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City Cafe - Manchester

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1 Auburn Street | One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG, England
+44 161 242 1020
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A word from City Cafe - Double Tree by Hilton - Manchester Savour award...
A word from City Cafe - Double Tree by Hilton - Manchester Savour award winning modern European cuisine in the heart of Manchester at the informal yet elegant City Cafe Restaurant, Bar & Terrace in Manchester Piccadilly. Enjoy the comfort of the modern interior or maybe in the warmer months try dining al fresco on the terrace. Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of fine wine while the award-winning chefs skillfully prepare delicious and seasonal dishes from locally sourced ingredients. The a la carte menu changes seasonally and the market menu is updated bi-weekly, to ensure that the best value and quality are delivered. If you're just dropping in for a spot of afternoon tea, the delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones and aromatic teas make for a very tempting afternoon selection.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon Tea

I had afternoon tea there with a friend on an Amazon Local deal yesterday. We arrived about 15 minutes before the afternoon tea service began and so they sat us outside on the terrace with a glass of Prosecco and although only one glass was advertised as being included in the price of the deal, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Stockport
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Stockport
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had afternoon tea there with a friend on an Amazon Local deal yesterday. We arrived about 15 minutes before the afternoon tea service began and so they sat us outside on the terrace with a glass of Prosecco and although only one glass was advertised as being included in the price of the deal, we were topped up several... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This review relates to the included breakfast when staying at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel (where this restaurant is located). The food was ok when it finally arrived. Why you have to order fried eggs is beyond me - they weren't any better than if they'd been fried en-mass and left for customers to help themselves. The hot breakfast buffet... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I use to love this place but one of the new managers with long hair is really rude! Shame Hilton... Great name friendly stuff disaster Manager!

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Hull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Recently had afternoon tea at the City Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We ate outside in the seating area as inside was quite noisy. The food was very good and exactly what we expected. My only criticism is that they appeared to be understaffed and it took quite a while to order drinks afterwards.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I ate there with two friends and although I'd enjoyed a visit a couple of years ago (different menu, better service) this time the experience was disappointing. The food was decent but nothing special. Two of us had burgers, which were quite dry and probably over-done: you can get away with this for authentic fast food but really not at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

2nd time here on a deal. This time with Amazon local. Did not disappoint , service was really good, food was yummy! Would really recommend and will be coming again!

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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Elegant and posh place. Very good service, excellent sandwiches and finger food , and definitely fabulous champagne. Also super good for afternoon tea and mini sandwiches and cookies time.. Close to Canal Street and Manchester Piccadilly station as well.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So we all know about fish and chips with mushy peas. But if you're in Manchester it's worth dropping in here for a variation: Tempure batter on the cod; sweet potato chips; and curried lentils instead of mushy peas. The whole combo worked really well. Congratulations to an inventive chef! First course was strsightforward potted shrimps.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was delicious and the service was fast. Just be specific with your order and make sure they don't miss anything. The ambience is nice and everything is cooked to order. Would definitely eat here again. Breakfast is excellent.

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Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Called in as a solo traveller and quickly got the impression that the 3 staff on in the very empty cafe could not be bothered with me. Left standing like a spare prune waiting on a table being found. Sat down to browse the menu but just didn't feel the love. A couple at the table next to me were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Auburn Street | One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 242 1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups

Description

A word from City Cafe - Double Tree by Hilton - Manchester Savour award winning modern European cuisine in the heart of Manchester at the informal yet elegant City Cafe Restaurant, Bar & Terrace in Manchester Piccadilly. Enjoy the comfort of the modern interior or maybe in the warmer months try dining al fresco on the terrace. Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of fine wine while the award-winning chefs skillfully prepare delicious and seasonal dishes from locally sourced ingredients. The a la carte menu changes seasonally and the market menu is updated bi-weekly, to ensure that the best value and quality are delivered. If you're just dropping in for a spot of afternoon tea, the delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones and aromatic teas make for a very tempting afternoon selection.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?