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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, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
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  • 48
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  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch

Went for Sunday lunch food was nice, even though they ran out of all the Sunday dinners. so ended up having chicken and chips They do have a problem with small flies when your eating and drinking. Which needs sorting as they fly around when your eating and drinking

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Neil H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous all beef burger with pickle, chunky chips , kaleslaw and salad. Can't fault it! My friend's mushroom risotto was equally delicious. We'll be back!

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Thank RuthieB-M
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this review

Hi Ruthie, Glad you loved your meals. The Velvet prime beef burger is impressive, isn't it? I have to say that the mushroom risotto is always a winner. The truffle oil really makes it extra delicious. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to really like this restaurant but unfortunately the food was dissapointing and the restaurant was not very accommodating for large groups. They wouldn't allow us to pre-book. Since dining here we have seen their Food Hygiene Rating which isn't good as they have a 2 - improvement needed (correct at time of writing and public information). We had higher... More 

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2 Thank BazUK1
VelvetHotel, Owner at Velvet, responded to this review

Whilst it is flattering that you are clearly distraught at not being able to make a booking with us, you have to understand that restaurants do not make rules to upset customers. On the contrary, we actually want our customers to have a great time. We could not reasonably accommodate your large table request. I am surprised you have taken... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Velvet a minimum of once a month for the last 2 years. Staff have always been welcoming and attentive. We have never had a meal we didn't enjoy. Good value and fab food

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Thank jazzybird79
VelvetHotel, Owner at Velvet, responded to this review

WOW!! Thank you for your very loyal custom. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards. More 

Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal at Velvet, the restaurant was busy for a Thursday night, which just shows the quality of the place. As it turned out it was half price January which made it even better, at full price the restaurant would hae been good value. Plenty of choice, great food, excellent service.

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Thank Rachel M
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Velvet a few times and always really enjoyed it. We went to celebrate a friend's birthday and had originally planned to go and try somewhere different. However, when we looked at the menu options and prices, we decided to go back to Velvet and it didn't disappoint! Excellent food and really attentive staff.

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Thank Andrea B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Sunday lunch food was nice, even though they ran out of all the Sunday dinners. so ended up having chicken and chips They do have a problem with small flies when your eating and drinking. Which needs sorting as they fly around when your eating and drinking

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Thank Neil H
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my parents and in-laws here yesterday for lunch on the 50% off offer. We had pre-booked and was running late so I gave them a quick call and they could not have been nicer about it. We was told when we was seated there was no roast dinners left which our parents were disappointed with (it was only... More 

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Thank Lordmcmc
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten in Velvet a few times I had no hesitation in booking a table for a lunch date, the service was excellent and the food was again very good and of a high standard the wine and cocktails were also excellent, definitely a favourite of mine in Manchester the January sale meant that all food was half price which... More 

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Thank martinjmathews
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Velvet for a meal many times. Noticing that standards are on a slow decline. While the meals were reasonable, several items on the menu were not available and in general portion sizes were far too big. What was most irritating were fruit flies pestering us during the meals and in January. Hello. Something wrong somewhere?

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1 Thank P C
Nelson, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Velvet with a group of 22. Kudos to all the staff on shift (FOH & kitchen). Most places would struggle to shoot out 22 meals in a short space of time. All of the food arrived in excellent time and it was nice and hot too In addition the 50% offer in January made it excellent value.... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?