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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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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon Tea in the sunshine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
donnajHull
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Hull
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Hull
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Having been for afternoon tea and meals at City cafe many times I always return , but not after this visit. I stood waiting to give my name for the booking for 5 minutes . 5 staff members stood around and walked past ignoring me in an empty restaurant , that still had evidence of breakfast settings at 2 pm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Decided to just use the hotel restaurant after a long day. What a surprise, as well as only £9:50 before 7:30 it was excellent. Had the fish cakes and then sea bass. Sea bass was normally £20, though can I say well worth it. Wonderfully cooked and presented. Both first class. Waiter was excellent recommending both courses. Very friendly. Will... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I visited the Double Tree by Hilton on Mother's Day with my Mum and Sister (sorry, I know this is a late review......but better late than never!). I had rang up prior to our visit to discuss the food that was on their Afternoon Tea menu (due to me being a fussy eater). Alex the manager went through the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had a delightful afternoon tea with prosecco. The food was very good .. Right amount and great variety and the service faultless. Definitely recommended !!

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Additional Information about City Cafe - Manchester

Address: 1 Auburn Street | One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG, England
Phone Number: +44 161 242 1020
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
Cuisine: European

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, 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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