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Velvet

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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, nice food

Velvet was a really nice place, a very quiet atmosphere. Average prices for a meal in the city centre and the food was as you'd expect. Definitely the best place to visit for a meal in the Canal St. area

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Ella N
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went on Sunday and was giving the option of dining inside or out ,choose inside and was quickly shown to a table by a lovely waitress. Drinks arrived promptly and we choose to have the set Sunday menu. My friends choose prawn cocktail and I had the pitta and hummus. We all had roast beef and it was gorgeous have... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic meal here with friends last night. We ordered fillet steak which was cooked to perfection and very much to our liking. It came with home made chips (Not your nasty frozen variety)which were crunchy and very tasty. I had a peppercorn sauce and that was served in a separate jug for me to add as much or... More 

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Blackrod, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Velvet last weekend for my brother's birthday meal. There were around 17 of us so we had to book and decide our meals beforehand. We were a little disappointed with the menu - not a lot of choice really. I'm not a fussy person but it was really difficult to find something I liked the sound of and... More 

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cheshire1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We used to eat here all the time but hadn't been for a few weeks.We had the veggie Sunday lunch which is usually very nice (nut roast with vegetables) We are not sure what happened this time but the nut roast was so salty it made us wince . We wouldn't normally say anything but sent it back. The waiter... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The meal - a barley risotto - lacked any kind of of flair, inventiveness or generosity. Under-cooked barley in pasta sauce with a few fragments of carrot and courgettes, some cocktail onions and four tiny cubes of feta. Come on! It's difficult to believe that a chef was involved. The waitstaff were friendly and professional. However we would not recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I haven't been to Velvet in a while so was expecting the same great things when I visited Manchester. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. I arrived at 10:45 and asked if they were still serving breakfast and was told if I could order in the next two minutes I could have breakfast. I chose scrambled egg and smoked salmon and sat... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went here because they offered an 'express' lunch menu. The service was anything but express. We waited ten minutes to order drinks, 20 to order food, and then over an hour for our food to arrive. We were given various excuses ranging from the order not printing, to four tables being ahead of us, but ultimately an hour wait... More 

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wigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was so looking forward to a sunny evening in Manchester for drinks alongside the water followed by dinner. My first note was all the staircases I had to negotiate in heels - looking around everyone else was having the same issues with steep and winding stairs or steps at every turn...however this is the building and can't be helped.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Velvet was a really nice place, a very quiet atmosphere. Average prices for a meal in the city centre and the food was as you'd expect. Definitely the best place to visit for a meal in the Canal St. area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopping in the hotel so apart from our breakfast we ate here twice in the last couple of days. On Monday we ate of the main menu ordering the steak sandwich and spicy chicken meals both massive portions and very well made then on Tuesday we ordered 2 happy hour meals at 9.99 each including a glass of wine ,... More 

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Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
Phone Number: 0161 236 9003
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 236 9003

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Bar scene

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