Edward L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How suitable is the restaurant for romantic meals with a degree of privacy? Is there booth seating available?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Unhb | Reviewed this property |
As others have intimated, there is a VIP area with a curtain that can be pulled across. I suggest you contact the restaurant asking if that area could be hired just for two for the evening. However, the restaurant doesn't... More
Is there any 1 bedrooms in the hotel
30 October 2015|
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Response from Donald P | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, As far as I can remember it is a hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar. Therefore, you book ahead you can see online what availability and offers they have for you to assist in planning your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 9003
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  • This restaurant is at Velvet
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