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Velvet

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (79 reviews)
“pizza” (54 reviews)
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice place , really clean and friendly , bar staff are really attentive with a smile , is nothing you can not be happy with , beautiful cocktails , thank youMore

Thank Razvan S
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Razvan S, Thank you for your faboulous review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. We’re so pleased that your enjoyed your visit and we will pass on your kind comments to the team. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Velvet soon. Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the Velvet for our Christmas Party and it was the perfect venue. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and professional nothing was to much trouble. Will return when next in Manchester to try something different on the menu.

Thank Janice H
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Janice H, Thank you for your faboulous review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar! We’re thrillled you and your party enjoyed your Christmas party and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked my best friends birthday party here, and couldn't be more pleased. Have eaten at Velvet many times, had a birthday do of mine there some years ago, but haven't been since the restaurant was revamped . What a great refurbishment, the place looks a...More

Thank MetalheadManchester
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MetalheadManchester, Thank you for your lovely review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. I’m so pleased that your party all enjoyed themselves and will pass your kind comments onto the team. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was right to return to Velvet and give it another chance. The Caribbean Fish Curry is to die for & I'll definitely be going back again for another portion!!! Something I very rarely do, as I like to work my way through as many...More

Thank MissTChapman
Velvet_MCR, Operations Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tracy, Thank you for returning to Velvet Restaurant & Bar, I'm so pleased that your return visit exceeded your expectations and that you will be joining us again in the near future. Best Wishes, Kristian - Velvet

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we were staying at Velvet Hotel, obvious choice for our late lunch. We had the Sunday dinner, £15 for two courses. The cajun halloumi starter was absolutely delicious! So was the Sunday dinner. Staff were friendly even though they were busy getting ready for...More

Thank blakeandco2013
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear blakeandco2013, Thank you for your fab review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel and Sunday Lunch. We do look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Wishes, Velvet_MCR

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to come to Velvet as a group once a week before the new management took over. Whilst the place decor improved with the refurbishment, the noise level went up to the point it’s impossible to hold a conversation. We tried on two different...More

Thank AdrianPTSK
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AdrianPTSK, Thank you for your recent review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the all of the hard work and design that has gone into the restaurant refurbishment which were completed in November. I am ever so sorry if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been for a long time, we avoid the ‘village’ to be honest but one of our friends fancied dinner at the newly refurbished Velvet. We booked for Sunday evening expecting it to be hammered but there were just enough tables occupied for it...More

Thank Marcrich66
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Marcrich66, Thank you for your recent review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. We’re so pleased that you didn’t avoid the village on this occasion and enjoyed your visit. We will pass your kind comments onto Nathan who will be thrilled with the positive feedback....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and excellent three course christmas dinner. We have been here before and was impressed with the new look. Food and wine was amazing. We will be back.More

Thank Orjac
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Orjac, Thank you for your wonderful review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas meal and that you were impressed with the hard work and design that has gone into the refurbishment. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

Visited in the run up to Christmas in a party of 6.good choice of lunch menu,something for everyone,reasonably priced.make serving staff were a delight,helpful and pleasant.great for a mixed party,not too busy

Thank Linda B
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Linda B, Thank you for your lovely lunch review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I visited here with work for a friends leaving lunch and was pleasantly surprised with both the food and the venue. I was told by a work friend the venue had recently reopened after refurbishment just that day. The portion sizes are good but seem...More

Thank craigpurvis2015
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear craigpurvis2015, Thank your for your recent review of Velvet Restaurant & Bar. We’re so pleased that you enjoyed all of the hard work and design that has gone into the refurbishment and are sorry for the mix up with your order, our servers would...More

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HappyChapp68
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
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BENIDORMDAVE123
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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 Hotel
Description
Velvet Restaurant & Bar is located on Manchester's Canal Street, just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly railway station within close proximity to China Town and Piccadilly Gardens. Starting life as a humble textiles warehouse at the beginning of the 1900's producing, storing and distributing fabrics during Manchester's industrial revolution. Fast forward to the early nineties and Manchester's vibrant Canal Street Velvet Restaurant was born, following it's success Velvet Bar opened it's doors above the restaurant to patrons in the mid-late nighties. Since then Velvet Restaurant & Bar has undergone many updates and improvements, the most recent being a complete refurbishment of Velvet Restaurant completed at the end of 2017. The new look Velvet Restaurant & Bar offers visitors a modern, relaxed dining experience in the heart of one of the cities busiest districts.
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