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City Cafe - Manchester

1 Auburn Street | One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG, England
+44 161 242 1020
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Ranked #522 of 1,656 Restaurants in Manchester
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Price range: $24 - $57
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I ate at the Doubletree twice over the Bank Holiday weekend, because having Manchester Pride wristbands on, our food was half price. And I'm thankful that it was. On our first visit (Friday 23rdAug) the service was just poor. We waited far too long to be served in a restaurant which really was not that busy. Wanting to give it... More

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My partner and I were staying in the hotel so decided to eat here one night, tempted in by the offer of two courses and a glass of wine for £15.95. Wasn't quite sure what to expect as this is also the same room where the hotel breakfast is served in the mornings. We hadn't booked but were seated straight... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Having booked a table for 2 on open table for the 3 course menu with 1/2 bottle of wine I was looking forward to dining here. Having dined here many times previously when it was City Inn and Mint Hotel the food and service has always been excellent. I arrived at the restaurant and they could not find my booking.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After looking at prior reviews I come across a 'hit and miss' attitude, which I believe to be correct. I can't rate the service as it was non existent. I sat down outside on the terrace, I then asked for the drinks menu. I waited over 15 minutes to be served, there was no one inside and only a few... More

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Oldham, England, UK.
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really enjoyed my recent visit to City Cafe at the DoubleTree Hilton Manchester. The champagne afternoon tea was delicious and really good quality. Tasty food in very nice, modern surroundings. Would definitely recommend. The staff were friendly and very attentive. Thanks to all staff for a lovely experience.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

great breakfast, good choice of cereals, bread, juices and hot and cold options. Ask them to cook you some fresh eggs they were delicious

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner with my nephew here last week. It was Thursday,early about 6.30. At first I thought the restaurant wasn't open, it was quite dark. We were seated by the window which helped but there were only two other people dining. A large-ish group arrived later but there was no buzz about the place. It's a shame as the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I booked afternoon tea at this restaurant for myself and my two teenage daughters and advised them when I was booking that I would also be bringing my 2 year old ( they advertise that they do a special child afternoon tea). We were seated promptly, the restaurant was very quite only one other table dining, about 4 waiting on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Fortunately I was in no hurry. I waited obediently at the welcome desk to be seated. Waiters walked by apparently not noticing me - and this was with a sparsely populated restaurant! OK, if I'd been in a hurry or in a less patient mood I'd have sought attention. When seated, I was alerted to the £19.95 menu deal and... More

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Accomplished cooking evident here, although ambience not its strong point, nor abundant portions. Staff all were very pleasant indeed. Could do much worse, especially if curries / Chinese etc not on wish list.

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Ricardo S, Manager at City Cafe - Manchester, responded to this review

Dear jdboyd Thank You for your review on Trip Advisor. I would just like to say how pleased I am with the fact that your dinner with us was enjoyable. Look foward to receive you on a near future. Kind Regards More

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