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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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
Great meeting spot

Arranged to meet a few mates here after work. Didn't eat but the venue, drinks, location and bar service definitely makes this place a good watering hole. Recommend a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
rftu
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ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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ireland
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231 reviews 231 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Arranged to meet a few mates here after work. Didn't eat but the venue, drinks, location and bar service definitely makes this place a good watering hole. Recommend a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and decor in bar upstairs. Food was excellent in restaurant. Very good service. Good cocktail menu too

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

It's been a few years since I have visited velvet and my first visit back was excellent. Three of us went recently and everything was spot on. Attentive but not overbearing service, the food was really good using great quality ingredients, the steaks are awesome, and if you've got room I can highly recommend the desserts. Next time I'm in... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was ok but very small portions and not good value. Staff all just stood around playing on mobile phones.Not what it used to be it is a shame.Would no longer recommend.

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Met some friends for lunch! We both had the trio of pork and it was delicious! We were told it would be 25 minutes wait which was well worth the wait! Service great as usual! Worth a visit!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

great atmosphere, great food, great staff. Guy called Tom looked after us all night and we wanted for nothing. We will definitely be returning.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

the ambience has changed, the menu is far less good, the place looks tatty, the staff are less welcoming and professional and the place itself is more empty than full and that never used to be tge case. it's so sad. this place used to have a special something. it was an oasis you would travel to specially. the food... More 

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I visit Velvet restaurant with friends as often as I can. The ambience of the restaurant is wonderful. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome from the staff, who are always so cheerful and helpful. The food is always excellent. We usually take advantage of the meal deal, which is excellent value! I like that you are able to choose... More 

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great warm and friendly staff. Food was OK but not blown away I was expecting better. Nice restaurant good location. Cocktails need changing we had 2 or 3 that weren't great! But did finally find one we liked :-) The staff made the experience!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just recieved by Email Velvets new menu. We eat at Velvet weekly and have for many years, always enjoy it. Unfortunately the new menu offers nothing for Celiacs. Everything on the mains have breadcumbs on and the rest is fish. Looks like youve lost our £60 plus per week!

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VelvetHotel, Owner at Velvet, responded to this review

Dear Guest We think our new menu is a really nice collection of spring/summer dishes. You may have noticed that we have added a note on the menu suggesting that you converse with our staff if you are coeliac or vegan. Whilst there are many suitable dishes on the menu as they stand, many more can be easily adapted to... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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